Dr Vilas Shridhar Patwardhan

Scientist G (Retired), -

Areas of Interest:

Research (multiphase chemical reactors, reaction engineering, particle-fluid operations, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, heat energy recycling and thermodynamics), process development, industrial consulting, mathematical modeling, process simulation and software development.


Chemical Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

R&D in chemical engineering, mathematical modeling and process simulation, chemical plant problems, process improvement, statistical analysis, excel programming, in-house training.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

1. simulation and software development for industrial chemical reactors
2. process development and pilot plant studies
3. consulting for chemical industry
4. More than sixty research publications
5. invited chapters in handbooks.

Professional Experience:

  • Self-employed since 1997. The work done involved consulting for R&D, process improvement / evaluation, simulation, and software development in chemical industry.
  • Senior Scientist and Scientist in Director's grade in the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (1974-97). The job involved leading process development / design teams, conducting chemical engineering research and providing consulting services to chemical industry.
  • Visiting scholar/research associate, Syracuse University, U.S.A., working on particle-fluid operations (1982-83)


chemical engineering, modeling, simulation, software development, reaction engineering, solid-liquid operations, chemical plants, statistical analysis, excel programming.


Contact Information


3, Vibha Hights,
Sane Wadi, Baner Road,
Aundh, Pune 411 007
Phone: (020) 25882058
Mobile: +91 9890397273

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  • B. Tech. in chemical engineering, IIT Bombay, 1969
  • M. S. in chemical engineering, Purdue University, U.S.A., 1971
  • Ph. D. in chemical engineering, Purdue University, U.S.A., 1974


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Amar Dye-Chem Award : a National Award for Excellence in Research and Development
  • Mrs. Chinnamaul Memorial Prize : a National Prize for the best technical paper
  • Herdillia Award : a National Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering
  • ICICI Technology of the Year Award: awarded annually by the NCL Research Foundation for commercially successful technologies.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1991

Year of Birth: 1947