Dr Manoranjan Patri, Scientist ‘G’ has been appointed as Director, Naval Materials Research Laboratory with effect from 01 August 2017. He received his MSc degree in Chemistry from Berhampur University, Odisha with university Gold medal. He received his Ph.D in the field of Polymer Synthesis and characterization from IIT Delhi in 1990.
Dr M. Patri joined Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath in the year 1988 and has been in the fore front of R&D work on design, development and production of polymeric and rubber products for Naval application. He has been instrumental in the development of a range of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs), productionisation of tin based antifouling resin and paint, different types of rubber products for marine application, polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell, polymer nanocompositess, light emitting & electro-active polymers, high strength epoxy and rubber adhesives, polyurethane sealant, polymeric rubbing fenders etc. Many of these products have been productionised, inducted in Indian Navy and the technologies for all these products have been transferred to industries.