Deepak Kunzru obtained his B.Tech. degree in chemical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1968 and Ph.D. degree in 1972 from the University of Pittsburgh. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University, Canada, he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kanpur in 1974 as an Assistant Professor and was appointed Professor in 1982 in the same department. Since June 2007, he is Chevron Corporation Chair Professor at IIT Kanpur. He has also served as Dean, Resource Planning & Generation, 2000-2001, and Dean, Research & Development, 2001-2004, at IIT Kanpur. He has served as an expert in several national committees. Presently, he is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee (Chemical Engineering) of the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, DST Fast Track Committee for Engineering Sciences and Research Advisory Council of Indian Oil Corporation R&D. In 1992, he was honored by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers through its prestigious Herdillia award for excellence in basic research in Chemical Engineering and in 2002 was elected as Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has published more than 80 papers in reputed international journals and has edited one book. His research interests include microstructured reactors, chemical reaction engineering, pyrolysis of hydrocarbons, and petroleum processing.
Biography Updated on 12 December 2007