Professor Shridhar R. Gadre received his Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
, Kanpur in 1978. After his
postdoctoral research with Professor Robert G. Parr and Robert L. Matcha, he
joined University of Pune as a lecturer and was promoted to Professorship in 1988.
He has authored over 200 publications mostly in high-impact journals, guided 18
Ph.D. students and completed over 10 research projects sponsored by government
agencies and industries. Professor Gadre is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of
Sciences, Bangalore and the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and a
recipient of the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award (1993) in Chemical
Sciences. After superannuting from Pune university, he joined Department of Chemistry
IIT, Kanpur in 2010.