Prakash Wadgaonkar

Prakash Wadgaonkar

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

I was born in May 1959. I completed Master Degree from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, in 1979 with first rank. I joined National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India for PhD in 1980 under the supervision of Dr N. D. Ghatge and received PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Pune in 1985. Currently, I am working as a Chief-Scientist in CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. My current research focuses on the design and synthesis of monomers based on renewable resource materials, high performance polymers, controlled radical polymerization, etc. I have to my credit more than 175 research papers and 21 international patents. 

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Professional Experience

Chief Scientist Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory,Polymer Science and Engineering Division,  CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune                                                                                2011-Till Date

Worked as a Visiting Scientist at –

  1. LCPO, University of Bordeaux, France, June-July 2015 
  2. Institut Charles Gerhardt UMR CNRS Montpellier Cedex, France in May 2013
  3. ESPCI, Universite Paris 6, CNRS, Paris, France in March 2002, Feb 2004 and April 2011
  4. General Electric Corporate Research and Development, Niskayuna, New York State, USA in May 2000.
  5. Research Scientist   J&K Environmental Limited, UCCB,Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1996-1997. 
  6. Research Associate Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA in  1988-1990.

Visited USA, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherland, Belgium, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Czeck Republic, Spain for scientific assignments and conferences.

Selected Publications

  • Samadhan S Nagane, Sachin S Kuhire, Shivshankar R Mane And Prakash P Wadgaonkar, Partially Bio-based Aromatic Poly (ether sulfone) s Bearing Pendant Furyl Groups: Synthesis, Characterization and Thermo-reversible Cross-linking with a Bismaleimide, Polym. Chem., , (2019), DOI:10.1039/C8PY01477A.
  • Deepak M. Maher, Samadhan S. Nagane, Uday A. Jadhav, Pravin H. Salunkhe, Bhausaheb V. Tawade And Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, A new cardo bisphenol monomer containing pendant azido group and the resulting aromatic polyesters, J. Polym.Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 57, 1516 - 1526 (2019), DOI:10.1002/pola.29414.
  • Bharat Shrimant, Ulhas K. Kharul And Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Spiro[fluorene-9,9’-xanthene]-Containing Copolymers of Intrinsic Microporosity: Synthesis, Characterization and Gas Permeation Properties, React. Funct. Polym., 133, 153 - 160 (2018), DOI:10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2018.10.008.
  • Rahul D. Shingte, Bhausaheb V. Tawade And Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Partially Bio-Based Processable Polyimides Based On Aromatic Diamine Derived From Cardanol, Green Materials., 5, 1 - 32 (2017), DOI:10.1680/jgrma.17.00010.
  • Bharat Shrimant, Sayali V. Shaligram, Ulhas K. Kharul And Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Synthesis, Characterization, and Gas Permeation Properties of Adamantane-Containing Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity, J. Polym.Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 56, 16 - 24 (2017), DOI:10.1002/pola.28710.
  • Coline Voirin, Sylvain Caillol, Nilakshi V. Sadavarte, Bhausaheb V. Tawade And Bernard Boutevin and Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Functionalization of cardanol: towards biobased polymers and additives, Polymer Chemistry., 5, 3142 - 3162 (2014), DOI:10.1039/C3PY01194A.

Research Interest

  • Polymer Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Prakash P. Wadgaonkar

Chief Scientist,

Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory,

Polymer Science and Engineering Division,

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory,

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,

Pune 411008, INDIA


Tel: +91-20-25902306; Fax: +91-20-25902615