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Dr. Srinath Gajapathy

Dr. Srinath Gajapathy

Researcher | Materials Engineering | Product Development

location_on Chennai Area

Assistant General Manager - Projects at Elgi Ultra Ltd

Research And Development Manager, Advance Technology at Marico Ltd.

Awards Earned:

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Level: LEVEL 02 (12mo pts: 20 pts)

Rating: 4.91/5 stars (79 ratings)

Lifetime points: 1155 pts View details

Thought Leadership:

% performance based on average of all engagements

Selected: % of applied

63%

Recognized: Contributions valued by peers

10%

Peer Support: Percentile of active participants

37%

Profile

Summary

A competent professional — Doctorate with nearly 11+ years of significant experience in Tribology, Material Testing & Characterization, Technology development & R&D Project Management in Automotive and FMCG domains

Experience

Assistant General Manager - Projects

Elgi Ultra Ltd

July 2018 - September 2019

Research And Development Manager, Advance Technology

Marico Ltd.

April 2013 - March 2019

 Working on decoding the consumer requirements to technical language; Identifying/creating measurement techniques; Development of testing methods/protocols;
 Bench marking and generation of scientific claims for Hair care Products
 Prepared methodology for Structural optimization of rigid packaging using simulation tools
 Articulating on Hair Material Science & Tribology – a mechanistic approach for development of next-gen hair care products
 Researching on testing & Characterization of hair from various geographies-Ethnic Hair
 Appraising the prevalent processes, identifying loopholes if any and undertaking result-oriented measures for alleviating them and documenting the same. Troubleshooting all technical problems; conducting various tests.
 Planned and coordinated short, mid and long-term projects and development plans
 Provided claim support to hair care products
 Designed, Developed and successfully implemented Skin smoothness diagnostic Point-of-sale device based on Skin Tribology for Brand market activation of Body lotion.
 Created & prototyped Hair Digital Comb based on hair Tribology for POS-marketing of hair care products, hair straightening device using new non-damaging technology

Skills

Technology Development
R&D
Design of Experiments
Product Development
Innovator
Material Characterisation

Industries

Activities

  • Since Jun 2019

    Participating in a Map: "Sensing Trends and Disruptions Impacting the Technology Workforce "

  • Jun 2019 - Sep 2020

    Participated in a Map: "Sensing Trends and Disruptions Impacting the Technology Workforce "

  • Mar 2018 - Oct 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Oleochemicals in the Lubricant Industry"

    Formulation
    Lubricants
    Lubricant Formulation
    Lubrication Technology
    Chemistry
    Lubrication Engineering
    Cosmetic Formulation
    Lubricant Market Development
  • Mar 2018 - Jul 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Need for Sensory Cues to Enhance Product Experiences"

    Sensorial Test
    Tactile Sensing
    Smell
    Malodor air sampling
    Touch sensing
    Visual Merchandising
    Sensorial Design
    Sensory Evaluation
    Sensory Processing
  • Apr 2018 - Jul 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Inspiring Consumers to Recycle"

    Aerosol Packaging
    Recycling Behavior Analytics
    Customer Value Strategy
    Behavioural Change
    Integrated Marketing
    New Product Development
  • 05 Mar 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Emerging Trends in the Future of Hair Care Industry"

  • 23 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "When will surface coatings of smart phones be made of graphene?"

  • 22 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Sustainable waste management services for poor countries..."

  • 21 Feb 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Trend for the development of biodegradable plastics"