Dr N N Mahapatra, President, Colorant Ltd, Ahmedabad and a leading technocrat, international dyer, author and speaker have been admitted to The Royal Society of Chemistry as a FELLOW FRSC (UK). His name is published in The Times (London) newspaper .
Dr Mahapatra is a BSc (Tech) in Textile Chemistry from UDCT, (now ICT)Mumbai. He also holds a MSc and Doctorate in Applied Chemistry from Utkal University, Orissa.
Dr Mahapatra is having 33 years of experience in textile industries in India and abroad . He has worked in all big textile houses like Birlas(both Aditya Birla and K K Birla group) Reliance, Raymond (Kenya) Churchgate Group (Nigeria), GSL Ltd, ( formerly Gujarat Spinners Ltd ), LNJ Bhilwara (RSWM )Group and Hindprakash Lonsen Industries, Ahmedabad in various senior capacities .
In 2007 he was also awarded C Col FSDC ( U.K ) and C Text FTI ( Manchester ) . In the year 2008 he was awarded the F.T.A from the Textile Association of India & F.I.C from the Institution of Chemists, Kolkata . In the year 2009 he was awarded the F.I.E from the Institution of Engineers (India). In the year 2017 he was awarded as the FAIC of The American Institute of Chemists and same year awarded the Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has implemented many new technologies which have given benefits to the textile industries. He has written six books on textile processing.
Dr Mahapatra is the third person from Odisha and seventh person from Gujarat to get this prestigious award from The Royal Society of Chemistry ( UK)