Dr Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
Director-General of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Dr. R.A. Mashelkar is presently the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Dr. Mashelkar was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London, UK, Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of Third World Academy of Engineering, UK (1996), and Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, USA (2000).
As Chairman of the Standing Committee on Information Technology of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and as a member of the UK Intellectual Property Rights Commission, he has brought many new perspectives on the issue of IPRs and developing world concerns.
He was a member of India's Science Academy Council to the Prime Minister and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet. He has chaired eight high level committees. He has been a consultant for restructuring the publicly funded R&D institutions around the world including South Africa, Indonesia and Croatia.
Dr. Mashelkar has won over 40 awards and medals, which include S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (1982), Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Technology Award (1991), G.D. Birla Scientific Research Award (1993), Material Scientist of Year Award (2000), IMC Juran Quality Medal (2002), HRD Excellence Award (2002), Lal Bhadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Sciences (2002), World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Medal of Engineering Excellence (2003) by WFEO, Paris etc.
The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991) and with Padmabhushan (2000), two of the highest civilian honours, in recognition of his contribution to nation building.