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Devang Khakhar

Director, IIT Bombay

Prof. Khakhar joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay in January 1987 and has been its director, since 2009. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, India. He serves on the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India (SAC-PM), Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet (SAC-C), Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). Prof. Khakhar has been accorded several prestigious awards, for or his research achievements which include the Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize (1997) and the Swarnajayanti Fellowship (1998). Prof. Khakhar is also a recipient of IIT Bombay’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” and the “Mathur Award for Research Excellence”.