Steering Committee


Mr. Rakesh KapurJoint Managing Director, IFFCO and Chairman of the Fertiliser Association of India
Prof. Jane Den HollanderVice-Chancellor, Deakin University
Dr. Ajay MathurDirector General, TERI
Prof. Peter HodgsonDeputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Deakin University
Dr. Alok AdholeyaHonorary Director, TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre

Vice-Chancellor’s representative

Ms. Ravneet PawhaAssociate Vice-President (Global), Deakin University

- Prof. Jane Den Hollander, Vice Chancellor, Deakin University

Professor den Hollander said Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister after whom the University is named, recognised the possibilities of India and Australia working together nearly 120 years ago.

“It is pleasing for everyone at Deakin and TERI to be involved in a partnership that not only fulfils his prophecies but which has mutual benefits for both nations,” she said.

“What is particularly pleasing about this Centre is that it is tackling research into issues that are so important for our collective future including food security for a growing world population, sustainable agricultural practices and environmental sustainability”

- Dr. Ajay Mathur Director General, TERI

The TERI-Deakin NanoBiotechnology Centre brings together the global best in Nanotechnology research at Deakin with the cutting-edge applied biotechnology research at TERI to create a world-class facility which uses nano- and bio- technologies to create nano bio-fertilizers, nano bio-pesticides and other such products which help us move towards sustainable agriculture.