Dr R Gopichandran serves as the Principal Research Scientist: Environment & Climate Change Wing, at the Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute; Research, Innovation & Incubation Centre (GRIIC), Gandhinagar.
His two doctoral degrees are in the areas of microbial and chemical ecology. He
Has more than 35 – 40 valuable publications covering a total of about 21 years of active research
Is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Programme of the Department of State, United States of America
holds a degree in Law too &
Has established several pilots in eco – industrial development and chemicals management demonstrating the feasibility of improved compliance through locally adapted policy and planning interventions
Teaches extensively in several centres of higher learning including the CEPT University, Ahmedabad and the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar.
He has been actively associated with the Compliance Assistance Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme, OzonAction programme for over 15 years and has significant insights on technical assistance needs of industries to comply with national / regional and global environmental frameworks.