Rajiv Shekhar

PhD (University of California, Berkeley)

Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering


Application of transport phenomena and electrochemistry for process/reactor design in extractive metallurgy, materials processing, pollution control, and solar thermal power.

Research Highlights



  • PhD (Metallurgical Engg.): University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • M.S. (Metallurgical Engg.): University of California, Berkeley, 1985
  • B.Tech. (Metallurgical Engg.): Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1982



  • 24 years of teaching and research experience at IIT Kanpur with focus on industrial applications.

  • Well-rounded, go-getter academic with experience ranging from institution building, engineering R&D, project management, policy, and administration.

  • Multi-disciplinary expertise: metals extraction, manufacturing, environmental remediation, engineering economics, solar thermal energy, electric power system optimization and policy.

  • Good understanding of process for scaling technology from laboratory to industry.

  • Good contacts in industry, R&D organizations, and multi-lateral institutions.


Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

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