Dr. Nilay Lakhkar

Nilay established SynThera Biomedical in early 2015 after returning to Pune from Germany, where he previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht Institute of Biomaterials Science in Teltow, close to Berlin. Before that, he completed MSc and PhD degrees in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from University College London (UCL Eastman Dental Institute), UK, with a research focus on bioactive glass materials for orthopedic, dental and maxillofacial applications. His undergraduate degree is in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai. Thus, he brings a strong background combining engineering and materials science, with special focus on healthcare materials, and he currently manages the company’s overall functioning and strategic direction.