Indian Oil Golden Jubilee Professional Chair

Indian Oil Ltd. is an Indian government owned oil and gas company, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It is the largest oil production company in the country. It operates under various divisions such as, refineries, pipelines, marketing, R&D. The company has its subsidiaries in Sri Lanka, Middle East & Mauritius.
The company instituted the Indian Oil Golden Jubilee Professional Chair to be given to a faculty member working in environment friendly technologies in hydrocarbon sector.

Current Occupant

Prof. Kamal Krishna Kar

Nov. 2022- Nov. 2025

Prof. Kamal Krishna Kar is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur and specialises in the areas of materials for supercapacitor, fuel cell, lithium battery, water purification, high performance structural composites, and bioimplants. His research interest areas include Carbon nanotubes, graphene, porous carbon, exfoliated graphite, Nanostructured advanced materials including nanopolymers, Multifunctional and functionally graded composites, Nanocomposites including multiscale composites. He holds a PhD degree from IIT Kharagpur (1999).

Past Occupant

Prof. Raj Ganesh S. Pala

May 2019 - May 2022

Prof. Raj Ganesh S Pala, Department of Chemical Engineering, specializes in the areas of Electrochemical, Catalysis and Separations Engineering. He earned his doctorate from the Univeristy of Utah, US in 2005.