Bhoje Gowd was born in Kummara Nagepalli, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Tech) in Polymer Science and Technology from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and his Ph.D. from University of Pune, Pune (work carried out at National Chemical Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. C. Ramesh). He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Kohji Tashiro’s group at Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan and as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Prof. Manfred Stamm’s group at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany. After a short stay at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as a Centenary post-doctoral fellow in Prof. S. Ramakrishnan’s group, he joined CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Trivandrum as a DST Ramanujan Fellow. In 2011, he accepted the senior scientist position at CSIR-NIIST. He was awarded the IUSSTF research fellowship in 2014 by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and availed that fellowship at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA. Recently, he has been awarded the Raman Research Fellowship by CSIR to carry out the research at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in Prof. Rong-Ming Ho’s group. His research interests are in the areas of polymer self-assembly, nanostructured materials, biodegradable polymers, polymer/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, and polymer-solvent complexes.
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