The 2013 Arthur F. Taggart Award
Awarded To: Pradip
Pradip, is currently the Vice President (Technology) at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd. He is the Chief Scientist and the Head of Process Engineering Innovation Lab at Tata Research Development & Design Centre (TRDDC), Pune - a Division of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Pradip received his B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur in 1975 and M.S. & Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 1977 and 1981 respectively.
His main areas of research include particle science & technology, mineral processing, nanotechnology, design and development of performance chemicals based on molecular modeling, applied surface and colloid chemistry, mathematical modeling & simulation of particulate processing systems, colloidal processing of advanced ceramics, waste recycling and cement chemistry.
With more than 180 publications and sixteen patents to his credit, Pradip is the recipient of several honors including VASVIK Award for outstanding contributions to industrial research, Kuczynski Prize of International Institute of Science of Sintering, National Metallurgist Award and Hindustan Zinc Gold Medal of Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal, Mineral Beneficiation Award of Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME). He is also the past President of IIME and a member of the National Executive of IIM.
Pradip is elected fellow of several academies and professional societies - Foreign Associate of National Academy of Engineering, USA and Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Fellow, Indian Institute of Metals (FIIM) and Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), UK.
Pradip is member of the editorial board of several journals including International Journal of Mineral Processing and KONA, Japan. He has edited several special issues of international journals on topics of contemporary research interest, the most recent one on Advances in Particle Technology, a special issue of Advances in Powder Technology, published by Elsevier in December 2010.
Pradip has organized several international conferences on topics related to mineral processing and particle science and technology. He was the President of the XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC), the most prestigious international mega-event in the field, hosted by India for the very first time, held in New Delhi in September 24-28, 2012.
Presenter (on left) is Corby G. Anderson, 2013 MPD Chair
The Arthur F. Taggart Award, established in 1970, is made for the paper or series of closely related papers with at least one common author, which in the opinion of the Committee represents a notable contribution to the science of minerals processing.