|Prof. G. D. Yadav
Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor
J.C. Bose National Fellow, Government of India
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Professor GanapatiD. Yadav is the Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. He is J.C. Bose National Fellow and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was conferred Padma Shri by the President of India on March 28, 2016 for his outstanding contributions to Science and Engineering. He is internationally recognized by many prestigious and rare awards, fellowships and honours for his seminal contributions to education, research and innovation in green chemistry and engineering, catalysis, chemical engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy engineering and development of clean and green technologies. He has provided inspiring leadership to the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Catalysis Society of India, and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. ICT is now one of most revered academic institutes in India. His passion for Sanskrit, Vedas, Etymology, Philosophy and literature stands him apart. He has earned his B.Chem.Eng. (1974), Ph.D. (Tech.) in Chemical Engineering (1980) from the University of Bombay Department of Chemical Technology (famously known as UDCT then; now ICT). The D.Y. Patil University, Kolhapur conferred upon him D. Sc. (Hon. Causa) in 2016. He has won over 100 national and international honours, awards, fellowships, editorships, etc. He is Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, India, and Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) among other professional societies.
His research productivity is phenomenal: supervision of 95doctoral and 101 masters theses, 380 original research papers, 83 national and PCT patents; 3 books; h-index of 52, i10 index of 212; 9500+ citations. He is one of the topmost engineering scientists in India and actively involved in patenting, publishing and transferring technologies to industry till date despite being an administrator. He has given more than 600 orations, plenary lectures, keynote addresses and seminars across the world in his chequered career. He has been an active consultant to industry with more than 70 assignments and over 70 sponsored research projects for past 35 years. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK,Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Chemical Society, Indian Society for Technical Education (Hon.) among others. He was honoured with Syed Hussain Zaheer Medal for Engineering by INSA (2017), D.M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Chemical Council (2013) and Dr. B. P. Godrej Lifetime Achievement Award of IIChE (2013). The Indian Chemical Council conferred upon him Life Time Achievement Award and gold medal (2014). The Indian Speciality Chemicals Manufacturers Association bestowed upon him the Best Researcher award in 2014. He was bestowed with the first LokneteSadashivraoMandlik Memorial Award for his contribution to Education and Research in 2016.The American Chemical Society (ACS) published a Festschrift of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (2014) in his honour. He is the Founder President ACS India International Chapter. He is on editorial boards of prestigious journals like: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Green Chemistry, Applied Catalysis A:Gen, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A:Chem., Catalysis Communications, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, Current Catalysis, etc. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis in Green Chemistry & Engineering (2017, Begell House, USA).