Dr Ilavazhagan Govindasamy
Ilavazhagan joined Hindustan University in 2012 and he was formerly Outstanding Scientist & Director, Life Sciences in Defence Research & Development Organisation, Ministry Of Defence, Govt. of India. Prior to this appointment Dr.Ilavazhagan was Director of Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS).
Dr. Ilavazhagan has more than forty years of experience in teaching and research. Dr. Ilavazhagan has supervised 5 Ph.D. scholars and has more than 80 publications in refereed International Journals with more than two thousand three hundred Citations and h-Index of 30. He has six Indian patents, two US and two EPO patents for the processes of isolation of bioactive principles from Neem.
He is a recipient of several awards such as “Dr.Brammaiah Sastri Memorial Award” from Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, “Eighth Doctor Yellapragada Subbarow Memorial Lecture” in Jan 2009, “Sixth Annual Vepachedu Gopalkrishan Rao Endowment Award” in Sept, 2008, and “Dr Anima Datta Memorial Oration Award” in Dec, 2008. Dr. Ilavazhagan is a Fellow of the Association of Biomedical Scientists and was General Secretary of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies. He was also a member of the Executive Council of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Societies.