Secretary General

Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Secretary General, IAAM

Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari is a Founder Member of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) and has been serving as the Secretary General of the organization since 2010. He is also the Director at the Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM.  In order to make a significant contribution and a long-lasting impact, Prof. Tiwari has created a community where researchers from around the globe can get a prestigious platform to share their findings and share their new ideas and research. Under his leadership, IAAM has worked significantly towards ‘Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence’. The organization has created as many as 20 international consortiums in the area of translational research and innovation with highly regarded experts and professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities in the fields of energy, environment, and healthcare. These consortiums have proven to be highly effective in building a connection between academia and industry and to build an innovative forum for the discussion of problems and issues along with the way forward.

By creating these forums that allow for building joint infrastructures and bring business giants together on one platform, IAAM has stimulated a significant enhancement of the quality of partnerships formed within the scientific world. Dr. Tiwari also serves as a high-end professor and has, in fact, held several honorary/adjunct professor titles since 2009. Prof. Tiwari has also been the recipient of a huge number of coveted fellowships such as Marie Curie, The European Commission; JSPS Regular, and Bridge Fellow, NIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan; SI, etc. He is also the recipient of several recognitions and awards for his notable contributions to the fields of advanced materials, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari has written as many as 500 articles and has edited/authored around 50 books related to advanced materials and nanotechnology. He is also the Guest Editor of the Special issue called ‘2D Materials in Biosensors & Bioelectronics’, in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Elsevier. Prof. Tiwari has also been the Series Editor of the Advanced Materials and Advanced Nanomaterials book series.

Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari is a technocrat entrepreneur, who founded the VBRI Group with the ideology of “Committed to Excellence”. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of the VBRI. Dr. Tiwari has been a leader in the area of translational research related to biomedical methods and smart devices. He is a pioneer in areas such as Molecular Electronics, Cloud Medicine, Sensors, and Digital Healthcare and has invented advanced AI-based healthcare management systems such as doorstep hospitals to make the life of the people more comfortable. Dr. Tiwari has been involved in the translational entrepreneurship to utilize artificial intelligence and smart strategies to build state-of-the-art technology to overcome the biggest challenges in crucial sectors such as medicine, security, energy, and environment. Dr. Tiwari’s idea of collaborating and working with young minds has resulted in the creation of some cutting-edge, modern, and highly useful technology for the market. He has been an advocate of working for social empowerment and has critically recognized key areas that can bring significant positive changes to human life all around the world through the development of a wide range of cutting-edge technologies. 

The efforts that Dr. Tiwari has made in parallel medicine and healthcare cloud computing in the field of medicine are absolutely revolutionary. He, along with his team, strives to work for the implementation of digital technology into the equipment of the healthcare sector. They have successfully developed a virtual healthcare platform called mHospitals that removes barriers like distance, time, and financial obstacles and brings healthcare services to the customers in their homes. The mHospitals has been developed by the amalgamation of technologies like IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. In the upcoming decade alone, the platform targets to serve as many as 1000 million people. It has already started providing consultancy to patients and helping people with surgeries. Having gone through an extensive range of field trials for cardiac care with successful results, the platform is all set for a great venture. mHospitals also offers cloud care for novel Coronavirus. The COVID-19 Virtual Test Kit helps people identify the disease hotspots near them.

Considering all the developments that IAAM has stimulated and ignited in the last decade, it is safe to say that the organization has grown by leaps and bounds. In this time period, IAAM has instituted its flagship event, the Advanced Materials Congress in all major continents: Europe, Asia, USA, Australia, and Africa with a participation of more than 2000 delegates annually from more than a hundred countries. By the end of the year 2019, IAAM had hosted over 15,000 delegates from more than 100 countries in its international conferences. It was Prof. Tiwari who came up with the idea of ‘Knowledge Experience at Sea’ and ‘Live Knowledge at Web’ to facilitate a highly interactive translational research community. Under this concept, he came up with the idea of hosting the congresses on a sea vessel. The idea has gone on to become a huge success and is widely recognized today.

Also, the Founder Editor of Advanced Materials Letters, Prof. Tiwari serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Materials Letters. It was with an aim to make materials science knowledge more and more accessible that Prof. Tiwari, along with several core members of IAAM, launched the not-for-profit Diamond Open Access journal called ‘Advanced Materials Letters’, in the year 2010. The motive behind releasing this journal was to eliminate all costs and make the latest scientific knowledge available to the material science community without any processing or subscription charges. Within a few years of the launch of this journal, Dr. Tiwari made efforts and helped IAAM launch another not-for-profit international open-access journal called Advanced Materials Proceedings. Within the last decade, IAAM has released as many as 130 issues of these two journals and published more than 1750 informative articles. These articles have been contributed by as many as 5000 researchers and scientists from more than 60 countries of the world. With the help of these journals and other publishing activities, IAAM has made strides in promoting not-for-profit publishing practices. As a result of these activities, IAAM has achieved a readership of more than 10,000 per month.

 

Prof. Tiwari also works as a scientific evaluator. He serves as an expert on a number of committees and panels to a wide range of governmental and non-governmental agencies; he is a member of the PhD committee and has also delivered more than 125 plenary, invited, and keynote lectures in various prestigious international conferences. Because of his keen desire to promote young minds, Prof. Tiwari has made a lot of efforts on the personal front as well. He developed an Innovation Centre in the capital of India to give young researchers a chance to engage in translational research related to technological breakthroughs, nanotechnology-enabled tools, and new products designed to enhance the sectors of mass healthcare.

Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari hails from a village himself and thus, he understands that not everyone gets an opportunity to work with great scientists and researchers or even travel abroad. With the hope of making up for this dearth of opportunities, Prof. Tiwari donated his salaries and royalties to build higher education institutes and translational research labs. He, along with his organization, continues to work with research professionals, technocrats, interns, students, etc. and provides them with access to global networks and scope for unlimited advancement.