|Dr. S.S. V. Ramakumar
Director, Research and Development
Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Haryana
Dr. SSV Ramakumar is Director (Research & Development) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil), a Fortune 500 company.
With a doctorate in Chemistry from IIT-Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee), Dr. Ramakumar has almost three decades of uninterrupted R&D experience in downstream hydrocarbons sector, notably in the areas of lubricant technology, refinery process research streams, including catalyst development; and development, quality upgradation and marketing coordination of automotive lubricants. He is instrumental in the development of India's home-grown, OEM-approved marine lubricant technology, which catapulted IndianOil's SERVO lubes into the select league of five MNC oil companies. He spearheaded the complete indigenization of IndianOil’s flagship resid up-gradation technology by way of developing in-house catalyst for the process.
Dr. Ramakumar has to his credit over 119 research publications in peer reviewed national / international journals and 40 patents besides winning several prestigious awards for presenting the best research papers in international conferences. Besides being serving on IndianOil Board, Dr.Ramakumar is also presently on Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB) and presiding the activities of industry bodies like Society for Petroleum Laboratories and India Energy Forum. Several national scientific societies like International Council of Internal Combustion Engines –India Chapter (CIMAC INDIA), Indian Society of Fuels and Lubricants (ISFL), Tribology Society of India (TSI) are currently being presided over by Dr.Ramakumar.
In his long career, Dr.Ramakumar received many prestigious awards like NPMP, FIPI, NRDC, AIIMA Innovation, Bangalore Nano and most recently World Petroleum Congress (WPC) excellence award for various technologies he developed at IndianOil.