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TIFAC, Vishwakarma Bhavan
Room # 405, 4th. Floor, 'A' wing, Shaheed Jeet Singh marg,
New Delhi.-110016
Ph: +91 - 11- 2686 3816
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Academic Qualifications

Two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.

Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech-Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

Professional Training Programmes

One-week training program on Technology Management in February, 1994 at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Three-week training programme in the International Workshop on R&D Management, organized jointly by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Korea Industrial Technology Association (KITA) in Seoul during Aug 25 - Sept 12, 1997 and presented the country paper on ‘R&D in Industry: Indian Scenario’.

Present Responsibilities

As Head of the Advanced Composites Programme of TIFAC, Mr. Biswas is primarily involved in developing indigenous capability in design & development of novel composite products, development of raw materials for composites and also the process technology. 45 industry oriented & demand driven projects in composite applications have been launched under the programme in active collaboration with the research institutes and industries in India. More than 25 composite products have been developed and commercialized. The products cater to key sectors such as railways & automobiles, biomedical & orthopaedics, building & construction, chemical process industry and other industrial applications.

Mr. Biswas also heads the recently launched TIFAC programme on Bioprocess & Bioproducts encompassing the technology thrust areas viz., ethanol from ligno-cellulosic biomass, biodiesel, biomass pyrolysis, bio-hydrogen, speciality chemicals, bio-polymers, enzymatic conversion etc. Under the programme, technology development & demonstration projects in collaboration with the Indian SMEs, national labs and academic institutes are being explored for biomass utilization and bio-chemical conversion.