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     Kumar S.

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology - Rubber Technology Centre
Supervisor(s)  Golok Behari Nando, Santanu Chattopadhyay
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2011 :: In progress
AddressNC 402, NC Block, Top floor, VSRC Quarters,IIT-Kharagpur
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
B.Sc.St.Josephs college, TrichyPhysics2002
B.Tech.Madras Institute of TechnologyRubber and Plastics technology2005

Research Areas
  • Rubber Nanocomposites
  • Tire technology

  • Rubber Materials
  • Rubber compound development, characterisation and testing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • FEA and Simulation using Abaqus and Ansys (Basics)

  • Gold medalist and University Topper in B.Tech Rubber and Plastics
  • Gold medalist for Best outgoing student of the department (B.Tech)

  • 6 years of work experience- Research and Development- Auto ancillaries

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Senior Research Fellow- PhD

Papers Published in Journals
  • Bromobutyl rubber and Polyepichlorohydrin rubber blend nanocomposites by S.Kumar, S.Chattopadhyay, G.B.Nando, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan, A.Sreejesh Patent 1428/KOL/2013 (2013)
  • Effect of organically modified montmorillonite clay on morphological, physicomechanical, thermal stability, and water vapor transmission rate properties of BIIR-CO rubber nanocomposite by S.Kumar, G.B.Nando, A.Sreejesh, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan b, S.Chattopadhyay Rubber Chemistry and Technology- ACS Publications Accepted (15.08.14) (2014)
  • Analysis of air permeability and WVTR characteristics of highly impermeable novel rubber nanocomposite by S.Kumar, S.Chattopadhyay, A.Sreejesh, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan, G.B.Nando Materials Research Express- IOP Publications Accepted (26.11.14) (2014)
  • Effect of nano-structures of modified clay-carbon black on physico-mechanical, electrical and acoustic properties of elastomer based composites by P. Annadurai,S.Kumar,T. Mukundan, Rani Joseph, P.Sarkar, S. Chattopadhyay Polymer Composites- Wiley Accepted (02.12.14) (2014)
  • Influence of hybrid nanostructure and its tailoring mechanism on permeability, rheology, conductivity, and adhesion properties of novel rubber blend nanocomposite by S Kumar, G.B.Nando, R.Padmanabhan, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan, A Sreejesh, and S.Chattopadhyay RSC Advances 5, 87864-87875 (2015)
  • Tailoring permeation characteristics of bromobutyl rubber with polyepichlorohydrin and graphene nanoplatelets by S.Kumar, S.Chattopadhyay, R.Padmanabhan, A.Sreejesh, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan and G.B.Nando Materials Research Express 2, 1-17 (2015)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Application of nanotechnology for TBR/PCR tire innerliner materials by S.Kumar, G.B.Nando, A.Sreejesh, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan b, S.Chattopadhyay Tire Technology Expo 2015, Cologne, Germany Conference Speaker (2015)
  • Development, characterization, and properties of novel quaternary rubber nanocomposites by S.Kumar, G.B.Nando, A.Sreejesh, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan b, S.Chattopadhyay International Elastomer conference, Nashville, TN, USA Rubber Division, ACS (2014)
  • Development of highly impermeable novel rubber nanocomposites for barrier applications by S.Kumar High performance polymers for Oil and Gas 2015 Scotland (2015)
  • Development, characterization, and properties of BIIR-CO rubber nanocomposites by S.Kumar, G.B.Nando, A.Sreejesh, Sujith Nair, G.Unnikrishnan b, S.Chattopadhyay IRC 2014, China Page Number- 1294 (2014)
  • Influences of nanoclay and homopolymer of epichlorohydrin rubber on the physico-mechanical, thermal, morphological and gas permeability properties of bromobutyl rubber compounds by S.Kumar, Santanu Chattopadhyay and Golok B. Nando Conference on Rubber and Rubber-like Materials (ICRRM) IIT Kharagpur (2013)
  • INDO-US Technology Summit by IIT Kharagpur- Stall Exhibitor Knowledge Expo Expo mart, Greater Noida (2014)

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