Dr. Deepan Raj Prabakar is a Post-Doctoral Researcher, Univ. of California at Irvine. Formerly a post-doc at Cornell, he received his Phd from UC Berkeley, and B.Tech./M.Tech. from IIT Madras, He was born and raised in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
He is volunteering for Nalanda 2.0 because "Transforming India's higher education is critical to prepare the growing young population for their lives and address many of India's grand challenges that accompanies the aspirations of this young population, which is food, water, health, clean environment and clean energy. In this regard, Nalanda 2.0's commitment for the same cause is timely, critical and commendable. Personally, I am very driven to do my part in addressing this grand challenge and so my support and time for Nalanda 2.0."
Dr. Prabakar has been an integral member of Nalanda 2.0 team since the inception. Currently he is contributing to several Nalanda 2.0 initiatives such as conducting research and reviewing key documents for the NCT of Delhi initiative, survey and related outreach efforts, and building UFI.