Prof. Chinnappan Baskar
M. Sc (IIT Madras);
PhD (National University of Singapore)

Director's Profile

Prof Chinnappan Baskar is the Director of Himalayiya University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India; Visiting Professor, Pattimura University, Ambon, Indonesia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Green Materials, Springer Nature; and Handbook of Solid Waste Management, Springer Nature, Germany London New York Singapore. He received PhD in Organic and Materials Chemistry from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; and M. Sc. Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He was the Former Director (Officiating) of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology Tehri, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand; Former Director, Research and Development Center, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India; Brain Korean 21 (BK21) Research Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology, Myongji University, South Korea. He worked as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India.

Dr Baskar research interests include Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Conducting Polymers, Green Chemistry and Engineering, Biomass Conversion; Biodegradable Polymers, Green Materials, Wearable Electronics and Sensors, Circular Economy, Sustainability and Solid Waste Management. He has published several research papers in reputed international journals with high impact factors and citations. He was invited to attend and deliver lectures in international and national conferences, seminars, workshops, and faculty development programs.

He was the Editor of Biomass Conversion: The Interface of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Materials Science (Springer-Verlag, 2012; this book is rated as one of the timely-demanded reference book and it was one of the top 25% most downloaded ebooks in the relevant Springer book collection in 2012); author of Engineering Chemistry text book (Wiley India, 2012); co-author of Stereochemistry text book (Narosa Publishing House, Indian Edition, 2014 and Alpha Science International Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014), and co-author of Systematic Nomenclature of Organic Compounds text book (IK International Publishers, Delhi, 2015; Dreamtech Press and Wiley India, 2019). He was the Editor-in-Chief, Analytical Chemistry Letters, a journal of Taylor & Francis Groups, United Kingdom.

“With the spirit of love, dedication, will power, creativity and hard work; everything is possible in the world.” – CHInNaPPaN BaSKAr