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Leveraging GCE for sustainable chemical manufacturing Learning outcomes – Dr. R. Rajagopal, CEO, KnowGenix, India
Dr. R Rajagopal
Chief Coordinating Officer KnowGenix, INDIA
Dr. Rajagopal is a Ph.D. Tech from ICT, Mumbai with over two decades of experience in the oil, gas and downstream chemical industry. He coordinates the activities of KnowGenix, a research and growth strategy firm with chemicals, materials energy and carbon advisory practices.
His experience in product research and development of cleaner and inherently safer chemical processes is complemented by his industrial experience in process optimization, production planning, manufacturing, and projects management. He now researches micro and macro level trends in the chemicals, materials and energy sectors to provide insights on markets, technology, economics and sustainable processes.
Besides authoring over 100 technical and business reports, he has co-authored the book, “Environmental Perspectives of Chemical Industry: Socio-Economic and Technological Imperatives”, (1993) with Dr. S. B. Chandalia, Former Director, ICT. He was chosen as the “2008-09 Pidilite Industry Visiting Fellow” by ICT, Mumbai. He conducts courses on “Design and Development of Inherently Safer Organic Chemical Processes” and “Green Chemistry and Technology: Design and Development Strategies” to B.Tech. students and industry professionals.
He is actively involved in rural education and technology initiatives and in particular, renewable energy resources providing resource management expertise. Dr. Rajagopal is also associated with Centre for Management Technology, Singapore, as its Director, India, and with Chemical Weekly, Mumbai, as its Consulting Editor, since 1996.
Raj is the founder of KnowGenix, a growth strategy firm involved in chemical, material and energy practices. KnowGenix assists clients with growth strategy services through customized, competitive and timely solutions covering Asia, M.E., EU and US geographies in collaboration with its global partners.
His areas of expertise include strategic consulting, business research, technology analysis and capacity building. As a strategy advisor he is now active in assisting companies in business diversification, customer engagement models, portfolio rationalization, structuring alliances, and sustainability practices.
His present research covers technology, regulatory and sustainability trends in chemical, energy, and natural resource sectors.
– Present (13 years 9 months)Mumbai
Growth strategy consulting in chemicals, materials and energy sectors.
– (17 years 9 months)Mumbai Area, India
Chemical Weekly is India’s largest Chemical industry magazine. Raj is associated with the company as an Editorial advisor.
– (8 years 8 months)B-602, Godrej coliseum, K.J.Somaiya Hospital Road, Sion [E] Mumbai400022
Raj researches business and technology trends in petrochemicals, fine, specialty and life science chemicals value chain as well as in materials and energy.
Raj has over two decades of experience in the chemical value chain. His experience in product research and development of cleaner and inherently safer chemical processes is complemented by expertise in process optimization, production planning, manufacturing, and projects management.