Board Members

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

Organizational Structure

IUSSTF functions as an autonomous, not for profit society in India, co-funded and co-governed by both the Governments of India and the United States of America and is managed by the Executive Director from its headquarters in New Delhi. To ensure that the activities undertaken by the Forum conform to the highest standards of excellence, a joint Governing Body, consisting of seven Indian and seven American researchers and government representatives, provides leadership to the Forum.

Indian Members

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma

Secretary, Department of Science And Technology

Dr. Chintan Vaishnav

Mission Director at Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Govt. of India New Delhi

Vishvajit Sahay

Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Science & Technology Government of India

Dr. Alka Sharma

Adviser, Department of Biotechnology

Dr. Sandeep Verma

Secretary, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri

Director Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay Mumbai

Ms. Debjani Ghosh

President NASSCOM

U.S Members

Dr. Jonathan Margolis
Co-Chair (U.S.A)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space and Health Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs U.S. Department of State

Ms. Elizabeth Urbanas

Deputy Assistant Secretary Asia and the Americas , Office of International Affairs U.S Department of Energy

Dr. Mark Coles

Senior Adviser, Physics Division & Mathematical Sciences Directorate National Science Foundation

Mr. F. Gray Handley

Associate Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) National Institutes of Health

Ms. Kumud Srinivasan

Vice President Director of NSG Fab Manufacturing and Automation Systems Intel Corporation

Dr. Aseem Ansari

Founder of Winstep Forward

Dr. Amita Gupta

Deputy Director Johns Hopkins University