Dr. K.S.M.S Raghavarao

Born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India on 2 August 1960. Educated at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, B. Tech, 1981; Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT, formerly UDCT), Mumbai, Ph.D., 1987.

Currently Professor of Chemical Engineering, IIT Tirupati, Tirupati. Ex-Director, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.

Research Associate, Institute of Chemical Technology, (ICT), Mumbai, 1987; Guest Scientist, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO, USA, 1988; Research Associate, Institute of Chemical Technology, (ICT), Mumbai, 1989; Associate Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, 1990; Scientist C and Scientist E1, Department of Food Engineering, CFTRI, Mysore, 1990-2000; DBT Long Term Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 1997-1998; Scientist E2, Scientist F & Head, Department of Food Engineering, CFTRI, Mysore, 2000-2012; Program Advisory Committee (PAC) member of DST, MFPI, DRDO, CDB Expert committee member in QRT and RAC of CIFT Cochin (an ICAR Institution) and NBA of AICTE.

Awards/Honours: Life time Achievement Award, AP Academy of Science, 2019, VASVIK Award for Applied Research (2018); UDCT-Distinguished alumnus award UDCT-UAA, 2015; Institution of Engineers (India) Platinum Jubilee Award in Chemical Engineering, 2010; CFTRI Foundation Day Award, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2004; NASI- Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award, 2008; National Award, Ministry of Agriculture, 2006; National Award for excellence in consultancy services, 2006.

Fellow: AP Akademy of Science, 2015; National Academy of Science, 2014; National Academy of Engineers, 2012; Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, 2010; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, 2014.

Research Areas: Food Engineering, Biotechnology (Downstream Processing, Bioreactor design), Chemical Engineering

Address: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Tirupati 517506, A.P.; Permanent Address: C/o Dr. E. Vedavyas, IAS, Ph.D, No.56, Road No.8, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500033; [Tel: Cell: 9483540988; Fax: (0821) 2517233; Email: ksmsraghavarao60@gmail.com; raghava@iitt.ac.in]