Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Dr. S. O. Junare

M.Com., M.Phil. LLB (Special), MBA, FDPM (IIMA), PhD.

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Management

Email ID: prof.junare@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research – More than 26 years
Specialization: Finance and Accounting
Publications: More than 60 Papers, 01 Book
Research Thrust Area: Accounting, Finance, Banking and Business Laws

Dr. G. Rajesh Babu

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: rajesh.babu@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching – 20 years 7 months
Specialization: Anthropology and Ballistics
Publications: 18 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Molecular and Microscopic Fingerprints, External and Terminal Forensic ballistics, Forensic Mineralogy, Forensic Nanotechnology

Dr. Rakhi Agarwal

M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G. Diploma Nanobiotechnology

Assistant Professor

Email ID: rakhi.agarwal@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Total 13 years, Teaching 8 years
Specialization: Forensic Chemistry, Toxicology and Allied
Publications: 14 Papers, 01 Patents
Research Thrust Area: Studies on mechanism of toxicity of various environmental toxicants using novel animal model viz. Zebrafish and C. elegans and their potential amelioration.

Dr. Satish kumar

M.Sc. Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Email ID: satish.kumar@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research: 12 years
Specialization: Forensic Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Publications: 13 Papers, 01 Book chapter
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Proteomics

Dr. Bhargav C. Patel

M.Sc. Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Email ID: bhargav.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research: 10 years
Specialization: Forensic Biotechnology and Microbiology
Publications: 07 Papers, 01 Patent, 01 Book chapter
Research Thrust Area: Forensic DNA Profiling and Microbial Forensics

Dr. Parag H. Rughani

M.C.A., M. Phil., Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: parag.rughani@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching: 12 years, Industry: 6 months
Specialization: Memory Forensics and Malware Analysis
Publications: 07 Papers, 01 Book
Research Thrust Area: Linux Memory Analysis, Ransomware Forensics, Android Malware Analysis and IoT Forensics

Dr. Pooja Ahuja

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: pooja.ahuja@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 8 years, Technical : 1 year
Specialization: Crime Scene Management, Forensic Physical Science and Ballistics
Publications: 10 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Ballistics and Material Testing, Biometrics, Crime Scene Management, Forensic Photography, Document Examination and Voice Profiling.

Dr. Astha Pandey

Ph.D., M.Sc, PGDCAQM, CCIPRIT

Assistant Professor

Email ID: astha.pandey@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching - 16 years
Specialization: Forensic chemistry and Toxicology, Fingerprints, Crime Scene Management
Publications: 15 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology of Narcotic Drugs, Explosives, Petroleum Products, Fire, Fingerprints and Bite-Marks Examination.

Nilay R Mistry

B. E. (CE), M.Tech. (CS), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: nilay.dfia@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 7.9 years
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: 12 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Volatile Memory Forensics, Digital Forensic, ISMS Audit, Cyber Security, VAPT, Malware Analysis, Social Network Forensics, OSINT

Dr. Surbhi Mathur

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: surbhi.mathur@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching: 5 years
Specialization: Forensic Physics & Questioned Document Examination
Publications: 13 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Audio Video Examination, Document Examination, Multimedia Forensics

Dr. Digvijaysinh Rathod

MCA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: digvijay.rathod@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 12 Years 9 Months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensic
Publications: 09 Papers, 03 Books
Research Thrust Area: Mobile Phone Security and Forensics, Web Application Security and Forensics, IOT Security and Forensics

Dr. Dhwani Patel

B.D.S., L.L.B., M.Sc. (Forensic Odontology)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: dhwani.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 1.5 years
Specialization: Forensic Odontology and Medicolegal Issues
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Bite Mark, Human Identification through Dental Structures, Tooth DNA Analysis

Dr. Abraham Johnson

B.D.S., M.Sc. (Forensic Odontology)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: abraham.johnson@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: -
Specialization: Forensic Odontology
Publications: 04 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Comparative dental anatomy and dental anthropology, Age estimation and bite-mark analysis.

Mr. Dharmesh D. Dave

M.Tech Cyber Security & Incident Response

Assistant Professor

Email ID: dharmesh.dave@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry 7 months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Chip-off memory forensics, Network Security and malware analysis

Mr. Jaidip A. Kotak

B.E. (IT), M.Tech Cyber Security & Incident Response

Assistant Professor

Email ID: j.kotak@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry 1 year
Specialization: Application Security, Network Security and Incident Response
Publications: 01 Paper
Research Thrust Area: Application Security, Network Security and Incident Response

Ms. Vandana Nageshwararao Poturaju

M.B.A (Finance), M.Com, Ph.D (Pursuing)

Full Time Guest Faculty

Email ID: vandana.poturaju@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 4.6 years Industry: 01 year
Specialization: Finance and Accounting
Publications: 05 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Stock Market & Derivative Market, Forensic Accounting, Public Health Issues and National Security

Dr. Pavithran Nambiar

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: p.nambiar@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research: 17 Years, Industry: 25 Years
Specialization: Homeland Security, Police Administration
Publications: 11 Papers, 02 Books
Research Thrust Area: Terrorism in India; Human Trafficking in Gujarat; Challenges in Female Policing; Homegrown Terrorism in the US.

Visiting Faculty

Sr. No. Name Designation Organisation Qualification Specialization / Functional Area
1. Dr. (Mrs.) Jyotsnaben Yagnik Principal Judge [Retd.] City, Civil & Sessions Court – Ahmedabad PhD Law
2. Major General Dilawar Singh Addl. D.G. NCC – Gujarat State, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli M.Sc., M.M.S., Dip.- SDM Homeland Security
3. Dr. James E. Hamby Director International Forensic Science Laboratory & Training Centre, USA Ph. D. in Forensic Science Firearms Forensics
4. Mrs. Patricia P. Hamby Forensic Consultant International Forensic Science Laboratory & Training Centre, USA M. S. – Criminalistics Forensic Serology
5. Mr. Bharat Lakhtariya Senior Reporter (Law) & Legal Advisor Gujarat Samachar B.Com, L.L.M. (Criminology) Law
6. Mr. Nadav Z. Levin Head – Toolmarks & Materials Laboratory Division of Identification & Forensic Science – Israel M. Sc. – Geology Toolmarks & Materials Identification
7. Dr. Jurrien Bijhold Senior forensic scientist – image analysis biometrics, crime scene reconstruction and visualization Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague Ph.D., M.Sc. – Physics Forensic Digital Imaging
8. Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Ex. Director DFSL, Maharastra Cum Technical Adviser IFS, Govt. of Maharastra M.Sc., Ph.D., MBA(HR) Forensic Science & Technical Education
9. Dr. Sudeep Srivastava General Manager Cadila Healthcare Ltd. Ph. D., M.Sc. – Pharmacology Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Science
10. Mr. H. P. Sanghvi Assistant Director, Computer Forensics Division Directorate of Forensic Science – Gujarat State M.Sc. – Physics Cyber Forensics
11. Dr. D. J. Shah Asst. Document Examiner Directorate of Forensic Science, Gujarat State Ph.D. Document Examination
12. Mr. Yogesh Khatri Forensic Expert White Hat School of Technologies Pvt. Ltd. M.S. Computer Science, USA Cyber Forensics
13. Dr. Snehal Bagatharia Biotechnologist – GSBTM Gandhinagar M.Sc., Ph.D. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
14. Hiral Shukla Research Fellow GSBTM, Gandhinagar M.Sc. Biotechnology Forensic Biotechnology
15. Mr. Nikunj N. Brahmbhatt Scientific Officer DFS, Gujarat State M.Sc., P.G.Dip. (Forensic & Environmental Science) Forensic DNA & Biotechnology
16. Dr. Pavithran Nambiar Sub-Inspector Police Research Centre, CID Crime Branch, Police Bhavan, Gandhinagar M.A., M.Phil., PhD Homeland Security & Anti-Terrorism

Guest Lectures

Sr. No. Name Designation Organisation Topic
1. Hon. Dr. Justice J.N. Bhatt Chairman Human Rights Commission, Gujarat State Evidential Value of Forensic Opinion
2. Dr. M. P. Goutam Ex. Director FSL – Raipur, Chattisgarh Chemistry and Toxicology
3. Dr. A. K. Dwivedi Deputy Director & Head Pharmaceutical Division, CDRI, Lucknow Pharmacology and pharmaceutical Drug analysis
4. Dr. M. S. Thakur Chief Scientist and Professor Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore Forensic Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology
5. Prof. Alok Dhawan Professor Ph.D., FNASc, FST, FAEB, FINS, FAScAW Institute of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University Forensic Toxicology, Biotechnology, Developmental Toxicology.
6. Dr. Girish Parmar Dean Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad Forensic Odontology
7. Dr. P. Sivaperumal Scientist ‘B’ National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Toxicology
8. Dr. M. M. K. Reddy Scientist-EI IITR, Lucknow Chemistry and Toxicology