The Vice Chancellor

Professor Dr. V. G. Gaikar, FNAE, FMASc, MIIChE, FMOTAI

BChemEngg(UDCT, 1982), MChemEngg(UDCT, 1984), PhD(Tech.) (UDCT, 1986)

Present position: Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University,
Maharashtra, (from March 2nd, 2016)

(on leave from the position of Bharat Petroleum Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering)
Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) Matunga, Mumbai-400 019
Email: (vgg.dbatu@gmail.com; vggaikar@dbatu.ac.in)

 

Field of Specialization and Research:

Process Intensification using Microwave, Light and alternative energy sources, Thermochemical conversions of Biomass, Soft Condensed Matter, Reactive Separations and Design by Molecular Modelling, Clean Technology, Innovation Practices

Major Awards and Honours:

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Institute of Chemical Technology (2016)

Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineers (2008),
Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (2004),
Young Scientist Medal, Indian National Science Academy (1992)
Young Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences (1992-95)
IIChE-D.O.S.T. Dr. S.K. Sharma Medal and CHEMCON Distinguished Speaker Award (2013)
IIChE -Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering (2004),
Best Teacher Award, University of Mumbai (2002)
UGC Career Award (1994)

Number of Publications in Refereed International Journals: 173

Detailed publication list:

(https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=MnxfrD0AAAAJ&hl=en)

Books: 02 ; Book Chapters: 03

Patents Granted: 08 (filed-14)

Number of Conference presentations and invited lectures: 230+

Academic and Administrative Positions held earlier:

Period Place of employment Designation
Feb 2015-to date Institute of Chemical Technology Bharat Petroleum Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
July 2008-Feb 2016 Institute of Chemical Technology Institute Coordinator, Technical Education Quality Improvement Program
August 2013-Feb 2016 Institute of Chemical Technology Coordinator, DAE_ICT Centre for Chemical Engineering Education and Research
July 2009-August 2012 Institute of Chemical Technology Head, Department of Chemical Engineering & Coordinator, UGC Networking Resource Centre
July 2002-Feb 2015 Institute of Chemical Technology Bharat Petroleum Professor of Chemical Engineering
February 1992-July 2002 Department of Chemical
Technology, University of Bombay
Reader in Chemical Engineering
August 1985 –
February 1992
Department of Chemical
Technology, University of Bombay,
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
January 1989-
December 1989
Department of Chemical
Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Visiting Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
July 1984-August 1985 Department of Chemical
Technology, University of Bombay,
Associate Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Membership of Professional Committees and Professional Positions held:

Director, Aarti Drugs Ltd. (2006-)

Director, Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd.(2014-)
Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering(INAE), New Delhi
Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
Member, Sectional Committee (Chem Engg), INAE, New Delhi

Member, State Higher Education Council, Government of Maharashtra(2016-)
Member, TASK Force, Bioenergy Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI.(2014-)
Member, National Program on Carbon Capture, Department of Science and Technology, GoI(2015-)
Member (co-opted), PAC-SERB, Department of Science and Technology(2016-)
Member, TASK Force, Empowerment and Equity Opportunity for Excellence in Science, SERB, Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI.(2013-14)
Member, Empowered Board, RDCIS- SAIL Project for Waste Water management in Steel Industry (2011-2016)
Member, Working group-Innovation Council, Maharashtra State(2016-)
Coordinator, ICT-DAE Centre for Chemical Engineering Education and Research, (DAE, GoI)(2013-16)
Institute Coordinator, Technical Education Improvement Quality Program (MHRD, GoI), ICT (2010-2016)
Coordinator, TEQIP Innovation Networking Centre, Maharashtra State (2014-2016)
Member, Selection Committee for appointment of Director at Shivaji University (2016)
Lead Member, Expert Committee for Research and Innovation, State Project Directorate, RUSA(GoI)(2016)
Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Life Member, Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology
Fellow Member, Oil Technologists Association of India
Life Member, Asian and Mid-east Institute of Chemists
Member, Task Force(MoU), Department of Public Enterprise(2012-13), GOI
Coordinator, UGC Networking Resource Centre in Chemical Engineering, ICT (20092014)
Member, R&D Monitoring Committee for ONGC Institutes (2012-13)
Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-DRS program in Chemical Engineering, BITS, Pilani(2012-2014)
Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-CAS program in Chemical Engineering, BHU (20122014)
Chairman, Department Advisory Committee (DAC), Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune (2014-2016)
Member, Vishwakarma Puraskar Committee, Labour Ministry, GOI(2009-12)
Member, Selection Committee for Appointment of Scientists, NCL, Pune(2011)
Member, Selection Committees for Appointment of Faculty, BITS-Pilani, Gharda Institute of Technology, Calcutta University(2009-12)

Past Major responsibilities (in ICT, Mumbai):

Coordinator, ICT-DAE Centre for Chemical Engineering Education and Research (20132016)
Institute Coordinator, Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (MHRD, GoI),(2007-16)
Member, Planning and Monitoring Board, ICT (2012-2016)
Member & Coordinator, IQAC, Institute of Chemical Technology (2015-16)
HoD, Department of Chemical Engineering, ICT(2009-2012)
Vice-President, Technological Association (2002-2006)
Honorary Secretary, UDCT Alumni Association(2004-2009)
Member, DAE-ICT Knowledge Based Engineering Centre, ICT (2002-2008)

 

 

 

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