Member Profile


Contact Info

First Name: Vijay Shankar

Last Name: Balakrishnan

Email: Send Email

Occupation:Science Writer


Company: Freelance

Category of Membership: Public

Areas of expertise:

  • Agriculture/Food
  • Electronics/Computing/Communications
  • Energy
  • Science Policy
  • Biology/Health/Medicine
  • Chemistry/Biotechnology/Pharma
  • Earth Sciences/Oceanography
  • Environment


Vijay is a passionate seeker of knowledge, particularly in science. Interest in reading about science, and writing practice since school days led him to be a full-time writer, after his PhD. Besides being geeky, Vijay likes to cook, travel, listen to music. Occasional photography puts Vijay back in writing and thinking mode!