Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Prof. G.D.Yadav

FTWAS, FNA, FNASc,FRSC (UK), FIChemE (UK), FIIChE, Emeritus Professor of Eminence and Former Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor J.C. Bose National Fellow (Govt. of India)

Department : Chemical Engineering

Date of Joining :22/10/1986

URL :

Email Address : gd.yadav@ictmumbai.edu.in

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Office Extention : 1001

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name GANAPATI DADASAHEB YADAV
  Personal Name Middle Name (father’s name) Surname or family name
Nationality Indian Date of Birth September 14, 1952
Place of Birth Village: Arjunwada, Taluka: Radhanagari, District: Kolhapur, State: Maharashtra, PIN-416208

Current Designations and Official Address:

  • Vice Chancellor & R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor
  • Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Innovation,
  • J.C. Bose National Fellow (DST-GoI)

INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY*

(Deemed University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956; Elite Status & Centre of Excellence- Govt. of Maharashtra, Category I Institute MHRD/UGC), Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga MUMBAI-40019 INDIA


*Three Campuses@ Mumbai, IndianOil Odisha Campus, Bhubaneswar, Marathwada Campus, Jalna

Tel: +91-22-3361-1001 (D), 3361-1111/2222 (B)

Fax: +91-22-3361-1020; 3361-1002

Email: gd.yadav@ictmumbai.edu.in; vc@ictmumbai.edu.in

Web: http://www.ictmumbai.edu.in

Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Australia

Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Residential Address:

Vice Chancellor’s Residence

Institute of Chemical Technology Nathalal Parekha Marg, Matunga MUMBAI- 400019 INDIA

T: 91-22-33611010/11/12/13

F: 91-22-3361-1013

M: 91-98330-90510

Private Email: gdyadav@gmail.com; gdyadav@yahoo.com

EMPLOYMENT: ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1. J. C. Bose National Fellow, Dept of Science & Technology, GoI 1 Apr 2010- on
2. Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia March 2019-
3. Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Sept 2013-
4. Adjunct Professor, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia 1 May 2011-16
5. Director and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor of Chemical Technology Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai May 29,2009- Apr 2011
6. Dean, Research, Consultancy and Resource Mobilisation, ICT Sep.05-May 09
7. Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, UICT/ICT Jan 06-May 09
8. Darbari Seth Professor of Inorganic Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, UDCT/UICT, U of Mumbai Oct 96- May 09
9. Chief Coordinator, Centre for Nanosciences & Nanotechnology, U of Mumbai Jun 06- May 10
10. Chief Coordinator, Centre for Green Technology, U of Mumbai Jun 05-May 09
11. Coordinator, UGC Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemical Engineering Jan 06-May 09
12. Coordinator, UGC Networking Resource Centre in Chem. Engineering Oct 08-May 09
13. Co-P.I., DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences , ICT Dec 07-May 09
14. PI, ICT-DAE Centre for Chemical Engineering Edu & Research Mar 08-May 09
15. Head Warden, ICT/UICT Hostels, U of Mumbai Feb 06-May 09
16. Warden, Hostel No. 2 and 5 , UDCT/UICT, U of Mumbai Oct. 05-May 09
17. Warden, Hostel No. 2, UDCT/UICT, U of Mumbai May 91-Oct 05
18. Johansen Crosby Visiting Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering , Michigan State U, East Lansing, MI, USA Sep 01- Aug 02
19. Distinguished Visiting Scholar , Asian Initiative of Purdue U President Sep 07 -Nov 07
20. Distinguished Visiting Professor , Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan Dec 07
21. Senior Visiting Fellow, Loughborough U, UK May 90-Sep 90
22. Reader in Chemical Engineering, UDCT, U of Mumbai Oct 86- Sep 96
23. Herdillia Chemicals-UDCT Diamond Jubilee Distinguished Fellow (Professor's grade), UDCT, U of Mumbai Aug 95- Jul 96
24. Consultant, Bombay Oil Industries Ltd, Mumbai Aug 86-Oct 86
25. NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, U of Waterloo, Canada Oct 82-Jul 86
26. Research Officer, Bombay Oil Industries Ltd, Mumbai Feb 82-Sep 82
27. Leverhulme Overseas Visiting Fellow, Loughborough U, UK Oct 80-Sep 81
28. Associate Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, UDCT, U of Mumbai Aug 76- Sep 80

EDUCATION

Exam Year School/Institute Board/Univ Class Award/Honour
S.S.C. 1968 Private High School, Kolhapur Pune Board (Entire Mah. State) I Class with Distinction GOI Scholar, SSC Board Merit
Pre-Degree Sc. 1969 Rajaram College, Kolhapur Shivaji University, Kolhapur I Class with Distinction GOI Scholar
Pre-Prof.(Engg.) 1970 Rajaram College, Kolhapur Shivaji Univ, Kolhapur I Class with Distinction 4th rank in Univ GOI Scholar
B. Chem. Eng. 1974 UDCT, Mumbai Bombay Univ. I Class GOI Scholar, Kapilram Vakil Prize
M. Chem. Eng.I (Theo) 1975 UDCT, Mumbai Bombay Univ. I Class with Distinction UGC JRF, 2nd Rank
M. Chem. Eng.-II (Res.) 1976 UDCT, Mumbai Bombay Univ. Converte to Ph D (Tech) UGC, JRF
*Ph.D.(Tech.) 1980 UDCT, Mumbai Bombay Univ. Gharda Chemicals Best Thesis UGC, SRF*
Post-Doctoral Fellow 1980- 81 Chemical Engg Dept Loughborough U, UK Leverhulme Overseas Fellow Unilever Trust
Post-Doctoral Fellow 1982-86 Chemical Engg Dept U of Waterloo, Canada NSERC Fellow NSERC Project

*Simultaneously worked as Associate Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Title of Ph D (Tech.) (Chem. Eng) Thesis : Heterogeneous Reactions : Chlorination of aqueous phenols and aromatic sulfonic acids; Effect of diffusivity on true gas-side mass transfer coefficient; Phase transfer catalysis; Gas absorption with instantaneous chemical reaction followed by desorption of the intermediate species.

Supervisor: Padma Vibhushan Professor M.M. Sharma, FRS, FNA, FTWAS

HONORARY DOCTORATES

  1. D. Sc. (Hon. Causa) – D.Y. Patil University, Kolhapur, April 2016
  2. D. Eng. (Hon. Causa)- National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Nov. 2019

RESEARCH INTERESTS & PRODUCTIVITY STATISTICS

1. Green Chemistry, Engineering and Technology
  Fundamental and applied aspects of green chemistry and engineering, particularly in the design and development of benign and eco-efficient processes in the chemical and allied industries such as bulk chemicals, intermediates, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, perfumes and flavours, and inorganic chemicals. Pioneered education and research in India in this discipline
2. Catalysis: Science and Engineering
  New catalytic materials, Sulfated zirconia, heteropolyacids, ion exchange resins, redox materials, phase transfer catalysis, ionic liquids, reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide, modelling and simulation, biocatalysis in non-aqueous media, synergism of chemical catalysis with microwaves and ultrasound, cascade engineered catalysis, biorefinery, Biomass valorisation, Waste to wealth
3. Chemical Reaction Engineering, and Multiphase Reactors and Reactions
  Multi-phase Reaction Engineering, , Kinetics of heterogeneous reactions, Gas absorption and desoprtion with chemical reaction, Micro-reactors
4. Nanomaterials and Nanocatalysis
  Solid acids, superacids & bases, sulphated zirconia, UDCaT, MUICaT and ICaT series of novel catalysts, ion exchange resins, heteropoly acids, clays, zeolites, novel redox materials, functionalised carbon nanotubes; Membrane synthesis and applications
5. Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  Enzyme catalysis in non-aqueous media, chiral separations, biomass conversion, biorefinery, Synergism of microwaves and biocatalysis
6. Energy Engineering and Sustainable Processes
  Hydrogen production and storage, Energy storage, Petroleum Engineering, Flow through porous media, Network modelling, Novel methods of enhanced oil recovery; Coal conversion, Biomass and waste-biomass conversion
7. Carbon Dioxide Valorisation into Chemicals, Fuels and Materials
  CO2 into methanol, dimethyl ether, formic acid, and hydrocarbons
8. Membrane Synthesis and Applications
  Synthesis of novel membranes for separation and reactions

RESEARCH STATISTICS IN PERSPECTIVE (as of August 13, 2019)

Peer reviewed Papers 436 index 56
Internat. Patents (filed) 97 i10 index 243
Patents granted 51 Cumulative impact factor 1362.814
Books/Monographs 3 Citations in papers ( since 1997) 11300+
Book Chapters 15 Topmost cited paper (>850) 1
Conference Papers 309 Papers with citations over 100 21
Invited Seminars/Orations 685+ Papers with citations over 50 59
Ph D Supervised 97 Citations in Books/Monographs 28
M. Tech Supervised 115 Citations in Patents 117
Post-Doc F supervised 34 Citations in Company Brochures 3
Industrial Consultations 70 Number of papers published during last 5 years ( 2013-May 2019) 181
Sponsored Projects 70 Cumulative Impact Factor of Papers during Last 5 years 574.442
Current Ph D students 19 Average Impact Factor of Papers during Last 5 years 3.173
Current Masters Students 18 Average citations/year (last 5 years) 887
Current Research Associates 8 No. of International Journals 68
Current Post-Doc Fellows 5 Number of Indian Journals 4
Reviewer of Internat. Journals >50 Fellowships: 4 National Academies & International Academies 5
Member of Editorial Boards 8 Fellowship of Professional Societies 5
Editor-in-Chief, Catalysis in Green Chem. & Engineering (Begell House, New York) 1 No. of awards and recognitions >125
Civilian Honour by the President of India, Padmashri (2016) 1    

GOOGLE SCHOLAR PUBLICATION AND CITATION STATISTICS

FELLOWSHIPS OF ACADEMIES AND SOCIETIES

INTERNATIONAL
2013 Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and Chartered Chemist
2010 Fellow, TWAS-Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, Trieste, Italy
2007 Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK and Chartered Engineer
2010 Member, American Chemical Society
2015 Founding Chair, American Chemical Society- India International Chapter
NATIONAL
2019 Council Member, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
2010 J. C. Bose National Fellow (DST-Govt. of India) (2010 on)
2017 Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
2016 Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
2003 Fellow, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI)
2006 Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
1997 Member, Indian Membrane Society
2015 Hon. Fellow, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
2001 President, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - Created a record 51 awards and endowments with industrial support (Rs. 1.25 Crores) – Most awards named after famous chemical engineers and chemists.
1999 Fellow, Indian Chemical Society and Chartered Chemist
1996 Fellow, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
2010- President, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (2007-10; 2010-13. 2013-19).
2005 Vice President, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (2005-07).
2001 Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
EDITOR, SPECIAL ISSUES/FESTSCHRIFTS OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS
2018 Editor-in-Chief, Catalysis in Green Chemistry and Engineering, Begell Publishers, New York
2018 Co-Editor, Special Issue, APCAT-7,Catalysis in Green Chemistry and Engineering
2018 Co-Editor, Catalysis Today, Special Issue ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Development, Peace and Prosperity; APCAT-7 papers
2018 Co-Editor, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, Special Issue ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Development’ ; APCAT-7 papers
2017 Co-Editor, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Special Issue ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Development, Peace and Prosperity; APCAT-7 papers
2015 Co-editor with A.Varma, Purdue University, USA, Festschrift of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS, December, 2015 in honour of Prof D. Ramkrishna, Purdue University.
2014- Associate Editor, European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
2014- Member, Editorial Board, Green Chemistry (RSC, UK)
2013- Associate Editor, Current Catalysis, Bentham Science Publishers
2013- Guest Editor along with A.K. Dalai (U of Saskatchewan) and Nicolas Abtzoglou (U of Sherbrooke) Catalysis Today on Catalytic Processes for Clean Energy, Waste Minimization and Green Chemicals (Elsevier), Vol. 207 (May 30, 2013)
2013- Member, Editorial Board, ACS Journal of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, USA
2012- Member, Editorial Board, Advanced Porous Materials (http://www.aspbs.com/apm.htm)
2012- Member, Editorial Board, The Scientific World Journal, Bentham Science Publishers
2011- Member, Editorial Board, Current Catalysis, Bentham Science Publishers
2009 Co-editor with Prof Donald Paul and Dr T.K. Jayaraman, Special issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society, USA) – Festschrift in honour of Dr B.D. Kulkarni, Distinguished Scientist, NCL, Pune on his 60th Birthday (Sept. 2009).
2007 Co-editor with Prof Donald Paul, Special issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society, USA (May 2007) – Festschrift in honour of Professor M.M. Sharma on his 70th Birthday.
2007-12 Member, Editorial Board, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer, USA
2007-11 Member, Board of Editors, Applied Catalysis A : General (Elsevier)
2006 Member, Editorial Board, Catalysis Communications, Elsevier, the Netherlands (2006 - present).
2005-08 Columnist, Literature Highlights, Organic Process Research and Development, American Chemical Society, USA and Royal Society for Chemistry, UK (2005 – 2008).
2005-11 Member, Editorial Board, Applied Catalysis A: General, Elsevier, The Netherlands
2005-11; 2015- on Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Elsevier, The Netherlands
2002-16 Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Berkeley Press, USA
National Journals and Magazines
2008- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, CSIR-NEERI
2006- Member, Editorial Board, Indian Chemical Engineer, I.I.Ch.E.
2004-on Member, Board of Editors, Bulletin of Catalysis Society of India
1997-99 Member, Editorial Board, Indian Chemical Engineer, IIChE
1996-98 Consulting Editor, Chemical Purchase.
1994-05 Hon. Consulting editor and Columnist, “E-Column”, Chemical Business, Colour Publications, Mumbai
2011 Chair (with Co-Chair Prof T. Pradeep, IIT-Madras and Prof Haiwon Lee, Hanyang University ), Second India-Korea Joint Workshop on Chemistry , Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Conclave, IIT-Madras, Taj Fisherman’s Cove, TN, Nov. 3-4, 2011.
  Team Leader and Chair, Indian Delegation of DST (with Prof. M. Beller and Prof B. Luecke ), Indo-German Joint Conference on Catalysis, Rostock, June 19-24, 2011.
  Team Leader, Indian Delegation of DST, Korea-India Joint Workshop on Energy and Environment, Seoul, South Korea, May 2-5, 2011
2010 Expert, India Initiative Program, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, October 28-29, 2010.
  Member, MHRD-UGC Delegation of 15 Indian Vice Chancellors for Leadership Development and Collaboration in Higher Education with UK, UKIERI, September 5-10, 2010.
2009 Member, Indian Delegation for framing MOU for Collaboration with Austria, December, 15-18, 2009.
  Delegate, Indian Catalysis Group Visiting France under the aegis of Indo-French Centre for Scientific Research, Workshop on Nano-Catalysis, France, May 18-25, 2009.
2003 Delegate, Indian Catalysis Group Visiting Hungary under the aegis of DST, Indo-Hungarian Workshop on Nano-Catalysis, Budapest, Hungary, May 18-25, 2003.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, HONOURS AND RECOGNITIONS

2019 Member APCAT-8 Committee,, Thailand
2019 Member, Governing Council, Asia Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies
2018 Member, Governing Council, International Association of Catalysis Societies
2018 20 papers crossed 100 citations; one 850 citations
2018 Crossed 10,000 citations with h-index 53 and i10 index 222 (Google Scholar)
2017 Elected Chair, APCAT-7, 7th Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis in Mumbai, January 17-21 , 2017
2015 Chair (Founder), ACS India International Chemical Sciences Chapter
2015 Individual award for excellence in volunteer service in recognition of his role and keen interest in the activities implemented in India and effort towards the formation of the ACS India Chapter
2015 Chair, International Conference on Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering (SusChemE); www.suscheme.in
2015 Co-editor with A.Varma, Purdue University, USA, Festschrift of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS, December, 2015 in honour of Prof D. Ramkrishna, Purdue University.
2015 Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production, Nano Catalysis for Clean Energy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Production (#81) organized by Ajay Dalai , Nicolas Abatzoglou, Burtron Davis, Azhar Uddin, Jansuz Kozinski, G.D. Yadav and Ahmad Tavasoli, PACIFICHEM 2015: The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 15-20, 2015
2014-19 Member, International Advisory Board (IAB), The State Key Laboratory for Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China (http://sklc.dicp.ac.cn/homepagee.htm),
2014 Honoured with a Festschrift (special issue) by Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS ( Vol. 53, Issue 49 (10 December 2014) for life time achievement:http://pubs.acs.org/toc/iecred/current# GanapatiDYadavFestschriftEditorial
2013 Member, Governing Council, Asia Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (14 countries) (http://www.apacs.dicp.ac.cn/apacs-committee.htm)
2013 Fellow, The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2010 Fellow, TWAS-Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, Trieste, Italy
2007 Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK and Chartered Engineer
International Distinguished Faculty Positions and Chairs
2019 Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia
2015 Distinguished Plenary Speaker, 42nd Convention of the South African Chemical Institute, Durban, November 29-Decenmber 4, 2015
2014 Distinguished Global Leader Seminar Speaker, Imperial College London (Leaders who have shaped the future of Chemical Engineering Profession, March 11, 2014
  Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Canada (June 2013- onwards)
2012 Cross Canada Lecture Tour Award (2012-13), Canadian Catalysis Society & Canadian Catalysis Foundation
  John van Geuns Lecturer, Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Park Reilly Lecturer, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, May 2011-on
  Member, International Advisory Committee, International Congress Sustainability Science and Engineering: Where Science and Engineering Meet the Needs of Society, (ICOSSE 2011), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), NIST and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Tucson, Arizona, January 9-14, 2011
2009 Member, International Advisory Committee, International Congress Sustainability Science and Engineering: Where Science and Engineering Meet the Needs of Society, (ICOSSE 2009), , Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), NIST and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). August 9-13, 2009
2008 Chair (India), 2nd Indo-US Joint Symposium on Energy, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers & American Institute of Chemical Engineers at CHEMCON-2008, December 27-30, 2008, Panjab University, Chandigarh, with Chairs (USA) Prof. A. Varma (Purdue U) and B. Subramaniam (Kansas U).
2007 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  Distinguished Asian Visiting Scholar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana-47907, USA
  Chair (India), 1st Indo-US Joint Symposium on Chemical Engineering, I. I. Ch. E. and the A. I. Ch. E.; CHEMCON-2004, December 27-30, 2004, Mumbai, with Chair (USA) Prof D. Ramkrishna (Purdue U).
2004 Chairman, Green Phase Transfer Catalysis, American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, 2004.
2002 International panelist in “A New Degree Program: Educational Needs in Support of A Bio-based Economy”, a symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, Gatlinburg, USA (April 2002).
  Expert, SBIR program of the National Science Foundation, USA
  Expert, Project Proposal Evaluation, Israel Science Foundation, Israel
  Listed in Marquis WhosWho in S and T, New York, 2002 onwards.
  Invited as an expert speaker at the Gordon Research Conference on Green Chemistry, Oxford, UK (September 2002).
2001 Johansen Crosby Visiting Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, USA (2001 – 2002).
  Director, Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineers (A. P. C. Ch. E.), Australia (on)
1980 Leverhulme Overseas Visiting Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust, Loughborough University, UK (1980-81).
Membership of Editorial Boards of Prestigious International Journals
2017 Editor-in-Chief, Catalysis in Green Chemistry and Engineering, Begell Publishers, New York
  Co-Editor, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Special Issue ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Development, Peace and Prosperity; APCAT-7 papers
  Co-Editor, Catalysis Today, Special Issue ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Development, Peace and Prosperity; APCAT-7 papers
  Co-Editor, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, Special Issue ‘Catalysis for Sustainable Development’ ; APCAT-7 papers
2015 Co-editor with A.Varma, Purdue University, USA, Festschrift of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS, December, 2015 in honour of Prof D. Ramkrishna, Purdue University.
2014- Associate Editor, European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
2014- Member, Editorial Board, Green Chemistry (RSC, UK)
2013- Associate Editor, Current Catalysis, Bentham Science Publishers
2013- Guest Editor along with A.K. Dalai (U of Saskatchewan) and Nicolas Abtzoglou (U of Sherbrooke) Catalysis Today on Catalytic Processes for Clean Energy, Waste Minimization and Green Chemicals (Elsevier), Vol. 207 (May 30, 2013)
2013- Member, Editorial Board, ACS Journal of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, USA
2012- Member, Editorial Board, Advanced Porous Materials (http://www.aspbs.com/apm.htm)
2012- Member, Editorial Board, The Scientific World Journal, Bentham Science Publishers
2011- Member, Editorial Board, Current Catalysis, Bentham Science Publishers
2009 Co-editor with Prof Donald Paul and Dr T.K. Jayaraman, Special issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society, USA) – Festschrift in honour of Dr B.D. Kulkarni, Distinguished Scientist, NCL, Pune on his 60th Birthday (Sept. 2009).
2007 Co-editor with Prof Donald Paul, Special issue of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society, USA (May 2007) – Festschrift in honour of Professor M.M. Sharma on his 70th Birthday.
2007-12 Member, Editorial Board, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer, USA
2007-11 Member, Board of Editors, Applied Catalysis A : General (Elsevier)
2006 Member, Editorial Board, Catalysis Communications, Elsevier, the Netherlands (2006 - present).
2005-08 Columnist, Literature Highlights, Organic Process Research and Development, American Chemical Society, USA and Royal Society for Chemistry, UK (2005 – 2008).
2005-11 Member, Editorial Board, Applied Catalysis A: General, Elsevier, The Netherlands
2005-11; 2015- on Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Elsevier, The Netherlands
2002- Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Berkeley Press, USA
International : Most Accessed and Cited Articles
2015 Most downloaded (more than 1500 times) chapter G.D. Yadav and J.B. Sontakke, Methods for Separation and Recycling of Biodegradation Products, in In: Biodegradation / Book 1, ISBN 980-953-307-968-9, Ed. by: Rolando Chamy, InTech Publishing 2013
2014 Most downloaded article (more than 600 times): G.D. Yadav and A.A. Kadam, Selective engineering using Mg-Al calcined hydrotalcite and microwave irradiation in mono-transesterification of diethyl malonate with cyclohexanol, Chem. Eng. J. 230 (2013) 547-557
2014 Citation Classic over 746 citations (Google Scholar, Web of Science; books; monographs; patents, company brochures): G. D. Yadav and J. J. Nair, Sulfated zirconia and its modified versions as promising catalysts for industrial processes, Micro. Meso. Mater. 33 (1999) 1-48.
2008 Author of the most read article in the history of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (published by Springer)
  G. D. Yadav and A. V. Joshi, “A green route for the acylation of resorcinol with acetic acid”, Clean. Tech. Environ. Pol., 4 (3) (2002) 157-164.
2006 Listed by Green Chemistry (published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK) in its ten most influential and ten most accessed articles of 2004 and 2006. G. D. Yadav and P. K. Goel, “Selective synthesis of perfumery grade cyclohexyl esters from cyclohexene and carboxylic acids over ion exchange resins: An example of 100% atom economy“, Green Chem., 2 (2) (2000) 71 –78.
2005 Article in Journal of Molecular Catalysis B was ranked as the 8th most accessed article on the journal’s website in 2005.
  G. D. Yadav and P. S. Lathi, “Lipase catalysed transesterifcation of methyl acetoacetate with n-butanol”, J. Mol. Cat. B: Enz., 32 (3) (2005) 107-11.
  Article in the Catalysis Surveys from Japan and Catalysis Survey from Asia (Springer) ranked among the top five articles published by the journal in 2005.
  G. D. Yadav, “Synergism of clay and heteropoly acids as nanocatalysts for development of green processes with potential industrial applications”, Cat. Sur. Jpn. Cat. Sur. Asia, 9 (2005), 117-137.
International Visits as Member of National Committees & Govt. Delegations
2015 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, May 2015
2014 L'Oreal Science Inside Out Symposium, L'Oreal Research and Innovation , Paris,5-6 June, 2014
2012 US-India Workshop on Energy, Environment and Sustainability, AIChE Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, October 28-Nov 3, 2012
  Organizer, Indo-German Workshop on Cutting Edge Science, ICT, Mumbai, October, 2012
2011 Chair (with Co-Chair Prof T. Pradeep, IIT-Madras and Prof Haiwon Lee, Hanyang University ), Second India-Korea Joint Workshop on Chemistry , Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Conclave, IIT-Madras, Taj Fisherman’s Cove, TN, Nov. 3-4, 2011.
  Team Leader and Chair, Indian Delegation of DST (with Prof. M. Beller and Prof B. Luecke ), Indo-German Joint Conference on Catalysis, Rostock, June 19-24, 2011.
  Team Leader, Indian Delegation of DST, Korea-India Joint Workshop on Energy and Environment, Seoul, South Korea, May 2-5, 2011
2010 Expert, India Initiative Program, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, October 28-29, 2010.
  Member, MHRD-UGC Delegation of 15 Indian Vice Chancellors for Leadership Development and Collaboration in Higher Education with UK, UKIERI, September 5-10, 2010.
2009 Member, Indian Delegation for framing MOU for Collaboration with Austria, December, 15-18, 2009.
  Delegate, Indian Catalysis Group Visiting Hungary under the aegis of Indo-French Centre for Scientific Research, Workshop on Catalysis, France, November 23-25, 2009.
  Delegate, Indian Catalysis Group Visiting France under the aegis of Indo-French Centre for Scientific Research, Workshop on Nano-Catalysis, France, May 18-25, 2009.
2003 Delegate, Indian Catalysis Group Visiting Hungary under the aegis of DST, Indo-Hungarian Workshop on Nano-Catalysis, Budapest, Hungary, May 18-25, 2003.

NATIONAL AWARDS, HONOURS AND RECOGNITIONS

RECENT NOTEWORTHY HONOURS
2019 D. Eng. (Hon. Causa), National Institute of Technology,Agartala
  Murarka Foundation Award for the Most Productive Professor (Scopus Database, Papers, Patents, Ph.D., Technology Transfer)
  50 Innovative International Education Leaders Award, World Innovation Congress, Feb. 12, 2019
2018 Rotary International District 3141 Award (100 clubs) Vocational Award
  Career 360 Award for one of the top researchers in Chemical Engineering by SCOPUS
2017 Syed Husain Zaheer Medal For Engineering, Indian National Science Academy
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIlxaDFBefE&feature=youtu.be (English)
https://youtu.be/eKZo_cvuJ50 (Marathi) (Documentary as scientist-engineer)
2016 Padma Shri (January 26, 2016) by President of India; 28th March 2016
(For exceptional contributions to Science and Engineering )
  D. Sc. (Hon. Causa) – D.Y. Patil University Kolhapur, 13th April
  Convocation Address as Chief Guest, Shivaji University Kolhapur, 26th February
  Convocation Address as Chief Guest, Sant Gadgebaba Amravati Univeristy, Amravati, Maharashtra, 20th February
  IBN- Lokmat TV Channel Life Profile: Programme ‘Desh Yatra’ – Interview with Mahesh Mhatre, Editor, www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pqVzTdGrN0
  Feature article in Marathi Magazine Ashlesha (???????), Diwali Issue, 2016, ‘??? ??? ???????, ??????????? ??????? pp 83-87 by Shilpa Surve
2016 Loknete Sadashivrao Mandalik Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, Kolhapur.
2015 Karveer Bhushan, Rotary Club of Karveer Kolhapur for contributions to profession and society
2014 Life Time Achievement Award and Gold Medal, Indian Chemical Council
  IPCL Award for Best M Tech Thesis (Student : Abhijit Talpade, Guide: Prof G.D. Yadav), Indian Society for Technical Education, Dec. 2014
2013 D. M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Indian Chemical Industry (Education & Research) for the year 2012- Indian Chemical Council
  Dr B.P. Godrej Life Time Achievement Award by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  Chairman, Experts Committee on Higher Technical Education, Govt of Maharashtra
2012 Goyal Prize for Applied Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Goyal Foundation’s prestigious national awards of Rs 1.00 lakh)
  IPCL Award for Best M Tech Thesis (Student : Anita G. Sharma, Guide: Prof G.D. Yadav), Indian Society for Technical Education, Dec. 2013
2011 IGCW Award for contributions to Green Chemistry in India
  Dr C.V. Raman Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Engineering and Technology, IES Bhopal, Dec. 13, 2011
  IPCL Award for Best M Tech Thesis (Student : Saurav Patankar, Guide: Prof G.D. Yadav), Indian Society for Technical Education, Dec. 2011
  Recognized by UGC by Special Award of Rs 7.00 lakhs (Empowered Committee of MHRD) as a University Faculty who has produced more than 15 Ph Ds with at least 5 of those in the last 5 years.
  Professor M.A. Govinda Rau Memorial Lecture, Anna University, IIChE, Chennai, February 26, 2011
  CHEMTECH Foundations Best R and D Institute Award for 2011 (as a Leader)
2010 Padma Vibhushan Professor M.M. Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award, CHEMCON-2010 (for S.S. Bhatnagar Prize Winners/INSA Fellows/Fellows of Foreign Academies), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (I.I.Ch.E.), Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Dec. 27-29, 2010.
2009 Padma Vibhushan Professor C.N. R. Rao Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award (Given for Science Leadership including Research), CHEMCON-2009, I.I.Ch.E., Andhra University, Visakhapatanam, Dec. 27-30, 2009.
  Eminent Engineer Award, Institution of Engineers (India), 2009.
2008 Dr H.L. Roy Memorial Lecturer – Founder’s Lecture, CHEMCON-2008, I.I.Ch.E., Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, 2008.
2007 Maharashtra State Government Republic Day Best Teacher Award
  CHEMTECH Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Research and Development
  Outstanding Citizen (Education) Award, Lions Club of Mumbai
2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Mumbai Institute of Chemical Technology, 4th August 2006).
  Dr. K. Anji Reddy Innovator of the Year Award, I.I.Ch.E.
  Dr. K. G. Naik Gold Medal, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for 2002 ( 2006).
  Prof. S. K. Bhattacharya Eminent Scientist Award of the Catalysis Society of India
2005 Anna University National Award for the Most Outstanding Academic- Indian Society for Technical Education
  D.O.S.T. Prof. S. K. Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Medal and Award, I.I.Ch.E., CHEMCON-2005, IIT-Delhi, December 14-18, 2005.
2003 Professor M.A. Govinda Rau Memorial Lecture, Anna University, Chennai, October 10, 2003
1999 Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering of the I. I.Ch.E.
1997 Indian Institute of Environment and Ecology Award for development of eco-friendly technologies
  Foundation Day Lecture, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (SMCRI), Bhavnagar (10th April 1997)
1995 Herdillia Chemicals-UDCT Diamond Jubilee Distinguished Fellow, 1995-96.
  VASVIK Foundation Award for Excellence in Research in Chemical Sciences and Technology
  Best Engineering College Teacher award from the Indian Society for Technical Education
1994 Hindustan Lever Biennial Award for the Most Outstanding Chemical Engineer of the Year by the IIChE
Membership of Prestigious National Committees
2019 Chairman, Waste Management Committee, DST
2019 Member, Research and Development Sub-Committee, DST
2019 Member, Chemicals Policy, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
2015 Member/Chairman, Selection Committee for Director’s Positions of 6 CSIR Laboratories- National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) (Chairman), Pune; Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) Bhavnagar: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad; National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Trivandrum; and Indian Institute of Toxicological Research (IITR), Lucknow; IIP Dehradun
2015 Member, Governing Council, Skill Council in Chemicals & Petrochemicals Industry, FICCI
2015 Chairman, NAAC Committees of 4 Colleges
2015 Member, Advisory Committee, Gujarat Chem Ahmedabad January 2016
2014 Member, Steering Committee, Universities with Potential for Excellence, UGC
2014 Member, Chemical Industry Committee, CII
2014 Member, Maharashtra Innovation Council
2014 Member, Advisory Committee, India Chem 2014- 8th International Conference on Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Technologies, Process Plant & Machinery & Automation Systems, Mumbai, 9-11 Oct. 2014
2013 Chairman, CSIR-CSMCRI Research Council
2013 Chairman, DST National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR), IIT-Madras
2013 Member, Research Council, CSIR-IICT Hyderabad
2013 Member, Research Council, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum
2012 Visitor’s (President of India) Nominee, Faculty Selection Committee, IIT-Delhi –on
2012 Chancellor’s nominee, Senate of Pune University
2012 Chancellor’s nominee for Selection of Faculty, University of Mumbai
2012 Member, Selection Committee for Post of Director, CSIR-IICT Hyderabad
2011 Member, Working Group on Chemicals for 12th Plan, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertlilisers
  Member, Working Group on PAN India S&T Missions, The Planning Commission, Govt. of India
  Member, Expert Committee on Tirupur Industrial Pollution in Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Textiles
  Member, Governing Council, Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, 2011-14.
  Member, Peer Committee, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Govt. of Maharashtra, March 2011-14
2010 Member, Peer Review Committee for Technical Report Evaluation and Recommendations on Bhopal Disaster, for Group of Ministers, Govt. of India, 2010.
  Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, 2010-13.
  Member, Expert Committee of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme, Department of Science & Technology, 2010-13.
  Member, Research Council, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (a CSIR Laboratory) (2010-13).
  Member, Research Council, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar (a CSIR Laboratory) (2010-13).
  Member, REACH Committee, CHEMEXCIL, Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India , 2010.
  Member, REACH Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertlisers, Govt of India, 2010.
2009 Member, Expert Committee, Clean Coal Technologies, Office of the Principal Scientific Officer to the Cabinet, Government of India (2009-10).
  Chairman, International Project Advisory Committee – Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, 2009-12.
  Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Information Technology, Govt of Karnataka, 2009 onwards
  Council Member, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 2009-13.
2008 Member, Governing Council, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Petroleum Technology, Govt of India, Raibareli (2008-2011).
Best Thesis Supervision National Awards
2014 IPCL Award for Best M. Tech Thesis in Chemical Engineering by Indian Society for Technical Education to Mr Abhijit Talpade (Student) and G.D. Yadav (Guide), 2014
2013 IPCL Award for Best M. Tech Thesis in Chemical Engineering by Indian Society for Technical Education to Miss Anita Sharma (Student) and G.D. Yadav (Guide), 2013
2012 IPCL Award for Best M. Tech Thesis in Chemical Engineering by Indian Society for Technical Education to Miss Shraddha Potdukhe (Student) and G.D. Yadav (Guide), 2012
2011 IPCL Award for Best M. Tech Thesis in Chemical Engineering by Indian Society for Technical Education to Mr Saurabh Patankar (Student) and G.D. Yadav (Guide), 2011
2009 IPCL Award for Best M. Tech Thesis in Chemical Engineering by Indian Society for Technical Education to Mr Sanjay Dodiya (Student) and G.D. Yadav (Guide), 2009
2008 Indian Petrochemical Ltd Award for Best Master’s Thesis (Candidate: Mr Yuwraj S. Lawate) and Research Guide (Prof. G.D. Yadav) by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, Dec. 2008.
2003 Artemis Biotech Award for the Best Masters Thesis in Chemical Engineering/Technology along with student, Mr. Sameer P. Nalawade (2003)
  Dr. A. V. Rama Rao Foundation’s Best Ph. D. Thesis and Guide Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology along with student, Dr. P. K. Goel (2003)
2002 Indian Petrochemicals Ltd Best M. Tech. thesis of Sachin P. Patil and Research Guide Award, Indian Society for Technical Education (2002)
Best Paper Awards in Conferences
2015 Hindustan Platinum Award for the Best Poster Presentation: Akhil Nakhate and G.D. Yadav, at CATSYMP 2015, Catalysis Society of India, January 7-9, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar.
2012 Hindustan Platinum Award for the Best Poster Presentation: M.G. Kulkarni and G.D. Yadav, at CATSYMP 2013, Catalysis Society of India, February 10-12, 2013, IICT, Hyderabad.
2011 M.H. Shukla Award for Best Paper Somnath D. Shinde and G.D. Yadav, CHEMCON-2010
2010 Ambuja Cements Award of IIChE for Best Home Paper to Anuj Varma guided by Prof G.D. Yadav
2009 Ambuja Cements Award of IIChE for Best Home Paper to Harshvardhan Choudhari guided by Prof G.D. Yadav
2008 N.R. Kuloor Award (2008) for Best Paper Published in Indian Chemical Engineer, I.I.Ch.E.: G. D. Yadav and S.R. Jadhav, Synthesis of novel supports for enzymes: transesterification of p-chlorobenzyl alcohol with vinyl acetate in non-aqueous media and kinetic modelling, Ind. Chem. Engr. 49(4) (2007) 283-295.
  M.H. Shukla Award for Best Paper , Rajesh V. Sharma and G.D. Yadav , Liquid phase dehydration of D-xylose into furfural by using rare earth metal supported on hexagonal mesoporous silica as catalyst; CHEMCON-2008, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (I.I.Ch.E.), Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, 2008;
2005 Hindustan Platinum Best Paper Presentation Award, Catalysis Society of India National Symposium, Bhavnagar, Jan. 18-20, 2005 ( S.S. Salgaonkar and G.D. Yadav, “Alkylation of Naphthalene with Isopropanol Over a Novel Catalyst UDCaT-4: Insight into Selectivity to 2,6-Diisopropylnaphthalene and its Kinetics”)
2003 Hindustan Platinum Award for Best Poster Presentation in the First Indo-German Conference on Catalysis, held at I.I.C.T. Hyderabad, Feb. 6-8, 2003 (G.D. Yadav and P.M. Bisht “Selectivity engineering in Multi-phase transfer catalysis in the preparation of aromatic ethers)
2000 Best Paper Presentation Award for the paper titled “Friedel-Crafts Benzoylation of Anisole using Modified Heteropolyacid Supported on K-10 Clay” by G.D.Yadav and N.S. Asthana at Chemcon-2000, by IIChE, at Science City, Calcutta, December 18-21.
  Best paper presentation Indian Chemical Society, Annual Convention of Chemists, Hardwar, November 15-18, 2000 (Co-author P.K. Goel awarded, Young Scientist Award for Industrial and Applied Chemistry Section)
  Third prize for the best poster presentation titled "Liquid-Liquid Phase Transfer Catalysis in the Synthesis of Methyl Phenylglyoxylate" by G.D.Yadav and M.S.M. Mujeebur Rahuman at National Workshop on Catalysis on Forays into Non-Traditional Areas, Catalysis Society of India & IICT, Hyderabad, January 7-8, 2000.
1998 Best poster presentation prize titled “Liquid-Liquid Phase Transfer Catalysis for the Synthesis of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid," G.D. Yadav and Yogeeta B. Jadhav, CATSYMP -98, 14th National Symposium on Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai, December 16 - 18, 1998.
1997 Second prize for the best paper presentation, titled “Clay Catalysed Oligomerization of 1- Decene” by G.D.Yadav and N.S. Doshi at National workshop on catalysis, Catalysis Society of India, Trivandrum, December 11-13, 1997
1990 Best paper presentation award, "Are fractals of any use to Chemical Engineers?" at Chemcon-90, Chem. Engineering Congress of I.I.Ch.E., Varanasi, Dec. 17-21,1990.
Best Ph. D. Thesis Supervision Awards in Institute
2013 Akhilesh R. Yadav " Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials & Nanocatalysts" Best Ph D (Sci) Thesis
2007 Sharad V. Lande “Catalysis in Multiphase Reaction of Industrial Relevance “ adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 53 theses submitted in the UICT in all branches during 2005-06.
2006 Ambareesh D. Murkute ” Development of New Materials and their Applications” adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 51 theses submitted in the UICT in all branches during 2004-05.
1999 M.S. Krishnan, “Heterogeneous catalysis in the synthesis of organic reactions: Synthesis and applications of meesopore zeolites and zeotypes” adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 47 theses submitted in the UDCT in all branches during 1997-98.
1997 N. Kirthivasan, “Heterogeneous Catalysis: Preparation, Characterisation and Application adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 42 theses submitted in the UDCT during 1995-96”
Other Recognitions
2005 Recognized as Research Guide for Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat State
2001 Mumbai University’s Foundation Day Teachers Honour , 18th July, 2001
1997 Civic Felicitation by Wadala Neighbourhood Association and Citizens of Wadala Matunga Area for Distinguished Services to Society, August, 15, 1997.
1995 Felicitation by UDCT Alumni Association for Dedicated Services to the UDCT August 4, 1995.
1991 Shri Dadasaheb Abhyankar Visiting Fellowship of University of Bombay at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, May, 1991.
1988 Recognized Research Guide for Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai
1981 Gharda Chemicals Best Ph.D. Thesis of 1980, UDCT, University of Bombay
1974 Kapilram Vakil Award, B. Chem. Eng. Examination, University of Mumbai, 1974.
1970 Fourth Rank in Pre-Professional Examination (Engineering), Shivaji University Kolhapur (1970)
1968 GOI National Open Merit Scholarship for meritorious performance at Secondary School Certificate examination(1968-74)/ Winner of Gauri Kelkar and V. Shantaram Scholarships. Matric Magazines prizes for English, Sanskrit and Physics and Chemistry
1968 Best high school student prize and trophy instituted by Pakco Engineering, Kolhapur (1968)

DETAILS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Professor G. D. Yadav has made innovative and original contributions, both by theory and experiment, to (i) Green Chemistry and Technology, (ii) Catalytic Science and Engineering, (iii) Chemical Reaction Engineering, (iv) Biotechnology, and (v) Energy Engineering.

For his contributions to S and T, he has been bestowed with Padma Shri (2016) by the President of India.

  1. He was the first to propound the practice of Green Chemistry and Engineering in India including education, research and has developed pollution-free technologies, which have been internationally patented and some are practised in industry.
  2. His work on solid superacids wherein highest superacidity has been created is remarkable.
  3. He has developed concepts of cascade engineered synthesis and triphase transfer catalysis.
  4. He has provided breakthroughs in design, synthesis and industrial applications of novel catalytic materials. All work has been carried out in India since 1986.
  5. He has crafted a distinct theme on science and engineering of pores, (nano) particles and interfaces, with or without functionalization, in search of clean and green chemical and biochemical processes where he has elegantly used the fundamentals from different disciplines ranging from chemical engineering, chemistry, catalysis, materials, energy and biotechnology.
  6. On one hand he dealt with novel methods of oil recovery from depleted reservoirs (patents) to the design and development of new catalysts by manipulating pores and networks, and superimposition of catalytic centres with controlled accessibility or by creation of multiple interfaces to increase yield and selectivity of the desired product in a complex reaction network (Several patents).
  7. He has developed novel solid acids and superacids (UDCaT, MUICaT, ICaT series of novel patented material) , super bases, redox materials, modified heteropolyacids (HPA)
  8. Water splitting into hydrogen and oxygen has been an area of immense interest and in this regard, his group has established over past 8 years a new method to produce hydrogen which is now on pilot scale and will be scaled up by ONGC. It has been patented in US, UK, Canada, Germany and China and India.
  9. His work thus has resulted into exceptional research productivity, bolstered with international recognitions, awards, honours and prestigious fellowships.

Formative Years

His Ph D (Tech) work in Chemical Engineering at the ICT (formerly UDCT) during 1976-80 involved theoretical and experimental analysis of heterogeneous reactions (gas-liquid, gas-liquid-solid, liquid-liquid), which covered chlorination of aqueous phenols and aromatic sulfonic acids; effect of diffusivity on true gas-side mass transfer coefficient; phase transfer catalysis (PTC); gas absorption with instantaneous chemical reaction followed by desorption of the intermediate species. All of these have been published international journal of repute such as Chemical Engineering Science, and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. He was the first chemical engineer in the world to have worked on PTC which has been cited in many books and in fact, his research was commercialised during his doctoral days. Thereafter he went to the UK as Leverhulme Fellow at Loughborough University (1980-81) and worked on binary chromatography, and oil blob mechanics. He proceeded to University of Waterloo, Canada as NSERC Fellow and made significant contributions in flow through porous media, flow visualisation and novel oil recovery techniques and biomass conversion (1982-86).

Research Profile in India

After returning to India as Reader in Chemical Engineering at the UDCT in October 1986, he continued to work in oil recovery methods with support from ONGC, which has been patented and also studied coal structure and gasification, fractals and catalysis. He also started consulting with renowned chemical industries. He received a large number of research grants and maintained a very active research group since 1990.

He published a ground-breaking theory with experimental proof on the absorption of chlorine in aqueous alkalis wherein the intermediate hypochlorous acid gas could be desorbed into the gas phase despite stoichiometric excesses of alkali with or without nano-particles; this work is also commercialized in the USA and finds citations in patents (Chem. Eng. Sci, 1983; Can. J. Chem. Eng., 1995).

Pioneering Theory and Experiments

He published the pioneering theoretical and experimental proof of the celebrated phenomenon of inversion in rates and selectivity in Friedel-Crafts reactions, which was debated in literature of leading organic chemists (Tetrahdron Letters, 1993, 1995). This work is seminal. He has introduced new concepts in phase transfer catalysis (PTC) and his research on tri-liquid PTC, the role of omega phase, and cascade engineered PTC is seminal (Langmuir, 2002, Ind Eng Chem Res 1998, Cat Today 2000, J Mol Cat A 2003). He also happens to be the one of most productive researchers in the field of PTC. He has also contributed to the basic work on role of microwave irradiation in catalysis including mathematical modelling (J.Mol.Cat.A,2005). Role of enzymes in conjunction with microwaves has been exploited for separation of chiral pharmaceutical compounds in over 40 papers during 2002-14.

Science and Engineering Accolades

Many of his papers deal with intertwining of chemistry, chemical engineering and material technology. Green Chemistry ( RSC UK) had listed his paper as one of the most influential papers in 2002 and 2004. Now he is appointed as a member of the editorial board of this high impact factor journal (>7.00). He was found to be the topmost scientist in India in the field of catalysis based on SCI database and peer reviewed papers in 2008. He is the only engineer to have figured in top 20 scientists of India as a highly productive and cited scientist with a variety of contributions to research in a survey conducted by CSIR in 2008 and also by DST for their PURSE programme. The hallmark of Professor Yadav’s research is its fundamental analysis with focus on industrial adoption and commercialization. Some of his work has found extensive use in many of India’s chemical manufacturing corporations. He is an active consultant to a number of industries and his research is commercialized.

Novel Functionalized Materials and Multiple Interfaces

His laboratory has reported a series of novel mesoporous solid superacids called UDCaTs, MUICaTs and ICaTs leading to 27 patents. He has devised elegant selectivity engineering principles in multiphase reactions using inert nano particles, new solid superacidic catalysts, multiple liquid phases such as tri-liquid phase transfer catalysis. He also developed novel redox materials, UDCaT-3 (Adv. Synth. Catal., 2008) and silver and platinum based OMS-2 and Fe-TiO2 materials having a number of patents and papers. His group was the first to synthesize a solid superacid called UDCaT-5 having stronger acidity than the hitherto known sulphated zirconia (J. Catalysis, 2004) which was further improved as FLSZ catalyst (J. Catal. 2012). Novel base catalysts have been synthesized and patented and the work has appeared in Catalysis Today (2013), Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chem (2012) and Chemical Engineering Journal (2013). Synergism of heteropoly acids and their modified versions has been propagated by his group in a number of industrially relevant reactions. Synergism of heteropoly acids and their modified versions and clays as nano-catalysts was brought out first time in his leading paper in Chemical Communications (1995), which is oft-cited. A large number of papers have emanated in this area.

Cascade Engineered Catalysis

Chemical and allied industry is characterized by several processes involving complex (series and/or parallel) reaction networks in which the selectivity of the desired product is influenced by a number of parameters. There are examples of reactions where the same type of catalyst is used in a series of reactions where the intermediate is reacted with the reactant already present in the reactor or a different reagent is added subsequently wherein there is no need for separation of the intermediate. His laboratory pioneered this concept in the case of industrially relevant phase transfer catalysis for fenvalerate production and solid superacids for bisphenol-A manufacture, wherein the same catalyst used in a single reactor without separation of catalyst or purification stage. The synthesis of bisphenol-A using supported heteropolyacids (HPA) as a sequel to the Hock process used to make phenol and acetone. Cascade engineered multistep reactions along with complex multifunctional catalyst yields required process intensification at molecular level. In cascade reactions the single event triggers the conversion of a starting material to a product that becomes the intermediate reactant for the next reaction resulting in cascade transformations. These reactions also obliviously reduce workup and save capital costs significantly. The multifunctional catalysts required for such reactions possess multi-functionality such as acid, base and metal sites. Reactions occur on these multiple sites in a concerted or sequential manner. Some of the biomass based processes are reported recently (J Mol Cat A: Chem, 2015; ACS Sus Chem Eng 2015).

Novelty of Phase Transfer Catalysis

His pioneering work in liquid-liquid-liquid phase transfer catalysis has several dimensions; theory, practice and modelling using population balances (Chem Eng J, 2012, Appl. Catal. 2012, Chem. Eng . Res. Des. 2012, AIChE J, 2012). A new reactor was designed to study tri-liquid phase catalysis. A novel concept of pseudo-phase transfer catalysis has been proposed (OPRD, 2012). He has also contributed to the basic work on role of microwave irradiation in catalysis including mathematical modelling.

Waste Minimization and Renewable Resources

The practical applications of Yadav’s research range from pharmaceutical to perfumery chemicals as a green concept with waste minimisation. Indeed, this has now been taken to design and development of a novel micro-channel reactor (Green Chem 2014). The use of octahedral molecular sieves as base materials in developing novel mono- and bimetallic catalysts based has been pursued elegantly ( Chem Eng J, 2012; ChemCatChem 2013). Bioglycerol as a renewable source has been valorised using novel catalysts and covered in a series of patents and also published (Ind Eng Chem Res, 2012, 2013; Clean Tech Environ Policy 2012; RSC Cat Sci and Tech 2013). Novel catalysts based on polyurea have also been developed and used under supercritical conditions (J Supercrit Fluids 2011, Ind Eng Chem Res 2013).

Biocatalysis and Pharmaceuticals

Another attributes of his work in last 5 years is the separation of chiral pharmaceutical compounds using enzymes in non-aqueous media and microwave irradiation which has resulted into 21 papers recently in such journals as Process Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymes, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Bioresource Technology, Biomedical Research International, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Chemical Engineering Science, which are all high impact factor journals.

Energy Engineering

In the field of energy engineering a novel hydrogen production technology has been developed based on experiments since 2008 and it has resulted into 5 patents in USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Korea and a pilot scale experiments are going on with the sponsorship of ONGC. Currently work is also in progress on hydrogen storage and heat storage media with ONGC.

Productivity

He has published over 339 international publications in 67 high impact factor international journals. He has also authored/co-authored 3 books (1 in preparation); and holds 75 international patents. His work on sulfated zirconia, heteropoly acids, clays and ion-exchange resins is exceptionally well-recognized and has been cited in over 7600 papers of international repute, including that by Nobel Laureate Ryoji Noyori. Several of his papers are in high impact journals such as Green Chemistry, Chemical Communications, Journal of Catalysis, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis (all above impact factor of 6), Langmuir, Bioresource Technology, RSC Catalysis Science and Technology, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, , Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, Applied Catalysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Catalysis Today, Catalysis Communications, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials.

The h index of his publications now stands at 56 which is truly outstanding for an engineer-scientist. His average citations/year during last 5 years is over 700. The i10 index is 243. The cumulative impact factor is 1362.814, which is again truly extraordinary for an engineer-scientist. His research is cited in 28 monographs, including the celebrated Perry’s Handbook of Chemical Engineers. He has guided 97 Ph. D. (Chemical Engineering/Technology, Biotechnology & Chemistry) and 115 Masters theses, and 37 Post-Doctoral Fellows as a single guide. These productivity statistics are remarkable.

In summary, Professor Yadav has been a remarkable engineering scientist who has generated new knowledge in a spectrum of new areas.

Awards and Accolades

He has received numerous honours and distinctions for his path-breaking contributions to green chemistry and engineering, catalysis science and engineering, chemical reaction engineering, nanotechnology and energy engineering. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Indian National Academy of Engineering among others. He has been honoured by the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology with its prestigious J. C. Bose National Fellowship and is the only active university faculty member in the state of Maharashtra to be elected as Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy. He was bestowed with the D. M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award of Indian Chemical Council as well as the Dr. B. P. Godrej Lifetime Achievement Award of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE). The Indian Speciality Chemical Manufacturers Association (ISCMA) and PSN College of Engineering TN has bestowed the Best Researcher awards for 2012. One Rotary Clubs and one District in Mumbai have bestowed on him excellence in vocation awards.

Other notable international recognitions bestowed upon him include the Fellowships of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK and The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK; the Canadian Catalysis Foundation’s Cross-Canada Lectureship Award; the University of Amsterdam’s John van Geuns Lectureship; the Park Reilly Distinguished Speakership of the University of Waterloo; the Johansen Crosby Visiting Professorship in Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University; the Distinguished Asian Visiting Scholar at Purdue University; Visiting Professorship at the Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; and Adjunct Professorship at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is also elected as the Chair, APCAT-7, 7th Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis Societies which will be held for the first time in India. Member, International Advisory Board (IAB), The State Key Laboratory for Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) published a festschrift of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research in December 2014 (Vol. Vol. 53, Issue 49, 10 December 2014) in his honour to highlight his immense and exceptional research contributions. The ACS has also elected him to the editorial board of its new journal, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. He is now the Founder President of ACS India International Chemical Sciences Chapter. He has served/been serving on editorial boards of international journals of considerable repute such as Applied Catalysis A:Gen, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A:Chem, Catalysis Communications, RSC Green Chemistry, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Current Catalysis, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Advanced Porous Materials.

In India, Prof, Yadav has been awarded with prestigious honours such as: IIT-Roorkee’s Khosla National Award; RPG Life Sciences’ Padma Vibhushan Prof. MM Sharma Medal and Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award of IIChE; Institution of Engineer’s Eminent Engineer Award; Ashland Padma Vibhushan Prof. CNR Rao Medal & Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award; Best Teacher Award of the Government of Maharashtra; Dr. Anji Reddy Innovator of the Year Award; Anna University’s National Award for the Most Outstanding Academician; and VASVIK Foundation Award for Excellence in Research in Chemical Sciences and Technology.

Impact of work on the previous technical practices

The hallmark of his research is its focus on industrial adoption and commercialization. Professor Yadav has been an active and successful consultant to chemical and allied industries for past 29 years in Mumbai, Pune, Ankleshwar, Hyderabad, Delhi and Vapi and this interaction has led to successful development of technology. In these assignments, the consultations were as a retainer and a few ad hoc basis where 1/3 share was given to the institute, without using the institute’s facilities. His interaction with the industries have benefitted them in terms of process intensification, waste minimization, product and process development. He has completed 70 such assignments.

Specific contributions to new technology development in industry

  1. For PIL-Rubber Chemicals (NOCIL), he developed a pollution abatement technology for carbon disulfide and hydrogen sulfide was elegantly separated to produce a valuable product NaSH at a capacity of 1800 tpa. This is going on since 1989.
  2. Ecofriendly processes were developed for recovery of phenyl acetic acid (360 tpa), methyl acetoacetate (200 tpa), and pivalic acid (300 tpa), and manufacture of pivaloyl chloride (150 tpa), for for Kopran Ltd, a pharmaceutical company, which are commercialized.
  3. With Bombay Oil Industries Ltd., he was involved in the development of new processes for the manufacture of 2,2,6,6-trimethyl piperidinol and anti-markownikoff hydrobromination of α-olefins.
  4. M/s Gwalior Chemical Industries Ltd has commercialized in 2004 a new green technology developed in his laboratory for the production of 10800 TPA of benzyl alcohol from benzyl chloride without the use of alkali with a total recycle of hydrogen chloride, which is also used for the production of alkyl chlorides. These plant capacities are of global size.
  5. During 1970s his Ph. D. work on phase transfer catalysis for the production of benzyl esters was also commercialized in India by Indian Organic Chemicals Ltd.
  6. He published a pioneering theory with experimental proof on the absorption of chlorine in aqueous alkalis wherein the intermediate hypochlorous acid gas could be desorbed into the gas phase despite stoichiometric excesses of alkali with or without nano-particles (Chem. Eng. Sci., Can. J. Chem. Eng.). This has a direct relevance in the manufacture of non-degradable bleaching solutions and powders, and epichlorohydrin. Direct use of this theory and experimental work has been acknowledged and exploited by Dow Chemicals, USA, in April 1998 for setting an epichlorohydrin plant of 200,000 tons/year. This work is also reported as the basis of their two patents.
  7. A new hydrogen producing technology by water splitting is developed and is currently under pre-pilot studies by ONGC.
  8. A technology developed for alternative to DDT has been patented and being on pilot scale by Hindustan Insecticide.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

(Professional Bodies, National/International Committees of Central Government, State Governments, Academic and Industrial Organizations)

FOREIGN COUNTRIES
2019 Member, International Advisory Committee, APCAT-8, 8th Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis Societies, Bangkok, August 4-8, 2019
2019 Distinguished Academic Delegate Sponsored by British Council, International Conference on Higher Education, Going Global 2019, Berlin, Germany, May 12-16,2019
2018 Member, Governing Council, International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS)
2016 Elected Chair, APCAT-7, 7th Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis Societies, January 17-21, 2017
2015 Chemistry of Clean Energy Conversion, Storage, and Production, Nano Catalysis for Clean Energy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Production (#81) organized by Ajay Dalai, Nicolas Abatzoglou, Burtron Davis, Azhar Uddin, Jansuz Kozinski, G.D. Yadav and Ahmad Tavasoli, PACIFICHEM 2015: The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 15-20, 2015
2015 Founder Chair- ACS India International Chemical Sciences Chapter
2013 Coordinator from ICT, Indo-Canadian Centre: IC-IMPACTS with University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and University of Toronto and 6 Indian institutes
2012 Co-Chair with Prof S. Sundaresan, Princeton University, US-India Workshop on Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Fall Meeting AIChE, Pittsburgh, USA, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2012
2011 Co-Chair with Prof A. Dalai, University of Saskatoon, Canada India Joint Symposium, 61st Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Congress, London, Ontario, Canada, October 2011.
  Co-Chair with Prof M. Beller and B. Lücke, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT),Second Indo-German Symposium on Catalysis, Rostock, Germany, June 19-24, 2011
  Member, International Advisory Committee, International Congress Sustainability Science and Engineering: Where Science and Engineering Meet the Needs of Society, (ICOSSE 2011), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), NIST and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Tucson, Arizona, January 9-14, 2011.
2009 Member, International Advisory Committee, International Congress Sustainability Science and Engineering: Where Science and Engineering Meet the Needs of Society, (ICOSSE 2009), , Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), NIST and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). August 9-13, 2009
2004 Chairman, Green Phase Transfer Catalysis, American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, 2004.
2002 Expert for Evaluation of Project Proposals, Small Business, EPA, USA.
  Expert for Project Proposals, NSF, Israel.

NATIONAL SERVICES

University Grants Commission (UGC)
2017-on Mentor, University with Potential for Excellence (UPE), Anna University, Chennai
2017-on Member, Academic Advisory Committee, MOOCs Committee
2018 Chairman, UGC Committee on Autonomous Status, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Erode, TN
2018 Chairman, UGC Committee on Autonomous Status, Siddarth Institute of Science and Technology, Puttur, Tirupathi
2017 Chairman, UGC Committee on Autonomous Status, Department of Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad
2017 Member, Expert Committee for Review of Deemed University Status of Jamia Hamdard University
2016 Member, Experts Committee for Recognition of Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
2015 Member, Peers Committee, Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE) Programme
2015 Member, Peers Committee, Centres for Excellence in Particular Areas Programme
2015 Chairman, Expert University of UGC for Inspection, Abhilashi University, Himachal Pradesh
2014 Chairman, Expert University of UGC for Inspection, Sangam University, Himachal Pradesh
2014 Member, Standing Committee, University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) Scheme
2014 Member, Major Projects Evaluation Committee
2013 Member, Selection Committee, Engineering, UGC Faculty Recharge Programme
2012 Chairman, University Review Committee for Delhi Technological University
2012 Member, Selection Committee, Engineering, UGC Faculty Recharge Programme
  Member, University Review Committee, B.K. Modi University, Jaipur
2011 Chairman, University Review Committee for 12 B status – J.P. I. E.T. Guna, Madhya Pradesh, 2011
  Chairman, SAP Review Committee – C.A.S. in Chemical Engineering, BHU, Varanasi, 2011
  Chairman, SAP Review Committee – C.A.S. in Chemical Engineering, I.I.Sc. Bangalore, 2011
  Chairman, Experts Review Committee of UGC CAS SSCU IISc Bangalore, April 2011
2010-11 Member, Steering Committee, University with Potential for Excellence in Specific Programmes
  Member, UGC Committee for Selection of Vocational Programmes for Colleges and Universities
  Member, UGC Committee for Selection of Women Scientists, 2010-11
2010 Chairman, SAP Proposals in Engineering and Technology
2009-11 Expert , UGC Major and Minor Projects Review Committee, 2009-10,2010-11
2010 Member, UGC Deemed University Status Committees for BITS Pilani, HBNI, Mumbai, Hindustan University of Engineering and Technology, Chennai; Kalaslingam University, Tamilnadu
2009-10 Member, S.A.P. Review Committees, Department of Chemistry, BHU, Allahabad; Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, I.I.Sc. Bangalore, 2009-10.
  Member, UGC Expert Committee, University with Potential for Excellence, Osmania University
2009 Chairman, UGC Review Committee of University Status of Dr C.V. Rmana University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, November, 2009
2008-9 Member, UGC 11th Plan Visiting Team to Universities and Deemed Universities for Allotment of Planned Grants, 2008, 2009 : Himachal Pradesh University, Kalyani University, Dayalbagh Institute of Engineering, Calcutta University
2009-11 UGC Nominee, Planning and Monitoring Board, Karunya University, Coimbatore, 2007-2011.
2008 Member, UGC Committee to Consider New Courses in Colleges affiliated to Delhi University, 2008.
  Member, Major and Minor Projects Review Committee of UGC
  Member, Committee to Grant Deemed University Status – Crescent College of Engineering, Chennai
  Member, Review Committee, Department of Special Assistance programme, UGC, 2005.
  U.G.C. Expert Member for Special Assistance Programmes, 2008.
  Member, UGC Review Committee, Colleges with Potential for Excellence; St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
2007 Member, Commonwealth Scholarship Committee
2006 UGC Nominee and Expert, DSA in Chemical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapattanam, 2006-2011.
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
2015 Chairman, NAAC Committee for IMS Engineering College, Gaziabad
  Chairman, NAAC Committee for Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, TN
2015 Chairman, NAAC Committee for Priyadarshini College, Unnao, UP
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
2019 Member, Expert Committee, NMITLI grant, Nagarjun Fertilisers
2018 Member, Selection Committee, Engineering Sciences, S.S. Bhatnagar Prizes
2016 Chairman, Selection Committee of Director, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
2016 Member, Selection Committee for Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehra Dun
2015 Member, Selection Committee, CSIR Technology Awards
2015 Member, Selection Committee for Director’s Positions of 4 CSIR Laboratories- CSMCRI Bhavnagar, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad; National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, and Indian Institute of Toxicological Research, Lucknow
2014 Referee, SS Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology
2014 Referee, SS Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology
2013 Referee, SS Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology
2012 Member, Selection Committee for Director’s Post, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad
2013-16 Chairman, Research Council, CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavanagar
2013-16 Member, Research Council, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad
2013-16 Research Council, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum
2010-13 Member, Research Council, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
2010-13 Member, Research Council, CSMCRI, Bhavanagar
2009 Member, CSIR Technology Awards Committee
2008 Member, CSIR Technology Awards Committee
2007 Reviewer, S.S. Bhatnagar Prizes in Engineering and Technology
2008 Member, New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) Projects Selection Committee
2004-on Member, Scientist Assessment/Promotion Committees, National Assessment Board, CSIR for scientists from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) Dehradun, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, National Environmental Engineering Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, and CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, since 2004.
2001-02 Member, Selection Committee for Scientists, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
1995-12 Member, Scientist Selection Committees, NCL, CSMCRI, IICT, IIP since 1995
1994-11 Member, Selection Committee for Scientists, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun
  Member, Selection Committee for Scientists, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1997-98, 1998-99, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11.
  Member, Selection Committee for Scientists, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, 1998-99
  Member, Staff Selection Committee, National Chemical Laboratory, 1994-95, 99-2000, 2001-02, 2002-03.
Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India
2012-15 Co-Chair, Green Chemistry Task Force
2009-10 Member , National Mission on Clean Coal Technologies
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
2018 Chairman, Expert Committee on Equivalence of Associate Membership of Professional Bodies
2017 Member, Committee for Recognition of Equivalence of Courses of Professional Bodies
2015 Member, M. Tech. Syllabus Committee
Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, GOI
2019- Chairman, Waste Management Programme
2019-20 Member, Sub-Committee, Research and Development
2019-22 Chairman, International Project Advisory Committee for Chemical Sciences and Engineering
2016-19 Chairman, Waste Management Programme
2014-17 Chairman, Project Evaluation Committee (PEC) India - UK Collaborative Industrial R&D Programme by Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) in India and Technology Strategy Board in the UK, –(Focus Sector: Cleantech with focus on energy systems)
2014-17 Member, DST-DFG Joint Advisory Committee
2014-17 Chairman, International Project Advisory Committee for Chemical Sciences and Engineering
2014-17 Member, FIST Committee for Colleges
2014-17 Member, Green Chemistry Task Force
2012 P.I., Indo-German Symposium on Green Chemistry and Catalysis , October 2012
2011 Leader, Indian Scientists Delegation to Korean (with Hon’ble S and T Minister Shri Pavankumar Bansal), May 2011
  Leader, Indian Scientists Delegation to Germany for Indo-German Symposium on Catalysis, June 2011
  Member, PAN S and T Missions, Planning Commission along with DST
  Organizer, Indo-Korean Joint Symposium on Chemistry
2010-13 Member, Expert Committee of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme, 2010-13.
2010-11 Member, Peer Review Committee, Indigenous Technology for Sulfate of Potash
2009-13 Chairman, International Project Advisory Committee for Chemical Sciences and Engineering
2009-12 Member, Review Committee for FIST for Colleges
2009-12 Member, Green Chemistry Task Force, 2009-12
2009-10 Expert, FIST Programme for Universities and Institutes , 2009-10
2009 Member, Indian Delegation of Scientists for Collaboration in Green Chemistry, with Hungary, November, 23-25, 2009
2009 Member, Indian Delegation of Scientists for Collaboration in S and T, with Austria, December, 14-15, 2009
2008 Member of Indian Delegation to France for Collaboration in Green Chemistry (Indo-French Centre for Advanced Scientific Research)
2003 Member, Indian Delegation of Scientists for Collaboration in Catalysis with Hungary, 2003.
2002-on Member, Project Assessment/Review Committee, Technology Development Board since 2002.
Ministry of Textiles
2011 Member, Expert Group for Tirupur Industrial Zone in Tamil Nadu to examine pollution abatement technologies
Ministry of Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, GOI
2009 Member, Technology Awards Committee, 2009
2001-09 Member, Expert Committee, DSIR Recognition of Industrial R & D, 2001-09.
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, GOI
2019 Member, Experts Committee, National Policy on Chemical Industry
2014 Member, India Chem 2014 Exhibition and Conference, Mumbai, Oct 9-11, 2014
2012 Member, India Chem 2012 Exhibition and Conference, Mumbai, Oct 2012
2011 Member, Working Group for 12th Plan
2010 Member, Evaluation of REACH Committee
Ministry of Commerce, CHEMEXCIL
2010 Member, REACH Expert/Technical Committee, CHEMEXCIL, 2010
Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
2010-13 Member, Sectional Committee, Engineering and Technology
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2010-14 Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on Hydrocarbons, 2010-14.
Central Pollution Control Board, Govt. of India
1997-00 Member, Task Group of Chlorine Use Optimization in India, Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi
Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India
1993-05 Member, Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar and National Safety Awards Committee, Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Mumbai, 1993-94, 1997- 2000, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05.
Indian Standards Bureau
2014- Member, Chemicals Committee
Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
2016 Chairman, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2016, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Anna University, Chennai, Dec. 27-30
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28
  Member, International Affairs Committee
  Member, Awards Committee
  Member, Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Awards
2014 Chairman, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2014, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers , Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28
  Chairman, International Affairs Committee
2013 Chairman, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2013, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers , ICT, Mumbai, Dec. 27-30
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
  Chairman, International Affairs Committee
2012 Member, Past President’s Advisory Committee
  Member , National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2012, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, NIT, Jalander, Dec. 27-29, 2012.
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
  Chairman, International Affairs Committee
2011 Patron, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2011, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Ramaiah Institute of Technology & I.I.Sc. Bangalore Dec. 27-29, 2011. Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
  Chairman, International Affairs Committee
2010 Chairman, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2009, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers , Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Dec. 27-29.
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
2009 Chairman, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2009, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers , Andhra University, Visakhapatanam, Dec. 27-30, 2009
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
2008 Chairman, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2008, Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers , Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, 2008.
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
  Chair (India), Joint Meeting Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) on Energy and Workshop supported by NSF, Dec. 28-30, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2008.
2007 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2007, IIChE, Kolkata, Dec. 27 30, 2007.
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
2006-10 Chairman, International Affairs Committee, IIChE, 2006 , 2007, 2008.
2006 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2006, IIChE, Bharuch, Dec. 27-30, 2006.
2005 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2005, IIChE, IIT-Delhi, Dec. 27-30, 2005.
Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebration, Dec. 28.
2002-10 Member, Finance Committee Committee, IIChE, 2002-2010.
2004-11 Chairman, Dhirubhai Ambani Commemoration Day Celebrations and Oration Awards Committee, IIChE, 28th Dec. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.2009, 2010.
2004 Chair, Joint Meeting IIChE and AIChE on ‘Chemical Engineering in a Global Perspective, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai Dec. 28-30, 2004.
  Organizing Secretary, CHEMCON-2004, Annual Chemical Engineering Congress, IIChE, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai, Dec. 27-30, 2004.
2003 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2003, IIChE, RRL,Bhubneswar, Dec.18-21.
2003 Chairman, Finance Committee, IIChE, 2003.
2009 Member, Awards Committee
2002-08 Chairman, Fellowship Committee
2002 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2002, IIChE, Hyderabad, Dec. 18-21, 2002
  Chairman, International Symposium: Chemical Engineering and Pharma Knowledge Networking, IIChE-AIChE, CHEMCON-2002, IIChE, Hyderabad, Dec. 20, 2002.
  Chairman, Finance Committee, IIChE.
2001 President, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers – 2001. Created a record number of 51 awards in various categories such as 17 Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Awards, Dr B P Godrej Life Time Achievement Award, Best Ph D and Best Master Theses, UG Research, 10 Ph D fellows awards, Best Teacher, Best Employee, Upgradation of all previous awards.
2000-02 Council Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2000-2002.
2000 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-2000, IIChE, Kolkata, Dec. 13-17.
  Member, Management Committee, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai Regional Centre
  Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-97, Golden Jubilee Annual Indian Chemical Engineering Congress & Exhibition, IIChE, I.I.T, New Delhi, December, 14-18.
  Member, Advisory Council of the President, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  Member, Publications Committee, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2000.
  Member, Industry-Institute Interaction Committee, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
1999-03 Chairman, International Relations Committee, IIChE
1999 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-1999, IIChE, Chandigarh, Dec. 13-17.
1998 Member, National Organizing Committee, CHEMCON-1998, IIChE, Visakhapattanam, Dec.13-17.
1997 Organizing Secretary, National Seminar on Chemical Industry, Environment, and Legislation; Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai, Sept. 26, 1997
1995-97 Chairman, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai Regional Centre
1993-95 Vice Chairman, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai Regional Centre
1991-94 Council Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
1991-92 Hon. Secretary, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers,
1988-91 Hon. Secretary, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai Regional Centre
Catalysis Society of India
2016 Chairman, Catalysis Workshop, IICT, Hyderabad, June 24-26
2015 Member, National Organizing Committee, Catsym-2015, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, January 6-8.
2014 Member, National Organizing Committee, Catsym-2014, NEERI, Nagpur, Feb. 4-6
2013-15 President, Catalysis Society of India
2005-12 Chairman, Catalysis Society of India, Mumbai Chapter, 2005-2007, 2007-2009, 2009-12.
2011 Member, National Organizing Committee, Annual Symposium, Catalysis Society of India, IIT-Madras, Dec. 19-21
2010 Member, National Organizing Committee, Annual Workshop, Catalysis Society of India, IIT-Madras, Dec. 20
2009-11 Member, Awards Committee, Catalysis Society of India, 2009, 2010, 2011
2009 Member, National Organizing Committee, Annual Symposium, Catalysis Society of India, NCL, Pune, Jan. 9-11, 2009.
2008 Member, National Organizing Committee, CATSYMP, Catalysis Society of India, RRL, Bhubneswar, Feb. 5-7, 2008.
2007 Member, Annual Conference CATSYM, Catalysis Society of India , I.I.P. Dehradun, Apr 16-18
  Chairman, CATSCHOLAR’s MEET, Catalysis Society of India, Nov. 27, 2007.
2006 Member, National Organizing Committee, National Workshop on Catalysis, IT-BHu-Varanasi, Feb.
  Convener, National Seminar on Advances in Catalysis, Mumbai Chapter, October 27, 2006
2005 Member, National Organizing Committee, 17th National Symposium on Catalysis, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, Jan. 20.
2003 Member, International Organizing Committee, Indo-German Symposium on Catalysis, Hyderabad
1999-00 Member, Management Committee, Catalysis Society of India, Mumbai Chapter
1997-99 Chairman, Catalysis Society of India, Bombay Chapter.
1998 Member, National Organizing Committee, , 14th Annual Congress of Catalysis
1998 Convener, National Seminar on “Advances in Catalysis” in honour of Professor D.K. Chakraborty, I.I.T. Bombay and Dr. A.N. Bhat, Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Catalysis Society of India, UDCT, Mumbai, May 9, 1998.
1997 Member, Organizing Committee, “Recent Trends in Catalysis”, Catalysis Society of India, Mumbai Chapter, BARC, April 16.
1996-97 Vice- Chairman, Catalysis Society of India, Bombay Chapter
Indian Chemical Council (ICC) / (formerly Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association, ICMA)
2007-16 Member, Awards Committee
2008-16 Member, D.M. Trivedi Life Time Achievement Award Committee
Govt. of Maharashtra
2014-17 Member, Maharashtra Innovation Council
2013-14 Chairman, Experts Committee to Analyse Vacancies in Professional Courses
2009-14 Member, Peer Group, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission
2008 Member, Selection Committee for State Best Teacher Awards
2006-08 Member, Panel of Experts, Department of Energy, Government of Maharashtra
2001-06 Member, Maharashtra Council of Science and Technology , Govt of Maharashtra (2001 on)
1999-01 Member, Projects Selection Committee, Maharashtra State Science and Technology Council
1990-93 Member, Panel of Experts, Department of Environment, Government of Maharashtra
Govt. of Karnataka
2009-on Member, Advisory Council, Department of IT, BT and S&T
2007-on Member, Advisory Council, Bangalore Nano 2007, Dept. of IT, BT and S&T
Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Other Industrial Organizations
2014-on Member, Chemical Industry Committee, CII
2012-on Member, FICCI Committee on Chemicals
2011-13 Member, Exert Committee on Food Processing, FICCI
2009 Jury, Panel of Judges for Selection of Innovative Projects, October, 2009
2007-08 Member, Confederation of Indian Industries, National Committee on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals.
1994-95 Member, Panel of Experts, SPREAD Programmes, ICICI, 1994-95.
1995-97 Member, Panel of Experts on Environmental Audit, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
1998 Member, Selection Committee for Research Scientists, Bharat Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.
2008-10 Member, Awards Committee, Alkali Manufacturers Association of India
Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
2009-13 Member, Governing Council
Haffikine Institute for Testing, Research and Training, Govt. of Maharashtra
2014-17 Member, Academic Council
2009-12 Member, Academic Council
Committees of Various Central & State Universities in India and Advisory Committees of Conferences
2012-15 Chancellor’s Nominee, Faculty Selection Committee, University of Mumbai
2011-14 Chancellor’s Nominee, Senate of University of Pune
2011 Member, National Advisory Board of the 15th International Conference of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCBC – 2011), Saurashtra University, February 4-7.
2009-12 Member, Academic Council, Central University, Gujarat
2009 Member, National Scientific Committee, International Conference on Challenges in Biofuels and Food Technology (ICBF-2009), Anna University, Chennai, 28-29 August.
2008 Member, Advisory Committee, 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Polymers for Aerospace and Defense Applications (SAMPADA – 2008), Jodhpur, 8-12 December.
2006-08 Member, Advisory Committee for Establishment of Institute of Technology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
2006-07 Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
2003-06 Member, Ph. D. Selection Committee in Chemistry, University of Pune.
2003-06 Member, Research Committee for Chemical Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
2003-06 Member, Board of Studies in Chemical Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
1994-03 Faculty Member, UGC Workshops and QUIP programmes in Industrial Chemistry for College Teachers (a) K.C. College, Mumbai 1994-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98, 98-99 (b)Institute of Science, Mumbai 1997-98, 1998-99 (c) R. Ruia College, 1998-99, 2003
1999 Member, National Organizing Committee, Chemical Engineering Education Conference, Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
2000 Member, National Steering Committee, National Symposium on Photochemical Processes on Solid Surfaces, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Mar. 8-10
1998-01 Member, M.E./ Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) Research Committee, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
1997-00 Member, Ph. D. Selection Committee in Chemistry, University of Pune.
Membership of Board of Directors Companies
2008- Director (Hon.), Clean Science and Technology, Pune
2014- Independent Director, Aarti Industries Ltd., Mumbai
2019- Independent Director, Godrej Industries Ltd., Mumbai
Examiner for Ph. D. Thesis in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry in India and Abroad
  • University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  • M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • IIT-Kharagpur
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • University of Pune
  • IIT-Bombay
  • IIT-Kanpur
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Monash University Australia
  • Pretoria University, South Africa
  • Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • IIT-Madras
  • RMIT Australia
University of Mumbai
2005-06 Member, Steering Committee, Sesquicentennial Celebrations Committee, 2005-6
2006-11 Member, Thesis Adjucation Committee
UDCT Alumni Association
  • Member, Board of Governors, UDCT Alumni Association, 1997-98.
  • Hon. Secretary, UDCT Alumni Association,1999-2001.
  • Convener, Decennial Jubilee Celebrations Committee, UDCT Alumni Association, 1999.
  • Convener, Seminar on Green Chemistry, UAA, Mumbai, March 21, 1998.
Membership/ Fellowship of Professional and Other Bodies
  • Fellow, TWAS- The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Honorary Fellow, Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Life Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  • Life Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bangalurue
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Life Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  • Life Fellow, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Life Fellow, Indian Chemical Society
  • Life Member, Catalysis Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology
  • Life Member, Membrane Society of India
  • Life Member, Chemical Research Society of India
  • Life Member, UDCT Alumni Association
  • Life Member, National Society of the Friends of Trees
  • Life Patron, Marathi Vidyan Parishad
Referee/Peer Reviewer for International Journals (All high impact factor journals)
  • Advances in Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal
  • Applied Catalysis A – Gen.
  • Biotechnology and Biotransformations
  • Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Catalysis Communications
  • Catalysis Letters
  • Catalysis Today
  • Chemical Engineering Communication
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Chemical Engineering Research and Design
  • Chemical Engineering Science
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
  • Encyclopedia of Catalysis
  • Enzymatic and Microbial Technology
  • Green Chemistry
  • Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
  • International Journal of Chemical Kinetics
  • International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
  • Journal of American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Catalysis
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • Journal of Molecular Catalysis A –Chem.
  • Journal of Molecular Catalysis B –Enz.
  • Journal of Solid State Chemistry
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • Langmuir
  • Organic Process Research and Development
  • Reactive and Functional Polymers
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal
  • Synthetic Communications
  • Transactions of Institutions of Chemical Engineers UK.
  • Current Catalysis
  • Molecule
Reviewer for Book Proposals by International Publishers
  • 7th Edition of W. McCabe , J. Smith and P. Harriot, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 2005.
  • N.V. Satyanarayana, Engineering Heat Transfer, Penram International Publishers, 2008.
Science Popularization through Public Media
Radio
  • Interview in Marathi on “Petroleum research in India”, April 30, 1997, All India Radio Mumbai, Station B,
  • In English “ Chemicals ; From cradle to crematorium”, 20th July, 1997, AIR-Mumbai,
  • In English “Chlorine: One chemical, many uses”, AIR-Mumbai-A, Feb.8, 1998;
  • Thoughts on Holi and Colours in Marathi “Prabhat Kirane”, March 10, 1998
  • Panel discussion in Marathi, “Uchcha Sansodhanasathi Nidhi,” Station A, October 29,1998.
  • Innovative Funding Research Part I- Discussion in English (Mumbai-A), February 7, 1999.
  • Innovative Funding Research Part II- Discussion in English (Mumbai-A), Feb. 14, 1999.
  • Ekvisavya shatakatil padarth- A talk in Marathi (Mumbai-B), March 20,1999.
  • Sansodhanasathi Nidhi –Discussion in English (Mumbai-A), November 21,1999.
  • Discussion on “Science and Technology Policy”, Mumbai-B, April 9, 2000.
  • Interview by Akashvani (All India Radio) Satara Station, July 8, 2009
  • Interview of FM Radio: May 3, 2011 (all channels in Marathi)
  • International Year of Chemistry, on Radioscope, Samvadita Channel (287.3m;1044KHz), 16-8-11 at 10.30 pm
  • Engineering Admissions on AIR FM Channels July 15, 2014, 7.30-8.30 a.m.
Television
  1. Live TV programme on Higher Education, Mumbai Door Darshan (Sahydri, Marathi), July 23, 2001.
  2. Live TV Expert opinion on Energy, Door Darshan Business, July 22, 2008.
  3. Live TV Programme,on Higher Education, IBN-Lokmat, June 21, 2009
  4. Panelist, Live TV Programme,on Nobel Prize in Chemistry , IBN-Lokmat, October 7, 2009
  5. Live TV Programme,on Bhopal Tragedy, IBN-Lokmat, December 4, 2009
  6. BBC : February 5, 2011 :
  7. Sahyadri: March 10, 2011–International Year of Chemistry - Live Interview 8.00-9.00 pm
  8. Sahaydri: March 10,2011- Interview 7.30 am.
  9. Panel Discussion on College Teachers Strike, IBN-Lokmat, March 2013
  10. Panel Discussion, SAAM TV, April 23, 2014, 7.00-8.00 pm
  11. Panel Discussion on Sansodhanasathi Nidhee, DD Sahydri, March 26, 2014, 8.00-9.00 p.m.
  12. Discussion on Engineering Education, DD Sahyadri- Jai Maharashtra Programme of the State Govt. June 29, 2014, 8.00-9.00 pm,
  13. Panel Discussion on ‘Are Plastics Safe? ’ Zee Business, May 8, 2015
  14. Life Profile: Desh Yatra – Interview with Mahesh Mhatre, Editor, www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pqVzTdGrN0
  15. FM 107.1 Mumbai Rainbow – Interview by Madhuri Raorane 18 Feb, 24 Feb and 26 Feb, 2016
  16. Guest of honour for Prize Distribution for Young Innovators Award Ceremony, Zee 24 Taas Marathi Channel, 27th January 2016
  17. 4.Guest of honour for Prize Distribution for Young Innovators Award Ceremony,

    Ph. D. DEGREES SUPERVISED AS A SINGLE SUPERVISOR

    • Total No. of Ph .D.s guided as a single supervisor August 2019): 97
    • From 2012 onwards- All degrees awarded by ICT, Mumbai as a separate Deemed University (35)
    • From 1991-2011- All degrees awarded by University of Mumbai; the entire work was done at UDCT/UICT as integral part of University of Mumbai (62)
    # Year Name Title of Thesis
    1. 1991 Sagar A. Trailokya Novel techniques of enhanced/improved oil recovery: Mechanisms and applications to Indian reservoirs
    2. 1992 Pramod S. Kumbhar Catalytic hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds: (a) role of metal support interaction and catalysts, (b) theoretical aspects of metal catalysis
    3. 1992 K. C. Narayan Pore structure, reactivity and fractal properties of Indian coals: Analysis by mercury porosimetry, gas adsorption and computer vision
    4. 1992 Manoj R. Kharkar Studies in catalytic hydrogenations: (a) bimetallic catalysts, (b) metal support interaction
    5. 1993 K. N. Subramanian Enhanced oil recovery: effect of wettability and pore structure of natural cores and artificial cores
    6. 1993 Pranav H. Mehta Solid acid and phase transfer catalysis
    7. 1993 Ashok B. Dixit Pore structure and network modeling: Reservoir rocks, catalysts and reactions
    8. 1993 Bhagyashree V. Haldavanekar Supported catalysis: Phase transfer and acid catalysis
    9. 1994 Tushar S. Thorat Heterogeneous catalytic reactions: Preparation of solid acids and superacids
    10. 1994 Mushtaq M.B. Mogal Multiphase reactions: (a) modeling and simulation of absorption of chlorine in aqueous calcium hydroxide slurries: desorption of hypochlorous acid gas, (b) theoretical and experimental analysis of selectivity in catalytic oxidation of benzyl ether to benzaldehyde by using NOx
    11. 1995 Nagarajan Kirthivasan Heterogeneous catalysis: Preparation, characterisation and application
    (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 42 theses submitted in the UDCT during 1995-96)
    12. 1995 Jaideep J. Jadhav Coal utilisation processes: Synthesis and performance evaluation of carbon molecular sieves and engineered composite media in catalytic reactions
    13. 1995 Deepak V. Satoskar Synthesis of aldehydes and their derivatives
    14. 1998 Suguna S. Naik Insights into catalysis: Multiphase transfer catalysis
    15. 1998 M. S. Krishnan Heterogeneous catalysis in synthesis of organic reactions: synthesis and applications of mesopore zeolites & zeotypes
    (adjudged Best Thesis amongst 47 theses submitted in the UDCT during 1997-98)
    16. 1998 Nirav S. Doshi Catalytic reactions: Alkylations, oligomerizations and hydrogenations of industrial importance
    17. 1999 Jayesh J. Nair Design and synthesis of catalysts and their applications: Eclectically engineered catalysts in the synthesis of organic chemicals
    18. 1999 Ajit A. Pujari Catalytic organic reactions: Acid and phase transfer catalysis
    19. 1999 Sonali Sengupta Selectivity engineering via catalysis: Novelties of multi -phase transfer catalysis and cascade engineered phase transfer catalysis
    20. 1999 K. Manjula Devi Catalysis in organic synthesis: Immobilised lipase catalysis in non-aqueous media in esterification, trans-esterification, and hydrolysis for production of fine chemicals
    21. 2000 Cyrus K. Mistry Selectivity engineering in catalytic reactions: Phase transfer catalysis in oxidation reactions
    22. 2000 M.S.M. Mujeebur Rahuman Development of catalytic process for fine chemical manufacture
    23. 2000 Ashutosh V. Joshi Catalysis in the synthesis of pharmaceutical and bulk intermediates
    24. 2001 Yogeeta B. Jadhav Insight into catalytic synthesis of fine chemicals
    25. 2001 Pradeep K. Goel Catalysis in organic synthesis
    (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 47 theses submitted in UDCT during 2001-02)
    26. 2002 Navinchandra S. Asthana Forays into organic synthesis using catalysts
    27. 2002 Seetharaman Subramanian New insight into catalytic application for pharmaceutical syntheses
    28. 2002 Haresh G. Manyar Synthesis and applications of inorganic materials
    29. 2004 Ambareesh D. Murkute Development of new materials and their applications
    (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 54 theses submitted in UDCT during 2004-05)
    30. 2004 Priyal M. Bisht Catalytic organic synthesis of industrial relevance
    31. 2004 Ramesh D. Bhagat Selectivity science and engineering
    32. 2004 Suraj A. Purandare Insight into eco-friendly catalytic processes
    33. 2004 Sanket S. Salgaonkar Prowess of modelling and simulation to develop ecofriendly processes and products
    34. 2004 Piyush S. Lathi Insight into biochemical processes for pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries
    35. 2005 Sharad V. Lande Catalysis in multiphase reactions of industrial relevance
    (adjudged as the Best Thesis amongst 53 theses submitted in ICT during 2005-06)
    36. 2005 Ganesh S. Pathare Insight of catalysis in green chemical processes
    37. 2005 Neesha M. Desai New concepts in waste minimization, green chemistry and technology
    38. 2005 Umesh P. Gaikwad Design, development and applications of novel catalysts for industrial processes
    39. 2005 Ginish George Insight into nanocatalysis for industrial processes
    40. 2006 J. Leo Ceasar Cascade engineered catalysis and green chemistry
    41. 2006 Ashwini D. Sajgure Biotechnological applications in pharmaceutical industry
    42. 2006 Shrikant B. Dhoot Biotransformations of industrial relevance
    43. 2007 Omprakash V. Badure Waste minimization and selectivity engineering aspects of green and benign processes
    44. 2007 Smruti P. Tekale Design and synthesis of inherently safer chemicals via green processes
    45. 2007 Aduri Pavankumar Insight into catalytic green chemistry and technology of industrial relevance
    46. 2008 Bhavana G. Motirale Selectivity engineering in the synthesis of fine chemicals
    47. 2008 Indrakant V. Borkar Insight into industrially relevant bioprocesses
    48. 2008 Shashikant B. Kamble Development of commercially relevant green processes for alkylation reactions for fine chemical industry
    49. 2008 Vijay V. Bokade Heteropolyacids and their modified versions as catalysts for development of benign processes
    50. 2009 Rajubhai K. Mewada Insight into green processes of industrial relevance
    51. 2009 Anup A. Kadam New catalysts and processes for sustainable chemical technologies
    52. 2009 Rajesh V. Rajeshirke Synthesis of commercial molecules through green chemistry
    53. 2009 Ashish R. Mishra Friedel–Crafts chemistry for green synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates
    54. 2009 Rajesh V. Sharma Renewable resources as feedstock for green synthesis of value added chemicals
    55. 2009 Suresh S. Jain Benign chemical synthesis: role of water, microwave irradiation and phase transfer catalysis
    56. 2009 Santosh R. More Synthesis, characterization and applications of novel solid acids in fine chemicals and pharmaceutical industries
    57. 2011 Payal A. Chandan Waste minimization strategies with novel catalysis and green chemistry
    58. 2011 P.R. Sowbna Insight into multiphase reactions using catalysis, micromodels and microwaves
    59. 2011 Jyoti B. Sontakke Enzymatic catalysis for synthesis as well as separation of chiral compounds using conventional and unconventional techniques
    60. 2011 Ashwini B. Nirukhe Insight into hydrogen production by inorganic cycle and its storage on nanomaterials
    61. 2011 Prakash Parhad Fundamentals of hydrogen production using cu-cl cycle
    62. 2012 Devendra P. Tekale Production of value-added chemicals from renewable resources using green chemistry
    Awarded by The ICT, Mumbai as Separate Deemed to be University (2008 onwards)
    63. 2012 Prasad S. Surve Synthesis characterization and application of novel nano-catalysts
    64. 2013 Devendran Saravanan Selectivity engineering in biotransformation of industrial relevance
    65. 2013 Sandeep V. Pawar Selectivity engineering in pharmaceutical and API synthesis using enzymatic reactions
    66. 2013 Akhilesh R. Yadav Synthesis, characterization and applications of microporous and mesoporous materials and nanocatalysts
    (Adjudged as the Best Ph.D. (Sci.) thesis in ICT submitted in 2013)
    67. 2013 Suresh M. Doke Synthesis and applications of nanomaterials
    68. 2013 Somnath D. Shinde Chemo and biocatalysis in synthesis of valuable intermediates and drugs
    69. 2014 Suraj O. Katole Green and clean bioglycerol based chemicals and their derivatives
    70. 2014 Gajanan B. Kunde Synthesis of nano-materials and membranes for separation and catalysis
    71. 2014 Moreshwar P. Hude Utilization of renewable resources for the production of biofuels, bioenergy and biopharmaceuticals
    72. 2014 Mandar G. Kulkarni Applications of phase transfer catalysis in multiphasic green reactions
    73. 2014 Rahul P. Kumbhar Functionalised and tailored nanoparticles as catalysts in organic transformations
    74. 2014 Godfree P. Fernandes Green chemistry & sustainable processes based on biomass
    75. 2014 Pooja Ashish Thorat Novel approaches in biopharmaceutical synthesis and separations
    76. 2015 Prasad V. Mandade Evaluating the life cycle environmental and economic aspects of tropical biofuels
    77. 2015 Saurabh C. Patankar Novelties in cascade engineered catalytic reactions
    78. 2015 Satish K. Kabra Sustainable catalytic syntheses of chemicals using carbon dioxide as feedstock
    79. 2015 Manishkumar S. Tiwari Selectivity engineering in organic synthesis using mono and multifunctional catalysts
    80. 2015 Bapu A. Gawade Design and development of novel catalytic processes for fine chemical industry
    81. 2015 Akhil V. Nakhate Synthesis of bio-active molecules using heterogeneous catalysis
    82. 2016 Shivaji L. Bhanawase Valorization of biomass into chemicals using heterogeneous catalysis
    83. 2016 Jeetendra Y. Salunkhe Waste minimisation through development of novel catalytic process
    84. 2016 Anil B. Gawade Valorization of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by green processes
    85. 2017 Kalpesh H. Bhadra Green processes for industrially important phenolics and fine chemicals
    86. 2017 Manoj P. Kamble Selectivity engineering in synthesis of biotechnological products and pharmaceutical intermediates
    87. 2017 Kalidas B. Rasal Insight into catalysis in utilization of carbon dioxide into chemicals and solvents
    88. 2017 Gunjan P. Deshmukh Green synthesis of agrochemicals
    89. 2017 Jayaram Molleti Design and synthesis of safer chemicals by benign green routes
    90. 2017 Deepali B. Magadum Selectivity engineering of enzymes in synthesis of industrially relevant chemicals
    91. 2017 Pooja R. Tambe Sustainable catalytic syntheses of chemicals using carbon dioxide as feedstock
    92. 2018 Pravin D. Patil Microbial assisted valorization of lignins: Use of white-rot fungi and laccases
    93. 2018 Dhiraj O. Katole Design and synthesis of safer chemicals for commercial applications using novel strategies
    94. 2019 Kalpesh V. Bhavsar White biotechnology and applications of green chemistry in environmental and fine chemical industries
    95. 2019 Radhika S. Malkar Fundamental and experimental analysis of cascade engineered catalytic reactions of speciality chemicals
    96. 2019 Ashish D. Shejale Sustainable hydrogen production from various biomass derived feedstock using steam reforming: Effect of support and multi-metallic compositions on activity and selectivity profiles
    97. 2019 Amarsinh L. Jadhav Modified hydrotalcites with zinc and titanium: Influence of combustion synthesis method on activity and selectivity of industrially relevant reactions

    MASTERS THESES GUIDED IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

    • Total No. of Masters Degrees Guided as a Single Supervisor (July 2019): 115
    • Degrees Awarded by University of Mumbai (up to 2010) and by Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai from 2011-12 onwards

    MASTER OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (M. Chem. Eng.)

    # Year Name Title of thesis
    1. 1988 Pramod S. Kumbhar Catalysis by superacids: condensation reactions of hydroquinone with aniline and o-toluidine
    2. 1988 Vijay M. Yadav Catalysis by superacids: characterisation of acid treated zirconia
    3. 1989 Shripad P. Gumaste Network micromodels of porous media
    4. 1990 Ashok B. Dixit Pore structure and percolation processes: experiments, Modeling and simulation
    5. 1991 Suhas V. Ghorpadkar Solid-liquid mass transfer: image analysis techniques
    6. 1993 Ketan R. Thakkar Heterogeneous reactions: solid base catalysed condensation reactions for synthesis of perfumery compounds
    7. 1993 Cyrus K. Mistry Selectivity engineering aspects of catalysis: capsule membrane phase transfer catalysed oxidation of benzyl chloride with hydrogen peroxide
    8. 1995 Vijay V. Bokade Chemically modified metal oxides as catalysts: etherification of phenethyl alcohol
    9. 1996 Kiran A. Bhirud Design and synthesis of catalysts: modified sulfated zirconia for nitration of aromatics
    10. 1997 Vikas Narendra Design and development of catalysts for organic synthesis: carbon molecular sieve and sulfated zirconia based UDCaT-2 catalyst for nitrations
    11. 1998 Sameer C. Desai Ecofriendly catalysts for the chemical industry: computer aided simulations of MTBE synthesis
    12. 1998 C. Aravinda Reddy Intensification of rate selectivities in multi-phase transfer catalysis: n-Butoxylation of chloronitrobenzenes under liquid-liquid-liquid phase transfer catalysis
    13. 1998 Buddhadeb Kundu Ecofriendly catalytic technologies: Friedel-Crafts alkylation of diphenyl oxide with 1-decene using sulfated zirconia and its variants
    14. 1999 Harshal B. Kulkarni Synergistic catalysis for organic synthesis: Preparation of isopropyl lactate
    15. 1999 Pala Ramesh Eclectically engineered catalysis: C versus O Friedel-Crafts alkylation of p-cresol with cyclohexene
    16. 1999 Salim A.R.K Deshmukh Novelties of multiphase reactions: Heteropolyacids supported on clay in the synthesis of hydroquinone mono-methyl ether
    17. 2000 Sanket S. Salgaonkar Catalytic processes – simulation of FCC
    18. 2000 Jignesh B. Bhatt Computer aided design of catalysts
    19. 2000 Suyog S. Mahajan Novelties of catalysis in multiphase systems
    20. 2001 Swati Datir Intensification of phase transfer catalysed reactions
    21. 2001 Sameer P. Nalawade Selectivity engineering in synthesis of organic chemicals
    22. 2001 Mehul B. Thathagar Novelties of catalytic processes
    23. 2002 Sachin P. Patil Selection and design of newer catalysts through artificial intelligence
    24. 2002 Omprakash V Badure Multiphase reactions: conversion into green processes
    25. 2004 Priyanvada Paranjape Green phase transfer catalysis
    26. 2004 Ketan P. Pimpurkar Shape selective acylations through pore and surface engineering
    27. 2004 Parveen Kumar Nanocatalysis using sulphated zirconia and modified clays
    28. 2006 Renny A. Moonjely Application of selectivity engineering in multiphase reactions
    29. 2006 Parag T. Panwala Development of green benign processes for industrial practice
    30. 2007 Harshit N. Shah Synthesis and applications of novel catalysts
    31. 2008 Mumtarul Siddiqui Selectivity engineering of fine chemical synthesis
    32. 2008 Yuvraj S. Lawate Development of atom economical green processes
    33. 2009 Satish K. Kabra Nanocatalysis in the synthesis of fine chemicals
    34. 2009 Amol A. Nerkar Waste minimization through catalysis
    35. 2009 Sanjay K. Dodiya Intensification of green processes
    36. 2010 Naishadh Ajgaonkar Selectivity engineering in nanotechnology
    37. 2010 Somdev Ghosh Development of novel catalyst and their applications
    38. 2010 Pravin Bhandari Novel catalytic processes for synthesis of fine chemicals
    DEGREES GRANTED BY ICT MUMBAI: 2011 onwards
    39. 2011 Saurabh C. Patankar Development of novel multi-functional catalysts for tandem green synthesis
    40. 2011 Raosaheb A. Farakte Modified heteropolyacids on novel nano support
    41. 2011 Ashish A. Singh Role of microwaves in cascade engineered catalytic reactions
    42. 2012 Shraddha Potdukhe Conversion of biomass into value added chemicals by chemical catalysis
    43. 2012 Viplav Pise Selectivity engineered nanocatalysis in cascade reactions
    44. 2013 Anita G. Sharma Design and synthesis of nanomaterials for catalytic applications
    45. 2013 Rohit Chaudhary Development of green and smart chemical processes
    46. 2014 Ravi Ranjan Singh Etherification of glycerol with tert -butanol and methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE ) using solid superacids such as FLSZ or UDCaT
    47. 2014 Abhijit Talpade Selective hydrogenation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) using bimetallic nanocatalysts
    48. 2015 Abhijit Shete Selectivity engineering in multiphasic reactions using microreactor
    49. 2015 Atul Tripathi Mesoporous foam functionalised solid super-acids in transformation of glycerol to value added products
    50. 2016 Ankita Asati Development of a green process for the isomerization of eugenol to isoeugenol
    51. 2016 Vishal M. Mahamuni Selectivity engineering of cascaded reaction
    52. 2017 Ajinkya Kotkar Insight into lithium recovery from dead batteries
    53. 2017 Pramod Pawar Cascade engineered synthesis of 3-methyltetrahydrofuran from itaconic acid by using a multifunctional catalyst
    54. 2018 Nandita Saraf Solid-liquid phase transfer catalysed fluorination of benzyl chloride using ionic liquid phase transfer catalysis
    55. 2018 Abhay Raina Molecular simulation of a reaction between methanol and iso-butene to produce methyl tert-butyl ether using zeolite as a catalyst
    56. 2019 Digvijay V. Bagul Microreactor engineering for the development of three phase catalytic reactions
    57. 2019 Swapnil Meshram Selectivity engineering in the dehydration of sorbitol to isosorbide by using Cs-DTP/ MCF
    MASTER OF SCIENCE (TECHNOLOGY) in Perfumery and Flavours Technology
    58. 1993 P. Chandrasekar Selectivity engineering in the synthesis of perfumery chemicals:hydration, esterification & condensation reactions
    59. 2001 T.M. Radhika Development of eco-friendly technology for perfume and flavour industry
    60. 2002 Jagdish suryavanshi Green processes for perfumery compounds
    61. 2017 Sania M. Karanjkar Selectivity engineering in synthesis of p-cresyl methyl ether: comparison of batch v/s vapour phase continuous reactions
    62. 2018 Aishwarya A. Patil Graphene oxide supported metal catalyst for the hydrogenation of p-tert-butylphenol to p-tertbutylcyclohexanol, a fragrant molecule
    63. 2019 Pratap A. Kadam Selectivity engineering in synthesis of monoterpene oxabicyclo[3.3.1]nonene from limonene and benzaldehyde Using solid acids and super acids
    64. 2019 Lubha S. Deshmukh Selective oxidation of furfural to 2-furoic acid using vanadium supported on titanium oxide as catalyst
    MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY (Bioprocess Technology)
    65. 1998 Vijay R. Gupta Biotechnological routes for the synthesis of fine chemicals: synthesis of glyoxalic acid by a chemo-enzymatic route
    66. 1999 M. N. Manoj Biotechnological conversions: Microbial synthesis of 1,3-propanediol from glycerol and extraction of lipase spinach gycolate oxidase
    67. 2000 Archana H. Trivedi Studies in bioprocesses: Lipase catalysed esterifications and transesterifications
    68. 2000 Piyush S. Lathi Enzymatic catalysis in acylation reactions
    69. 2001 Sachin S. Joshi Biotechnological synthesis of organic intermediates
    70. 2002 P. Sivakumar Enzyme catalyzed separation of chiral acids
    71. 2004 Sachin R. Jadhav Bioencapsulation – innovation and technologies
    72. 2005 Indrakant V. Borkar Activity and stability of oxidative enzymes in commercially important reactions
    73. 2005 Nikunj Kumar Biodegradation as well as hydroxylation of phenols
    74. 2006 Jyoti B. Sontakke Production of drugs by biotechnology
    75. 2007 Vaibhav Nikam-Patil Separation of chiral compounds
    76. 2008 Moreshwar P. Hude Separation of racemic compounds through biotransformations
    77. 2009 Sherin Verghese Synthesis of novel supports for enzyme catalysed reactions
    78. 2010 Ashish D. Shinde Biocatalytic transformation of intermediates
    79. 2010 Shrinivas Shete Enzymatic catalysis in separation of fine chemicals
    80. 2011 Amit M. Jadhav Intensification of biocatalytic reactions with microwave irradiation
    81. 2011 Deepali Magadum Selectivity engineering in enzymatic synthesis of fine chemicals
    82. 2012 Manoj P. Kamble Novel separation strategies using biocatalysis
    83. 2012 Vikram R. Kadam Novel supports for enzymes for bioprocess intensification
    84. 2012 Nilesh S. Patil New insight into bioseparations of racemic mixtures
    85. 2013 Pranav R. Joshi Biotransformations of industrial relevance
    86. 2013 Pramod N. Savant Supported enzyme for reaction and separation of racemic mixture
    87. 2014 Sonal R. Ayakar Novel supports for penicillin acylase and its use in production of 6-aminopenicilanic acid
    88. 2014 Vinod D. Shirke Novelties of biotransformations in pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries
    89. 2015 Prashant J. Mundhe Novelties of biotransformation reaction by using microwave irradiation
    90. 2015 Ajinkya S Waghmare Microwave assisted chiral resolution ethyl-2-(R,S)-hydroxypropanoate using immobilized lipase
    91. 2016 Surbhi Gupta Resolution (r,s)-flurbiprofen using immobilized lipase under the influence of microwave irradiation
    92. 2016 Pralhad N. Jadhav Laccase mediator system in destruction of water pollutant
    93. 2017 Apurvwa A. Lad Kinetics of enzymatic green synthesis of benzyl levulinate
    94. 2017 Nikhil V. Sood Kinetic modelling of immobilized lipase in synthesis synthesis of methyl methyl ferulate
    95. 2018 Jagan V. Agarwal Production of laccase enzyme using agriculture and food waste feed stock and its application in bioremediation
    96. 2018 Anjali S. Drugkar Graphene oxide immobilized lipase for epoxidation of cinnamaldehyde under microwave irradiation
    97. 2019 Sarika P. Ghodake Biotransformation of furfural and furfuryl alcohol to 2-furoic acid by whole cell biocatalyst
    98. 2019 Ummesulem Rab Esterification of bioglycerol and hexanoic acid to produce 1, 3-dihexoylglycerol under microwave irradiation and enzyme catalysis
    MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY (Green Technology)
    99. 2012 Dinesh Thakare Selective conversion of biomass-derived oxygenated feedstocks into value added chemicals
    100. 2012 Rohitkumar Singh Design and synthesis of nanomaterials for catalytic applications & waste minimisation
    101. 2013 Sampanakumar D Kharbade Selectivity in hydration and acetoxylation of monoterpenes using UDCaT series of catalysts
    102. 2013 Ashish D. Shejale Rearrangement of longifolene to isolongifolene and 7-isopropyl-1, 1-dimethyl tetralin using novel solid acids
    103. 2014 Gary D’costa Waste minimization strategies and green process development
    104. 2014 Radhika S. Malkar Selectivity engineering in synthesis of fine chemicals
    105. 2015 Juthika V. Sane Solid acid catalysis in Friedel-Crafts reactions for synthesis of intermediates
    106. 2015 Pratap Bhosle Functionalized mesoporous materials in the synthesis of bulky molecules: Green chemistry approach
    107. 2016 Shubhra Verma Biocatalysis by fungal enzymes: Purification and characterization of laccase from trametes hirsuta and its application in oxidation reactions
    108. 2016 Amita G. Dhadphale Multiphase transfer transfer catalysis catalysis for selective synthesis of furfuryl glycidyl ether
    109. 2017 Manali Dhawan Insight into a catalytic process for simultaneous production of biodiesel and glycerol carbonate
    110. 2017 Shalaka S. Mohire Green route for synthesis of hydrocinnamaldehyde using bimetallic nanocatalyst supported on graphene oxide
    111. 2018 Viraj Mishra Greener process for the selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5 furandicarboxylic acid
    112. 2018 Sumit S. Joshi A continuous vapor phase synthesis of p-cresyl methyl ether using solid acids catalyst in a fixed bed reactor
    113. 2019 Sneha R. Shetty Hexagonal mesoporous silica supported Ni/alumina for the selective conversion of lignocellulosic xylose into xylitol
    MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY (Food Biotechnology)
    114. 2019 Bishal Prasher Microwave assisted synthesis of 1, 4 butanediol diacetate catalysed by immobilized lipase
    MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)
    115. 2019 Apritha Atchutuni Process intensification of biocatalytic epoxidation of ethyl cinnamate using microwave-assisted enzyme catalysis

    POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS AND RESEARCH FELLOWS

    POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

    # Name Sponsor Period Project Title
    1. Neneita Tenefrancia ONGC 1989 Novel Methods of Enhanced Oil Recovery
    2. Alpana Mahapatra-Gaikar PIL-RCD (NOCIL) 1988-89 Recovery of Valuable Chemicals from Waste-Streams and Converting Liabilities into Assets
    3. P. Bharathi CSIR 1991-93 Modified Clay Catalysis
    4. Sagar A. Trailokya DST 1992-93 Chemistry of Catalytic Hydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds
    5. N. Kirthivasan Kopran (KDL Biotech) 1995-96 Recovery and Reuse of Valuable Chemicals from Waste-Streams and Process Development
    6. Suguna S. Naik Darbari Seth Endowment 1998 Cascade Engineered Phase Transfer Catalysis
    7. M.S. Krishnan UGC 1998 Synthesis of Mesoporous Superacids
    8. Jayesh J. Nair ACC-IPCA 1999 Technology Development for Production of Pharmaceutical Intermediates
    9. Ajit A. Pujari ACC-IPCA 2000 Technology Development for Production of Pharmaceutical Intermediates
    10. V. Sundarmurthy CSIR-NMITLI 2001-03 Defunctionalisation of Carbohydrates to Make Industrially Important Intermediates
    11. Navin S. Asthana Mangalam Group 2002 New Catalytic Materials
    12. Haresh G. Manyar Gwalior Chemicals 2002-03 Industrial Process Development for Benzyl Alcohol Production
    13. Meenal Puthli DIL- RSIL 2005 Enzyme Application and Bio-Resolution of High Value Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Moieties
    14. Ashwini D. Sajgure BP Energy 2007 Ignition Boosting Technique for Biofuel Pellets
    15. Nivedita Chaubal CSIR-NMITLI 2007-08 Bioglycerol Based Chemicals
    16. Smruti P. Tekale Reliance Industries 2007-08 Nanocomposites
    17. Bhavana G. Motirale CSIR-NMITLI 2008-09 Bioglycerol Based Chemicals
    18. Shashikant B. Kamble ONGC Energy Centre 2008-09 Preliminary Investigation of Cu-Cl Cycle for Hydrogen Production
    19. Indrakant V. Borkar Reliance Industries 2008 Nanocomposites
    20. Sushilkumar Dubal CSIR-NMITLI 2009-10 Bioglycerol Based Chemicals
    21. Santosh R. More CSIR-NMITLI 2010 Bioglycerol Based Chemicals
    22. Mitesh R. Shah UGC-DS Kothari PDF 2010-13 Quantum Chemical Calculations
    23. Jyoti B. Sontakke HIL PDF 2011-14 Alternatives to DDT: Synthesis of New Molecules , Toxicological Studies and Scale -Up
    24. Vikas Patil Indo-US S & T Forum with SUNY Buffalo and Tata Steel) 2012-14 PROTECT: Program for Research On Thin-Films and nanostructured Emerging Coating Technologies
    25. Ashwini B. Nirukhe ONGC Energy Centre 2012-18 Hydrogen production
    26. Prakash Parhad ONGC Energy Centre 2012-18 Hydrogen production
    27. Sanghamitra Chatterjee UGC Woman Scientist PDF 2014-14 Sensors
    28. Manishkumar S. Tiwari Malladi Drugs & Pharma. 2016-17 Process intensification of existing catalytic process for synthesis of phenylpropanolamine and development of novel catalyst for higher yield
    29. Anil B. Gawade Resonance Chemicals Pvt Ltd 2016-17 Green process development for important lutidines and collidines
    30. Kalpesh H. Bhadra Resonance Chemicals 2016-17 Green process development for important lutidines and collidines
    31. Dr. Manishkumar S. Tiwari DST 2017-18 Waste management
    32. Dr. Deepali B. Magadum DST 2017-18 Waste management
    33. Dr. Pooja R. Tambe DST 2017-18 Waste management
    34. Dr. Jayaram Molleti DST 2017-18 Waste management
    35. Dr. Godfree Fernandes Hindustan Insecticide Ltd (HIL) 2014-18 Alternative to DDT: Synthesis of New Molecules, Toxicological Studies and Scale up
    36. Dr. Devendra P. Tekale ONGC Energy Centre    
    37. Dr. Radhika S. Malkar ONGC Energy Centre 2019-20  
    38. Dr. Ashish D. Shejale ONGC Energy Centre 2019-20  

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AND TECHNICAL STAFF

    # Name Sponsor Period Project Title
    1. Abhijit Talpade (SRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-15 Investigation of Properties of Molten Salt as a Heat Storage Medium
    2. Swanand Patange (SRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Investigation of Properties of Molten Salt as a Heat Storage Medium
    3. Atul Tripathi (SRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2015-16 Investigation of Properties of Molten Salt as a Heat Storage Medium
    4. Juthika Sane (SRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Close loop experimental studies on ICT-OEC Process for Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) Thermochemical Hydrogen Production
    5. Mr. Mayur Sagar- Technical Assistant (Sci) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Close loop experimental studies on ICT-OEC Process for Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) Thermochemical Hydrogen Production
    6. Prav Kumar Agrawal (JRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Continuation of Close loop experimental studies on ICT-OEC Process for Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) Thermochemical Hydrogen Production
    7. Mr. Amol Sonar- Technical Assistant (Electr) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Continuation of Close loop experimental studies on ICT-OEC Process for Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) Thermochemical Hydrogen Production
    8. Surbhi Gupta (JRF) Malladi Drugs & Pharma. 2016-17 Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of D-Ephedrine to L-Ephedrine
    9. Jyoti Mahale (JRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2016-18 Continuation of closed loop of Cu-Cl cycle
    10. Apurv Mhatre (JRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2016-18 Continuation of closed loop of Cu-Cl cycle
    11. Mayuri Shinde (JRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2016-18 Continuation of closed loop of Cu-Cl cycle

    Indian Academies of Sciences UG Summer Fellows Programme

    Since beginning of this programme a large number of students coming from IITs, NITs, private colleges and universities have worked in the lab for two months during summer vacation. Every year one student is accepted and some of them have published their research work in collaboration with Ph.D. students. Some of them have gone abroad for Ph.D.s in prestigious universities.

    CURRENT RESEARCH STUDENTS UNDER SUPERVISION

    Ph. D. (Tech.) and Ph.D. (Sci) RESEARCH FELLOWS, and P.M. FELLOWS

    (all supported under various research schemes, industrial projects and programmes)

     

    # Name Mon Year Title of thesis
    1. Kumudini V. Marathe (Associate Professor) July 2013 Life Cycle Assessment of Industrial Products and Processes-- A Scientific Approach to Sustainability
    2. Rohitkumar Singh (Teacher Fellow) May 2012 Green Chemistry in the Synthesis of Organic Chemicals and Kinetic Modelling
    3. Shivani S. Vedula Nov 2012 Novelties of Catalytic Membrane Reactors and Microreactors for Development of Green Processes
    4. Nikhil H. Margi Sep 2013 Selective Engineering of Heterogeneously Catalysed Reactions using Multiphase Rectors and Microreactors
    5. Apoorva M. Ranjekar Sep 2013 Design and Development of Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Storage
    6. Harshada M. Salvi Mar 2015 Multi-phasic Green Reactions
    7. Ashily Rajendran Dec. 2018 Separation and Racemerization of Important Compounds of Industrial Relevance
    New Castle University, Australia- Student Exchange Programme Scholars
    8. Devendra Pisal Mar 2015 Design and Development of Novel Meso and Microporous Acidic and Basic Catalysts for Synthesis of Fine Chemicals
    9. Deepti P. Wagh May 2015 Insight into Development of Green Processes for Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
    10. Deepak Desai Jan 2017 Valorization of Biobased Chemicals using Green Processes
    Valorization of Biobased Chemicals using Green Processes
    11 Manali Dhawan* Jan 2017 Valorization of Biomass by Using Novel Catalytic and Electrocatalytic Processes
    12. Shrirang V. Sabde* Mar 2015 Valorisation of Waste Plastic by Using Novel Catalytic Processes
    Prime Minister’s Fellowship Sponsored by CII and DST
    13. Sonam Sancheti Jan 2017 Insights of Dehydrogenation Reactions for Industrial Utility
    14. Swanand Patange Dec. 2017 A Novel Molten Salt Composition as A Heat Storage and Transfer Medium
    15. Sandesh V. Sutar Dec 2017 Fundamental Analysis of Crystallization and Drying in Multicomponent System in Copper-Chlorine Cycle
    16. Venus M. Chaudhary Dec. 2017 Insight into Development and Performance of Materials used in Production of Hydrogen using Copper-Chlorine Cycle
    17. Poonam R. Sutar Dec. 2017 Investigation of Sustainability of Cu-Cl Cycle and Life Cycle Assessment of Membranes Used for Separation of Gases
    18. Ramdas S. Kadam Dec. 2017 Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Separation of Hydrogen Chloride from Water in Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) Cycle.
    AICTE National Doctoral Fellow
    19. Shalaka Mohire Jul 2019 Fundamental and Applied Studies in Nanocatalysis for the Development of Greener and Cleaner Technologies for the Synthesis of Fine Chemicals

    MASTERS IN ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

    # Name   Mon Year Title of thesis
    1. Viral Rahangdale M. Chem. Eng. I Aug 2018 Selective hydrogenation of dimethyl oxalate to ethylene glycol
    2. Apoorva Pandey M. Chem. Eng. I Aug 2018 Ru-Zn catalyst for selective hydrogenation of benzene to cyclohexene
    3. Adesh Dhamdhere M. Tech. (BPT)- Aug. 2018 Production of vitamin E intermediate by lipase catalysed region-selective transesterification in a continuous flow reactor vis-à-vis batch reactor
    4. Eram Fatima M. Tech. (BPT) Aug 2018 Selection and application of laccases to make useful chemicals from harmful moieties
    5. Himanshu Singh M. Tech. (Green Tech.)-I Aug 2018 Chemo-selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived 5-hydromethylfurfural into liquid biofuel 2,5-dimethylfuran
    6. Omesh Patel M. Tech. (Green Tech.) Aug 2018 Mixed oxide supported mono and multi-metal catalysts on the selective hydrogenation of furfural to methyl furan
    7. Mayuresh Khamgal M. Tech. (Perfumery & Flavour Tech.)-I Aug 2018 Mixed oxide supported mono- and multi-metal catalysts on selective hydrogenation of furfural to methyl furan
    8. Sachin Minke M. Tech. (Perfumery & Flavour Tech.)-I Aug 2018 Biocatalysis for synthesis of aroma compounds
    9. Zumismita Kalita M. Tech. (Food Biotech.) Aug 2018 Microwave assisted enzyme catalysis in transesterification of p-anisyl alcohol

    POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

    # Name Mon Year Title of thesis
    1. Godfree Fernandes HIL-Hindustan Insecticide limited 2014-18 Alternative to DDT: Synthesis of New Molecules, Toxicological Studies and Scale up
    2. Swapna Gade SERB NPDF 2017- Methoxycarbonylation of primary, secondary and aromatic amines by dimethyl carbonate in batch and continuous flow systems for catalytic synthesis of carbamates
    3. Ujjal Mondal D.S. Kothari PDF, UGC 2017- One pot synthesis of dimethyl ether from carbon dioxide and hydrogen
    4. Radhika S. Malkar RA, OEC 2019- Conversion of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen into Gaseous Hydrocarbons
    5. Ashish D. Shejale RA, OEC 2019- Conversion of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen into Gaseous Hydrocarbons

    RESEARCH STAFF ON INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS

    # Name Mon Year Title of thesis
    1. Swanand Patange (SRF) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Investigation of Properties of Molten Salt as a Heat Storage Medium
    2. Mr. Amol Sonar- Technical Assistant (Electrical) ONGC Energy Centre 2014-16 Continuation of Close loop experimental studies on ICT-OEC Process for Copper-Chlorine (Cu-Cl) Thermochemical Hydrogen Production
    3. Tukaram Patil ONGC Energy Centre 2016-on Continuation of closed loop of Cu-Cl cycle
    4. Amol Sonar ONGC Energy Centre 2016-on Continuation of closed loop of Cu-Cl cycle
    5. Mayuri Shinde ONGC Energy Centre 2016-18 Continuation of closed loop of Cu-Cl cycle
    6. Tushar Choudhary ONGC Energy Centre 2016-on Alternative electrodes to platinum in Cu-cl cycle
    7. Swapnil Kumbhar ONGC Energy Centre 2018-on Alternative electrodes to platinum in Cu-cl cycle
    8. Shalaka Mohire Malladi Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 2016-on Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of D-Ephedrine to L-Ephedrine
    9. Ashily Rajendran Malladi Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 2016-18 Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of D-Ephedrine to L-Ephedrine

    PATENT PORTFOLIO: FILED, PUBLISHED & GRANTED

    • Total Patent Application Filed: 97
    • Total Patents Granted: 50
    • (a) Total Indian Filed: 57
    • (b) Total Indian Granted: 33
    • (c) Total International Filed: 40
    • (d) Total International Granted: 17
    # Inventors Patent Appl No Title Status on 9-3-2019
    1. Yadav Ganapati D Kunde Gajanan B 558/MUM/2014 Environmentally benign heterogeneous catalyst for fenton process First Examination Report Issued On 12 Nov 2018 Reply Under Drafting
    2. Yadav Ganapati D Chandan Payal A 2262/MUM/2014 A process for the synthesis of glycidol directly from glycerol Granted IN 298791 Dated 12 July 2018
    3. Yadav Ganapati D   Surve Prasad S  474/MUM/2013 Titania membrane support and combustion method for making the same First Examination Report Issued On 13 Jun 2018 Reply Under Drafting
    4. Yadav Ganapati D  Surve Prasad S  628/MUM/2012 Combustion synthesis of nanocrystalline alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides or mixture thereof and its applications Replied To First Examination Report Awaiting For Hearing Notice
    5. Yadav Ganapati D  Surve Prasad S  PCT/IN2013/000146 Combustion synthesis of nanocrystalline alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides or mixture thereof and its applications in synthesis of [4-(alkyl/aryl)-oxy-1,3-dioxolane-2- one] and 2-oxazolidinones Application Published
    6. Yadav Ganapati D  Kunde Gajanan  Babu C Anand  627/MUM/2012 Method for production of membrane Replied To First Examination Report Awaiting For Hearing Notice
    7. Yadav Ganapati D  Surve Prasad S  Pawar Sandip V  1111/MUM/2012 Process for production of 2-oxazolodonones using efficient and reusable heterogeneous catalyst or bio-catalyst 304930 Dated 26 Dec 2018
    8. Yadav Ganapati D  Doke Suresh M  Chintala Chervu Anand Babu  1109/MUM/2012 Unsupported titania membrane and method for the preparation thereof Application awaiting examination
    9. Yadav Ganapati D  Surve Prasad S  1112/MUM/2012 Process for production of [4-(alkyl/aryl)-oxy-1,3-dioxalane-2-one] using heterogeneous reusable catalyst Granted IN 301736 Dated 01 Oct 2018
    10. Yadav Ganapati D  Kunde Gajanan  Babu C Anand  1823/MUM/2012 System for production of membrane Application Awaiting Examination
    11. Yadav Ganapati D  Kunde Gajanan  Babu C Anand  PCT/IN2013/000145 System and method for production of membrane Application Is Published
    12. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath Joeman Kale, Dilip M 1973/MUM/2011 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle IN 294447 Dated 16 Mar 2018
    13. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M PCT/IN2012/000483 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Application Is Published
    14. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M US 14,13,1285 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Granted US8968697 B2 Dated 03/03/2015
    15. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M CA 2841231 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Granted Patent No 2841231 Issued On 26 Jan 2016
    16. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M KR 10-2014-7003283 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Granted Certificate No- 10-1619677 Issued Dated 18/03/2016
    17. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M GB14003065 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Granted GB2507209B Dated 19 Sep 2018
    18. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M CN 2012800336793 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Granted Certificate No: 2101345
    19. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M P2014-518071 Hydrogen production method by multi-step copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle Granted Certificate No- P5820928 Issued Dated 09/10/2015
    20. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M 1974/MUM/2011 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Granted Patent 294960 Valid Till 08/Jul/2019
    21. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M PCT/IN2012/000485 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Application Is Published
    22. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M US 14131312 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Granted US 9487876 Dated 11/08/2016
    23. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M CA 2841234 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Granted Patent Certificate NoCa 2841234
    24. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M KR 10-2014-7003290 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Patent is Rejected
    25. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M GB14003057 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Granted GB2505852
    26. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M CN 2012800336789 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Patent Rejected
    27. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M P2014-518072 Effect of operating parameters on the performance of electrochemical cell in copper-chlorine cycle Granted Certificate No- P5908583
    28. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M 1975/MUM/2011 Electrochemical cell used in production of copper using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Hearing Schedule In Jun 2018 Awaiting For Final Decision
    29. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M PCT/IN2012/000486 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Application Is Published
    30 Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M US 14131395 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Granted US 9,447,512 B2 Dated 20/09/2016
    31. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M CA 2841236 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Granted Patent No 2841236 Dated 10/May/2016
    32. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M KR 10-2014-7003294 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Patent Is Rejected
    33. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M KR 10-2016-7020676 DIVISIONAL PATENT OF KR 10-2014-7003294 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Patent Is Rejected
    34. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M GB14003073 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Granted GB2506318
    35. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M CN 2012800336806 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Granted Certificate No: 2652003 Patent No Zl 2012800336806
    36. Yadav, Ganapati D Parhad Prakash S Nirukhe Ashwini B Parvatalu, Damaraju Bhardwaj, Anil Prabhu, Bantwal N Thomas, Nuzhath J Kale, Dilip M P2014-518073 Electrochemical cell used in production of hydrogen using cu-cl thermochemical cycle Granted Patent No P5852238
    37. Yadav Ganapati D AjgaO Naishadh Pradeep 16/MUM/2011 Combustion synthesized zirconia as material and catalyst Granted And Patent No 268910 Valid Till 04/01/2020
    38. Yadav Ganapati D  Chandan Payal A  Tekale Devendra P  Motirale Bhavana G  1775/MUM/2010 Bimetallic manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieve catalysts (m1m2-oms-2) for hydrogenolsis reaction Application Is Awaiting Examination
    39. Yadav Ganapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  2561/MUM/2010 Catalyst composition (icat-3) comprising of transition metals supported on a acidified anatase titania Patent Granted Patent No 262845 Valid Till 16/Sep/2019
    40. Yadav Ganapati D   Surve Prasad S  PCT/IN2011/000091 Catalyst composition (icat-3) comprising of transition metal supported on acidified anatase titania  Published
    41. Yadav Ganapati D   Surve Prasad S  2809/MUM/2009 Process for the conversion of glycerol in to dichloropropanols using gaseous hydrochloric acid as chlorinating agent in the presence of heterogeneous solid acid as catalyst Patent Granted 280232 Valid Till 4/Dec/2019
    42. Yadav, Ganapati D Bokade, Vijay Vasant 1120/MUM/2008 A process for preparation of liquid hydrocarbons by fischer tropsch nbspsynthesis Patent Granted Patent No 280555 Valid Till 25/May/2019
    43. Yadav Ganapati D Chandan Payal A 1435/MUM/2009 Process for production of propanediol Patent Granted Patent No 279597 Valid Till 15/Jun/2019
    44. Yadav Ganapati D Chandan, Payal A Tekale, Devendra P Motirale, Bhavana Ganesh Mewada, Rajubhai K PCT/IN2010/000406 Hydrogenolysis of polyhydroxy alcohols using metal incorporated manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieve as a catalyst Application Is Published
    45. Yadav Ganapati D Chandan Payal A 1574/MUM/2009 Process for the production of glycerol carbonate and reusable catalyst thereof Patent Granted Patent No 267133 Valid Till 3/Jul/2019
    46. Yadav Ganapati D Chandan Payal A 2033/MUM/2009 Process for the synthesis of glycidol directly from glycerol and catalyst thereof Patent Granted Patent No 263219 Valid Till 7/Sep/2019
    47. Yadav Ganapati D  Sharma Rajesh V  Katole Suraj O  2562/MUM/2010 Process for the production of acrolein and reusable catalyst thereof Patent Granted Patent No 268194 Valid Till 16/Sep/2019
    48. Yadav Ganapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  Katole Suraj O  PCT/IN2010/000755 Process for the production of acrolein and reusable catalyst thereof  Application Is Published
    49. Yadav Ganapati D  Sharma Rajesh V  2442/MUM/2010 Catalyst composition (icat-2) comprising of rare earth metal Patent Granted Patent No 268182 Valid Till 03/Sep/2019
    50. Yadav Ganapati D  Sharma Rajesh V  PCT/IN2011/000048 Process for converting fructose into 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using a mesoporous silica based catalyst impregnated with rare earth metals top of form Application Is Published
    51. Yadav Ganapati D  Sharma Rajesh V  2768/MUM/2010 Process for production of furfural from xylose by using heterogeneous catalyst Patent Granted Patent No 263215 Valid Till 05/Oct/2019
    52. Yadav Ganapati D  Sharma Rajesh V  PCT/IN2010/000835 Process for production of furfural from xylose using a heterogeneous mesoporous silica catalyst comprising rare earth metals Application Is Published
    53. Yadav Ganapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  2950/MUM/2010 Method for conversion of sucrose to value-added chemical Patent Granted Patent No 268179 Valid Till 25/Oct/2019
    54. Yadav Ganapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  PCT/IN2010/000834 Method for converting sucrose to 5 - hmf using a lanthanum containing porous silica catalyst  Application Is Published
    55. Yadav Gnapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  3246/MUM/2010 Method for preparation of 2,5-diformylfuran from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural Patent Granted Patent No 264515 Valid Till 29/Nov/2019
    56. Yadav Gnapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  PCT/IN2011/000061 Preparation of 2, 5 - diformylfuran from 5 - hmf with a heterogeneous mesoporous silver containing manganese catalyst  Application Is Published
    57. Yadav Ganapati D  Sharma Rajesh V  3052/MUM/2010 Process for production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural Patent Granted Patent No 270053 Valid Till 3/Nov/2019
    58. D  Sharma Rajesh V  PCT/IN2011/000102 Catalyst composition comprising rare earth metal triflate anchored on mesoporous silicate  Application Is Published
    59. Yadav Ganapati D   Sharma Rajesh V  Katole Suraj O  2311/MUM/2009 Method for catalytic dehydration of glycerol Patent Granted Patent No 270815 Valid Till 6/Oct/2019
    60. Ganapati D Yadav  Krishanan M.S. Pujari Ajit A Rahuman M S M M 1631/DEL/2004 "A process for vapour phase alkylation reaction" Granted And Term Expired Patent Number : 259668
    61. Ganapati D Yadav  M S Krishnan Nirav Shashikant Doshi  3590/DEL/1997 "A process for producing oligomers from alpha olefins" Granted, Patent: 197357 Ceased In 12 Dec 2009
    62. Ganapati D Yadav  M S Krishnan  3594/DEL/1997 Improved fridel-crafts process for acylation and alkylation of substituted aromatics using solid acid catalyst udcat-1 Granted, Patent: 213816 Ceased In 12 Dec 2009
    63. Ganapati D Yadav  M S Krishnan  3595/DEL/1997 "A process for preparation of a highly acidic mesoporous solid catalysts" Granted, Patent: 232059 Ceased In 12 Dec 2009
    64. Ganapati D Yadav  Kirthivasan Nagarajan  433/DEL/1997 "A process for the preparation of multimetallic halide catalyst" Granted, Patent: 197381 Term Expired Thereafter
    65. Yadav D Ganapati  Manyar Haresh G  936/MUM/2007 Development of novel nanoporous composite material Granted, Patent Number : 282555 Valid Till 18/May/2019
    66. Yadav D Ganapati   Manyar Haresh G 937/MUM/2007 Catalytic applications of novel nanoporous composite material Granted, Patent Number : 262489 Ceased On 25/11/2014
    67. Yadav D Ganapati  Gaikwad Umesh P 938/MUM/2007 Novel mesoporous catalysts for industrial processes Granted, Patent Number : 263277 Ceased On 17/01/2017
    68. Yadav D Ganapati  Gaikwad Umesh P 939/MUM/2007 Novel mesoporous superacid catalyst Granted, Patent Number : 274345 Valid Till 18/May/2019
    69. Yadav Ganapati D  Jayesh J Nair 3593/DEL/1997 A process for selective cyccisation of d-citronellal to l-isopulerol using solid acid catalyst udcat-2" Granted Patent 197359 Patent Term Expired
    70. Yadav Ganapati D  Jayesh J Nair Vikas Narendra 3592/DEL/1997 A process for selective nitration of aromatic compounds using solid acid catalyst udcat-2 Granted Patent 197358 Patent Term Expired
    71. Yadav Ganapati D   Patankar Saurabh C   2511/MUM/2014 Bimetallic heterogeneous catalyst for use in eco-friendly solvents Replied To First Examination Report Awaiting For Hearing Notice
    72. Yadav Ganapati D  Patankar Saurabh C PCT/IN2015/000314 Bimetallic heterogeneous catalyst for use in eco-friendly solvents Published On 11 Feb 2016
    73. Yadav Ganapati D  Patankar Saurabh C      4107/MUM/2014 One pot synthesis of oxo-alcohols using heterogeneous catalyst IN 306714 (1-02-2019)
    74. Yadav Ganapati D  Patankar Saurabh C      PCT/IN2015/000455 One pot synthesis of oxo-alcohols using heterogeneous catalyst Application Is Published
    75. Yadav Ganapati D   Bhadra Kalpesh H    201621004346 Process of methylation of phenol with increased anisole selectivity Granted 307293 (13-02-2019)
    76. Yadav Ganapati D   Bhadra Kalpesh H    201621004347 Tunable catalyst for vapor phase methylation and preparation thereof Granted IN 308448 01/03/2019
    77. Yadav Ganapati D  Bhadra Kalpesh H )    201621004348 Process of methylation of phenol with increased cresol selectivity First Examination Report Issued On 17/Jul/2018 Reply Under Drafting
    78. Yadav Ganapati D  Gawade Anil B Tiwari Manishkumar S    201621041576 Heterogenous catalyst for selective hydrogenolysis and method of preparation thereof First Examination Report Issued On 24/Sep/2018 Reply Under Drafting
    79. Yadav Ganapati D  Gawade Anil B Tiwari Manishkumar S    201621041577 A process for synthesis of to 2,5-dimethylfuran by selective hydrogenolysis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural at mild condition Awaiting For Examination
    80. Yadav Ganapati D       201721006702 Dual function multiphase microreactor Deadline Lapsed
    81. Yadav Ganapati D    201721005814 An improved continuous flow stirred multiphase reactor Application Awaiting For Publication
    82. Yadav Ganapati D  Gawade Anil B Talapade Abhijit D    201721006714 Efficient synthesis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural catalyzed in heterogeneous acidic ionic liquid Application Awaiting For Publication
    83. Yadav Ganapati D  Bhadra Kalpesh H    PCT/IN2017/000028 Tunable catalyst for vapor phase methylation and preparation thereof Application Is Published
    84. Yadav Ganapati D  Bhadra Kalpesh H    PCT/IN2017/000027 Process of methylation of phenol with increased cresol and anisole selectivity Application Is Published
    85. Yadav Ganapati D Patange Swanand R Bhargava Bharat Sharma Diwakar Shankar Uday 201721016058 A molten salt composition for high temperature thermal energy storage Application Not Yet Published
    86. Yadav Ganapati D Fernandes Godfree P Katole Dhiraj O 201721003943 Novel eco-friendly insecticides based on silicon compounds and process of preperation thereof Application Not Yet Published
    87. Yadav Ganapati D Patange Swanand R Bhargava Bharat Sharma Diwakar Shankar Uday PCT/IN2018/050273 A molten salt composition for high temperature thermal energy storage Application Not Yet Published
    88. Yadav Ganapati D Fernandes Godfree P Katole Dhiraj O PCT/IN2018/050050 Novel eco-friendly insecticides based on silicon compounds and process of preperation thereof Isr Released
    89. Yadav Ganapati D       201821031887 Dual function multiphase microreactor Application Awaiting For Publication
    90. Yadav Ganapati D    PCT/IN2018/050535 An improved continuous flow stirred multiphase reactor Application Awaiting For Examination
    91. Yadav Ganapati D       PCT/IN2018/050780 Dual function multiphase microreactor Application Awaiting For Publication
    92. Yadav Ganapati D Mohire Shalaka S Ashily Rajendran 201821041686 Biocatalytical process for racemization of D-ephedrine Provisional Patent Filed
    93. Yadav Ganapati D       PCT/IN2018/050622 Dual function multiphase microreactor Application Awaiting For Publication

    PROFESSIONAL LECTURES, ORATIONS IN CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA & MEETINGS

    • Conference Chair Address (A)
    • Chief Guest Address (CG),
    • Guest of Honour (GH)
    • Felicitation Address (FA),
    • Guest of Honour Address (GH),
    • Inaugural Address (IA),
    • Invited Lecture (IL),
    • Keynote Address (KA),
    • Oration/Award Lecture (O),
    • Panel Discussion (PD),
    • Plenary Lecture (PL),
    • Seminar Talks (S),
    • Session Chair Address (SC)
    2019
    719. Selectivity Engineering in Valorisation of Biomass, CO2 and Water into Chemicals, Materials and Energy O Prof. J.B. Lal Memorial Lecture, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Oct. 11, 2019
    718. Chemical Engineering Concepts Forever SA Dushera Pooja, ICT Marathwada Campus Jalna, Oct. 8, 2019
    717. God is a Chemical Engineer SA Dushera Pooja, ICT Marathwada Campus Jalna, Oct. 8, 2019
    716. Chemical Engineering Concepts Forever SA IOC Bhubaneswar, Oct. 4, 2019
    715. God is a Chemical Engineer SA IOC Bhubaneswar, Oct. 4, 2019
    714. Inspiration and Career Paths CG Maratha Mandal, Thane, Oct. 2, 2019
    713. Creating New Paradigms with Confluence of  Innovative Chemical and Biological Sciences & Engineering PL REFLUX 2019: 7th Advances in Chemical Engineering Conference, IIT Guwahati, September 28, 2019
    712. Challenges before Engineering Profession and Role of Chemical Engineering CG REFLUX 2019: 7th Advances in Chemical Engineering Conference, IIT Guwahati, September 28, 2019
    711. Laboratory Design 4.0: Safe, Functional & Aesthetic KA DE LabCon 2019: Laboratory Design & Engineering Conference, Courtyard by Marriott, Andheri, Mumbai 3rd October 2019
    710. Aditya Birla Scholarships Jury A Aditya Birla Foundation, Sept. 20, 2019
    709. Selectivity Engineering in Valorisation of Biomass, CO2 and Water into Chemicals, Materials and Energy S Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, National University Singapore, September 19, 2019
    708. Green Chemistry and Engineering: Waste Minimization, Process Intensification and Safer & Benign Manufacture of Chemicals SL Exyte APC; Specialty Customer Seminar and Networking, Singapore; Renaissance Hotel, Johor, Malaysia; Sept. 18, 2019
    707. Green Chemistry and Engineering: Waste Minimization, Process Intensification and Safer & Benign Manufacture of Chemicals SL Exyte APC; Specialty Customer Seminar and Networking, Singapore; Hyatt, Singapore; Sept. 17, 2019
    706. The Beauty, Charm & Scope Of Mathematics And Statistics Mathematics Dept, ICT, Mumbai, Sept. 13, 2019
    705. Inspiration, Excellence, Benchmarks & Brand Value CG Teacher’s Day Celebration, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Sept. 5, 2019
    704. Building the Future through the Generosity of Alumni & Corporates: Inspiring Experience of Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai KA Mobilizing Philanthropic Financial Support to Higher Education Institutions and Involving Alumni & External Stakeholders in the Case of U.S. Universities, The World Bank, New Delhi, Sept. 3, 2019
    703. Hydrogen Energy: Perspectives and Prospects CG Hydrogen Association of India, ICT, Mumbai, Aug. 31, 2019
    702. Green Chemistry & Engineering for Peace, Prosperity and Luxury PD ICPC 2019: Future of Chemistry: Building a Competitive, Compliant, & Conscious Industry, Session III: Chemical Technologies for Promoting Sustainable Chemistry, CII, New Delhi, Aug. 27, 2019
    701. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai: Promise of Glorious Future, Job and Business Opportunities SA Address to First Year i-M. Tech. students admitted at IOC Bhubaneswar and Marathwada Campus Jalna, Aug. 26, 2019
    700. Challenges in Arresting Corrosion : Innovative Techniques and Strategies CG NACE Annual Meeting, India Chapter, Mumbai, Aug. 23, 2019
    699. Institute of Chemical Technology: Promise of Glorious Future, Job and Business Opportunities SA Special Address to First Year Bachelors Students and Parents: Aug. 9, 2019
    698. Selectivity Engineering in Valorization of Biomass, CO2, and Water into Chemicals, Materials and Energy KA APCAT-8, Asia Pacific Conference on Catalysis, Bangkok, August 5, 2019
    697. Science Social Responsibility PD Department of Science and Technology, Goa University, August 2, 2019
    696. Glorious future for Indian Higher Education CG Induction Programme at MIT-ADT University, Rajbaug, Pune, August 1, 2019
    695. Aim for Excellence CG Maharashtra Talent Search Examination, Wadia College, Pune, July 28, 2019
    694. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, IOC Bhubaneswar and Marathwada Campus Jalna: Promise of Glorious Future, Job and Business Opportunities SA Special Address to First Year Masters Students and Parent at Induction Ceremony, July 22, 2019
    693. The Energy Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities CG Valedictory Address, Global Refining & Petrochemicals Congress: GRPC 2019 New Delhi, July 18, 2019
    692. Challenges and Opportunity for Green Chemistry and Engineering in Oilfield Chemistry CG International Oil Field Chemicals & Treatments Conference (OFCTC 2019), Hotel Radisson, Mumbai, July 18, 2019
    691. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai: Par Excellence Through Innovation, Industrial Connection and Translation Visit to Mauritius: Ministry of Education, Human Resources, Tertiary Education & Scientific Research, Various Places, July 8-12, 2019
    690. Multifunctional Catalysis using Modified ZIF-8 in Synthesis of Specialty Chemicals  KA Symposium CC: Novel Solution Processing of Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Applications, ICMAT 2019; 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, June 27, 2019
    689. Creating Engines of Economic Growth through University Research and Innovation: Are Indian Universities Geared to Take the US$ 5 T Challenge Posed by the Prime Minister? IL Research & Innovation: Impact on University Ranking & Economic Development, Elsevier- Research Connect Forum Pune, June 18, 2019
    688. Energy and Environment: Selectivity Engineering in Conversion of Biomass into Fuels and Value Added Chemicals IL University of New Castle Australia-IIT Bombay Symposium, June 17, 2019
    687. Achieving Excellence Through Autonomy: Ranking, Accreditation & Quality Improvement KA Good Governance Workshop; SPIU, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, June 10, 2019
    686. Food Safety and the Hungry World CG World Food Safety Day: 6th June 2019
    685. Sustainability through Catalytic Conversion of Waste Biomass and CO2 into Value Added Chemicals, Materials and Energy PL 17th National Workshop on Catalysis, Catalysis Society of India, IIT Delhi, May 31,2019
    684. Sustainability through Catalytic Conversion of Waste Biomass and CO2 into Value Added Chemicals, Materials and Energy KA 8th Global Conference on Global Warming, Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2019
    683. Beauty, Eloquence & Influence of Science CG Science India Forum, Kuwait, April 12, 2019
    682. Excellence in Governance through Digitization, Academic Reforms and Research & Innovation TEQIP III- Governance, Govt. College of Engineering, April 5, 2019
    681. Plastic Waste to Value in Search of Sustainable Development IL Circular Economy International Seminar, IIT-Bombay and Ohio State University, IIT-Bombay, March 15, 2019
    680. In The Pursuit Of Science: The Beauty, Charm & Eloquence of Chemical Sciences & Engineering Dr C.V. Raman Memorial Lecture, Science Day, Shri Vaishnav Vidyalaya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Feb. 28, 2019
    679. Advances in Biotechnology CG TEQIP Twinning Programme, Biotechnology conclave: ICT, March 13,2019
    678. Waste to Wealth: Protection of Environment and Sustainability CG, KA National Seminar on Paryavaranam, Birla College Kalyan, March 12, 2019
    677. In the Pursuit of Science: The Beauty, Charm & Eloquence Of Chemical Sciences & Engineering O Rayat Shikshan Santha, Centenary Celebration, Annasaheb Awate College, Manchar, Ambegaon, Pune: March 9, 2019
    676. The Confluence of  Innovative Chemical and Biological Sciences and Engineering for Better Tomorrow CG, KA Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science 2019 (ACES-2019, IISER, Bhopal, March 7, 2019
    675. Green Chemistry & Engineering in the Safer & Benign Manufacture of Chemicals, Materials & Energy</