Expert has long research & developmemnt experience in lube stocks refining, both through conventional and hydroprocessing routes, base stocks characterization, blending & additive response studies and upgradation of older lube manufacturing plants to make base oils as per API groups. He has worked on many live projects for lube refineries in India. He has considerable experience on evaluation of crudes for lube base stocks (valid for conventional route) and has a large number of publications in international journals.
Expert prepared a detailed technical report on "Environmentally safe technologies for recycling of waste/used oils"- March 2003, on behalf of Ministry of environment & forests, Government of India, New Delhi. The state of art report was highly appreciated. Expert as a memeber of the Technovacuum Task Force prepared a detailed report, after a visit to Moscow on"Technical evaluation of Russian Technology (vacuum technology) operating in Moscow refinery," for possible commercialization in the outside world. Expert prepared a technical document on "Processing of crude-Atm & Vacuum distillation units" for training of technical manpower at Refineries of Sohar Petroleum Sohar Oman. Programmes conducted during October 2010 & February 2011. He also conducted programmes on Good Laboratory Practices as applicable to refineries durig March 2009 & April 2010 at the same location.
Institution: ENSPM of IFP, Rueil Malmaison, France
Subject: Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Institution: Agra University
Years: 2005 to Present
Title: Consultant - Petroleum Refining & Natural Gas
Responsibilities: Consultancy assignments for the authentication of new/alternate technologies, preparation of status report on refining of used lubricants using environmentally safe technologies & conduct of training programmes in refineries in India & abroad on refining technology & good lab practices.
Years: 2003 to 2005
Employer: University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun
Title: Distinguished Professor (Hydrocarbon Engineering)
Department: College of Engineering
Responsibilities: Launched a P.G level M.Tech programme in natural gas engineering in all its phases; worked as senior faculty; guided M.tech project/thesis work and coordinated & guided the M.Tech Programme as Director.
Responsibilities: Setting up of an R&D centre to support refinery operations, development of new products that improve refinery margins, training of scientists/engineers in research activities.
Years: 1964 to 1998
Employer: CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun
Title: Scientist "G" Last Position
Department: Refining & Training
Responsibilities: Expert has been actively engaged in research on processes in the area of lube base stocks, their characterisation and product development, delayed coking, visbreaking and asphalts & materials studies. Supports studies for refinery operations, their upgrading, problems & solutions.
Evaluation of crudes for fuel, lube base stocks & petrochem feed stocks.
Training of engineers/ chemists in basic & advance level refining technology & product utilization. Conducting seminars & conferences.
Years: 1981 to 1981
Agency: Government of India-NRDC
Description: Official Delegation on transfer of technology & identification of R&D areas for collaboration
Years: 1996 to 1996
Agency: Government of India-CSIR
Description: Joint workshop at Egyptian petroleum research Institue (EPRI)Cairo,on Petroleum Refining technolgy& identification of areas for joint research
Years: 1997 to 1997
Agency: Government of India -CSIR(IIP)
Description: Visit to EPRI & lube refineries at Alexendria & Suez for commercialization of NMP Base lube extraction Technology
Years: 1997 to 1997
Agency: Government of India-CSIR (IIP)
Description: Official delegation to Usa to attend 213th ACS meeting at San Francisco to make oral presentations and discussions on lube technology collaboration
Country / Region
Years: 1997 to 1997
Country / Region: Egypt
Summary: Expert visited lube refineries at Alex & Suez in Egypt to make presentations on "NMP based lube extraction technology" for relacement of phenol based processes working in two refineries.
Years: 1998 to 1998
Country / Region: Singapore
Summary: Expert visited Mobil's Refineries & R&D Centre at Jurong in Singapore as a follow up of IIP-Mobil's Lube technology agreement to make it more visible and put more efforts on its commercialization.
Years: 1981 to 1981
Country / Region: Mexico
Summary: Expert visited the Mexican Instiute of Petroleum, petroleum refineries & other scientific institutions as a technical member of official Government of India delegation to work out collaborative programmes of joint research & development projects to promote business.
Associations / Societies
Formerly Expert was member of the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Petroleum, London.
Organizing Secretary (Technical), Petrotech, India (19).
Secretary, Committee on Hazardous Materials, MOEF, New Delhi.
Member, Working group on Tenth Five-year plan (IIP - CSIR, Dehradun).
Awards / Recognition
CSIR Technology Award (2000) for Lube Base Technology.
Scientist of the Year 2004 by International Biographical Institute, U.K.
Uttaranchal Rattan Award (2005).
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 180 publications with many in international and foreign jounals, 12 patents and has guided 10 Ph.D thesis works.
Expert Witness Experience
Expert holds long experience in Petroleum refining, stock lube processing as support to refinery operations, evaluation of crudes and development reports on likely R&D projects/proposals on emerging areas of research in Petroleum Refining process & products. He is good at training of personnel in the area of refining processes both at basics & advanced levels.
Training / Seminars
Conducted a large number of training programs in Refining Technology at the Post Graduate level for the Oil Industry in India & abroad. He has recently delivered training programmes (4 batches) at Sohar Refineries in Oman on Refining Process Technology particularly crude distillation units both atmospheric and vacuum.
Can identify major vendors of technology for different refinery processes including those for Sour Gas treatments and environmental issues etc.
Holds Ph.D in Chemistry of Lubricants, keeps track of developments through Journal Resource, Internet, Guiding Doctoral/ Research work & Technology linked publications in journals of repute.
Other Relevant Experience
Reasonably good communication, presentation & drafting skills. Can produce updates on technologies and emerging areas of R&D.
Expert learned the language at university of Besacon, France, for three months prior to his higher studies in petroleum refining at ENSPM of IFP France during the year 1963.
He has learned English since school, which has also been medium of education in college & university. His medium of working throughout his working years has been English till date.