Bachelor of Science, Utkal U., Puri, 1979; Bachelor of Science in Technology, Layminarayan Institute Technology, Nagpur, India, 1982; M of Technology, Indian Institute Technology, Kanpur, India, 1984; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Saskatchewan, Canada, 1990.
Research assistant, U. Saskatchewan, 1985-1989; assistant executive engineer, Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Ahmedabad, India, 1984-1986; research associate, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1990; university research engineer, U. Calgary, Canada, 1991-1995; assistant professor department chemical engineering, U. Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1996-1998; associate professor, U. Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, since 1998. Consultant Tollefson Engineering Enterprises, Calgary, since 1992. Principal Calgary Hindu School, 1993-1995.
Social worker Hindu Society Calgary, 1993-1995. Member AIChE, American Chemical Society, Technology Association India (vice president 1981-1982), Canada Institute Chemical Engineering, Chemical Institute Canada (chairman membership North Saskatchewan chapter 1989-1991, chairman since 1997).
Married Debasmita Jena, June 9, 1990. Children: Anurag, Arunima.