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Chemical Sciences & Technology

YEAR WINNERS SUBJECT OF RESEARCH
2008 Dr.A.J.Varma
Dy. Director (Scientist ‘G’), NCL, Pune
For contribution in the development of high pressure steam based process for the conversion of waste NCL, Pune agricultural product such as sugarcane bagasse into high value constituent polymers such as Cellulose, Hemicellulose and Lignin.
2007 Dr. V.K.Gupta
Head & Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd, Hazira Mfg Dvn, Surat
For contribution in the development of RELCAT and series of catalyst for the manufacture of a polypropylene.
2006 Dr. R.V. Jasra
Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd, Vadodara
For development of catalysis based synthesis routes for chemicals such as Styrene Epoxide, 2 ethyl – Hexanol & Food Grade Hexane which have been commercialized.
2005 Dr. A B Halgeri
IPCL, Baroda
For development of new generation super selective geolite based catalyst for manufacture of Para diethyl benzene (P D E B) by adsorptive separation process.
2004 Dr. K.R. Krishnamurthy
Vice President (R&D) & Head, IPCL, Baroda
For development of catalysts and catalytic processes in petrochemical and petroleum refining industries.
2003 Shri Prashant Purushottam Barve
Scientist E-II, National Chemical, Laboratory, Pune
For development of Arylamido Tert Butyl Sulfonicacid (ATBS) specialty polymers used in acrylic fibers enhanced oil recovery and water treatment.
2002 Dr. R A Joshi
Division of Organic Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
For pioneering contributions in drugs and pharmaceuticals. He has developed chiral drugs such as S-amlodipine besylate as well as Vitamin B6, cetirizine hydrochloride, nevirapine, atorvastain and pioglitazone.
2001 No Award  
2000 Dr. G N Qazi 
Director, RRL, Jammu 
For development of environmentally sound fermentation process for production of D-gluconates. 
1999 Dr. J S Yadav 
Deputy Director, IICT, Hyderabad 
For his contributions in development of drugs and their intermediates and agrochemicals.
1998 Maheshkumar Ramniklal Gandhi  
Central Salt & Marine Research Institute Bhavnagar
Development of detergent grade Zeolite.
1997 Dr. T. Ramasami 
Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
Development of chromium aluminum synthetic tanning agent, Alcrotan.
1996 Dr. A. B. Pandit
U D C T, Mumbai 
Development of multiphase reactor and bubble dynamics in large- scale fermenter.
1995 Dr G. D. Yadav
University Dept of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 
Contribution to phase transfer catalysis, flow through porous media and enhance oil recovery.
1994 Dr. M. K. Gurjar 
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad 
Contribution towards the synthesis of drugs and development of novel method for drug manufacturing.
1993 Dr. Vasant Ramchandra Choudhary
Scientist-F, Chemical Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
He has made several original contributions, with many firsts to his credit, in frontier areas of great scientific and technological 
importance. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune His very recent work on the complying of exothermic and a endothermic process (by carrying out them simultaneously) in the conversion of natural gas to ethylene and syngas has eliminated most of the serious limitations of the oxidative natural gas conversion processes, thus increasing greatly their techno economical feasibility.
1992 Prof. Joshi Jyeshtharaj Bhalchandra 
Professor of Chemical Engineering, 
Dept. of Chemical Technology, University of Bombay, Matunga, Bombay
Developed reliable, rational and unified design procedure for mechanically agitated and sparked multiphase reactors.
1991 Shri Subramanian Sivasanker 
For developing catalysis and processes for the dewaxing of Petroleum fractions in the diesel and lube oil ranges.
1990  No Award  
1989 Dr. Raghunath Vitthal Chaudhari


For his outstanding contributions in the area of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Industrial Homogeneous Catalysis.
1988 Dr. U.T. Bhalerao

Dr. A.A. Khan

Shri R.N. Parlikar 
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad
Development of Process Technology of pesticides-Chlorpyriphos
Monocrotophos, DDVP Butachior (Herbicide).
1987 Dr. S. Sivaram
Sr. Manager (R&D)

Dr. M. Ravindranathan 
Manager (R&D) Research Centre Indian Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd. Vadodara
Development of active Copper Catalysts for hydration of acrylonitrile to acrylamine under neutral conditions a useful organic monomer.
1986 Prof. Rajinder Kumar   
Chemical Engineering Indian Institute  of Science Bangalore

Development of new technologies for production of Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate and activated Carbon. Design of energy efficient domestic stoves with agricultural waste as fuel.
Dr. G.R. Venkitakrishnan  
Dy. Director & Head Process Development Division National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Development of process technologies for industrial organic chemicals.
1985 Dr. Gopalakrishna Thyagarajan  Director Central Leather Institute Adyar, Madras
Development for processes for new types of pesticides used in agriculture and for tranquilizer drugs.
1984 Dr. A.V. Rama Rao 
National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Organic Chemical Synthesis of biologically active drugs, pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, vitamins, industrial chemicals and intermediates.
1983 Shri M.R. Kurup
Director, SHAR Centre 
P.O. Nellore A.P
Development of propellants and propellant systems for rockets for launching of space satellites.
1982 Dr. Paul Ratnasamy
Head, Inorganic Chemical Division.
National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Heterogeneous Catalysis-Elucidation of surface-structure of Cobalt-  Molybdenum catalyst for Petroleum Refining Iron and Lanthanum  Silicate Zeolites.
1981 Prof. A.R. Vasudev Murthy

Prof. G. Suryan
Indian Institution of Science Bangalore 
Synthetic quartz, ferromagnetic garnets and silicon leading to production of silicon based materials such as Silicon tetrachloride and ethyl silicate and electronic grade silicon.
1980 Dr. L.K. Doraiswamy 
Director National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Chemical reactions engineering and chemical engineering thermodynamics leading to development of indigenous technology and production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
1979

Dr. K.S.G. Doss 
Former Director  
Central Electrochemical Research 
Institute Karaikudi
Discovery of Faradic rectification Radio frequency Polarograhy used to determine traces of metals and unique method of determining rates of fastest electrode reaction.
Dr. Sukh Dev  
Director Malti-Chem Research Centre Nandesari 
Carene Molecule, production of menthol from careen, transformation of carene into transchrysanthermic acid.
1978 Dr. N.V. Bringi
Chief Scientist Hindustan Lever Research Centre Bombay.
Upgrading and utilization of minor oils such as Kusum, Karanja Neem, rice bran oil, castor oil for manufacture of soap.
1977 No Award  
1976 No Award