Our Leadership Team

Praveen Dwarakanath – Director (Business Development)

Mr. Praveen Dwarakanath is the Director of Business Development at Accendere. Praveen completed his Engineering (Computer Science) from SRM University, Chennai and went on to finish his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Praveen has had rich experience in the industry working at Reckitt Benckiser and Hindustan Unilever Limited. He has keen interests in the fields of management and technology. You can reach him at praveen@accendere.co.in


Dr. R. Shivaraman - Director (Technical Education & Research)


Dr. R. Shivaraman, PhD (Data Storage Devices) is the co-founder at Accendere and continues to spearhead the Research, Innovation and Technical Education functions of Accendere. Having completed his Masters in Nanotechnology following his Bachelors (Computer Science), Shiva derives his expertise in a broad range of topics from the time spent in top research facilities such as Carnegie Mellon University, SRM University and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. You can contact him at shiva@accendere.co.in

Shiva’s research interests include applications of nanotechnology for magnetic storage devices, electronics, reinforced construction components, drug delivery systems and robotics. His other areas of expertise include brain computer interfacing, earthquake detection and prevention, neural networks, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms and non-Euclidean geometry. He has over 18 international journal publications, 2 international patents and over thirty international conference publications to his credit. He has been awarded several prestigious recognitions such as the Young Scientist Research Award, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, India and Australian Visiting Fellowship, Australian Academy of Science.

As a researcher and a passionate educationist, Shiva is adept at teaching, planning educational activities and nurturing research potential across the country.

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