Lecture Series

Conglomeration of Excellence


An exciting gathering of some of the greatest minds from around the world. Lecture Series module of Techniche provides an opportunity for academic community to dive deep and decipher the inner workings of a wide spectrum of fields ranging from sports to politics and from science to literature. Lecture Series is a free medium and serves as a bridge between the savant and a seeker.


Dr. Michael R. Barratt Active NASA astronaut and American physician

A vastly experienced and currently active NASA astronaut and physician, Dr. Michael R. Barratt was instrumental in NASA’s recent endeavours in space. He has played vital a role in developing NASA's space medicine programs for both the International Space Station and the Shuttle-Mir Program. Having spent over 200 days in space, Dr. Barratt is one of the world’s leading authorities on human missions to Mars.

Dr. Murzy Jhabvala Chief Engineer, Instrument systems and Technology Division, NASA

The Chief Engineer of the Instrument systems and Technology Division at NASA, Dr. Murzy D. Jhabvala is one of the most recognizable names within NASA’s on-ground divisions. With near 45 years of experience at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, he is highly revered worldwide for his contributions on James Webb Space telescope, Spitzer Space telescope, and the Cosmic Background Explorer.

J. Satyanarayana Chairman, UIDAI

J. Satyanarayana, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is one of the finest minds in India. He has played an instrumental role in India’s revolutionary Aadhar Card programme and also has formerly served as Electronics and Information Technology Secretary of India. A former IAS officer, Mr. Satyanarayana has excelled at various key positions he has undertaken.

Manfred Krammer HoD of Experimental Physics at CERN

Manfred Krammer is the Head of Department of Experimental Physics at CERN, the world’s premier research organisation. Being the Author and Co-Author of about 1000 scientific publications in international Journals, he is one of the top research scientists of the world on particle and nuclear physics. As department head, he has overseen groundbreaking work with the Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS experiment.

Marlon West Visual Effects Supervisor, Walt Disney

Visual Effects Supervisor at one of the world's leading producers and providers of entertainment Walt Disney, Marlon West is recognized as one of the leading animation artists in the world. West served as Head of effects, Animation on the 2013 cultural phenomenon Frozen, which received an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Other movies under his portfolio include some of our childhood favourites like Tarzan, Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the frog, Feast, Moana and the upcoming sequel Frozen 2.

V.K. Saraswat Former Director, DRDO

Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat is a leading Indian scientist and is presently a member of Planning Commission of India, NITI Aayog. He formerly served as the Director General of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Indian Minister of Defence. Recipient of prestigious awards, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, Dr. Saraswat has been a key scientist in the development of the India’s premier Prithvi missile and its induction in the Indian armed forces.

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