Dr. Rai received his Doctorate in Biological Engineering from University of Arkansas and his Bachelor's of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Prior to his role at Nanowear, Pratyush pursued an academic career at the University of Arkansas in the capacities of both Research Assistant and Research Associate. He has 12+ years of experience in research and development in e-textile-based medical devices, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering.
At Nanowear, he leads the research and development of cloth-based nanosensor systems for remote monitoring of patients. He has led successful development and roll out of multiple wearable e-textile based medical products. His field of expertise are the e- textile device design, biomedical systems, nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, medical device development processes including design control, clinical study design and testing, FDA 510(k) regulatory strategy, e-textile manufacturing, process design, and automation. His research work has been published in top journals in engineering. Also, he's the co-inventor of multiple patents on the first of its cloth based nanosensor technology, nanosensor manufacturing, microscopy, and AI/ML based remote monitoring.
Pratyush is actively involved in consortiums for advancing the functional e-textiles industry (representing Nanowear at AFFOA) and committee for industrial standards for e-textile (IPC and AATCC).
He is currently a chairman of D-73 E-Textiles Printed Electronics Design Standards Task Group for IPC 8952 and D-74 E-Textile Test Methods Development and Validation Subcommittee. He was a member of the core drafting team of D-72 sub-committee for IPC 8921 Requirements for Woven and Knitted Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles) Integrated with Conductive Fibers, Conductive Yarns and/or Wires.