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Dr. Patnaik was a post-doctoral research scientist at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. His B.S. and M.S. in chemistry are from Utkal University, India, and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Dr. Patnaik was written two other books, A Comprehensive Guide to the Hazardous Properties of Chemical Substances and Handbook of Environmental Analysis.
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