Dr. SSS Ramakumar

Dr. SSV Ramakumar

Dr. SSV Ramakumar is Director, R&D, on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., a Fortune 500 company. Dr. Ramakumar, has more than three decades of uninterrupted R&D experience in downstream hydrocarbons sector, notably in areas of lubricant technology; refinery process research and catalyst development

He is instrumental in development of India’s home-grown, OEM-approved marine lubricant technology, which catapulted Indian Oil’s SERVO lubes into select league of five MNCs. He spearheaded complete indigenization of IndianOil’s flagship INDMAX technology. Currently he is spearheading various alternative energy programmes including waste-energy, bio, solar and hydrogen etc. Dr. Ramakumar has over 150 research publications in national/international journals and more than 90 granted patents.

Besides serving on Board of IndianOil, Dr. Ramakumar is also on the boards of Lanzatech, USA, Oil Industry Development; Central Pollution Control, India; Society for Petroleum Laboratories & India Energy Forum and Research Advisory Board (RAB) of ICAT, under Scientific & Research Organisation (SIRO). He also presides over several national scientific societies, including International Council of Internal Combustion Engines, India Chapter; Indian Society of Fuels and Lubricants; National Lubrication Grease Institute, Indian Chapter; and Tribology Society of India. He also spearheads Start-Up initiatives of IndianOil.

Dr. Ramakumar who recently has been conferred with  Fellowship  of National Academy of Engineering has received many awards, including NPMP, FIPI, NRDC, AIIMA Innovation, Bangalore Nano, and WPC Excellence Award for product and process technologies he developed. He holds a doctorate in chemistry from IIT-Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee).