Dr. Shukla received B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. and PDF of CSIR (1981-83) from University of Allahabad, India. Worked as Research Scientist at CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, India in the area of catalysis, for transformation of O2, CO, CO2 and CH4 into organic chemicals. Life Member of National Academy of Sciences, and Catalysis Society of India. As Bilateral Exchange of Scientists awardee, visited France (CNRS,1993) and Korea (KOSEF, 2002), and was awarded Brain Pool Scientist (2011) in Korea. Credited: 101 papers, 5 patents, 2 reviews, 4 book/chapters, 51 invited lectures: 20 international and 71 national conferences,17 students guidance and 20 projects.