Dr. Arvind P. Kudchadker is Professor Emeritus, IIT, Bombay; Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Visiting Chair Professor in Chemical Engineering, DDIT, Nadiad; and Wholetime Director, Panandiker R&D Pvt Ltd., Goa.

His current interests are Technology Innovation and management, Formal and Non-Formal Education & Training especially Computer-Based Training, Software development in Chemical Engineering, Novel Institution Building, in addition to Thermodynamics and Process Engineering.

After retiring from IIT, Bombay as Deputy Director and Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1994, he joined as Advisor, Group II, L&T, Powai (1994-1999) [planned (a) Engineering Program Academy and (b) Technology Innovation Centre], and Indian Merchants' Chamber (1994-95) [in the areas of Quality, Technology, & Time Management, and started a bimonthly publication, IMC-QT2 ]

Professor Kudchadker was educated in Mumbai, UK, and USA [obtained his B.Sc.(Tech.) degree from B-UDCT, Bombay (1958), Postgraduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University, UK (1959), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M University, USA, respectively (1961, 1967)]. He worked with the American Petroleum Institute (1961-1968).

He returned to India in 1968 to join IIT, Kanpur as Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering and held positions subsequently of Professor and Head; Chairman, Placement; and Dean, Students Affairs. He was at Texas A&M University (1976-78) carrying out teaching & research and joined IIT, Bombay in 1978 [Professor of chemical engineering, Dean R&D (1984-86), Cochairman, CII Western Region (1984-86), Head Cad Centre, IIT, Bombay (1984-94), National Coordinator, National Data Program, GOI (1986-92), Deputy Director, IIT, Bombay (1986-94), and President, Alumni Association, IITB (1990-94)].

He has published over 50 papers in international reviewed journals, contributed chapters in books, data books, and presented a number of invited talks. He is member of various government, industry, and education committees [member of  (a) Science Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, GOI, (b) Governing Council, GSFC Science Foundation, (c) Advisory Committee, School of Management, IIT, Bombay (d) Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Jayant R& D].

He received NRDC award in 1983, K.G. Naik Gold Medal in 1994, Marathi Vidnyan Parishad Recognition in Science & Technology in 1996.

Prof. Kudchadker can be reached at arvindk@echeguru.com