Professor Manjula Waldron

Dr. Manjula Bhushan Waldron is currently an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center. She received her BS (Physics) from Delhi University; a BE-ECE from IISc (‘65); and MS-EE (’68) and PhD-EE (’71) from Stanford University. She is an author and lecturer on living well, mind-body medicine, neural networks and biomedical product design; more recently, a novelist. She has over 100 technical in engineering design, neural networks, biomedical product design and deafness.

In her 50 years of teaching career, Dr. Waldron has taught at Stanford, University of Houston, The Ohio State University, and University of New South Wales in Australia. Currently at the Stanford, she focuses on effects of Biosignals on longevity and advanced mind-body medicine and is a well-being holistic coach for healthy aging. She has taught “Resilient aging for achieving longevity,” as well as science and spirituality courses for Stanford Continuing Studies. She has also taught “design for diversity” and Smart robots in Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering Design.

Dr. Waldron was the first Asian woman in Electrical Engineering at Stanford to get her Ph.D. degree. She has been an adventurer in many other ways: leaving India in the 1960s for graduate studies in the U.S., creating the first biomedical program/course in Australia, being the first engineering woman to create a neural network course, migrating from being a full professor in biomedical engineering to being a social and wellness engineer. Dr. Waldron has written a novel “Love Partitioned” based on her family’s experiences as refugees during the India-Pakistan Partition of 1947.