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chemical engineer

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian chemical engineer.


Mashelkar, Raghunath Anant was born on January 1, 1943 in India.


Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, University Bombay, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Bombay, 1969.


Research fellow, department chemical engineering University Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1969-1970, lecturer chemical engineering, 1970-1976. Assistant director National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, 1976-1978, deputy director, 1978—1986, director, 1986—1995. Director general Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), New Delhi, 1995—2007.

President Global Research Alliance, since 2007. Board directors Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., 1988—1990, Hindustan Fluorocarbons, 1988—1990, Maharashtra Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., 1988—1991, TDICI Ltd., 1990—1997. Honorary professor Jawaharlal Nehru Center Advancement of Science Research, since 1990.

Member technical board Industrial Credit & Investments Corporation India, since 1991.


Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering (foreign associate), Institute Electronics & Telecomm. Engineers, Indian Institute Chemical Engineers (Herdillia award 1982), Indian Academy of Sciences (vice president 1995—2000), Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (president 1991-1994), Indian National Science Academy 2005-2007, United Kingdom Institute Chemical Engineering, Institute Physics London, Royal Society, World Academy Art & Science, Third World Academy of Sciences (Shanti Swarup Bhatnager medal 2001). Member: Materials Research Society India (vice president 1993-1995, Material Scientist of Year 2000), Indian Society Rheology (president 1986-1993), Society Polymer Science India 1986-1992, (Professor Santappa Silver Jubilee award 1983).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, music.