ORG Strand Life Sciences Title BIO Dr. Chandru is Chairman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Vijay Chandru (PhD, MIT 1982) is an academic entrepreneur named as the "Technology Pioneer" by World Economic Forum in 2006. Chandru is founder of Strand Life Sciences and currently services as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Chandru's Institute of Science. Chandru is the recipient of several awards and honors: Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (1996), MCIT Dewang Mehta Award for Innovation in IT (2001), UGC Hari Om Trust Award for "Science and Society" (2003), the President's Medal of INFORMS in 2006, distinguished Alumni award by the MIT India Program in 2007, and was recognized as the Biospectrum Biotech Entrepreneur of 2007. Chandru is the elected President (2009-2012) of Association of Biotech led Enterprises (ABLE), the apex trade body representing the Indian Biotech Industry.