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  Dr. Nagaraj Rao  
Dr. Nagaraj Rao 
Dr. Nagaraj N. Rao obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Science with Distinction and a Gold Medal in Chemistry from the University of Bombay. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Science (Chemical Technology, Technology of Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals) with First Class from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Bombay. After completing an industry-sponsored Certificate Course in Packaging at the Indian Institute of Packaging, Bombay, he joined M/s Colgate-Palmolive (I) Limited, Bombay as a Trainee Chemist in their R&D and Analytical Laboratory. During his two-year stay with Colgate, he developed a new formula for a skin cream, which turned out to be very successful. He also contributed to process improvement in other Colgate products.?He immatriculated at the University of Bonn in the Federal Republic of Germany for higher studies. Besides completing advanced courses in biochemical engineering, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry at Bonn, he obtained the degree of Dr. rer. nat. (doctorate in science) from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Tuebingen with magna cum laude, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. H.J. Roth. He was a Teaching Assistant at the pharmacy institutes at Bonn and Tuebingen Universities. He subsequently worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the Institute of Biotechnology of the Research Center Juelich, in Prof. Dr. C. Wandrey's laboratory. He was also a member of the Editorial Board for the German-language version of the European Pharmacopoea from 1984-1986 and a translator for Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology for ten years. Dr. Rao has been involved in Indo-German cooperation in science and technology and economy since more than twentyfive years.

Dr. Rao established the manufacturing activities at RRR after his return to India. From 1993 to 2008, he was a visiting scientist at the Research Center Juelich, Germany and a visiting faculty in the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He was a UDCT Golden Jubilee Visiting Fellow in 2000. He received the N. M. Sampat Award of the Electrochemical Society of India, Bengaluru for the year 2010 in the field of Metal Finishing. Dr. Rao was awarded a distinguished visiting professorship in biotechnology at the PSG College of Technology Coimbatore in 2011 and 2014. He is also a distinguished alumnus of the Research Center Juelich.

Dr. Rao is a member of the German Electroplaters' Society (DGO) since several years. He was a member of the Governing Council of the Metal Finishers' Association of India from 1998 to 2006 and its Honorary Secretary for a few years. He took over the Chief Editorship of “Transactions of the MFAI” and was the Chief Editor of the journal, renamed “Indian Surface Finishing”, from 2004 to 2007.Dr. Rao writes since several years a monthly “Report from India” in the German “Galvanotechnik”, the oldest scientific publication in the world in the field of electroplating. Dr. Rao is Associate Editor of "Indian Drugs", the monthly scientific publication of the Indian Drug Manufacturers Association. Dr. Rao is on the Advisory Committee for the M. Tech. Course in Bioprocess Technology of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Dr. Rao has also served as an Advisor to reputed pharmaceutical companies.
E-mail id: n.rao@rrrlabs.com