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Ashutosh Sharma of IITK appointed Secretary, Department of Science & Technology
New Delhi, December 18, 2014
Prof Ashutosh Sharma of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST).
An official press release said the appointment would be for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Prof Sharma is the Institute Chair Professor & C . V. Seshadri Chair Professor at the prestigious institute. He is also Coordinator, DST Unit on Nanoscience & Center for Environmental Science and Engineering at the institute.
Prof Sharma did his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Pensylvania State University. He completed his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987.