Ashutosh Tiwari is one of the most influential figures in the world of advanced materials. He started out as a young scientist working in the National Physical Laboratory, India, and has since gone on to achieve great heights. Dr. Tiwari’s research and development endeavors have produced some really significant results and breakthroughs over the years. He and his team have developed bio-sensing devices that can help in the early detection of cancers and myocardial injury. He is also responsible for several innovations in the fields of bioelectronics and biomedicals. Moreover, he, along with his team, is also involved in extensive research on areas like live health technology, water nanotechnology, smart systems, and nanoscale engineering, and super-thin power electronics.
In the year 2010, Professor Tiwari founded the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) and took a revolutionary step towards making the world realize the potential of advanced materials. Since then, the organization has been working extensively with the motto of “advancement of materials to global excellence”. Having hosted over 12000 delegates and about 5000 renowned speakers in its Congress assemblies, IAAM, today, has the world’s largest network of advanced materials researchers.
Ashutosh Tiwari: Advocate of Non-profit Scientific Publications
To realize his dream of making the world of advanced materials more accessible to students, researchers and professionals, Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, along with some leading core members of IAAM, started the not-for-profit open access journal called ‘Advanced Materials Letters’, in the year 2010. The aim of the journal was to make sure that the community of materials science gets all the latest highlights in the field of advanced materials without any processing or subscription fee. This step proved to be amazingly effective in the reduction of all costs associated with the study of advanced materials. Expanding on this attempt, Dr. Tiwari also started ‘Advanced Materials Proceedings’, which is another international journal that publishes peer-reviewed conference proceedings from the world of materials science and technology. The two journals act as a platform for researchers and scientists to publish their articles and reach out to an audience at no charge whatsoever. Moreover, they serve the readers as a source of invaluable information and knowledge.
IAAM Events: Advanced Materials Congress (AMC)
In 2011, in an attempt to take the circle of advanced materials to the next level, Dr. Tiwari became the founder and executive chair of the ‘Advanced Materials Congress’ (AMC) under the aegis of IAAM. The AMC is a flagship congress in the field of materials science and technology that brings together researchers, professionals, and scientists from all over the world to discuss new innovations and technology in the field of advanced materials. Initially, Congress was organized in a traditional conference setting. In order to optimize the learning experience, Dr. Tiwari came up with the idea of organizing the Congress on a cruise. Since then, the Advanced Materials Congress has always been organized on a cruise that sails on the Baltic (Europe), Caribbean (American), Strait of Malacca (Asian) and Tasman (Australian) Seas, taking some of the great minds and enthusiasts of the world away from day-to-day affairs and offering them an exhilarating ‘Knowledge Experience at Sea”. The Congress, along with all the other attempts made by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari has been extremely pivotal in enhancing the world of advanced materials.
Ashutosh Tiwari’s promotion of healthcare technology for the last man
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari can be considered a pioneer in AI-based cloud medicine. He has always considered the healthcare sector one of the building blocks of a nation. Coming from a rural region in India, he remembers his humble beginnings and how people from his region struggled to receive quality healthcare. It was very early when he realized that a lot needs to be done in the healthcare sector for the welfare of society, especially the rural areas. Since then, he has been working extensively and making strides towards changing the face of the healthcare industry. It was while chairing a conference in the year 2014, that a discussion on the ways to establish healthcare infrastructure made an idea spring up in his mind for the same. Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari started the Vinoba Bhave Research Institute (VBRI) with the primary aim of promoting and conducting extensive translational research in the field of healthcare, energy, and environment. He truly believes that innovative inventions can empower societies.
Dr. Tiwari aims to ensure safe and secure healthcare for the last man of India and VBRI has been working with the same vision. The company works with technocrats and researchers from all corners of the world with the same end goal to implement technologies like virtual hospital and parallel medicine and also make people aware of them. Being well aware of the challenges that people living in rural areas face in terms of healthcare, Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari started VBRI to create zero distance between health infrastructure and patients. He also aims to remove the barriers of language, distance, accessibility, financial status, etc. to ensure that healthcare reaches everyone.
With the three primary targets of lifestyle diseases, cardiac diseases, and general healthcare, VBRI works to employ technology and develop personalized healthcare management platforms. The company’s initiatives have been quite instrumental in minimizing the number of obstacles that users face in accessing technology. Due to the tireless efforts of Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, the healthcare sector and the rural population of India have progressed by leaps and bounds. Undoubtedly, the future looks bright and hopeful for Professor Ashutosh Tiwari and VBRI.
Ashutosh Tiwari on Overcoming Challenges: Cyber Extortion
Certain bad elements thrive on attacking the reputation of noted professors and researchers by creating confusion, manipulating figures, and sharing fake data. By doing so at an individual and organizational level, they are able to create a consequential claim and give a bad name to the targeted individual. They end up destroying the researcher’s career and reputation which hinders future job prospects. Such criminals who hide in plain sight make fake data claims, troll research and publications on their websites, write fake blogs and share the URLs on social media platforms, besides sending malicious emails targeted at the community of researchers. They challenge peer-review processes without having any prior knowledge of the field of research.
Additionally, they send emails to researchers, research organizations and publishers to pressurize the researchers and extort payment. As they regularly target researchers and aim to crowdfund their operations, pretending to do a public service, they gain support from the unsuspecting public who don’t know what the real story is.
Since 2017, Ashutosh Tiwari along with other respectable researchers has been targeted by such bloggers who are trying to damage their online reputation and manipulate their academic perception. International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) has investigated the blog’s contents, authenticity, ownership, online tracking tools, SEO, etc. and found that the blogger is a professional troller who writes online blog articles with biased content or fake information to troll academicians, institutions and publishers for money.
In most cases like these, there are cyber tools used to propagate the conspiracy such as blogging syndicates as well as employees behind the scam, who dedicate all their time to cyberstalking and harassing scientists with the help of cybercriminals. They do so by damaging their reputation and achievements for money or other reasons. The academician in question must remain alert and genuinely consider the implications before getting affected by any kind of negativity. This could be because of other factors at play such as criminal conspiracy, professional rivalry, and jealousy.
IAAM’s Efforts to Combat Cyberextortion
Keeping all these factors in mind, Dr. Tiwari has delved into another vertical and started working on developing solutions that can protect individuals, especially from the academic community, from all sorts of cyber extortion. As part of our initiative to stand up to cyber extortionists and protect members of the academic community, Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari’s research institute in Sweden, the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) has decided to open its doors to individuals who are being similarly targeted by extortionists. Currently, IAAM is working towards the development of a platform that can help targeted individuals. We have a dedicated group of scientists and journalist interns who are working on a preliminary assessment report of the latest cyber extortion trends across academia. The detailed report is expected to be ready within a few months. Please feel free to contact us at IAAM for more information.