National Symposium on
Polymer Science and Technology

Academia and Industry Perspectives

6th and 7th May, 2022
22 Speakers
Spot registration at the venue.
  • 45 Days
  • 11 Hours
  • 25 Minutes
  • 59 Seconds
  • Somaiya Vidyavihar University
  • Department of Polymer Science
  • Society for Polymer Science
Somaiya Vidyavihar University

Established in 2019, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai, is a self-financed university recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Somaiya Vidyavihar, with over six decades of rich experience in building and managing educational institutes of great repute, is the sponsoring body. Operational from Somaiya Vidyavihar University is a place where you can explore new possibilities, pursue your passion and above all, find yourself.

Department of Polymer Science, S K Somaiya College

The Department of Polymer Science has been offering a post-graduate full-time 2-year Industry-Academia Joint-Taught Programme which aims to provide the student with specialised skills in the polymer field. Taking into account the needs of the industry and the direction of the leading scientific achievements, the course has been designed to capitalise on research strengths. The course focuses on various specialisations of the polymer field and concludes with an independent research project related to these areas.

S K Somaiya College, founded in 2019, is a constituent college of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. It offers diverse educational undergraduate and postgraduate programmes curated and developed by a large number of eminent teachers and experts from the industry who are serving on the statutory academic bodies in various fields.

Society for Polymer Science

The Society for Polymer Science, India (SPSI) has a long and glorious history of over three decades. SPSI functions through ten regional Chapters, namely, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. Each Chapter functions independently in organising professional activities for the benefit of Chapter members.

About the Symposium

The symposium offers opportunities for academicians, researchers, and industrial practitioners in the diverse fields of Polymer Science and Technology to get together, present and discuss the recent academic and industrial innovations.

The symposium spread over two days will feature plenary talks, invited lectures, discussions and deliberations by eminent speakers from Academia and Industry across India. Also planned is a poster session for the PG/UG students to showcase their scientific work. This will give ample opportunity for teachers and students to interact with Leaders of the Academia and Industry.

A special feature of the symposium is a Festschrift Session to commemorate the 75th Birthday of Prof S. Sivaram, Ex-Director of National Chemical Laboratory Pune and one of the founding figures of the Society for Polymer Science India, who has contributed significantly to the development of the Polymer Science discipline in India.

Themes for the Symposium
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterisation
  • Polyolefins
  • Rheology and Polymer Processing
  • New Chemical Processes for Polymer Synthesis
  • Polymer Additives and Colours
09:00 am – 10:30 am
Inaugural Session
Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai
09:00 am – 09:05 am
SVV Prayer & Lamp Lighting
09:05 am – 09:10 am
Welcome Remarks
Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai
09:10 am – 09:20 am
Presidential Address
Mr. Samir Somaiya, Somaiya Vidyavihar University
09:20 am – 09:45 am
Inaugural Address by Chief Guest
Prof. M. M. Sharma FRS, ICT, Mumbai
09:45 am – 09:50 am
Address by President SPS(I)
Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, IISc, Bengaluru
09:50 am – 10:00 am
Dr. S. Sivaram’s 75th Birthday Felicitation Address
Dr. R A Mashelkar FRS, CSIR, New Delhi
10:00 am – 10:10 am
Dr. S. Sivaram’s 75th Birthday Felicitation Address
Mr. Ashwin Dani, Director, Asian Paints, Mumbai
10:10 am – 10:15 am
Vote of Thanks
CA Monica Lodha, S K Somaiya College, Somaiya Vidyavihar, University, Mumbai
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Endowment Lecture by Dr. S. Sivaram
Polymers in Energy Applications: Structure, Property and Functions
Mr. Samir Somaiya, Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Tea break
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Invited Talks I
Prof. M.Lakshmi Kantam, ICT, Mumbai
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Dr. A. Ajayaghosh, CSIR-NIIST, Thriuvanthapuram
Supramolecular Polymers and Smart Materials
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Prof. S. Ramakrishnan, IISc, Bengaluru
Architectural Design for Spatial Control of Functionality in Polymers
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Dr. Ashish K. Lele, CSIR-NCL, Pune
Anomalous Rheology of Star Telechelic Polylactide Ionomer
12:45 pm – 01:45 pm
Lunch break
01:45 pm – 03:35 pm
Invited Talks II
(Will be decided later)
01:45 pm – 02:15 pm
Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Gharda Chemicals, Mumbai
Specialty Thermoplastics: Resins, Compounds and Composites
02:15 pm – 02:45 pm
Dr. Achala Danait, Clariant Chemicals, Mumbai
02:45 pm – 03:15 pm
Dr. Virendra Kumar Gupta, Reliance Industries, Mumbai
Polyolefin Materials & Catalyst Technology : Atmanirbhar Bharat
03:15 pm – 03:45 pm
Dr. Anubhav Saxena, Pidilite Industries Mumbai
How to Commercialize a Great Idea?
03:45 pm – 04:00 pm
Tea break
04:00 pm – 05:45 pm
Invited Talks III
(Will be decided later)
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm
Mr. Swapan Ray, Reliance Industries, ICPE, Mumbai
Plastics and the Sustainability Paradox
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm
Prof. Bernhard Rieger and Dr. Claude Bostoen, Dutch Polymer Institute, The Netherlands
DPI – Shaping Polymer Innovation
05:00 pm – 05:30 pm
Dr. Abbas Shaikh, SABIC, Saudi Arabia
Functionalized Chemical Resistant Bisphenol A Polycarbonate (BPA PC)
05:30 pm – 05:45 pm
Dr. Subarna Shyamroy, Asian paints
Role of polymer edifice in paints and coatings
06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
S. Sivaram Festschrift Session
07:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Network Dinner
09:30 am – 11 :00 am
Invited Talks IV
(Will be decided later)
09:30 am – 10 :00 am
Prof. Sabu Thomas, MG University, Kottayam
Circular Economy: New Opportunities in Sustainable Nano Materials and Polymer Bio-Nanocomposites
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Prof. K. Guruswamy, IIT, Mumbai
Structure Property Relations in Regenerated Cellulose Fibers from the Viscose and Lyocell processes
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Prof. Nikhil K. Singha, IIT Kharagpur
A New Class of Waterborne Epoxy-based Fluorescent Adhesive via RAFT Mediated Emulsion Polymerization Using PISA technique
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Tea Break
11:15 am – 01:15 pm
Invited Talks V
(Will be decided later)
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Dr. Benny K. George, VSSC, Thriuvanthapuram
Polymer Science and Technology: Challenges in Space Research
11:45 pm - 12:15 pm
Prof. K. Sreekumar, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi
Multifunctional Dendronized/ Dendritic Polymers as Catalysts for Organic Reactions
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Prof. Anilkumar IIT-Mumbai
Continuous Flow Process: A New Paradigm in Process Intensification for Materials and Chemicals Manufacturing
12:45 pm – 01:15 pm
Dr. Benny George, Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam
Natural Rubber Production, Processing And Recent Research Innovations
01:15 pm – 02:15 pm
Lunch Break
02:15 pm – 03:30 pm
Poster presentation
Dr. Prakash Wadgaonkar, CSIR -National Chemical Laboratory Pune
03:30 pm – 04:00 pm
Tea Break
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Oral Presentations
Dr. Chandana Basu, K J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm
04:15 pm – 04:30 pm
04:30 pm – 04:45 pm
04:45 pm - 05:00 pm
05:00 pm – 05:15 pm
American Chemical Society (ACS) Poster Awards & Closing Session
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Mumbai Chapter
Physical - On Campus
Smt Sakarben Karamshi Somaiya Sabhagruha (K J Somaiya Auditorium, Somaiya Vidyavihar University Campus) Ghatkopar East, Mumbai - 400 077.
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National Symposium for Polymer Science and Technology is a yearly event organised by Polymer Science Department, S K Somaiya College.


All participants of the conference must register for the conference. Researchers, scientists, technologies, academicians, executives and professionals from industries, final year PG students are expected to be among the delegates participating in the conference.

Faculty / Industry Delegates
Rs 2500/-

Research Scholars
Rs 1500/-

UG/PG Students
No registration fees

  • The last date for the submission of the abstract is 25th April 2022.
  • Last day for registration of the National Symposium on Polymer Science & Technology is 30th April 2022.
  • Spot Registration also available at the venue
Dr. S. Sivaram
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Endowment Lecture
Dr Sivaram is presently an INSA Senior Scientist and Honorary Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research( IISER) Pune. He is the Dean of Science at Somaiya Vidyavihar University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Padma Shri. The Society of Polymer Science conferred him International Award for his valuable and significant contributions to Polymer Science. He also received the Lifetime Achievement award of the Indian Chemical Society. The Royal Society of Chemistry Endowment lecture will be given by Dr. S. Sivaram as part of his 75th birthday felicitation.
ACS Best Poster Award in 8 categories