Dr. P. Asokan

Dr. P. Asokan

Senior Principal Scientist
  • Country Club Sydney, Australia

  • 9425600260

  • 0755-2489402

  • pasokan@ampri.res.in

Dr. Asokan Pappu   [More Detail]
Senior Principal Scientist
Chairman of Business Development Cell
Mobile: (+91) – 9425600260
Email: pasokan@ampri.res.in ; asokanp3@yahoo.co.in
Educational Attainments:

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India.
  • M.Tech. in Public Health & Env. Engg from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
Area of Expertise:

  • Technology transfer, training to industrial clients and commercialization of “hybrid composites” technology.
  • Creating avenues for entrepreneurship, start-up, and skill development for manufacturing a new class of materials for multifunctional applications.
  • Multidisciplinary expertise and research strength in providing holistic solutions in the areas of mineral, mining, agro and industrial wastes beneficiations and recycling for value-added applications.
  • Immobilization, value addition and recycling hazardous wastes arising from the metallurgical industry and converting into non-hazardous building materials
  • Creation of rural employment, enhance the income of rural and urban masses and livelihood advancement through natural fibres (sisal, jute, banana, palm, coconut coir, hemp, bamboo, pineapple and flax fibres) utilization and processing natural fibres for making handicrafts, fancy articles, fine thin yarn and textile preparation leading to use in composites industry.
  • Development and manufacturing advanced construction materials (Polymer matrix composites; cement, concrete, clay, ceramic, concrete matrix composites; metal matrix composites) for application in flooring, roofing, false ceiling, partitions, wall tiles, furniture, architectural interiors.
  • Development of fibres reinforced composites, particulates reinforced composites, glossy finish and lightweight polymer composites, hybrid sandwich composites as an alternative to timber, synthetic wood, plastic, FRP / GRP products for civil infrastructure and transport system (train berth and partition panels, toilet door, floor tiles).
  • S&T intervention and technology demonstration for wasteland reclamation, increase soil fertility and agricultural productivity and enhance rural employment without harming mother earth and food quality.
  • Domestic and industrial effluent / waste water treatment, safe disposal, solid wastes management and environmental remediation.
  • Agro-wastes (paddy, wheat, maize straws / stubble and residues from crop & cereals) recycling in making medium density particle board and termite and fungus and moisture resistance hybrid composite partition & cladding panels, doors and board for making furniture.
  • Sustainable natural resources management and contribution to reduce environmental contamination and global warming issues and sustainable livelihood improvement.
  • Establishment of technology enabling centre / incubation center for manufacturing mineral waste particulates reinforced advanced hybrid concrete and polymer composites.

Selected Publications:

  1. Asokan P., Pickering KL., Thakur VK.,”Manufacturing and characterization of sustainable hybrid composites using sisal and hemp fibres as reinforcement of poly (lactic acid) via injection moulding” Industrial Crops & Products, 2019, 137:260-269.
  2. Asokan P., Vijay Kumar Thakur, Ravi Patidar, Shyam R. Asolekar, Mohini Saxena, “Recycling Marble Wastes and Jarosite wastes into Sustainable Hybrid Composite Materials and Validation through Response Surface Methodology”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, 240, 1-18.
  3. Asokan P., Ranjan Chaturvedi, Prashant Tyagi,   “Sustainable approach towards utilizing Makrana marble waste for making water-resistant green composite materials”, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020, 2:347.
  4. Asokan P. and Thakur VK., “Towards sustainable micro and nanocomposites from fly ash and natural fibers for multifunctional applications”, Vacuum”, 2017, 146: 375-385.
  5. Asokan P., Saxena M., Thakur VK., Sharma A., Haque R., “Facile extraction, processing and characterization of bio-renewable sisal fibers for multifunctional applications”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A, 2016, 53(7):424-432.