DAAD Research Ambassadors

DAAD has an extensive network of Research Ambassadors spread over India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Research Ambassadors are senior academicians and scientists who have a long standing relationship with Germany.

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Apply now if you want to be a Research Ambassador!

DAAD Research Ambassadors are academicians and scientists who have a long standing relationship with Germany and are interested in promoting Germany as a destination for higher learning and scientific cooperation by sharing their experience, mentoring students and colleagues. As established members of the academic/scientific community they help inspire their colleagues and students to consider Germany as a partner in their work or as a destination for study or research  by answering their questions and by organising events on and off campus. As Research Ambassadors they also support the DAAD in organising and conducting PhD Proposal Writing Workshops.

DAAD has an extensive network of Research Ambassadors spread over India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Research Ambassadors are appointed by the DAAD Regional Office New Delhi for a duration of three years and work on an honorary basis.


You are eligible to apply if you

  1. are an academician/scientist or work for R&D in the industry, and have a PhD
  2. are a citizen of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal or Sri Lanka
  3. have studied/done research in Germany or have cooperation with German academic/research institutions, and
  4. can attend an orientation workshop in New Delhi in second half of September 2022

Application and Deadline

You will need the following to complete the application:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Recent photograph
  3. Ideas and an open mind

Apply online here.

Application Deadline: 7 August 2022

If you have any questions about the programme or application process, please write to marketing.newdelhi@daad.de

DAAD Research Ambassador Network

DAAD Research Ambassadors have been involved in research projects in Germany and are interested in promoting research in Germany among peers and students. They inform students, academics and researchers about the rich and varied opportunities to conduct research, receive project funding and initiate collaborative projects with partners and mentors in Germany.

Feel free to get in touch with one of the DAAD Research Ambassadors to get insights into the German research landscape.

Architecture and Planning

Dr Gaurav Raheja
IIT Roorkee, India
Focus area: Universal design; Design for disabled;  Inclusive mobility; Urban futures; Design thinking; Visual communication; Environment behaviour studies; Public spaces; Urban design
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Dr Janaka Wijesundara
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Focus Area : Sustainable urban design; Urban and community planning; Place; Urban architecture and cultural identity; Urban generation; Ancient planning and urban design in South Asia
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Biosciences, Medicine

Dr Chandan Goswami
NISER Bhubaneshwar, India
Focus Area : Cell biology; Implications in pain and pathophysiology
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Dr Jaydeep Bhattacharya
JNU, New Delhi, India
Focus Area : Nanobiotechnology; Biosensors; Single molecule fluorescence microscopy
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Dr Ram Kulkarni
Symbiosis International(Deemed University), India
Focus Area : Food biotechnology; Biochemical and molecular characterisation of probiotic; Lactic acid bacteria
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Dr Satish Kumar Adiga
Manipal Academy of Higher Education ( MAHE), India
Focus Area : Clinical Embryology; Clinical Embryology; Assisted Reproductive Technology; Andrology; Fertility Preservation
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Dr Vasudharani Devanathan
IISER Tirupati, India
Focus Area : Cell adhesion molecules in neurodegeneration and neurite outgrowth; Neuronal membrane proteins; G protein signalling in platelets and neutrophils; Teaching methods in interdisciplinary biology
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Dr Aruna Dhathathreyan
Emeritus Prof. AcSIR, CSIR-CLRI, India
Focus Area : Biophysical Chemistry; Design of new materials at interfaces; Thin polymeric and protein films; Adhesion proteins; Soft condensed matter; lipid-protein interactions ; Bio-nanotechnology
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Dr Arvind Natu
IISER Pune, India
Focus Area : Organic chemistry; Bio organic chemistry; Combinatorial chemistry; Biology in drug discovery

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Dr Dinesh Sawant
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India
Focus Area : Catalysis – homogeneous, heterogenous, nano, organocatalysis, bioorganometallics; Organic synthesis; Physical organic chemistry; C1 chemistry; Catalysis for energy
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Dr Kalidas Sen
University of Hyderabad, India
Focus Area : Density functional theory; Confined electronic systems; Chemical applications of information theory

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Dr Prasanta Ghorai
IISER Bhopal, India
Focus Area : Methods for organic synthesis with chemo-, regio-, diastereo- and enantio-selectivity; Synthesis of complex molecules possessing interesting structural, biological and physical properties
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Dr Thiruvancheril Gopalakrishanan Gopakumar
IIT Kanpur, India
Focus Area : Molecular functional materials; Scanning tunneling; Atomic force microscopy; Surface science
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Computation, Data Sciences, Mathematics

Dr Areejit Samal
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, India
Focus Area : Network biology; Computational biology; Systems biology
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Dr Pratibhamoy Das
IIT Patna, India
Focus Area : Numerical analysis; Moving mesh methods; Singular perturbation; A posteriori error estimates; R-refinement strategy; Integral equations; Fractional order equations; Nonlinear problems
Profile and more!

Dr Sashikumaar Ganesan
Indian Institute of Science, India

Focus area: Numerical analysis; Finite elements; Computational fluid dynamics; Simulation of multiphase flows; Population balance modelling; High performance computing
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Dr S Sundar
IIT Madras, India
Focus Area : Numerics for PDEs; Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation
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Dr Tanka Dhamala
Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Focus Area : Modelling and solving the real-life problems; Simulation and heuristic algorithms; Shop scheduling; Just-in-time sequencing; Network optimisation; Emergency evacuation planning; Disaster scenarios
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Dr Amitava Gupta
Jadavpur University, India
Focus Area : Distributed Real-time Systems; Power Plant Simulation & Control; Nuclear Power Engineering

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Dr Gargeshwari K Suryanarayana
Dayananda Sagar University (Ex-NAL), India
Focus Area : Reduction of aerodynamic drag; Innovations in active and passive flow control; Unsteady aerodynamics; Air-intake aerodynamics; Transonic flows
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Dr Jyotirmay Mathur
MNIT Jaipur, India
Focus Area : Energy efficiency in buildings; Passive cooling systems; Renewable energy and energy policy modelling; Development of codes and standards; Low energy cooling
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Dr Manmohan Goel
VNIT Nagpur, India
Focus Area : Finite Element Analysis and Modeling; Computational and Continuum Mechanics; Structural Analysis; Materials Engineering; Solid Mechanics; Numerical Simulation
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Dr Ramesh Kumar Maskey
Kathmandu University, Nepal
Focus Area : Hydraulic engineering; Hydropower engineering; Energy technology; Robotics; Mechatronics
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Dr Srinivas Boppu
IIT Bhubaneshwar, India
Focus Area : High level synthesis; Programmable hardware accelerators; Coarse-grained reconfigurable architectures; System-on-Chip design; Low power VLSI, CAD for VLSI
Profile and more!

Dr Subha Narayan Rath
IIT Hyderabad, India
Focus Area : Molecular analysis angiogenesis and osteogenesis; Application of biomaterials; 3-D bioprinting using stem cells; Biomaterials to fabricate organs; Evaluation of biomaterials
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Dr Vasant Matsagar
IIT Delhi, India
Focus Area : Multi-hazard protective structures; Fibre reinforced polymer; Composite materials and mechanics; Structural dynamics; Earthquake engineering; Wind and fire engineering
Profile and more!


Environmental Sciences, Energy

Dr Anwar Zahid
Water Development Board, Bangladesh
Focus Area : Hydrogeology; Groundwater; Water Quality; Environment; Hydro geochemistry; Water Chemistry; Water Resources Management; Water Quality Monitoring; Water Quality Analysis; Water Sampling
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Dr P K Joshi
JNU, India
Focus Area : Advanced geospatial (RS, GIS, GPS/GNSS) analysis and modeling; Landscape and vegetation analysis; Climate change vis-à-vis ecological studies (incl. natural resource management)
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Dr Rajendran C
IIT Madras, India
Focus Area : Scheduling in manufacturing and service systems; Logistics management; Inventory optimization ; Lot sizing problems; Heuristics, metaheuristics and applications; Total quality management
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Dr Aranya Bhuti Bhattacherjee
BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India
Focus Area : Quantum optics of nanostructures; Quantum Photonics; Quantum gases; Optomechanics
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Dr Gopal Dixit
IIT Bombay, India
Focus Area : Ultrafast physical and chemical processes; Natural timescales; Attosecond and femtosecond
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Dr Nilotpal Ghosh
Focus Area : Super Conductivity; Material science; Condensed matter physics; Growth of single crystals and material synthesis; Transport and magnetization measurements at low temperature
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