Dr. Madhukar Garg
Company: Reliance Industries Ltd
Job title: President – Refining & Petchem R&D
Dr Madhukar Garg is an acknowledged expert in petroleum refining and petrochemicals and has been instrumental in developing and commercializing large number of technologies in the Indian refineries. A graduate from Nagpur University and a post graduate from IIT Kanpur, he did his Ph.D. with Prof H R C Pratt at University of Melbourne in Solvent Extraction. He served Engineers India Limited in the Research and Development Centre for 18 years until 1994 and then Technip KTI for four years before joining CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum in 1998. He has been the Director of the Indian Institute of Petroleum for 13 years from 2003 to 2016 and officiated as the Director General of CSIR during the year 2015. His areas of specialization include solvent extraction, process integration, advanced control, simulation and modeling, besides the ability to conceive research ideas and take them to commercialization.
He has won several awards. Some of most prestigious are: MOPNG Innovation Award (2016), TDB Technology Day Award (2017 and 2019), ICC Life time Achievement Award (2013), Vasvik Award (2017), besides several CSIR Technology as well as Innovation awards from 1998 to 2016. He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals and is the inventor in 44 national and 22 international patents. He is the elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers.
He is currently President, Refining and Petrochemicals R & D of Reliance Industries Limited