Speakers' Profile
Day 1 - Wednesday, 8th December 2010
Business Opportunities in Nanotechnology:
Dr. Amitava Pramanik
Chemistry Expertise Director, R&D Centre
Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Profile: Dr Pramanik got his PhD in Coordination Chemistry for his work in the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1993. In 1995, he joined Hindustan Lever Limited, now Hindustan Unilever Limited, in Mumbai in its Research Centre, as a scientist, and later moved to Bangalore in the same organization, where he now heads the Chemistry Group. He has a broad interest in the chemistry of materials for their intended applications in consumer goods. Of particular importance among them are coordination chemistry of non-transition elements with ‘natural’ ligands, crystal habit modification, hierarchical growth of materials on substrates etc. He has published about 30 papers and as many patents.