Professor GD Yadavhas served as the Vice-Chancellor & R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor & Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Leadership & Innovation and, J.C Bose National Fellow (DST) at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai from May 2009 until November 2019. Currently, he serves as the Emeritus Professor of Eminence at ICT. Dr. Yadav was associated with a number of central government committees of CSIR, DST, DBT, UGC, AICTE, MHA and other professional bodies, IIChE, ACS, ICS, ICMA (ICC),MInSoc, CPCB, etc. He has 117+ US patents, 101 Ph Ds, 122 masters thesis supervision, 461 papers and membership of 5 Boards of industries.
Dr. Sivaram is presently an INSA Senior Scientist and Honorary Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. Prior to this, he has served as the director of CSIR-NCL (2002-10), CSIR Bhatnagar fellow (2010-15) and J.C. Bose Fellow (2006-15) at NCL. Dr Sivaram obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Purdue University, USA. He has to his credit over 245 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and is cited as an inventor in 51 granted European and US as well as 52 Indian patents. The President of India conferred on him the civilian award Padma Shri in 2006, His research interests are in the area of polymer science and technology.
Dr. Y.K. Gupta is presently the president at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhopal and Jammu. He is also the Principal Advisor (project) at THSTI-DBT, GOI and Chairman, Bharat Immunological and Biological Corporation Limited (BIBCOL). He has headed/advised various government committees, departments and organizations over the years such as National Dope Testing Lab, National GLP Technical committee, CSIR- IITR, Pharmacovigilance Program of India, etc. He has more than 300 publications in international and national journals along with being awarded several honors in the medical field.
Ms. Sanchita Jindal has served as Scientist G (Adviser - Technical) and Director with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for over 28 years. She has contributed in planning, coordination and implementation of environmental policies in the country, specifically on management of hazardous chemicals and wastes and environment impact assessment. She was instrumental in notifying most of the rules and guidelines in these sectors specifically waste management rules of the year 2016 on Solid Waste Management, Plastic Waste Management, C&D Waste Management, Bio-medical Waste Management, E-waste Management, Hazardous Waste Management and EIA Notification, 2006. She was Member Secretary of two EACs for Environment Clearance.
Dr. Vijay Habbu is presently an adjunct professor at Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT). Over the years, he has worked as a senior scientist and head of polymer processing dept. at NCL, Pune, as Works Manager in a Polymer Processing Unit and later joined Reliance where he led the Polyester Sector’s R&T until his superannuation. He consults as a Mentor in the Sustainability group of Reliance’s PetChem sector. Dr. Habbu serves as an expert member on several government committees, such as Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, BIS, FSSAI, Maharashtra government expert committee on Plastics. He is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Packaging Technology & Research and Colourage.