Professor Dr Devinder Singh Chahal obtained his MSc from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India in 1955 and PhD (Microbiology) from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois, USA in 1966. On his return to India he established a new Department of Microbiology at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He left this institute in 1974 and worked as a Visiting Scientist at the prestigious institution, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Fulbright Fellow, a prestigious award, for one year.
In 1975 Professor Chahal came to Canada as an immigrant. After serving at the University of Waterloo, Ontario and the Institut Armand-Frappier, Universite du Québec, Laval, Québec, he retired on October 1, 1996 from the position of Professor of Applied Microbiology. During his professional life he has written a couple of scientific books and many chapters in various scientific books and many research articles in scientific journals of the world. He has presented his research work in many international conferences held in various parts of the world. During his scientific professional life he has developed a few processes to produce valuable chemicals from waste biomass. He has five patents on these processes in Canada, USA and India.
During his professional life he has also been writing articles on scientific and logical interpretation of Gurbani and representation of Sikhism in various journals of the world and in many multi-authored books. He has also written a few critical analyses of some works on Sikhism and Gurbani. He is continuing this service through the Institute for Understanding Sikhism as President. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Understanding Sikhism: The Research Journal, which is published twice a year.
Professor Chahal has written the following chapters:
All these books were published by the Institute for Understanding Sikhism and are distributed by Singh Brothers, Amritsar.
Besides 13 DVDs about 45 minutes each on ‘Discussion on Sikhism’
have been prepared in collaboration with Jafry Communications, Toronto
and the Sikh Virsa TV Program at OMNI 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Some major topics on Sikhism have been discussed in detail in this series