Dr. S K Nayak is the Director General of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), a premier National Institute under Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt of India with 42 centres spread across the country.
He is also the Adjunct Professor of many reputed International Universities. His dynamic demeanor & dedication to the Academic & Scientific community has lead to establishment of three R&D centres at CIPET working specifically towards resolving engineering problems. He has been the precursor for many research initiatives & has taken a lead in transferring of technology to the industries. Dr. Nayak's thoughts have been deliberated through 400 Research Publications, 25 Books/Book Chapter and many Patents. He has mentored around 50 Researchers for Ph.D Programs in disciplines of Polymer Science Engineering & Technology.
Dr. Nayak has been the recipient of several Honors'/awards both Nationally & Internationally for his significant contribution towards Plastics Industries, Scientific Community and Academic Excellence.