Dr. A.K. Tyagi
Dr. A. K.Tyagi, working as Sr. Assistant Director and In-charge Material Science Division, completed his Master’s from Rohilkhand University, Barellie. He obtained his M.Phil in Chemistry from University of Delhi and Ph. D. degree in chemistry from Kanpur University.
He joined Shriram Institute for Industrial Research in the year 1986 in the Materials Science Division and since than he is serving in this institute. He has worked in the fields of natural and synthetic fibers, polymer synthesis and their modifications. Polylactide, polyglycolide, glycolide-caprolactone copolymers for suture application, styrene – butadiene – styrene triblock copolymer and its modification to environmentally stable material, fluorinated polymers and polyurethane based perm selective membranes. Besides, the polymer synthesis, chemical modification of natural polymers has been take-up as one of the focus areas of research targeting variety of industrial applications.
Some of the Industrial process/ products developed and commercialized are bio-absorbable sutures, guar based rheology modifiers for oil drilling and health care applications, fluorinated polymers based lubricants and explosive binders and Adhesives and coatings. He has over 30 research papers, and 5 patents to his credit. He is a member of Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (India).