Liverpool welcomes first Indian Fellows

Indian Fellows

Prof Prabha Chandra and Prof. Ashutosh Trivedi become Liverpool Fellows

The University of Liverpool has welcomed three Indian Fellows, as part of its Fellowship programme aimed at strengthening the international experience of research and teaching for early to mid-career researchers.

The first of 10 Fellows to arrive at the University over the next academic year, Professor Amit Chakraborty, from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durapur; Professor Ashutosh Trivedi, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai; and Professor Prabha Chandra from the National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, will spend three to six months at Liverpool working with research teams to build long-lasting partnerships between the UK and India.

Ashutosh Trivedi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT, where he focuses on developing theory, techniques, and tools for formal analysis, verification, and synthesis of hybrid systems. He is working with Dr Sven Schewe and Dominik Wojtczak at the University to use their mutual expertise to further the general understanding of stochastic control in cyber-physical systems.

Impact of mental health

Expert in women’s mental health, Professor Prabha Chandra, is investigating the impact of mental health in pregnancy on fetal and infant outcomes.  Working with Professor Artif Rahman, in the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, she is interested in adapting interventions for perinatal depression in Indian women. 

”Our Indian Fellows are the next generation of leaders in the field of science, health and technology.”

Amit Chakraborty is an Associated Professor of Physics at NIT, a premier technological university in Eastern India. His research group is involved in work on carbon materials such as nanotube and graphene and their applications ranging from energy storage to optoelectronics.

Professor Chakraborty has joined Liverpool’s Dr Vin Dhanak at the University’s Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy.

Provost, Professor Steven Holloway, said: “Our Indian Fellows are the next generation of leaders in the field of science, health and technology, and we look forward to learning from them as well as providing them with the tools they need to progress their research on the international stage.”

Applications open

Indian researchers, who are interested in applying for the fellowship scheme 2015, and Liverpool academics interested in hosting a fellow, should contact Claire Kidman in the International Development Office on 0151 795 0417 or email

Indian Fellows


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