About the Director

Prof. Y. K. Agrawal, M. Sc.-Ph. D., D.Sc. (USA) in Pharmaceutical Science, D.Sc. (India), F.R.S.C. (UK), C.Chem. (UK), F.I.C., F.S. (Switz), F.A.Sc. (USA), F.G.S.A., is the Director for the Institute of Research & Development - Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.

Formerly he has worked as the Director - Nirma Institute of Science & Technology – Nirma University – Ahmedabad; Director - School of Sciences - Gujarat University – Ahmedabad; and Professor and Head - Pharmacy Department - Faculty of Technology & Engineering - M. S. University - Baroda.

Prior to this he has served at different prestigious institutions of the country: like: NCL - Pune, IIT - Bombay, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre - Trombay, IISc – Bangalore; Etc., in various capacities. Prof. Agrawal has visited and experienced various International Universities at USA; UK; Australia; Spain; Israel and Germany. He is the Fellow and Member of several Chemical Societies of India and Overseas. Prof. Y. K. Agrawal has more than 45 years of teaching and research experience and has published more than 500 research papers, in National & International Journals of repute. He has 5 patents, guided 117 Ph. D. students (in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Engineering and Bio-sciences) and also 30 M.Pharm.; 5 M.Phil and 5 M.E. students, during the course of his career.

He is the first to receive a grant for Excellence in Nanotechnology, by Gujcost in the year 2004. He is also the Recipient of “Russian Science Academy Award - 1985”, Hari Om Ashram Award - 1989, Hari Om Ashram Award - 1991, Royal Society of Chemistry - Research Award in 1997 & 1998 (on Supramolecules in Nanotechnology), H. K. Sen Memorial Award in Pharmaceutical Science - 1998, Dr. A. K. Ganguli Oration Award - 2000 in Environmental Science, P. K. Bose memorial Award - 2001, IDMA Eminent Pharmaceutical Analyst Award - 2003, CSIR Bronze Medal for research contribution in Chemistry - 2004, Dr. V.T. Athwale Award - 2005 and IIT - New Delhi 'SPARCS Award' for outstanding work in “Application on Research in Chemical Systems for Nano particles – 2006”.

He is a member of International Advisory Board of Fullerene Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructure (USA) and also Author of Fullerene Derivatives and their Analytical Applications, being published by Kluwer (USA). He is a Member of the Editorial Board; mainly Inorganic Chemistry (Bentham), Mini Res.Rev.(Bentham) for the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Indian Drugs; Indian Journal of Chemistry; Journal of Chemical Research; etc.

Prof. Agrawal has been the organizer for the National Seminar on Supramolecules, Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine since 2001 till date. Recently he has started MS programme in Forensic Nanotechnology. He is a Member of the Atomic Energy, UGC, DST, CSIR, DSIR etc. and Indian Representative of Asian Analytical Society, Japan.