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     Thirumal M

Ph.D. fromIIT, Kharagpur - Rubber Technology Centre
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Nikhil K.Singha and Prof. D. Khastgir
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: In progress
Address82, New Street, Virudhunagar - 626001, Tamilnadu
Phone+91-9932826188
Emailthirumal_m1@rediffmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
B.Sc.Madurai Kamaraj University, MaduraiChemistry1996
M.Sc.Madurai Kamaraj University, MaduraiApplied Chemistry1998
M.Tech.Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. Kerala.Polymer Technology2000

Research Areas
  • Polyurethane, Epoxy resins, Phenolic resins, Nanocomposites, Fire retardant polymers, FRP composites

Awards
  • Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in the year 1998
  • Qualified in Senior Research Fellow (SRF-fellowship) in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the year 2008.
  • Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Advances in Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques, 8-10th March 2010, BARC, Mumbai, India.

Experience
  • 8 years R and D experience and 2 years teaching experience

Teaching Experience
  • Polymer Technology(L) at Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar 2 years (4 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Senior Research Fellow - BARC sponsored project
  • Senior Research Fellow - CSIR individual fellow
  • Research Associate - DRDO lab
  • Research Associate - CSIR lab
  • Project Fellow - VSSC, ISRO

Papers Published in Journals
  • Synthesis and curing studies of PPG based telechelic urethane methacrylic macromonomers by S. K. Asha, M.Thirumal, A. Kavitha, C.K.S. Pillai European Polymer Journal 41, 23-33 (2005)
  • Effect of Fillers on Rigid Polyurethane Foam by M.Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Cellular Polymers 26, 245-259 (2007)
  • Effect of Foam Density on the Properties of Water Blown Rigid Polyurethane Foam by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B.S. Manjunath, Y.P. Naik, N.K. Singha Journal of Applied Polymer Science 108,1810-1817 (2008)
  • Effect of Expandable Graphite on the Properties of Intumescent Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foam by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Journal of Applied Polymer Science 110, 2586-2594 (2008)
  • Effect of a Nanoclay on the Mechanical, Thermal and Flame Retardant Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foam by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Journal of Macromolecular Science Pure and Applied Chemistry 46, 704-712 (2009)
  • Rigid Polyurethane Foam Effect of Chain Extender, Polyol Blend and Blowing Agent by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Cellular Polymers 28, 113-126 (2009)
  • Halogen free-Flame Retardant Rigid Polyurethane Foam Effect of Alumina trihydrate (ATH) and Triphenylphosphate (TPP) on the Properties of PUF by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Journal of Applied Polymer Science 116, 2260-2268 (2010)
  • Halogen free-Flame Retardant Rigid Polyurethane Foam Effect of Melamine compounds on Mechanical, Thermal and Flame Retardancy by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, G. B. Nando, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Polymer Degradation and Stability 95, 1138-1145 (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Synthesis and curing studies of PPG based telechelic urethane methacrylic macromonomers by S. K. Asha, M. Thirumal, A. Kavitha, C. K. S. Pillai Poster presentation in International Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies, MACRO-2004 15-17th December (2004)
  • Resin Film Infusion by M. Joshi, P. Mitra, M. Thirumal Paper presented on invited talks in ISAMPE National Conference on Composites (INCCOM-IV) on High Performance Composites-Materials, Design, and Manufacturing 9-10th December (2005)
  • High Performance Dicyclopentadiene Modified Phenolic Resins by M. Thirumal, C. K. S. Pillai Paper presented in ISAMPE National Conference on Composites (INCCOM-IV) on High Performance Composites- Materials, Design, and Manufacturing 9-10th December (2005)
  • Effect of Fillers in the Water Blown Rigid Polyurethane Foam by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B.S. Manjunath, Y.P. Naik, N.K. Singha Poster presentation in National Symposium on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology 16 and 17th March (2007)
  • Preparation of Rigid Polyurethane Foam Effect of blowing agents and isocyanate index by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Paper presented in the International Conference on Rubber and Rubber Like materials 8-10th January (2008)
  • Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Properties of Fire Retardant (FR) Rigid polyurethane Foam (PUF) by M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, B. S. Manjunath, Y. P. Naik, N. K. Singha Poster presentation in National Symposium on NUCAR-09 07-10th January (2009)
  • Microstructureal investigations on the gamma ray induced modifications in properties of Fire Retardant Rigid Polyurethane Foam Composites by Y. P. Naik, B. S. Manjunath, M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, N. K. Singha Paper presented in the National Conference on Microtexture 27-28th November (2009)
  • Effect of Nanosilica on Mechanical Properties of Rigid Polyurethane Foam by Y. P. Naik, B.S. Manjunath, M. Thirumal, D. Khastgir, N. K. Singha Paper presented in the International Conference on Advances in Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques 8-10th March (2010)

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