INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR POLYMERS AND SOFT MATTER
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING
THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, HOUSTON, TX 77204-4004, USA, Phone no: 713-743-9241, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com
Nineteen awards including three from the prestigious Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (1997 Whitby award, 2002 Chemistry of TPE award, 2022 Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology award), Commonwealth Award, U.K., the TCP award, The British Council, 2019 SPE International Education Award, USA, JSPS Award, Japan, 2021 JL White Innovation award of the Polymer Processing Society, USA, 1989 STANTON REDCROFT-ITAS award of the Indian Thermal Analysis Society etc.
Research Themes and Expertise: Polymer nanocomposites and nanomaterials, Thermoplastic elastomers, polymer blends, Polymer modification, Thermal analysis of polymers, Rubber technology, Failure and degradation of polymers, Waste polymer recycling, Sustainable polymer from renewable sources, Adhesion and adhesives.
More than six hundred research papers in the international peer reviewed journals.
Eight books published from USA/UK, and two co-authored books from USA.
Thirty five book chapters in the international books
Member of the Editorial Board of the eight International research journals ; Associate Editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology, an American Chemical Society journal
Guest Editor, Frontiers issue 2019, Rubber Chemistry and Technology; Guest Editor, Green Synthesis processes of polymers and composites, Processes, MDPI, April 2021
Co-editor of the special issue of Polymer and Composite Characterization of the Journal of Macromolecular Science (USA), 1989
Twenty-two patents granted, including a German, three Japanese and two US Patents.
Fifty three Ph.D. students guided and four under guidance.
More than fifty research projects brought to IIT Kharagpur and the University of Houston.
Twenty four technologies transferred to industry including the tank pad and rubberized road wheel for battle tank and seals for MIG aircraft, Electron beam curable cables and energy optimized belts, Rubber covered rolls for Cold Rolling Mill (CRM) of TATA STEEL.
Former Professor of Eminence, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA).
Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.
INAE Chair Professor, 2017-2019.
Founder Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna ( an independent major institute).
Major assignment at IIT Kharagpur: Dean (Sponsored Research & Industrial Consultancy) and Head, Rubber Technology Centre.
More than fifty plenary and invited lectures delivered abroad.
Four years of postdoctoral experience at the University of Akron.
Outstanding contribution to the growth and development of rubber industries in India. Awarded KM Philip award.
Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA, 2017.
Distinguished Visitor Award, University of Auckland, NZ, 2019.
Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur, 2019.
Syed Husain Zaheer Medal, 2020 for outstanding research in Engineering and Technology by the Indian National Science Academy.
2021 JL White Innovation award of the Polymer Processing Society, USA.
2022 Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology award, ACS Rubber Div., USA.