Prof(Dr) Rakesh Kumar Khandal
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President R & D & Business Development India Glycols Ltd, Noida, a mentor, Teacher, Leader, Manager, an Orator and an Innovator, these are a few words that are synonym to Prof (Dr) R K Khandal. He not only professes the values of Indian culture but he himself practices the fundamental principles of humanity and society, while dedicating himself to the cause of technical education, meaningful science and research.
Prof (Dr) R K Khandal hails from Alwar District of Rajasthan. He did his graduation and Post Graduation in Chemistry from the Hindu College of The University of Delhi. He received his PhD Degree from Indian School of Mines Dhanbad in Applied Chemistry. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) United Kingdom.
Prof. Khandal is known for the conversion of ideas from lab scale to commercial scale. He is well known for his expertise in various branches of the chemical sciences leading several groups of scientists pursuing research in various areas of science and technologies.
Prof (Dr) Khandal started his career as a lecturer from Indian School of Mines Dhanbad. He became Director of Sri Ram Institute for Industrial Research Delhi an Internationally reputed research institute, at a very young age and served there for more than 11 years before taking over as the Vice Chancellor UPTU, Lucknow. He is known for his research in: nano-technology, renewable energy, green buildings, food processing, pesticide formulations, polymers etc. He is an expert of radiation processing technology, natural polymers, food-safety management, validation of new products and processes, waste management technologies.
He has guided 30 students for PhD. He has authored more than 140 research papers in peer reviewed National and International journals of repute and more than 100 articles. He has authored four books and edited two books. He has 14 International Patents in his name.
Prof(Dr) Khandal is the recipient of many awards: INSME International award for Innovation; R.N Bangur Memorial award for novel technologies; R.G Deshpande award for popularization of Radiation processing technology; Meri Dilli award for contribution towards improving standards of citizens of Delhi; Srishti awards for green technologies, Waste management and environment protection, Amity Academic Excellence award for pioneering research and academic excellence, Amar Ujala Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to education, Lifetime achievement award by World Environment Congress in food preservation, safety, environment protection and renewable energy and UP Ratan Award.