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PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
FOCUS OF INTEREST: CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Versatile, reliable, and innovative professional with solid industrial and academic back ground and comprehensive years of remarkable success in product and process development in the area of specialty chemicals. Verifiable achievement in completing several patents and publications in chemistry. Possess in-depth knowledge in chemical synthesis, structure, and properties of substances as well as chemical processes and transformations. Acquired strong qualifications in conducting multiple scientific studies simultaneously, from inception to completion. Exemplified commendable quantitative skills in team building, communicating, organizing, and strategic planning. Demonstrated extensive experience in identifying principles, reasons, or facts of information in developing and evaluating options, as well as in implementing solutions to scientific issues.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Product and Process Development | Elemental Fluorine and Hydrofluoric Acid Applications | Environmental, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance | Synthetic Organic and Inorganic Fluorine Compounds | Synthetic Chemistry

EDUCATION

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CHEMISTRY | University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY | University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Micro Master of Business Administration Certificate | State University of New York at Buffalo
Trainings at Honeywell: Six Sigma Fundamentals and Tools, Design for Six Sigma Certification, Developing People, Leadership Skills, Two-Way Communications, Situational Leadership, Team Building, and Out-of-the Box Thinking Skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. | BUFFALO, NY, 1997–PRESENT
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, 2000–PRESENT
SENIOR STAFF SCIENTIST, 1997–2000

New product development, IP protection, process development, maintenance/running of laboratories, HSE compliance, and product steward

SPECIALTY CHEMICAL/NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Provide synthetic expertise in developing new hydrofluorocarbons as low global warming refrigerants.
  • Develop new foam blowing agents with low ozone depletion and global warming potentials.

MOLECULE DEVELOPMENT

  • Design and formulate routes for several new organofluorine compounds for various applications, including refrigerants, coatings, electrolytes, and atomic layer deposition.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Conceptualize and coordinate idea generation, as well as provide patent strategy for the chemical technology group; serve as primary point of contact in identifying and resolving patent issues with attorneys.

SIX SIGMA

  • Leverage in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma tools; Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) certified.

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE

  • Exemplify strong leadership capabilities in directing four research personnel, including PhD, MS, and BS chemists; worked collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Effectively function as product steward for the chemical technology group.
  • Orchestrate and create all documents for new products to send samples to customers as per regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure overall regulatory compliance in creating sample documents for new products to be distributed to customers.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • Played as key member in developing synthetic route for the newly introduced environmental friendly refrigerant HFO1234yf which is a drop in replacement for R134a; current production ~ 50 MT/year; projected in 5 years ~20 Mlb/year.
  • Served as a key member of Strategic Planning Committee for two years and open innovation team member.
  • Made significant contribution in the development of manufacturing route for the new foam blowing agent HFO 1234ze which has low ODP and LGWP with current production of ~7.5 Mlb/year; projected in 5 years ~20 Mlb/yr.

LIPF6 PROJECT

  • Served as major contributor in the development of commercial development of LiPF6- key ingredient for all lithium ion batteries.
  • Took part and involved in the development of the first commercial plant for LiPF6 in US which is currently being built for which Honeywell was awarded $27M by the US government.
  • Played an integral role in the successful formulation of various chemical intermediates, monomers, and polymers for various applications.

HEALTH SAFETY ENVIRONMENT

  • Gained comprehensive years of experience as safety coordinator; led and supervised the chemical technology group safety inspection, job safety analysis, safety practices, and Apollo incident/root cause investigations.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND SCALE UP

  • Led the successful execution of technology transfer for scale up for an API while employed in the pharmaceutical division.

PHARMACEUTICALS

  • Dealt in the coordination of process development for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).

EARLIER EXPERIENCE

CLARION PHARMACEUTICALS INC., CHEMICAL R & D | MADISON, WI
SENIOR SCIENTIST, 1994–1997

RESEARCH

  • Studied and conducted research on synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry.
  • Coordinated the new drug molecule development for treating inflammation, infection, and cancer.
  • Strategically devised and formulated novel compounds with potent anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and PAF antagonist activities.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Conceptualized and adopted new ideas in producing 6 U.S. patents.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA | IOWA CITY, IA
     VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CUM RESEARCH, TEACHING AND RESEARCH, 1992–1994

  • Facilitated and lectured organic and bioorganic chemistry courses to freshman and sophomore chemistry students.
  • Provided effectual training and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students regarding research in bioorganic chemistry.
  • Expertly administered the design and development of novel acetylcholine enzyme inhibitors.

     POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, 1988–1992
RESEARCH: ORGANOFLUORINE CHEMISTRY

  • Developed synthetic routes to numerous novel organofluorine compounds as well as fluoroalkyl orgnaometallics for various applications.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

American Chemical Society | ACS Fluorine Chemistry Division

AWARDS AND HONORS

Honeywell Specialty Materials Technology Award, 2009
Niagara Frontier Inventor of the Year Award, 2nd Place, 2002

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint | SAP System | Kronos

PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS

17 articles in peer reviewed chemistry journals and 2 chapters in a conference symposium book
32 US Patents (26 from Honeywell and 6 from Clarion Pharmaceuticals)

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