Utpal is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise. His passion 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 has been also been facilitating courses on Physics and Mathematics to gifted school students for the past several years.
Utpal has a bachelor's degree with honours in Physics from IIT Kharagpur (1st in his class), and a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His corporate/ professional work experience includes stints at Bell Labs and Motorola (where he was a Director). Post 2005, he cannot imagine life without a chalk and the blackboard!
Utpal has facilitated numerous programs for GenWise - across our year-round and summer programs. Utpal facilitated the GSS Advanced (Apr-May 2019) course "The Physics Hidden in Our Homes", as also the GSS Advanced (Jun-Jul 2019) course "The Science of Everyday Gadgets".
In 2020, Utpal will facilitate the Explorer course “Understanding Complexity through Simulation”.