Polyurethane Formulation Development Consultant

Technical Consultant #1489


Expertise

  • Urethane chemistry.
  • MDI (methylene diisocyanate) based polyurethane foams and applications.
  • Automotive uses of polyurethane formulations and parts.
  • Polyurethane foams for automobile seating and soft trim applications.
  • Low density flexible polyurethane foams and related applications.
  • Developed new products, tests, formulations and processes in medical, automotive and other specialized areas.
  • Proven capability in project management, leadership and problem solving with vast experience in polyurethanes.

Experience

Huntsman, ICI Polyurethanes, 1989 - 2003

  • Developed fast reacting MDI-based polyurethane foam formulations for automotive headrests.
  • Formulated various low-density MDI-based foam systems for automotive seating.
  • Developed formulations for various automotive interior foams.
  • Developed formulations for furniture seating foam based on MDI.
  • Developed polyurethane foams for various toy applications.
  • Interacted with development groups for adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
  • Responsible for test procedures to ensure high quality of products.
  • Developed MDI variants and resin formulations utilizing expertise in structure-property relationships.

General Motors Corporation, 1977 - 1988

  • Led urethane chemistry, process, and manufacturing development team for automotive seating and other soft trim applications.
  • Implemented urethane chemistry at the manufacturing plants.
  • Coordinated the development of integrated seat manufacturing process.
  • Developed sophisticated durability test equipment and improved test procedures for automotive seating foams and seat constructions.
  • Developed materials for miscellaneous automotive components.

Sherwood Medical Industries, Subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation, 1974 - 1977

  • Developed disposable medical products utilizing unique polymer-based mixtures leading to worldwide patents.
  • Responsibilities included project planning, product development, process development, prototype preparation, pilot production, and manufacturing process specification.

Washington State University, St. Louis, WA, 1971 - 1973

  • Instructor: Electron Microscopy.
  • Experimental studies for development of a technique to improve bonding in fiber-reinforced composites.

Honors & Publications

Publications related to:

  • Fracture Processes in Styrene Polymers
  • MDI-Based Polyurethane Foam for Low-Density Automotive Seating
  • Advances in All MDI Flexible Molded Foam

Patents related to:

  • Blood Phase Separation
  • Fluid Collection Device with Phase Separation
  • Method of Making Low Compression Set Urethane Foams
  • Polyisocyanate Compositions and Low Density Polyurethane Foams
  • Low Density Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MA
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Andhra University, Vizag, India
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