Rajendra Dongre

RTM Nagpur University

Rajendra S. Dongre M.Sc. from Department of Chemistry, R.T.M., Nagpur University in 1996 (Gold Medalist) and Ph.D. in 2010. Research work on organic synthesis, chitosan bio-composites, matrixes and remediation of water pollution de-fluoridation, nitrate, chromium, phosphate lead (II). Worked as Scientists-B in CSIR-LAB, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) Nagpur M.S., India. Overall 24 years of experience in R&D and 16 years of post graduate teaching experience which resulted in fifty five international/national research publications. Also guided four Ph.D. research students. Received 6th National Award (Runner Up position) for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastics Processing Industry, for the research in the field of polymer science & technology handed by Hon’ble Ananth Kumar, Petrochemical & Fertilizers Minister of Government of India in 2016. Received 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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