Ravindra Kumar Thakkar

Ravindra Kumar Thakkar

Summary

I am seeking a challenging and rewarding position. I believe that pursuing my skill to devote in esteemed research laboratory, is the most appropriate next step forward in realizing my ambition of becoming a competent Electron Microscopist.  

  • Well versed (Cryo TEM) Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope – FEI Make Tecnai 12 and Tecnai 20 Bio-spirit with 3D tomography,  Leica Cryo ultra microtome, Gatan Cryo Plunger, Quorum Critical Point Dryer etc.
  • I have more than three years research experience in Electron Microscopy, working on application of Electron Microcopy to diverse field of research, i.e. Ultra Sturutre Pathology, Nanoparticle characterization and its interaction with the cell in cancer therapy, a drug delivery system, protein mis-folding, aggregation and amyloid formation & protein dynamics, nanostructured biomaterials, liposomes and lipid self assembled nanostructures, Polymer nanocomposites etc.
  •  Taking care of upkeep/AMC, maintaining the records for instrument usage, purchase,  service & updates etc. Designing the Annual Budget. 
  •  Giving the Training to research scholars, Lab demo to Students, arranging workshop for enhance the usage of sophisticated instrument facility.
  • Assists to faculties & students for Cryo TEM & related sample preparation for their ongoing project/academic research works.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2012 - Present

Senior Scientific Assistant

National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Science

Diagnosis of Ultrastructural Pathological using Electron Microscopy.

  • Operation and maintaining Electron Microscope (FEI Tecnai20 Bio-Spirit, Jeol 100CF Transmission Electron Microscope) and support equipments.
  • Preparingdiagnostic and research samples from a wide variety of biological tissues andfluids, using a variety of methods.
  • Providing technical support for diagnostic pathology service by maintenance of accurate  SOPs and quality control procedures to meet requirements for diagnostic laboratorycertification.
  • Provide research support for internal and external users by instructing and training to thestudents, technical staff, and faculty and other users for EM lab procedures,protocols,methods and techniques.
  • Supervision of students and /or staff in the EM laboratory; setting priorities to meet EMproject and lab work deadlines, designation work schedules.
  • General lab maintenance, monitoring inventory, order, receive, and distribute EMsupplies; forecasting and planning laboratory needs.
Sep 2008 - Mar 2012

Technical Assistant

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay,
  • Well versed (Cryo TEM) Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope – FEI Make Tecnai 12, Leica Cryo ultra microtome, Gatan Cryo Plunger, Quorum Critical Point Dryer, (Leo 435 VP Scanning Electron Microscope at AIIMS, New Delhi)
  • Taking care of upkeep/AMC, maintaining the records for instrument usage, material management service & updates etc. Designing the Annual Budget.
  • Giving the Training to research scholars, Lab demo to Students, arranging workshop for enhance the usage of sophisticated instrument facility.
  • Assists to faculties, research scholars & students for Cryo TEM & related sample preparation for their ongoing project/academic research works.
Nov 2007 - Sep 2008

Research Scientist

Sun Agrigenetics Pvt. Ltd.

I have worked on following Projects :

  • Biodiesel Production from Microalgae : Cultivation of Microalgae
  • Plant Tissue Culture : Establishment of (1) Pterocarpus and (2) Rangoon creeper : Shoot tip culture
  • Designed project for the Biodegradation of Nitrogenous compound from industrial waste : Designing of Pilot level project.
Nov 2006 - Nov 2007

Executive Officer

Alembic Ltd.

Scale up the fermanation  upstream process of  Antibiotic Production

  • Penicillin 
  • Erythromycin
  •  Astaxanthin.
Jun 2006 - Nov 2006

Lecturer

M. B. Patel Science College

Handling the Theory and Practical session of Second Year, Third Year B.Sc. Biotechnology Class.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

Attended Electron Microscopy Workshop as Tuter

NIMHANS

1st Prize in Mettaloghraphy Contest

electron Microscope Society of India

Course on Computer Concepts (CCC)

Lakhotia Computer Centre
Feb 2011 - Present

National Training Programme in Electron Microscopy for Technical Personnel

ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, New Delhi
Aug 2009 - Aug 2009

Workshop on "Linux and networking fundamental "

CESE Dept., IIT Bombay, Mumbai, INDIA