Manish spends most of his time investigating the science behind simple toys, and is passionate about sharing his insights and excitement. He is Associate Teaching Professor at Center for Creative Learning (CCL), a lab in IIT Gandhinagar, whose goal is to create and foster "makers" who can take innovation to the next level. Towards this goal, CCL designs and offers deep and joyful learning experiences built around STEM toys and hands-on activities to both students and teachers. The ultimate goal is to bring back the gleam in the eyes of students and teachers.
Before founding CCL, Manish worked at IUCAA’s Science Centre in Pune, with Padma Shri Arvind Gupta.
In his previous avatar, he spent 19 years in the area of chip design at Synopsys (Bangalore & Mountain View), serving as a Director of R&D and Scientist leading Low Power Simulation efforts, where he has 5 US patents.
Manish has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur (1993) and has completed a few courses at Stanford University.
Manish facilitated the Course "Automatons and Mathematical Toys" at our GSS Advanced Summer School during Jun 16 - Jul 9, 2019.