Chintalagiri Shashank - sixtyplus

Chintalagiri Shashank

Co Founder IIT Kanpur (2012)

Chintalagiri Shashank received his M.Sc. (Intg) degree from the Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2012. During his 7 year stay on campus, he worked on a wide variety of technologies and delivered a number of lectures and workshops in the fields of electronics, robotics, and open source software, and for 3 years led the Systems Engineering effort for IIT Kanpur’s nanosatellite, Jugnu. He has since been working with a variety of start-ups and small companies to develop what he calls a technological ecosystem in India. His involvement with Quazar Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi has him working on the design, development, and production of high end research-grade instrumentation which have traditionally been imported by Indian universities, institutes, and research centres – at many multiples of the cost. He has collaborated with other start-ups involved in the local design and manufacture of consumer electronics, lighting solutions, as well as indigenously developed healthcare devices. He also authors a nascent open source framework intended to streamline engineering, manufacturing, quality control, and administrative tasks in the high-tech design and development processes with open-source tools.