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TEAM OF SCIENTISTS

Dr. Kasilingam Rajkumar Director of IRMRA , more than 18 years of experience in the field of Rubber and Polymer technological research, Polymer Testing, Analytical testing, Compounding, Product development, Project Management etc.

Educational Background:

M. Sc (Chemical sciences) Central University, Pondicherry,
M. Tech Rubber Technology IIT Kharagpur
M.B.A Operations Management SMU, Manipal.
Ph. D (Polymer Chemistry – Nanocomposites) Bhrathiyar University, CBE NET and GATE-1996 (Chemistry )qualified.

Awards & Achievements:

1. Recipient of ICAR award for Best Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research on Agricultural and allied sciences 
    [13-14], from Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India.
2. Bharat Seva Ratan Gold Medal Award by GEPRA, New Delhi.
3. Appreciation from Nuclear Recycle Board, BARC for indigenization of Rubber Gauntlet.
4. IRMRA – Meritorious Cash Award for successful development of Rubber Gauntlets.
5. NAIP award – 2012 for Rubber Dam project sponsored by World bank, from ICAR, GoI.
6. Best paper award for technical paper presented in IRMRA’s 22nd Rubber Conference held in 21-22nd Nov 2014 at New Delhi.
7. Appreciation President, Japan Standardization Committee for active participation of JRMA, Tokyo, as an Indian Technical Expert [3 times.]
8. ICAR award for outstanding Interdisciplinary team Research in Agricultural and allied sciences.

Areas of Expertise :

1. Indigenization of rubber products, Polymer nanocomposites, Bio-Fillers.
2. Environmental aspects in Rubber Industry, TPEs, Radiation resistant polymers, Special Rubber.
3. Compound developments for nuclear and defence applications., Reverse engineering and Life.
4. Prediction of Rubber Products, Quality Control and Improvement.Email : rk@irmra.org, director@irmra.org

Telephone : 2267873209

Ms. Suchismita Sahoo Assistant Director of IRMRA, Over 10 years of experience in failure analysis, product development, material selection in rubber and allied materials.

Head:Customer Service Cell Marketing and Business Development.

Educational background:

M.Tech in Rubber Technology, IIT , Kharagpur.
M.Sc in Chemistry (Polymer), Utkal University.

Areas of Research :

1. Bio – materials for rubber.
2. Polymer nanocomposite.
3. Wear resistance of rubber.
4. Reverse engineering.
5. Structure – Property Corelation.
6. Natural rubber modification.

Publications :

5 Publications in International Journals and 1 patent, several conference papers.

Awards and Achievements :

Winner of Raghupati Singhannia Gold medal in M.Tech.Email :ss@irmra.org

Phone :2267873202

Mr.T.V.Sethumadhavan Assistant Director of IRMRA, Lindustrial R&D experience of over 22 years in the rubber and other polymers in versatile fields. 

Head:Product Development, Industrial Consultancy, Third Party Inspection Services.

Educational Background:

Masters in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.
M.Tech in Polymer Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Diploma in “Electrical Insulation Technology” conducted by Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturer’s Association (IEEMA).

Achievements:

8 patent applications in the area of polymer composition, processing & applications.

Areas of Expertise:

1. Rubber formulation, Product and Process development.
2. Manufacture of Rubber products.
3. Polymer and Composite Insulation Design, Processing and Product Development.
4. Project management and execution.
5. Vendor audit.

Publications :

Author / Co-author of 3 international papers.Email :sm@irmra.org

Phone :2267873223

MR. MOHAMAD ANIS Assistant Director of IRMRA ,Having more than 25 years of experience in product development and processing. 

Head:Processing.

Education:

M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1986.
Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial and Analytical Chemistry from Ruia College, Matunga.

Achievements:

He has executed several product development assignments at IRMRA, which are sponsored by Indian Navy, BARC, and Defence sectors.

Areas of Expertise:

Rubber Processing, Formulation Develeopment, Indigenization of rubber products.

Publications :

Co-Authored three Technical papers reported by IRMRA.Email :ma@irmra.org

Phone :2267873223

Mr. Neetish Shukla Assistant Director of IRMRA ,7 years of experience in tire testing, R & D and quality management. 

Head:Tyre Center Training QMS.

Educational Background:

M.Sc. (Chemistry) , Delhi University.
M.Tech. (Rubber Technology) , IIT Kharagpur.

Areas of Expertise:

1. Tyre testing & Failure Investigation.
2. Cut Tyre Analysis .
3. New method / Specification development.
4. Quality and Laboratory Management system activities.
5. A Technical Assessor  for NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
1. IRCA Certified Lead Assessor for ISO 9001:2008.

Awards and Achievements:

1. Presented 03 papers in the National Conference.
2. Panelist at 02 International Seminars on Tyre Technology.

Publications :

02 article publication on tyres in Polymer & Tyre Asia.Email :ns@irmra.org

Phone :2267873222

Mr. Sachin Barve Senior Scientific Officer,12 years of experience in testing and development of tires and rubber products. 

Head:Tyre Center Training QMS.

Educational Background:

M.Sc. (Chemistry) , Delhi University.
M.Tech. (Rubber Technology) , IIT Kharagpur.

Areas of Expertise:

1. Tyre testing & Failure Investigation.
2. Cut Tyre Analysis .
3. New method / Specification development.
4. Quality and Laboratory Management system activities.
5. A Technical Assessor  for NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
1. IRCA Certified Lead Assessor for ISO 9001:2008.

Awards and Achievements:

1. Presented 03 papers in the National Conference.
2. Panelist at 02 International Seminars on Tyre Technology.

Publications :

02 article publication on tyres in Polymer & Tyre Asia.Email :ns@irmra.org

Phone :2267873222

Mr. N A Phondke Senior Officer – Customer Service Cell,  33 years’ experience in R&D,Testings & Technical services in the field of Rubber &allied products. 

Education:

BSc, Chemistry, ( Mumbai University).DPRI(UK).

Areas of Expertise:

Received two times best performance award.

Publications :

Co-author of four technical papers.Email :nap@irmra.org

Phone :2267873202

Mr. Manohar Nawale Senior Scientific Officer, More than 20 years of experience in testing and R & D in rubber and allied materials. 

Head: Chemical and Physical Tetsing

Education:

M.Sc, Chemistry.

Areas of Expertise:

Chemical testing of polymers, Instrumental techniques of characterization.

Publications :

1 Article.Email :mn@irmra.org

Phone :2267873219

B. S. Yadav, Jr. Scientific Officer of IRMRA is looking after Mechanical Testing Department. He is Science graduate. He has 31 years of experience in Rubber industry. He has Co-Authored two technical papers reported by IRMRA. He joined IRMRA in April, 1991.

Gnana Sandeep S.R, Senior Scientific Officer

Head: Processing
Education:

M.Tech Polymer Science & Technology and B.E In Polymer Science & Technology.

Areas of Expertise:

Product development & Processing
1. Design & Development of ECG monitoring device.
2. Design & Development of Blood sugar Monitoring device.
3. Design & Development of auto-dispenser for health care products.
4. Research work on FRP insulators in Electric Grids.
5. Research work on Bio compatible adhesives in medical applications.
6. Technical coordinator for installation & commissioning of Zeppelin -Carbon charging system, Color Service –Dosing technology of     Rubber chemicals and Banbury Mixer.
7. Design & development of High performance Rubber air sleeve suspension below.

Dr. Bharat Kapgate, Working as Senior Scientific Officer at IRMRA since oct 2015, looking after Training and QMS department and also involved in R&D activities. 

I have completed my post graduation, M.Sc in Organic Chemistry from Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University in 2008 & worked as a Lecturer in Polytechnic College, Nagpur for one year (during 2009-10). In July 2010, I joined as Full time Research Scholar at Department of Chemistry, Visvesvarya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur. My PhD thesis involves the studies on reinforcement effect of in situ generated nano silica by sol-gel process into rubber and rubber blend matrices. As part of my research work I published 9 International Journal Publication and 1 Book Chapter and presented my research work in several National and International Conferences. My core research area includes reinforcement of rubber matrix with nano filler, non-black type in particular with emphasis on the modification rubber-filler interface (rubber modification / filler surface modification). Investigating the structure-property correlation of the composite materials for understanding the behavior and properties of the rubber-filler interface which is key factor for the most property enhancement. Also, worked on the preparation and utilization of Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) as multifunctional nano material for removal of dyes and removal of toxic pollutants from water by adsorption or catalytic method and also, as an additive for polymer matrix. I have the experience of teaching as Assistant Professor for the period of June 2014 to October 2015, at Engineering College, Nagpur

Areas of Expertise:

1. Rubber nano composites.
2. Bio composites. 
3. Synthesis and modification of nano fillers.

Publications :

1. 12 International Journal Publications.
2. 01 Book Chapter.
3. Google Scholar  ResearchGate

ADMINISTRATION

Prashant Prabhakar Bankar, Sr. HR Officer of IRMRA is looking after HR & Admin department. He has completed Masters of Social Work from Mumbai University. He has 13 years experience of working in HR & Admin in various organizations. He joined IRMRA on 01.10.2012.

Hemant Rajendra Khairnar, Asst. Finance Officer of IRMRA, is looking after Accounts department. He is a Commerce graduate. He has 3+ years experience in accounting. He joined IRMRA on 19.04.2012.

Mr. Chetan Deshmuch, Maintanance Officer of IRMRA, is looking after Maintanance department. He is a Commerce graduate. He has 3+ years experience in accounting. He joined IRMRA on 19.04.2012.

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