Former Minister of Petro-fining and Petrochemicals in the former Soviet Union.

An IAS Fellow since 1989, Prof. Khadjiev’s pervious post was that of Director General of NPO “Grozneftechim” Institute in Grozny, USSR.

Prof. Khadjiev was a Doctor of Chemical Sciences with a diverse interest in almost every branch of chemistry, as well as a keen interest in the Economics of the Petrochemical industry.

Prof. Khadjiev has published over 200 scientific papers including many dealing with the development of the petroleum-refining technology and the various new techniques in the petrochemical industry.

As well as editing and publishing 4 books, Prof. Khadjiev has 90 patent certificates to his name in the field of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry.