NIGIS GOVERNING BOARD 2021-2022



Mr. N Manohar Rao
Trustee


Mr. N Manohar Rao is a Civil Engineer from Mysore University. He has over 35 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. 
 
He has presented papers at various NACE International Conferences and is a regular faculty in NIGIS programmes. He is a member of NACE International & Institution of Engineers and recipient of 12th NIGIS Corrosion Awareness awards for excellence in corrosion. He has retired as Executive Director (HSSE & Bio-fuel) from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited this June. He is the Chairman of NACE India Section for 2018 – 19 and the Chairman, CORCON 2018. Presently Trustee of NIGIS and Vice – Chairman, NACE EAPA Area.



K B Singh
Chairman


K B Singh: +30 Years’ experience in Consultancy, Construction, Project Management, Technical Marketing, Design &Engineering of Products &Services in Power, Oil, Gas & Water Sector in India and abroad.  
 
He has published several Technical Papers on Coatings &Cathodic Protection in various Indian &International Journals. Specialization in the following fields: External and internal pipeline coatings, field joint coatings &plant piping coating for oil, gas and water transmission and distribution on-shore and off-shore pipelines. Cathodic Protection for Tanks (Internal/External), Buried / Above ground plant piping, Cross Country Pipelines Skin Effect Heat Tracing of high viscous crude and sulfur cross country insulated pipelines.



Heramb Trifaley
Vice - Chairman


Heramb is a Paint Application Technologist, NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 3 (Peer Reviewed) and a NACE approved CIP Instructor. Heramb possesses 23 years of experience working with numerous coating systems and materials across board. He has worked closely with Paint Manufacturing, Oil & Gas - Upstream and Downstream, Passive Fireproofing (Jet fire and Cellulosic), Fertiliser, Power Generation, Power Distribution, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Heavy Chemical, Nuclear and Decorative coatings industry all across the world. Heramb was responsible for instituting “Coating Management Methodology” in the FPSO and Drilling Rigs industry. He has presented various technical papers at CORCON and other symposiums. As a CIP instructor, Heramb has conducted CIP classes in many countries; helping budding coating engineers and inspectors achieve this coveted certification. He is a member of NACE and SSPC International.



Sumeet Kataria
Secretary


A Mechanical Engineer with A Diploma in Financial management followed by An Advanced Diploma In Industrial Safety.  
 
20 Yrs plus Work Experience in Offshore Construction Projects at Bombay High with OHCS, Worked with Rajesh Construction Company in laying of Main Line and Tie-Inn activities for Cross Country Pipelines including hydro testing, yard bending of pipes and coatings. Involved in the construction of various POL Depots, LPG Bottling Plants and Retail Outlets with Vijay Builders and Construction Pvt. Ltd covering Roads, Drains, Culverts, Driveways, Buildings, Foundations etc. Associated with Onland Offshore Engineering Services Pvt Ltd and in the fabrication field covering Structural Steel, Three Plate Construction, Cold Roll Formed Sections, Pressure Vessels, Piping Components and Pipelines. With Onland Graphics India Pvt Ltd a 3M authorised converter for the manufacture of Signages, Totems, Id Signs using Flex, Vinyls, Retro Reflective, ECF, ACP, etc also handled curtain wall and glazing works. At ICS Technologies a NABL Accredited Laboratory, IRCA approved Training Institute; Institute approved by the MSBTE in the field of Training; a Recruitment Agency approved under the Ministry of Overseas External Affairs, Placement; Laboratory Testing and Calibration Services.  
 
Currently with International Certification Services Pvt Ltd a Conformity Assessment Body as a Country Manager responsible for the growth and development of Management of Certification and Inspection Services of the organisation.



Denzil DCosta
Treasurer


Mr. Denzil Dcosta is a Mechanical Engineer with a Management Diploma in Quality control & ISO certification , A NACE Certified Coating Inspector, Presently working as National Sales Manager for Graco Hong Kong Ltd, over 22 Years experience in Paints and Coating Applications equipments in India and Abroad. He has presented papers at various conferences and is a regular faculty member of educational institute & organization. Mr. Denzil is coordinator of NIGIS educational corrosion awareness program on Coating Applicator.


NIGIS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS



Dr. Anil Bhardwaj
Member


Superannuated as Group General Manager and Head of Materials & Corrosion Section, IEOT after 35 years of service in ONGC. He has executed / coordinated / supervised more than 200 projects on various aspects of corrosion, viz. material selection, failure analysis, paint & coating, MIC, CP, corrosion monitoring and corrosion audit etc. He has Published / Presented more than 100 papers, edited three books as main contributor: Internal Corrosion of Pipelines, Published by Narosa Publications, Corrosion Case Studies, Published by NACE International Gateway India Section, Learning from Failure Case Studies, Published by ONGC. 
 
He written a Chapter “Petroleum fluids properties and production schemes: Effect on Corrosion” in book, “Trends In Oil and Gas Corrosion Research and Technologies: Production and Transmission”, published by Elsevier. He has Co-inventor of three patents awarded in the USA and Canada and Five patent applications pending in India. He is Faculty in several corrosion courses in oil and gas industry. He received NIGIS “Meritorious Contribution Award” for the year 2016 and Corrosion Awareness Award” for the year 2000, NCCI Meritorious Contribution Award – 2016.


Amrit Rekhi
Member


Amrit Rekhi, Vice President, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd and Joined Kansai Nerolac as Mgmt Trainee, has progressively grown. Has rich experience of handling Sales & Mktg in various capacities of over 21 years, Currently looking after business lines of Protective Coatings, Powder Coating, General Industrial Coatings and Export for the organization.


Prof. V.S Raja
Member


Prof. V.S Raja obtained his doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (1987) and then joined Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as a faculty and currently serving as Institute Chair Professor in Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science. He was a guest researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Visiting Professor at University of Nevada, USA and Guest Scientist at GKSS Germany and Tohoku University, Japan. 
 
He has published over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. He supervised about 20 Doctoral and 100 Masters students and consulted over 50 Industries to solved more than hundred corrosion problems. He is the lead editor of the book “Stress Corrosion Cracking: Theory and Practice” Co-authored a book on Corrosion Failures: Theory, Case Studies and Solutions. Prof. Raja has been well recognized nationally and internationally for his contribution to the field of corrosion. In recognition, he received several national awards and is a NACE and IIM fellow.


Mahesh Aradhye
Member


Mahesh Aradhye is NACE International – Protective Coating Specialist & CIP Instructor,  
NACE Certified Protective Coating Specialist, NACE – CIP Level – 3, SSPC Certified Protective Coating Specialist and STEM Expert Corrosion in Oil & Gas Industry. Opinion Leader - IVLP 2015 International Visitor Leadership Program arranged by Department of States United State for Adoption of Corrosion Standards 2015.  
 
An MBA, Surface Coating Technologist & NACE-Certified Protective Coatings Specialist with & more than 26 years’ experience in the wide field of Surface Coating Technology & Specialized in Industrial & Automotive Coatings & High Performance Protective Coatings. Hands on Experience in Pipe lining, Tank linings & Floor Coatings. Cellulosic as well as Hydrocarbon/Jet Fire Intumescent Passive Fire Proofing Expert. NACE – Coatings & Lining Technical Committee member since 2010.


Dr. Rani P. George
Member


Dr. Rani P. George is Head, Surface Modification and Characterization section in Corrosion Science and Technology Division of indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India. She obtained her Ph.D. in the field of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion and biofouling in 1996. She is associated with nine young scientists and involved in the development of corrosion and biofouling control techniques for structural, steam generator and condenser materials of fast breeder reactors.  
 
She has around 90 papers published in international journals and around 40 conference proceedings. She is fellow of Indian Institute of Metals and life member of several professional associations like ECSI, SAEST, ASCI, EFA and IWSA and for past 7 years member of NACE International. She is serving as Treasurer for NIGIS SZ since 2013.  
 
Dr. Rani has been well recognized nationally and internationally for her contributions to the field of corrosion. She received Shri. S.K. Seshadri Memorial MASCOT National Award 2015 from ECSI, Bengaluru; Corrosion Awareness Award 2016 for Meritorious Contribution in research and education in Corrosion Science and Technology from NACE International Gateway India section and in 2018 elected as NACE Fellow by NACE International USA.


Sandeep H. Vyas
Member


Sandeep H. Vyas, Sr. General Manager (Head CP Systems & QMS for EPC Pipelines) Reliance Industries Limited  
 
Having experience of more than 23 years in field related to Corrosion, Cathodic Protection, Coating, Integrity, Project Management, Multi Product Pipeline Operations etc. Worked for more than 65 different projects with different levels of responsibilities including Plant CP, City gas and cross country pipelines. Qualified as B.E. Electrical, NACE CP– II, Diploma in Management and Lead Auditor Qualification ISO 9001-2008. Technical and Committee Membership with BIS (MTD 24), OISD std. committee, NACE, ASME and Society for Failure Analysis (SFA).  
 
Published 16 technical papers in different national and International conferences. Awarded with “Excellence in Corrosion Science and Technology award” by NACE India Section-2010. International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) 2015 – Sponsored by U.S. Embassy and managed by United States Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Excellence Award for Technical & organizing committee for ASME IOGPC conference.


Dr. Deepashri D. Nage
Member


She has experience of 14+ years in L&T. Currently, she is DGM in Product and Technology Development Centre of Defence IC, L&T. Her expertise lies in Materials Verification/Selection, Corrosion control by various methods-surface treatment, materials selection/evaluation, CP, inhibition etc. Failure analysis, troubleshooting, restoration /salvaging materials, material characterization etc. 
 
She has a strong academic background with Doctorate in Corrosion Science and Engineering from IIT, Bombay and M.E. and B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering from M.S. University of Baroda. She also has one year Post doctoral experience from University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 
 
To her credit, she is conferred Corrosion Awareness Award - Distinction in Corrosion Science & Technology - Industry Sector 2012 by NACE India Section. She has handled 50+ failure analysis for Root cause. She has Presented 60 papers in technical forums, published 15 articles in journals, examiner for 4 no.’s M.Tech thesis, 6 best paper awards, 6 internal recognition in LTHE, presented 24 guest/invited lectures. She has several Certifications-Cathodic Protection Level I, Thermal Spray Coating Inspector Level I, ASNT Level II in DPT, MPT, RFI and UT. She was applicant and recipient of Excellent Laboratory Award in India, 2015 from NACE India Section (NIGIS). She has supported around 25+live projects and 50+proposals for Oil and Gas sector from materials and corrosion perspective while in LTHE.


Dr. Supratik Roychowdhury
Member


Dr. Supratik Roychowdhury is working as scientific officer in Materials Processing & Corrosion Engineering Division, BARC since 1998. He completed B.E. (Metallurgical Engg.) from REC, Rourkela (presently NIT, Rourkela), M.Tech. (Materials Science) and PhD (Corrosion Science & Engineering) from IIT Bombay. He was awarded the Marie Curie research grant (COFUND scheme) for pursuing post-doctoral research in Paul Scherrer institute (PSI), Switzerland (2013-2015).  
 
His primary research interest is corrosion/SCC of nuclear structural materials in simulated nuclear reactor water chemistry (SCC initiation and growth), hydrogen embrittlement, flow-accelerated corrosion, providing metallurgical support (failure analysis, material selection) and delivering lectures on corrosion related topics. In recognition to his work he has received the “Best M.Tech thesis award” and “Excellence in corrosion science and technology” from NACE International India Section, Best PhD thesis award from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, DAE individual and group awards and has number of publications in peer reviewed journals.


Dr. C. Kannan
Member


Dr. Kannan Chandrasekaran is currently heading the Applied Metallurgy &Pipeline Research laboratories at Indian Oil Corporation Limited, R & D Center, Faridabad, India as Deputy General Manager. Dr. Kannan specializes in Material selection for Corrosion prevention, Failure analysis, Condition monitoring &Advanced Non Destructive Test techniques, Fitness for purpose evaluation and Life extension of refinery components.  
 
He has over twenty six years of experience in working with the materials related issues of refining industry. He graduated in Metallurgical Engg. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and obtained his masters degree in Industrial Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a Doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Dr. Kannan has More than thirty five technical publications in Journals &conferences of repute. He has authored more than hundred technical / project reports. He has been conferred with the Petrofed Innovator of the year – Team Award for 2015.


Dr. Ajay Popat
Member


Dr. Ajay Popat is currently President, Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. and responsible for Technology, Heavy Industry & Environment Business, Corporate Marketing, Corporate Diversification and Communication. 
 
Mr. Ajay Popat pursued his engineering degree in Plastics Technology from the Plastic & Rubber Institute, UK and Masters in Business Administration specializing in Marketing & Strategy with honors from NMIMS Institute. He has also been conferred with a Fellowship by Indian Plastics Institute in 2007. 
 
He has more than 40 years of experience in Strategy, Business & Organisation Development with leading organizations like Resins & Plastics Ltd. (then a subsidiary of Asian Paints Ltd.), Pidilite Industries Ltd. and Ion Exchange. He had an extremely successful career track record with Pidilite industries from 1983 to 1994 where he grew from the position of Sales Representative to All-India Sales Manager with successive promotions and career progression every year.


Dr. Buddhadeb Duari
Director of Lalita Infraprojects


Dr.Buddhadeb Duari is Director of Lalita Infraprojects Pvt Ltd who are major Manufacturer and Applicator of corrosion resistant organic coatings and linings. 
 
Dr.Buddhadeb Duari has done B. Tech (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T Kharagpur,MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute for Management Studies (JBIMS) and Ph.D (Engg) in Metallurgy & Material Engineering from Jadavpur University. He is a NACE Corrosion Specialist, a NACE Protective Coating Specialist from NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), Houston, USA and SSPC Protective Coating Specialist from SSPC (Society for Protective Coating), Pitsburgh , USA. He is a member of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) for CHD 20 (Chemical & Paint Division),CHD 21 (Raw Material for Paints),MTD 24 (Metallurgical Technical Division - Corrosion Protection Group) and MTD 19 (Pipes and Tubes). He has more than 30 years experience on corrosion, coating and Cathodic Protection of Metals, Structure and Concrete. He has published more than forty (40) Technical Papers in reputed journals out of which nine (9) are international ones like MP Materials Performance, JPCL, Coating & Maintenance. Dr. Buddhadeb Duari is also guiding students for doing their Ph.D in Jadavpur University as well as IIT - Guwahati.


Dr. D. Parvatalu
Member


Dr. Parvatalu is a Ph.D in Electroanalytical chemistry from Mumbai University.  
 
Dr. D. Parvatalu is working as a Domain Expert in ONGC Energy Centre. Earlier he worked as a Project Manager- Hydrogen project team before superannuating from ONGC in 2016. Dr. Parvatalu has 25 years of experience in various quality control activities in upstream Oil/Gas production operations of ONGC in onshore and offshore Oil fields and Regional labs and has rich experience in chemical control for oil flow improvement, corrosion / scale prevention, water treatment systems, standard test methods, specifications development etc. 
 
Dr. Parvatalu led the NACE –TG 528 international team recently to develop NACE international standard test method NACE-Id 182 for screening Oil filed Corrosion inhibitors. He has authored / co-authored about 115 publications / presentations in various international/ national conferences/journals and 3 international and 9 Indian patents.


Dr. S. Parida
Member


Dr. S. Parida, is an associate professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering science from the University of Saarland, Germany.  
 
He worked at Institute for Nanotechnology, KIT, Germany on alloy corrosion. He has over three years of postdoctoral experience in Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada. He was a DAAD fellow at IFW Dresden, Germany. His research interest includes functional coatings, corrosion sensor and implementation of nanomaterials in corrosion research. He teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses on corrosion science and electrochemistry.


Dr. R. Venkatesan
Member


Dr. R. Venkatesan, is a Scientist G and Programme Director at the National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, Chennai. He was a President of NIGIS South Zone from 2019-2020. He is Fellow of NACE and is the receipt of NIGIS Meritorious Award and NACE India Best PhD Award. He received 20 Awards including UN bodies UNESCO IOC & WMO Outstanding Service Certificate, MoES award, MTS Lockheed Martin award to mention a few. He has unique experience of studying corrosion of materials in deep sea up to 5000 meters depth and specialized in field oriented practical studies on marine corrosion and coatings. He has experience on ocean technology projects such as Desalination, Ocean Observation System and design of instruments for long term ocean data collection, and many other related projects. He specialized in field activities and had sailed on board Ships for 2500 days and visited Arctic to install observatory and tested materials coupons. He has also executed societal benefit projects such as Design and development of Fish Aggregation Devices for Fishermen for which his expertise on selection of materials and coating helped to erect these units.


Prof N. Rajendran
Member


Prof Rajendran obtained his Ph.D from the department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai in 1996 and joined as a faculty in the department of Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai in 1998. He did his Post doctoral research at Corrosion Resistant Design Group, Steel Research Centre, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan and he has been a guest faculty at NIMS, Japan.  
 
Prof. Rajendran has guided more than 26 Ph.D scholars besides more than 15 master students. He has published more than 150 papers in the International journal and more than 160 conference proceedings. He has received more than 40 best paper awards. Dr. Rajendran‘s contributions in the field of corrosion science and technology, he has been recognized by many awards which include “The Excellence in Corrosion Science & Technology for the year 2009” from NIGIS, MASCOT National Award-2014 from Electrochemical Society India at IISc, Bengaluru, the Meritorious Contribution Award - 2014 from NCCI, at CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi, Active Researcher award-2013 from Anna University, Tamil Nadu Scientist(TANSA) award -2014 from Government of Tamil Nadu, Mid Career Award -2017 from UGC, New Delhi, Tushar Jhaveri award-2017 from East Asia Pacific Area-NACE International and Meritorious contribution award-2017 from NIGIS, Mumbai.  
 
Most significantly, he was elected Fellow to the Indian National Academy, Chennai (FASC) Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK(FRSC) and Fellow of NACE International, USA (FNACE).


S. Ravichandran
Member


S. Ravichandran is currently Senior Manager -Berger Paints India Limited, Kolkata. He did BSc, PGDBA, MBA. He is NACE CIP Peer Review Level 3, SSPC Certified Protective Coating Inspector Level 3, SSPC Approved Training/ Certification Lead Instructor, Paints and Coatings Skill Council- Training the Trainer- SSC: T-85. He received Life Time Achievement Award from Society of Surface Protective Coatings India- 2019.  
 
An innovator and participant of the Spray Painting Simulator and Painter Skill Assessment tool that was launched in the recent CORCON 2017. One of his well appreciated works that was published is “DO’s and DONT’s in Paints”, published as a handbook for Industries by CII. Close to three decades of experience in high performance protective coatings.


Lt Col Atul K Joshi
Member


Lt Col Atul K Joshi has completed his B.Tech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from NIT Hamirpur in 1997. After his MBA, he did Project Management course from National University of Singapore and presently he is pursing Doctorate in Competitive Intelligence.  
 
With around two year of working in Automobile Industry DCM and Denso, he joined IndianOil Corporation Limited in the year 1999. In initial phase with IOCL, he worked in execution of cross-country Pipelines for about seven years. In next phase he worked in Operations & Maintenance set up for about three years, followed by four years exposure to Purchase Project materials for of Oil & Gas sector. For past seven years he is working in Project Design Department and presently he is working as Deputy General Manager Projects-Electrical. Col Joshi, has represented IOCL in many international and national conferences and presented his research papers in the field of Cross Country Pipelines construction and Cathodic Protection. He has been to Latin America, Europe and far east Asia for technological support and inspections of critical equipment.


Neeraj Kumar
Member


Niraj Kumar Is an M. Tech in Metallurgical & material Science from IIT, Bombay. After graduating from 44th batch of prestigious BARC training school in 2001, Joined Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as scientific officer & has experience of more than 18 years in the field of Metals & Non-metals, Failure Analysis, Non-Destructive Examination & In-service inspection. He has to his credit several papers in Nationals & Internationals journals. He has been awarded Group Achievement Award from DAE two times.


Prabhakara Rao K
Member


Mr. Prabhakara Rao K has received his Bachelor of Engineering (1988-92) – Andhra University. He is 
NACE Corrosion Specialist, NACE CP Technologist (Level 3), NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist (Level 3) , ISO 9001: 2008: QMS Lead Auditor (DNV - UAE) and PMP - UAE : Project Management Professional Training. 
 
He has over 27 Years’ experience in India, UK, KSA, Oman, Kuwait & UAE core areas of Corrosion Engineering, Material Selection, Cathodic Protection, Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA) and external corrosion direct assessments(ECDA) for Oil and Gas process equipment, pipelines and plant facilities.  Material selection and corrosion rate calculation of hydrocarbon pipe line and process plant, Preparing Material Selection Diagram (MSD) and Material Selection Report (MSR) and Ensure that material selection and corrosion mitigation strategies will enable to maintain technical integrity during the life cycle of oil and gas facilities.  
  
Responsible for corrosion integrity management and performance evaluation of Pipelines & onshore plants corrosion assessment, monitoring and maintenance. Design review of different Pipelines and Plant Inspection & Corrosion Management, Corrosion Inhibitor treatment programs, chemicals selection including lab analysis and field trials, follow up chemical injection.


Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Member


Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Motilal Neharu Regional Engineering College (Now MNNIT) Allahabad, India. He received his M.S. & Ph. D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. For the past about 9 years he is serving as a faculty in the Department Of Civil Engineering At IIT Madras, Chennai, India. He runs Strong research group at IIT Madras with a focus on corrosion in concrete structures & has coauthored more than 70 publications. His areas of research interest include the Corrosion Mechanisms, Corrosion Control (Cathodic Protection), Steel-Concrete Bond Behavior, Service Life Estimation, Repairs of Conventional & Presstressed Concrete Structures. He is also very active in the Professional Organizations such as NACE International India Section (NIIS), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), and the International Union of Laboratories & Experts in Construction, Materials, and Systems & Structures (RILEM).


Vijay Aggarwal
Member


Vijay Aggarwal is currently Pyramid Technical Services Pvt. Ltd and responsible for looking after planning, procurement, management of Internal Corrosion Monitoring Projects with ONGC, HPCL, BPCL, IOCL and GAIL (India) Ltd and Providing recommendations on mitigation of Internal Corrosion to ONGC, GAIL, HPCL. He is NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist. He has completed his MBA from Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, USA and Bachelor of Engineering, University of Delhi, New Delhi.  
 
As Project Manager in Supreme Global Services Pvt. Ltd he did Planning, coordination works with clients like ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL, IOCL etc. on various pipeline related projects such as Intelligent Pigging, Corrosion Monitoring and Cathodic Protection. Responsibilities include site visits, procurement, manpower coordination and technical support. Planning and Project management for Integrity Assessment Projects using MTM technology. He attended several national and International conferences.


Urvesh Vala
Member


Mr. Urvesh Vala is currently Group Lead - Material Engineering & Technology, Dy. General Manager - Plant Integrity Engineering, L&T Chiyoda Limited, Vadodara. His Area of Specialization is Corrosion and Cathodic Protection, Coating and Painting, Material Selection and Failure Analysis Investigation, Asset Integrity and Risk base inspection, Quality, Welding and NDE, Inspection and Expediting, Lead Auditor for QMS, EMS, OH&S and Lean & Six Sigma, Cryogenic equipment’s, Nuclear and Aerospace. 
 
He is pursuing PhD in Metallurgy Engg., Gujarat Technical University, Gandhinagar. He received his Master of Metallurgy Engg., M.S. University of Baroda and Bachelor of Metallurgy Engg., M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.  
 
He is certified Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt - ASCB (E) Ltd., Corrosion Control in Refining Industries -NACE International, NDE Level II in Ultrasonic Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in Radiography Testing, - ASNT, NDE Level II in Liquid Penetration Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in Magnetic Particle Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in Helium leak Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in RTFI-EN ISO.