Pramod P. Wangikar is an Indian chemical engineer and a professot at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Known for his studies in the field of bioenergy, Wangikar is a recipient of the Sartorius India Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to biosciences in 2006.
Professor Wangikar received his Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UDCT and a PhD in chemical and biochemical engineering from the University of Iowa. After working in a biotechnology company in the US, he joined IIT Bombay in 1997 in the department of chemical engineering. His research interests are in the area of structural bioinformatics and metabolic modeling. He has published over 35 research papers in international journals, which together have received over 500 citations. He is on the editorial board of Biotechnology and Bioegineering.