Dr. SSV Ramakumar has taken over as Director (Research & Development) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil) here today. Prior to this, he was Executive Director (Refining Technology) at IndianOil’s R&D Centre at Faridabad.
With a doctorate in Chemistry from IIT-Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee), Dr. Ramakumar has almost three decades of uninterrupted R&D experience in downstream hydrocarbons sector, notably in the areas of refinery process research streams, including catalyst development; simulation & modelling; and development, quality upgradation and marketing coordination of automotive lubricants. He is instrumental in development of India’s home-grown, OEM-approved marine lubricant technology, which catapulted IndianOil’s SERVO lubes into the select league of five MNC oil companies. As head of Nanotechnology research in IndianOil, he spearheaded the fastest ever development and commercial deployment of Indane Nanocut high-therm metal-cutting gas.
Dr. Ramakumar has to his credit over 95 research publications in peer reviewed national /international journals and 33 patents besides winning several prestigious awards for presenting the best research papers in international conferences.