MO Garg was on 5 February 2015 appointed as the Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Prior to his present posting, he was Director in CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun.
Born on 17 September 1954, Garg did B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Nagpur University and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur. He completed his Ph.D. from University of Melbourne, Australia in the area of solvent extraction.
He began his career by working with the Engineers India Limited (EIL) in 1976 where he used his expertise to commercialize large number of technologies related to solvent extraction. Presently, Garg has 37 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry.
He has published over 213 papers and has 26 patents to his credit.
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
• The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) was constituted in 1942 and is registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860.
• The CSIR is a contemporary Research and Development organization having a pan-India presence with a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units.
• CSIR is ranked at 84 position among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions as per the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014.
Who: MO Garg
When: 5 February 2015