Rajender S. Varma
National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Sustainable Technology Division
Dr. Rajender (RAJ) Varma, obtained his PhD from Delhi University in 1976. After postdoctoral positions at Robert Robinson Laboratories, University of Liverpool, UK, he was a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, Senior Scientist at Houston Advanced Research Center, and Research Professor at Sam Houston State University prior to joining as senior scientist in the Sustainable Technology Division at US Environmental Protection Agency in 1999. He has ~310 scientific peer-reviewed publications in the areas of expertise, several books and book chapters; ~ 300 papers presented in national and international meetings, and have been awarded 9 US Patents.
He has over 37 years of research experience in management of multi-disciplinary technical programs ranging from natural products chemistry and nanomaterials, to development of environmentally benign synthetic methods using microwaves, ultrasound and alternative solvents. His long term goals are to contribute broad expertise in chemistry to evaluate novel and safer environmental protocols and its impact in human health and environmental sciences.