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Shrirang Sabde : Phase Transfer Catalysis: Best Research Article Award

👨‍🏫Shrirang Sabde stands as a distinguished academic and researcher in the domain of Phase Transfer Catalysis . Holding a Ph.d from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela his professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise. 📚

Professional Profiles🌐

Education 🎓

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Dual degree), Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, Michigan State University. M. Tech in Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, 2013. B. Tech in Chemical Engineering, DR. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, India, 2011

Professional Experience 💼

Michigan State University, Lansing (Current). Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN (Fall 2022). Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (2015-19). National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (2011-13)

Software Skills 💻

Aspen Plus (Intermediate level) – Techno-economic analysis. Material Studio (Beginner level) – Molecular simulation. Origin Pro – Graphical tool. Design Expert (Expert level) – Experimental design

Qualitative Analysis 🔬

NMR, FTIR, MS – Mass Spectroscopy, DSC, TGA – Thermal Analysis, Intrinsic viscosity (ASTM method), CHNS

Quantitative Analysis 📊

HPLC-MS, GC – Chromatography techniques, End group analysis (ASTM method), Soxhlet extraction, Karl Fisher titration

Skills Overview

Reactive Extrusion – Twin screw, solid-solid reactions

High-Pressure Batch Reactors – Liquid-liquid, solid-liquid kinetics

Reaction Mechanism & Kinetic Study – Proposition and analysis

Polymerization – High molecular weight polymers

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – Environmental impact analysis

Depolymerization & Hydrogenation – Chemical breakdown processes

Biodegradation – Testing and assessing polymer breakdown

Compost Reactor Operations – Onsite food and plastic waste treatment

Projects and Experience Ongoing Projects

  • Compost Reactor Design
    • Developing onsite treatment for food and compostable plastic waste
    • Process development for end-of-life strategies (250 kg reactor scale)
  • Eastman Chemical Internship
    • Methanolysis project feedstock and process development
    • Scaling feedstock evaluation from batch to continuous processing
  • Polyester Synthesis
    • Synthesis of biobased high molecular weight polymers using batch reactors
    • Scale: 200-300g
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – PET Synthesis
    • Synthesis of PET from lactose recovered from dairy waste (Fair life project)
    • Study of reaction pathways for PET synthesis from lactose
  • Polymer Depolymerization and Biodegradation
    • Using phase transfer catalysts for PET and Nylon breakdown
    • Testing biodegradability of depolymerized PET at various intervals
  • Synthesis of Random Polyester: Redesigning polymer backbone using biobased content for glass adhesive and interlayer technology applications

 Publication by Dr.Shrirang Sabde 📚🔍:




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