Full Service Contract Research Laboratory
Phone: (248) 733-1030
Polyurethane Innovation is our Business

TPI offers a wide range of services to support innovations in polyurethanes:

  • Polyurethane Formulation and Application
    Development
  • Raw Material Development and Evaluation
  • Technical Marketing Support
  • Training and Development of Professional
    Resources
  • Testing Services
  • Commercial Development and Intellectual Property Support

Personnel

Vahid Sendijarevic, Ph.D.
President

Dr. Vahid Sendijarevic
has authored over 90 technical articles (papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings) and 17 US patents. He has over 30 years of academic and industrial experience in research and development of polyurethanes and related isocyanate-based polymers. His research expertise include: elastomers, foams, binders, composites, polymer processes, clear hydrogels, heat resistant polymers, morphology and structure properties relationships, biodegradable materials, materials resistant to ionizing radiation, recycling. He lectured on related subjects at American and international professional meetings.
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Aisa Sendijarevic, Ph.D.
Research Director

Dr. Aisa Sendijarevic has authored over 80 technical articles (papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings) and 14 US patents. She has over 30 years of research experience in isocyanate-based polymers and polyurethanes. Her research experience includes development of novel materials for medical, space, automotive, transportation and other industries. Specific interests include kinetics and mechanisms of isocyanate reactions; syntheses of polymers and co-polymers of defined chemical structure and properties; morphology and structure property relationships in polymers; polyurethane elastomers and foams; heat resistant polymers; environmental studies.
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Research Areas and Activities
Honors and Awards
Selected Publications
List of Patents


Dr. Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Ph.D.
Business Development Director

Dr. Ibrahim Sendijarevic holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor. He has co-authored 20 papers in the field of polymers and 3 US patents.

He received six best presentation awards from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council. He is also a reviewer for Journal of American Chemical Science (JACS).

His research interest includes structure-property relationships of highly branched dendritic polymers and the effects of the degree of branching and end-groups functionality on the inter-molecular and intra-molecular interactions of dendritic molecules. He also has experience in determining the properties of dendritic molecules in blends with linear polymers and in developing applications for dendritic materials as processing additives and surface modifiers. As an associate engineer at Merck & Co. he worked on the scale-up of organic chemistry processes for production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. In this effort he worked on the scale-up efforts of dozens of chemical compounds and amongst other achievements was responsible for the development of a novel impurity rejection method and the development of a novel crystallization process. At Troy Polymers Inc., he works on the commercialization of the in-house technologies and on the development of TPI’s scale-up and processing capabilities.

Background
Research Areas and Activities
Honors and Awards
Selected Publications
List of Patents