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Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2020


Dr. Rajeev Gautam (BT/CHE/1974)


Dr. Rajeev Gautam is the President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT). Prior to this role, Dr. Gautam served as President of Honeywell Universal Oil Products (UOP) and Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of PMT. Over more than 30 years, he has held key positions within UOP, spanning research and development, engineering, and marketing, including vice president and chief technology officer of UOP.

Dr. Gautam began his career with Union Carbide in 1978 and became part of through a joint venture in 1988. Throughout his career, he has championed innovative solutions for industry needs and has been responsible for the development and commercialization of a broad range of catalytic and separations applications for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. Dr. Gautam holds his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the University of Chicago. IITK conferred upon Dr. Rajeev Gautam the Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2020 .