Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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A seasoned professional with more than 11 years of experience in: new product development, continuous improvement, quality control and product application. Skills include: design of experiments, stage gate, PDCA & TQM, DMAIC & process improvement, daily management, 7 QC tools, root cause analysis, control chart, QCD analysis, technology transfer, benchmarking, customer claims, failure analysis, why-why analysis and statistical analysis. Hands on experience in alloy design, heat treatment, corrosion, coating, thermo mechanical treatment and characterizations. Ability to make significant contribution, as well as anticipate future business demands, evaluating emerging trends and impact within various industries. Articulate communicator, fostering consensus building and has proven ability to effectively manage cross-functional teams, across a broad spectrum of projects and services driving results.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
  • Development of corrosion and wear resistant nanocrystalline nickel through electrodeposition Development of galvannealed coating phases in zinc bath Development of coating process window for improved adhesion of motor tyre bead wire Prediction of coating microstructure in galvanizing and galvannealing operation for advanced high strength steel Development of wire drawing process for improved productivity Improvement in wire rod scale characteristics to suit high speed mechanical descaling To establish correlation of galvanizing defects and their origin & formulation of acceptance norms for galvanized/galvannealed skin panels Assessment of steel corrosion rate in the sugar cane juice for grade selection Development of high strength non-microalloyed galvannealed steel for auto application Development of closed structural sections with improved corrosion and fire resistance INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTs Zinquech process window for the development of Galvannealed coatings without galvannealing operation (610/KOL/09, dated: 9th April 09).
  • Plating process parameters for improving adhesion of Motor Tyre Bead wires with rubber (246/KOL/09, dated: 11th February 09).
  • Hot dip galvanizing from Zn-0.2%Al-1%Mg bath to maximization of delta phase in the coating (804/KOL/07, dated: 24th May 07).
  • Single step brass plating by complexing agent for tyre cord (212/KOL/09, dated: 6th February 09).
  • A method for selection of economic grade of steel in sugar industry to avoid corrosion and operational breakdown (Patent Number 247588, Grant Date 26/04/2011) A method of producing high strength non-microalloyed galvannealed steel strip and steel strip produced thereof (Patent Number 235089, Grant Date 24/06/2009) An improved steel grade with high corrosion resistance for structural use (Patent Number 226188, Grant Date 8/12/2008) ACHIEVEMENTS Authored publication featured as No 7 among Top 25 Hottest Articles, October-December 2004, Corrosion Science.
  • Selected for 2010 edition of "Who's Who in the World".
  • Guest lecture coverage in the Indian national daily to the construction fraternity.
  • Reviewed several research articles from eight different peer reviewed journals.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) for the scholarship from the government of India for perusing MS.
Senior Product Development Engineer, 11/2014 to Current
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  • Working closely with existing and potential customers to identify their technical requirements.
  • Identifying strategic new product development projects and developing technical requirements, financial business cases, and product validation plans for the same.
  • Conducting presentations to the industry and customers to support business development.
Senior Manager, 02/2010 to 10/2014
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  • Product Application), Tata Steel ( Handled techno-commercial role for business development Captured latent customer's needs and translated them into technical delivery conditions Reduced customer claims (7% YOY) through continuous improvement projects & benchmarking Conducted controlled trials for new product commercialization Handled customer claims and initiated corrective & preventative actions Mapped competitive landscape for gap identification and improvement idea generation.
Senior Research Engineer, 09/2003 to 01/2010
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  • Led new product development projects on company's thrust areas Developed products and processes through laboratory experiments and controlled trials Developed award winning project proposals and assessed opportunities for the collaborations Worked on failure analysis and customer centric problems to support business units Coordinated installation and commissioning of research facilities Mentored junior researchers and summer interns and offered short courses/training Received trainings on TOC Project Management, OHSAS, ISO, green belt and DuPont Safety Authored several peer reviewed publications and granted patents.
M.S: Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Expected in 2003
Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur,
GPA: GPA: 9.04/10
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering GPA: 9.04/10
B.S: Metallurgical Engineering, Expected in 2001
National Institute of Technology - Durgapur,
GPA: GPA: 72.8
Metallurgical Engineering GPA: 72.8
Editorial review board member of International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science Editorial board member of Advances in Materials Reviewer (Journals): Applied Surface Science, Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology, International Nano Letters, Journal of Coating Technology and Research, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Open Journal of Metals, and Surface and Coating Technology PUBLICATIONS (Citations: 312, Source: Scopus and Google Scholar) A) BOOK PUBLICATION (TATA STEEL, INDIA) Co-authored monograph on "Continuous Galvanizing of Steel Strips". B) PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS R. Claire, " Galvanizing of interstitial free steel at higher strip entry temperature" (Under preparation) H. Pathak, R. Claire, S. Mahajan, V. Sridhar, N. Bandyopadhyay and S. Sunder, "Adhesion of tire bead wire to rubber: Some findings" Wire Journal Int., September (2009), pp 88-91 R Claire, "Quantification of galvannealed coating phases using the galvanostatic technique" Met. Trans. A, Vol. 39A, (2008), pp 2275-2277. R Claire and M. Dutta, "Effect of steel composition on iron dissolution in molten zinc and development of Fe-Zn phases on steel surface", ISIJ Int., Vol. 47, No. 10, (2007), pp 1504-1509. R. Claire, "Effect of compositional changes on corrosion of steel at short exposure times in marine mud", Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 42, No. 3, (2007), pp 232-236 V. Singh and R. Claire, "Developing a machine vision system for spangle classification using image processing and artificial neural network", Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 201, Issue 6. (2006), pp 2813-2817. AS Poddar, R. K. Verma, R. Claire and J. Haldar, "Analyses of chassis, body and break of a car of 1999 model: A case study", Tata Search, (2006), pp 29-34. R. Claire and R. Balasubramaniam, "Effect of nanocrystalline grain size on the electrochemical and corrosion behavior of nickel", Corrosion Science, Volume 46, Issue 12, (2004), pp 3019-3029. R. Claire, B. Basu and R. Balasubramaniam, "Effect of grain size on the tribological behavior of nanocrystalline nickel", Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 373, Issues 1-2, (2004), pp 370-373. C) PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS R. Claire and R. Balasubramaniam, "Effect of saccherine addition on the direct and pulsed electrodeposition of nanocrystalline nickel", Proceedings of the International Conference on "Advances in Surface Treatment: Research and Applications (ASTRA)", Eds. T.S. Sudarshan, G. Sundararajan, G.E. Totten and S.V. Joshi, ASM International, Metals Park, USA, ASM ISBN 0-87170-814-0, 2004, pp. 135-139. N. Gupta, D. Sachdeva, R. Claire and R. Balasubramaniam, "Characterization of Passive Films on Nanocrystalline Ni Coatings", Proceedings of the International Conference on Corrosion CORCON2004 NACE International India Section, New Delhi, December 2-4, 2004. R. Claire and A. Chattopadhyay, "Development of closed structural sections with improved corrosion resistance at Tata Steel", Proceeding of the International Conference on "National Seminar on Prevention of Corrosion in Steel Structure" Jamshedpur, India, December 14-15, 2004, pp. 75-80. R. Claire, A. Chattopadhyay and N. Bandyopadhyay, "Corrosion performance of hollow structural sections in chloride environment", Proceeding of International Conference (Corrosion NACExpo 2006), NACE International, March 12-16, 2006, San Diego, pp 16-19. R. Claire, A. Chattopadhyay and N. Bandyopadhyay, "Effect of Cu and P alloying on corrosion of steel in chloride environment", Proceeding of International Conference (11th Middle East Corrosion Conference & Exhibition), February 27-March 1, 2006. R. Claire and M. Dutta, "Effect of Steel Compositions on Iron Dissolution in Molten Zinc and Development of Coating Phases" NMD-ATM 2006. D) PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS R. Claire, B. Basu and R. Balasubramaniam, "Development of Nanocrystalline Nickel Coating of Low Co-efficient of Friction", Annual Meeting of the Materials Research Society of India, Varanasi, India February 9-11, 2004. R. Claire, "Studies on Nanocrystalline Nickel synthesized by electrodeposition", National Seminar on Amorphous & Nanomaterials, MRSI, Jamshedpur, India, March 2004. R. Claire, S. Mahajan, V. Sridhar and H. Pathak, "Effect of Plating Bath Parameters on the Surface Roughness and Adhesion of Motor Tire Bead Wires", Recent Advances in Rubber Science & Allied Material Technology (India International Rubber Conference and Expo 2007 -IIRC 07), Udaipur, India, Nov 1-3, 2007. E) OTHER PUBLICATIONS (TATA STEEL, INDIA) Authored technical reconnaissance report on "Potential of Molten Electrolysis Process for Steel Production". Authored Tech Scan on "Dross formation-a major concern in galvanizing operation". Coauthored technical reconnaissance report on "Biosteels".
Additional Information
  • Work authorization status: US permanent resident (alien of extraordinary ability - EB1A) PRODUCT DEVELOPED Weather resistant closed structural: commercialized and branded as Tata Structura (Patent Number 226188, Grant Date 8/12/2008). (
benchmarking, business development, com, competitive, continuous improvement, delivery, experiments, failure analysis, financial, ISO, new product development, presentations, processes, Project Management, proposals, publications, research, Safety, strategic, TOC, validation

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