Dr Venkateswarlu Choudary Nettem

General Manager(R&D), I/c, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Areas of Interest:

Petroleum refining, catalysis, adsorptive separations and biofuels.


Petroleum refining, fuels and fuel additives, catalysts and catalytic processes, adsorbents and porous materials, adsorptive drying and purifications, gas and liquid separations by adsorptive, Establishing R&D Institutions

Consultancy Areas:

Petroleum refining, fuels and fuel additives, catalysis, adsorbents, adsorptive separations and purification, R&D Management, Establishing and running R&D Institutes, alternative energies/fuels such as biofuels..


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Major Professional Contributions:

• In-depth knowledge of the hydrocarbon industry and unique capability for conceptualisation, development and commercialization of new research ideas.

• Developed over 25 products/processes and 15 were commercialised at IPCL Baroda, BPCL Mumbai and HPCL Mumbai/ Vizag.

• Established HPCL's Corporate R&D Centre in Bangalore, India with state-of-the-art facilities and leading the Centre. Significantly contributed for establishing BPCL's Corporate R&D Centre at Greater Noida and lead the centre.

• Filed over 110 patents both in India and abroad including 50 patents granted. Published about 80 research papers in international journals, contributed 2 book chapters and presented over 125 research papers in national and international conferences.

. Synthesis of adsorbents, catalysts and nano materials

Professional Experience:

  • April 2011 to till date:
    General Manager (R&D)- I/C and Head Corporate R&D Centre, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Bangalore
  • Sept 2001 to April 2011:
    Chief Manager (R&D), Corporate R&D Centre, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Greater Noida
  • July 1987 to Sept 2001:
    Deputy Manger(R&D), Research Centre, Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., Vadodara, Gujarat
  • April 1984 to July 1984:
    Project Scientist, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai


R&D Management, Petroleum, catalysis, adsorption, separation, biofuels.


Contact Information


Office: Dr. N. V. Choudary, General Manager(R&D) - I/c, Hindustan Petroleum Corpn., Ltd., Devanagondhi, Hoskote, Bengaluru 560067; 080-28028078600/2808605
Residence: Phone: 080-43364874;

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Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 1984.
Brain Pool visiting scientist, Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea, 1996.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Oceantex 2008 'Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovation' for the development & commercialization of in-house developed BMCG product presented at the International Conference on Oil & Gas held at Mumbai on 14-17th Feb'08.
  • Oceantex 2008 'Outstanding Achievement Award for Research & Innovation' for the development and commercialization of sweetening catalyst jointly with IIP, Dehradun. Presented at the International Conference on Oil & Gas held at Mumbai on 14-17th Feb 2008.
  • Brain Pool Fellowship of Korean Govt. during April 1997 - Sept 1997.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014

Year of Birth: August 01, 1956