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Amol A. Kulkarni
Dr. Amol A. Kulkarni is a Scientist in the Chemical Engineering & Process Development Division at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune (Since 2005). He is a chemical engineer by training (B. Chem. Eng. 1998, and Ph.D. in chemical engineering 2003 from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. He did his post doctorate at the MPI-Magdeburg (Germany) as a Humboldt Fellow (2004) and was an IUSSTF Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA in 2010.
He works in the area of design and development of microreactors and exploring their applications for continuous syntheses of pharmaceutical intermediates, dyes, perfumery chemicals and nanomaterials. He has established the first of its kind microreactor laboratory in India. He also works on multiphase reactors, boiling reactors, design of fluid devices, new impeller concepts and experimental fluid dynamics.
He has been awarded with VASVIK Award by VASVIK Foundation for Excellence in Industrial Research (2016), Swarnajayanti Fellowship by the Dept. of Sci. and Tech. (2015), OPPI Young Scientist Award (2015), Scientist of the Year Award of NCL (2014), CSIR Young Scientist Award (2011), INSA Medal for Young Scientists (2009), Young Engineer Award by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2009). He is also a member of the Selection Committee of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and FWO Foundation (Brussels).
He has published over 90 papers in international peer reviewed journals, supervised 7 PhD students (7 ongoing), filed over 35 patents and also designed several flow reactors that are licensed to Indian industries. He also works on industry sponsored design and feasibility projects and consultant to many industries. He is on the editorial boards of a international peer reviewed journals like Journal of Flow Chemistry (Springer), Advanced Powder Technology (Elsevier) and on the Advisory Board of Reaction Chemistry and Engineering (RSC UK). He is also on the international scientific committee of IMRET and a member of the national organizing committee for ISCRE-2020