Dr. A S Sarpal is an expert with 40 years of diverse experience in the different disciplines of Analytical Sciences of development and characterization of petroleum and related products, catalysts, polymers and biofuels (biodiesel and renewable diesel from vegetable oils, microalgae and yeast).
Present position: Head Quality Control Labs, Panipat Refinery-Petrochemical complex, Panipat, Haryana, India, w.e.f November 2017(Employee of Optical Control System (OCS), Germany)
Presently, Dr. A S Sarpal (MSc., Ph.D Chemistry) is head of quality control labs, Optical Control System, Germany, located at Panipat refinery-Petrochemical complex, India). He is an expert with 42 years of diverse experience in the different disciplines of Analytical Sciences of development and characterization of petroleum and related products, catalysts, polymers and biofuels (vegetable oils, microalgae, yeast).Superannuated from Indian Oil Corporation as GM(R&D). He has a strong aptitude and passion in unraveling mystery in chemistry by the application of sophisticated analytical techniques such as NMR, IR, chromatograph, X-Ray(XRD & XRF), Electron spectroscopy(TEM, SEM, ESCA) and metal analyses (ICAP, ICP-MS, AAS).He has developed new 50 analytical methods, written 200 internal technical reports and published 142 research papers in the reputed journals and conference proceedings. He has also worked at University of Illinois in 2011on a project biofuels from microalgaes. Completed research project on study of biodiesel potential of microalgae, yeast, and vegetable oils at INMTRO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 2012 to 2015.