Leadership Team

Mr Nalini Kant Gupta, MS (Electrical Engineering)

Founder and Managing Director, Mr. N.K. Gupta has 40+ years of experience in business and technology development. He developed the first commercially viable microporous membranes in India. Prior to founding Advanced Microdevices Pvt. Ltd. (mdi) in 1976, he had no exposure of producing or using membranes and he single handedly developed the complete membrane technology. Currently he spearheads the research and development at mdi and provides the focus to constantly develop and manufacture customized and innovative products.

Mr. Gupta received his BE degree from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh in Electronics Engineering in 1970 and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, USA. From 1971-1975 he worked as a Design Engineer (MOS ICs) with American Microsystem Inc (AMI), Santa Clara, USA. AMI was one of the founding companies of the Silicon Valley and Mr. Gupta performed excellent work in helping develop the first calculators. He also worked as a Scientist at Stanford University, California, USA.

Mr. Gupta has been awarded Outstanding Engineer Award by Governor of Haryana for his pioneering work in developing membranes in India.

Dr. Ashawant Gupta, Ph.D

Dr. Ashawant Gupta is the Executive Director at Advanced Microdevices Pvt. Ltd. (mdi) and has 20+ years experience in Industry, Research, and Teaching. He has been with mdi since 1997 and is responsible for Administration and Production.

Dr. Gupta received BE degree in Electrical Engineering from MSRIT, Bangalore in 1989 and MS and Ph.D. degree in 1991 and 1997, respectively, both in Microelectronics, from Santa Clara University, California, USA. He received the Ross Tucker Master's Memorial Award in 1991 for his Master's Thesis from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. He has published and presented over 20 papers in international journals and conferences.

Prior to joining mdi, Ashawant worked as a Researcher/Engineer at Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA.

Mr Rajni Kant, MS (Electrical Engineering), MBA

Mr. Rajni Kant has 35+ years of experience in industry and heads the associate company of mdi, Micro Instruments Co., which manufactures high-reliability fractional horsepower motors for use in automotive and appliance industry. At mdi, Mr. Kant is responsible for leading the Mechanical Engineering Department directing the development of plastic injection moulding tools and production machinery.

Mr. Vivek Sheel Gupta, B.Sc., MBA

Mr. Vivek Sheel has been associated with Advanced Microdevices Pvt. Ltd.(mdi) for more than 20 years and has vast experience in the use of microporous membrane filters in Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences. He is currently heading Marketing.

Vivek Sheel holds a B.Sc. and MBA degree from Kurukshetra University.

Mr. Jitendra Jindal, BE (Electrical Engineering)

Mr. Jitendra Jindal is associated with mdi for more than 20 years. He has deep understanding of microfiltration membranes and their applications and has handled various filter validation projects for conventional as well as complex molecules, drug delivery formulations and recombinant proteins. He is responsible for Sales in India.
Jitendra received BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Maharashtra University in 1993. He is a member of PDA (Parentral Drug Association).


Mrs. Santvana Kansal is a Physics Honors graduate from Punjab University, Chandigarh. She has also done her Masters in Business Administration with specialization in International Business from the same university. She has worked extensively in business development and lived in Japan and HongKong that helped her develop an insight into their cultural and business environment. Mrs. Kansal currently heads the international business at mdi bringing along her vast experience and skills to create and develop efficient channel partners helping us cater to the needs of our customers worldwide.


Dr. Rishi Kant is an electronics engineer who did his PhD from Stanford University and his B.S and M.S from UC (University of California) Berkeley. He worked with McKinsey & Company for over four years, helping clients with their business strategy and operations challenges. He has been contributing towards improving business operations at mdi.

Mr. Rohit Singhal, B.Tech (Electronics & Instrumentation), PGCM (Marketing)

Mr. Rohit Singhal joined mdi in 2012 with an experience of 9 years in various technical and business development profiles dealing with industrial products.He was associated with different Japanese and American multi-national companies in his previous assignments. His experience included channel management and product marketing. He was brought in the company to have a dedicated focus on the US market. With his new ideas he is now contributing to the growth of mdi in international markets.