Expertise in the area of
Plastics Waste Management & Recycling; in particular Mechanical Recycling of waste Plastics to value added products & prototypes with innovations in process & material designs.
Experience in sustainable recovery of plastics & plastic based products while rendering efforts towards light weighting of packaging, improving the performance characteristics for various targeted application
Expertise in development of Compostable Plastics – an alternative to petrochemical feedstocks with improved properties for suitable end use
Handling of Plastics generated from Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipments (WEEE) and conversion of the same to vale added products
Undertaken several Consultancy assignments in the areas of Mechanical Recycling & Development of Compostable Plastics with leading Industries like M/s ITC Bengaluru, M/s PepsiCo India Pvt Ltd, M/s GXT Green USA, M/s Sabic Bengaluru etc.
Published 254 nos of Research papers in peer reviewed International Journals till date.
Undertaken 30 Research Projects successfully through different funding agencies with desired deliverables.
Supervised 22 Nos of Ph.D Thesis in the areas of E-Waste Recycling, Compostable Plastics, Nanocomposites, Composites
Contributed 07 Nos of Books/ Book Chapters in the area of Polymer / Material Science & Engineering & Edited 02 Nos of Books with International publishers.
Lead 06 Nos of International Projects in the area of Polymer Composites, Coatings, Adhesives Taken initiatives in taking up R&D Projects with Defence PSUs as a part of indigenization activity
Guided 46 Nos of M.Tech Thesis in the area of Polymer Science & Technology
Successfully completed 02 Nos of Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the area of Green Transportation Network & Sustainable Green Materials
Recognized as an Adjunct Faculty for Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa
Generated Intellectual Property in the area of E-waste Recycling, Composites/nanocomposites, and Zwitterionic based Polymer Coatings for marine applications & transferred 01 technology to the Industry in the area of E-waste Recycling & 02 Nos are in progress
Actively involved in standardization activities with respect to ISO TC/61 for Biodegradability and terminology of plastics.
Member BIS, PCD-12 committee & member of various core committees formed by Govt. of India.
Director (Principal Scientist)
Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology