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Prameela Susarla

PrameelaPrameela Susarla is Associate R&D Director for the $1.5B Epoxy business at the Dow Chemical Co.

In this role, Susarla is responsible for leading both process and product innovation for the Epoxy business and leads collaboration with the marketing function to commercialize the Epoxy innovation pipeline in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Laminates, Civil Engineering, Composites, Coatings and new applications. She is a core member of the Epoxy business leadership team and the Epoxy innovation team.

Prior to assuming this role in Aug 2013, Susarla led the emerging applications R&D group within Dow Epoxy. The team is expanding the application space for Dow’s specialty epoxy resins into electronics, UV inks and specialty carbon composites. Susarla joined Dow in 2011 from General Electric Global Research, Niskayuna, NY where she spent >9 years in polymeric materials technology development for microelectronics packaging, high performance fibers, and cellular therapies / bio-processing industries.

Susarla holds a Bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in polymer science and engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  She has authored or co-authored 5 publications and has 7 granted patents and 19 patent applications.  Susarla is an executive committee member, PMSE division of the American Chemical Society.