Dr. S. Varadarajan

President from 1980 to 1982


Name: VARADARAJAN, Srinivasan
Elected 1972;
Council Service: 1974-88;
President: 1980-82; Vice-President: 1977-79
Date of birth: 31 March 1928, Bengaluru

Edn.: Univ. of Madras: BSc. Hons. 48, MA 48; Andhra Univ.: MSc. 49; Delhi Univ.: PhD. 52; Univ. of Cambridge: PhD. 56; Andhra Univ., IIT Madras, Guru Nanak Univ.: DSc. h c. Career: Delhi Univ., Dept. of Chem.: Res. Asst. 49-51, Lecturer 51-53; Cambridge Univ. Chemical Lab.: Overseas Scholar of the Royal Commission for 1851 Exhibition 53-56, Beit Memorial Fellow 57-58; MIT, USA: Vis. Lecturer 56-57; Hindustan Lever Ltd., Bombay: Head of Res. UK Office 58-59, Director and Head of Res., Bombay 60-74; IPCL, Baroda: Chairman and Managing Director 74-81; Engineers India Limited, Delhi: Chairman and Managing Director 75-78, 81-82; Petrofils Co-op Ltd., Baroda: Chairman 75-80; Bridge & Roof Co., Calcutta: Chair-man 81-83; Dept. of Sc. &Tech., Govt. of India, New Delhi: Secy. 82-84; CSIR, New Delhi: Director-General 84-86; Planning Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi: Chief Consultant 88-89; Indian Vaccines Corporation, New Delhi: Chairman 90. Fellow, Royal Soc. of Chem., INSA; President, Indian National Academy of Engg., Nutrition Soc. of India, Oil Technologists Assn. of India. Om Prakash Bhasin Award; Padma Bhushan 85. Sc. Work in organic and Biological Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Worked on natural products, on plant products, particularly flavonoids, rotenoids and benzopyrones of various types; an the structure of ribonucleic acids, on the synthesis of deoxy-nucleosides, problems of total b4losydthesis of nucleic acids and on the differences in nucleic acid metabolism in normal and malignant tissues. Worked on the iosynthesis of DNA using a bacteriophage system and was concerned with a wide variety of problems involving several disciplines in biology, chemistry and chemical engineering. Research interests include chemistry and toxicology of oils and fats, essential oils and perfumery materials, surface activi-ty and detergency, analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, biological aspects of food materials, infant nutrition, dairy chemistry, biochemistry and metabolism of skin, industrial microbiology and bacteriology relating to foods and enzymes, etc.


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