Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Feb 2009

RESEARCHER

HEXION SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

Hexion makes UV curable inkjet inks at the Cincinnati site & supports UV curable fiber -optic cable coatings.

I was a hands-on research chemist with one Lab Technician assisting me.

Major accomplishments include:

  • Developed RoHS compliant UV curable inkjet ink, from concept to commercialization.
  • Developed abrasion-resistant  UV curable wood coatings  aplied by roll-coating
  • Specified, tested , installed & operated roll-coater.
  • Modified UV curable inkjet inks curing with low dose and at high speeds for plastic cards
  • Modified UV curable inkjet inks for wood printing
  • Filed two Records of Inventions as a basis for future patents
Jun 1999 - Jun 2007

R & D Manager

NOR-COTE INTL INC

Nor-Cote Intl makes UV curable screen inks.Managed R & D Lab in addition to being a hands-on producr developer.Supervised 1 Project manager, 1 Chemist & 4 Lab Technicians. Notable accomplishemnets included:

  • Formulation of UV curable vehicle for Lightscribe project, scale-up & support
  • Formulation of first commercially successful UV  In-Mold Decoration screen inks.
  • Integration of Conductive iks technology
  • Integration of Point-of-Purchase inks technology & refinements
  • Transfer of technology to a  Japanese ink manufacturer
  • Development of NVP-free Membrane Switch inks

Education

Education
Jun 1978 - Jun 1983

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Objective

Motivated scientist seeking a position where I can use my skills and knowledge to develop,improve & support  printing inks & coatings. I have  over twenty years  experience in the printing inks & coatings industry & have specialized in UV curable inks & coatings since the last 14 years .My considerable knowledge of various printing & coating techniques gives me an edge in formulating , analysis & evaluation.Comfortable in supervisory & hands-on roles in the laboratory.