Dr. Raj Shah becomes first Indian American to receive title of Chartered Petroleum Engineer

Dr. Raj Shah

Chemical Engineer Dr. Raj Shah was recently given the title of a Chartered Petroleum Engineer, becoming the first Indian American to achieve this distinction.

The honor was given to Shah from the Energy Institute (EI), which is the largest professional membership body that brings global energy expertise together.

Shah is the also the only individual in the chemical industry, who is an elected Fellow of STLE, NLGI, AIC, RSC and EI, as well as receive honors from CPC, CCHE, CEng, CSci, CChem and CPEng, and received the alumni award from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Mumbai, India.

“Dr. Raj Shah, a professional par excellence due to his high degree of integrity, commitment and professionalism has been responsible for the high esteem in which his alma mater, the Institute of chemical technology is recognized,” ICT Mumbai stated in a press release.

More recently, the National Certification Commission in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Washington D.C. honored Shah by inducting him as a Certified Professional Chemist and Certified Chemical Engineer.

Shah is most importantly recognized internationally for his contributions to the Petroleum industry and has been recognized for his inventions and his efforts in creating standardized test methods for use worldwide by the American Standard of testing materials (ASTM International) for the last 20 years.

He was awarded the PM Ku medal, as well as the John A. Bellanti Sr. Memorial Award and was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK

Shah is the currently the Director of Koehler Instrument Company, Inc. based in Holtsville, New York and serves on the Board of Directors and Advisors of various institutions.

Shah lives in Long Island, New York with his wife Dr. Niloufar Faridi and their son Kian.



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