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Expert in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Zeolite, Molecular Sieve, Materials Chemistry

Expert ID: 728966 India

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Expert has extensive expertize in the synthesis, characterization and application of zeolites and related molecular sieves


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry (Applied Catalysis) Institution: National Chemical Laboratory, India
Year: 1992 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: Jadavpur University, Calcutta

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert Department: School of Technology Responsibilities: Teaching and Research in Materials and Engineering Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: Title: Head Department: Responsibilities: Research and product development of heterogeneous catalysts including molecular sieves, zeolites, silica, clay and alumina;
Technical support to Marketing, Quality, Operations, and Procurement.
Years: 2009 to 2009 Employer: Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities: Facilitate R&D administration and subordinate development by active involvement;
Overall R&D management including product and process development;
Evaluate manufacturing processes to improve efficiencies and to deliver superior product characteristics;
Technical support to Marketing, Quality, Operations, and Procurement;
Keeping track of PMP (Product Maintenance Procedure) and PDP (Product Development Procedure);
Liaison with group corporate office for the updates on monthly progress and reporting;
In-charge of EHS and housekeeping aspects of R&D department.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Title: Process Development Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Trained in Six Sigma Green Belt total quality management system including MINITAB software operation;
Introduced a better and cheaper acrylic resin for the manufacturing of glass fibre veil leading to 30% reduction in downtime, and products with better tensile strengths;
Successfully coordinated trial with a formaldehyde-free resin of lower viscosity which can lead to increase in line speed and production by approximately 20%;
Identified the chemicals on site, ranked them in terms of risk to the plant if loss of supply, and worked closely with the suppliers to introduce new or alternative raw materials in the process for improvement and cost reduction;
Acted as trial leader in many trials for new product development, new market and customers;
Took lead role in management of change, and executed for further development in diversified areas;
Took lead role in the compliance of EU - REACH regulation with the chemical suppliers.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Title: Senior Manager Department: Responsibilities: Leading role in the up-scaling and commercialization of titanium silicate catalyst for propylene epoxidation;
Cost reduction in titanium silicate catalyst up to 40% using novel route of synthesis;
Actively involved in the preparation and commercialization of zeolite-based additive for FCC process in refineries;
Actively involved in the manufacture of catalyst for chlorination of aromatics;
Active role in team management, liaison with marketing department and customers, and appraisal of subordinates;
Active role in the documentation and certification of R&D department for BVQI/UKAS ISO9001-2000 and ISO14000-2004.
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Title: Department: Institute of Mineralogy Responsibilities: Scientific Research.
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: Gifu University, Japan Title: Department: Applied Chemistry Responsibilities: Scientific & Industrial Research.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: United Kingdom/ West Yorkshire Summary: Working with Owens Corning as Process Development Chemist
Years: 2001 to 2004 Country / Region: Germany/Bochum Summary: Worked in Ruhr University as postdoctoral fellow
Years: 1997 to 2001 Country / Region: Japan/Gifu Summary: Worked in Gifu University as postdoctoral fellow

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
1997-1998: Member, American Chemical Society;
1998 onwards: Member, International Zeolite Association.
2012 onwards: Liffe Member, The Indian Society for Technical Education
Awards / Recognition
Postdoctoral fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Postdoctoral fellowship (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS, Tokyo)
Senior research fellowship (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, New Delhi)
Junior research fellowship (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, New Delhi)
University Gold Medal for First Rank in M.Sc. in Chemistry
Qualified with high rank in the joint CSIR-UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) examination for junior research fellowship and eligibility for lectureship in chemical sciences
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 25 articles published in international journals/ books; 13 articles in academic conferences; 1 patent published.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Japanese He is fluent in speaking, can manage to read and write
German He can read, write and speak fairly well.

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