About the Author
Thirumalachari Ramasami is a former Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology. He is a renowned scientist in India. He has made several important contributions in chemistry of chromium and leather science and technology. He has served as Secretary to the Government of India (2006-2014), and contributed significantly to the development of National Science, Technology and Innovation policy. He is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Chemical Sciences (1993), National Civilian honours Padmasri (2001), and Padmabhushan (2014). He is the Nayudamma-Abdul Wahid Chair Professor at CLRI, Chennai.