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Dr. Rajendra P. Raval

Dr. Raval has received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Howard University. To make a bridge between chemistry and the chemical patent law, he has earned his juris doctor degree from the Northern Virginia Law School. He also holds a master’s and undergraduate degrees in chemistry from Southern and Gujarat Universities respectively. The United Negro College Fund had awarded him a distinguished scholar award. The cancer research project which he is working on is titled the preparation and characterization of cisplatin anticancer compounds. He has published the results of this research project in the scientific journals. His students enjoy studying a laboratory manual which he has co-authored. In addition, he has written a workbook for the students to master the principles of chemistry. Dr. Raval is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association ( and a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office ( He is an expert in teaching students how to transform the results of the research projects into a patent to secure the intellectual property rights.  

B.S. Gujarat University, India
M.S. Southern University
J.D. Northern Virginia Law School
Ph.D. Howard University
Office: Ellison Hall, Room 323
(804) 257-5617