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Expert in Polymers & Textiles

Expert ID: 733668 Rhode Island, USA

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Consulting in the area, actual designing of several products i.e designing, making and testing of unique packaging system. The product is in the process of being commercialized. Unique tire cord design is made to be patented with significant improved life of the tire. Several products in the area of ballistics, blast, crumpling zone have been made. Suture material improved for Johnson & Johnson USA. Unique geomembrane material developed, commercialized and successfully implemented at odd fifteen locations for water conservation. Through basic material understanding, design of a number of products are available. A unique material have been developed with exceptional impact properties and this would find a very large number of applications like car bumper, dam strengthening, ammunition storage; this is just to name a few. Recently consulting advice has been offered for superior insole for the shoe.

(i) Tire cord production and properties advice: SRF Ltd. Chennai, India.(ii) Polyester film production and properties advice: Garware Polyesters, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.(iii) PP/HDPE Tape production and properties advice: A factory in Shahibabad, UP, India(iv) Geomembrane advice and project implementation. This led to saving of significant quantities of water and land. Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd., Gujarat, India.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Fiber Science Institution: Indian Institute of Tech., Kanpur, India
Year: 1968 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Physics Institution: University of Udaipur, Udaipur,Raj., India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1974 to 2016 Employer: IIT Delhi Title: Professor Department: Textile Technology Responsibilities: Teaching & Research, Academic Administration, Consulting
Years: 1973 to 1974 Employer: Shri Ram Inst - Indl Res. Title: Joint Professor Department: Polymer Responsibilities: Applied research in polymers

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1985 to 1986 Country / Region: USA/ Ohio Summary: AIr force Materials Lab,Scientist, High performance Fibers
Years: 1981 to 1981 Country / Region: UK / Manchester Summary: Uni of Manchester,Visiting Scientist, Glass reinforced Polypropylene
Years: 1978 to 1979 Country / Region: USA/Massachusetts Summary: Uni of Mass., Res. Asso., Crystallization of Polyester: GE

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Asian Polymer Association(APA); Since 2007
President, Fibre Forum India, 2001 to 2009
Professional Appointments
Expert member in a committee of Project Executive (Small Business Innovation Research Initiative), Biotech Consortium India Limited, DBT, for evaluation of a project on Production of Banana Fibers by M/s Vel Natural Fibers, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, 17-18 July, 2012 & 25-26 February, 2015.
Expert member of PRMC, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India,meeting of the project "Evaluation of the effectiveness of locally available fibers for water storage tank construction in rural villages for watershed management" at IIT Bombay, 2 Dec 2013.
Member, Research Advisory Board; Birla Research Institute for Applied Sciences, Birla Nagar, M.P.; DSIR approved R&D unit having significant research activities in areas of regenerated cellulosic fibres; May 2004-2008
Member of joint panel ICAR-CWC, Govt of India 2004-6.
Joint Professor, Centre for Polymer Science and Engg.(CPSE), IIT Delhi, India; 2001 to 2010
Awards / Recognition
G.D. Birla Award for "Development of Tape Production System"
Publications and Patents Summary
(i)Around ninety publications in the area of polymers & fibers. A part relate to structure and properties. (ii)Unique material development, resulting in products and possibilities of several major product developments.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
(i) Insurance claim in a case related to employs disturbance in Indorama Synthetics, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
(ii) Insurance claim for fire in textile factory in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Vendor Selection
Help the institute(IITD) for buying of major instruments and Laboratory equipments.
Marketing Experience
Marketed geomembrane for a company. Started with Tech transfer of the developed material to the company.
Other Relevant Experience
Member of several committees in Government, Universities and private industries for purposes such as project evaluations and monitoring.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent in read, write and speak
Hindi Excellent in read, write and speak

Fields of Expertise

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