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Vilas Dattatray Athawale, Indian chemistry professor. Achievements include patents in field. Nominee Presidential Seal of Honor, American Medal of Honor.


Athawale, Vilas Dattatray was born on November 3, 1948 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Son of Dattatray Narayan and Laxmibai Dattatray Athawale.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Ruia College, Mumbai, 1969. Master of Science in Physical Chemistry with rank certified, University Mumbai, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Mumbai, 1985.


Demonstrator department chemistry University Mumbai, 1972-1975, lecturer, 1975-1985, reader, 1985-1998, professor, since 1998, head chemistry department, since 2002. Member examination squad University Mumbai, 1997-1998, member teaching staff selection committees, faculty change recognition committee. Examiner University Mumbai, Institute of Information Technologies Kharagpur, University Pune, Bharati Vigyapeeth, Pune, U.P.S.C., N. Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Gulberga University, many others.

Board directors American Biographical Institute. Consultant in field; participant numerous conferences and seminars.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Experimental Physical Chemistry, 2001. Member advisory board Journal Polymer Materials, Experiments in Polymer Science, 2006. Member referee panel Journal Organic Chemical, Organic Lett.

      , Macromolecules, Journal Applied Polymer Science, Journal Chemical Engineering Data, Journal Polymer Engineering and Science, Progress in Organic Coatings, Paint India, Journal Polymer Materials, Biotechnology Progress, European Coatings Net website. Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals, 4 review articles.


Member Bombay University Academy Staff Association, 1977-1983. Honorary special executive magistrate Government Maharashtra, 1979-1988. Honorary secretary Dadar Sarwajanik Vachanalaya, chairman managing committee.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Cereal Chemists, Oil and Colour Chemists Association United Kingdom.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sight seeing close to nature, meditation, badminton, music.


Married Vaishali Vilas Athawale (Sandhya Manohar Gupte), June 5, 1975. Children: Swapna, Manoj.

Dattatray Narayan

Laxmibai Dattatray Athawale

Vaishali Vilas Athawale

Manoj Athawale

Swapna Athawale