Prof. (Dr.) S K Nayak, the Director General and Principal Executive of CIPET, has 32 years of expertise in Teaching, Research and Administration. Prof. Nayak, a dual Ph.D holder in the field of Polymers and Advanced Materials. Also has a D.Sc in the field of Bio-based Composites. He has extensive post-doctoral research experience from many distinguished universities in diversified areas of Polymer Science & Technology. He has been upgrading himself with the technological advancements through study tours to many well-known universities and organizations across the globe. He is also a Lead Assessor for NABL (ISO - 17020 and ISO - 17025, ISO - 9000:2000, ISO - 14000 & OHSAS - 18001), a Six Sigma & Green Belt holder and a 5S, TQM, Quality Circle expert.
He has displayed excellence and keen interest in designing various Academic, Scientific and Administrative policies, for ascertaining the role of Plastics & allied industry in socio-techno-economical growth of the country.
As a disciplined academician, he streamlined the educational system at CIPET for creating skilled technical manpower for all tiers of an industry from shop-floor employees, plant supervisors, managers and researchers to entrepreneurs. He has facilitated creation of all requisite amenities for modern technical education through emphasis on hands-on practical oriented training, with high-end research and interactive mode of teaching. Under his leadership, CIPET grew to a distinguished Technology Hub, sought after by the major Universities & Industries in India & abroad.
Prof. Nayak has been a mentor, philosopher and guide to his research team and scholars in all their ventures. He has supervised more than 55 Ph.D scholars and 80 M.Tech students. Through these years, he has kept his research alive, which is evident from more than 400 publications in peer reviewed International Journals and Conferences, ~15 patented technologies in the area of Material and Product Development, apart from many Design Registrations.
Prof. Nayak has deliberated his thoughts & expertise in the form of Text Books and Articles, which has been ready-reference material to the students, academicians and industrialists. Moreover, he has been actively contributing towards indigenous technology development through Sponsored Research Projects and Consultancy Services to the industries, PSUs and academic organizations.