Meet Dr. Sunitha Grandhee

Dr. Sunitha Grandhee has joined CVV as Director, Centre of Excellence in Applied Indian Knowledge Systems. She is a passionate Organic Chemist by profession. She received her PhD from IIT, Chennai and Post Doctoral fellowship from Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in the area of Organic Synthesis, Diabetes and Aging Research. She has worked for 28 years at BASF (the world’s largest chemical company) and at GE and Bayer playing various roles as Research Scientist, Technical Marketing, Marketing and New Business Development. She managed a team of marketing, looking for new and long-range opportunities. She has numerous publications, book chapters, and patents to her credit. She has been invited to many conferences as a guest speaker for coatings and chemistry. Dr. Grandhee has also taught Organic Chemistry as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit.
In 2019, Dr. Grandhee, along with her husband, successfully completed the two-year Vedanta course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya led by Swami Bodhatmananda and simultaneously took an early retirement to fully dedicate her life to the spread of Vedanta. She has been taking classes on the Bhagavad Gita, prakarna granthas, Vedic chanting, meditation and Sanskrit in the Detroit area ever since. She has also been successful in the outreach of Vedanta to the communities, hospitals and corporate and has been invited to give Vedanta lectures at various temples in and around Detroit. Besides she is skilled in playing Carnatic Music on the Bansuri and has taught many students.