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PROFESSOR G. D. YADAV, B. Chem. Eng. Ph.D. (Tech.), D.Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPK), FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FRSC (UK), FISTE, FIChemE (UK), FIIChE
Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor
J.C. Bose National Fellow (Govt. of India)
(Deemed University, Elite Status on par with IITs, IISc, IISERs & Centre of Excellence, Govt of Maharashtra)
Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, Padmashri Awardee

Professor Ganapati D. Yadav is the Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. He is J.C. Bose National Fellow and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was conferred Padma Shri by the President of India on March 28, 2016 for his outstanding contributions to Science and Engineering. He is internationally recognized by many prestigious and rare awards, fellowships and honours for his seminal contributions to education, research and innovation in green chemistry and engineering, catalysis, chemical engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy engineering and development of clean and green technologies. He has provided inspiring leadership to the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Catalysis Society of India, and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. His passion for Sanskrit, Vedas, Etymology, Philosophy and literature stands him apart. He has earned his B.Chem.Eng. (1974), Ph.D. (Tech.) in Chemical Engineering (1980) from the University of Bombay Department of Chemical Technology (famously known as UDCT then; now ICT). The D.Y. Patil University, Kolhapur conferred upon him D. Sc. (Hon. Causa) in 2016. He has won over 100 national and international honours, awards, fellowships, editorships, etc.

He was Leverhulme Overseas Visiting Fellow at Loughborough University (1980-81), PDF/NSERC Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada (1982-84), Johansen Crosby Visiting Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (2001-02) and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Asian Initiative of Purdue University President (2007), Distinguished Visiting Professor Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

His research productivity is phenomenal: supervision of 92 doctoral and 94 masters theses, over 350 original research papers, 83 national and PCT patents; 3 books; h-index of 50, i10 index of 188; 9000+ citations. He is one of the topmost engineering scientists in India and actively involved in patenting, publishing and transferring technologies to industry. He has given more than 575 orations, plenary lectures, keynote addresses and seminars across the world in his chequered career. He has been an active consultant to industry with more than 70 assignments and over 70 sponsored research projects for past 35 years. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangaluru and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Chemical Society, Indian Society for Technical Education (Hon.) among others.

He was honoured with Syed Hussain Zaheer Medal for Engineering by INSA (2017), D. M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Chemical Council (2013) and Dr. B. P. Godrej Lifetime Achievement Award of IIChE (2013). The Indian Chemical Council conferred upon him Life Time Achievement Award and gold medal (2014). The Indian Speciality Chemicals Manufacturers Association bestowed upon him the Best Researcher award in 2014. He was bestowed with the first Loknete Sadashivrao Mandlik Memorial Award for his contribution to Education and Research in 2016.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) published a Festschrift (special issue) of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (2014) in his honour with 65 original research papers from scientists from all over the world. He is the Founder President ACS India International Chapter. He is on editorial boards of prestigious journals like: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Green Chemistry, Applied Catalysis A: Gen, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chem., Catalysis Communications, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Current Catalysis, etc. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis in Green Chemistry & Engineering (2017, Begell House, USA).

Other noteworthy recognitions include: Chairman, APCAT-7, Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis, Jan. 17-21, 2017 Mumbai; Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and Institute Chemical Engineers UK; Canadian Catalysis Foundation’s Cross-Canada Lectureship; John van Geuns Lectureship, Amsterdam University; Park Reilly Distinguished Speakership, Waterloo University; Visiting Professorship, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; He is elected Chairman of Asia Pacific Conference on Catalysis, and is on governing council of APCAT, the confederation of catalysis societies from Asia Pacific region. He is a member, International Advisory Board, The State Key Laboratory for Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences. He served as Director, Asia-Pacific Confederation of Chemicals Engineering Institutes.

He is recipient of honours such as IIT-Roorkee’s Khosla National Award; H.L. Roy Memorial Lecture; RPG Life Sciences’ Padma Vibhushan MM Sharma Medal; Institution of Engineer’s Eminent Engineer Award; Ashland Padma Vibhushan CNR Rao Medal; Dr. Anji Reddy Innovator of the Year Award; Dhirubhai Ambani Oration Award- IIChE-Reliance Industries; Anna University’s National Award for the Most Outstanding Academician; VASVIK Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, Best Teacher Award, Maharashtra Govt.

His contributions to development of the Chemical Engineering profession in India are incomparable. As President of the IIChE (2001), he established 51 national awards through endowments. He has been a member or chaired several national and international committees of MHRD, DST, DBT, UGC, AICTE, CSIR, the PSA’s on Green Chemistry, the Planning Commission’s Pan India S&T Committee, and the Government of Maharashtra’s Rajiv Gandhi S&T Commission Peers Group. He is Chairman, Research Council, CSIR-CSMCRI, member of RC of IICT Hyderabad and NIIST Trivandrum. He has served as a Chairman/member of Selection Committees of directors of many CSIR labs. He is Chairman, Advisory of DST-National Centre for Catalysis Research, IIT-Madras and international PAC in Chemical Sciences of DST. He is a member of Maharashtra Innovation Council. He is Chairman, Waste Management Expert Committee, DST-Govt of India, and serves on Boards of two companies as independent Director. He has been actively involved as Chairman/member of many committees of UGC, AICTE, NAAC, DST, DBT, CSIR, CII, FICCI, ICC, IIChE, ACS, among others, and is one of the most active scientists and administrators in the World.

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