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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Dr. Satishchandra Ogale

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.

Kshitija Athlekar

Kshitija is a Cofounder of S&T Digital. She has more than 15 years of industry experience at CXO level. She has extensive experience in Indian MSME sector. She is an Economics masters’ from Gokhale Institute and has studied entrepreneurship, management and finance from ISB Hyderabad.


Dr. Mukta Tathavadekar ​

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.

Aishwarya Yadav

Aishwarya graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Fergusson college, Pune and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Pune. Afterwards, she joined Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Pune as a Research scientist. She has more than 10 years of experience in academics and research domain. Her primary interest and expertise are in Materials Sciences, Biological Sciences and Energy sector.

Content and Program Advisors

Dr. Aparna Deshpande

Aparna is a material chemist primarily working on nanomaterial synthesis for energy applications. She has expanded her work in the field of Li/Na ion batteries. With 10+ international publications to her credit, she wishes to excel in the field of research and development related to sustainable energy solutions.

Dr. Deepti Sidhaye

Deepti pursued her Ph.D in Physics from National Chemical Laboratory. Her core interests are Teaching, Research, Science Popularization as well as creative writing and performance. Deepti has more than a decade of teaching and research experience in the science field.

Pranali Patil

An Assistant Professor turned Science Communicator, Pranali works towards identifying and prioritizing the strategies of using Digital Media effectively to communicate Science to individuals with non-scientific background.

Dr. Richa Bobade

Richa is a leading research professional with more than 12 years of experience in Science and Technology field. Holding a doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry, she carries elaborate experience in field of Hydrogen generation and Nano-material catalysts.

Dr. Rohini Kitture

Rohini received her Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Pune. She is a recipient of Visiting Scientist Fellowship by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. By far she has contributed to 7+ scientific books and 30 international journals. 

Dr Smita Chaturvedi

Smita is an experimental condensed matter physicist. The quest for multifunctional materials motivates her. She was awarded as a Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional excellence fellow in 2018-19.

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Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

Dr. Mashelkar is only the third Indian engineer to have been elected (1998) as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He was elected Foreign Associate of US National Academy of Science (2005) and also National Academy of Engineering (2003), Associate Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2011), Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996), Foreign Fellow of Australian Technological Science and Engineering Academy (2008), Corresponding Member of Australian Academy of Sciences (2017), Fellow of World Academy of Arts & Science, USA (2000), Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (2017), the first ever Indian from India to be elected and TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize (2018), which is the highest science award of The World Academy of Science.

In 2006, he received the ‘Star of Asia’ Award at the hands of former President of USA, George Bush (Sr). The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with three of the highest civilian awards, namely Padmashri (1991), Padmabhushan (2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2014).

Prof. Satishchandra Ogale

Prof. Satishchandra B. 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 with Springer, Wiley and Elsevier, and 10 granted US patents based on research done in India. 
He is a Reviewer as well as Advisory Board member of many high impact International Journals and is also a popular science writer in regional language marathi.
He has won many Awards, Prizes, and National and International recognitions. He has given numerous invited, plenary and keynote talks in National and International conferences and has supervised over 65 Ph.D. students. 
Prof. Ogale has been a Visiting Professor/ Scientist in many institutions in the USA and Europe on several occasions.

Anupama Engineer

She has previously worked as a Scientist at Agharkar research Institute and at higher management level at Thomas Baker Bioscience Private Limited. She has also taught graduate and post graduate students in Biotechnology & Microbiology during her tenure as a lecturer in Royal College, Mumbai and as a Counselor for IGNOU Biotechnology course. Anupama, is a multitasker with few roles like, entrepreneur, Scientist, manager, a doting mother and many more. Teaching and educating is her passion and she takes every effort to encourage fundamental learning. Anupama holds a vast experience in Start-up processes.

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.