Rajendra Dongre

RTM Nagpur University

Rajendra S. Dongre received his M.Sc. from the Department of Chemistry, R.T.M., Nagpur University in 1996 (Gold Medalist) and his PhD in 2010. His research work includes organic synthesis, chitosan bio-composites, matrixes, and remediation of water pollution de-fluoridation, nitrate, chromium, and phosphate lead (II). He has worked as a Scientists-B in CSIR-LAB, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) Nagpur M.S., India. Overall, he has 25 years of experience in research and development and 17 years of post-graduate teaching experience, which has resulted in fifty-five international/national research publications. He has also guided four PhD research students. He received the 6th National Award (runner-up position) for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastics Processing Industry, for research in the field of polymer science and technology, handed by Hon’ble Ananth Kumar, Petrochemical & Fertilizers Minister of Government of India in 2016. He received the 5th National Science & Technology Award for research contribution in the field of developing science in 2017, by EET-CRS, Noida, India.

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Chitin is the second most abundant biopolymer after cellulose and is a resourceful copious and cheap biomaterial discovered in 1859 owing to significant industrial and technological utility. Raw chitin-chitosan resembles keratin in its biological functions. Chitin chemistry vastly developed via innate unparalleled biological features and exceptional physicochemical characters. Chitosan endures assorted chemical/physical modifications easily at free proactive functionalities, yet intact bulk properties are achieved through processing, viz., film, membrane, composite, hybrid, nanofibre, nanoparticle, hydrogel and scaffolds. Rapidly lessen bioresources signify chitosan as an option due to renewable eco-friendliness and drive embryonic myriad applications in S&T. Controlled surface modification in its flexible framework imparts advanced functionalized applications in science and technology developments. Chitosan-matrix is advantageous over biopolymers due to inherent economic, versatile and unequivocal portfolio from bio-molecule to quantum dots which traced its great journey in modern S&T. Overall, chitosan chemistry boosted R&D in countless domains like agriculture, biochemical, medicine, pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material/food science, microbiology, biomedicine, bioengineering, biochemistry, bioprocessing and environment.

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