Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma
C.E.O. Ph.D. Natural Products (Medicinal Plants)
During his illustrative career spanning over 30 years, he has served as Research Scientist at Thapar centre for Industrial R&D Centre, Patiala, Punjab for about 13 years (April 1987 to May 2000). During this period, he was one of the first batch of scientist who has developed seven biotech processes to manufacture products like maltodextrins, plant growth promoters, bio-conversion of lingo cellulosic wastes in to soil conditioner, up gradation of corn gluten, bamboo preservation, bagasse preservation, sugar cane juice clarification to manufacture jaggary etc and successfully commercialized in various industries. With such success in establishing commercial production, Since June 2000, he is associated with Prathista in various capacities. During his association with Prathista, some of his salient contributions are establishment of viable linkages with various R&D labs and Academia in India and abroad. This has led to the successful absorption & commercialization of various biotech process like Gluconates, Bio-fertilizers & Bio-Control agents etc. He also developed & commercialized various lactates, Innovative Organic Inputs for Agriculture & Live stocks. These innovative Biotech & Certified Organic Inputs are being successfully used by farmers in India and various other Countries.
He has published (70 publications) his research findings in various reputed International & National Scientific Journals, published from various countries and contributed as co-author in six books. He has various academic honors to his credit, some of them are like : Member, New York Academy of Science, New York, USA, Advisor to the Governing Body of Editors of American Biographical Institute, USA, Editor in Editorial Board of International Journal “Poultry Guide”, Editor in Editorial Board of International Journal “ Pollution Research ”, Expert Reviewer of International Journal “ Resources, Conservation and Recycling ”, USA, Chairman, Board of Studies, Thapar University, Patiala, Visiting Professor – Biotechnology, Loyola Academy, Secunderabad, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agriculture University, Hyderabad etc. He has been also honored with International Achievers Award for Quality Excellence – 2008 by Indian Achievers Forum at Bangkok, Thailand, during September 2008, served as expert reviewer for Indian Journal of Biotechnology, CSIR, New Delhi, 2009, accepted invitation to serve as Expert Reviewer for scientific research publications in the field of Biotechnology by “ Critical Reviews in Biotechnology”, USA, 2010.
Presently, he is associated as Vice President with Prathista Industries Limited (www.prathista.com), Hyderabad and taking care of Scientific & Technological aspects of the Organization.