Petro Tel Distinguished Lecture Series in Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur has been endowed by the generous donation from Dr. Anil K. Chopra (BT/CHE/1976). He earned his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, USA. He currently serves as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of PetroTel Energy. Dr. Chopra has over thirty years of work experience that includes holding key leadership and technology positions with industry majors BP. He has been instrumental in driving and designing major oil and gas projects that include oil and gas developments in the Middle-East, India, Indonesia, China, Venezuela, and the North Slope of Alaska. Mr. Chopra is the Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a Distinguished SPE Lecture, recipient of ARCO's Highest Technical Achievement Award, and a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of IIT Kanpur.