Gen Next: Support Team for Action, Research and Strategy

Together since 2016, the dedicated Young Stars (Support Team for Action, Research, and Strategy) is passionate about building Ekagrid and are contributing in several important ways to advance the initiative. Most of them received their undergraduate degrees from IITs and Masters and Ph.D. from top research universities in the US. 

Arogyaswami Paulraj

Subhamoy Das

Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Stanford University. He completed his B.Tech. (Honors) in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur followed by Masters and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

Shailendra Kumar

Vignesh Ganapathi-Subramanian

AR/VR Engineer, Apple. He received his PhD. from the EE Department at Stanford University and B.Tech. in EE, M.Tech. in communication engineering from IIT Madras.

Anil Kakodkar

Pracheer Gupta

MBA candidate, Harvard Business School. Founding engineer, Pinecone. He received his Masters from Cornell University and B.Tech. from VIT, Vellore.

Juzer Vasi

Usha Rani Jonnalagadda

Program Manager, Amazon, Bengaluru. She received PGDM from IIM, Kozhikode, and M.Tech. and B.Tech. from IIT Madras.

Juzer Vasi

Shailabh Kumar

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University. Formerly a post-doc at Caltech, he received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and B.Tech./M. Tech. dual degree in Biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur.

Mukesh Aghi

Srilakshmi Lingamneni

Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University. She received her B.Tech. from IIT Madras and MS from Stanford University.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Suryakumar Mane

Assistant Manager, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, Hyderabad. He received his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar.

Prith Banerjee

Rakesh Misra

Director, R&D, VMware. Previously Co-founder, Uhana Inc. (acquired by VMware). He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and B.Tech & M.Tech from IIT Madras.

Chitta Baral

Lavanya Poreddy

Vice President, Trust and Safety, Match Group. She received her B.Tech. from College of Engg, Osmania University.

R Gopalakrishnan

Deepan Raj Prabakar

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Univ. of California at Irvine. Formerly a postdoc at Cornell, he received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and B.Tech./M.Tech. from IIT Madras.

Ramesh Jain

Dibyendu Rana

Electrical Engineering Lead at AppleHe received his master’s degree from Texas A&M University and B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur.

Pankaj Jalote

Hrishikesh Ranjalkar

Senior Manager - Engineering & Operations, Sea6 Energy Private Limited headquartered in Bangalore. He received his Masters and B.Tech. in Engineering Design from IIT Madras.

Aditya Nath Jha

Sumedha Rao

Sustainability Specialist, Louisville Metro Government. She holds an M.S. in Sustainability Science from UMass Amherst and a BS in Environmental Science from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

Mohan Kankanhalli

Momo Singh

Operates various social media accounts both in English and Chinese as a freelance vlogger and blogger. She received her Bachelors in finance and accounting from Xiamen University, China and a Masters in finance from IESEG School of Management, France.

Devesh Kapur

Raj Shekhar Singh

Senior executive, Innovaccer Inc., San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur.