NameDr. P. C. Thapliyal
Date of Birth08.03.1966,
Present DesignationSenior Principal Scientist & Professor
GroupAdvanced Structural Composites and Durability

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc. (Hons.)ChemistryDelhi UniversityIndia1986
M.Sc.Organic ChemistryDelhi UniversityIndia1989
Ph.D.Synthetic Organic ChemistryDelhi UniversityIndia1994
PGDOMOperations ManagementIGNOUIndia1996


a) Main Area of SpecializationOrganic Building Materials
b) Sub-area of SpecializationPaints, Protective Coatings, Synthesis, Corrosion, Pigments, Dyes, Resins,Polymers,Composites, Nanomaterials, Repair Materials.

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Paisley, United KingdomBilateral Indo-UKIERI Project Work31-May-1415-Jun-14
Publications and Patents
  1. Thapliyal, P. C., Singh, P.K. & Khanna, R.N., Copper (II) halides adsorbed on alumina as halogenating reagent for coumarins, Synthetic Communications, 23(20), 1993, 2821-26.
  2. Thapliyal, P. C., Singh, K.P. & Khanna, R.N., Chlorination of quinonoid compounds using dichlorine monoxide, Synthetic Communications, 24(8), 1994, 1079-83.
  3. Thapliyal, P. C., Sharma, J., Singh, K.P. & Khanna, R.N., Selective hydroxymethylation of naphthoquinones, Indian J. Chem., Sec.B, 34B (11), 1995, 994-96.
  4. Bansal, V., Thapliyal, P. C. & Khanna, R.N., Dimethyl sulfoxide & anhydrous copper (II) sulfate as alkylating reagent for 1,4-quinones, Synthetic Communications, 25(11), 1995, 1669-75.
  5. Thapliyal, P. C., Seth, N., Sharma, J., Kanodia, S., Singh, K.P. & Khanna, R.N., Selective alkoxylation of 1,4-quinones, Indian J.Chem. Sec.B, 35B (4), 1996, 381-84.
  6. Bansal, V., Kanodia, S., Thapliyal, P. C. & Khanna, R.N., Microwave induced selective bromination of 1, 4-quinones & coumarins, Synthetic Communications, 26(5), 1996, 887-92.
  7. Thapliyal, P. C., Selective phenylation of naphthoquinones & coumarins using diphenyl mercury, Indian J. Chem., Sec.B, 37B (5), 1998, 477-79.
  8. Thapliyal, P. C., Iodine catalyzed chlorination of naphthoquinones using metal (II) chlorides, Synthetic Communications, 28(7), 1998, 1123-26.
  9. Thapliyal, P. C., Selective methylation of 1, 4-quinones & coumarins using dimethyl sulfoxide, Indian J. Chem., Sec.B, 38B (6), 1999, 726-27.
  10. Thapliyal, P. C. & Aggarwal, L.K., Thermal cross-Fries migrations from aromatic diesters to phenols, Indian J. Chem., Sec.B, 39B (9), 2000, 706-708.
  11. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal, P. C & Attray, N.: Textured finish coatings, New Build. Mater. Constr. World, 12, (2001) 25-31.
  12. Thapliyal, P. C. & Yadav, S.K., A new quinone from Ehretia laevis, J. Instt. Chem., 72, 2003, 13-15.
  13. Aggarwal, L.K. & Thapliyal, P. C., Properties of Epoxy Latex modified Portland cement mortar, New Build. Mater. Constr. World, 12, 2003, 88-92.
  14. Thapliyal, P. C. & Aggarwal, L.K., An Overview of Luminescent Pigments, Everyman’s Science, 39, (2004)88-92.
  15. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal, P. C. & Karade S.R.: Properties of polymer modified mortars using epoxy and acrylic emulsions, Construction and Building Materials, 21, 2007, 379-383.
  16. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal, P. C. & Karade S.R., Anti-corrosive properties of the epoxy-cardanol resin based paints, Progress in Organic Coatings, 59, 2007, 76-80.
  17. Thapliyal, P. C., Phosphorescent pigments: Opportunities and Challenges, Everyman’s Science, 42, 2007, 76-79.
  18. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal, P. C. & Karade S.R., Cement-bonded composite boards with arhar stalks, Cement & Concrete Composites, 30, 2008, 44-51.
  19. Bansal, V., Thapliyal, P. C. & Khanna, R.N., Dimethyl sulfoxide & anhydrous copper (II) sulfate as alkylating reagent for 1,4-quinones, Proc. International Symposium on Perspectives in Bioorganic Chemistry, 1994, 72.
  20. Thapliyal, P. C., Advances in property determination of plastics, Proc. National Symposium on Advances in Instrumental Methods & Techniques 2002, 72.
  21. Aggarwal, L.K., Thapliyal, P. C. & Karade, S.R., Anti corrosive paints for the protection of steel structures, Proc. International Symposium on Corrosion (CORCON-2004), 2004, 1-11.
  22. Thapliyal, P. C. & Sharma, Y.S., Special effect pigments for coatings, Proc. National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences, 2004, 34.
  23. Karade S.R., Aggarwal, L.K. & Thapliyal, P. C., An alternative polymer system to improve the properties of cementitious mortar for repair applications, Proc. International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, 2005, 385-390.
  24. Thapliyal, P. C. & Aggarwal, L.K., New route to synthesis of alkaline earth aluminates, Proc. Second International Symposium on Green/Sustainable Chemistry, 2006, 1-6.
  25. Thapliyal, P. C. & Agarwal, S.P., Bagasse fiber reinforced PVC composites for building applications, Proc. Fifth Asian Symposium on Polymers in Concrete, 2006, 723-729.
  26. Dhawan, A. & Thapliyal, P. C., Global Warming- A Universal Threat, Proc. National Seminar on Threats: Global Warning to Global Warming, 2007, 65.
  27. Thapliyal, P. C. & Dhawan, A., A Protective Coating Prospective for the Sustainable Design of the Buildings, Proc. National Seminar on Modern Trends in Architectural & Civil Engineering Practices, 2007, 54-56.
  28. Thapliyal, P. C. & Dhawan, A., Diffusion processes in organic protective coatings, Proc. All India Conference on Challenges & Applications of Mathematical Modeling Techniques in Building Science & Technology, 2008, 54-56.
  29. Dhawan, A. & Thapliyal, P. C., Sustainable Development towards Green Buildings, Proc. National Seminar on Corporate Governance, 2008, 16.
  30. Thapliyal, P. C., Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Proc. Second International Conference on Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNs, Membranes, Polyelectrolytes and Gels, Macro to Nano Scales (ICBC-2008), 2008, 18.
  31. Karade S.R., Mittal A.K., Thapliyal, P. C. & Agrawal S.P., Deterioration and Repair of Concrete Structures in Thermal Power Plants, Proc. Structural Engineers Congress(SEC-2008), 2008, 1227-1236.
  32. Karade S.R., Thapliyal, P. C. & Agrawal S.P., Influence of aggressive exposure conditions on performance of repair materials, Proc. Trends and Challenges in Structural Engineering and Construction Technologies, 2009, 321-327.
  33. Thapliyal, P. C. and Karade, S.R., Performance studies of coating systems based on cardanol modified epoxy for concrete structures. Proc. WORLD CORCON 2009, 2009, 1–6.
  34. Thapliyal, P. C., Karade, S.R. and Agarwal, S.P., Innovative epoxy coating for the protection of concrete structures, Proc. 33rd IABSE Symposium on Sustainable Infrastructure: Environment Friendly, Safe and Resource Efficient, 2009, 1–7.
  35. Dhawan, A. & Thapliyal, P. C., Green procurement: A way towards managing environmental sustainability, Proc. Green Technologies for Greener Environment (GTGE 2010), 2010, 96.
  36. Thapliyal, P. C., Energy Efficient Green Building Materials, Proc. Green Technologies for Greener Environment (GTGE 2010), 2010, 29-30.
  37. Thapliyal, P. C., Nanotechnology based Multifunctional Coatings for Buildings, Proc. International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science & Technology, 2010, VH3, 3.
  38. Thapliyal, P. C., Nanocoatings for Building Applications, Proc. International Workshop on Nanotechnology in the Science of Concrete, 2010, 69-74.
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  40. Singh, L.P., Thapliyal, P. C. & Bhattacharyya, S.K., CBRI Builds Nano Apps for Construction, Nanodigest, 2010, 2(3), 45-49.
  41. Thapliyal, P. C., Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Composite Interfaces, 2010, 17, 85–89.
  42. Kanodia, S. & Thapliyal, P. C., Regioselective mononitration of coumarins using claycop reagent, J. Ind. Chem. Soc., 2011, 88(2), 241-244.
  43. Thapliyal, P.C., Polymers from Renewable Resources: Eco-Friendly Building Materials, Proc. International Conference on Green Technologies & Environmental Protection, 8-O6, 84, 2011.
  44. Thapliyal, P. C., Nanotechnology based Coatings: Innovation and Collaboration, Nano Digest, 3(5), 46-47, 2011.
  45. Thapliyal, P. C., Performance Enhancement of Polymeric Materials through Nanotechnology, Proc. Third International Multicomponent Polymer Conference (IMPC 2012), 2012, 1.
  46. Kanodia S. & Thapliyal, P. C., Green synthesis of thiophenyl-1,4-naphthoquinones, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 2012, 89(6), 833-36.
  47. Thapliyal, P. C. and Karade, S.R.,Studies on physico-mechanical behavior of thermal insulating coatings for buildings, Proc. AME2B, TS 4, 52, 2013.
  48. Karade S.R. & Thapliyal, P. C.,Energy efficient corrosion control measures in steel reinforced concrete structures, Proc. AME2B, TS 2, 24, 2013.
  49. Srinivasrao N.B., Singh, L.P., Thapliyal, P.C. & Ashok Kumar, Study on Phase Change Materials for energy efficient buildings, Proc. AME2B, TS 2, 30, 2013.
  50. Thapliyal, P. C., Nanotechnology based Building Materials: An Overview, Nanotech Dubai, 12, 2013.
  51. Thapliyal, P. C., Nano Coatings and Paints for Green Future, Nano Digest, 5(4), 42, 2014.
  52. Thapliyal, P. C., Neha Dabas, Soniya Tewatiya & Kirti Singh, Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development, Proc. National Conference on Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development, PP-72,110, 2014.
  53. Thapliyal, P. C., Innovations in Advance Materials for Inclusive Development, Proc. National Conference on Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development, IL-2, 49, 2014.
  54. Thapliyal, P. C. & Kirti Singh, Aerogels as Promising Thermal Insulating Materials: An Overview, Journal of Materials, vol. 2014, Article ID 127049, 10 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/127049.
  55. Thapliyal, P. C. & Kirti, Water Based Coatings, Everyman’s Science, 49(3), 149-152, 2014.
  56. Thapliyal, P. C. & Kirti Singh, Nano based Aerogels as Insulation Building Materials, Nano Digest, 1, 30-33, 2015.
  57. Thapliyal, P. C. & Kirti, Effect of Nano Particles on Bonding of Coatings with Concrete, 9th USSTC, 326, 2015.
  58. पी0 सी0 थपलियाल, लेप और उसके उपयोग, निर्माणिका, 43-44, 2015.
  59. Thapliyal,P. C., Karade S.R. & Kirti Singh, Improvement of properties of coating systems with cardanol modified epoxy primer, J. Mater. Environ. Sci., 6(4),1009-1015, 2015.
  60. Thapliyal, P. C.,Green Protective Coatings for Sustainable Buildings, Proc. INDIA-UK Scientific Seminar GCMSB-2015, TS 2, 14, 2015.
  61. पी0 सी0 थपलियाल, जल आधारित पेंट और कोटिग, ज्ञानप्रकाश, 12, 2015.
  62. Thapliyal, P. C., Developing Multifunctional Protective Coatings for Sustainable Built Environment, Proceedings of National Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies for Society NCGCSTS-2016, IL5, 4, 2016.
  63. Vibhrant, Thapliyal, P. C. & Aakansha Pundir, Recycling of precious metals from E-waste, Proceedings of National Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies for Society NCGCSTS-2016, 7-8, 2016.
  64. Aakansha Pundir, Thapliyal, P. C. & Vibhrant, Green building materials from industrial wastes-A sustainable approach, Proceedings of National Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies for Society NCGCSTS-2016, 61-63, 2016.
  65. J.J. Hughes, L.P. Singh, ThapliyalP. C., T. Howind & W. Zhu, Preservation of Built Cultural Heritage Using Nanotechnology Based Coatings: Responding to Conservation Values, Proc. 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, Volume 2, 1299, 2016.
  66. Thapliyal, P. C., S.R. Karade & A. Pundir, Effect of coating thickness and nano additive on permeability of some modified waterborne acrylic coatings, J. Ind. Chem. Soc., 2017, 94(1), 47-52.
  67. प्रकाश चन्द्र थपलियाल, इंटर पेनेटरेटिंग पोलीमर नेटवर्क (आईपीएन) आधारित एपॉक्सी लेप, 21-23, निर्माणिका, 2017-18.
  68. Thapliyal, P. C. & Vibhrant, Nanotechnology for Building and Construction Materials, International Conference on Nanotechnology for Human Welfare (ICNHW-2018), February 1-3, H.V. Desai College, Pune, India, PP 60, 238, 2018.
  69. Thapliyal, P. C., Polymers having renewable content for surface coating applications, A-158, 69-70, International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Structures (ACMS-2018), IIT Roorkee, March 7-8, 2018.
  70. Thapliyal, P. C., Vibhrant, Dixit, A. & Kumar, R., Influence of renewable materials on physical properties of polymeric coatings, Recent Innovations in Advanced Materials: Physics of Advanced Materials (RIAM-2018), Bhopal, Sep. 18-19, 2018.
  71. Rawat, A., Karade, S.R. & Thapliyal, P.C., Eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors for steel reinforced concrete, Technical Session 1, Corrosion in RCC Structures, RCC18, Proc. International Conference on Corrosion (CORCON-2018), Jaipur, Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2018.
  72. Thapliyal, P. C., Karade, S.R., Vibhrant, Dixit, A. & Kumar, R., Role of renewable materials in development of protective coatings, Corrosion in RCC Structures, Technical Session 2, RCC21, Proc. International Conference on Corrosion (CORCON-2018), Jaipur, Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2018.
  73. Karade, S.R., Thapliyal, P. C. & Rawat, A. Corrosion control in steel reinforced concrete structures: Green approaches, CC-3, Proc. 19th National Conference on Corrosion Control, Bhubaneshwar, Dec. 5-7, 2018.
  74. Thapliyal, P. C., Vibhrant & Dixit, A. Environmental issues associated with nanomaterials, Proc. National Conference on Emerging Challenges of Environmental Health, Society and Policies, Delhi, Feb. 15-16, 10, 2019.
  75. Thapliyal P. C., Vibhrant & Dixit, A., Effect of plant extracts on surface tension and viscosity of acrylic resin, Proc. National Workshop on Instrumentation Techniques for Research in Chemical Sciences, Ajmer,  Sep. 6-7, 2019.
  76. Thapliyal, P. C., Protective Coatings Contributing towards Sustainability in Buildings, Proc. International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC-2019), IL 10, Kottayam, Oct. 11-13, 2019.
  77. प्रकाश चन्द्र थपलियाल और विभ्रांत, नवीकरणीय संसाधनो का बहुलक लेप मे उपयोग, निर्माणिका, 15-16, 2020.
  78. Thapliyal, P. C., Protective Coatings having Renewable Content Contributing towards Sustainability in Buildings, Macromol. Symp., 398, 200086, 2021.
  79. Thapliyal, P. C., Green polymer nanocomposites, Abstracts of International Conferences & Meetings (AICM), 21, 2021.
  • Reports: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:Articles: Two
  1. P. C. Thapliyal, ‘Chapter 2- Performance enhancement of polymeric materials through nanotechnology’ in ‘Micro and Nanostructured Polymer Systems: From Synthesis to Applications’, Apple Academic Press Inc., NJ, USA, 19-23, 2015.
  2. P. C. Thapliyal & N. Kumar, ‘Chapter 15- Functionalization of Graphene based Biopolymer Nanocomposites for Packaging and Building Applications’ in ‘Graphene based Biopolymer and Nanocomposites’, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., 251-271, 2021.
  • Processes Developed: 03 No.
  1. Water based coating systems
  2. Acrylic based coating systems
  3. Modified epoxy coating system
  • Process Under Utilization: 01 No.
  1. Modified epoxy coating system

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
JRF (NET)CSIROrganic Chemistry1990
SRFCSIROrganic Chemistry1992
RA (PDF)ACBROrganic Chemistry1997
Foundation Day AwardCSIR-CBRIWater based coating systems2002
FellowInstitution of Chemists (India)Organic Chemistry2002
Foundation Day AwardCSIR-CBRIAcrylic based coating systems2003
Best Technical PaperNACECORCON 20092009
Associate EditorIJCCOrganic Chemistry2010
Diamond Jubilee Director’s AwardCSIR-CBRIModified epoxy cardanol IPN protective system for concrete structures2012
Best Technical PaperNACECORCON 20182018
Professional Experience:
Academics – Four years, Research – Twenty years
Any other:
Members of following committees

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Indian Science Congress Association

Materials Research Society of India

Indian Association for Environmental Management

Indian Chemical Society

Institution of Chemists (India)

Indian Plastic Institute

Indian Concrete Institute

Indian Society of Building and Construction Materials

















* Expert Member of two BIS committees on Paints & Coatings

* Part of Teaching Faculty, M.Tech & Ph.D. programmes of CSIR-CBRI (AcSIR)