Dr. Packirisamy obtained M.Sc in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Science (Polymer Chemistry) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1978 and 1982 respectively. He was UNESCO Fellow (Oct. 1982 to Sep. 1983) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. During the period Jan. 1984-May 1986 he worked in the R&D Centre, Berger Paints India Ltd., Calcutta. as Research Officer.
He joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Indian Space Research Organization, Thiruvananthapuram in June 1986 and superannuated in December 2015. In VSSC, he occupied techno- managerial positions such as Project Manager (Space Capsule Recovery Experiment), Head, Ceramic Matrix Products Division, Group Director, Analytical Spectroscopy & Ceramics Group and Deputy Director-VSSC (PCM Entity). He initiated the research work on Polymer-derived Ceramics in VSSC and continued to work in this field until his superannuation and established the state-of-the-art research laboratories, viz., Integrated Ceramic Matrix Product Facility and High-Temperature Ceramic Materials Laboratory.
Dr. Packirisamy worked as Research Associate at the NASA Centre for Commercial Development of Space (NASA-CCDS), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and as Visiting Scientist at the Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, Michigan during 1992-1993. He represented ISRO in the 7th International Symposium on High Temperature Materials held in Bayreuth, Germany (2010).
Dr. S. Packirisamy joined Sharda University in July 2017 as Professor of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences & Research and is currently working on Inorganic-organic hybrid polymers for space applications.
His research interests include Polymer-derived ceramics, Oxidation resistant coatings, Ceramic matrix composites, Ceramic adhesives, Lightweight Ceramics, Inorganic-organic hybrid polymers, High temperature polymers, Atomic oxygen resistant coatings for Low Earth Orbit Space structures, Polyblends, Block copolymers, Anionic living polymerization and Synthetic ion-exchange resins.
Dr. Packirisamy has to his credit 14 Indian Patents, 3 reviews in International Journals and 3 book chapters, 45 research publications in International journals and 80 papers presented in national and international symposia. He has guided 8 PhD scholars and 15 post-graduate students. He has delivered 65 invited lectures in India and abroad.
He has won ISRO Merit Award (2014), Acharya P. C. Ray ICC Award (2014) for Indigenization of Chemicals (Team Award), ICC Award (2014) for the Design of Chemical Plants (Team Award) and Sharda University Foundation Day Award (2017).
School: School of Basic Sciences & Research
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry