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Polymer Engineer

Polymer engineering is an engineering field that generally designs, analyses, or modifies polymer materials. This particular field covers aspects of the petrochemical industry, polymerization, structure and characterization of polymers, properties of polymers, compounding and processing of polymers and description of major polymers, structure property relations and applications. Polymer engineers work in the realm of developing or testing plastics or related equipment and processes. These engineers may develop new polymers, manage a lab, manage projects and processes, or design equipment.

Career Options

  • - Polymer Manufacturing and User Industry - Public and Private Sectors - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas - Oil and Natural Gas Commission - Oil India Laboratories - Petrochemicals engineering plants - Indian Institute of petroleum - Polymers corporations of different states - Petroleum conservation - Research Association of India - Petrofiles Cooperative Limited - Research and Development

Educational Qualifications

  • - For UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for this programme are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test. - For PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech in Polymer Engineering/Plastic Technology along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities. Candidates with an MSc degree in chemistry or physics are also eligible for the M. Tech programme in Polymer Engineering.

Personal Skills

  • - Excellent analytical skills - Good communication skills - Ability to work in a team - Good problem solving skills - They must be aware in the latest trend of chemical engineering - You should be creative enough to develop new products - Must be able to work for long hours - Must be able to pay attention to minute details

Courses to be pursued

  • Under Graduate Courses in Polymer Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Engineering - Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology - Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science - Bachelor of Technology in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology Post Graduate Courses in Polymer Engineering - Master of Engineering in Polymer Technology - Master of Science in Polymer Chemistry - Master of Science in Polymer Science and Chemical Technology - Master of Technology in Polymer Nano Technology - Master of Technology in Polymer Technology - Ph.D in Polymer Science and Technology Other Courses - B.E in Polymer Engineering
  • B.Sc in Polymer Science
  • M.E in Polymer Technology

Top Colleges

  • Hindustan College of Engineering Address: 1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Padur, Kelambakam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603103 Phone: 044 2747 4395 Website: https://www.hiet.in/
  • IIT Delhi Address: Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016 Phone: 011 2659 7135 Website: http://www.iitd.ac.in/

Working Conditions

Polymer engineers work mainly in the field of plastics development. The engineers may help in developing new plastics or assist in the testing and evaluation of products. Polymer engineers may be expected to maintain a laboratory or oversee other employees in working on a product or process.

Top Companies

  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Address: 10th Floor, Ambience Corporate Tower II, Ambience Island, Gurgaon 122001 Phone: +91 12 4474 6100 Website: https://www.sabic.com/en
  • BASF India Ltd. Address: The Capital, 'A' Wing, 1204-C, 12th Floor, Plot No. C-70, 'G' Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 051 Phone: + 91 22 62785600 Website: https://www.basf.com/in/en.html

Successful Persons

Subramaniam Ramakrishnan 

Subramaniam Ramakrishnan was born in 1960 is an Indian polymer chemist, a professor at the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. Adding to it he was a designer at Macromolecular Design and Synthesis Group of Indian Institute of Science. He is famous for his studies on design and synthesis of controlled polymer structures.He is also the recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar price which is the highes Indian science award. He was awarded by The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research.

Sadhan Basu

Sadhan Basu was an Indian physical chemist, academic and the Palit Professor of Chemistry at the University of Calcutta from 1964 to 1985.He was known for his contribution in elucidation of the Quantum Mechanical Model of Robert S. Mulliken and his article, Degree of Polymerization and Chain Transfer in Methyl Methacrylate, co-authored by Jyotirindra Nath Sen and Santi R. Palit was the first published Indian article on polymer chemistry.

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