Phone : 033-2413-8878

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COUNCIL (2019 - 2020)



Dr K. Muraleedharan

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal
Phone: (033) 24735829 / 24839241 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9858203255


Brief CV


Dr L. K. Sharma

Chief Scientist and
Scientist In-Charge
CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Extn. Centre
G. T. Road, Khurja 203 131 (UP) &
CSIR-CGCRI Naroda Extn Centre
(GIDC Indl Est, Ahmadabad 382 330)
Phone : 05738-245433/ 05738-232501
Mobile : (0) 9412227619

Dr Lalit Kumar Sharma obtained his M.Tech (Materials Tech), Ph.D. degree in Ceramic
Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi in 1984 & 1989 subsequently. He did his managerial
skills for Technical Personnel short period course from NITIE, Mumbai. He developed
nitride bonded silicon carbide refractory products thru Vibro Pressing, Multitampering, Slip
Casting and solid casting techniques for non-ferrous industries, porcelain and ceramic
tableware industries, honey-comb cordierite for ceramic tableware industries, Energy
Efficient Ceramic Coatings, Refractory Castables & monolithic. He implemented 5S,
ISO9000, ISO14000 and Best Safety Practices in manufacturing sector. After serving
industry till 2004, he moved to CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute-KC,
Khurja as Scientist in Charge in 2004.

Dr Sharma has delivered Technical and Managerial skills lectures in IITs, NITs,
Universities (Gulbarga,, Meerut , Kanpur & Thapar), Management Institutes (Birla Institute
of Management & Technology, G.L Bajaj Institute of Management & Business School of
Delhi), Govt. Polytechnics (South & North India), Industries (Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals,
DCM, Kajaria Ceramics, Bharat Potteries, Clay Craft, Bikaner Mines Association, Orient-
Bell Ceramics, NTPC, PCRA, KVIC, Asian Ceramics & Ceramics Asia Shows & Sun Earth
Ceramics). He visited Spain for technology transfer, China (as Leader of UNIDO
delegation), Japan for invited lectures in Kurashiki, Yokohama National University and
Tokyo institute of Technology, Thailand for invited talk from Thai Ceramic Society, USA for
Invited talk from The Am Ceram Soc (Daytona Beach), NASA (Cleveland), Ohio
Aerospace Institute(Cleveland) , Argonne National Laboratory(Chicago) and MS&T(Salt
Lake City).

Dr Sharma is the
• Former Chairman of White-ware Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards
• Former Vice President of Indian Institute of Ceramics
• Former Chairman of Global Corporate Achievement Award Committee of The Am
Ceram Soc
• Former Joint. Secretary of Indian Ceramic Society
Dr Sharma is the recipient of following Awards
• Global Star Award of The Am Ceram Soc
• Global Ambassador Award of The Am Ceram Soc
• Industrial Service Award of Rotary Club of India,
• Shubham Shree Award in U.P State

Dr. Sharma has so many research & technical publications in Scientific & Engineering
Journals as well as has published 7 books for Whiteware industries. His team efforts on
Energy Saving Aspects for Ceramic Industries were published in the form a Book by
PCRA- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in 2013. He and his team has established
Common Facility Centers for Potters in Khurja, Bareilly and Bijnor in U.P and one in
progress in Sasaram-Bihar and Varanasi-U.P. One CFC is approved to be established in
Agartala-Tripura. He has established following in CGCRIKC campus

• DST Centre for Waste Utilization & Minimization
• UNIDO Energy Management Centre &
• Pottery – Glass Design Centre
He is presently
• Chairman of Indian Ceramic Society- Western U.P. Chapter
• Chairperson of India Chapter of The Am Ceram Soc
• Vice President of Indian Ceramic Society(2019-20)
• Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics.
• President of Indian Ceramic Society(2021-22)
Mobile: (0) 9412227619
Email: ;


Mr. Dhiman Banerjee

Senior Manager, Refractory Maintenance - Steel & Mills
Tata Steel Ltd
Flat No. F-10, Block F, 4th Floor,
Brindaban Garden, Sonari,
Jamshedpur 831 011 (Jharkhand)
Phone: (0657) 6648368 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9234531245

Brief CV
• Completed B. Tech in Ceramic Technology from College Of Ceramic Technology, in 2005.
• Having 12 years of Industrial experience on Refractories in the domain of Sales & Marketing, Research & development, application, procurement in ferrous & non-ferrous sector.
Employment Overview
1.            Presently Working at TATA Steel Ltd, Jamshedpur (Formerly TISCO) as Senior Manager- Refractories.
2.           Worked with Sino-Steel, Chinaas an Engineer -Refractories.
3.            Worked at Lloyd Insulations (India) Ltd, as a Senior Sales Executives for Refractories & Insulation products.
4.            Worked at Grindwell Norton Ltd. (Saint-Gobain) as a Sales Engineer for Refractories and Abrasives product in eastern zone. Extra Curricular Activities & Major Achievement.
*             A Certified Internal Quality System Auditor in TATA Steel and participated in various internal & external audits.
*            Published a paper on “Increase in productivity & fuel saving in TATA STEEL sinter machine by installing ISSOJET Burner” in International Conference of Refractories, ICRJ in 2015.
*             Presented paper “An over view of pellet making & Roles of refractories in pelletization” during an International Conference on Glass, Ceramics & Refractories, Kolkata
*             Presented Paper during International Conference on Glass, Ceramics & Refractories in Hydrebad in Dec 2016 on “Different Failure & latest Trends of Refractories maintenances of Hot Blast System in Blast Furnaces”.
*             Presently holding a position as a Council Member of Indian Ceramic Society and also a member of Indian Ceramic Society, Jamshedpur Chapter.
*             A life member of Indian Institute of Metal, associated with IIM Jamshedpur Chapter.
*            Successfully organized International Conferences on Refractories: 5 times, Annual Session of Indian Ceramic Society 2 times & Refractories Operating Committee meeting 3 times at Jamshedpur.
*             In 2016, successfully organized “International Technical Workshop on Iron Ore Beneficiation” along with Pellet Manufacturer Association of India (PMAI) & Indian Institute Metal. * Represented Hooghly District (West Bengal) in Cricket under the category of 14 & 16 Years Age group.


Contact Detail
•             Mobile No : +91-9234531245, WhatsApp : +91-9234531245,
•             E Mail :,
•            Facebook ID :
•             LinkedIn


Dr R. Ramachandra Rao

Senior Principal Scientist
Materials Science Division
CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL)
Old Airport Road, P.B. No.1779,
Vimanapura Post,
Kodihalli, Bengaluru – 560 017
Bangalore 560 017 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 25086178 / (080) 25086171 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9449087753
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Not Provided


Dr Himansu Sekhar Tripathi

Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Refractory & Traditional Ceramics Division
CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032
Phone: (033) 2322 2480 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9433457546

Brief CV

Dr Himansu Sekhar Tripathi, Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Refractory & Traditional Ceramics Division, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, graduated from the University of Calcutta in Ceramic Engineering and obtained his M. Tech and Ph. D (Tech) degree in Ceramic Engineering from the same University. He worked for two years as post-doctoral fellow at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA and for 4 months as academic visitor at Imperial College, London.

His research areas of interest include ceramics and refractories including synthesis and processing of high performance synthetic refractory raw materials, refractory processing and characterization in particular magnesia-carbon, mullite, Al2O3-MgO-MgAl2O4, mag-chrome, oxide-non-oxide system, basic ramming mass for induction furnace and value addition to natural raw materials

Dr Tripathi has ~ 25 years research experience in different fields of refractories. He has received many fellowships and awards, like Refractory Technologist Award from Indian Ceramic Society, Raman Research Fellowship from CSIR, Post-doctoral fellowship from Boston University, USA, Malaviya Award, Deokaran Award from the Indian Ceramic Society, etc.  He has published ~55 research papers in SCI journals, more than 35 papers in conference proceedings and has 6 patents in his credit.  He guided two Ph. D candidates and presently guiding 3 candidates for PhD degree.

Dr Tripathi is a fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics and Life members of many professional bodies like Indian Institute of Metals, Indian Ceramic Society, and Electron Microscope Society of India etc. He is the Vice president of Indian Institute of Ceramics (2019-2020), Secretary, Kolkata Chapter of the Indian Ceramic Society, Member Refractory Sectional Committee, Metallurgical Engineering Division Council and Ceramic ware sectional committee of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Dr Tripathi is the Hony Editor of the ‘Transaction of the Indian Ceramic Society’, Indoceram of AIPMA and reviewers of many reputed international journals.



Dr Sunirmal Jana

Dr Sunirmal Jana
Principal Scientist, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) &
Associate Professor (AcSIR),
Specialty Glass Technology Division (SGTD) &
Staff Officer & In-Charge, Director's Cell,
CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032
Phone: +91-33-2322 3303 (O)
Fax: +91 3324730957
Mobile: +91- 9432355818

Brief CV

Dr Sunirmal Jana born on 12th July 1966. He did his M.Sc (Chemistry) from Kalyani University in 1991, Ph.D. (Science) from Jadavpur University in 1998, Bachelor of Education degree (B. Ed.) from Vidyasagar University in 1993 and CSIR organized management course Leadership Development Programme in 2010.

Dr. Jana joined as Junior Scientist in CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in December, 1997. Presently, he is working at the same Institute as Principal Scientist (CSIR). Dr. Jana is also working as Associate Professor in AcSIR and performing as a course Coordinator and Teacher for the course, “Structural and Functional Coatings”. He is also working as a Guest Teacher for B. Tech. students in Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, on “Sol-gel materials”. Dr. Jana is performer/performing as PI/Co-PI of various National/International R&D projects especially on functional thin films and nanomaterials.

At present, he has published about 65 research papers (h-index: 14) in SCI/peer reviewed journals, >70 conference papers, 5 Book Chapters and 3 Indian Patents. He already guided 4 Ph.D. students and is also guiding several Ph.D. students. Dr. Jana also supervised 15 M.Tech/M.Sc/B.Tech. students for their projects. He is an elected member of Indian Ceramic Society (InCers) for three successive terms (2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020) and EC members, InCers, MRSI Kolkata Chapter. Dr. Jana is also a life member of MRSI, InCers, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and NCE Bengal & Jadavpur University. Dr Jana is a Sr. Member, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Hong Kong. He also availed Brain Pool Fellowship from Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies and worked as a Visiting Scientist at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, South Korea during 2005-2006.

Dr. Jana also worked as a Visiting Scientist in Slovenia and Portugal. He is working an Editorial Board Members/Editors of several journals such as Advances in Nanoparticles (Scientific Research Publishing), Journal of Advanced Nanomaterials (Isaac Publishing Co. Ltd., Hong Kong), etc. He delivered many invited talks in India/abroad in various conferences/seminars/symposiums. Dr. Jana is an Examiner of PhD viva-voce/thesis of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Homi Bhaba National Institute, Sastra University, etc. He is also a regular reviewer of journals papers published by American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier, Spingers etc. With some poster paper awards, in 2016 he won Distinguished Scientist Award in Thin Films, VIRA-2016 by Venus International Foundation, Chennai.

Immediate Two Past Presidents   

Mr Shreekant Somany

Chairman & Managing Director
Somany Ceramics Ltd
F-36, Sector - 6,
Noida 201 301 (UP)
Phone: (0120) 4627900 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9810150588

Mr Shreekant Somany, son of Late Shri Hira Lall Somany, after doing graduation in Bachelor of Science from Kolkata University, joined the family business in 1969. 

In the year 1981, he moved to Hyderabad to head the Glass Division of Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Ltd (a group company) M/s. Associated Glass Industries Ltd (AGI).

In the year 1992, he came back to Delhi to head yet another group company, M/s. SPL LIMITED, now called Somany Ceramics Ltd, one of the well-established and largest manufacturers of glazed ceramic tiles in the country.

In the year 1994 he took charge of this company as its Managing Director, and later on in the year 2005, he became the Chairman & Managing Director. Today, the company has a manufacturing base to produce 19.15 million sqm of ceramic tiles annually across two plant locations in Bahadurgarh (Haryana) near Delhi and Kadi (Gujarat) near Ahmedabad. In addition to own manufacturing Somany Ceramics Ltd also outsources about 10 million sqm of tiles per annum from domestic / international manufacturers. SCL offers the widest range of ceramic tiles in the country and has a strong pan India sales distribution network & also exports its material to various countries the Middle East, East and Central Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia and South East Asia. Instrument in Somany Ceramics Ltd becoming the first Indian ceramic tile company to have received PATENT under Indian Patent Act for its revolutionary “High Abrasion Resistant Glaze Composite” known as VC (Veilcraft) Shield. He was personally involved as an inventor in the whole process of this invention. 

He is the recipient of the prestigious Corporate Technical Achievement award from The American Ceramic Society in the field of ceramics for development of Somany Veil Craft Shield Floor Tiles. 

He has been associated with various Federations and Associations, and presently Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry Northern Region.

On behalf of FICCI and CII, he has lead business delegations to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Being in the business of adding beauty to living spaces, he has always been artistically inclined - in love with art, design and music. He is a Director of Samagam, an organization established with the objective of strengthening the fields of performing and visual arts. 

Also his hobbies are - passionate with his photography, garden and trekking.

Mr. Amit Kumar De

President, A. K. Industrial Corporation
79-9B, A.J.C. Bose Road,
Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
Phone: (033) 22492701 (O & R)
Mobile: (0) 9831143377

Brief CV

Amit Kumar De obtained both his BSc and MSc (Tech) degrees in Ceramic Technology from the University of Calcutta. After working couple of years in Bengal Potteries Ltd and in Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, he went to Japan with a scholarship for higher studies and training and obtained his Post Graduate Diploma from OISCA Technical Institute, Tokyo. He has his training and research studies in industrial ceramics including ceramic frits, enamel frits, opacifiers and ceramic colours with OTK Insulators Ltd, Osaka and Honjho Chemical Laboratory – KK, Nagoya.

He worked for more than 10 years with Ferro Coatings & Colors Ltd, Joka as Head of the manufacturing division. Mr De also has the credit for development and mass production of ceramic onglaze colours and glass colours suitable for beverage bottle industry as per international standard. Development of zircon colours also goes to him.

He joined as a Project Manager with Comcraft Services Ltd, UK and posted in Kenya. He was entrusted to install a ceramic frit, enamel frit, ceramic colour plant including plastic master batch in Kenya. He has provided the entire technology and installation of the plant. Installation of a ceramic frit plant in Malaysia also goes to his credit. He was promoted to Chief Operations Manager of the company and also included in the Board. Afterwards he also rendered Technical Consultancy in Egypt.

He was Technical Director with Excel Colours & Frits Ltd, Jaipur. He also installed the Jaipur plant with his own technology. Presently he is the President of A. K. Industrial Corporation, Kolkata handling Technology & Management Consultancy for ceramic industries specially in the field of ceramic frits & glazes, enamel frits, opacifiers, ceramic colours and insulators.

Mr De is the recipient of Prof. Sasadhar Ray Memorial Award for Industrial Excellence from Indian Ceramic Society and M. G. Bhagat Memorial Award for his contributions in Ceramic Industry from All India Pottery Manufacturers’ Association.

He is a fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics and was also a member of British Institute of Management, England.

He has visited various countries like USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Hongkong, China, Singapore, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe in course of his attending conferences and meetings and industrial visit.


Professor Pramod Kumar Jain

Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Phone: (0542) 2368106, 2368427, 2307000, 6702078

Brief CV

Not Provided...

Professor Devendra Kumar

Professor and Head
Department of Ceramic Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Phone: (0542) 6701792 (O)
(0542) 6701854 (Lab)
Mobile: (0) 9335411705



Dr. Kuttanellore Muraleedharan

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal, India
Phone : (033) 2473 5829 / 24839241 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9999730212 / (0) 9858203255

Brief CV

Dr Kuttanellore Muraleedharan earned his B. Tech and Ph. D from Banaras Hindu University-Institute of Technology (BHU-IT), Varanasi. His Ph. D dissertation was on ‘Phase Equilibria and Phase Transformations in Ti3Al-Nb Alloys’ under the supervision of Dr. D. Banerjee (DMRL) and Professor S. Lele (BHU). He joined Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad as a Scientist in the year 1984 after a short tenure as Graduate Engineer Trainee at the Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI), Hyderabad.

Dr Muraleedharan worked as a Research Associate at the Carnage Melon University, Pittsburgh, USA during 1995-1997. He headed the Electron Microscopy Division at DMRL during 1989-2010 and was the project leader of the project ‘Science and Design of Materials at Atomic Scale’ during 1999-2004. It was under his able leadership that the electron microscopy facility at DMRL developed to international standards. Later, he became the leader of a project for the ‘Development of Specialty Steels for Naval Applications’. The team led by him developed various steel products for use in the Warship construction for Indian Navy. Thanks to their efforts, Indian Navy need not import any steel for Warship construction. The range of products indigenised are wide plates, bulb-bars, weld consumables, forgings castings etc. in the two Steels christened DMR-249A and DMR-249B having YS at 390MPa and 580MPa, respectively. The country’s first Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant II, commissioned recently was built by these steels.

Dr Muraleedharan was also the HRD Coordinator of DMRL during 2005-06 and subsequently headed the Materials Management Division (2010). He has also been the member of DRDO Think tank during 2003-2005. He rose to the level of Director of Materials, DRDO, New Delhi in 2011 where he coordinated the NBC Defence and the Nano Science and Technology activities as well as the activities of Materials Cluster laboratories. He was the Director Technical (Materials), Technical Core Group at DRDO HQ (2013-15) and provided advice and insights into materials related activities of DRDO before joining CSIR-CGCRI as its 8th Director. He has received many awards and recognitions. Some of the recent ones are: Two DRDO Agni Award in 2005 for the ‘Development of Complete Ore-Product Cycle for Titanium’ and again in 2007 for the ‘Development of Specialty Nava Steels’; Eminent Engineering Personality by the Institution of Engineers in 2012; the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Dept of Metallurgical Engineering, BHU, Varanasi in 2013.

Research interests of Dr Muraleedharan include the Science and Design of Advanced Materials, and Multi-scale Microstructural Characterization using techniques such as Transmission Electron Microscopy and 3D Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy, as applied to the study of electronic materials and solid-state phase transformations. His research at DMRL and CMU concentrated on the Process-Structure-Property relationships in a variety of materials systems such as alloys based on Ti and its intermetallics Ti3Al and TiAl; specialty steels; Ni base superalloys; high energy rare-earth permanent magnets; and ceramic matrix composites. Dr Muraleedharan is a member of many professional bodies and has been the Vice President (2011-2013) and President (2013-2015) of the Electron Microscopy Society of India.


East Zone

Dr Atanu Ranjan Pal

Chief Process Research
R&D and Scientific Services
Tata Steel Ltd
Banglow No. 6, Park Road
Northern Town,
Jamshedpur - 831 001 (Jharkhand)
Phone: (0657) 6648901
Mobile: (0) 9234503539

Brief CV

Not Available

Dr R. N. Basu

Chief Scientist & Head
Fuel Cell and Battery Division
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032
Phone: (033) 24292951 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9433041350

Brief CV

Educational Background:

MSc (Physics), I.I.T. Kharagpur (1983); PhD (Materials Science), I.I.T. Kharagpur (1988)
Postdoctoral Studies (Materials Science & Engineering): Worked for about 6 years in abroad
- McMaster University, CANADA (2003-2004: 1 yr), Materials Engineer
- Oita University, JAPAN (2002-2003 : 1 yr), JSPS Senior Research Fellow
- Forschungszentrum Jülich, GERMANY (2000 & 2006 - 8 months), Guest Scientist
- The Pennsylvania State University, USA (1998-2000 : 2 yrs), Postdoc Fellow
- Physikalish Technische Bindesanstalt (PTB), GERMANY (1992-93 : 15months), DAAD Fellow

Research Experiences : 30 years including 6 years research stay in abroad

Areas of current research : Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), Li-ion Batteries, solid oxide electrolyser cell (SOEC) and MIEC-based Dense Ceramic Membrane for H2 separation

Field of Specializations : Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology and Materials Science and Engineering

No. of Projects completed at CGCRI as a Project Leader : Six (6) projects

No. of Projects in progress at CGCRI as a Project Leader : Six (6) projects Role in 12 FYP CSIR Project on Energy and Structural Engineering (CERMESA): Co-Nodal and Work Package Leader Ceramic project (CERMESA); Project outlay: Rs. 56.85 Crore Project tenure: 5 years (2012-17)

Role in CSIR-TAPSUN Project on Li-battery storage for solar cell : Member

Special Recognitions: - Director, United Nanotech Products Ltd., Kolkata - Secretary, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology

Member, Journal Editorial Board: - Editorial Board of Transaction of the Indian Ceramic Society - Associate Editor of the journal Bulletin of Materials Science

Collaborations (2005-till date):

(a) Indian research organizations : BARC, IISc, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Bombay

(b) Industries : GAIL (India) Ltd., United Nanotech Products

(c) Foreign (Collaborative projects) : CSIR-CSIRO, Australia; Indo-UK; Germany and ERI, Saudi Arabia

Students Supervised : PhD : 6 (completed) + 9 (in progress) ; MTech: 7 (completed) + 4 (in progress)

Book Chapter : 1 (completed) + 3 (submitted)

Research Publications : 97 (SCI Journals and Refereed Journals/Intnl. Proceedings) h-index = 19; total citations: 1180 (Source: Google Scholar)

Invited Lectures Delivered (2004 onwards) : 45

Patents Filed/Granted : 16 (US-2, PCT-2, German-1, Indian-11)

Technology (License) transferred: Saint-Gobain, France and Ceramtec, Germany

Awards : National Metallurgist Day Award, MRSI Medal Award, ISEAC Eminent Scientist Award, Deokaran Award, JSPS Senior Researcher Award, DAAD Award etc.

Foreign countries visited (short visit) : China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Switzerland, Canada, the USA, UK, Austria, Iran, Australia and Germany

Fellow : West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology; Indian Institute of Ceramics
Membership : NASI, MRSI, ICS, ISC and many others

Teaching : Teaching an Elective Course for MTech Course in AcSIR (2013); Earlier experiences in Jadavpur University (BTech course on Materials Science & Engineering ) and Calcutta University (MTech course)

Dr P. Sujatha Devi

(Former Senior Principal Scientist
CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata)
CSIR-National Instt for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST)
Industrial Estate P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 019
Mobile: (0) 8777209701, (0) 9432011951

Brief CV

Not Available

Dr Ritwik Sarkar

Professor and Head
Department of Ceramic Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Rourkela 769 008 (Orissa)
Phone : (0661) 2462203 / 2201 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9040511044
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Not Available

Mr Brijender Singh

Chief, Refractories (Steel & Mills)
Tata Steel Ltd
15, Straight Mile Road,
Northern Town, Bistupur,
Jamshedpur -831 001 (Jharkhand)
Mobile: (0) 9234511193

Brief CV

Not Available

Dr Sanjay Kumar

Professor, AcSIR &
Senior Principal Scientist & Group Leader
Secondary & Resource Utilization Group
MER Division
CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory
Jamshedpur 831 001 (Jharkhand)
Phone : (0657) 2345049 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9939326346
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Dr. Sanjay Kumar is Senior Principal Scientist & Group Leader, Secondaries & Resource Utilization at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, India. He is also Professor at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research and teaching Environment and Waste Management. He is Ph.D in Ceramic Engineering, Fellow, Indian Institute of Ceramics, P.G. Diploma in Cement Technology and having 23 years of research experience in the area of fly ash, ceramics, cement and waste utilization.

His area of expertise includes solid waste utilization, ceramics, cement and geopolymers. Dr Kumar has initiated geopolymer research in India andtoday his research group is internationally recognized for comprehensive research program on geopolymer which encompasses basic research to life cycle assessment, and molecular simulation to technology transfer. He has lead four international collaborative projects with Russia, Hungary, Portugal and Spain on the use of waste in cementitious materials.

Dr. Kumar has edited 1 book, authored 3 book chapters, published 120 papers with~1700 citations, having 16 patents and delivered more than 30 keynote and invited talks. He is on the editorial board of one International journal. He worked as a guest researcher atthe University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain under PEIN Research Excellence Fellowship and is the recipient of many prestigious awards like NMD award from Ministry of Steel2013, Viswakarma Award by Construction Industry Development Board, 2013, Sarswat Award for best Eco-Innovation project 2012, Altekar Award for Best Technology 2011, Tamotia Award, 2006 and again in 2015, Nijhawan Award 2005, and many more.

Dr Arup Ghosh

Former Chief Scientist & Head,
Refractory & Traditional Ceramics Division
45, Creek Row,
Kolkata- 700 014
Phone: (033) 22460798 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9831349967 / (0) 8910665403

Brief CV

Dr Arup Ghosh, obtained B.Tech and Ph.D (Tech) Degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the Calcutta University.

He joined CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in 1983 and superannuated as Chief Scientist & Head, Refractory & Traditional Ceramics Division of the Institute in 2016. He has an experience of 33 years in research and development of refractories and oxide ceramics. He has to his credit more than 70 papers published in SCI journals, 50 papers in Conference proceedings and 19 patents. He is a DAAD Fellow of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2004).

He presented 12 invited lectures in conferences held in USA, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Iran & Brazil. He received Refractory Technologist Award (2015), Malaviya Award (2007) and Deokaran Award (2015) of Indian Ceramic Society. He also received Life time achievement award from Indian Refractory Makers Association (2015). Dr Ghosh is a member of Refractory Committee of Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS). He is a Council member of Indian Ceramic Society and Executive Committee member of Indian Institute of Ceramics (2017-18).

Sudip Bose

Head, Technology & New Product Development,
New Materials Business
Tata Steel Ltd
Office of VP - New Material Business Division
Tata Centre, 6th Floor
43, Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata 700 071
Phone : (033) 22887051 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9234554423
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Not Available

Prof. Sukhen Das

Department of Physics
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
8, Central Park
P.O: Bansdroni, Kolkata 700 070
Mobile: (0) 9433091337

Brief CV

1. Name : Dr. Sukhen Das

2. Official Address : Professor, Department Of Physics Jadavpur University, Kolkata – 700032, India. Telephone (Res.): (0) 9433091997 E-mail:,

3. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS : B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D. from Jadavpur University

4. VISITING PROFESSIOR Visited (1) University of Virginia (USA)
(2) North Virginia Community College (USA)
(3) New York University (USA)
(4) University of Berlin (Germany)
(5) Lui Pastur Institute (France)

5. FIELDS OF RESEARCH : • Nano science, Material Science, Nano-Material Science.
• Glass and Ceramic material development and characterization.
• X-ray Crystallography (Powder diffraction).
• Biophysics (Biological membrane).
• Nanotherapeutics 6. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

(i). M. Sc. Project (1989-90) - Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB)
(ii) Junior Research Fellowship (1990-91) - Jadavpur University
(iii) Scientist-B (1991-1996) - Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI)
(iv) Scientist-C (1996-2003) - Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI)
(v) Reader (2003- 2006) - Jadavpur University
(vi) Associate Professor (2006 – 2010) - Jadavpur University
(vii) Professor (2010 - 2014) - Jadavpur University.
(vii) Professor (2014 - 2016) – Indian Institute of Eng. Sci. & Tech (IIEST), Shibpur.
(viii) Professor (2016 - till date) - Jadavpur University

7. Awards and honours
"UGC Research Award 2012-2014” (Award letter no:- F.30-1/2013(SA-II)/RA-2012-14-NEW-SC-WES-4088 dated 20/12/2013)

(i) Junior Research Fellowship (1990-91) - Jadavpur University
(ii) Scientist-B (1991-1996) - Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI)
(iii) Scientist-C (1996-2003) - Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI)
(iv) Reader (2003- 2006) - Jadavpur University
(v) Associate Professor (2006 – 2010) - Jadavpur University
(vi) Professor (2010 - 2014) - Jadavpur University.
(vii) Professor (2014 - 2016) – Indian Institute of Eng. Sci. & Tech (IIEST), Shibpur.
(viii) Professor (2016 - till date) - Jadavpur University

a) Life Member, Indian Photobiological Society
b) Life Member, Material Society of India
c) Life Member, The Indian Ceramic Society
d) Life Member, Calcutta Mathematical Society
e) Life Member, Indian Science Congress

10. List of research projects:
Successfully completed 20 projects from various funding agencies like DST,CSIR, DRDO, NRB, UGC,etc.
17 students completed their doctoral thesis (Ph.D) AND 8 more are persuing their thesis work.
12. Publication of Prof. Sukhen Das
More than 150 publications in reputed peer reviewed national and international journals.
13. Patent information There are 7 patents registred under his name.
14. Project Guided (M. Sc. / M. Tech. Students)
Guided more than 75 students

Prithwijit Guha

Govt. College of Engg & Ceramic Technology, Kolkata
BA 125, Salt Lake
Kolkata 700 064
Phone : (033) 23501264 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9330903728
E-mail :

Brief CV

Not Available

West Zone

Prof. Parag Bhargava

Professor, Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
Phone : (022) 25767628 (O) / (022) 25768628 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9869131017

Brief CV

Professor Parag Bhargava graduated with a B. Tech (Metallurgical Engineering) from IIT-Bombay in 1991 and a Ph.D. (Materials Science) from University of Alabama in 1996 respectively. He carried out post-doctoral research at Rutgers University.
In 1998 he joined Materials Science Centre, IIT Kharagpur as an Assistant Professor and in 2005 he moved to Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science department at IIT-Bombay where he is currently a Professor. He has been teaching at the IITs for over 20 years and has guided 20 Ph.Ds and over 90 Master’s thesis students, four patents granted and two filed. His group has worked in the areas of shape forming of ceramics (slip casting, gelcasting, injection molding, extrusion); ceramic stereolithography; ceramic foams; ceramic powder synthesis; ceramics for dental applications; Nanopowder synthesis; Rheology of suspensions; metal-ceramic joining; Conducting adhesives for solar PV; sensors; sensitized solar cells; tape casting; screen printing; powder metallurgy etc.
He was awarded various prestigious awards – (i) the Young Engineer of the year award by the INAE in 2002; (ii) Silver medal for technology based commercializable innovation at Incubiz (Anveshan 05) organized by IIM Ahmedabad (2005); (iii) First Prize, Inter-IIT competition on, “New environments for learning, teaching, research, creation, use and preservation of digital resources”, (iv) Pan-IIT meet Mumbai (2006); (v) Excellence in teaching award at IIT Bombay in 2008, 2016; (vi) The Chevening Rolls Royce, Science, Innovation and Leadership (CRISP) fellowship award for Oxford University (UK) in 2015. He delivered a TEDx talk at IIM-A in 2015.

Dr Satyendra Nath Misra

Retd. Scientist-in-Charge,
CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad
Sharan Residency, Flat No-E-302
New C. G. Road, Chandkheda
Ahmedabad 382 424 (Gujarat)
Phone : (079)-23290493 (R)
Mobile : (0) 9427624352

Brief CV

Dr Satyendra Nath Misra got Ph.D. from Materials science at IIT, Kharagpur. He is a fellow of Indian Instt. of Ceramics, life member of Indian Ceramic Society etc. He has served 16 years in ceramic industries. Later, he joined CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre in 2006 as Scientist-in-charge and associated in no of innovative research projects, technology development and heading the centre for nearly 13 years. In his tenure, Naroda centre achieved a new height, accredited with ISO, 9001:2015, equipped with modern testing and research facilities created from various Govt. and industry funded projects, this centre became the nerve centre of the ceramic and allied industries in the region. He was the Chief Scientist and was superannuated till 28th February, 2019.
He is the member of BIS-CED- 5, CHD-9, some state level committees, visited no of countries and delivered a number of lectures in various universities and institutions in India on raw materials, product development, nano technology, ceramic and refractory areas, terracotta potteries, Entrepreneurship training, creativity and innovation, successful technology transfer and Commercialization of technologies in ceramic and allied areas. He was the external guide for two Ph.D. candidates along with supervising M.E/ M.Tech, B.Tech, Diploma in Ceramics and M.Sc. students for their dissertation. He has published number of papers in SCI Journal & presented papers in national & International conferences.
He got TCS Award from Grindwell Norton; Rotary International Fellowship to visit England, USA & Bolivia; UNIDO fellowship to visit China during 2007. He was awarded prestigious Sri Kishan Modi Memorial Award in the year 2018 for life time achievement and Ganpule Award in the year 2018 for the best paper on traditional ceramics by the Indian Ceramic Society and collected Prof. Sasadhar Ray Award on behalf of Naroda Centre, in the year 2015. After Superannuating, his contact address is: Ex Chief Scientist & Sct in Charge,
CSIR-CGCRI,Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad Sharan Residency, Flat No-E-302, New C G Road, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad-382424,Gujarat State. Phone : 079-23290493 (Res), Mobile : (0) 9427624352. Email:,

Mr Sudipta Saha

President (Operations)
Prism Johnson Limited
H&R Johnson Division
Neelkanth Residency-1, Flat No. 1503
Nerul-Sector 46A Seawoods
Navi Mumbai 400 706 (Maharashtra)
Phone: (02143) 274102
Mobile: (0) 9689940260

Brief CV

Mr Sudipta Saha is an enterprising leader with strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills, proficient in spearheading Business with innovation. After completion of degree in Chemical Technology specialisation in Ceramics from Science College, University of Calcutta, he started professional journey in Ceramic tile Industry.
A professional with proven success of over 27 years, witnessed, participated and has taken the lead role at different levels and functions to raise the Ceramic tile industry from mere 4x4 inch white double fired glazed tile to 48x96 inch vitrified or porcelain glazed tile.
Foreseeing the implied needs of society, he did not restrict himself to this level and added the implied dream of functionality into the tiles like Germfree tiles, Antistatic charge tiles, Water repellent tiles, Scratch-free tiles, Anti-stain tiles and lot more.
Having strong knowledge of R&D of porcelain and ceramic tiles and its backward integration for preparation of its critical raw materials like Ceramic glass frits, soluble salts, ceramic stains, inkjet colours etc which earns huge revenue in terms of import substitution and selling.
After working 8 years as the Business Head of Industrial Products & Natural Resources Division, now working as President, Operations, Heading Operations of all its’ Tile manufacturing plants at different locations of H&R Johnson (India).

Dr Sandeep Prabhakar Butee

Professor, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science College of Engineering Pune (COEP)
(An Autonomous Institute of Govt. of Maharashtra)
5, Wellesly Road, Shivajinagar
Pune 411 005 (Maharashtra)
Phone : (020) 25507263
Mobile : (0) 9422019150

Brief CV

Not Available

G. G. Trivedi

Chief Executive Officer
Somany Ceramics Ltd
14 GIDC Industrial Estate
Kadi 382 715
Dist: Mehsana (Gujarat)
Mobile: (0) 9898835000

Brief CV

Mr G.G. Trivedi, M.Sc., LL.B., AICWAI is the Director with renowned tile manufacturing company M/s Somany Ceramics Ltd. He has served Somany Ceramics for 30 years in various capacities like Executive Director, CEO etc. He is a member of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), All India Management Association, Member of the Advisory Committee of CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre, President of Kadi Industrial Association, Member of various Committees of BIS and Senior Vice President of AIPMA. Along with CGCRI, Naroda Centre, he has played vital role in the development of Morbi Ceramic cluster. He was the Chairman of the Organization Committee who successfully arranged 76th Annual Session of Indian Ceramics Society at Ahmedabad. He has presented and published papers at various seminars and conferences.

North Zone

Dr C. S. Prasad

Retd. Principal Technical Officer
CSIR-CGCRI, Khurja Extn. Centre
C/o Priya Store, Subhash Road
Khurja 203 131 (UP)
Phone: (05738) 232501 / 245433
Mobile: (0) 9412227617 / (0) 9411231233
E-mail :

Brief CV

Dr C. S. Prasad (b. 1958) did his graduation in Ceramics from the Indian Institute of Ceramics, Kolkata in 1983. He worked as a trainee at High Tension Insulator factory, Ranchi in 1980 and as a Research Assistant at the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad during 1981-82. In May 1982, he joined the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Khurja Centre, where he worked in research and development of traditional ceramics till 31st May, 2018.
Dr Prasad obtained his M. Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral Engineering in the year 1990 and 2005 respectively from the Indian School of Mines (IIT), Dhanbad.
His main research interest includes development of white ware bodies and glaze, low cost ceramic products, bone china porcelain, high alumina porcelain for technical application, HT and LT insulator etc. He also worked related to waste minimization and reutilization of the ceramic waste and energy saving in ceramic industries. He has about 36 publications in different national and international journals. He is also an author of a Hindi book entitled, "Pottery Vigyan Parichay".
He is the recipient of Ganpule Award twice conferred by the Indian Ceramic Society for publication of best paper in an Indian journal in the field of whiteware ceramics. Dr Prasad has been associated with the Indian Ceramic Society for the last 31 years and has become a Life Member of the Society in 2003. He is Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Ceramics since 2008. At present, he is the Secretary, of Indian Ceramic Society, Western Uttar Pradesh (Khurja) Chapter and Council member of Indian Ceramic Society.

Guljeet Singh Minhas

Minhas Pottery
C-1 Industrial Estate
G. T. Road, Khurja 203 131 (U.P)
Mobile: (0) 9837572245 / 8006403068
Fax: (05738) 249685

Brief CV

Not Available

Mr Tridib Kumar Chakraborty

Head Float Line, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd
Plot no. SP-1
Industrial Area Kaharani
(Bhiwadi Extension), Dist : Alwar
Bhiwadi 301 019 (Rajasthan)
Phone : (01493) 301204 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9840011376

Brief CV

Mr Tridib Kumar Chakraborty obtained his B.Tech. Ceramic Engineering Degree from the University of Calcutta in 1983 and subsequently became specialized in Glass Technology. He has over 35 years of rich experience in the Glass Industries. Mr Chakraborty started his career with Bengal Lamps Ltd, Kolkata and later joined Philips at their lighting division in Mumbai in 1986 and was involved for the modernization of the plant. His career turned in 1992 after joining Triveni Sheet Glass for their float project. There he played a key role for the commissioning and startup of the float line. Significant improvement and system development were done by him in their different plants at various locations.
In 1998, he joined Saint-Gobain Glass India; after successful stint as Plant-in-charge at Chennai, he is currently working as the site Director at Bhiwadi plant. He is actively involved in various modification, start-up and operationalization of various plants of Saint-Gobain Glass worldwide. He has made significant contribution in world class manufacturing resulting in energy conservation, process efficiency, etc. He is a life member of the Indian Ceramic Society and an elected council member from the North Zone of Indian Ceramic Society. He is actively involved in various activities of the Indian Ceramic Society. He was the recipient of most prestigious D. N. Agrawal Memorial Award of the Indian Ceramic Society in the year 2018, for his lifetime contribution in the field of "Glass Science & Technology".

Darshan Chhatwal

Sillico & Chemico Porcelain Works
C-5 Industrial Estate
G. T. Road
Khurja 203 131 (U.P)
Phone : (05738) 232206 / 231606 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9837013160
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Not Available

Prof Lalit Mohan Manocha

(Retd. Professor, Sardar Patel University)
(Academician, World Academy of Ceramics,
Former Dr Raja Ramanna DRDO Distinguished Fellow,
Alex.von Humboldt Fellow)
169 A, Near DPS, Sector 45
Gurugram 122 003 (Haryana)
Mobile : (0) 9953203861
E-mail :,

Brief CV

Professor Lalit Mohan Manocha, F.N.A.Sc, FAPAM, FGSA, has been Dr. Raja Ramanna DRDO Distinguished Fellow. Prior to this, he has been the Professor of Materials Science, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat and a senior Scientist at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. He has been member and UGC nominated Expert on various academic bodies of several Universities. He is Elected Academician, World Academy of Ceramics and recipient of bridge Building Award of American Ceramics Society, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, JSPS Fellowship, Foreign Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, UNIDO expert to South Korea and so on. He has been member on the First National Task Team for Development of Carbon/Carbon Composites headed by Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Professor Manocha after obtaining his Ph.D. in Science in 1976 from Delhi University for his work on Development and Characterization of carbon Fibers, moved to Germany and worked on Development of Carbon-Carbon composites and then came back to NPL New Delhi. He has undertaken many National as well as International projects with USA, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan etc. His R&D interests are in the field of Carbon fibers and carbon-carbon and Carbon-Ceramic composites; Processing, Structure, properties relationship and Development of carbon nanomaterials, solid and porous carbons, carbides etc. He has published about 150 research papers, four books, five patents, 30 Ph.D. students and so on. He was a member on the Editorial Board of Carbon Journal and is currently on the Editorial Board of Journal of Association of Asian Ceramic Societies (Japan), Carbon Letters (Korea), Eurasian Chemico_Technological Journal (Kazakhstan), Journal of Nanoscience and Composites (Russia), Transaction of Indian Ceramics Society etc. He is receipient of CSIR Technology Prize, Homi J Bhabha Award of UGC, MRSI Medal, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Award, Gujarat, 2011 Bridge Building Award of Engineering Ceramic Group of American Ceramics Society and 2011 Superconductivity and Materials Science Prize of MRSI etc.

South Zone

Dr C. D. Madhusoodana

Additional General Manager
Ceramic Technological Institute
Corporate Research & Development
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
Prof C. N. R. Rao Circle
Opp IISc, Malleswaram
Bangalore 560 012 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 22182391 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9449052806
E-mail :,

Brief CV



Dr C. D.  Madhusoodana is Additional General Manager & presently heading Ceramic Technological Institute (CTI), Corp R&D, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL), Bangalore India.  He has over 25 years of experience in R&D on Ceramics & advanced materials.  He has contributed to 30 patent applications, 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 conference presentations. His areas of interest are Ceramics & advanced materials for clean air, clean water and clean energy

He has B.E. in Ceramic Technology from PDA college of Engg. Gulbarga and Masters from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,  Advanced diploma in Chemistry & Chemical Engg. and  Doctor of Engineering both from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.   He is the recipient of UNIDO fellowship from Alfred University, USA (1992), UNESCO fellowship from Tokyo Institute of Technology (1999) and JSPS fellowship from Japan (2002). He was a visiting scientist at Indonesian Institute of Science (2007) and Institute for Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Italy (2012), and a member of Indian Delegation to Germany and invited speaker at Indo-German symposium May, 2014.

He is a Life Member of Indian Ceramics Society, Material Research Society of India & Indian Membrane Society and Member of American Ceramic Society. He is also a Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics. He has served as Joint Secretary of InCerS (2012 - 2014), as Chairman of InCerS, Bangalore / Karnataka chapter (2014 - 2016) and as Vice-President of Indian Institute of Ceramics (2016 - 2018). He was awarded with First ‘Pavan Nagpal Memorial Award’ by Indian Ceramic Society, Bangalore Chapter in 2012; ‘D. N. Agrawal Memorial Award’ from Indian Ceramic Society in 2012 for the life time achievement in ceramics; and ‘Malaviya Award’ in 2018.


Dr M. G. Ananda Kumar

Joint Director & Head, Training Division,
Central Power Research Institute,
P.B. No.8066
Sir CV Raman Road
Sadashivanagar PO,
Bengaluru 560 080 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 22072016 / 23601399 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9986318844
E-mail :,

Brief CV


Dr Ananda Kumar joined Central Power Research Institute, Bengaluru during the year 1989 and is presently working as Joint Director and Head of Training Division of CPRI. During his service, he has obtained M.Tech and Ph.D. Degrees in Materials Engineering from the Department of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering from National Institute of Technology- Karnataka, Surathkal in the year 2003 and 2016, respectively.


Dr Ananda Kumar worked in the Materials Technology Division of CPRI for 26 years in the area of development of ceramic and metal matrix composites for energy savings application, development of value added product development from industrial solid wastes, corrosion engineering, failure analysis and remaining life assessment of high temperature thermal power plant boiler components, fuel Analysis and characterization, non- destructive evaluation of components, Degradation studies on metallic, polymer and composites materials through advanced characterization techniques including weather simulation studies etc,.

He is Reviewer for Journal-Materials Research Innovations, Elsevier Journal of Composite Materials B. Journal of Composite Materials and for the International Conference on Mechanical, Electric and Industrial Engineering MEIE 2018. 


Dr Ananda Kumar is a Life Member of Indian Ceramic Society-Karnataka Chapter; Member of Indian Institute of Ceramics, Kolkata; Life Member of the Society of Analytical Scientists- Bangalore Chapter; Life Member of Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering, Bangalore chapter; and Member of the Metallurgical Engineers Association-Department of MME, NITK-Surathkal.


He has guided many B. Tech and M. Tech student for the project work.  He has around 29 technical papers to his credit and presented papers both in journal as well as in national and international conferences. He has given many lectures and technical presentations at various Engineering colleges.


He is regularly involved in arranging training programmes, national and international conferences, technical lectures, workshops, and seminars at CPRI for the benefit of utilities, academics and practicing engineers.


Dr Bikramjit Basu

Professor, Materials Research Centre
Associate Faculty, Center for
BioSystems Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, Karnataka
Phone : (080) 22933256 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9482570341
E-mail :,,

Brief CV

CV - Professor Bikramjit Basu

Current affiliation:

-          Professor, Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science

-          Associate faculty, BioSystems Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Science

Prof. Bikramjit Basu has been serving on the faculty of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore since 2011. He is currently a full Professor at Materials Research Center with joint appointment at Center for BioSystems Science and Engineering. After doing PhD from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; he was on the faculty of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur during 2001-2011. His research is published over 250 research papers (citation ~ 8,900/ H-index: 50). He is an elected fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, India; National Academy of Medical Sciences, Institute of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (UK).He is one of the youngest recipients from the Metallurgy/Materials Science community as well as the only Biomaterial Scientist in the complete history of India’s most coveted science award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award (2013).He remains the only Indian from India to receive the prestigious ‘Coble Award for Young Scholars’ (2008) from the American Ceramic Society.

Bikramjit’s current research integrates biomaterials and bioengineering approaches to address human healthcare issues. Employing quantitative experiments together with computational and pre-clinical studies, his laboratory has developed new multifunctional biomaterials (‘Piezobiocomposites’ with bone-mimicking functional properties), new processing approach (spark plasma sintering or 3D inkjet powder printing) and new concepts (intermittent delivery of electrical/magnetic stimulation, in vitro) to understand biophysical stimulation mediated modulation of cell functionality. His seminal findings include engineering of microstructure at multiple length scales to develop a broad range of biocomposites (Sr.-doped glass ceramics, HA-BaTiO3) with reliable fracture resistance properties and uncompromised biocompatibility.

He is currently leading India’s largest Translational Center of Excellence on biomaterials for orthopaedic and dental applications, with an interdisciplinary team of 50 researchers, clinicians and companies. His research group invented new manufacturing processes for patient-specific ceramic femoral heads and polymer-ceramic acetabular sockets for total hip joint replacement surgery as well as three-piece dental implant system with pentagonal anti-rotational features.


S. Chandrashekar

Refractories & Services
No. 3/2, 19th Cross, Malleswaram
Bangalore 560 055 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 23464013 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9448061681
E-mail :,,






  Mobile No : 9448061681

  Email :








Diploma in Ceramics Technolog










1. Production supervisor Nov 1985 to May 1987


in Lakshmi porcelains ltd. Patancheru near Hyderabad.


2. Production engineer from May 1987 to dec 1992


in Bhoruka Steel Ltd. Refractories Division -Bangalore.


3. Engineer from Jan 1993 to nov 1993 –


in Mahasathi Enterprises Refractory installation Services. Mumbai


4. Senior Engineer and Asst Manager from Nov 1993 to May 1999 in ACC Ltd, Refractories Division


4.1 Mumbai from May 1993 to Nov 1994.


4.2 Vishakapatnam from Nov 1994 to august 1996,


4.3 Jamshedpur from August 1996 to Nov. 1997,


4.4 Bokaro from Nov 1997 to may 1999.

Started own business: - Refractories & Services in March 2000


Started Refractory installation business –in March 2000. Started trading in refractories from 2005 onwards Started supply ofrefractory reinforcements from 2007 onwards. Started dry out of refractories from 2009 onwards in India Ventured into servicing overseas clients from 2012 onwards.


Started Equipment Fabrication, refractory lining and supplying in ready to use condition from 2015 onwards


Started precast shapes manufacturing from 2018 onwards










Professional back ground

Managing Director -Saptha Innovations pvt ltd.


Trading, Engineering and Service in industries.


No. 3/2, 19th cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560055




Proprietor -Refractories and Services-


Refractory supply, fabrication, installation, dryout. REFRACTORIES AND SERVICES






Director -B and B Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd-


Real estate and Infrastructure development.


No..37, 4th cross, Aga abbas ali road, Ulsoor, Bangalore – 560 042




Director Saptha Engineers,


No. 3/2, 19th cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560055.


Professional Achievements and Awards.


American Petroleum institute Individual certification programme API 936 Refractory personnel (CN65788)




Association with other organizations.


Member – KASSIA Karnataka Small Scale Industries association.


Member – FKCCI Federation of Karnataka chamber of commerce and industries. Vice Chairman –ICSKC Indian Ceramic Society –Karnataka Chapter 2018-2020 EC member –InCerS Indian Ceramic Society- Kolkatta 2018-2020


Member- ISHRAE Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers


Member- IRE -Institute of Refractories Engineers UK



Anab Bhattacharya

(Deputy General Manager, (Operation)
Calcining & Refractory Materials Plant (CRMP)
VIsakhapatnam Steel Plant)
Flat No G-8, Block No A
Fortune Heights, Shivaji Nagar
Visakhapatnam 530 046 (AP)
Phone : (0891) 2518795 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9989244270
E-mail :,

Brief CV


Completed Bachelors Degree in Ceramic Technology from College of Ceramic Technology, Kolkata in 1987 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Marketing Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 1998.


Presently working as in-charge for production of Lime Plant of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant which comprises of  2 nos. 500 TPD annular shaft kilns and 5 nos. 325 TPD Rotary kilns.

Previously, commissioned and stabilized production of Becken Bach annular shaft kilns, lime rotary kilns and sintering kiln for dolomite, Magnesia Carbon Refractory Brick manufacturing unit of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.


 Visited Italy for 21 days in the year 2011 for professional training in lime calcination technology of Becken Bach Annular Vertical Shaft Kiln at M/s Teruzzi Fercalx Spa, Italy.


1   Founder of Bharat Lime Association (BhLA) February, 2012. Holding post as director and Honorary Editor for Bharat Lime Association.
2   First time in India commissioning and stabilization of automated Pitch Bonded Magnesia Carbon Refractory Brick Plant.
3   First time in India commissioning and stabilization of 500 TPD annular shaft kiln.
4   Published 2 national technical papers and 2 international technical papers.


1.  Indian Ceramic Society - Life Member and Council Member for 2019-2020.

2.  Bharat Lime Association - Director and Hony. Editor.


Dr Arjun Dey

Scientist / Engineer 'SE'
Advance Materials Processing Section
Thermal Fabrication Division,
Thermal Systems Group,
U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC)
Indian Space Research Organization
(Department of Space, Govt. of India)
Old Airport Road, P.O:-Vimanapura,
Bangalore 560 017
Phone: (080) 2508 3214 / 3101/ 3206 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9663684086 / (0) 9433234664

Brief CV

Dr Arjun Dey presently works as Scientist at U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (formerly known as ISRO Satellite Centre), ISRO, Dept. of Space, GoI, Bengaluru.  Working as CSIR-SRF at CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, he earned doctoral degree in Materials Science & Engineering from IIEST, Shibpur. He obtained several prestigious awards like “Dr. R. L. Thakur Memorial Award”, “DST-Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme Project Grant Award”, both “Young Engineers Award” and “Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Division Prize (2 times)” from IE(I) and “Young Scientist Award” from MRSI Kolkata Chapter. The research works of Dr. Dey culminated around 250 publications (around 108 in SCI Journals including from NATURE Group). He has co-authored 3 books entitled i) “Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids” and ii) “Microplasma Sprayed Hydroxyapatite Coatings” and iii) “Nanoindentation of Natural Materials” from CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, USA and 1 book chapter. He has guided 3 Ph.D. and 13 M .Tech. students. Dr. Dey serves as the guest editor for Ceramics International and Advances of Applied Ceramics and the reviewer of 41 different peer reviewed journals. Presently he also serves as Executive Committee Member for in Karnataka Chapter of InCerS and BoS member of Dept. of Ceramic & Cement Technology, PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga.


Present designation and office address :

Dr Arjun Dey

Scientist / Engineer ‘SE’

Advance Materials Processing Section,

Thermal Fabrication Division

Thermal Systems Group,

Mechanical Systems Area

U. R. Rao Satellite Centre-URSC (formerly, ISRO Satellite Centre-ISAC)

Indian Space Research Organisation (Department of Space, Govt. of India)

ISITE-ISRO Campus, Marathalli, Bangalore


Contact nos:

+919433234664, +919663684086, (m), +91-80-61458227/+91-80-23028227 (O)



Dr U. S. Hareesh

Senior Scientist, Functional Materials
Materials Science & Technology Division
CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST)
Industrial Estate P. O., Pappanamcode
Thiruvananthapuram 695 019 (Kerala)
Phone: (0471) 2535504 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9446337222

Brief CV


Dr U. S. Hareesh obtained Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala for the thesis entitled “Chemical Synthesis of Alumina-SiC Ceramic Nanocomposites carried out at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram and Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany, under the supervision of Dr K. G. K. Warrier and Dr M. Padmanabhan (Indian) and Dr-Ing Rolf Janssen (Germany) during 1995-2000. Subsequently, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany during 2001-2004 and as a scientist at the Centre for Ceramic Processing, Advanced Research Centre International (ARCI), Hyderabad during 2004-2011.

Dr Hareesh is currently a senior scientist at the materials science and technology division of CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram. He has contributed in the areas of transparent ceramics, colloidal processing of ceramics, nanocomposites, sol gel synthesis and coatings. His current areas of research include development of nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications through wet chemical synthetic approaches.

He is a Life member of the Indian Ceramic Society and Indian Institute of Metals and also a member of the international bodies like American Ceramic Society and International Sol gel Society. He has more than 60 publications in the areas of chemistry and materials science, ten patents and 2 book chapters. He was awarded the ‘Malaviya Award’ by the Indian Ceramic Society in 2011.