Webinar on “Polymer as a Revolutionary Material for the Mankind”

PHCET > Mech Seminars & Workshops > Webinar on “Polymer as a Revolutionary Material for the Mankind”
Event Date16th December 2021
Mode of ConductPhysical
ThemeInteraction with an Entrepreneur
OrganizersDr. G. V. Patil & Mr. Sunilsing Rajput
SpeakersDr. Virendrakumar Gupta, Head R&D & Senior VP, Reliance Research
No of Students Participated45
No of Faculty Participated12

Bio-data of Speaker: Dr. Virendra Kumar Gupta is currently Head, R&D Polymer & Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, Navi Mumbai. Before joining Reliance Industries Limited, he worked at the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited & Gharda Chemicals Limited, India. Dr. Gupta has received his PhD in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and worked at University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

He has 40-year research experience in the areas of CO2 fixation, organic/ inorganic polymers & catalysis and product technology development. He is an inventor / co-inventor of 150 patents and successfully commercialized 25 technologies in polyolefins & polysulfones products and processes. He also has 70 research publications in peer-reviewed journals and 75 invited and contributed presentations in international & national conferences. His significant & high impact technology development includes commercialization of High-Performance Ziegler Natta catalysts to produce polyolefin first time in India. He is a recipient of VASVIK award and 20 technology and product development awards including PC Ray awards for Development of Indigenous Technology by Indian Chemical Council.

He is also members of various industry and professional advisory committees. He is chairman of Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Polymer Science Program of Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Vice President, Society of Polymer Science India – Mumbai Chapter and Executive Council Members of Polymer Processing Academy & Asian Polymer Association. He also served as Executive Council Member, Central University of Haryana and Honorary Faculty at IIT, Roorkee.

The webinar started with welcome of the speaker and Principal, J. W. Bakal. Then initially talk was delivered by Dr. Virendrakumar Gupta, who is Head R&D & Senior VP, Reliance Research. He gave insights all about polymer material which can be great substitute for plastics industries in India. He shared his all experience and his journey with students. Session ended with vote of thanks given by Dr. G. V. Patil, Head of Mechanical Engineering.