chairman1Dr. Harender Singh Bisht was awarded Ph. D. in polymer science from H N B Garhwal University in 2003 while working at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. He did his first postdoctoral research work on Temperature and pH-responsive smart polymers at Wayne state university, Detroit, Michigan USA. These polymers were used as vectors of targeted gene delivery. He taught nanotechnology at Amity University Noida during 2006 -07. During 2007-08 he worked as assistant manager in R&D of Dorf Ketal Chemicals (I) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai. He did his second postdoctoral research work on the functionalization of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for MRI imaging applications at Bourgogne University, Dijon, France. He joined Reliance Industries Limited in 2009 and was leading the coker and advanced Carbon material group at Reliance, Jamnagar as Vice President – Refining R&D. He has filled 11 patents and published 21 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.