Dr. S. F. Xavier has done his Doctoral programme from IIT, Delhi. He is currently with Parul University, as Director (R&D), since February, 2011, taking care of the industry defined projects as well as user defined projects of B.E. and M.E. final year students.
Dr.S.F.Xavier worked as a scientist, at various levels in the past for over 27 years at R&D Center of (Reliance Industries Ltd.) RIL, Vadodara Manufacturing Division, which was also known as I.P.C.L. After he received his Ph.D. from I.I.T. Delhi in1979, he worked as a temporary faculty member in Center for Materials Science & Technology, I.I.T. Delhi for over 3 years. He was engaged, during this period, in teaching as well as Project Work sponsored by UMIST, U.K. Dr.Xavier has a fine blend of industrial as well as academic experience. He has hands on experience in carrying out industrial projects and also ability to lead scientists from concept to commercialization.