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Dr. Parag M Solanki
Principal Scientist

Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad

Phone : 079 22823345
Fax: 079 22822052
E-mail: paragmsolani@rediffmail.com

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Marketing Management, 2008, under the guidance of Prof. A Kumar, Dean, HOD, Department of Management, School of Business Administration, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
Master of Business Administration (MBA in Marketing Management, 1999, B.K. School of Business Management, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, with Distinction.
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM) 1997, Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi.
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics & Communications, 1992. L D College of Engineering, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, with Distinction.

Mr. Solanki joined CSIR-CGCRI Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad on transfer from CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar on 18th October 2012

Research Interest
  • Mineral beneficiation, Beneficiation of Indian clays, Standardization of manufacturing processes of traditional ceramic products.

Professional Qualification:
  • Course on Oracle 8 and Developer 2000, 1998 from New Boston School for Computer Educations, Ahmedabad
  • Well versed with computers, operating systems, MS Office tools, Internet, Database Management etc.

Skills / Work Exposure
  • Research and Development - Electronic Instrument’s Design & Development - Smoke Density Meter, Personal Dust Monitor, Water Turbidity Meter, Stack Opacity Monitor , Automation of RO plant
  • R&D Project Management
  • Legal Agreements of Technology Licensing, Contract R&D Projects
  • Marketing Technical Services and Concept Selling.
  • Information Management
  • Market Supportive Research in coordination with various Operating Groups - Emphasis on Need Assessment, Awareness of Potential Clients, Customer Complaints
  • Exploratory and Academic Market Research / Survey
  • Counseling Entrepreneurs Liaison - Industries and Government Agencies

Professional Memberships:
  • Associate Member of Institution of Engineers India, Kolkata.
  • Fellow Member of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi

Important Training / programs attended
  • Leadership Development Program (Total Four Modules) Conducted by GROMAN Consulting, South Africa, at CSIR-HRDC, Ghaziabad
  • DST - Technology Commercialization Programme for Senior Scientists at ASCI, Hyderabad
  • Training program on service tax related aspects of research laboratories at HRDC, Ghaziabad
  • Training programme on "Technology Licensing" at CSIR-HRDC, Ghaziabad,
  • National workshop on "Competitive Advantage through Design" at NID, Ahmedabad

Professional Experience
  • Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (Since - June 2009)
  • Scientist - EI, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364 002. (June 2003 to June 2009)
    Job Responsibilities: Business Development, Technology Transfer, Market Research, Liaison, MoUs for contract R&D Projects, Information Bank consisting of computerized data base, Service tax compliance, Automation of RO plants of CSIR-CSMCRI, Information compilation and Dissemination to potential clients, Co-ordinate Testing & Analysis services to outside clients, Customer Satisfaction Evaluation, contribute in internal committees for recruitment, assessment, business development, societal mission, science dissemination, canteen, farewell, local grievance, ISTAD, standing disposal committee etc
  • Scientist - C, CSIR-Polytechnology Transfer Centre (PTC), Amedabad (from Sept 1994 to Sept 2002)
    Job Responsibilities: Business Development, Technology Transfer, Market Research, Liaison, Computerized information Bank, CSIR technologies promotional activities, Linkages with --- Industrial Promotional Agencies, Government Agencies, Educational Institutions, Industrial Associations etc
  • Scientist - B, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), Chandigarh (from June 1993 to Sept 1994)
    Job Responsibilities: Research & Development on environment monitoring electronic instruments such as Personal Dust Monitor, Water Turbidity Meter, Stack Opacity Meter and Automobile Exhaust Monitor

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