Allison is currently leading the global launch of Momentive’s BN technology for use in thermoplastics applications. She joined the Ceramics Division in October 2012 after spending 2 years in Momentive’s Silicones Division, where she had regional marketing responsibility for urethane surfactants, catalysts and other additives.
Prior to Momentive, Allison spent 15 years at Bayer where she worked with polyurethanes and polycarbonates in various roles, including a 4-year assignment at Bayer’s global headquarters in Germany. Allison has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Chandrashekar (Chandra) Raman
In his current role, Chandra is leading a team of application development engineers while continuing to work closely with Momentive’s customers to support their development efforts to grow the market for thermally conductive plastics. Chandra’s research over the past several years has been focused on the use of BN powders in thermoplastics, driven by growing demand for TCPs in LED bulb housings and other applications.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Raman drove various aspects of a large research program to develop a novel process to produce boron nitride powders at GE Advanced Materials. Dr. Raman obtained his Ph. D. and M. S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and also holds a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.