Change of guard: Reji Mathai takes charge as ARAI Director

Change of guard: Reji Mathai takes charge as ARAI Director

Dr. Reji Mathai has taken charge as the Director of the Automotive Research Institute of India (ARAI) from officiating Director, Neelkanth V. Marathe on December 2, ARAI said in a statement.

Before joining ARAI, Dr. Mathai was working as the Chief General Manager at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). He has been associated with IOCL for 28 years and is known to have contributed immensely in the field of Engine and Vehicle Testing, Emission Studies, Alternative fuels, Ambient Air Quality, BS-VI and beyond.

Dr. Mathai holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and M Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (BHU). He also holds a management degree in 3-TP from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Ph.D. in Alternative Fuels from IIT Delhi.

He is the recipient of the Petrofed Award for “Developing lubricant for marine engines” in 2006-07 and has several publications at national and international forums and a few patents to his credit.

Image Courtesy: ARAI, LinkedIn.

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