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Dr. S. N. Chakravarty (born 1940) (M.Sc. & D.Phil., FPRI.(UK), FIRI, FICS, FIIChE , FIC-India ) of KPS Consultants & Impex Pvt. Ltd. , Delhi is a leading Consultant in rubber & allied field and functioning as retainer Consultant to many well-known rubber industry in India & abroad.

Dr. Chakravarty has 50 years experience in rubber industry - both India & abroad. After working with German rubber industry & Bayer AG, Germany for many years he returned to India as Technical Manager of Bayer (India) Ltd. and then of Modi Rubber Ltd. (leading-most Tyre manufacturing company with German collaboration). Subsequently he started his own Consultancy Organisation in Rubber and related field.

He is the past Chairman of IRI and Rubber Committee (PCD 14) of BIS, Fellow of PRI (UK) , IRI , ICS , IIChE , Inst. of Chemist and Member of Rubber Division , ACS (USA).

Dr. Chakravarty has been Hon. Professor of IIT, Delhi and Kharagpur, visiting Faculty to different Universities & Institutes. He represented India in Rubber Committee (TC 45) of ISO for about 10 years & was a member of IRCO, UK Committee. He was the Convenor of first IRCO Conference, Rubber Con '93 held at Delhi in 1993 and member of ITTAC for many years.

Dr. Chakravarty was the first President of Asian Rubber Forum to which all Asian countries like Japan, Korea, China, India , Malaysia , Sri Lanka , Nepal etc. are members.

Dr. Chakravarty has been selected to receive one of its most internationally prominent honors, the GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA by American Biographical Institute, a highly esteemed, world leader in the research of outstanding individuals around the globe in 2012. Dr. Chakravarty was conferred “Life Time Achievement Award" by the IIChE, in October 2011 and by “Tyre Times” TRiLA Awards 2015 at Chennai SingEx Expo. (organized by Singapore) on 8th July 2015. Dr. Chakravarty is the President of the "Elastomer Technology Development Society ".

He delivered C. K. Murthy Memorial Lecture at Chemcon 2014 (IIChE) at Chandigarh on 27th, Dec. 2014.

Dr. Chakravarty has 115 Publications in National & International journals of repute and published books on “Introduction to Tyre Technology” and “Rubber Technology and Manufacture of Rubber Products” “Rubber Research in India – Two Decades” among others. He has travelled widely over the world and has command over different languages. His work in the area of Structural characterization of vulcanizates, Peptisation , Sulfenamide acceleration system , Antidegradants protection system, Silane coupling agent curing system , Adhesion strength measurement method between different green or partially cured compounds , Chromatography, studies on Insoluble Sulfur , Rubber Technology Education in India etc. are well recognised.