Sanjay Pal

Postdoctoral Researcher


At Wetsus, I am deeply engaged in two essential research dimensions. Firstly, as part of the agro2circular EU Horizon project, I am driving the accomplishment of assigned deliverables that resonate with my expertise. The project’s emphasis on circular economy aligns perfectly with my research interests in sustainable solutions and polymer processing. Secondly, I am actively building a foundational understanding of PHA biopolymers derived from municipal wastewater and fermented organic waste. This investigation aims at developing innovative, eco-friendly biopolymeric materials


PhD, Rubber Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, April 2021
M.Tech, Rubber Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, May 2016
B.Tech, Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, May 2012

Research interests

Polyhydroxyalkanoates; Circular economy; Biodegradable polymer; Polymer processing

Selected publications

(Full list: Google Scholar)

  • S. Pal, M. Das, K. Naskar, Origin of Rubber Elasticity; Elasticity of Materials, IntecOpen (2023)
  • M. Das, S. Pal, K. Naskar, Exploring various metal-ligand coordination bond formation in elastomers: Mechanical performance and self-healing behavior, Express Polymer Letters 14 (9), 860-880 (2020)
  • S. Pal, K. Naskar, Influence of stearic acid in zinc based Maleated-EPM ionomer: A novel approach towards recyclability, Composites Part B: Engineering 176, 107296 (2019)
  • S. Pal, M. Das, K. Naskar, Exploring copper–amino acid complexes in cross-linking of maleated ethylene propylene rubber, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58 (38), 17802-17813 (2019)