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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:

  1. M. Sc (Chemical sciences) Central University, Pondicherry.
  2. M. Tech Rubber Technology IIT Kharagpur.
  3. M.B.A Operations Management SMU, Manipal.
  4. 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 : +91-022-67873209

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:

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

Areas of Research :

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

Awards and Achievements :

  1. Winner of Raghupati Singhannia Gold medal in M.Tech.

Email : ss@irmra.org

Phone : 2267873202

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

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:

  1. Masters in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.
  2. M.Tech in Polymer Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology.
  3. 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.

Email : sm@irmra.org

Phone : 2267873223

Author / Co-author of 3 international papers.

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

Head: Processing.

Education Background:

  1. M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1986.
  2. 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.

Email : ma@irmra.org

Phone : 2267873223

Co-Authored three Technical papers reported by IRMRA.

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:

  1. M.Sc. (Chemistry) , Delhi University.
  2. 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.
  6. 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.

Email : ns@irmra.org

Phone : 2267873222

02 article publication on tyres in Polymer & Tyre Asia.

Dr. Debdipta Basu, Assistant Director and Centre Head (East Centre)

Head : Assistant Director and Centre Head (East Centre)

Educational Background : 

1. Ph.D in Elastomers , Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
2. M.Sc. in Materials Science, S P University, Gujarat.
3. B.Sc.(Honours) in Industrial Chemistry, RKMV Belur, Calcutta University.
 

Areas of Research : Functional elastomers, green rubber, polymer nano composites, self-healing polymer, smart rubber and composites

Awards and Achievements :

  1. Ranked First class First in Calcutta University during B.Sc in Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Calcutta University.
  2. Hold Distinction Marks (1st class 1st as well) in M.Sc and recipient of Gold Medal from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat.
  3. Recipient of Prestigious INSPIRE Fellowship in the year of 2010 by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  4. Recipient of Leibniz Scholarship to work as a Ph.D student in the year of 2011 at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany.
  5. Recipient of DKG (German rubber society) award for “outstanding thesis and contribution to rubber science and technology” in May, 2016 in Marseburg, Germany.

Email : db@irmra.org

Phone : 8197606600

  1. Advances in layered double hydroxide (LDH)-based elastomer composites D.Basu, A.Das, K.W.Stöckelhuber, U.Wagenknecht, G.Heinrich Progress in Polymer Science, 39 (3), 2014, 594-626
  2. Evidence for an in-situ developed polymer phasein ionic elastomers D.Basu, A.Das, K.W.Stöckelhuber, D.Jehnichen, P.Formanek, G.Heinrich Macromolecules,47(10), 2014, 3436-3450
  1. Unmodified LDH as reinforcing filler for XNBR and the development of flame retardant elastomer composites D.Basu, J.J.George, A.Das, D.Y.Wang, U.Wagenknecht, K.W.Stöckelhuber, A.Leuteritz, B.Kutlu, G.Heinrich Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 87(4), 2014, 606-616
  1. Fire-safe and environmentally friendly nanocomposites based on layered double hydroxides and ethylene propylene diene elastomer D Basu. A Das, D Y Wang, J J George, K W Stoeckelhuber, R Boldt, A Leuteritz, G Heinrich RSC Advances, 6(31), 2016, 26425-26436
  1. Super thermoplastic vulcanizates based on carboxylated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (XNBR) and polyamide (PA12) T Chatterjee, D Basu, A Das, S Wiessner, K Naskar, G Heinrich, European Polymer Journal, 78, 2016, 235-252
  1. Ionic modification turns commercial rubber into a self-healing material Amit Das, Aladdin Sallat, Frank Böhme, Marcus Suckow, Debdipta Basu, Sven Wießner, Klaus Werner Stöckelhuber, Brigitte Voit, Gert Heinrich, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(37), 2015, 20623-20630
  1. Stearate modified zinc-aluminium layered double hydroxides and acrylonitrile buta diene rubber nano composites S.B.Eshwaran, D.Basu, B.Kutlu, A.Leuteritz, U.Wagenknecht, K.W.Stöckelhuber, K.Naskar, A.Das, G.Heinrich Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 53, 1, 2014, 65-73
  1. Reinforced chloroprene rubber by in situ generated silica particles: Evidence of bound rubber on the silica surface , Bharat P Kapgate, Chayan Das, Amit Das, Debdipta Basu, Sven Wiessner, Uta Reuter, Gert Heinrich, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133(30), 2016
  1. Rubber composites based on silane-treated stöbersilica and nitrile rubber : Interaction of treated silica with rubber matrix B.P.Kapgate, C.Das, D.Basu, A.Das,G.Heinrich Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, 46, 2014
  1. Naturally occurring amino acids: a suitable substitute of N-N‟ Di-phenyl guanidine (DPG) in silica tyre formulation S.Debnath, A.Das, D.Basu, G.Heinrich Kautschuk Gummi Kunststoffe, 66, 2013, 25-31
  1. Effect of sol-gel derived in situ silica on the morphology and mechanical behavior of natural rubber and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber blends B.P.Kapgate, C.Das, A.Das, D.Basu, U.Reuter, G.Heinrich Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 62, 2012, 501-509
  1. Effect of silane integrated sol-gel derived in situ silica on the properties of acrylonitrile rubber B.P.Kapgate, C.Das, D.Basu, A.Das, G.Heinrich Journal of Applied Polymer Science,(15), 2014
  1. Exploring the role of stearic acid in modified zinc aluminum layered double hydroxides and their acrylonitrile butadiene rubber nanocomposites S.B.Eshwaran, D.Basu, S.R.Vaikuntam, B.Kutlu, S.Wiessner, A.Das, K.Naskar, G.Heinrich Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132 (9), 2015, 41539
  1. Compatibilization of natural rubber/nitrile rubber blends by sol–gel nano-silica generated by in situ methodNaresh D Bansod, Bharat P Kapgate, Chayan Das, Amit Das, Debdipta Basu, Subhas Chandra Debnath, 2016/11/1, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Volume80, Issue2, Pages- 548-559
  1. Controlled growth of in situ silica in a NR/CR blend by a solution sol–gel method and the studies of its composite properties, Naresh D Bansod, Bharat P Kapgate, Chayan Das, Debdipta Basu, Subhas Chandra Debnath, Kumarjyoti Roy, Sven Wiessner, 2015, RSC Advances, Volume5, Issue66, Pages53559-53568

Book Chapter:

  1. Nanostructured ionomeric elastomers Debdipta Basu, Amit Das, Klaus Werner Stoeckelhuber, Sven Wießner Advances in Polymer Science, 2016, 1-32
  1. Layered double hydroxide (LDH) rubber nano composites Debdipta Basu, Amit Das, Gert Heinrich Invited contribution for a book chapter in “Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nano materials, Kobayashi, Shiro; Müllen, Klaus (Eds.) “, 2015 Springer
  1. Rubber nano composites Amit Das, Debdipta Basu, Gert Heinrich Invited contribution for a book chapter in “Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Kobayashi, Shiro; Müllen, Klaus (Eds.) “, 2015 Springer

Dr. Rupesh Rohan, Assistant Director, Physical Testing Department, Academic and Training Department 

Educational Background:

  1. Ph.D. in Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore     
  2. M. Tech in Rubber Technology, Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
  3. M. Sc in Chemistry, C.S.J.M. Kanpur University, India

Research Experience: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Industrial Experience:

  1. Saint-Gobain India Private Limited India (Research & Development), Chennai (India)
  2. 20 Microns Nano Mineral Ltd. Vadodara (India)
  3. Bony Polymers Pvt. Ltd. Faridabad (India)

Areas of Research: Rubber, Polymer, Energy Materials, Lithium batteries and super capacitors, Gas storage materials

Awards and Achievements:  

  1. Received the prestigious fellowship co-funded from Singapore-Peking-Oxford Research Enterprise (SPORE) and Office of Provost (PVO) for PhD course at NUS, Singapore
  2. Qualified GRE General Test -2010
  3. Qualified TOEFL -2010
  4. CSIR-JRF Fellowship and Lectureship: Qualified and awarded with the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in 2007 (Chemical Sciences)
  5. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): Qualified in 2006 (Chemistry)

Email : rr@irmra.org; rupeshrohan21@gmail.com

Contact : +91-22-67873222  | +91-8291404906

PATENT

H. Cheng, Y. Sun, R. Rohan. Polyamide Single Ion Conducting Composite Polymer Electrolyte, US Provisional Application No: 61/768,662; International Publication Number: WO 2014/129971 A1; International Publication Date: 28 August 2014.

RESEARCH PAPERS

Published

  • R. Rohan, T.C. Kuo, C.Y. Chiou, Y.L. Chang, C.C. Li, J.T. Lee, Low-cost and sustainable corn starch as a high-performance aqueous binder in silicon anodes via in situ cross-linking. Journal of Power Sources,2018, 396, 459-466 ( DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.06.045)
  • R. Rohan, T. C. Kuo, M. W. Chen, J. T. Lee. Nanofiber Single-Ion Conducting Electrolytes- An Approach for High Performance Lithium Batteries at Ambient Temperature. ChemElectroChem, 2017,4, 2178-2183 (DOI: 10.1002/celc.201700389) Cover Picture (9/2017)
  • R. Rohan, T. C. Kuo, J.H. Lin, Y.C. Hsu, J. T. Lee. Dinitrile-mononitrile based electrolyte system for lithium ion batteries application with the decomposition mechanism of mononitriles in lithium ambience. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120, 6450-6458 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b00980)
  • R. Rohan, K. Pareek, Z. Chen, W. Cai, G. Xu, Y. Zhang , H. Cheng. A high performance polysiloxane-based single ion conducting polymeric electrolyte membrane for applications in lithium ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 20267-20276 (DOI: 10.1039/C5TA02628H)
  • R. Rohan, K. Pareek, W. Cai, Y.Zhang G. Xu, D. Zhao H. Cheng.  Melamine-Terepthalaldhyde-Lithium Complex: A Porous Organic Network Based Single Ion Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3,5132-5139 (DOI : 10.1039/C4TA06855F)
  • R. Rohan, Y. Sun, W. Cai, K. Pareek, Y. Zhang, G. Xu, H. Cheng . Functionalized Meso/Macro-Porous Single Ion Polymeric Electrolyte For Applications in Lithium Ion Batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2(9), 2960-2967. (DOI: 10.1039/C3TA13765A)
  • R. Rohan, Y. Sun, W. Cai, Y. Zhang, K. Pareek, G. Xu, H. Cheng . Functionalized Polystyrene Based Single Ion Conducting Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Batteries. Solid State Ionics,2014, 268 294-299. (DOI:10.1016/j.ssi.2014.10.013)
  • R. Rohan, K. Pareek, W. Cai, G. Xu, Y. Zhang , H. Cheng . A pre-lithiated phloroglucinol based 3D porous framework as a single ion conducting electrolyte for lithium batteries. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 53140-53147. (DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09215B)
  • Y. Sun, R. Rohan, W. Cai, Y. Zhang, K. Pareek, G. Xu, A. Lin, H. Cheng . A Polyamide Single-Ion Electrolyte Membrane for Application in Lithium-Ion Batteries. Energy Technology, 2014, 2(8), 698-704.  (DOI: 10.1002/ente.201402041).  ‡These authors contributed equally.
  • H. Yen, R. Rohan, C.Y. Chiou, C.J Hsieh S. Bolloju, C.C Li, Y.F. Yang, C.W. Ong, J.T. Lee.  Hierarchy Concomitant in Situ Stable Iron(II)−Carbon Source Manipulation Using Ferrocenecarboxylic Acid for Hydrothermal Synthesis of LiFePO4 as High-Capacity Battery Cathode. Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 253, 227-238 (DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.09.065)
  • K. Pareek , R. Rohan, H. Cheng.Hydrogen Storage in a Crosslinked Phloroglucinol-Terephthalaldehyde Framework with Exposed Iron Sites. Journal of Material Sciences, 2017, 5(2),35-42.(DOI: 10.4172/2321-6212.1000168)
  • K. Pareek, R. Rohan, Z. Dan, H. Cheng . Ambient Temperature Hydrogen Storage in Porous Materials with Exposed Metal Sites. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(10), 6801–6809 (DOI : 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.01.209 )
  • S. Bolloju, R. Rohan, S.T. Wu, H.X. Yen, J. T. Lee . A green and facile approach for hydrothermal synthesis of LiFePO4 using iron metal directly. Electrochimica Acta, 2016, 220, 164-168. (DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.10.066)
  • Y. Zhang, R. Rohan, W. Cai, G. Xu, Yubao Sun, An Lin,  H. Cheng . Influence of Chemical Microstructure of Single Ion Polymeric Electrolyte Membranes on Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6(20), 17534-17542. (DOI: 10.1021/am503152m)
  • Y. Zhang, R. Rohan, Y. Sun, W. Cai, G. Xu, H. Cheng . A Gel Single Ion Polymer Electrolyte Membrane for Lithium-Ion Batteries with Wide-Temperature Range Operability. RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 21163-21170. (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA02729A)
  • K. Pareek, R. Rohan, H. Cheng .Polymeric organo-Magnesium Complex for Room Temperature Hydrogen Physisorption. RSC Advances, 2015, 5(15), 10886-10891. (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13439G)
  • Y. Zhang, W. Cai, R. Rohan, M. Pan, Y. Liu, Y. Sun, H. Cheng . Toward ambient temperature operation with all-solid-state lithium metal batteries with a sp3 boron-based solid single ion conducting polymer electrolyte. Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 306, 152-161 (DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.12.010)
  • K. Pareek, Q. Zhang, R. Rohan, H. Cheng .Room Temperature Hydrogen Physisorption on Exposed Iron Metals in Highly Cross-Linked Organo-Iron Complex. Advanced Materials Interfaces,2014, 1(9), 1400107 (DOI: 10.1002/admi.201400107)
  • K. Pareek, Q. Zhang, R. Rohan, H. Cheng . Highly Selective Carbon Dioxide Adsorption in Magnesium Functionalized Three-Dimensional Porous Organic Frameworks. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2014, 2, 13534-13540. (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13439G)
  • G. Xu, Y. Zhang, R. Rohan, W. Cai, H. Cheng . Synthesis, characterization and battery performance of a lithium poly (4-vinylphenol) phenolate borate composite membrane. Electrochimica Acta , 2014, 139(1), 264-269. (DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.06.173)
  • K. Pareek, Q. Zhang, R. Rohan, Y. Zhang, H. Cheng . Hydrogen Physisorption in Ionic Solid Compounds with Exposed Metal Cations at Room Temperature. RSC Advances, 2014,4, 33905-33910. (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04647A)
  • G. Xu, Y. Sun, R. Rohan, Y. Zhang, W. Cai, H. Cheng . A Lithium Poly(pyromellitic acid borate) Gel Electrolyte Membrane for Llithium Ion Batteries. Journal of Materials Science, 2014, 49(17),6111-6117 (DOI: 10.1007/s10853-014-8341-x)
  • Y. Zhang, J. W. Y. Ting, R. Rohan, W. Cai, J. Li, G. Xu, Z. X. Chen, A. Lin , H. Cheng. Fabrication of A Proton Exchange Membrane via Blended Sulfonimide Functionalized Polyamide. Journal of Materials Science.2014, 49 (9), 3442-3450. (DOI: 10.1007/s10853-014-8055-0)
  • Y. Zhang, Y. Sun,  G. Xu, W. Cai, R. Rohan, An Lin, H. Cheng . Lithium-Ion Batteries with A Wide Temperature Range Operability Enabled by Highly Conductive sp3 Boron-Based Single Ion Polymer Electrolytes. Energy Technology, 2014, 2(7), 643-650 (DOI: 10.1002/ente.201402010)
  • Y. Zhang, C. A. Lim, W. Cai, R. Rohan, G. Xu, Y. Sun, H. Cheng . Design and Synthesis of A Single Ion Conducting Block Copolymer Electrolyte with Multifunctionality for Lithium Ion Batteries. RSC Advances, 2014, 4(83), 43857-43864. (DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08709G)
  • W. Cai, Li Jing, Z. Yunfeng, X. Guodong, R. Rohan,Y. Sun, H. Cheng . Current Status and Future Prospects of Research on Single Ion Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Battery Applications. The Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society, 2014, 1(1), 7892. (DOI: 10.7521/j.issn.2095-7645.2014.01.11)       
  • Y. Zhang, G. Xu, Y. Sun, B. Han, W. T. T. Budiono,Z. Chen, R. Rohan, H. Cheng . A Class of sp3 Boron-Based Single-Ion Polymeric Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries. RSC Advances, 2013, 3(35), 14934-14937. (DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41167B)
  • G. Xu, R. Rohan, J. Li, H. Cheng . A novel sp3Al-based porous single-ion polymer electrolyte for lithium ion batteries. RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 32243-32349 (DOI: 10.1039/C5RA01126D)
  • K. Sharma, R. Rohan, P. Kumar, K. Pareek , Flexible Supercapacitor Based on Three-dimensional Cellulose/Graphite/Polyaniline Composite. International Journal of the Energy Research, 2018.  (DOI : 10.1002/er.4277)

CITATION INDICES (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)

h- index –  14

i 10-index– 17

Citations – 429

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:

  1. M.Sc. (Chemistry) , Delhi University.
  2. 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.

Email : ns@irmra.org

Phone :2267873222

02 article publication on tyres in Polymer & Tyre Asia.

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.

Email : nap@irmra.org

Phone : 2267873202

Co-author of four technical papers.

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 Testing

Education:

M.Sc, Chemistry.

Areas of Expertise:

Chemical testing of polymers, Instrumental techniques of characterization.

Email : mn@irmra.org

Phone : 2267873219

1 article publication on tyres in Polymer

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 joined IRMRA in April, 1991.

He has Co-Authored two technical papers reported by IRMRA.

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:

  1. Product development & Processing
  2. Design & Development of ECG monitoring device.
  3. Design & Development of Blood sugar Monitoring device.
  4. Design & Development of auto-dispenser for health care products.
  5. Research work on FRP insulators in Electric Grids.
  6. Research work on Bio compatible adhesives in medical applications.
  7. Technical coordinator for installation & commissioning of Zeppelin – Carbon charging system, Color Service –Dosing technology of  Rubber chemicals and Banbury Mixer.
  8. 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.

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 Deshmukh, 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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