13 Facts About Jyeshtharaj Joshi


Jyeshtharaj Bhalchandra Joshi is an Indian chemical engineer, nuclear scientist, consultant and professor, widely known for his innovations in nuclear reactor designs and generally regarded as a respected teacher.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi is the DAE-Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, and is the recipient of Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences and many other awards and recognitions.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi received the third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2014 for his services to the field of chemical engineering and nuclear science.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi passed BE in chemical engineering in 1971 and ME in 1972 from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai after which he started his research, under the guidance of renowmed chemical engineer, Man Mohan Sharma.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi started his career, in 1972, as joining the faculty of the erstwhile University Department of Chemical Technology, now known as Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi was successful in upgrading the Institute to the status of a deemed university and increases fundraising for the Institute research by way of donations, research contracts and project consultancies.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi worked there for the most part of his career, in various positions and retired as its Director in 2009.


Apart from the academic positions, Jyeshtharaj Joshi has worked on the editorial or advisory board of many known and peer reviewed scientific journals.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi is credited with many innovative designs in the area of multiphase reactors.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi is reported to have successfully developed multiphase sparged and mechanically agitated reactors.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi published over 442 scientific papers he has published in peer reviewed journals, with over 10772 citations on Google Scholar.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi is widely respected as a mentor-teacher; he has successfully guided 91 doctoral and 60 masters students and has supervised 20 post doctoral students.


Jyeshtharaj Joshi has been honoured, both academically and socially, by several prominent institutions.