Design & Engg.
The Design and Engineering Division (D&E), the only one of its kind in CSIR, was established in 1974 under the leadership of Late Mr. R. N. Parlikar, with an objective of providing a seamless link to technology transfer. The Division had strength of over forty staff members at that time, which included the scientific and technical staff. The Division has a unique opportunity to be associated with the chemistry and chemical engineering groups in all the process plant projects right from the process development stage up to commissioning.
The thrust area of work of the Division is to carry out the engineering of pilot and commercial scale process plants by providing the mechanical designs and detailed engineering information required for construction of the plants, leading to seamless technology transfer. Over the years, the activities of the Division have been expanded to include process safety studies, laboratory and biotech facility design and applied research in areas related to process equipment and piping. The Division has vast experience in the use of latest computer-aided methods in the detailed design of process plants.
The D&E Division has been associated with other CSIR Institutes and various EPC consultants. Members of the Division was awarded the 'CSIR-Technology Prize' for the Pesticide, Trimethyl Phosphite, Glyoxal and Sodium Azide Technologies which were transferred to the Indian industry.