B.M.DAS Memorial Lectures

1963
BC GUHA
(Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Calcutta University)
Protein Synthesis (Lecture No. 1) Leather Science 10, 1963, Supplement to May Issue

1964
A KUNTZEL
(Technical Universitat, Darmstadt, Germany)
Interaction of phenolic tannins with collagen (Lecture No. 2) Leather Science 11, 1964, 69.

1969
JOHN BURCHILL
(UN Expert, CLRI)
Some reminiscences of the dyestuff and leather industries. (Lecture No. 3)
Leather Science 16, 1969, 215.

1970
A NORDWIG
(Max Planck Institut fur Eiweiss und Leder, Germany)
Evolution of proteins.(Lecture No. 4)
Leather Science 17, 1970, 169.

1971
SANJOY SEN
(National Tannery Co. Ltd., Calcutta, India)
Changing pattern of Indian Leather Exports. (Lecture No. 5)
Leather Science 18, 1971, 19.

1972
DS JACKSON
(University of Manchester, UK)
The scientist and his relationship with technology and industry. (Lecture No. 6)

1973
BD NAG CHAUDHURI
(Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)
Scientific Temper (Lecture No. 7)

1974
RL SYKES
(Director, British Leather Manufacturer’s Research Association, UK)
Research in the Industry with Special Reference to Leather, Research, Management and International Collaboration. (Lecture No. 8)
Leather Science 21, 1974, 123.

1975
A SEETHARAMIAH
(Director General of Technical Development, Govt. of India)
Progress of Leather Industry in the Country. (Lecture No. 9)

1976
A HAFEEZUR RAHMAN
(Chairman, Leather Export Promotion Council, Madras)
The Burning Problem. (Lecture No. 10)
Leather Science 23, 1976, 132.

1977
S L ATAL
(Chairman and Managing Director, Bharath Leather Corporation)
Problems of Indian Leather Industry. (Lecture No. 11)

1978
FRANZ FRIEDRICH MILLER
(Director, BASF Leather Dept., Germany)
Rationalisation and environmental problems of beamhouse operations as challenges to the leather industry. (Lecture No. 12)
Leather Science 25, 1978, 135.

1979
OSMAN GANI
(Managing Director, Savera & Co. Ltd., Calcutta)
A Dream come true or is it gradually vanishing (Lecture No. 8)
Leather Science 26, 1979, 144.

1980
C K DURAIVELAN
(C Kalyanam & Co.)
Indian Leather Industry – 28 years hence. (Lecture No. 14)
JILTA 28, 1980, March, 3-7.

1981
Z KOTASEK
(Bata India Ltd.)
Present and future challenges of Indian tanning Industries (Lecture No. 15)
Leather Science 28, 1981, 106.

1982
N S RAMASWAMY
(Director, IIM, Bangalore)
Management of Animal Energy (Lecture No. 16)

1983
K V S MURTHY
(Adviser, V & S I and I & M, Planning Commission, Govt. of India)
Development perspectives and Indian leather Industry (Lecture No. 17)

1984
H WACHSMAN
(Vice-Director, Leather, Ciba-Geigy Ltd., Switzerland)
Modern developments in retanning and dyeing of goat and sheep skins (Lecture No. 18)
Leather Science 31, 1984, 31.

1985
G LAKSHMINARAYANA
(Deputy Director, Regional Research
Perspectives in oils and fats (Lecture No. 19)

1986
S RAMACHANDRAN
(Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India)
Relevance of Biotechnology to leather processing (Lecture No. 20)

1987
KARL STAMM
(Rohm GmbH, Chemische Fabrik, Germany)
Future aspects of ecologically sound processing of raw hides in the beamhouse. (Lecture No. 21).
TGT (22), 1987.

1988
DAVID G BAILEY
(ERRL, USDA, Philadelphia, USA)
Disposal of tannery wastes. (Lecture No. 22).
TGT (23), 1988, BMD 1-6.

1989
Z KOTASEK
(Bata India Ltd.)
Priorities and trends in Indian tanning and leather product industries (Lecture No. 23)
JILTA 37, 1989, JAN, 14-22.

1990
HELMUT WILL
(BASF, Germany)
State-of-the Art on finishing chemicals with regard to their environmental impact (Lecture No. 24)

1991
HAB PARPIA
(Retd. Director, CFTRI, Mysore)
Integrated development of meat and leather Industries (Lecture No. 25)

1992
M ANANDAKRISHNAN
(Vice-Chancellor, Anna University)
Upgrading the traditional technology – Problems and prospects (Lecture No. 26)

1993
FERENC SCHMEL
(Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO, Austria)
UNIDO experience in implementing technical assistance projects in developing countries (Lecture No. 27)

1994
MARIO LUIZ LEUCK
(President, IULTCS, Brazil)
Applied biotechnology for vegetable and mineral tanning (Lecture No. 28)

1995
RON E WHITTAKER
(Director, SATRA, UK)
Increasing quality and eco-friendly standards for footwear (Lecture No. 29)

1996
V BALARAMAN
(President, Indian Shoe Federation)
Can management inputs really augment the potential of the leather industry (Lecture No. 30)

1997
P KHANNA
(Director, NEERI, Nagpur)
(Lecture No. 31)

1998
R A MASHELKAR
(Director General, CSIR)
Indian Innovation movement – the challenges of the next millennium. (Lecture No. 32)

1999
KEN ALEXANDER
(BLC Leather Technology Centre, UK)
Products, process, people & profit (Lecture No. 33)
Proceedings of the IULTCS, 1999, 3

2000
A D COVINGTON
(Nene College of Higher Education, UK)
(Lecture No. 34)

2001
(Lecture No. 35)

2002
WOLFRAM FROEB
(Transmix Process Engineering, Germany)
Turbo tanning technique. (Lecture No. 36)

2003
KARSTEN SCHUTT
(Deichmann Group, Germany)
Market Intelligence, a prerequisite to developing countries. (Lecture No. 37)

2004
K V RAGHAVAN
(Former Director IICT)
(Lecture No. 38)

2005
CAMPBELL T PAGE
(TFL Leather Technology LTD, Switzerland)
Regulations, Specifications, Eco-labels, Quality, Restricted substances…
What is realistic for the leather industry? (Lecture No. 39)

2006
Dr DARLIE O KOSHY
(Executive Director, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India)
Leather in the Creative Economy (Lecture No. 40)

2007
Dr. TILMAN TAEGER
Director, BASF, Germany
(Lecture No. 41)

2008
Dr. Dennis C Shelly
(Director, exas Tech University’s Leather Research Institute)
The US Leather Industry - 2007 Strategic Partnerships Promise Sustainability (Lecture No. 42)

2009
Prof. Dr. M.R.S. Rao
(President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research &
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
Trends and Challenges in Medical Genomics (Lecture No. 43)

2010
Dr.Ing.Heinz-Peter Germann
(Director, LGR Reutlingen, Germany)
Sustainable Leather Manufacture – Realistic objective or wishful thinking? (Lecture No. 44)