Dr. (Ms) Chandrika Varadachari

Born in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India on 6 May 1956. Educated at St. Marys School, Tiruchirapalli; St. Agnes Convent, Howrah; St. Marys School, Gauhati; Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata; University of Calcutta, Kolkata; B.Sc. (Honours) Chemistry 1976; M.Sc. 1978 and Ph.D. 1987 (Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science).

Director, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Kolkata, 1997 to date; Director, Agtec Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, 2009 to date; President & CTO, Agtec Innovations Inc., Los Altos, California, USA, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata 1990-92; Scientist, CSME, Kolkata, 1993-96.

Awards/Honours: University of Calcutta Gold Medal, 1978; AC Sen Memorial Gold Medal, University of Calcutta, 1978; INSA Young Scientist, 1986; DST Young Scientist, 1988; UNESCO-ROSTCA award in Chemistry 1990; Lockheed-Martin India Innovation Gold Medal, 2008; USDA-EPA Award, 2022.

Fellow: West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology

Research Areas: Fertilizer technology; analytical methods; computational mineralogy; soil biogeochemistry; soil environmental chemistry, patents and intellectual property rights

Address: Director, Agtec Innovations Pvt. Ltd., Building IV, 2nd Floor, South Block, Behala Industrial Estate (Govt. of West Bengal), 620 Diamond Harbour Rd., Kolkata 700034, W.B.; Director, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary, Sciences, Kolkata, W.B.; 4A Ratnabali, 7A Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (033) 24467048; Res. (033) 24480537; Cell: 9831088010, 7595808146; Email: chandrikavaradachari@yahoo.com]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2016 to 31 Dec, 2018