As a Polymer researcher I have a broad experience over 10 years in synthesis and characterization of organic and polymeric materials. My biggest strength is the ability to understand the structure- properties-applications relationship of polymers. I have profound experience in the characterization of materials such as adhesives, coatings, polymer composites. Through years of experience, I have gained expertise in application validation and failure analysis of non-metallic materials.
I have shown a problem solving oriented mind set and have ability to ask right questions. I have planned, executed and managed multidisciplinary research projects. On many occasions, I have worked independently as well as in interdisciplinary teams/collaborations for the projects.
I am looking for a new opportunity related to product/process/application development.
Driving: European/Indian driving license
Languages: English, Hindi
Other details: Indian, Born on: 9 April 1979, Married, have two children
Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2012: Six Sigma green belt, Institute for Fundamentals in Quality, India.
June 2006 – Dec. 2010: Ph.D., Polymers/Organic chemistry/surfactants/Fuel cell, Delft Technology University, the Netherlands. Thesis defended on 7 November 2012.
June1999 – May 2001: M.Sc., Polymer Chemistry, Shivaji University, India.
June 1996 – May 1999: B.Sc., Chemistry, Shivaji University, India.
Jan. 2016 – Now: European Space Agency, Non-Metallic materials Engineer
Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2015: Lawter Bvba, Belgium, Innovation Chemist
Jan. 2013 – Oct. 2013: Montpellier 2 Univ., France, Postdoctorate
May 2012 – Dec. 2012: National Chemical Laboratory, India, Guest Researcher
March 2011 – April 2012: Vrije Univ. Brussels, Belgium, Postdoctorate
March 2005 – Feb. 2006: Wuerzburg Univ., Germany. Research Student
Sept. 2001 – Feb. 2005: National Chemical Laboratory, India. Research Assistant
At European Space Agency:
Thermal and thermomechanical analysis according to ISO and ASTM standards
Non-conformance report preparation
Space material application validation and failure analysis
Reaction kinetics investigation using model free kinetics tool
Nonmetallic material (coatings, adhesives, composites) testing
At Lawter Bvba:
High temperature and high pressure emulsification of polymeric resins
New processes, products, application investigation
Ground work and background research on materials/markets
Fracking sand coating development
At Montpellier 2 University:
Gaseous monomers and high pressure reactor handling.
Controlled radical polymerization.
Fluorinated Monomer/Polymer synthesis and characterization.
At Vrije Universiteit Brussel:
Atmospheric pressure plasma polymerization.
Reaction progression using carlorimetric techniques
Molecular and thermal characterization.
At Delft University of Technology:
Synthesis of polymerizable and nonpolymerizable fluorinated surfactants.
Free radical polymerization of surfactant monomers.
Microemulsion investigation using isothermal titration calorimetry
At National Chemical Laboratory:
Molecular characterization of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) by GPC.
Fractionation isothermal crystallization study and rheology of LLDPE and impact PP.
Free radical polymerization (suspension and solution) of Acrylates, Styrene.
Engineering polymers like aromatic polyamides and polyimides by interfacial step-growth polymerization and synthesis & purification of the monomers required.
1H-NMR, 19F-NMR, 13C-NMR, Mass spectroscopy, HPLC, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Polarized Optical Microscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering, GPC, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, microcalorimetry, SAXS, WAXS, DSC, TGA, TGA-GC MS, TMA, FT-IR, SEM, GPC, stress controlled Rheometer, high temperature solution Viscometer, Vapour Pressure Osmometry.
Total 8 publications in American Chemical Society (ACS) and Elsevier journals such as Macromolecules with more than 20 citations.
SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS
1. Wadekar, M. N.; Jager, W. F.; Kowlgi, K. N. K.; Koper, G. J. M.; Janssen, G. J. M.; Lebedeva, N. P.; Picken, S. J. Frontiers in Polymer Science, Mainz, Germany, June 2009 (Poster).
2. Wadekar, M. N.; Jager, W. F.; Kowlgi, K. N. K.; Koper, G. J. M.; Janssen, G. J. M.; Lebedeva, N. P.; Picken, S. J. Dutch Polymer Days, Lunteren, The Netherlands, February 2009 (Oral).
COURSES & MEMBERSHIP
Register PolymeerKundige (RPK) courses in Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Properties, during Ph.D. Certificates obtained.
English language test: TOEFL, (250/300, Essay rating 5/6).
Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.
All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.
All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide.
Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!
2018 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):
|1 month - Discovery||450 euros||convert|
|3 months - Bronze||1150 euros||convert|
|6 months - Silver||1950 euros||convert|
|12 months - Gold||3200 euros||convert|
If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at email@example.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.
Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.
Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)
For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.
Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.
We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.
To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.
Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.