Professor Ashok Misra

Chairman, BoG, IITRroorkee

Areas of Interest:

Higher Technical Education, Polymer Science & Engineering.


Polymer Science & Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Polymer systems including crystalline polymers. polymer blends and polymer composites. Higher technical education.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Entrepreneurs

Major Professional Contributions:

Major contributions in Higher Technical Education as the Director IIT Bombay, Chairman of BoG, IIT Roorkee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the IIT Council. Contributions in the teaching and research in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering, at IIT Delhi and then at IIT Bombay. Founder President of the Polymer Processing Academy and former President of Society of Polymer Science India & President of Federation of Asian Polymer Societies. Extensive interactions with the industry. Currently on the Board of Directors of three major industries. Contributions towards innovations and patenting at Intellectual Ventures..

Professional Experience:

  • Chairman Board of Governors of IIT Roorkee since 2014
  • Chairman of the Standing Committee of the IIT Council
  • Director of IIT Bombay from 2000-08
  • Chairman-India of Intellectual Ventures from 2008-16
  • IIT Delhi from 1977-2000. Dean Alumni Affairs & International Programmes 1997-2000.
  • Monsanto Chemical Co., USA from 1974-77.
  • Member Board of Governors of IIT Delhi from 2012-16.
  • Member Board of Directors, Reliance Industries Ltd., Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. and Kirloskar Electric Company Ltd


Higher Technical Education; Polymer Engineering and Science; Innovation and IPR in Science & Engineering


Contact Information


68 Adarsh Vista, Basavanagar, Bangalore 560037

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • B.Tech. 1968 Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • M.S. 1969 Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Ph.D. 1974 Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Distinguished Service Award, IIT Delhi
  • S.S. Bhatnagar Memorial Award at 94th Indian Science Congress
  • Chemtech CEW Awards (Education)
  • National Systems Gold Medal
  • Qimpro Platinum Standard Award (Education)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Polymer Processing Society
  • Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Memorial Award, Indian Chemical Soc. and Distinguished Alumnus Awards from all his Alma Maters – University of Massachusetts, IIT Kanpur and Tufts University.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1996

Year of Birth: 1947