Dr. Sukanya Datta, Senior Principal Scientist at the CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata is a well- known science communicator and author. She acquired herdoctoratein Zoology from the University of Calcutta, before joining the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhias a Scientist. She has authored and co-authored many popular science books including an encyclopedia of S&T. She has also published one children’s fantasy and four collections of science fiction short stories and written docudramas for radio. Her biography of Sir Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar was published as a tribute to CSIR’s Founding Father on the occasion of CSIR’s 70th Foundation Day.
Dr Datta has had a long stint as Associate Editor, Science Reporter: India’s premier popular science magazine, CSIR News and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. She is a Resource Person for All India Radio, New Delhi, National Book Trust, Publications Division, VigyanPrasar and CSIR-Human Resource Development Centre.