Research & Development Cell


Designation : Director(R & D)
Total Exp : 36 Years
Educational Qualification : Ph. D. (IIT, Delhi), 1979
Research Area :
Structure-Property Relations in Composites/Blends, Fracture Mechanics in Thermoplastic Composites.

Dr. S. F. Xavier has done his Doctoral programme from IIT, Delhi. He is currently with Parul University, as Director (R&D), since February, 2011, taking care of the industry defined projects as well as user defined projects of B.E. and M.E. final year students.

Dr.S.F.Xavier worked as a scientist, at various levels in the past for over 27 years at R&D Center of (Reliance Industries Ltd.) RIL, Vadodara Manufacturing Division, which was also known as I.P.C.L. After he received his Ph.D. from I.I.T. Delhi in1979, he worked as a temporary faculty member in Center for Materials Science & Technology, I.I.T. Delhi for over 3 years. He was engaged, during this period, in teaching as well as Project Work sponsored by UMIST, U.K. Dr.Xavier has a fine blend of industrial as well as academic experience. He has hands on experience in carrying out industrial projects and also ability to lead scientists from concept to commercialization.

Contact Information
Office Phone02668260349
Email[email protected]
Reviewer for International Journal, "Polymer", published by Elsevier from U.K., Life Member of Indian Physics Society,Member of Indian Society for Analytical Chemists
Specialization AreasPolymer Composites, Polymer Blends, Polymeric Materials
Subject Taught UGPhysics
Subject Taught PGPolymer Characterization, Morphology and Microscopy of Polymers, Polymer Testing
Title Description Achieved On
Pedagogical Innovation Award-2013 Received PedagogicalInnovation Award-2013 , from Hon. V.C., GTU, Prof. Akshai Aggarwal, Padmashree Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Architect PARAM series of Super Computers, Mr.David Hamilton, Consulate General, Canada and Swami Sarvasthananda, RKM. 2013
INVENTOR-2006 Received Award, "Inventor-2006" from MarkPatent.Org, a well known Intellectual Property Knowledge Hub during their Annual Seminar at Ahmedabad. November, 2006
Special Momento The Hon. Vice Chancellor, GTU has given him a special memento for his efforts towards IPRs. March-2014
Memento for Framing of IPR Policy Received the memento from Registrar of GTU on World IP Day (26th April, 2015) as an honor to the knowledge treasure for of conference on "Framing of IPR Policy for Affiliated Type Universities". April-2015
Institute / Organization Designation Duration
Parul University Director (R & D) February, 2011 to till date
SVIT, Vasad R & D Co-Ordinator July, 2009 to October 2010
Reliance Industries Limited GM (R&D) and Head (Information & Knowledge Management) October,1982 to March, 2009
IIT, Delhi Research Associate January,1980 to October,1982
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
Ph. D. Material Science & Technology IIT, New Delhi 1979 - -
M. Sc. Physics Andhra University 1972 - First
B. Sc. Maths, Physics, Chemistry Andhra University 1970 - First
Activity Type Activity Title Place Date Faculty Role
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Title ISSN / ISBN No Publisher Volume Year
Properties and Performance of Polymer Blends (Edition - 2) ISBN 978-94-007-6063-9 Springer Reference, New York Vol. 2 of 3 December, 2014
Development of Fine Morphology in polypropylene Composites ISBN 3-446-15576-7 Hanser Publishers, Munich Vol. 1 1991
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Commercial Polymer Blends ISBN 1-895198-06-2 Chem-Tec Publishers, Toronto Vol. 1 1994
Properties and Performance of Polymer blends (Edition - 1) - Kluwer Academic Publishers, London Vol.2 of 2 2004
Polymer Blending Processes - Asian Book Private Ltd., New Delhi Vol. 1 2002

International Conference

Title ISSN / ISBN No Publisher Volume Year
Performance properties of Short & Long Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nylon-6 Compositers - International Conference PPS-25 , Goa - 2009
Processing, Structure and Properties of Polypropylene compositers with Wood Fiber - International Conference on Natural Polymers, Fibers, Blends & Composites, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam - November, 2007
Recent Developments in Polymeric Materials - IIT, New Delhi Vol. II December, 2005
Structure-Property Relations in Toughening of Polypropylene Copolymer - Proceedings of ACS, Division of ‘Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering’, Washington DC - 1994

Project Guided

project Title Agency Start Date
Synthesis and Characterization of Antioxidants for Polypropylene Copolymer Ph.D. Project, Department of Chemistry, M.S.University, Baroda 2002
Influence of Compatibilizers on the Structure-Property Correlations in PBT Blends with Polyolefins Ph.D. Project, Department of Applied Physics,M.S.University,Baroda 2000
Studies on Antioxidants Ph.D. Project, Department of Organic Chemistry, M.S.University, Baroda 1994
Mechanical Properties and Morphology of Polyethylene / Nylon Blends PG Project, Department of Chemical Engineering, M.S.University, Baroda 2005
Processing and Properties of Wood Fiber-Polypropylene Composites PG Project, Department of Polymer Science, University of Madras, Chennai 2001
Preparation and Performance Evaluation of Polypropylene Copolymer Incorporated with Talc / Carbon Fiber / EPDM UG Project, School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 2000
Influence of Microstructure on the Performance of Carbon Fiber-Polybutylene Terephthalate Composites PG Project, Materials Science Center, I.I.T., Kharagpur 1995

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