Utpal is Senior Mentor and course designer at GenWise. His passion and purpose in life is "to firmly establish science as a wonderful culture in developing young minds." Since 2010, Utpal has been teaching Advanced Physics to talented undergraduate students at the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore. He was one of the founders of Curiouscity Science Education, where he conducted numerous science sessions with middle school children.
Utpal pursued a bachelor's degree with honours in Physics from IIT Kharagpur where he stood first in his class. He went on to get a master's degree and a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has worked at AT&T Bell Labs, and was a Director at Motorola Labs (India). Post 2005, Utpal cannot imagine life without 'a chalk and the blackboard'.
Here's an engaging video interaction with Utpal on why he chooses to work with children, his GenWise colleagues, and what he hopes kids will take away from his interactions with them.
As a faculty on similar programs in the past, he ran a very successful and interactive course on the science of light. Utpal is the faculty for the course "Understanding Light Through The Technology of Image Capture" on our May 2018 GenWise Summer School.