About

  • Full Name:Dr. R. Vasudevan
  • Phone:+91 94864 86728
  • Email:deaneca@tce.edu, indianplasticman@gmail.com
  • Website:www.indianplasticman.com
  • Address:Thiagarajar College of Engg, Madurai

Padma Shri Dr. Rajagopalan Vasudevan

He is an Indian scientist who has worked mainly in waste management. He is currently a professor in Thiagarajar College of Engineering. He developed an innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct better, more durable and very cost-effective roads. This method will help in making roads much faster and also will save environment form dangerous plastic waste.He also visited Mahatma schools on 15 April 2008. The roads also show greater resistance to damages caused by heavy rains. His road construction method is now widely used to construct roads in rural India. He was awarded India's fourth highest civilian honour Padma Shri in 2018.

Bio-Data

  • Work Experience

  • Professor & Dean (Extra-curricular Activities)

    TCE - 2006 - Current

  • Professor - Chemistry

    TCE - 1998 - 2006

  • Selection Grade Lecturer

    TCE - 1988 - 1998


  • Education

  • Doctorate

    Madras University - 1974

    PhD - Chemistry

  • Master Degree

    Madras University - 1967

    Master of Science - Chemistry

  • Bachelor Degree

    Madras University - 1965

    Bachelor of Science - Chemistry

Works

Plastic Road

He Developed an innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct better, more durable and very cost-effective roads.
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Plastone

Plastone can be used for flooring, especially outdoors. It can be a cheap and strong substitute for cement blocks, which have a tendency to wither away in constant rain.

Further Plastic Research

More Product oriented research is going on using plastic waste to useful product

Post on Media

July 11, 2014, 9:25 PM GMT+5:30

India's 'Plastic Man' Turns Litter Into Paved Roads

A chemist has found a way to turn India’s litter problem into much needed roads - Akash Kapur

10 March 2011

Solution to plastic pollution

Concerned about a world strangled by plastic, Dr. R. Vasudevan, tells how he adds value to the waste by using it in laying all -weather roads

July 17th, 2015

India’s ‘Plastic Man’ and His Incredible Innovation

R Vasudevan, the ‘Plastic-Man’ of India is a Maduari-based chemistry professor. He came up with an innovative method to reuse plastic waste to construct better, more durable and very cost-effective roads.

ENVIS

"Plastic Waste Management - ENVIS Center - Thiagarajar College of Engineering"
by
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India

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