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Quality Control and R&D

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1500000 per annum
December 03, 2021

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Dr. Ritu Maurya


Phone: +91-976*******


Core Competencies

Team Building & Leadership

Customer focus

Client Relationship Management

Resources utilization

Quality Assurance & Control

Research & Development

Continuous Process Improvement

Achieving valuable results

Profile Summary

Ph.D. (Chemistry) with 3-year post Ph.D. and 8 years post M.Sc. industrial R&D, QA and QC experience in imparting advanced proficiency, providing complex problem resolution involving synthesis, formulation, processes, testing and root cause

ISO-2015 IMS Internal Auditor (QMS 9001-2015, EMS 14001-2015 and OHSAS 18001-2007)

Possess excellent communication, relationship management, team building and analytical skills

Rich understanding of all aspects governing Quality Control and Inspection activities and up to date knowledge of latest technological advancements, regulations/guidelines and statutory compliances in the industry.

Skilled in directing development policies & plans, leading major research projects and coordinating activities of other research workers

Insightful in interpreting the results of research projects and recommending new projects or services & rendering advice on research and development options available to the organization

Excelled in subjects like Materials Science, Spectroscopy, Polymers, Nanotechnology, Chromatography (HPLC)

Organisational Experience

Yasho Industries Ltd., Vapi Feb’19 – Present

Manager (QC, ADL and R&D)

Key Result Areas:

Develop and implement the Quality functions strategy to meet the business requirements and customer deliverables

Plan experimental strategies and instruct chemists for development of products & technologies to meet product performance, quality & timing requirements

Ensure the departmental performance against set goals

Implement and monitor all Quality Assurance systems to ensure compliance with IMS

Implement and maintain a Quality Risk Management system to ensure that risks are adequately controlled in accordance with current requirements

Act as the main point of contact on all internal and external Quality matters

Maintain and improve operational performance of the function, to meet the requirements of regulatory authorities, company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and external and internal customers, with respect to quality, service, lead time and cost

Develop SOPs (writing, revising and approving) of all Quality related processes

Perform all activities in accordance with IMS, company SOPs and policies

Plan and conduct internal audit of raw materials and finished goods.

Furnish external auditors with relevant information to facilitate customer/ regulatory audits and communicate with Operations function.

Manage all validation activities, including validation strategy and approval of protocols and reports

Prepare, review and approve Technical and Quality Agreements.

Investigate appropriate discrepancies, errors, complaints, failures or adverse events requiring documented review and action.

Manage, motivate, coach and mentor direct reports, to higher levels of management capability

Establish specification and Method of Analysis of Raw Materials, Packing materials, in process and Finished Products as per norms.

Devise sampling procedures and directions for recording and reporting quality data, on monthly basis. Share detailed analysis reports with the relevant stakeholders.

Review the implementation and efficiency of quality and inspection systems.

Plan, conduct and monitor testing and inspection of materials and products to ensure finished product quality.

Analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system and recommend and monitor corrective and preventive actions.

Responsible for document management systems.

Lucid Colloids Ltd., Jodhpur Sep’17 – May’18

Sr. Manager (QA and R&D)


Headed daily functions and managed the strategic and operational performance of QA and R&D Department, to ensure the successful delivery of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and objectives, at the same time adhering to regulatory compliance and achieving commercial success.

Promoted awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization and keeping customer needs in focus, resolved customer queries & questioner to ensure they are met

Participated in the development and communication of IMS 2015 documents (QMS 9001-2015, EMS 14001-2015, and OHSAS 18001-2007) for all lab personnel including the specific areas of standardization, customer satisfaction, and compliance requirements.

Provided IMS 2015 (QMS 9001-2015, EMS 14001-2015, and OHSAS 18001-2007) guidance / awareness / training to staff

Assured instrument calibration and documented all calibration & maintenance procedures; analysed & reported issues arising with quality assurance testing methods

Maintained and improved departmental operational performance by reviewing & enforcing implementation of documented GMP & ISO Systems at facility and ensured consistency by monitoring operations with respect to quality, service, lead time and cost

Prepared protocols and conducted audits to ensure compliance of raw materials, intermediates, ingredients and finished products

Ensured that quality management system is established, implemented, and maintained by developing product specifications, quality assurance procedures and SOPs.

Collected, analyzed & summarized information & trends including failed processes, stability studies, recalls, corrective actions & revalidations to evaluate documentation & reports.

Performed surveillance & customer audits as well as evaluated audit findings and implemented corrective actions

Industrial Research Experience

Aditya Birla Science and Technology Co. Ltd., Taloja, Panvel Jul’08 – Nov’11

Research Associate


Evaluated potential modification on technology & processes with specific emphasis on environmental impact & energy savings through feasibility study

Developed products & technologies to meet product performance, quality & timing requirements

Participated in Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and exploited Six Sigma Tools during research & development

Inferred instrumental analysis test results and developed nonstandard tests

Monitored & ordered chemicals for analysis and prepared reagents for analysis

Worked on projects like:

oClays (Hydrotalcite)


oEpoxy Polymer

oWater Proofing Materials

oHydrogenation using Heterogeneous Catalyst

oOxidation using Ozone

oWallcare Putty, Birla White Cement and High Strength Mortar (Grey Cement)

Amoli Organics Pvt. Ltd., Turbhe, Navi Mumbai Oct’06 – Jun’08

R&D Executive


Performed process development experiments in the lab and supported scale-up processes for APIs & Bulk drugs

Engaged in multistep synthesis including reaction design, execution and development of workup, isolation & crystallization procedures

Planned & designed processes and formulated work instructions to be followed in-plant for production of Rosiglitazone Maleate (Anti-diabetic drug)

Worked on projects like:

oAPIs (like Anti-Diabetic & Antibiotic)

oSugar-Free Sweeteners

oAnti-Depressant drugs

oAnti-Epileptic Drugs

oAnti-Malarial Drug

Drugs used against Infections like P. Pneumonia & Toxoplasmosis

Dorf Ketal (formerly Filtra Materials Research Pvt. Ltd.), Thane Jul’05 – Oct’06

R&D Officer


Completed ISO Quality Auditor Course and certified as ISO-9001-2000 QMS Internal Quality Auditor

Maintained documents and faced internal & external ISO Audits by adhering to ISO norms & regulations

Planned & designed processes and formulated work instructions to be followed in-plant for production of Para-chloro-meta-xylenol (PCMX)

Augmented production of Para-chloro-meta-xylenol (PCMX)

Worked on projects like:


oAnisole of Phenols & its Derivatives




oMannich Base Hardener

oStyrenation of Phenolic Derivatives

Jubilant Organosys Ltd (formerly Specialty Molecules Pvt. Ltd.), Ambernath Dec’03 – Jul’05

R&D Chemist


Maintained documents and faced internal & external ISO Audits by adhering to ISO norms & regulations

Planned & designed processes and formulated work instructions to be followed in-plant for production of products like 2, 6-Dibromopyridine & 2-Anilinopyridine and led & instructed plant level production of the same

Augmented production of 2, 6-Dibromopyridine, and 2-Anilinopyridine

Worked on projects like:

o2, 6-Dichloro-3-Nitropyridine

o2-Chloronicotinic Acid


o2, 6-Dibromopyridine



Title: Reactive Separation of Organic Acids from Fermentation Broth

Role: Ph.D. Research Scholar

Mentor: Prof. Arvind M. Lali

Period: Dec’11 – Jul’17

Organisation: Institute of Chemical Technology DBT – ICT – CEB, Matunga, Mumbai


Used reactive separation technologies to separate & recover organic carboxylic acids from the dilute stream

Examined organic samples on HPLC, FTIR, GC-FID & GC-MS instruments and inferred analysis reports

Engaged in planning & designing of laboratory experimentation based on analysis report interpretation results and literature studied

Drove process development experiments in the lab and supported scale-up processes

Created & executed Wet Analysis and Instrumental Analysis Methods

Worked on & maintained analytical instruments such as HPLC, FTIR, and GC-MS

Studied organic & inorganic compounds to determine their chemical properties


The merit of designing research methodology for the Ph.D. project comprising diverse experimental & analytical techniques and individually interpreted research results & summarized research findings for presentation & publication

Abstracted & designed pressurized high-temperature column for esterification of dilute lactic acid stream with ethanol with 95%+ conversion in less than 60 min to obtain ethyl lactate

Integrated reactive separation technologies through reactive extraction and reactive distillation to esterify ammonium salt of organic acids by alcoholysis with butanol to obtain 98%+ yield of butyl ester by developing an intensified hybrid process (Publication number: WO2016194003 A2 Title: “Separation of Organic Acids from Mixtures Containing Ammonium Salts of Organic Acids”)


Completed ISO Quality Auditor Course and certified as ISO-9001-2015 IMS Internal Quality Auditor

IT Skills


MS Office Tools: Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Operating System: Windows 7, 8 and 10

Academic Details

Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in 2018

M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) from University of Mumbai, Mumbai in 2004

B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Bandodkar College of Science, Thane in 2001

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 26th October 1980

Languages Known: English, Marathi and Hindi

Address: B - 802, Shubh Labh Towers, Opp HP Petrol Pump, Hariya Park, Silvassa Road,

Vapi– 396195, Gujarat


Knowledge Purview

Spectroscopic Methods

o(NMR, LC-MS & FTIR) for structure determination and utilization of various analytical techniques for qualitative data collection (HPLC, GC-FID, GC-MS, LC-MS, FTIR, Ion Chromatography (IC), UV-visible Spectrophotometer and Flame Photometer)



oKarl Fischer Titrator

opH Meter


oConductivity Meter

oThermal Melting Point Apparatus

Classical Analytical Methods

oAcid Content

oChloride Content

oAmine Value

oHydroxy Value


oFractional Distillation

oSteam Distillation

oHigh Vacuum Distillation

oSolid Distillation

Chemical Reactions

oFriedal Craft Reactions

oKnoevenagel Reaction

oOxidation by Air & Hydrogen Peroxide

oEsterification of Acids and Resins like Resole

oStyrenation of Phenolics

oPreparation of N-Oxides of Pyridine Derivatives

oChlorination of Pyridine Derivatives & Phenolics

oNitration of Pyridine Derivatives

oCatalytic Reduction at High Temperature & Pressure

oSulphonation & Alkylation of Phenolics, Novolac, Glycidyl Ether of Phenolics

Procedure of Verification of Process by Taking Batches on Plant Scale

Literature Search



oPatent Search

oMSDS Search

oApplication Usage

oMarket evaluation of Product

Patents & Publications


oArvind M Lali; Ritu R Maurya Separation of Organic Acids from Mixtures Containing Ammonium Salts of Organic Acids. WO 201-***-**** A2 (Feb 9, 2017)

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