Prof. Dr. R. K. Khandal

Prof. Dr. R. K. Khandal


Prof. Dr. R. K. Khandal has been working as President R&D and Business Development, India Glycols Ltd., Noida since 2015.

He is Former:  a) Vice-Chancellor, U. P. Technical University, Lucknow & b) Director, Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi for ~12 yrs.

Prof. Khandal has been mentoring universities and institutions. Prof. Dr. R.K. Khandal is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London. He started his career in 1982, as a lecturer in Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad at a very young age of less than 25 years. He did Post- Doctoral research ~ 1 year in England and France for 2 years.

Total experience of ~40 years of industrial Research. Managed teams of researchers, manager’s scientists, technocrats etc. Supervised 30 PhDs from 10 universities and 15 international patents. Published 150 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, Authored five books plus two edited. He has received several awards; prestigious ones include:

  1. INSME (International award for innovation)
  2. R.N. Bangur Memorial award for novel technologies
  3. R.G. Deshpande award for popularizing Radiation processing technology
  4. U.P. Ratna Award, 2014 for Transforming Technical Education in U.P.
  5. Rajasthan Samman Award from Rajasthan Associations
  6. Meri Dilli award for improving the living standards of citizens of Delhi,
  7. Srishti awards for green technologies, waste management
  8. Amity Academic Excellence award for pioneering research and academics
  9. AMAR UJALA Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to education
  10. Lifetime achievement award by World Environment Congress in food preservation, safety, environment protection and renewable energy,
  11. Eminent Engineers Award by Institutions of Engineers, India
  12. Academic Excellence Award from Engineering Watch, India, in Singapore,

Prof. Khandal is a person of eminence with unique expertise and capabilities; a rare profile covering 360̊ research and innovation cycle and with career: as an Academician (Central University) and an industrial researcher (Govt. and Pvt.). He knows how to convert challenges into opportunities.

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