Meet the team

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Mr. Prakash Ramadass, MS (USA)

Director & Co-Founder

Prakash has over 17 years of experience bringing innovative technologies to market with proven expertise in Product – Management, Marketing, and Development from leading global technology companies in Silicon Valley, California, USA. Besides being an energetic leader, Prakash has a proven ability to work in a matrix environment with a successful track record of driving, managing, growing products, revenue, and customer base in a multitude of challenging emerging industries.

Moreover, Prakash is a passionate social entrepreneur and angel investor who has shown a strong interest in developing, funding, and implementing solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. Lately, he has been supporting, mentoring, and investing in ideas that would help solve sustainability, climate change, and food scarcity issues for a healthy green planet initiative.

Prakash holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a BS in Electronics from Mepco Schlenk Engineering College. Prakash enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, cricket, and staying outdoors.


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Ms. Monisha Reddy, MS (USA)

CFO & Co-Founder

Monisha is one of the co-founders, Chief Financial Officer and member of the board of directors for Seagrass Technologies Pvt Ltd. Monisha acts as a liaison to address the gaps between the technical and management functions given her background in biotechnology and business management. She possesses strong experience in project management, marketing, Human resources along with micro algae culturing and harvesting techniques.

Monisha holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from New York University, USA and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai, India.

Monisha holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from New York University, USA and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai, India.


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Dr. Swaminathan Detchanamurthy, M. Tech., Ph.D.

CSO & Co-Founder

Dr.Swaminathan is one of the co-founders and member of the Board of Directors for Seagrass Technologies Pvt Ltd. He holds a PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering (Bioprocess Engineering Specialization) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Earlier he had completed his Master of Technology in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA University, India and bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from E. G. S. Pillay Engineering College (affiliated to Bharathidasan University), India.

Currently he is working for the University of Queensland, Australia as a scientist and also serves in the board for various algae-based companies in Australia and India. Earlier to this position, he was working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai-India. Prior to that position, he was working as a postdoctoral teaching and research fellow at the Chemical Engineering Department of University of Mississippi, MS-USA and as a postdoctoral research associate at Microbiology and Cell Sciences Dept., University of Florida, FL-USA. Before taking up the PhD position, he was working as lecturer for 4 years in two different institutes in India, Bharath University and Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai-India.

He has received a research funding under young scientist category worth of INR 200 K from SERB-DST in his earlier position and successfully completed a project related to environmental pollution control. His current research focuses on the production of value added products from marine micro algae, photo-bioreactor design with LEDs, air pollution control through innovative biological technologies etc., So far he has published 25 research articles in high impact factor journals in his field of specialization. He has also written a book on bioreactor design and contributed two chapters in a bio-refinery related book recently.

His expertise in the field of bioprocess engineering (both academic and research) and especially in the specific area of algal bioprocess and pollution control brings asset to Seagrass Technologies and hence he leads the R&D wing of the company as Chief Scientific Officer.


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 Dr. Suganya Baskaran M.Tech, Ph.D 

COO & Co-Founder 

Dr. Suganya is one of the co-founders, Chief Operating Officer and member of the board of directors for Seagrass Technologies Pvt Ltd. She possesses excellent skills in the areas of algal culturing & harvesting and plant tissue culture which strengthens the team in terms of operations and maintenance.

Dr. Suganya holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai-India and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.

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Balaji Elangovan,M.Tech (Ph.D)

Business & Technical Head

Balaji Elangovan is a core team member who is experienced in handling all functional aspects of business. He has 6 years of experience in handling various interdisciplinary researches Projects in fields of Clinical Research, Drug discovery, stem cells and micro algae. His expertise in Business and research project management makes him a bridge between Business & Technical. His strong skills are marketing, Investor relations, client management and technical expertise in microalgae.

Balaji Elangovan holds a Masters and bachelors degree in biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai and currently doing in industry sponsered Ph.D programme(part time) in National Institute of Technology, Andra Pradesh (NIT –AP).

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