Coming together is a Beginning, Staying together is Progress and Working together is Success   – Henry Ford

S&T Digital is a team of professionals working in the field of science and technology for more than 3 decades. We are sci-tech enthusiasts motivated to create a dynamic platform for information sharing, learning, collaborating, and networking..

Vision and Mission

S&T Digital aims at building a global Sci-tech community through its dynamic portal. Sharing cutting-edge knowledge and providing holistic experience are our primary motives.

S&T Digital wishes to be the first of its kind virtual platform where not only professionals but also science enthusiasts can explore, learn, participate and enjoy everything about Science and Technology!

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Key Members

Dr. Satishchandra Ogale

Founder, S & T Digital

Prof. Ogale has had a long 40 years of experience in higher education and research.  He has over 500 publications in international journals, three co-edited books and 10 granted US patents.He has many national and international accolades to his credit. Prof. Ogale has supervised over 65 Ph.D. students and has been a Visiting Professor/ Scientist in many institutions in the USA and Europe on several occasions.

Dr. Mukta Tathavadekar ​

Partner, S & T Digital

Mukta did her Ph.D. in chemical sciences from National Chemical Laboratory. Her interests and expertise are in the field of energy storage and energy conversion systems. She is a science enthusiast and likes to enjoy music, hiking, traveling and being with nature.

Kshitija Athlekar

Sr. Advisor, S & T Digital

Dr. Kanchan Mone

Hon. Technical Advisor

Honorary Consultants

Dr. Rohini Kitture

Wiley India, Pune

Dr. Aparna Deshpande


Dr Smita Chaturvedi

SPPU, Pune

Dr. Richa Bobade

Thermax, Pune

Aishwarya Yadav


Dr. Deepti Sidhaye

SPPU, Pune

Honorary Technical Support Team

Dr. Supriya Kadam


Dr. Anuradha Ambalkar


Dr. Kalyanee Patil

DIAT, Pune

Nikhil Kumar

TCG-CREST, Kolkata

Sreeroop Ghosh


Pranali Patil

Oxford Univ., UK

Get in touch if you want to be a part of this dynamic group and contribute to our vision.

Dr Smita Chaturvedi
Smita is an experimental condensed matter physicist. The quest for multifunctional materials motivates her. Smita finished her PhD from RDVV Jabalpur and BARC Mumbai in the year 2002 and worked as a research associate in IIT Mumbai and Oakland University, Michigan. Smita was awarded as a Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional excellence fellow in 2018-19. Smita holds more than a decade of research and teaching experience. She possesses good knowledge about education system and research opportunities in India as well as abroad. Music and gardening are her mindful meditations.
Dr. Priyadarshini Karve
Dr Priyadarshini Karve has worked in the areas of household energy, decentralised waste-to-fuel technologies, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable and climate-ready urbanisation, etc. She runs her own social green enterprise Samuchit Enviro Tech in Pune, focused on enabling access to sustainable products and services. She is also a co-founder of OrjaBox, a startup promoting solar thermal technologies. Dr Karve is a Founder Member of Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN - a multi-state society of decentralised renewable energy practitioners and entrepreneurs) and Cleaner Cooking Coalition (CCC - an international organisation focused on promoting user-centric cooking energy technologies that are good for health as well as climate). She is also the National Convener of Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC - focused on climate justice issues and working to bring people's voices in policy choices). Her work has been recognised by several national and international awards and honours.
Sanjay Khare
Sanjay Khare ,after his graduation in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1986 has been associated with major Japanese & European Automotive OEMs in Indian Subcontinent for 35 years . Widely travelled across Europe & Asia , he has held positions across diverse functions of Automotive Corporations.
In his current role as Board Member and Vice President at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India , he is Chief Sustainability Catalyst to guide actions at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India along with the sister brands Audi, Porsche & Lamborghini.
He leads an active Climate Resilience program where the automotive major in India has already achieved Zero Waste to Landfill, Water Positive & Zero liquid Discharge Certification, Zero Accidents , targeting an 18.5 MW of installed Roof Top Solar plant at a single Automotive site in India in 2021 and fully Carbon Neutral Production by 2025.
Sanjay has done his Executive MBA from Management development Institute ,Gurgaon specialising in Strategy & Marketing . He has active interests in driving Cultural Change, Competency building , Human Motivation topics while adopting/ innovating the technological advancements and total quality revolution.He is also a Qualified Independent Director registered with Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India. An active speaker on Automotive & Sustainability topics on National & International forums.
In personal life, he is an Endurance Cyclist having participated in many adventure ride expeditions . He also spends his time in developing mastery on Indian Classical Music instrument Sitar.