Research Interest:

Methods:

  • Developed methods to synthesise highly porous polymer monoliths for super absorbing materials
  • Developed methods to synthesis highly porous polymer beads for heavy metal ion chelation


Development

  • Developed a technology of super absorbing polymers for sanitory napkins
  • Developed chemicals, and polymeric materials for Bramhos missile by backward integration
  • Developed methods to synthesis highly porous polymer beads for heavy metal ion chelation
  • Developed methods to synthesis highly porous polymer beads for chiral resolution
  • Developed methods to synthesis highly porous polymer beads for enzyme immobilization
  • New monomers synthesised for intraocular lens
  • Cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers prepared from from naturally occuring materials
  • Developed a method to synthesize tailroed block copolymers of poly(p-benzamide) and poly(m-phenylene isophthalamide)
  • Developed a method to synthesise poly(phenylene oxide) by oxidative coupling polymerisation

Materials

  • Super absorbing polymers, Metal chelation by polymer supported catalysts, Chiral resolution, Immobilised enzymes,
  • Polymers for intraocular lens, Silica nanoparticles, Liquid crystalline polymers, Polyamides, polyimides, Polyesters, Polycarbonates

Professional Experience

  • Dec. 1981 To Dec. 1982 : Quality Control Chemist, Deccan Plasti-Chem Ltd., Chiplun, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Dec. 1982 To Dec. 1989 : Junior Scientific Assistant, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411008, INDIA
  • Dec. 1989 To Dec. 1994 : Senior Scientific Assistant, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411008, INDIA
  • Apr. 1994 To Apr. 1996 : Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Genova, Genova - 16146, ITALY
  • Dec. 1994 To Dec. 1999 : Scientist - A, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411008, INDIA
  • Dec. 1999 To Dec. 2004 : Scientist - B, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411008, INDIA
  • Sept. 2000 To Nov 2000.: Visiting Scientist, General Electric Co., Schenectady, USA
  • Dec. 2004 To Dec. 2007 : Scientist - C, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411008, INDIA
  • Dec. 2007 To Till date : Scientist E-I, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411008, INDIA