Ramesh L. Gardas
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
|Ramesh Gardas was born and brought up in Surat, Gujarat, India. He completed B.Sc. (Chemistry) with First Class from P.T. Sarvajanik College of Science, Surat in 1998 and M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry) with First Class from Department of Chemistry, South Gujarat University, Surat in 2000. He has been awarded the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2004 by the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India, for his work on thermodynamic studies of non-electrolyte binary and ternary liquid mixtures under the supervision of Prof. S.L. Oswal. Then, he joined the research group of Prof. Abel Ferreira and Prof. Isabel Fonseca at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, for his first post-doc research on PVT data of pure and binary liquid mixtures. Later, in 2006, he joined University of Aveiro, Portugal, to work with Prof. João Coutinho and Prof. Isabel Marrucho. His second post-doc focused on water solubility, octanol-water partition coefficients, and thermophysical properties prediction of ionic liquids. Then, in May 2008, he moved to Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, and joined the QUILL Research Team to work with Prof. Chris Hardacre and Prof. David Rooney for his third post-doc on confidential project sponsored by Petronas, Malaysia. Research experience from Aveiro and QUILL improved his knowledge of ionic liquids and more precisely their physico-chemical properties and applications.
He joined the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, in August 2010, as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry and promoted to Associate Professor in July 2015. He has more than 18-years of research and 8-years teaching experience. He is a co-author of 4 patents, 2 book chapters and 143 research papers with ca. 3900 citations with h-index = 30 (SCOPUS).