Dr Vijay K Varadan

Dr Vijay K Varadan

Today he is a world-changing and brilliant researcher! Here is the story of how he got started.

Dr Vijay K Varadan has had an illustrious career – publishing over 500 articles of research, patenting eighteen scientific developments and serving on the faculty of esteemed universities in America. He credits the stellar faculty at Thiagarajar College for helping him get started on his future path. Particularly, he remembers Professor V. Subbaraman for helping him through his application process to the Pennsylvania State University for higher education. This support was vital during this formative time in his academic career. The quality of education and research at Thiagarajar College inculcated a foundation and thirst for knowledge. Following his post-graduation, Dr Varadan trained in the medical field and was an essential part of many life-saving developments and treatments. Today he heads the GINTEM – a global institute and research centre for nanotechnology. He is still close with his batchmates from Thiagarajar College and has worked with them often on new, exciting projects.

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