Professor D. D. Kale is a Chancellor at the Polymerupdate Academy. He is a Chemical Engineer. He obtained his Ph. D. from the University of Salford, UK. He has a teaching experience over last 40 years. He retired from University of Mumbai’s Department of Chemical Technology, UDCT, Mumbai in 2005 as a Professor of Polymer Technology and as a Head of the Department of Polymer Engineering.
He is a member of high power expert committee to Government of Maharashtra on environmental issues. He is also a member of committee to define single use plastics set up by Ministry of Chemicals and fertilizers, New Delhi. He is on the expert panel for centres of excellence by DCPC.
His research interests are in polymer processing, rheology, product design and recycling. He has guided 28 Ph. D. and 65 Masters Students. He has published more than100 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has one patent to his credit. He has presented papers in many International conferences such as IUPAC and travelled widely. He is associated with many professional bodies such as PLASTINDIA, All India Plastics Manufacturers Association, (AIPMA), IPI and SPE etc.
Professor Kale has trained more than 5000 undergraduate and post graduate students in India and abroad. He has also trained more than 1000 industry personnel. He has authored two books.