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Professional Summary

Innovative, passionate, and result-driven R&D professional with 10+ years of experience in Chemical Industry with functional expertise in R&D, Supply chain/Sourcing, QC/QA, and Business development. Proven track record of process development, scale-up, formulation development, and pilot plant or production trials. Driving business results through capitalizing on all aspects of opportunity development - new business development, IP development, and commercialization of new technology. Instrumental in leading teams, hiring talent, and collaborating across functions (sales, marketing, manufacturing) to execute projects successfully.

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2011 Ph.D. : Chemistry/Material Science - GPA :

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay Mumbai, India, Expected in 2005 Master of Science : Chemistry - GPA :

Acceptance rate in IIT is 1%; Ranked 5th

  • Research & Strategy, Innovation
  • Problem solving, Analytical skills
  • Teamwork, Leadership, HR/Recruiting
  • Creative thinker, Brainstorming
  • Customer service-minded
  • Synthesis, Formulation development
  • Product development, QC/QA
  • Procurement, Supply chain management
  • Lean Six Sigma Foundations
  • Basic knowledge in polymeric coatings: epoxy, urethane and acrylics
  • Analytical/Materials: GPC, DLS, zeta potential, ICP-MS, DSC, TGA, SEM
  • Instrumental: UV-Vis, NMR, ESI-MS, GC-MS
  • Software: MS Office, Chemstation, Chemdraw, Origin, LIMS, Minitab
  • Language: SQL, Python, C++
  • Pre-doctoral fellowship at University of Minnesota
  • Scholarly Travel Grant (GAPSA), University of Minnesota, 2008 & 2011
  • Received Prof. Madhav Pandya Scholarship, IIT Bombay, 2003 & 2004
  • Ranked 16 (out of 0.6 million) in all-India based graduate aptitude test (GATE)
  • Member of ACS conference committee
  • Member of the task force for ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • Recruiting and Hiring Manager for technicians/chemist
Work History
Ppg Industries, Inc. - Product Development Chemist
North Carolina, NC, 11/2017 - Current
  • Business Development/Cost optimization

- Led the technical team for the successful qualification of TEOS product with a key semiconductor customer leading to a 40% jump in sales.

- Set up a brand new clean lab - with a capability of detecting trace metals up to parts per trillion (ppt) level -developed operational procedures and trained personnel that annually saves $250,000 for the business.

  • Process Development and Supply Chain Management

- Optimized main plant process for TEOS production that is being used for sourcing and qualifying new vendors for raw materials.

- Instrumental in scaling up colloidal silica in the 500-gallon reactor. Supported lab-scale synthesis, characterization and providing data to the process team and finally supported the plant trial.

Dartmouth College - Research Associate
Hanover, NH, 11/2013 - 06/2017
  • Innovation and Process Improvement

- Optimized chemical pretreatments for biomass that leads to the generation of materials that increase the output of biodiesel by 25%.

- Processed biomaterials towards development of composite materials that are being tested in the production of car bumpers.

  • Safety stewardship and Mentorship

- Led the safety efforts in the laboratory, organized process hazard analysis before a new reaction and/or process. Maintained a chemical hygiene plan, wrote SOPs and managed staff training records.

- Trained junior scientists, international fellows and undergraduate students in lab processes and instrumentation.

New Jersey Institute Of Technology - Post Doctoral Research Associate
Newark, NJ, 08/2011 - 11/2013

● Proposed, designed & synthesized nickel-based electrocatalyst that performed hydrogen oxidation at ambient temperature and pressure and at the same time reduced overpotential. This work has potential to use sustainable catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells replacing third row metals.

● Developed a novel transition metal-doped optical materials replacing lanthanide-doped ones.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - Graduate Research Assistant
Seattle, WA, 01/2006 - 08/2011

● Developed sustainable and selective iron catalysts for hydrocarbon oxidation using hydrogen peroxide eliminating non-selectivity of Fenton’s reagent.

● Utilized the iron-based oxidants in the purification of water of persistent pollutants and hardy pathogens.

  • 14+ publications in peer-reviewed journals journals (JACS, Angew Chem., Nano Lett., Chemistry Europe)
  • Research article featured in journal cover and popular scientific press.
  • 10+ contributed conference papers and invited talks in industry and academia in the United States and in India
  • Google Scholar total citation of over 450. Profile:

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School Attended

  • University of Minnesota
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay

Job Titles Held:

  • Product Development Chemist
  • Research Associate
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Graduate Research Assistant


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science

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