Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Amit N. Kulkarni, Researcher

Nationality: Indian

Date of birth: 05.01.1979

Fields of specialization

Biomaterials; polymer science; enzymatic degradation; drug delivery systems; thin films; Smart hydrogels

Education

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1999-2001, M.Sc. Polymer chemistry, Shivaji University, Kohlapur (India)

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2003-2007, Ph.D. Biomaterials, Institute of chemistry, University of Potsdam (Germany)

Experience

University of TWENTE, Enschede, The Netherlands

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2009-2010, Postdoctoral fellow, Project ADVANBIOTEX

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Advisor: Prof. D. Jocic

Technical university Munich, Dept. of Physics

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2007- 2008, Postdoctoral fellow, Project: Smart Hydrogels

National Chemical Labrotory, Pune (India)

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2001- 2002, Research assistant, Project: Stimuli-sensitive nano-particles for oral drug delivery systems

Participation in projects

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ADVANBIOTEX, funded under the 6th Framework Program of the European Union by the Marie Curie Excellence Grant

MEXT-CT-2006-042641

Project title: “Advanced Functionality of Textiles by Biopolymer Surface Modification”

Duration: 2006-2010

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“Smart Hydrogels”, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Duration: 2005-2008

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“Structure investigation and degradation studies of shape memory polymers”, funded by GKSS geesthact GmbH.

Duration: 2003-2006

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“Stimuli-sensitive nano-particles for oral drug delivery system”, funded by CSIR-India

Duration: 2001-2004