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Dhinakar Kompala's Biography

Dhinakar Kompala, Chairman & CEO

Dhinakar Kompala obtained his B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1979 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, USA in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He served on the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder since 1985. He was a recipient of Presidential Young Investigator award from National Science Foundation in 1988.

Dhinakar’s research expertise is in bioprocess engineering, recombinant mammalian and microbial cell cultures, bioreactor design and operating strategies, metabolic engineering, and modeling of biological growth and production processes. He trained over 30 graduate and postdoctoral researchers, most of whom have joined the biotechnology industry. He served on editorial boards of the Journal of Biotechnology, International Journal of Biological Sciences and as Section Editor of BMC Biotechnology.

Dhinakar was co-founder of a biotech startup company, Richcore Lifesciences Private Limited, in Bangalore, India in July 2008. He served as the Chief Scientific Officer, Director of R&D, and on the Board of Directors of this growing company until November 2012. Taking a phased early retirement from the University of Colorado in May 2014, Dhinakar is now devoting full time to his new biotech startup, Sudhin Biopharma Company in Superior, CO and its subsidiary R&D operations at Sudhin Biotech Private Limited in Chennai, India.

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