CamCareUK is specially formed to promote equality, diversity and racial harmony for the public benefit by promoting activities to foster understanding between people from diverse backgrounds.
Shrobona Bhattacharya is a District and Town Councillor, community leader, visionary, charity worker who founded the CamCare UK in 2017.
Before the CamCare UK was born, Shrobona continued her work through her another registered Charity, Mudra Academy of Performing Arts UK(2011). Mudra Academy helped young people to develop their skills and the capability to face challenges in their lives, making the best use of the potentials using knowledge and as evident by Cambourne Science Fair and Family Arts Day. Shrobona is a passionate ambassador of STEM with a PhD degree in Biological Sciences. She takes every opportunity to work with children and youth to unfold their potential interest in STEM and facilitates them to become collaborative, critical and creative thinkers.
Shrobona has exhibited her passion by running the Science Festivals, Electronics and Robotics Club to help children to “think like a scientist and engineer” and preparing them to demonstrate, mentor, present on TV, write reports, create repositories, conduct workshops, participate in competitions and volunteering. These initiatives will make the children productive global members of the society and leaders in the coming generations.
Shrobona’s other main aim is to remove the loneliness and social isolation from the society, for which she runs several community-based projects. She is running more than 18 people-oriented activities through CamCare UK and Mudra Academy which bring sustainability and creates integrity in the local areas.
Dr. Sujit Bhattacharya is the co-founder of the CERC along with his wife Cllr. Dr. Shrobona Bhattacharya and has been the mentor since the inception of the club. At present, Sujit is professionally working as a Principal Engineer at Evonetix involved in the design and development of a large array of control-intensive digital electronics for a novel approach to the synthesis of DNA. Previously, he worked as a Radar Systems Design Authority for advanced radar systems at Blighter Surveillance Systems.
He has been active in mentoring students for various research projects and conducting science and engineering related activities in and around Cambridge. Sujit was Senior Scientist/ Engineer at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for more than 16 years and Project Manager for the design of satellite sub-systems for ISRO’s RISAT-II satellite.
After completing his PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, he was also involved in Engineering research both at Queen’s University Belfast and Imperial College London. During his tenure at Imperial College London, he designed sub-systems for the Magnetometer payload of European Space Agency’s (ESA) SolarOrbiter satellite.
Sujit is a trustee of the education charity STEM Team East, Senior Member of IEEE, US and Fellow of IETE, India, Mentor for Form the Future, STEM Ambassador, Mentor for Nuffield Research, School Governor.
Dr. Ravichander Vipperla is speech technology enthusiast and has contributed towards various AI based solutions that are in large scale deployment. He presently works with Amazon as a Senior Applied Scientist.
He serves as a Trustee of Camcare UK and his partnership with the Bhattacharyas dates back to 2008 when they first came together to form a student charitable society at the University of Edinburgh.
He thoroughly enjoys interacting with curious young minds at various initiatives such as Science festival and Robotics club organized by Camcare UK. The potential of the next generation fills him with joy.
Ramesh is happily married with 2 lovely boys. He is an enthusiastic sports person and engages in a lot of fitness activities like Badminton, Cycling, running and walking. His other interests are photography and learning musical instruments.
Ramesh has done his Bachelors in Technology at one of the top universities NITT (National Institute to Technology) in India. He has around 16 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry working with leading companies like Sasken, Nokia, Ericsson and currently working for Mediatek Inc based in Cambourne, UK. He has worked in various Technology G’s starting from 2G, 3G, 4G and currently involved in 5G technology.
Having met Shrobona, Sujit paved the way for him to actively participate in local community activities like Cookery club dinner, Cambourne Mela, Festival of lights, Festival of colours and many more events organised by Camcare UK. He exhibits excellent sportsmanships for the local community events and is also an enthusiastic team player.
Doroteja Maklin is a Senior Program Manager and Lean Innovation Consultant at Lean Analytics Association based in Cambourne but working with SMEs, Corporations and Universities around the globe. She focuses on the improvement of innovation processes, and the introduction of open innovation and design thinking approaches to help organisations become better and more efficient innovation innovators.
Doroteja is a service design facilitator, Cambridge design thinking meetup co-host and co-creation evangelist with a mission to help the local community grow by building the entrepreneurial spirit and supporting local educational activities.
Matic is a design thinker, co-author of the Lean Product Development Best Practices book, lean coach, and an innovation catalyst who helps global companies, startups and individuals to increase their innovation potential, establish thriving innovation culture and change the way they do business.
He is currently working as a Sr. Program Manager, Design Thinking Facilitator and Lean Coach at the Lean Analytics Association. With over 7 years of experience in lean thinking for innovation, design thinking, and creative thinking, Matic supports organizations to overcome their innovation barriers, find new opportunities, and exploit them.
He is also one of the co-hosts of the Cambridge Design Thinking meetup, conference speaker, and enthusiastic business innovation and digital technology evangelist. He has worked with companies from Aerospace, Automotive, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Internet & Telecommunication, Building Automation, Home Appliances and others.
An IT engineer by profession and a Team Coach for FLL (IET FIRST® LEGO® League) competitions. Coached the club’s kids to first-ever FLL Championship in 2019. He is also joint editor of CERC Ignite magazine and continues to support the club’s various activities
Soumya has a B.Tech in Computer Science and an MBA in International Business. An experienced techno-functional leader, most of his career has been spent steering complex multi-year programmes in diverse digital landscape to drive business performance and customer delight, while working with teams across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Soumya’s professional experience spans management consulting, information technology, industry and a deep tech start-up.
He currently mentors the editorial team for IGNITE, CERC’s STEM focused magazine entirely authored, edited and maintained by children interested in STEM.
Joanna Patterson-Cross is passionate about photography and the art of capturing exciting, emotional, and incredible moments. As a Cambridge-based photographer, she loves working with the community and her work has been featured in local publications, including the Cambridge Independent. Outside of photography, Joanna studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford before being selected as a scholar for the Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health (NIH) PhD program, which included research at both the University of Oxford and the NIH (USA). She is currently a Commercial Content Editor, where she writes commercial and technical content for life scientists.
Andy Fell is a principal electronics engineer at TTP, specialising mainly in Radio Frequency engineering across a broad range of communications technologies, but in particular satellite communications across a wide range of services and types from ‘Broadband from space’ to the ‘Internet of Things’. He has been involved in managing and designing lots of other electronics projects, including designing the electronics in the recent Covid-19 ventilator that has been on the news and promoted by Dyson. Andy has been a CERC mentor on a few projects, since the group started: Namely the CERC Team Piwars entry, known as ‘CERCBot’, where the children used a Raspberry Pi to programme the home built robot around various courses and challenges. Also, he has been mentoring the CERC junior Lego team (the CERC Master Builders), where the children have learnt all about engineering, working in a team and different aspects of structures and design. During his spare time, he has a private pilot’s license and like to fly his microlight. He is also a Cub Scout leader for 2nd Cambourne Scout Group.
Yati is a people-focused and customer-centric leader with 17 years of experience across chemicals, technology, smelting, mining, and non-profit organisations. Adept in P&L, Customer Delivery, Operations, Project, and Technology management across three continents. Known for delivering extraordinary business results on complex assignments through the application of heartful leadership, change management principles and building collaborative relationships at all levels of the organisation, from operators to management board. Yati aspires to bring transformational change through innovative business models that deliver significant societal value as well as maximise sustainable livelihood creation. Yati, a meditation aficionado, volunteers with Heartfulness.org and is a certified trainer.