Dr. G. Thyagarajan

Director - CSIR-CLRI, CSIR-IICT, CSIR-NIEST (Retd), President - Madras Science Foundation, Chairman - CSIR-HRDG Committee on Science and Technology Studies, Visiting Professor - Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Member Governing Council - Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi


Areas of Interest:

R&D Management (Medicinal Chemistry, Pesticides, Industrial Chemicals, Coal, Petroleum, Leather Science and Technology), Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, International Scientific Cooperation, Management of Mega Projects, Science Diplomacy

Specialization:

R&D Management (Medicinal Chemistry, Pesticides, Industrial Chemicals, Coal, Petroleum, Leather Science and Technology), Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, International Scientific Cooperation, Management of Mega Projects, Science Diplomacy

Consultancy Areas:

1) expert services and consultancy to agencies and 2) committees of selection of top professionals.

 

Sector Associated With:

R&D

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

  • Scientist in increasing ranks (1957–1974) Regional Research Laboratory CSIR, Hyderabad.
  • Director, North East Institute of Science & Technology CSIR, Jorhat, Assam 1974-1981.
  • Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology CSIR, Hyderabad 1981-85.
  • Director, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai CSIR 1985 -1994.
  • Visiting Scientist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA 1969 - 71.
  • UN Fellowship in Industrial Research Management, The Netherlands 1972.
  • Science Advisor (Diplomatic Rank) to Commonwealth Secretary General and Director Science Division, Commonwealth Secretariat London 1987 - 1991.
  • UNIDO National Consultant, India 1994 -1996.
  • Scientific Secretary, Committee on Science And Technology in Developing Countries, International Council for Science 1996 - 2002.
  • Technical Adviser to the US Law Firm handling the official Indian case of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, in US Court 1984 -85.
  • Pioneered industrial safety and risk analysis research, training and application in India.
  • Chairman Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Waste Management in India 2003 -2006.
  • Adviser to Joint Parliamentary Committee on Pesticide Residues in Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices 2004.

Professional Experience:

  • Scientist in increasing ranks (1957–1974) Regional Research Laboratory CSIR, Hyderabad.
  • Director, North East Institute of Science & Technology CSIR, Jorhat, Assam 1974-1981.
  • Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology CSIR, Hyderabad 1981-85.
  • Director, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai CSIR 1985 -1994.
  • Visiting Scientist, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA 1969 - 71.
  • UN Fellowship in Industrial Research Management, The Netherlands 1972.
  • Science Advisor (Diplomatic Rank) to Commonwealth Secretary General and Director Science Division, Commonwealth Secretariat London 1987 - 1991.
  • UNIDO National Consultant, India 1994 -1996.
  • Scientific Secretary, Committee on Science And Technology in Developing Countries, International Council for Science 1996 - 2002.
  • Technical Adviser to the US Law Firm handling the official Indian case of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, in US Court 1984 -85.
  • Pioneered industrial safety and risk analysis research, training and application in India.
  • Chairman Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Waste Management in India 2003 -2006.
  • Adviser to Joint Parliamentary Committee on Pesticide Residues in Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices 2004.

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Contact Information

Office

Dr. G. Thyagarajan, FRSC, FNAE
# A 2, Whispering Height, 132 St. Mary's Road,
Alwarpet, Chennai-600 018 India
Phones: +91-44-42112852;
Mobile: 9791014951
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Education

  • BSc, MSc, PhD in Chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA (1964-65).

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • Hon. Fellow Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • K. G. Naik Gold Medal for Industrial Research Contributions.
  • VASVIK Award for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial Development.
  • RASA UDYOG SEVA First Award from Chemical Industries Association, Chennai.

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INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 1995


Year of Birth: 02 May, 1934