Guest Editor for a Special Issue on "Ionic Liquids and Applications" for Chemical Process Product Modeling(CPPM) (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgcppm) DeGruyter Publications, Berlin, Germany (2015).
Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing from Fluid Phase Equilibria (Elsevier) 2013.
Recipient of "INDO-US Fellowship" in Engineering Sciences, 2011 from the INDO-US Science and Technology Forum(IUSSTF).
Certificate of Appreciation from American Chemical Society(ACS),December 2011 as the most valuable reviewer.
Highest Cited Article titled "Quantum Chemical Studies on the Simultaneous Interaction of Thiophene and Pyridine with Ionic Liquid" of 2010 for American Journal of Chemical Engineers (AIChEJ).
International Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Biotechnology, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ISSN 2278 - 0696) (www.ijbcee.com).
"Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Merit Scholarship", University of Pune,1997-1999.
(AICTE) Early Faculty Induction Program (EFIP) Fellow, 2004.
Awarded the 1st Prize in Paper Presentation in "CHEMISM 2002", a National level Technical Symposium held at I.I.T Roorkee Title of the Paper: "Microcrystalline Wax Recovery from Crude Oil Tank Sludges".
R. Anantharaj: Thermax-ASSET Awards 2013 for best Ph.D Thesis, (Medal with INR 15000/-) during the Sixth Biennial Symposium on "Emerging Trends in Separation Science Technology (SESTEC-2014) 25-28/2/2014,Association of Separation scientists and technologists, C/O Radio chemistry division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, Mumbai-400085, India.
R. Anantharaj : ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award 2013 FIRST RUNNER UP for Sustainable Development in Transport Category (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate and Research)from ELSEVIER and United Nation university-Institute of advanced studies Japan at Nanyang Technological University - Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NTU-NEWRI) in Singapore. 19 August, 2013. (https://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=1852&ddlID=2709).