Dr. Rabindra Mukhopadhyay

Director (R&D), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

Areas of Interest:

Polymer Science & Rubber Technology.


Rubber Materials & Compounding Technology, Tyre Technology, Rubber Product Testing & Evaluation, Simulation & Predictive Techniques, Vehicle Dynamics, Quality Management Systems - TQM, TPM

Consultancy Areas:

Rubber Material & Compounding Technology, Tyre Technology, Auto Rubber Components, Quality Management Systems


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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:


Major Professional Contributions:


Established a full fledged Research and Development institute (Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer & Tyre Research Institute-HASETRI – An Institute recognized by Govt. of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and NABL accredited Institute), at Jaykaygram, Kankroli for carrying out Basic as well as applied research on Elastomers, tyre and other rubber products. This institute is affiliated to different IITs and Universities for PhD/M. Tech. programmes.

To fulfill the emerging needs of Indian Automobile Industry in the field of Vehicle Dynamics and advanced tyre mechanics, established "Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence for Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics" at IIT Chennai campus and an extension centre of HASETRI at Faridabad.

Under the leadership of Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. and HASETRI received different national and international Quality awards like TPM Excellence Award, TPM Consistency Award, Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award, CII Exim Bank Business Excellence Award (commendation certificate), Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award (Commendation Certificate)and different Quality Management System certification.

Development of Radial Tyre Technology for Indian condition for Pass/Light Truck and Truck/Bus.

Successfully developed and delivered rubber seals to IGCAR,DMSRDE & DRDO.

Professional Experience:

  • Since October 1987: Director (R&D) of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. and Director & CE of HASETRI (Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer & Tyre Research Institute).
  • 1979-1987: Technical Manager - Bayer AG, Germany & Bayer (India) Ltd. (Rubber Chemical Division).
  • 1975 – 1978: Faculty member - Rubber Tech. Centre, IIT, Kharagpur.


Rubber Technologist


Contact Information


Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay
Director (R&D)
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Jaykaygram, PO: Tyre Factory
Kankroli, Dist. Rajsamand (Raj) - 313324
Phone: 02952-232019/302471
Fax: 02952-232030

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  • M. Sc. (applied Chemistry).
  • PhD in High Polymer & Rubber Technology and AMIE Chemical Engineering.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow member: National Academy of Engineers (INAE), Institute of Engineers (I), Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Indian Institute of Quality (IIQ), Indian Society of Analytical Scientists.
  • Member: American Chemical Society (ACS), Rubber Division, Editor Different rubber journals.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005

Year of Birth: 1947