Lecture on Milestones in Chemical Industry

October 12, 2010

Professor M.M. Sharma, former Director, department of Chemical
Technology, University of Bombay will deliver a lecture on “Milestones in Chemical
Industry” in the distinguished lecture series initiated by Chandigarh Regional Centre
of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the University Institute of Chemical
Engineering and Technology (UICET) in the institute auditorium on the Panjab
University campus on October 14.
        A doyen of Chemical Engineering, Professor Sharma, honoured with Padam
Vibhushan and Padam Bhushan, was the first Indian engineer to be made Fellow of Royal
Society of London.  An alumnus of University of Cambridge, he is a highly accomplished
researcher.  He has been bestowed with a large number of awards and honours, including
the S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (1973), Herdillia award of Indian Institute of Chemical
Engineers; the ICMA award; the Vishwakarma medal; O.P. Bhasin award; G.M. Modi award;
Meghnad Saha medal; Moulton medal of th IChemE, UK; P.C. Ray memorial award of the
Indian Science Congress Association.
Known for his distinguished services to the nation in the field of education and
social services, he is a Fellow of several national and international academies,
including the Royal Society (UK, 1990), the Royal Society of Chemists, London, Third
World Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy (INSA; of which he has been
the president), Indian Academy of Sciences, etc. He has been the Shreve Distinguished
Professor at Purdue University, USA, (1989), as well as Visiting Professor at several
other universities all over the world, informed Prof. V.K. Rattan, Chairperson, UICET.


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