Presentation: The role of physical cross-links in crystallization and mechanical response of polymers
Sanjay Rastogi holds Chair in Polymer Physics at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He provides leadership to a group of assistant professors and a team of PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows. His research focuses on basic understanding to design molecular structure for desired physical properties, and optimize processing techniques to develop products with the required macroscopic properties. To accomplish this goal his group bridges different disciplines of polymer science.
Sanjay spent more than four years in the group of late Professor Andrew Keller and Professor Mervyn Miles at Bristol University (UK). Before moving to Maastricht University Sanjay was assistant and associate professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. He held professorship in polymer science and technology at Loughborough University (UK) and was a recipient of Max Planck Society Fellowship that allowed him to spend two years in the groups of Professor Hans Spiess and Professor Gerard Wegener.
For nearly eight years he was a principal scientist at Teijin Aramid (NL) and was recognized as Global Senior Technical Expert for Teijin. His contribution lead to the commercial development of high modulus and high strength UHMWPE tapes sold under the brand name of Endumax®. He was sponsored by Teijin to study Executive MBA at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). In the two year MBA program, 2014-2016, he has followed international business courses at Cape Town University (South Africa), Georgetown University (USA), and Warwick University (UK).
Sanjay has authored more than 150 refereed publications and holds more than 25 patent applications, where more than 10 are the granted patents.