Dr Ajit V Sapre

Group President – R&T, Reliance Industries Limited

Areas of Interest:

  • Research & Development
  • Innovation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nano Technology, Carbon fibres, Graphene
  • Climate change.


  • Reaction Engineering & Catalysis
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Process Scale-up/Process development
  • Biotechnology/ Biofuels

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Ajit V. Sapre has been instrumental in integration of research,technology,manufacturing and technical groups for the largest private sector company Reliance Group ; from polyester, petrochemicals, polymers, refining etc. He has helped in shaping Bio- technology/renewable energy program/ stratergy for EXXon Mobil. Dr. Sapre is the first to develop methanol to olefins technology in early eighties. He played a key role in Qatar Gas to Liquid multi billion project. He has also contributed to development of FCC, hydrotreating, MLDW and MSDW, dewaxing, Benzout and Transplus Heavy Trans Alkylation Technologies. He has developed two commercial software " OPTIMUS"and "OPINET"for oil & gas industry..

Professional Experience:

  • Group President – R&T, Reliance Industries Limited.


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Reactor design
  • Refining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Biotechnology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nano-technology
  • Advanced materials


Contact Information


Reliance Technology Group
Reliance Corporate Park, 7B-Gr.Floor,
Thane Belapur Road, Ghansoli,
Navi Mumbai-400701
Phone: 022-44783425
Mobile: 09987566846
Fax: 022-44710096

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  • B.Chem, Chemical Engineering, 1976, Mumbai University,
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 1980, Delaware University,
  • M.B.A, 2001, Cornell University,


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Winner of R&D 100, 2007, USA
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014

Year of Birth: 1954