Dr. Alok R. Ray is Professor at Centre for Biomedical
Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is
concurrently Professor at All Indian Institute of Medical
Sciences, New Delhi, India. Dr. Ray is also Director of
Stanford-Indian Biodesign program.
He has received his
Ph.D. from University of Delhi on Biopolymers. He was a
Fogarty Fellow of National Institute of Health, USA at
Centre for Polymeric implants, University of Utah, USA
during 1982 to 1984. He was a fellow at University of
UK. He was a visiting professor at All Union Cardiology
Institute, Moscow, University of Leiden, Netherlands and Max
Planck Institute for Polymer sciences, Mainz.
Prof. Ray has made notable contributions
in the area of biocompatible materials. Unique feature of
his research is that starting from synthesis/modification,
characterization, he has gone up to the stage of engineering
and designing of such materials for use in human medicine
and surgery viz.: medical devices and implants, drug
delivery systems, catheters used for blood vessels.
Prof. Ray has acquired the reputation of being a leader in
the area of compatibility of materials with living tissues.
His work in this area has been highly cited and the work
reported has been further extended by other authors
worldwide. He has developed nine biomedical products and
published over 150 articles in professional journals and is
a consultant to several industries.
Ray has been awarded TATA INNOVATON FELLOWSHIP for the year
2007-2008 in recognition of his research contribution in the
area of material used in Human Medicine and Surgery.