Shri Abhay K. Bhushan | Technopreneur.
Shri Abhay K. Bhushan was a major contributor to the development of the Internet TCP/IP architecture, and was the author of FTP and the early versions of email protocols. He is co-holder of 12 US patents on semiconductor drying and cleaning technologies. Shri Bhushan
obtained his B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1965, and Masters in EE and Masters in Management degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shri Bhushan was the Director Rural Development and Appropriate Technology at the Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad in 1978, and was senior manager in Engineering and Development at Xerox Corporation where he initiated and managed the award winning Xerox Environmental Leadership. He was co-founder of YieldUP International, which went public on NASDAQ in 1995, and of Portola Communications, which was acquired by Netscape in 1997. Shri Bhushan has been a mentor to a host of start-up ventures in USA, and is on the Board of Pointcross Inc. and Chairman of Asquare, Inc. He is the founding past president of Pan IIT USA and past president of IIT Kanpur Alumni Association and the IIT Kanpur Foundation. He is presently on the Board of the IIT Gandhinagar Foundation in US. Shri Bhushan is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Kanpur, for excellence in entrepreneurship and his outstanding contributions to social activities, and also received the Community Service Award from the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce., USA.