Dr. Pravin Krishna Narwankar is a B.Tech. (1987 passout) & M.Tech. (1989 passout) from the Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. & Materials Science. He took his Ph.D. degree from the University of California in 1992.
Dr. Narwankar is currently the Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials in India, & Investment Manager, Applied Ventures in Applied Materials Corporate Business Development Group. He has played a major role in initiating & nurturing a strong research & technical collaboration between Applied Materials Inc. & IITB. He has been responsible for AMAT sponsoring 6 separate projects with various groups at IITB, valued at about $ 150,000. Dr. Narwankar has also interacted strongly with SINE and E-Cell activities at IITB.
He has played the lead role in arranging for the donation of three major semiconductor manufacturing equipment worth $ 3.5 million from AMAT to IITB. He is also responsible for getting AMAT to sponsor or co-sponsor 2 major Golden jubilee conferences at IITB in 2007, as well as sponsorship of the E-Cell entrepreneurship competition. He has been responsible for establishing strong research & technical links between IITB and AMAT.