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 Expert  728966

Expert in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Zeolite, Molecular Sieve, Materials Chemistry

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive expertize in the synthesis, characterization and application of zeolites and releted molecular sieves

molecular sieve




zeolite catalyst


heterogeneous catalysis


petrochemical catalysis


petroleum engineering

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1997   Ph.D.   Chemistry (Applied Catalysis)   National Chemical Laboratory, India  
1992   M.Sc.   Physical Chemistry   Jadavpur University, Calcutta  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to


(Undisclosed University)


School of Technology


Associate Professor


Teaching and Research in Materials and Engineering Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis

2010 to 2010


Gujarat Multi Gas Base Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.


Research & Development




Research and product development of heterogeneous catalysts including molecular sieves, zeolites, silica, clay and alumina; Technical support to Marketing, Quality, Operations, and Procurement.

2009 to 2009


Sika India Pvt. Ltd.


Technology Center




Facilitate R&D administration and subordinate development by active involvement; Overall R&D management including product and process development; Evaluate manufacturing processes to improve efficiencies and to deliver superior product characteristics; Technical support to Marketing, Quality, Operations, and Procurement; Keeping track of PMP (Product Maintenance Procedure) and PDP (Product Development Procedure); Liaison with group corporate office for the updates on monthly progress and reporting; In-charge of EHS and housekeeping aspects of R&D department.

2007 to 2008


Owens Corning Veil UK Ltd., Liversedge, UK


Process Technology


Process Development Chemist


Trained in Six Sigma Green Belt total quality management system including MINITAB software operation; Introduced a better and cheaper acrylic resin for the manufacturing of glass fibre veil leading to 30% reduction in downtime, and products with better tensile strengths; Successfully coordinated trial with a formaldehyde-free resin of lower viscosity which can lead to increase in line speed and production by approximately 20%; Identified the chemicals on site, ranked them in terms of risk to the plant if loss of supply, and worked closely with the suppliers to introduce new or alternative raw materials in the process for improvement and cost reduction; Acted as trial leader in many trials for new product development, new market and customers; Took lead role in management of change, and executed for further development in diversified areas; Took lead role in the compliance of EU - REACH regulation with the chemical suppliers.

2004 to 2007


Sud-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.


Reaseach & Development


Senior Manager


Leading role in the up-scaling and commercialization of titanium silicate catalyst for propylene epoxidation; Cost reduction in titanium silicate catalyst up to 40% using novel route of synthesis; Actively involved in the preparation and commercialization of zeolite-based additive for FCC process in refineries; Actively involved in the manufacture of catalyst for chlorination of aromatics; Active role in team management, liaison with marketing department and customers, and appraisal of subordinates; Active role in the documentation and certification of R&D department for BVQI/UKAS ISO9001-2000 and ISO14000-2004.

2001 to 2004


Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


Institute of Mineralogy


Humboldt Potdoctoral Fellow


Scientific Research.

1997 to 2001


Gifu University, Japan


Applied Chemistry


Proposal-based Researcher and Postdoc Fellow


Scientific & Industrial Research.

Career Accomplishments:

1997-1998: Member, American Chemical Society; 1998 onwards: Member, International Zeolite Association. 2012 onwards: Liffe Member, The Indian Society for Technical Education


2001: Postdoctoral fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation); 1999: Postdoctoral fellowship (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS, Tokyo); 1994: Senior research fellowship (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, New Delhi); 1992: Junior research fellowship (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, New Delhi); 1992: University Gold Medal for First Rank in M.Sc. in Chemistry; 1992: Qualified with high rank in the joint CSIR-UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) examination for junior research fellowship and eligibility for lectureship in chemical sciences.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 25 articles published in international journals/ books; 13 articles in academic conferences; 1 patent published.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Porous Materials  
 - Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis  
 - Applied Catalysis  
 - Journal of Materials Chemistry  

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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to 2008   United Kingdom/ West Yorkshire   Working with Owens Corning as Process Development Chemist
2001 to 2004   Germany/Bochum   Worked in Ruhr University as postdoctoral fellow
1997 to 2001   Japan/Gifu   Worked in Gifu University as postdoctoral fellow

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Japanese   He is fluent in speaking, can manage to read and write
German   He can read, write and speak fairly well.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Ability to lead projects, identify cost reduction factors & solve technical problems. Ability to deal with and solve issues, strong negotiating & interpersonal skills, results-oriented & self-motivating.


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