C.P. Natarajan graduated with M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, India & University of Pittsburgh, USA. He joined American Schack Company (ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery) and developed High Temperature Air Preheaters & Energy Recovery Systems. He organized Schack Carbon Black Conferences in USA (1996, 1998, and 2000).
After 28 years of service, he retired as President of ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery, USA in 2001 and started GANPADS, providing consulting services on Industrial Energy Recovery & Emissions Abatement (Carbon Black production & Petroleum Coke Calcination)
From the first Carbon Black world conference in 1993 till the recent 2018 Carbon Black China conference in Chengdu, China, Natarajan has made presentations at Carbon Black World, Carbon Black Asia Pacific and Carbon Black China conferences.
Carbon Black Asia Pacific presented him in 2003 with LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and in 2017, Star of Carbon Black Energy Recovery Research
Most recently (2017) he was awarded US Patent 9540518, “APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR AIR PREHEATER WITHOUT QUENCH IN CARBON BLACK PRODUCTION”