The Dow Chemical CompanyDr. Rahul Sharma received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India in 2003 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 2008. Dr. Sharma's research interests lie in block copolymer self assembly, polymer mechanics and polymer reaction engineering. He joined The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) in 2008, and is currently, a Research Scientist in the Materials Science division of the Core R&D group. During his career at Dow Dr. Sharma has worked on very diverse projects for developing new materials for nano-patterning, solar, gas separation and water purification applications. He has published six papers in peer-reviewed journals, has two granted patents and serves as reviewer for international journals.