Manoj Godara,Chandigarh, October 13,2010: 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