Co-Principal Investigator January 1990 to January 1996UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI － Hattiesburg, MS
Managed several research projects with Ciba, GE Plastics, Eastman and Lubrizol.
Carried out extensive studies on photophysics, photochemistry, thermal degradation and photostabilization of polymers, UV-absorbers and Pigments.
Formulated and tested several types of UV curable coatings.
Supervised graduate and undergraduate students and maintained high tech instruments.
Discovered the long-wave length photolysis of aggregates of polycarbonate and thus improved its photostability considerably.
Resulted in many research grants from Ciba worth several hundred thousand dollars.
Experience with different polymers, including polycarbonates, PETs, Polyphosphazenes, polyurethane/urea elastomers, PMMA, polyurethane coatings and liquid crystals.
Polymer structure property relationship, synthesis and characterization.
Written several successful project proposals and reports.
Used high-tech instruments like DSC, TGA, Fluorimeter, Single Photon Counter, HPLC, GPC, GC UV-Visible spectrophotometer, QUV, all types of UV-VIS lights, laser flash photolysis, Photo-DSC, IR and Instron.
Photoelectrochemistry, Photocatalysis and Surface Characterization of Semiconductors with and without metal and metal oxide deposits.
Polishing of semiconductors, solar energy conversion and storage.
Used XPS, XRD, SEM, GC, Flash Photolysis, Electrochemical Instruments, and solid solution preparation techniques, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Metalization of Semiconductors and Electrodeposition.
RUFUS, PAGE 3 Presented several papers in National & International Scientific conference & published many papers.
Ph.D : Chemistry, 1990Indian Institute of Technology － Madras, IndiaChemistry
MS : Chemistry, 1984University of Madras, Loyola CollegeIndiaChemistry
BS : Chemistry, 1981University of MadrasIndiaChemistry
Highly accomplished, adaptive, motivated and experienced research leader with 10 patents and 23 publications.
Ph. D. Chemistry. Proven track record in stabilization of polymers, coatings, material science, adhesives, composites, new product and process development, building materials, manufacturing and sourcing. Experienced in new product development and manufacturing of all types of floor coverings, polymer modified bitumen roofing membranes, water & ice shields, coatings and adhesives. Creative, well organized, team player, self-starter, six-sigma black belt and an excellent problem solver. Well versed with, project, lab, safety, Stage-gate process, technical support and management with excellent leadership qualities, computer, interpersonal and communication skills and customer focused. Global experience in new product development and manufacturing. Managed sponsored research with Universities and other industries. Managed two to six direct reports and commercialized several new products through several manufacturing plants all over the world. Presented papers in several technical conferences and trade shows.
Department of Polymer Science
Leadership training by S.
Covey and T.
Peters, Project Management, Stage Gate Process, Intelligent Process Management through SPC, Six Sigma Black Belt, Basics of color and appearance, Chemical Engineering for Chemists, Frontiers in Inorganic Polymers, BYK Additives for Plastics and Coatings Seminar, Nanotechnology, Advances in PU Foam Formulation and Manufacture.
Impressions" & "Naturals", Mannington new products team contribution award Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1984 - 1986 Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1986 - 1990 First prize: "Electrochemistry Students Meet" Madras, India, October 1986 PUBLICATIONS 10 Patents and1 PCT 23 Publications 3 Book Chapters 28 Conference Papers
Photo, Chemistry, interpersonal, communication skills, Competitive analysis, Concept, conferences, conversion, Data analysis, design of experiments, DSC, Environmental Health and Safety, Flash, FTIR, functional, GC, gloss, grants, HPLC, Innovation, laser, leadership, Leadership Skills, Leadership training, people management, market, Marketing, Materials, MSOffice, Minitab, new product development, novel, plant safety, presentations, processes, Process Development & Improvement, profit, proposals, Research, Roofing, Safety, Sales, FM, Scientific, technical support, Trade shows, unique, UV, Validation, verbal communication skills, Written
AWARDS AND HONORS Impressions" & "Naturals", Mannington new products team contribution award Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1984 - 1986 Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1986 - 1990 First prize: "Electrochemistry Students Meet" Madras, India, October 1986 PUBLICATIONS 10 Patents and1 PCT 23 Publications 3 Book Chapters 28 Conference Papers