Prof. R. K. Sharma is the Coordinator of Green Chemistry Network Centre, established under the recommendation of World Leaders of Green Chemistry headed by Professor Paul Anastas. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Honorary Secretary of Royal Society of Chemistry London (North India Section). Apart from this, he is also the member of American Chemical Society (ACS) and the faculty advisor of International Student Chapter of ACS. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1986 from University of Delhi, Prof. Sharma worked on Metal- Bimolecular interactions on JSPS Post Doctoral Fellowship at University of Tokyo and Kumamoto University. He has successfully supervised the research work of 36 Ph.D. and M.Phil students and published about 150 research papers including journal, review articles, and book chapters. Prof. Sharma has been working very hard for the popularization of Green Chemistry in India and for doing so he has organized more than 30 International and national Workshops/Conferences/symposiums and delivered over 130 keynote addresses/lectures/presentations at various national as well as international platforms. He is the distinguished recipient of several prestigious awards like 2010 INSA-JSPS award to visit Japan, 2010 UGC-TEC award to visit Mauritius, 2002 INSA-JSPS award, 1999 World Green Award, 1998 Research Grant Award by Royal Society of Chemistry London, 1998 Japan Society for The Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-Doctoral Award, 1995 Indo-German Award and 1995 UGC National Research Scientist award. Prof. Sharma is UGC member of expert committee for evaluation of national and international projects. He is also DST WTI PAC committee member for evaluation of Research Proposals. He is also the member of various committees constituted by Govt. of India, many central Universities, colleges and institutes.
2017: Invited to be the part of interview panel as Expert Member for assisting recruitment process for Department of Amity School of Applied Sciences at Amity University, Gurgaon.
2017: Nominated by DST to act as a member of Expert Committee to review ongoing/completed projects supported under Water Technology Initiative.
2017: Editorial board member of the journal “Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering” published by Springer.
2016: Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry London.
2016: Nominated by Chairman UGC to act as member of Expert Committee that has been constituted by the UGC to evaluate the proposals received under Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education Programme (IGP).
2014-2015: Nominated by Chairman UGC and DST to act as a Member of Committees for evaluation of Major Research Projects funded by UGC and DST.
2015: Provost of Gwyer Hall ( http://gwyerhall.du.ac.in/ ) which is the oldest and most prestigious men’s Hostel in the Delhi University.
2015: Member of the Board of Interdisciplinary Programmes constituted by Vice-Chancellor Delhi University for a term of three years as per provisions of Ordinance XV-A.
2015: Invited as expert to assess the technical progress of the projects awarded under DST- UKIERI joint schemes on 21st and 22nd September at Hotel Lalit Delhi.
2015: Invited officially by American Chemical Society to present work on “Silica decorated magnetically retrievable base metal nanocatalysts for various organic transformation reactions” at the ACS 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference held on July 14-16, 2015 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Maryland 20852 USA.
2014: Invited by Royal Society of Chemistry and the UK Science & Innovation Network to attend the following events in Durban, South Africa from August 17-22, 2014:
August 17-21: 5th IUPAC international conference on green chemistry as speaker and chair of a session
August 21-22: UK-India-Brazil-Africa workshop on the use of green chemistry for the sustainable production of biofuels
2014: Invited by American Chemical Society to present “Wealth from waste through green chemistry: GCNC contribution towards few real world cases in India” at the ACS 18th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference held on June 17-19, 2014 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Maryland 20852 USA.
2013: Honored by Professor Y.K. Alagh, former Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, former VC of the Jawaharlal Nehru University for his contribution for the popularization of Green Chemistry in India during inaugural function of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences on 14th March, 2013 organized by Central University of Gujarat at Gandhi Nagar.
2013: Invited by American Chemical Society to present “Green chemistry education, networking and outreach activities of Indian Green Chemistry Network Centre” at the ACS 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference held on June 18, 2013 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Maryland 20852 USA.
2012: Invited by Royal Society of Chemistry (London) to attend the Royal Society of Chemistry General Assembly and International Delegate Day 2012 on 8 - 10 November, Birmingham Hilton Metropole, UK as International Representative for India.
2012: Member Royal Society of Chemistry London International Steering Group.
2012: Invited by American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute to deliver lecture on International Green Chemistry at post conference students workshop for NSF scholars and pre-registered students on 21st June 2012 (16th ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference held on 18-20 June 2012) at Washington DC USA http://acswebcontent.acs.org/gcande/pdf/Student%20Workshop%20Agenda.pdf
2010: Indian National Science Academy-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award.
2010: Nominated to visit Mauritius under 4th UGC-TEC Consortium Agreement 2007-2010.
2009: Member of DST International Division Project Assessment Committee for International Projects.
2009: Invited by American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute to deliver opening lecture in Green Chemistry Education Train the Trainer Workshop at 13th ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference held on 22-26 June 2009 at University of Maryland USA.
2008: Honorary Secretary Royal Society of Chemistry, London (North India Section).
2008: Invited by Royal Society of Chemistry (London) to attend the Royal Society of Chemistry General Assembly 2008 as International Representative for India in London, United Kingdom on November 12-14th 2008.
2008: Member of DST Green Chemistry Experiment monograph committee constituted by DST Green Chemistry Task Force for preparing Green Chemistry Experiments Manual.
2007: IUPAC CHEMRAWN GCI-DEN Grant Award of US$ 5,000 by American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute for Green Chemistry Networking in India.
2006: IUPAC CHEMRAWN GCI-DEN Grant Award of US$ 10,000 by American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute for Green Chemistry Networking in India.
2005: IUPAC CHEMRAWN GCI-DEN Grant Award of US$ 10,000 by American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute for Green Chemistry Networking in India.
2003: Member DST Evaluation Committee for JSPS (Japan) Award headed by Prof. S.K. Joshi Ex- DG CSIR.
2002: Indian National Science Academy-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) award.
2001: Incharge International Chapter of The American Chemical Society –Green Chemistry Institute.
2001: Chaired a session on “Clean Water and Air through Green Chemistry” in IUPAC CHEMRAWN XIV World Conference on Green Chemistry: University of Colorado at Boulder, June 9-13, 2001.
1999: World Green Award.
1998: Research Grant Award by Royal Society of Chemistry London.
1998: Japan Society For The Promotion Of Science (JSPS) Post Doctoral Award.
1995: Indo-German Cultural Exchange Programme Award nominated by UGC.
1995: UGC National Research Scientist “B” equivalent to Reader.