- Citation name: Krishnan, B.
- Affiliation: The Dow Chemical Company
- State: TX
- Country: USA
Bindu Krishnan, technical leader for the Adhesive, and Sealants segment in the Polyurethane Business is responsible for the strategy and technology development of adhesives and sealants for the construction & infrastructure market.
Prior to this she was a Research Scientist in Dow Automotive, driving the development of next generation automotive adhesive to help automakers meet globally legislated mandates for emissions and fuel efficiency. In this role she made significant contributions to VORAFLEX™ tougheners for BETAMATE™ structural adhesives for the heritage Dow Automotive business, now part of DuPont.
Bindu started her career with Dow Polyurethane in 2006, developing coatings designed to enhance synthetic leathers and wood. In 2007 she joined Application Technology Development (ATD) where she led the expansion and commercialization of numerous VORAMER ™ binders for indoor and outdoor applications. Recently, Bindu commercialized two fully formulated 1K polyurethane resilient and hardwood flooring adhesives – DIAMONDLOCK™ RFA 300 and DIAMONDLOCK™ FCA 500. This product was recently honored with the Edison Award ™ for excellence in New product development.
Bindu’s technical contribution has been recognized by the Excellence in Science Award by the Gulf Coast and Latin Americas Scientists Organization (GCLASO). She is also the recipient of the prestigious AIChE Industrial Progress Award for her career accomplishments, service to society and service to the Institute.
She is passionate about Science as well as “Women in the Chemical Industry”. She is on the Directorial Board of DOW’s Women’s Innovation Network (WIN-Freeport Chapter). In the past she has chaired WIN-freeport chapter as well as American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Women’s Initiative Committee. These networks under her leadership has been orchestrating opportunities and events for female scientists to help with retention as well as their career progression. She is also aSTEM ambassador, steering the STEM activities throughout Brazoria county.
Bindu holds a Ph.D. (2002) in Organic Polymer from University of Bordeaux, France. She also completed a Post-doctoral fellowship at Goodyear Polymer center (University of Akron) before joining Dow. Bindu has authored 11 peer reviewed Journal articles, 12 approved US patents, 2 EU patent, over 80 internal publications and numerous pending patent applications.