Dr. Vikas N. Nadkarni


Dr. Vikas M. Nadkarni is a very well known personality in the field of polymer chemistry; with an experience of more than 35 years in polymer research, technology development, innovation management and technology transfer in USA., India and Europe in synthetic fibers, engineering plastics, composites, polymer processing and characterization.

Along with his consultancy services; Dr. Nadkarni heads the R&D and Business development at RPPL; to realise his vision of developing in-house and niche products to cater the ever changing market needs, by engineering solutions based on latest developments in the field of polymer chemistry.

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering/Material Science, University of Delaware, USA.

  • Industrial R&D experience in USE with DuPont & Owens-Corning Fibreglass.

  • Former Head, Chemical Engineering Division & Deputy Director, NCL, Pune.

  • Technical Consultant & Advisor to leading companies in India, USA & Europe.

  • More than 100 publications in international journals, 8 US patents, 10 Indian patents

Dr. Rajiv N. Dongre

Managing Director

Dr. Rajiv Dongre completed his PhD studies under the guidance of Dr. Nadkarni from NCL, Pune.

He heads the Business development and Financial management at RPPL.

  • Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, University of Pune.

  • R&D Project experience at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

  • Innovation experience in taking products from concept to commercialization at RAND

Mr. U. V. Nayak

Jt. Managing Director

Mr. Nayak was involved in R&D projects at NCL during Dr. Nadkarni’s tenure.

He heads the manufacturing and supply-chain operations at RPPL.

  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry , University of Pune.