Vice President (Technology), Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) Research

Areas of Interest:

Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Integrated Compuational Materials Engineering, Advanced Ceramics, Particle Scince and Technology, Waste Recycling, Cement Chemistry, Molecular Modeling based Design and Development of Performance Chemicals.


Modeling and Simulation of Particulate Processing Operations, Flotation Chemistry, Modeling, Simulation, Design and Optimization of Mineral Processing Circuits, Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry

Consultancy Areas:

Minerals, Metals and Materials Processing Operations.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Mineral Processing Operations including those relevant to Iron & Steel Industry, Copper-Lead-Zinc-Silver-Gold Ores, Bauxite, Limestone, Fluorite Ores, Uranium Ores, Tungsten Ores, Phosphate Ores, Rare-Earths, Silicates, Clays; Electrokinetics, Colloidal Processing for Advanced Ceramics Applications including nanoparticles, Manufacture of Eco-Cements from industrial and mining wastes, Nanofluids, Solid State Sintering, Modeling and Optimization of Filtration Circuits, Reagents Design for flotation, dispersion and rheology control of particulate supensions.

Professional Experience:

  • Over 40 years in minerals, metals and material processing Scientific Offier in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (Materials Group [1981-84]
  • Senior Scientist in Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC)
  • A Division of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, since 1984
  • Chief Scientist from 2007 and Vice President since 2012
  • Visiting Scientist/Professor at various instituions abroad including Kansai University, Japan
  • Lulea U, Sweden and UC Berkeley, USA


Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, Advanced Ceramics, Colloidal Processing, Molecular Modeling, Waste Recycling, Eco-cements, Cement Grinding, Surface and Colloid Chemistry, Rheology of Concentrated Particulate Suspensions, Nanofluids.


Contact Information


Dr. Pradip
Vice President, TCS
Chief Scientist and Head, Process Engineering Innovation Lab
Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC)
(A Division of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., TCS)
54B, Hadapsar Industrial Estate
Pune 411013 INDIA

Tel: +91-20-66086209/66086333
Fax: 91-20-66086399
Cell: +91-9225518568

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  • B Tech (IIT Kanpur)
  • MS and PhD (Berkeley)in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Honorary Member, The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), 2015
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, INSA (2015)
  • Foreign Member, National Academy of Engineering, USA (2012)
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (2000)
  • Fellow, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK (2002)
  • Fellow, Indian Institute of Metals (2005)
  • Arthus F Taggart Award for the best paper published in SME journal, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, 2013, awarded in SME Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Feb 23-26, 2014
  • VASVIK (VIVIDHLAXI AUDYOGIK SAMSHODHAN VIKAS KENDRA) Industrial Research Award in Material & Metallurgical Sciences and Technology (2007)
  • President (2006-2008) and Vice President (2004-2005), Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME)
  • AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Kanpur (2004-2005)
  • The G.C. Kuczynski Prize of The International Institute for the Science of Sintering (2002)
  • Hindustan Zinc Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (2000)
  • Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME) Mineral Beneficiation Award (2000)
  • Rotary Club Pune Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Technology (2000)
  • Medal - Materials Research Society of India (1992)
  • National Metallurgists' Day, Best Metallurgist Award of Indian Institute of Metals, India (1990)
  • Young Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India (1988)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2001

Year of Birth: 1956