Nivedita Chatterjee, an engineering graduate of Innovation Council, UEM Kolkata has filed 33 Patents for her innovations so far and dozens are in the pipeline. Being always as ‘odd one out in a class’, she has thousands of dreams, all emerging from an inquisitive mind engaged in inventing wonders that will serve society at large.
According to her, “Innovation Council of UEM Kolkata is always at the frontline when it comes to enhancing the skills of a student; guiding them from ideation of innovation to ultimate a working prototype, towards commercialization.”
Nivedita conveys her heartfelt gratitude to two persons behind the scenes, Prof. (Dr.) Rajiv Ganguly, President of Innovation Council and Prof. (Dr.) Anirban Das, Vice President of the Innovation Council of her university. They have been encouraging and guiding students so that their latent potential can be continuously involved in finding solutions to real-life problems by nurturing their talents.
It might possibly be the highest number of patents an undergraduate student has filed in the state. She is a bright innovator in various fields of science and technology, her designs ranging from novel mega-structures that are eco-friendly, like an underwater mine which she showcased in the IME’2019 as well as IME’2022, and designing a device for creating oxygen through artificial leaves made from spider silk to creating eco-friendly processes for recycling and creating an unbreakable alloy from medical wastes and even designing mega river cleaning projects.
She has also designed a shield for satellites, to save them from solar storms. She has helped and guided many other students through their innovation journey and has even written two books entitled “Our Brain: A Universe of Possibilities” and “Life’s Harvest”, published by an internationally acclaimed publishing house.