About NACS

The National Association for Chemical Security (NACS), India, was founded in 2021. The idea to form a National Association was first mooted in 2018 and it was realized in 2021 by registration of NACS.

The founder members are associated with Indo-US Workshops on Chemical Security of Dual-use Chemicals supported by PNNL and CSP, State Department of USA, in India since 2016. Workshops became regular (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022) and were hosted by CSIR Labs and Universities in India. Since the workshops have been an annual event, it was proposed to establish an Association at the National level in India, so that the propagation of awareness on Chemical Security in India can be undertaken effectively and interactions can be held both with the Academic and Industrial practitioners.

In addition, NACS proposed to develop a suitable CURRICULUM for graduate and undergraduate levels to bring awareness in the student community at the College/University levels and propagate the knowledge amongst future researchers, academicians, and entrepreneurs.

Founders & Executive Councils

Name Role Email Profile
Prof. V.K. Jain
Former Professor, Gujarat University
President drvkjainster@gmail.com Profile
Prof. S.K. Mehta
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ladakh
Vice-President vcladakhuniversity@gmail.com Profile
Dr. K. Ravindranath
Retired Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT
Vice-President kajjamravi@gmail.com Profile
Dr. G.V.M. Sharma
Retired Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT
General Secretary sharmagvm@gmail.com Profile
Dr. S. Prabhakar
Chief Scientist, CSIR-IICT
Joint Secretary sripadiprabhakar@gmail.com Profile
Dr. M. Suriyanarayanan
Retired Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-CLRI
Joint Secretary msuri1@outlook.com Profile
Dr. Manthan Panchal
Principal & Associate Professor, Silver Oak University
Treasurer panchal_manthan@ymail.com Profile
Dr. K. Srinivas
Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-IICT
Editor kantevari@gmail.com Profile
Dr. R. Narayanan
Advisor, ICC& In-charge Regional CWC Helpdesks
Executive Council narayanan.icc@gmail.com Profile
Dr. M.R.V.S. Murty
Former staff and consultant, OPCW
Executive Council mrvsmurty@gmail.com Profile
Prof. R. K. Mahajan
Emeritus Scientist, CSIR
Executive Council rakesh_chem@yahoo.com Profile
Prof. Ch. Ramakrishna
Distinguished Professor, GITAM University
Executive Council chrk2020@gmail.com Profile
Mr. Vijayinder Singh Rathore
Security Matter Expert
Executive Council vijayinder.singh@opalindia.in Profile
Dr. Prakash Kumar
CEO, Adsorption Technologies, Reliance Industries
Executive Council pkv61@yahoo.com Profile