Dr Keyur Raval - Miscellaneous

Professional Experience

Ø   January 2013 to date:Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology Karnataka.

Ø   January 2010 to December 2012:Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Manipal University, Manipal.

Ø   Dec 2008 to Dec 2009:Senior executive at Alembic Ltd., Baroda

·      Member of a core group headed by GM-technical services for upstream and downstream processes for Lovastatin, Erythromycin and Penicillin production.

Ø   Achievements of our team:

·      Reduced contamination levels from 85% to 5% in span of four months.

·      Stabilized erythromycin production process, increased production by 30% and improved down stream efficiency by 5%.

·      Identified and removed bottlenecks in Lovastatin production process and enhanced productivity by 80%.

·      Achieved a total of ca. Rs. 80 Lacs of cost savings per month on raw materials due to process improvements, stabilization and media optimization.

·      Mobilizeddead inventory in production process and achieved cost savings of ca. Rs. 12 Lacs.


Ø   Aug ’99 to April 2000: Trainee Chemical Engineer at Tata Chemicals Ltd, Mithapur.

·      The Marine Chemicals unit had technical staff of ca. 20 people. As an engineer in charge of a unit, my duties comprised of maintaining seamless process conditions and achieving maximum possible production using manpower management and technical skills.


Awards and Achievements

·      Awarded Dale Carnegie Certificate for high impact teaching skills.

·      Awarded Mission10X learning approach practitioners certificate for innovative teaching methods.

·      Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at University of Nottingham to research on sustainable energy using appropriate technologies in 2011.

·      DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst) international scholarship (May 2001-February 2002) award for pursuing research in one of the top six technical universities of Germany.

·      Successfully completed a 3 months faculty development certificate course in Nano-science and Technology

·      All India rank 134th in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted in year 2000 for higher studies in one of the seven Indian Institutes of Technology of India.


Academic and administrative experience

·       Developed two Post Graduate research laboratories at Department of Chemical Enginering, M.I.T., Manipal.

·      Incorporated AutoCAD for Chemical engineering drawing & design and developed laboratory course in AutoCAD at Department of Chemical Engineering, M.I.T, Manipal University Involved in various outreach activities such as delivering expert lectures, member of doctoral scrutiny committees in other institutions etc.

·      Invited reviewer for four international journal publications from Elsevier Publishing group.


Contact us

Dr. P E Jagadeeshbabu, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2474057

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