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Dr. Ramkrishna selected as Balwant S. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna, the Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Balwant S. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor by Mumbai University, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT).

Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna, the Harry Creighton Peffer Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has been selected as the 2017-2018 Balwant S. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor by Mumbai University, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT).

Presented annually, the endowed fellowship is awarded to a distinguished professor in the area of chemical engineering, chemical technology, or applied chemistry. Dr. Ramkrishna will travel to the Institute in the summer of 2018, and will spend 4 weeks on campus.

The Balwant S. Joshi Distinguished Visiting Professor endowment was created at ICT to support the invitation of visiting professors to interact with the Institute’s undergraduate students, post-graduate students, and faculty members. The visiting professorship includes discussions, seminars, and lectures, and culminates in a public lecture.

The Institute of Chemical Technology has a notable history of almost 80 years, having produced many industrialists, academics, bureaucrats, Padma awardees, secretaries to Indian government departments, directors of CSIR labs, and over 500 first-generation entrepreneurs. The Institute’s Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the leading chemical engineering programs in India. The Institute has recognized Dr. Ramkrishna as a Distinguished Alumnus in the past with the UDCT Diamond Award in 1994, and the Platinum Award in 2009.

To learn more about Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna, visit https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=11806.

Learn more about the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai University at http://www.ictmumbai.edu.in/.