Walchand Center for Research in Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology (wcRnb)
Dr. Maheshwar Sharon, (born 10th Jan 1941) son of late Sri. Bhrigunath Prasad, Advocate, hails from Chapra (Bihar). He proceeded to UK in 1960 for his higher studies. He is married (1964) to Dr. Madhuri Sharon (Ex- Director, Bio-science Division, Reliance Biotech. Mumbai, presently Managing Director, Monad Nanotech Pvt. Ltd and Research Director,WCRNB) and has two daughters both Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Japan) and married. They are working in USA.
After accomplishing postgraduate diplomas, one in Nuclear Power (Stratchclyde University, Glasgow, UK), where he was involved with reactor technology and other in Radiochemistry (Leicester Polytechnic, UK), where he studied Nucleophillic Aromatic Substitution Reactions using tracer technique, he completed his Ph.D. (Solid State Chemistry) from Leicester University, UK in 1967. He studied the electrical conduction and tritium diffusion in hydrogen bonded crystals. He took two postdoctoral research fellowships, one at Boltan Institute of Technology, UK where he studied (n,g) reactions and other at the Manchester University, UK where he also studied (n,g) reactions with phosphate ions using thermal neutron reactor of Manchester University.
In 1971 he returned to India and joined Himachal Pradesh University, as Asstt. Prof. and then moved to Pune University (1973) as a Reader in Radiochemistry. In 1978 he joined Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay as a Professor in Chemistry, where he continued his research in Carbon, Solar Energy, Electrochemistry and Superconductivity. He retired from IIT Bombay on 30th June 2003. He served as the Member of Board of IIT Bombay for full two years. He was the founder member of the Energy System Engineering Dept of IIT Bombay and continued to be its member till 2003.
After retirement, he joined on 1st July 2003 at Birla College, Kalyan and established a research centre of Nanotechnology. He along with Dr Madhuri Sharon joined this college as an Adjunct Professors of Mumbai University. Between them there were 6 students who completed their degree of Ph.D. of different universities (Mumbai University, Kolhapur University, Dr Babsaheb Ambedkar technological University, Lonare and Solapur University). They set up research facilities for carrying out research in the areas of carbon nanotechnology.
In 2009, both joined as Research Director at South Indian Children Education Society, Ambernath to set up a Research Center for Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology.Here they guided M.Sc. and M.Tech students studying at different Universities for their research project. At this center they guided 100 students for these projects. They also guided four students who completed their Ph.D. degree. At this center they published more than 90 publications. In December 2014, due to financial problems, the research center was closed.
In June 2014 we both joined Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur as Research Director to set up a research Center for Nanotechnology & Bionanotechology (WCRNB). Here we started research in Nanotechnology and Bionnanotechnology as well as started a M.Sc (two years course) in Nanotechnology.
"Both have jointly and separately published 9 books published by Wiley Publisher USA.They also have international Patents (Japan) and Indian Patents (3).At present Prof Sharon and Dr Madhuri Sharon are the Visiting Professors at the MNIT, Jaipur, Rajashthan "