Conference Program


Event Date 18th to 20th Jan 2022- (Exhibition)

Conference Programme is only for two days on 18th and 19th January, 2023, Bombay Exhibition Centre, MUMBAI

Conference Chairman: Prof Hota Ganga Rao, Conference Advisor: Prof. Srinivasa L Iyer

Day 1- 18th January 2023 (Wednesday)

Session 1   Technical Presentations    
Presentation 1 2:00 to 2:20 PM Mr Eric PIERREJEAN CEO, JEC Composites, France Global Market composites Scenario
Presentation 2 2:20 to 2:40 PM Mr. Suman Kumar Bal Joint President and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer,
Hindalco Chemicals
Flame Retardant Solutions for Composites
Presentation 3 2:40 to 3:00 PM Dr Andreas Horbach AOC,
The Netherlands
Composites in Chemical Sector
Presentation 4 3:00 to 3:20 PM Mr. S.Ramachandran Director, Jushi India Fiberglass India Pvt Ltd An Overview of opportunities for Composites Applications in India in the Road Infrastructure
Session 2 3:20 to 3:40 PM TEA/ COFFEE BREAK    
Presentation 5 3:40 to 4:00 PM Mr Jun Wang Nanjing Tech University The application of FRP composites in building engineering
Presentation 6 4:00 to
Mr J. R. Virga, Mr P. Vijay, Mr Hota GangaRao and Mr Tom
West Virginia University & BRP Inc Static and Dynamic Responses of FRP Composite pedestrian Bridges
Presentation 7 4:20 to 4:40 PM Dr Rajan Sen University of South Florida Reflections on FRP Durability Testing
Presentation 8 4:40 to 5:10 PM Mr Praveen Majjigapu & Mr Hota GangaRao HNTB Inc & West Virginia University Creating Resilient RC Beam-Column Joints using Engineered Composites
5:10 to 5.30 PM Dr Vipin Kumar University of Washington Reflections on 35-Plus Years of Research on Microcellular Foams:
Milestones, Innovations, Commercialization
Presentation 10 5:30 to 5:50 PM Dr Ayman Mosallam Univ of California-Irwin (on- line) Durability of FRP Buildings

Day 2 Date: 19th January 2023 (Thursday)

Session 3   Technical Presentations    
Presentation 11 10:00 to 10:20 AM Mr. Susanta Pramanik Crest Speciality Resins, susanta.pramanik@crestresi
FRP Composites and Fire-retardant Properties
Presentation 12 10:20 to 10:40 AM Dr. Debdatta Ratna NMRL, Ambernath, Maharashtra Composites In Marine Applications
Presentation 13 10:40 to 11:00 AM Dr Sung Ha South Korea Hydrogen Storage Tanks
Presentation 14 11:00 to 11:20 AM Ms Neha Junare., Ph.D National Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. USE OF 3 DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITE FABRICS FOR BALLISTIC PROTECTION
Session 4 11:20 to 11:40 AM TEA/ COFFEE BREAK    
Presentation 15 11:40 to 12:00 AM Mr. Sushil Mane Senior Director, Technology & Customer Support, Altair India Analysis and Simulation Software Applications for Composites
Presentation 16 12:00 to
Mr. Suhas Kolhatkar Composite Designs & Technology (Design Associates of BFG
International Ltd. – Global)
Landmark Global FRP Composites in Architecture & Infrastructure,
Presentation 17 12:20 to
Mr. Atul Bhobe,
Managing Director, TPFEPL,
Hybrid Composite Beams (HCB)-Innovative Composite Bridge beams for Highway and Rail bridges
Presentation 18 12:40 to 1:00 PM  
Mr. Mohammed Zacharia,
LCA Consultant, Ardhi Digital Consulting, USA.
Carbon Efficient Infrastructure with Composites
  1:00 to
2:00 PM
Session 5   Technical Presentations    
2:00 to
2:20 PM
Mr. Gaurav Namdhar OcSiAl India Graphene and Carbon Nanomaterials for Applications in
Presentation 20 2:20 to
2:40 PM
Mr. Charles TUR
& Mr. Enrico Baggio
Mr. Charles TUR – MVP USA
– Closed Mold Specialist
Mr. Enrico Baggio – DOW
Italia – Senior TS & D
Presentation 21 2:40 to 3:00 PM Mr. Amit Dixit Aditya Birla Epoxy, India The Recyclamine Technology and Recyclable Epoxy Systems for Composites
Presentation 22 3:00 to 3:20 PM Presenter: Dr. Rahul Rane
Co-authors : Dr. Aswini
Kumar Mishra,
Dr. Sudhangshu Maity
Mentor: Mr. Sajal Kumar
TATA AutoComp Systems
Limited – Composites
Lightweight Composites for Automotive Applications
Session 6 3:20 to 3:40 PM TEA/ COFFEE BREAK    
Presentation 23 3:40 to 4:00 PM Dr R.N. Krishna KC Contech, Chennai FRP Reinforced Concrete-Structural Design, Testing and Applications
Presentation 24 4:00 to 4:20 PM Dr. Srinivasa L Iyer Consultant, Formerly Professor, Civil Engineering, South Dakota School Mines
& Technology, USA
FRP Bridge Construction in India
Presentation 25 4:20 to 4:40 PM Dr Rakesh Gupta West Virginia University Thermo-Mechanical Response of GFRP Composites under High Temperature (up to 3 minutes Exposure )
Presentation 26 4:40 to 5:10 PM Dr Rajan Sen University of South Florida Effectiveness of Field Repair of Piles Using FRP
Presentation 27 5:10 to 5:30 PM Mr V. J. Gopu and Mr Hota GangaRao University of Louisiana & West Virginia University Response of FRP wraps for Timber Piles