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Expert in Agrochemical formulations, surfactant development and applications

Expert ID: 737769 Australia

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• Development of formulations and their applications in field and developing in-house methods of agrochemical formulations like emulsifiable concentrates (EC), microemulsions (ME), wettable dust granules (WDG), suspension concentrates (SC), soluble liquids (SL), suspoemulsions (SE) and compatibility studies with fertilizers and micronutrients. Development of house hold pest control products for global requirements for liquid vaporizers, aerosols, coils, self-emanating systems etc.
• Developing testing protocols and preparing technical dossiers and supporting registration processes.
• Studying surfactant application and characterization for development of formulations and finding role of adjuvants for improving stability, high loading of actives, rainfastness, volatility, penetration etc.
• Developing novel pesticide formulations and resolving technical issues of existing formulations
• Studying for improvement in formulation applications using Critical Micelle Concentration of Surfactant, spread ability, wetting, particle size impacts using surfactants and Dendrimers (adjuvant) in Aqueous Solution; Suitability of dendrimers for enhanced performance with different types of formulations like EC, SL, SC, ME etc.; New Lab (currently functional); Physical Characteristics of different types of Dendrimers (adjuvant)
• Rich exposure in method development on instruments like GC-MS, LC-MS/MS and extensive studies on Surface Tension, Contact Angle, Particle Size, Shear Viscosity, & critical micelle concentration
• Coordinating with different teams (stakeholders) for timely delivery of projects
• An achievement - oriented professional with excellent people management skills to manage change with ease

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: PhD Subject: Studies on Microemulsions of Pyrethroids Institution: Choudhary Charan Singh University
Year: 1993 Degree: M.Sc Subject: Agrochemicals & Pest Management Institution: University of Delhi
Year: 1993 Degree: Post graduate diploma Subject: Agrochemicals & Pest control Institution: University of Delhi
Year: 1991 Degree: B.Sc Subject: Agrochemicals & Pest control Institution: University of Delhi

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 26.1020213 to 04.112021 Employer: Nutrien Ag Solution Title: Research Manager Department: Research & Development
Responsibilities:
Formulation development
Formulation characterization and stability studies
Formulation application
Quality control
Lab management
Team management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: Reckittbenckiser Title: Manager R&D Department: Resareach & Development
Responsibilities:
 Piloted research & development on new product innovation of pesticide formulation in home care like Aerosol Technology, Emanation Technology, Coil, Personal Repellents, Gel Baits and Self Emanating Products under Brand “Mortein”
 Provided proactive technical assistance to formulation R&D Team and Global Local R&D Team
 Delivered technical assistance in resolving challenges of local R&Ds in different countries like Brazil, India, Australia, MENA, South Africa, Pakistan, Thailand, & Malaysia
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: SC Johnson Title: Research Manager Department: Research & Development
Responsibilities:
- Monitored development of Pesticide Formulations (AllOut, Baygon, OFF), Registration, Rolling out Products in India Market, & product protocols.
-  Spearheaded the R&D for Product Development.
Team management and lab management.
 Established new lab as per global standards
 Pivotal in establishing the Kitchen cleaners and Toilet Cleaners products in India
 Contributed in development of products on Liquid Vaporizers, Aerosols, Personal Repellents, Coils and Repellent Creams & Lotions for Indian market
 Developed methods for formulation testing and validated at plant level
 developing alternative cost-effective formulations
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: Sriram Institute of Industrial Research Title: Sr. Scientist Department: Pesticide and residues
Responsibilities:
Spearheaded the team of Pesticides & Residues; managed projects related to residual analysis, troubleshooting of pesticide formulations, and impurity profile of pesticides

Highlights:
 Managed sophisticated instruments like GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC, HPLC, Solid Phase Extractor Work Station (SPE), HPTLC, FT-IR, UV, Surface Tensiometer, & Particle Size Analyzer
 Successfully developed method validation for residues in different matrix like Honey, Milk, Meat & Poultry Products, Herbal Products, Cold Drinks, Fruits & Vegetables, and so on
 Played a key role in complying with CIB guidelines while conducting shelf life studies of pesticides and container; persistence/ degradation studies of pesticides in natural as well as laboratory conditions
 Pivotal in maintaining & upgrading the quality systems related to ISO 9001, NABL, European Union, & EIC
 Developed surfactants / formulations for pesticides formulations for pesticide industries
 Received Best Scientist Award / Appreciation from the management in 2005-2006
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 2005 Employer: India Glycols Limited Title: Deputy Manager Department: R&D
Responsibilities:
Monitored development of Surfactants for Agrochemical Formulations, Detergents, Cosmetics, and so on

Highlights:
 Successfully developed & commercialized wide spectrum emulsifiers for various agrochemical formulations
 Conducted detailed study with surfactants of various Hydrophobes on various solvents used in the agrochemical formulations on different hardness of water
 Developed, scaled up at plant level and commercialized Emulsion Polymerized Product
 Performed detailed studies on various stages of Microemulsions / Solubilisation of Pesticides
 Addressed & resolved problems of customers in North and West India related to agrochemical formulations
 Pivotal in developing cost effective surfactant for detergent industry
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: ICI India Limited Title: Research Chemist Department: Research & Development
Responsibilities:
Managed development of Surfactants for Agrochemical Formulations, technical support, manufacturing support.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2013 Country / Region: India Summary: working as global R&D Manager for Pest category for brand Mortein.
Years: 2013 to Present Country / Region: Australia Summary: Working for Nutrien Ag solution for development of formulation and use of dendrimer technology.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
1. Research Manager
2. Sr. Scientist
3. Deputy Manager
4. Research Chemist
Awards / Recognition
Best employee of the year in SC Johnson
Best employee of year in Sri ram institute of industrial research
Work recognition by starpharma.
Publications and Patents Summary
 Patent applied on “Novel Dendrimers” for Agrochemical formulation PCT/AU2016/051246 dated 16.12.2016 by Starpharma Pty Ltd.
 Patent applied for “PEHAM Dendrimers for use in Agriculture” dated 16.02.2015 by Starpharma Pty Ltd.
 Patent applied on “Liquid Insecticidal Compositions for Emanation by a Heat Source” WO 2013144596, Publication date October 3, 2013 by Reckitt Benckiser India Ltd.
 Paper presented “Role of Surfactants in Pesticide Formulation” Indian Institute of Chemicals Engineers (Northern Regional Centre), Delhi 10-11 Aug’07
 Paper presented in UDCT, Mumbai on “Role of Surfactants in Emulsifiable Concentrates” in May’01
 Paper presented “Solubilisation of Agrochemical Active Ingredients by Ethoxylated Surfactants in Water” presented in 5th World Conference in Italy, CESIO2000
 Paper presented “Synergistic Effect of Non-ionic Surfactants for Self-emulsifiability of Agrochemical Actives” presented in 5th World Conference in Italy, CESIO2000
 Paper on Pesticide Formulation Development “Role of Surfactants in ECs”, published in Chemical Business in Jul’99
 Paper on “Eco friendly Formulations Development In Asia”, presented in Conference of “Asia Pacific Crop Protection” in Feb’98 in Mumbai

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Imparted training on “Pesticide Formulations and Future Trends in Household” to Global Team, Sep’11

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Hindi Native

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