Dr. Chinnapan Baskar

A Biography

Dr. Chinnappan Baskar is Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Green Materials, Springer Nature, Singapore; Handbook Solid Waste Management, Springer Nature, Singapore; Visiting Professor, Pattimura University, Ambon, Indonesia; Former Director (Officiating) of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology Tehri, Constituent Institute of Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. He was a Professor and Founding Director, Research and Development Center, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India; Brain Korean 21 (BK21) Research Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, and Co-researcher in Energy and Environmental Fusion Technology Center, Myongji University, South Korea. He worked as Director (Academic Affairs), Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, Dehradun, Uttarakhand; Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. 

He has received PhD in Organic and Materials Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore and M. Sc. Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

Dr. Baskar research interests include Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Conducting Polymers, Green Chemistry and Engineering, Ionic Liquids, Biomass Conversion; Biodegradable Polymers, Bioplastics, Nanofibers, Green Materials, Smart functional Materials, Wearable / Flexible Electronics, Sensors, Smart Textiles, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Solid Waste Management, Radiation Resistant Polymers. He has published several research papers in reputed international journals with high impact factors and citation and conference proceedings. He has one Korean Patent and Singapore Patent on his credit. He was invited to attend and deliver lectures/seminars in international and national conferences & workshops, and faculty development programs. He has been a Chief Guest, Session Chairman, Advisory Committee, Scientific Committee, and Convener for many national and international conferences and workshops. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board member and referee for many international chemistry, materials science, biotechnology and energy journals. He was a member of Research and Development Committee (RDC) for up-to-date progress of PhD Students in Chemistry at Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun.

He has been the examiner for PhD & M. Phil thesis at various universities and institutes. He has served as an external member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in Universities. Dr. Baskar has been instrumental in designing and development of curriculum, structure, pedagogy and scheme of M. Sc. Chemistry (Regular), M. Sc. Chemistry (Honors), M. Phil Chemistry programs, and Chemistry course for UG programs (B. Tech & B. Sc. Biotechnology), Green Chemistry and Research Methodology course for M.S/PhD (Integrated) program. He has also served as member for Board of Studies for several of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, biotechnology, hydropower engineering and renewable energy programs. He was a member of subject expert for faculty recruitments, post-doctoral fellows, PhD students, and lab technicians.

Dr. Baskar has a great passion for teaching. He taught various courses in the areas of Organic Chemistry, Retro-synthesis, Green Chemistry and Technology, Stereochemistry, Research Methodology for M. Sc.,     M. Phil, Integrated MS-PhD, PhD; and General Chemistry and Engineering Chemistry for UG students. He has received the “Teaching Excellence Award” from THDC-IHET. He has received the Distinguished Academician Award from Pentagram Research Center (P) Ltd, India and award for “Excellent Institute for Promoting Hydropower in Uttarakhand” in 2nd National Uttarakhand Education Summit & Awards 2015 by CMAI Association of India.

He was the Editor of Biomass Conversion: The Interface of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Materials Science (Springer-Verlag, 2012); author of Engineering Chemistry text book (Wiley India, 2012); co-author of Stereochemistry text book (Narosa Publishing House, Indian Edition, 2014 and Alpha Science International Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014), and the co-author of Systematic Nomenclature of Organic Compounds text book (IK International Publishers, Delhi, 2015; Dreamtech Press and Wiley India, 2019). He was an Editor-in-Chief, Analytical Chemistry Letters, a journal of Taylor & Francis Groups, United Kingdom. Dr. Baskar has transited in many countries including Singapore, USA, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and Indonesia.

Dr. Baskar is Author / Managing Trustee / President of YSB Foundation, Public Charitable Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

“With the spirit of love, dedication, will power, creativity and hard work; everything is possible in the word.” – CHInNaPPaN BaSKAr (Copyright © 2001)