Dr. Ritesh Shukla

Associate Professor

Ahmedabad University, Gujarat

Dr. Ritesh Shukla

Dr. Ritesh Kr. Shukla is an accomplished academician, working as an Associate professor in the Biological and Life Sciences division of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad Gujarat. His research career began in 2006 when he joined "The CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research", Lucknow, India as UGC-JRF where he completed his tenure as UGC-SRF in 2011. He received his doctorate degree in Toxicology in 2013 from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi for the work he did at CSIR-IITR, Lucknow. He has published more than 50 research articles, and 18 book chapters in international peer-reviewed Journals and publishers. In Addition, he edited 3 books, including Forensic Nanotechnology published by NOVA Science Publishers, New York, US in 2019, Nanotoxicity published by Elsevier in 2020 and Forensic Microscopy- Truth under the Lenses published by CRC Press in 2022. He received the Early Career Research Award from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2016 for the Forensic Biology Research Project. He was recognized among the world's top 2% of researchers by Stanford University for the year 2022 for Legal and Forensic Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, and Clinical Medicine. He was also the recipient of the Young Scientist Medal by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Sweden for his contribution to the field of Forensic Nanotechnology. Along with the research award, his teaching skills have also been recognized and awarded by Ahmedabad University. He received the Chairman's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017 and the Chairman's Award for Experiment to Advance Active Learning (Innovation in Teaching) in 2021. Besides teaching and research, he is also active in disseminating his knowledge as a subject matter expert for DNA Forensics and Fingerprinting for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mumbai, India. He is a member of many prestigious scientific societies in the field of forensics like the Silk Road Forensic Consortium, China (Founded by Professor Henry C. Lee) and “The International Society for Forensic Genetics” (ISFG).

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