BM Das Memorial Lectures

The B.M. DAS Memorial Lectures were held annually during the Leather Research Industry Get-together (LERIG) to honour the memory of the first Director of CLRI, Rai Bahadur Prof. Biraj Mohan Das upto 2018. Since 2019 onwards the BM Das Memorial Lectures are held on 24th April on the occasion of CSIR-CLRI foundation day.

2020

Dr. S. P. THYAGARAJAN

Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research), Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai

Science and Technology Challenges in COVID-19

2019

Dr. SHEKHAR C. MANDE

Secretary DSIR & Director General, CSIR
2018

Dr. SATISH R WATE

Chairman, CSIR - Recruitment & Assessment Board and Former Director, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur & CSIR-CLRI

Challenges in Water Resource Management

2016

Shri. C. NARASIMHAN

Adviser, Sundaram Clayton Ltd.

Positioning Indian Leather Industries in Global Landscape

2015

Dr. DIETRICH TEGTMEYER

Vice President, Application and Product Development for LANXESS Leather, Germany

Sustainability - Necessary Paradigm Changes

2014

Shri. M. RAFEEQUE AHMED

President, Federation of Indian Export Organizations(FIEO) & AISHTMA

India's External Trade and Future: Prospects of Indian Leather Industry

2013

Dr. T. RAMASAMI

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology(DST), New Delhi

Horizon of Leather: in tribute to Dr.B M Das

2012

Dr. DIETRICH KEBSCHULL

Chairman, IGEP Foundation

Emerging Challenges for the Indian Leather Industry: a Global Perspective

2011

Dr. SAMIR DAS GUPTA

Former Assistant Director(Chem), Indian Standards Institute, New Delhi

Modern Innovative Developments in Leather Tanning

2010

Dr. ING. HEINZ-PETER GERMANN

Director, LGR Reutlingen, Germany

Sustainable Leather Manufacture : Realistic objective or wishful thinking?

2009

Prof. M. R. S. RAO

President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Trends and Challenges in Medical Genomics

2008

Dr. DENNIS C SHELLY

Director, Texas Tech University Leather Research Institute

The US Leather Industry - 2007 Strategic Partnerships Promise Sustainability

2007

Dr. TILMAN TAEGER

Director, BASF, Germany

Considerations on Sustainable Leather Manufacturing

2006

Dr. DARLIE O KOSHY

Executive Director, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Leather in the Creative Economy

2005

Dr. CAMPBELL T PAGE

TFL Leather Technology LTD, Switzerland

Regulations, Specifications, Eco-labels, Quality, Restricted substances... What is realistic for the leather industry?

2004

Dr. K. V. RAGHAVAN

Former Director IICT
2003

Dr. KARSTEN SCHUTT

Deichmann Group, Germany

Market Intelligence, a prerequisite to developing countries.

2002

Shri. WOLFRAM FROEB

Transmix Process Engineering, Germany

Turbo tanning technique.

2000

Dr. A. D. COVINGTON

Nene College of Higher Education, UK
1999

Shri. KEN ALEXANDER

BLC Leather Technology Centre, UK

Products, process, people & profit

Proceedings of the IULTCS, 1999

1998

Dr. R. A. MASHELKAR

Director General, CSIR

Indian Innovation movement - the challenges of the next millennium.

1997

Dr. P. KHANNA

Director, NEERI, Nagpur

Environmental impact assessment of industries based on socio-economic criteria

1996

Shri. V. BALARAMAN

President, Indian Shoe Federation

Can management inputs really augment the potential of the leather industry

1995

Dr. RON E WHITTAKERRON E WHITTAKER

Director, SATRA, UK

Increasing quality and eco-friendly standards for footwear

1994

Shri. MARIO LUIZ LEUCK

President, IULTCS, Brazil

Applied biotechnology for vegetable and mineral tanning

1993

Shri. FERENC SCHMEL

Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO, Austria

UNIDO experience in implementing technical assistance projects in developing countries

1992

Dr. M. ANANDAKRISHNAN

Vice-Chancellor, Anna University

Upgrading the traditional technology - Problems and prospects

1991

Dr. HAB PARPIA

Retd. Director, CFTRI, Mysore

Integrated development of meat and leather Industries

1990

Shri. HELMUT WILL

BASF, Germany

State-of-the Art on finishing chemicals with regard to their environmental impact

1989

Dr. Z. KOTASEK

Bata India Ltd.

Priorities and trends in Indian tanning and leather product industries

JILTA 37, 1989, JAN, 14-22.

1988

Dr. DAVID G BAILEY

ERRL, USDA, Philadelphia, USA

Disposal of tannery wastes.

TGT (23), 1988, BMD 1-6.

1987

KARL STAMM

Dr. Rohm GmbH, Chemische Fabrik, Germany

Future aspects of ecologically sound processing of raw hides in the beamhouse.

TGT (22), 1987.

1986

Dr. S. RAMACHANDRAN

Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Relevance of Biotechnology to leather processing

1985

Dr. G. LAKSHMINARAYANA

Deputy Director, Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad (Currently IICT, Hyderabad)

Perspectives in oils and fats

1984

Dr. H. WACHSMAN

Vice-Director, Leather, Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Switzerland

Modern developments in retanning and dyeing of goat and sheep skins

Leather Science 31, 1984, 31.

1983

Dr. K. V. S. MURTHY

Adviser, V & S I and I & M, Planning Commission, Govt. of India

Development perspectives and Indian leather Industry

1982

Prof. N. S. RAMASWAMY

Director, IIM, Bangalore

Management of Animal Energy

1981

Shri. Z. KOTASEK

Bata India Ltd.

Present and future challenges of Indian tanning Industries

Leather Science 28, 1981, 106.

1980

Shri. C. K. DURAIVELAN

C Kalyanam & Co.

Indian Leather Industry - 28 years hence.

JILTA 28, 1980, March, 3-7.

1979

Dr. OSMAN GANI

Managing Director, Savera & Co. Ltd., Calcutta

A Dream come true or is it gradually vanishing

Leather Science 26, 1979, 144.

1978

Dr. FRANZ FRIEDRICH MILLER

Director, BASF Leather Dept., Germany

Rationalisation and environmental problems of beamhouse operations as challenges to the leather industry.

Leather Science 25, 1978, 135.

1977

Shri. S. L. ATAL

Chairman and Managing Director, Bharath Leather Corporation

Problems of Indian Leather Industry.

1976

Dr. A. HAFEEZUR RAHMAN

Chairman, Leather Export Promotion Council, Madras

The Burning Problem

Leather Science 23, 1976, 132.

1975

Dr. A. SEETHARAMIAH

Director General of Technical Development, Govt. of India

Progress of Leather Industry in the Country

1974

Dr. R. L. SYKES

Director, British Leather Manufacturer's Research Association, U.K.

Research in the Industry with Special Reference to Leather, Research, Management and International Collaboration

Evolution of proteins

Leather Science 21, 1974, 123.

1973

Shri. B. D. NAG CHAUDHURI

Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

Scientific Temper

1972

Prof. D. S. JACKSON

University of Manchester, UK

The scientist and his relationship with technology and industry

1971

Shri. SANJOY SEN

National Tannery Co. Ltd., Calcutta, India

Changing pattern of Indian Leather Exports

Leather Science 18, 1971, 19.

1970

Dr. A. NORDWIG

Max Planck Institut fur Eiweiss und Leder, Germany

Evolution of proteins

Leather Science 17, 1970, 169.

1969

Dr. JOHN BURCHILL

UN Expert, CLRI

Some reminiscences of the dyestuff and leather industries

Leather Science 16, 1969, 215.

1964

Prof. A. KUNTZEL

Technical Universitat, Darmstadt, Germany

Interaction of phenolic tannins with collagen

Leather Science 11, 1964, 69

1963

Dr. B. C. GUHA

Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Calcutta University

Protein Synthesis

Leather Science 10, 1963, Supplement to May Issue

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