Dharamraj Kumar

Dharamraj Kumar was born in Jamshedpur, India. He completed 5 year Integrated MS from Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata (IISER-K), India in 2011. In his master thesis he worked on ““Substituted Bisoxadiazol Based Metal Sensor” under supervision of Dr. Sanjio S. Zade. After MS he moved to Shell Bangalore Laboratory, India where he worked on developing a screening tool for quantifying adhesion, based on the concept of wetting and 3-phase contact angle of liquids (solid-oil-aq/air). In June 2013 he moved to Universal Oil Product (UOP), A Honeywell Company as Research Scientist. In Honeywell he worked on additives formulation development for application in Bitumen, PVC and textile. Dharam began his PhD in January 2014 and he is working on the “Poly(p-phenylenevinylene) Containing Block Co-polymers” under the supervision of Prof. M. L. Turner. The project involves the synthesis of rod-coil diblock co-polymers and its self-assembly structure. In his free time he enjoys reading world current affairs, listening music and watching documentaries.