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Dr R C Saxena

Principal Technical Officer


Research Interest

  • Development of corrosion control measures for hydrocarbon handling equipments installed at up, mid and down-stream operations
  • Corrosion studies of gas turbine engine parts during maintenance
  • Material compatibility and corrosion of IC engine parts exposed to various trial fuels and renewable bio fuels
  • Corrosion inhibitor formulations for controlling internal corrosion of crude oil and petroleum product transportation pipelines

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • Best Presentation Award in 2nd Annual R & D Meet, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, 1993
  • Best research paper award in CORCON/99 organized by NACE India section, New Delhi, 1999
  • Award for Position paper on bio-oil, TIFAC New Delhi, 2006
  • 16th NIGIS (NACE International Gateway India Section) Corrosion Awareness Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Corrosion Science & Technology, 2010


  • A device useful for carrying out controlled velocity corrosion test in a vacuum distillation unit
    A Jayaraman, K D Neemla, R C Saxena and S Portion
    Indian Patent, IP No 188207
  • A device useful for evaluating corrosion inhibitors used for corrosion control of overhead distillation units
    Jayaraman, R. C. Saxena and S. Portion
    Indian Patent IP No 193654
  • Corrosion inhibitor formulation useful for temporary protection of metals and alloys
    S Kaul, R C Saxena, B Sain, A Jayaraman and V K Bhatia
    Indian Patent IP No 242364
  • A device for electrochemical recovery of metals from heterogeneous catalyst
    P S Verma, R C Saxena, S Portion, R K Chauhan and A Jayaraman
    Indian Patent Appl No 0789/DEL/2005

Selected Publications

  • Application of thin layer activation technique for monitoring corrosion of carbon steel in hydrocarbon processing environment
    R C Saxena, J Biswal, H J Pant, J S Samantray, S C Sharma, AK Gupta and S S Ray
    Appl. Radiat. Isot. 2018, 135, 201-206
  • High performance multifunctional fuel additives derived from renewable fatty acids and phosphazene,
    P K Khatri, M Aila, A Kukrety, R C Saxena, R K Singh and S L Jain
    J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc. 2017, 94, 1111–1119
  • Phosphazene-based novel organo-inorganic hybrid salt: synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation as multifunctional additive in polyol,
    R K Singh, A Kukrety, R C. Saxena, A Chouhan, S L Jain and S S. Ray
    RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 13390 –13397
  • Novel Triazine Schiff Base-Based Cationic Gemini Surfactants: Synthesis and Their Evaluation as Antiwear, Antifriction and Anticorrosive Additive in Polyol,
    R K Singh, A Kukrety, R C Saxena, G D Thakre, N Atray, and S S Ray
    Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55, 2520-2526
  • Poultry chicken feather derived biodegradable multifunctional additives
    P P Latha, R K Singh, A Kukrety, R C Saxena, M Bhatt and S L Jain
    ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, 999−1005
  • Efficacies of novel gemini compounds derived from dibasic acids as multifunctional additives for tribological applications
    N Karanwal, P K Khatri, S Joshi, G D. Thakre, R C Saxena, S Kaul and S L Jain
    Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2015, 54, 6831−6835
  • Study of cystine schiff base esters as new environmentally benign multifunctional biolubricant additives,
    R K Singh, S Pandey, R C Saxena, G D Thakre, N Atray, S S Ray
    J. Ind. Eng. Chem. 2015, 26, 149–156
  • Derivatizing L-histidine to develop a novel additive for a polyol-based biolubricant
    R K. Singh, S Pandey, R C Saxena, G D. Thakre, N Atray S S Ray
    New J. Chem. 2015, 39, 5354
  • Studies on corrosion control of naphtha fractions in overhead condensing system using laboratory distillation device
    R C Saxena, A Jayaraman, R KChauhan, H B Goyal
    Fuel Process. Tech. 2010, 91, 1235-124
  • Biomass Based Energy Fuel through Biochemical routes: A review
    R C Saxena, D K Adhikari and H Goyal
    Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev. 2009, 13, 167–178

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