it at IGATE
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
One of my friend is working in the research department of a top FMCG group. His PhD was on flow of granular materials. I will list down couple of projects he has done. (1) He worked on the problem of fluid flow through the diapers. According to him it is a very complex problem. In diapers, just like software, there are different versions. Each version is more soft and more comforting to the baby (he works in baby diaper segment). He has to take into account different viscosity, chemical nature etc. Sometime when he is stuck at some science problem, he collaborates with academia and floats PhD problems. Otherwise it is finding an optimal solution with existing tools. His specific is to develop a material given certain limitations and them minimize the cost of production (2) He previously worked with a chemical company where he was involved in designing silos. There also, he used his knowledge of mass transfer to optimize the design under the constrains of failure condition. (3) He worked on a process engineering problem where batteries were being manufactured and wastage was high per production cycle. He worked out, using again mass balance equations, optimum rate of input and output so as to minimize the wastage.