The Society for Polymer Science, India

Dr. S. Sivaram Profile
Dr. Sivaram is a polymer chemist, mentor and science manager of distinction. An alumnus of IIT-Kanpur (M.Sc. 1967), he received his Ph.D in Chemistry from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA in 1971. He was a Research Associate with Professor J.P. Kennedy at the Institute of Polymer Science, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio during 1971-73. Dr. Sivaram returned to India to begin his scientific career in polymer industry and moved to National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) in 1988 to lead the Polymer Chemistry Division.
He later rose to the position of Director of this Laboratory from 2002-10. He is widely recognized for his contributions to polymer science, technology development,institution building and management of innovation in publicly funded organizations. Dr. Sivaram is a recipient of many honours for his scientific contributions as well as leadership roles he has played in India. He is an elected fellow of all the learned academies of science and engineering in India. The President of India conferred on him the civilian award Padma Shri in recognition of his contributions to the nation. The Institute of Polymer Science, University of Akron honored him with the H.A. Morton Distinguished Professorship in 2006. Purdue University conferred on him an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in 2010 in recognition of his exceptional merit and attainment. IIT Kanpur bestowed on him the distinguished alumnus award in 1998.
Dr. Sivaram has played a stellar role in creating the Society of Polymer Science, India and has nurtured it from its very inception to make it a vibrant forum for scientists and students involved with the discipline of Polymer Science in India. He built a strong research school in Polymer Chemistry at NCL and brought global visibility, both, from academia and industry to the activities of his group. He has trained a large number of students who occupy influential positions in, both, academia and industry, in India and outside. Through his myriad activities over four decades, Dr. Sivaram has brought respect to this discipline within India amongst those practicing chemistry research, enhanced the global visibility for Indian polymer science research and is one of the most visible and influential faces of polymer science in India, in academia, government and industry.
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