Dr. PRADOSH PRASAD CHAKRABARTI, is currently working as Chief Scientist and Head, Centre for Lipid Science and Technology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. He is an Oil Technologist by training and obtained his Ph. D. (Technology) degree from UDCT, Mumbai (Presently ICT). After a brief stint of 2 years as a lecturer at UDCT, Mumbai he went to Hyderabad and joined CSIR-IICT. He has around 45 publications and 16 patents in his credit.
He, along with his colleagues, developed environment-friendly enzymatic degumming technology for rice bran oil that helped the industry to produce very good quality edible rice bran oil. This patented technology was transferred to 29 industries in India. He has developed processes based on membrane separation techniques for the treatment of different types of industrial wastewater. He has also developed processes for value addition of by-products of oils and fats refining industries including various processes for isolation of nutraceuticals. Another area of his expertise is supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of oils and fats.
He is the recipient of prestigious awards like Technology Development Board's National Award for the Best Commercialized Indigenous Technology, Industrial Green Chemistry Award of Newreka Green Synth Technologies and Green Chemistry Network Centre of American Chemical Society, CSIR Technology Prize in Chemical Technology, RBGV Swaika Award, G S Nivetia Award, Prof. R K Khanna Memorial Award and O P Narula Technology Award and also the most coveted Prof. J G Kane Memorial Award of OTAI. He was the Editor of Journal of Lipid Science and Technology from 2012-2015. He is a member, Scientific Panel of FSSAI on Oils & Fats and a member of FAD 13 and FAD 26 of Bureau of Indian Standards.