Honours and Awards (Select)

  • Sartorius India Distinguished Speaker award (for Biotechnology), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2017
  • Visiting Professor, VIT University, current
  • Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering award, jointly with Professor Jeanne VanBriesen, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • Lupin-UICT fellow, 2007-08
  • P. K. Patwardhan award for the Best Technology Development Effort, I.I.T. Bombay, 1999.
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, DrexelUniversity, 1990.
  • Research Award, University Research Council, University ofCincinnati, 1987.
  • Awards for the Best Student in School (Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Junior College,1982), State 15th Rank (S.S.L.C. examination, 1980), State 1st Rank (LiterarySociety – Manavar Mandram – exam, 1978),and General Proficiency (every school year).
  • Best Presentation Award, Annual Conference of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mumbai, December 2004.
  • Award for Performance in Hindi Certificate Course, CentralHindi Directorate, 1996.