Vijay Mannari

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Engineering; Centers and Institutes

111 P Sill


[email protected]

Office Hours

MTWRF 9:00-5:00 pm


Ph.D., Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, India, 1997

Professional Summary

Dr. Vijay Mannari is distinguished professor of polymers and coatings in the School of Engineering Technology at Eastern Michigan University. He has more 25 years of combined experience in academia, applied research and leadership in industrial research and development. His research interests includes polymers and coatings based on renewable bio-based raw materials, sol-gel coatings, UV-cure and water-borne coatings, and study of structure-property relationship in polymers.

Dr. Mannari has established a rigorous research program at Coatings Research Institute of EMU with more than $2.5 million in research funding over the last several years. He has co-authored more than 45 publications in juried journals, one technical book, three book chapters, eight US patents and numerous presentations. He has mentored five candidates through their Ph.D. degree. Dr. Mannari, a gifted instructor and accomplished researcher, is the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions for his outstanding teaching, research, and professional service.

Interests and Expertise

  • Design and synthesis of polymers for CASE applications
  • Coating formulation
  • Coatings based on bio-based and "green" materials
  • Sol-Gel technology
  • Water-borne and UV-cure coatings
  • Novel cross-linking chemistry.

Courses Taught

PC500: Polymers and Coatings Tech.-I 
PC501: Polymers and Coatings Tech.-I Lab. 
PC582: Advanced Coatings Formulation

PC541 UV-Cure Coatings                                                                                                                                                                                      
PC540: UV-Cure Coatings
PC503: Advanced Polymers and Coatings Lab

Selected Publications

  Forough Zareanshahraki and Vijay Mannari, Optimizing the performance of sustainable nail gel compositions using a mixture experimental design methodology, Progress in Organic coatings, 153, 2021, 106168

  Hamidreza Asemani, and Vijay Mannari, Ambient temperature and UV-cured hybrid coatings from acetoacytylated non-isocyanate polyurethanes, Journal of Coatings Technology Research, 2021.

  Hamidreza Asemani, and Vijay Mannari, Ambient temperature and UV-cured hybrid coatings from acetoacytylated non-isocyanate polyurethanes, Journal of Coatings Technology Research, 2021.

  Forough Zareanshahraki, Jingjing Lu, Shiyin Yu, Ali Kiamanesh, Banafsheh Shabani, and Vijay Mannari, Development of sustainable polyols with high bio-renewable content and their applications in thermoset coatings, Progress in Organic Coatings, 147, 2020, 105725.

  S.M. Mirabedini, F. Zareanshahrakia, V. Mannari, Enhancing thermoplasticroad-marking paint performance using sustainable rosin ester, Progress in Organic Coatings, 139 (2020) 105454.

  H.R.Asemani, V.Mannari, Synthesis and evaluation of non-isocyanate polyurethane polyols for heat-cured thermoset coatings, Progress in Organic Coatings, 131, 247-258, 2019.

  Vijay Mannari and Raviteja Kommineni, A Model Study for Prediction of Performance of Automotive Interior Coatings: Effect of Cross-Link Density and Film Thickness on Resistance to Solvents and Chemicals, SAE Int. J. Matter. Manuf., Vol 12, 2, 2019

  Himanshu Manchanda and Vijay Mannari, Super Photo-base initiated organic-inorganic hybrid coatings by plural-cure mechanisms, Progress in Organic Coatings, 127, 222-230, 2019.

Selected Presentations

  • UV-initiated deposition of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid films and coatings  for advanced and sustainable applications, Vijay Mannari and Hamid Asemani, RadTech UV/ EB Conference, March 6-8, San Diego, 2023
  • Non-Isocyanate Polyurethanes: Advancing Applications by leveraging Cure Chemistries
    Vijay Mannari, Hamid Asemani and Forough Zareanshahraki, American Coating Conference, April 5-7, Indianapolis, USA, 2022.
  • Photo-Initiated Sol-Gel Process for Advanced Functional thin-films and Coatings, Vijay Mannari, Virtual European Symposium of Photopolymer Sciences, June 15-17, 2021
  • Novel Process for Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Coatings for High-Performance Protective Coating Applications, Vijay Mannari, FOCUS Conference, May 6, Plymouth, MI, 2021.
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid coatings for high-performance protective coating applications, RadTech UV/EB Conference, March 9, Orlando, FL, 2020. 

Patents / Awards / Grants

Selected Patents

  • US Patent -11414524-B2, Aug. 2022: Organic-inorganic polymeric compositions, related articles, and related methods
  • U.S. Patent -10,118,986, Nov. 6, 2018:  Corrosion-resistant coatings and methods using polyepoxysilane precursors,  Vijaykumar Mannari
  • U.S. Patent 9,944,825, April 17, 2018 : Flame Retardant Textile, Subhas Ghosh, Vijaykumar Mannari and Vikas Joshi
  • U.S. Patent 8952093, Feb 10, 2015. Bio-based Polyurethane dispersion compositions and methods. Vijaykumar Mannari
  • U.S. Patent 8764851 B2, July 1, 2014. Ghosh, Subhas and Mannari, Vijaykumar, to Eastern Michigan University, Antimicrobial fabrics made using sol-gel/N-halamine chemistry, and methods of making same.

Active Research Grants

  • Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Platform for Sustainable and Advanced Rain-Erosion Resistant Coatings
    Sponsor: SERDP - 2016
  • Soy-Based functional building blocks for sustainable advanced coatings
    Sponsor: USDA-NIFA -2012


  • RadTech Special University Award, 2023
  • National Academy of Inventors – Inductee 2020.
  • Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award -  2012
  • RadTech - University Emerging Technology Award - 2018, 2020.
  • CTMA Technology Competition (DoD) – Finalist (National) Medallion.  2017.
  • Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty (Research-II) Award (EMU) -2013.
  • Teaching Excellence Award –(EMU)- 2007.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (EMU) – 2004, 2005.
  • National Academy of Inventors (RadTech) – 2020.
  • ‘Chartered Scientist’ qualification - The Science Council – 2006.
  • ‘Fellow’ of Oil and Color Chemists’ Association (OCCA), UK. – 2004
  • Associate Editor - SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing. 2017 – Present

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Coatings Association
  • Detroit Society for Coatings Technology
  • Society for Automotive Engineers

Additional Information

Dr. Mannari is active in offering professional development short courses. Find more information on his personal website. 
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