On a Roll to Create Winning Solutions

Kiran Baikerikar

Senior R&D Manager II, Dow Coating Materials

Childhood Lab Visits Spark Career in Chemistry

Whether in a suburban skate park or an industrial park, Kiran is motivated by connecting with people to solve problems.

As the only child of two scientists, Kiran Baikerikar was destined to become one himself. Some of his earliest memories involve learning about physics from his mother and chemistry from his father. “My father is a chemist, and I remember him taking me to his lab to show me various synthesis operations when I was still in grade school,” Kiran said. “I was fascinated by all of the bubbling liquids and colorful materials winding their way through a complex maze of glassware. Those visits to the lab definitely sparked my interest in the chemical sciences.”

Kiran pursued that early interest by earning bachelor’s and graduate degrees in chemical engineering from Iowa State and Michigan State, respectively, solidifying his passion for science and college sports at the same time. In fact, Kiran’s competitive spirit and team mindset contribute to his work at Dow, creating new solutions that give customers a competitive advantage.

Stoked by Rolling Out New Materials

Developing water-based coatings is one area where Kiran and his colleagues are currently working to respond to customer needs. “Today, the coatings industry is focused on finding water-based alternatives because of the drive to get away from solvents and volatile organic compounds, or VOCs,” he said. “But even though we’re working to meet customer requests to eliminate materials of concern, we realize that customers won’t accept new materials just for that benefit alone. Our new materials have to perform.

“It’s the best when we have a new raw material that’s still at the commercial stage,” he said. “Then when we develop samples to gauge the market and get positive feedback from customers, it’s a very satisfying win for us and it keeps us moving forward as a team.”

Associations

Member of the American Chemical Society

American Coatings Association

Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology

RadTech – Association for UV/EB Curing Technology

Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

US8273801 B2, Baikerikar, Kiran K., Mahdi, Syed Z., “Protective coating for window glass,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), September 25, 2012

US 8178159 B2, Baikerikar, Kiran K., et. al., “Organosilicate resin formulation for use in microelectronic devices,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), May 15, 2012

US8147974 B2, Baikerikar, Kiran K., Mahdi, Syed Z., Schaefer, Ben W., “Protective coating for window glass having enhanced adhesion to glass bonding adhesives,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), April 3, 2012

US8147974 B2, Baikerikar, Kiran K., Mahdi, Syed Z., Schaefer, Ben W., “Protective coating for window glass having enhanced adhesion to glass bonding adhesives,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), April 3, 2012

US 7955696 B2, Kiran Baikerikar, Daniel L. Dermody, Syed Z. Mahdi, Didem Oner-Deliormanli “Composites and methods for conductive transparent substrates,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), June 7, 2011

US 7943725 B2, Kiran Baikerikar, Michael Tulchinsky, John Argyropoulos, “1,3/1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol based monomers and polymers,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), May 17, 2011

US7786183, Baikerikar, Kiran K., Mahdi, Syed Z., Allam, Dominic J., Burris, Marcy N., Kneisel, Andrew R., “Coated glass articles,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), August 10, 2010

US7781493, Baikerikar, Kiran K., Mahdi, Syed Z., “Protective coating for window glass,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), August 24, 2010

US7781493, Baikerikar, Kiran K., Mahdi, Syed Z., “Protective coating for window glass,” Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Midland, MI), August 24, 2010

“Low Viscosity Epoxy for Ultra-High Solids Maintenance & Protective Coatings” Christian Piechocki, Kiran Baikerikar, Ray Drumright, Jia Tang, Rebecca Ortiz, Marie-Josee Dery-Chauvette, Yinzhong Guo, European Coatings Congress, April 2015

“Novel Acrylic Epoxy Hybrid System Design for Metal Protection Application” Zhigang Hua, Hunter Shu, Allen Xu, Barry Zheng, and Aaron Yang, Zhenwen Fu, Andrew Hejl, Henry Eichman, and Kiran Baikerikar, CoatingsTech Journal, April 2015

“Low Viscosity Epoxy Resins for High Solids, Anti-Corrosive Primers” Rebecca Ortiz, Ray Drumright, Jamie Sullivan, Marie-Josee Dery-Chauvette, Kiran Baikerikar, February 2015

"Organic/Inorganic Coatings Cured by Ultraviolet Light and Moisture for Automotive Glass" Syed Mahdi, Kiran Baikerikar, SAE 2012, Advances in Coatings, April 2012

"UV curable, liquid diacrylate monomers based on (cis,trans)-1,3/1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol" Kiran K. Baikerikar, Michael L. Tulchinsky, and John Argyropoulos, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, Volume 7, Number 2, p.175-188, March, 2010

“Polymeric Coatings Cured by Ultraviolet Light and Moisture" Alpay, B., Baikerikar, K., Mahdi, S., Allam, D., Glass Performance Days 2009 Proceedings, GPD, June 15, 2009, Tampere, Finland

"Liquid UV Curable Cyclohexanedimethanol Diacrylate Monomers" Baikerikar, K., Tulchinsky, M., Argyropoulos, J., RadTech International, Volume 1, May 2008

"UV Curable Diacrylate Monomers based on UNOXOL™ Diol" Baikerikar, K., Tulchinsky, M., Argyropoulos, J., Future Coat 2007 Conference Proceedings, Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, 1-23, October 2007

"Seed Oil Based Acrylates for UV Cure Applications" Earls, J., Popa, P., Martin, P., Baikerikar, K., White, J., Proceedings of the 97th Annual American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS), May 2, 2006

"Photopolymerization of Silica-Filled Composites: Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar, V. Sipani, C.N. Coretsopoulos, and A.B. Scranton, Book Chapter in Photoinitiated Polymerization, edited by K. Belfield & J. Crivello, ACS Symposium Series, 847, 389 (2003)

"Photopolymerizable Liquid Encapsulants for Microelectronics" A.B. Scranton, and K.K. Baikerikar, Radtech Europe Conference Proceedings, 259, 2001

“Photopolymerization of Silica-Filled Composites: Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar, V. Sipani, C. Coretsopoulos and A.B. Scranton, Polymer Preprints, 42, 789 (2001)

“Photopolymerizable Liquid Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices: Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Systems with reduced In-Mold Cure Times" K.K. Baikerikar and A.B., Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 81, (14), 3449-3461 (2001)

"Photopolymerizable Liquid Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar and A.B. Scranton, Polymer, 42, 431-441 (2001)

“Photopolymerizable Liquid Encapsulants" K.K. Baikerikar and A.B. Scranton, Polym. Mat. Sci. and Eng., 82, 39 (2000)

“Viscosity Characterization of Highly Filled Photopolymerizable Liquid Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar and A.B. Scranton, Polymer Composites, 21, 297 (2000)

“A Study of Initiating Systems for Photopolymerization of Composites" V. Narayanan, K.K. Baikerikar, and A.B. Scranton, Radtech ‘98 International Conference Proceedings, 31, (1998)

“Photopolymerizable Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar, B. Rangarajan, D. Godshall, and A.B. Scranton, Radtech ‘98 International Conference Proceedings, 712 (1998) Review of 'Assignment of the Glass Transition', edited by R.J. Seyler, K.K. Baikerikar and A.B. Scranton, American Society for Testing and Materials, Polymer News, 22, 263 (1997)

“The Dow Chemical Company: Connecting, Cultivating, Innovating, & Commercializing" Kiran K. Baikerikar, 2010 NCET2 University Startups Conference, December 3, 2010, Washington, DC

“Renewable Raw Materials" Kiran K. Baikerikar, 2010 RadTech Global UV/EB Curing Technology Conference, May 23-26, 2010, Baltimore, MD

“Liquid UV Curable Cyclohexanedimethanol Diacrylate Monomers" Baikerikar, K., Tulchinsky, M., Argyropoulos, J., 2008 RadTech UV/EB Curing Conference, May 7, 2008, Chicago, IL

“UV Curable Diacrylate Monomers based on UNOXOL™ Diol" Baikerikar, K., Tulchinsky, M., Argyropoulos, J., Future Coat 2007 Conference, International Coatings Expo, October 3, 2007, Toronto, Canada

“Photopolymerizable Liquid Encapsulants" K.K. Baikerikar and A.B. Scranton, ACS Spring National Meeting, San Francisco, March 27, 2000

“Novel High Speed, Low-Cost Composites Processing Methods based upon Photopolymerization" K.K. Baikerikar, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Symposium, East Lansing, MI, June 23, 1999

“Photopolymerizable Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar, Poster Presentation at IUCRC Planning Meeting on Photopolymerization, Estes Park, CO, November 2, 1998

“Photopolymerizable Encapsulants for Semiconductor Packaging" K.K. Baikerikar, Poster Presentation at Composite Materials & Structures Center Spring Symposium on Polymer Composites Processing, East Lansing, MI, June 25, 1998

“Photopolymerizable Encapsulants for Microelectronic Devices" K.K. Baikerikar, B. Rangarajan, D. Godshall, and A.B. Scranton, Poster Presentation at Radtech ‘98 International North America UV/EB Conference, Chicago, IL, April 21, 1998

“High Performance Photopolymerizable Composite Encapsulants for Improved Semiconductor Packaging" K.K. Baikerikar, Poster Presentation at Michigan Materials & Processing Institute Symposium, East Lansing, MI, June 25, 1997