Dr. Sanjay Bhardwaj
Ph.D., 2014 Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management

Dr. Sanjay Bhardwaj is a Scientist – F and Head, Centre for Technology Acquisition and Transfer, International Advanced Research Centre (ARCI), Hyderabad. He completed his Ph.D. from the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at IIT Bombay in 2014. His thesis titled ‘Developing a Commercialization Model for the Advanced Materials Technology Sector in the Indian Context’, won the e Emerald / EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards sponsored by the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM) – one of the top ranked journals in the world in the field of Operations Management. In addition, he was recognized for many of his other accomplishments including The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) – ICI India Ltd. Award for developing and implementing a novel methodology for (a) R & D assessment, and (b) identifying value addition needs for translational research.

Recalling his time spent at IIT Bombay pursuing his Doctoral research, Dr. Bhardwaj said, “I recall academic discussions with my batchmates, juniors, seniors, and faculty members. My interactions with IIT Bombay faculty members and alumni have continued even after the completion of my doctoral degree. I cherish my memories from these interesting and useful associations”.

His hobbies include reading, walking and interacting with family and friends.


“I’d like for alumni to get together and create a bond which will benefit them professionally and personally. I want to leverage my skills and understanding of connecting research capability to commercialization/industrial organizations including start-ups as a way to contribute to the chapter and IIT Bombay Alumni Association’s (IITBAA) activities”. “I strengthened engagement of IIT Bombay/ IITBAA with the society/industry by planning and executing HealthCare 2030 Live – a virtual summit organized in September 2021, Design Thinking Workshop 2020, Industry 4.0 Seminar 2019, Health Innovation Summit : Facilitating Knowledge Partnerships 2018, Healthcare Lecture Series 2020-21, Chapter Fresher’s Welcome Meet/ Alumni Get together (2019, 2017 and 2016) and other initiatives as the President of IITBAA’s Hyderabad chapter (2019-2020), Joint Secretary (2018-19) , Executive Committee member (2015 – 21) and Core Team Member, IITBAA HealthCare SIG,”