Raksh Vir Jasra

Reliance Industries Limited, India

Raksh Vir Jasra serves as a Senior Vice President of the Reliance Technology Group, Reliance Industries Ltd., Vadodara (R&D Centre). He received a Ph.D. degree from IIT, Delhi,1981. He served as a Visiting Scientist at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (1989-1990). His research focuses on catalysis for fine chemicals synthesis and hydrocarbon processing, adsorptive separation of gases and hydrocarbons, nano- and specialty materials like zeolites, clays, zirconia, titania, as well as R&D management: leading R&D groups. He had been a Director of Grade Scientist, CSMCRI, Bhavnagar (February 1997 to March, 5, 2008), and a Scientist at R&D, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., Baroda (1982–1997). He was awarded a Fellow from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2008); a Fellow from the Gujarat Science Academy (2010); the VASVIK Award in Chemical Science and Technology (2006); the Eminent Scientist Award, Catalysis Society of India (2008); Professor K.G. Naik Gold Medal from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (2006); the IIChE’s UPL Distinguished Speaker Award, Chemcon (2008) Bronze Medal of Chemical Research Society of India for the year 2006-2007; Professor B. D. Tilak Fellowship of the University Institute of Technology, Mumbai, for the year 2006; the Best Technology Developed Award (2010-2011) from Reliance Technology Group; the Best Technology Team Award (2010-2011) from Reliance Technology Group. He developed 25 processes: 12 were commercialized/transferred industries. He shared in 250 research articles including five chapters in books and five review articles. He has 21 U.S. patents, 8 Indian and 6 PCT patents granted, and 25 patent applications in process. He also has 100 technical reports from RIL/IPCL, Baroda, and CSMCRI, Bhavnagar. He shared in Ph.D. thesis supervision: 23 Ph.D. theses completed and 16 M.Tech. theses supervised.

Biography Updated on 6 December 2011

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