Brief Profile

  • Ph.D., Metallurgical & Materials Engineering: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  • B.Tech., M.Tech., Chemical Engineering: University of Madras (A.C.Tech. Guindy, Chennai), India

Professional Experience (Industrial/Research/Teaching/Social Work)

  • Solvent extraction of vegetable oil seeds and rice bran for four years, supervising the installation and operation of three plants (DeSmet, Servotech and Trioka make).
  • Research Scientist with 32 years R & D expertise in Materials Science & Technology, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology/Regional Research Laboratory (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research): materials characterization; aqueous and low temperature processing of minerals, metals and materials; optimization of process flow sheets.
  • Design and implementation of the first pilot plant initiative in Asia for multimineral sulfides.
  • Consultant (2010-11) to chemical and metallurgical industries.
  • Director and Principal, AICTE approved degree engineering colleges, Bhubaneswar, during 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12; improvised the academic quality of both faculty and the students.
  • General Secretary, SOCIETY FOR VOCATIONAL AWARENESS (SVOA), Regd. under Societies Regn. Act. XXI of 1860.


  • Binani Gold Medal: Excellence among transactions of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), 2000.
  • N.Devi-B.Das Award for outstanding research in Hydrometallurgy by IIM, 1999.
  • Best Paper Prize: IIM NMD-ATM Conference, 1990.
  • Many reprint requests received from abroad for papers published in various research journals.


  • Nationally elected Council Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), 2001-2004
  • Chairman of IIChE Bhubaneswar, India Regional Centre for four annual tenures, 1999-2011
  • Life Member/Fellow of several professional societies including IEI, IIM, IIChE, Indian Science Congress Association, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (USA)


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