Samit Kumar Nandi
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, India

Dr. Samit Kumar Nandi is currently Associate Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology at West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India. He received his Ph.D. in Veterinary Surgery and Radiology from the same University. He joined in the University in 2000 as Lecturer and after serving 9 years, he became Reader in 2009. In 2011, he was appointed as Head of the Department and became Associate Professor in 2012. Dr. Nandi’s research expertise lies with in vivo animal experimentation of calcium phosphate based scaffolds and cements, polymers, bioactive glass as bone graft substitute, drug delivery system in osteomyelitis, coated implants in fracture healing, dental implants, and bone marrow nucleated cells in wound healing.  On the basis of his research accomplishment, Dr. Nandi has received a number of awards, including Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding Post-Graduate Agricultural Research 2007 of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, prestigious National Bioscience Award 2008 for career development, Biotech Product and process Development and Commercialization Award 2013 of Department of Biotechnology,  CSIR Technology Award-2010- as a part of Award winning Team- Technology Award for Physical Sciences including Engineering for Developing Manufacturing Technology of Bioceramic Implants for Medical Applications, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India and “Excellence of Animal Biotechnology” from Society of Applied Biotechnology, India. Based on his long-term collaboration with Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (an unit of CSIR), Kolkata, he has worked with two research projects as collaborators funded by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and presently running one National level Award cum project funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Dr Nandi received travel grant Award from Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi to work as Adjunct Faculty in 2012 in the group of Susmita Bose, Professor & Director, Bioengineering Research Center, and Amit Bandyopadhyay, Professor (and Outstanding Scientist –Scientist and Technologist of Indian Origin (OS-STIO), CSIR, India) in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, USA. He has supervised/supervising over 10 Master’s and Ph D students in Veterinary Surgery & Radiology and allied subjects. His students have moved to academia and national labs within India. He is a prolific writer and has contributed more than 80 scientific articles in National and International journals of repute, 3 books, 5 International book chapters and submitted 4 National patents. He is a reviewer of number of journals all over the Globe. He has given several invited and contributed presentations in various national and international symposia, national Institutes and labs. Dr Nandi is Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology, and Member of National Academy of Sciences, India and National Academy of Veterinary Sciences, India

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