Vijay Tirumala

Senior Scientist

Billerica, 01821, USA


Soft Matter Physics

x-ray & neutron scattering

Project Management


Curious researcher with an established track-record of innovation in the field of soft materials in academic and industrial research environments. Strong aptitude for business acumen and desire for professional growth to be a well-desired business leader.


Michigan Technological Univers

Chemical Engineering , Chemical Engineering

September 2003 - September 2003


Sr. Scientist

Cabot Corporation , Billerica, MA

June 2008 - July 2012

Applied concepts in small-angle scattering and the physics of polymer networks to advance the design of elastomer composites for high-value applications in automotive, aerospace, and mining applications in a newly launched business: Transfinity Elastomer Composites.

Project Management
Technical Expert
Customer Interaction
Guest Researcher

Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology , Gaithersburg, MD

June 2005 - June 2008

Led graduate students at UMass-Amherst and Hokkaido University as part of collaboration between research groups of Prof. Jim Watkins & Prof. Jian Ping Gong, respectively. Served as an expert in small-angle scattering under Dr. Wen-li Wu's guidance.

Experimental Research
Mentoring graduate students
Project Leadership
Post-doctoral Researcher

Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory , Argonne, IL

January 2004 - June 2005

Pioneered an approach to nanofabrication of hydrogels to generate stimuli-responsive materials at sub-100-nm length scales & helped design a particle-tracking velocimetry.

Experimental Research
Proposal development
Project Leadership
Research Aide

Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory , Argonne, IL

April 2002 - December 2003

Focused on principles of precipitation polymerization, x-ray lithography, and small-angle scattering using x-rays and neutrons. (3 publications, 1 US Patent)

Experimental Research
Publications & Presentations
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