Retiring after 23 years of R&D at BASF corporation, founded Global Energy Conversions and Solarflex to research alternative energy (waste to fuel and third generation solar cells). Co-founded EcoFuel Technologies to commercialize plastic to fuel units. Also is the founder / president of Advanced Technologies of Michigan, a service laboratory. Has over 40 patents and publications covering advanced polymer systems for coatings and energy. Got PhD in organic chemistry from IISc in 1976 and post-doctored for four years at the University of Illinois.