COUNCIL (2017 - 2018)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2017 & 2018)

Mr Shreekant Somany

PRESIDENT

Chairman & Managing Director
Somany Ceramics Ltd, Noida, UP
Mobile: +91 9810150588
Email: sks@somanytiles.co.in

Brief CV

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.

Dr K. Muraleedharan

VICE PRESIDENT


Director
CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata 700 032
Email: director@cgcri.res.in, muralee@cgcri.res.in
Mobile: +91 9999730212 / 9858203255

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.

Dr Atanu Ranjan Pal

HONY SECRETARY

Chief Process Research
R&D and Scientific Service
Tata Steel Ltd, Jamshedpur
Email: atanu1@tatasteel.com
Mobile: +91 9234503539

Dr Atanu Ranjan Pal, ........

Dr P. Sujatha Devi

HONY EDITOR

Senior Principal Scientist and Head Sensor & Actuator Division
CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata 700 032
Email: psujathadevi@cgcri.res.in, psujathadevi@gmail.com
Mobile: +91 9432011951

Brief CV

Dr P. Sujatha Devi, a first rank holder of M.Sc. Chemistry from Gandhiji University Kerala, received Ph.D in Chemistry from department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1991. She joined as a scientist in CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, in 1997 and at present heading the Sensor & Actuator Division. In CSIR-CGCRI, her group has been working in the area of processing and characterization of functional nano materials for application ranging from fuel cell, solar cell, chemical and biosensors and materials for drug delivery applications.

She has authored or co-authored more than hundred research papers that are extensively cited, three book chapters and three patents. She has guided eight PhD students and many are currently undergoing Ph.D with her. She is a recipient of many awards like Rheometric Scientific-ITAS National Award from the Indian Thermal Analysis Society in co-operation with Rheometric Scientific, UK., Lakshmi Gold Medal from Indian Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists for contributions in the field of Solid State Chemistry, P. K. Kunju Sahib Memorial Award for Excellence in Chemistry, MRSI Medal from Materials Research Society of India and R. L. Thakur Memorial Award from the Indian Ceramic Society for her contributions in the area of materials science, nanoscience and technology. Recently she has also been awarded the Materials Science Annual Prize from Materials Research Society of India for the year 2016.

She is an elected Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. Dr. Devi is the secretary of Materials Research Society of India, Kolkata chapter and secretary of DNA society of India, Kolkata. She is also the council member of Indian Ceramic Society, Materials Research Society of India and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.

She is the Editor of the Taylor & Francis Journal Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society since March 2015.

Dr Lakshmi Narayan Satapathy

Additional General Manager / Space Battery & Space Panel BHEL-Electronics Systems Division,
Plot No. 98, P.B. No. 22910,
Electronic City Phase- I, Hosur Road,

Bangalore -560 100, INDIA
Email : lsatapathy@gmail.com, lnsatpathy@bhel.in, lnsatpathy@bheledn.co.in, lnsatapathy@yahoo.com
Mobile : 09449857965 / 08951800533
Office : +91-80-25146228
Residence : +91-80-23547965

Brief CV

Dr Lakshmi Narayan Satapathy, 46 completed his M.Sc. (Chemistry), M. Tech (Mater. Sci.) both from IIT, Bombay, PGDEE from IIEE, New Delhi, MBA from IGNOU, New Delhi and Ph.D. (Engg.) from IISc, Bangalore. He is currently working at Ceramic Technological Institute of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bangalore, India as Sr. Dy. General Manager with 24 years of research and professional experience. Dr Satapathy’s R & D activities are focused on “Energy Efficiency”. He has made significant contributions in Microwave Processing of materials and systems, heat transfer Nanofluids for close circuit cooling applications, cost effective wear resistant ceramic components and high temperature characterization. He has guided many students, delivered invited lectures in many conferences and organized many national and international seminars/ workshops.

Dr Satapathy was a UNIDO fellow @ Alfred University, USA and BOYSCAST fellow @ PENNSTATE, USA. His biography has been included in Marqui’s Who’s Who, USA and in International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK. He is the only recipient of three awards namely R. L. Thakur Memorial Award for Young Scientist in 2002, Malaviya award for best technical paper in 2008 and Sashadhar Ray Memorial Award for Industrial Excellence in 2010 instituted by Indian Ceramic Society. He was elected Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics in 2009. He has published more than 50 technical papers in international journals and filed 20 Indian patents. He is a member of the editorial board of “Transactions of Indian Ceramic Society” and “International Journal of Materials Engineering” besides a reviewer for many international Materials Science journals. Dr Satapathy is a life member of InCers, MRSI, IIM, IITBAA and IIScAA.. He is currently the President-Elect of Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association.

Mr Swapan Kr Saha

HONY TREASURER

Retd Sr Superintending Engineer & Head
ESD, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata
Email: sksaha1956@gmail.com
Mobile: +91 9432012606 / 9804373275

Brief CV

Mr Swapan Kumar Saha, a life member of the Indian Ceramic Society, was born on 11th January, 1956. He obtained diploma in Civil Engineering in the year 1980 and joined CSIR-CG & CRI on 18th May, 1983. He further enhanced his academic qualification and obtained BE and ME degrees in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University in 1997 and 1999 respectively. After serving in different capacities at the Institute at present he is the Senior Superintending Engineer and Head of Engineering Services Division of CSIR-CG & CRI, which comprises of Civil and Electrical Sections. During his service he undertook many challenging jobs like total up gradation, addition of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities of CG & CRI to transform this into a state-of-art facility.

He is also responsible for expansion and maintenance of two outreach centres of CSIR-CG & CRI, namely Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad and Khurja Centre, Khurja, Uttar Pradesh. Civil Engineering Section obtained the Award for Best Supporting Section of the Institute for the year 2009-2010. In addition, he constructed Common Service Facility-cum Production centre at Thongjao and Nungbee in Manipur where many people do not dare to go. He constructed a big CFC at Panchmura, Bankura, West Bengal.

He is currently a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Materials Research Society of India, Indian Geo-Technical Society and Indian Institute of Ceramics, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India). He is the General Secretary of Society of Civil Engineers, Jadavpur University. Currently, he is working as consultant.

Immediate Two Past Presidents   

Amit Kumar De

President, A. K. Industrial Corporation
Kolkata - 700 014
Email: amitde01@yahoo.com
Mobile: +91 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.

Dr Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay

MD, National Refractories
Vishwakarma Bldg, SW Block, 2nd Floor
86C Topsia Road (S), Kolkata – 700046
Email: akc@bmaind.com, akc11054@gmail.com
Mobile: +91 9937267890

Brief CV

Dr Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay obtained his MTech (Chemical Tech, with specialization in Ceramic Tech) from the University of Calcutta and PhD (Tech.) for his thesis entitled, "Kinetics of Dehydration and Rehydration of Aluminium Silicate Systems" from the same University in 70’s.

During his service, he successfully completed Global Management Development Programme from the University of Michigan – Business School USA, INSEAD- Fontainblau France and Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP-2008) at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.

He has a rich experience of more than 30 years in leading refractories industry in India like Dalmia Refractories, ACC – Refractories Division (Now ACE-Caldrys Refractories), Tata Refractories, etc in various business functions and was responsible for introducing innovative products / services which helped the organizations for their rapid growth. He was the Managing Director of TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd and Chairman of TRL-China. He was Advisor to the Chairman of TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd. Presently he is the Managing Director of National Refractories.

Dr Chattopadhyay is a visiting faculty of the University of Calcutta. He has a number of publications in several technical journals and proceedings, and has presented about 80 technical papers in various national and international seminars.

Dr Chattopadhyay has been awarded the “Refractory Technologist Award” by the Indian Ceramic Society in the year 1996. He is a member of the Research Council of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata; Chairman, Refractory Sectional Committee – MTD-15 of Bureau of Indian Standards; Life Member in Orissa Environmental Society; Member of Odisha ICC Expert Committee; Member of Governing Body of Govt College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata and Chairman, MSME-Sub Committee – CII – ER-Kolkata. He was the Chairman of Indian Refractory Makers’ Association from 2006 to 2010.

He was the President of Indian Ceramic Society for the term 2013 & 2014. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the InCerS’ quarterly journal ‘Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society’. For his outstanding contribution in the field of refractories and his exemplary services to the refractories industry he was honoured as “Distinguished Life Member of Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR)” in the year 2013.

REPRESENTATIVES OF BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY   

Prof. Rajeev Sangal

Director, IIT-BHU
Indian Institute of Technology
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Phone: +91 542 2368106, 2368427, 2307000, 6702078 (O)
Fax: +91 542 2368428
E-mail: director@iitbhu.ac.in

Brief CV

Prof. Rajeev Sangal is the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. He holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, and MS and PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is known for his work on computers and processing of human languages, and in particular on automatic translation among Indian languages.

Before joining his current position he led a newly established research university, namely IIIT Hyderabad, for 11 years as its Director. In the new university, he helped create an innovative academic structure around research centres rather than departments; a radical research-oriented undergraduate curriculum; integrated trans-disciplinary BTech-MS programmes; research that tries to connect with society & industry; and an environment of experimentation, openness, and caring.

He designed and helped make human values course a regular part of the academic curriculum at IIIT-H in 2005. It has played a major role in shaping the atmosphere of the Institute, and drawing attention to larger human and societal concerns. There is also an attempt to run the institution on these principles. Since then the course has spread to several universities in India and abroad.

His research in Natural Language Procesing led to the development of Computational Paninian Grammar (CPG) framework. It has been applied to parsing, semanties and morphological analysis of Indian languages etc. and forms the basis of several machine translation systems among Indian languages as well as English. He leads/mentors the multi-institutional consortium that has developed MT systems for 18 Indian language pairs. He has authored 4 books and many research papers.

He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and of Computer Society of India. He was given Vasvik award in 2008. As the President of NLP Association, India from 2002 onwards he helped organize the community of NLP researchers and started ICON, a high-quality annual NLP conference. He referees for many major conferences such as IJCNLP, ICON, COLING and ACL, and has been on the editorial board of journals computational Linguistics, Corpora, ACM Trans. of Asian Language Processing, Machine Translation, NL Engineering, etc.

He was a member of the National Review Committee for PG programs in Engineering in India from 1996-98. He headed the Department of Computer Sc. & Engg. at IIT Kanpur 1987-90 where he spent 15 years as a faculty member.

Professor Devendra Kumar

Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Ceramic Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi-221005 (U.P.) INDIA
Email: dev_ceramic@yahoo.co.in, devendra.cer@itbhu.ac.in, head.cer@itbhu.ac.in
Phone: +91-542-2307043 (Head)
Phone No.: +91-542-2307042 +91-542-2307043 (Office)
Fax No.: +91-542-2368428

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REPRESENTATIVE OF CSIR-CENTRAL GLASS & CERAMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KOLKATA   

Dr. Kuttanellore Muraleedharan

Director
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032
Phone : 91-33-24735829 (O)
Fax: 91-33-24730957
Email: director@cgcri.res.in,muralee@cgcri.res.in,dir_office@cgcri.res.in

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.

ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS (2017-2018)

East Zone

Dhiman Banerjee

Senior Manager, Refractories
TATA Steel Ltd
Flat No. F-10, Block F, 4th Floor,
Brindaban Garden
Sonari, Jamsedpur 831 011 (Jharkhand)
Phone: (0657) 6648368 (O)
(0657) 6450114 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9234531245
E-mail: dhiman.banerjee@tatasteel.com, dhimancct@gmail.com

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 : dhiman.banerjee@tatasteel.com, dhimancct@gmail.com
• Facebook ID : www.facebook.com/dhimanbanerjee
• LinkedIn ID:www.linkedin.com/dhimanbanerjee

Dr. Rajendra Nath Basu

Dr Rajendra Nath 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)
Fax: 033-24730957
Mobile: (0) 9433041350
E.mail: rnbasu@cgcri.res.in, rajenbasu54@gmail.com

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. Sunirmal Jana

M. Sc. (Chem), B. Ed., PhD (Science)
Principal Scientist (CSIR) & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
Sol-Gel Division,
196 Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032, Jadavpur, West Bengal, India,
Tel: +91 33 2473 3496/77/76/69 (EPBX), 033 2322 3303 (Direct)
Tel: +91 33 24305817 (Resi)
Mobile: 09432355818
E-mail: sjana@cgcri.res.in
Alternatee-mails:janasunirmal@hotmail.com, janasunirmal@gmail.com
Residential address:
Flat No. 12, Renuka Apartment-I, C-4/P-59 New Raipur Road
P.O.-Garia, P.S. Jadavpur, Kolkata-700 084

Brief CV

Dr. Jana (born 12 July 1966) did his Master of Science degree in Chemistry (in 1991) from Kalyani University, obtained his Ph.D. (Science) in 1998 from Jadavpur University.

He also received Bachelor of Education degree and “CSIR organized “Leadership Development Programme (LDP 0905)” management course for middle to senior level leaders” at CSIR HRDC, Gaziabad, India.

In December 1997, Dr. Jana joined CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata, India as a Junior Scientist and presently, he is working as a Principal Scientist (CSIR) and Associate Professor of the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR). He performed as course co-ordinator and as a teacher for the course, “Structural and functional coatings” of AcSIR in 2015-2016. Dr. Jana is working as Guest Teacher for B. Tech. students (Chemical Technology), University of Calcutta for the course, “Sol-gel materials” from 2016. Dr Jana is actively involved / coordinated / performing as Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-PI of various national and international research projects.

At present, he has published about 55 peer reviewed/SCI research papers (h-index, 11; Citations 366, RG Score: 29.73), about 70 conference papers, 5 Book Chapters and 3 Indian patents. He already guided 3 Ph.D. (Science) students and also guiding several Ph.D. students. Dr. Jana already supervised 15 M.Tech/M.Sc/B.Tech. students for their projects for the partial fulfillment of their degrees.

He is an elected member of the Council of Indian Ceramic Society for the two successive terms (2015-2016 and 2017-2018) and he is working as one of the EC members of Materials Research Society of India, Kolkata Chapter, India. He is also the life members of Materials Research Society of India, Indian Ceramic Society, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and NCE Bengal & Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Dr Jana is one of the senior members of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Hong Kong. He won Brain Pool Fellowship from Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST) as visiting scientist at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea for one year (2005-2006).

Dr. Jana also worked as visiting scientist in Slovenia and Portugal. Presently, he is functioning as one of the Editorial Board Members/Associate Editors of Advances in Nanoparticles, Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Scholars Report under Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Journal of Advanced Nanomaterials, Source Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology & Journal of Material Science and Nanoengineering. Dr. Jana delivered several invited talks in India and abroad in different conferences/ symposiums/ workshops/ seminars and also performed as Chairman of several technical sessions. He also worked as an external examiner for evaluating PhD theses/viva examination of many Indian Universities (Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Karunya University, Sastra University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univerisity, Periyar University).

He also the reviewer of the journals of American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier, Spingers, InCers, IOP, Bulletin of Materials Science, etc. Dr. Jana won prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award of Venus International Research Awards-VIRA 2016 by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India in 2016.

Sitendu Mandal

Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Specialty Glass Production Section, Glass Division
CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road Kolkata 700 032
Phone: (033) 24733469 / 24733496 (O)
Fax: 033 24730957
Mobile: (0) 9432673626 / 9830587856
E-mail: sitendum@cgcri.res.in, sitendum1965@gmail.com, sitendum721@rediffmail.com

Brief CV

Mr Sitendu Mandal, Senior Principal Scientist & Head, Specialty Glass Production Section (Glass Division), who is also the Head, Publicity and Public Interface Cell, CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata obtained his M.Sc degree from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry.

During his tenure of 26 years at CSIR-CGCRI, he played a very key role in research and developmental work in the field of glass science & technology. His current research activities are in the areas of high density glass for radiation protection in nuclear hot cell and specialty borosilicate glass frit / bead for nuclear waste fixation wherein technology development and commercialization have been the main focus. While the radiation shielding glass is being produced in pilot scale at CGCRI for catering to the need of DAE, the technology of specialty glass beads has been successfully transferred to an industrial partner for commercial production and supply to DAE’s ancillary units.

Mr. Mandal is a recipient of CSIR-DAAD fellowship to carry out research and developmental work in the field of special glass development in Germany for the block year 1994-95, Malavia Award given by the Indian Ceramic Society, the Best Technology Award for the two successive years (2013 and 2014) given by CSIR-CGCRI. He is also the recipient of the prestigious National Award “NRDC Meritorious Invention Award” for the year 2013 on the “TECHNOLOGY ON MANUFACTURING SPECIALTY BOROSILICATE GLASS BEAD FOR NUCLEAR WASTE IMMOBILIZATION”, DEVELOPED BY CSIR-CGCRI.

Mr Mandal has published 15 papers in national and international journals and conferences and filed 4 patents in India. He is the Life Member of Material Research Society of India (MRSI), The Indian Science Congress Association, The Indian Ceramic Society and The Indian Institute of Ceramics.

Apart from his visit to Germany under CSIR-DAAD fellowship, he also visited Prague, Czech Republic during June 30 – July 05, 2013 to attend the 23rd International Congress on Glass (ICG 2013) and Montpellier, France during the period July 7-11, 2014 to attend the 6th Workshop in glass science and technology organized by International Congress on Glass.

Dr Sanjay Kumar

Senior Principal Scientist & Group Leader
Secondaries & Resource Utilization
CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory & Professor, AcSIR
Jamshedpur 831007, Jharkhand, India
Phone +91 657 2345049 (O) / (0657) 2420787 (R)
E-mail: sunju@nmlindia.org
Mobile +91 9939326346

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.

Professor Rituparno Sen

Professor & HOD, Dept of Ceramic Technology,
Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Technology (GCECT)
Govt. of West Bengal
Flat Nos. 1C and 1D. ABHINANDAN Apartments
18C/8 Kabi Sukanta Road
Santoshpur, Kolkata 700 075
Phone: (033) 24166288 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9831509654
E-mail : rsen63@gmail.com

Brief CV

Prof. (Dr.) Rituparno Sen graduated from the then College of Ceramic Technology, University of Calcutta. He did Master's degree in Ceramic Engineering from IT, BHU. He obtained PH.D degree in Engineering from the Jadavpur University.

He has been a teacher all through, the first job was as Lecturer in Ceramic & Cement Technology at the College of Engineering, Gulbarga in its formative stage under the Gulbarga University, Karnataka during 1987-88. Since 1988, he served the then College of Ceramic Technology at Beleghata in different capacities.

Presently he is serving as Professor & Head, Dept. of Ceramic Technology, GCECT. He had been and still now Council Member of Indian Ceramic Society and Indian Institute of Ceramics.

Dr Himansu Sekhar Tripathi

Principal Scientist
Refractory & Traditional Ceramics Division
CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700 032
Phone: (033) 24733469 / 24733496 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9433457546
E-mail: hstripathi@cgcri.res.in

Brief CV

Dr H. S. Tripathi graduated from the University of Calcutta in Ceramic Engineering and obtained his Ph.D. (Tech) degree in Ceramic Engineering from the same University. He joined Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata as Scientist in the year 1997. He worked two years as post-doctoral fellow at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA and 4 months as academic visitor at Imperial College London. He has more than 20 year’s research experience in different fields of refractories.

His research areas of interest include materials science and engineering with special reference to 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 and value addition to natural raw materials.

He has published ~ 50 research papers in SCI journals and more than 30 papers in conference proceedings. He has 5 Indian patents to his credit. He received many fellowships and awards, like Raman Research Fellowship from CSIR, Post-doctoral fellowship from Boston University, USA, Malaviya Award and Deokaran award from the Indian Ceramic Society, etc. He guided 2 Ph. D candidates and at present he is guiding 3 researchers for Ph. D degree.

He is a fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics and Life members of Millennium Institute of Energy and Environment Management and The Indian Ceramic Society. He is the Secretary of Indian Institute of Ceramics (2017-18) and reviewers of many reputed international journals.

Dr Arup Ghosh

Former Chief Scientist & Head,
Refractory & Traditional Ceramics Division,
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700 032
Phone: (033) 24733469 / 24733496 (O) (033) 22460798 (R) Mobile: (0) 9831349967 / 8910665403
E-mail: arupcgcri1@gmail.com

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).

Dr. Sukhen Das

Professor,
Department Of Physics
Jadavpur University,
Kolkata – 700032, India.
Telephone (Res.): (0) 9433091997
E-mail: sukhendas29@gmail.com, sukhendas29@hotmail.com

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: sukhendas29@gmail.com, sukhendas29@hotmail.com

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)

8. TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
(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

9. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
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.
11. Ph. D. GUIDANCE
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

Professor Saikat Maitra

Vice Chancellor,
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal
(Formerly WBUT)
SANANDA Apartment
17/1A, Canal South Road Purbachal, Haltu, Kolkata 700 078
Phone: (033) 24431253 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9831130882
Email: maitrasaikat@rediffmail.com

Brief CV

Prof. Saikat Maitra is presently working as Vice Chancellor of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Formerly West Bengal University of Technology). He has also worked as Principal –in-Charge of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata in 2011-12 and of Govt. College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology from 2012 to 2017. Besides he has worked as Associated Professor of Chemical Engineering at University Technology PETRONAS and as a Scientist at Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad, India. Prof. Maitra has passed B.Sc (Hons. in Chemistry) from Presidency College, Kolkata, B. Tech in Chemical Technology and M. Tech. in Ceramic Engineering and PhD from Calcutta University.

Prof. Maitra has working experiences in different ceramic industries. Prof. Maitra has published 160 research papers in several international journals and presented 60 research papers in different Conferences. He has authored three books and three book chapters on Ceramic Technology and holds one European patent. He has guided eleven PhD students. His research area of interest includes Industrial waste Utilization, sol-gel science, thin film and membrane, reaction kinetics and nanotechnology.

Prof. Maitra is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India), Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Material Research Society of India, Coal Ash Institute of India and Indian Science Congress Association. He has visited different Universities at Malaysia, Australia, USA, Singapore and Italy.

ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS (2017-2018)

West Zone

SUDIPTA SAHA

1503, Neelkanth Residency I, Sector 46A , Nerul , Navi Mumbai
Contact Number +919689940260
email: saha.sudipta@hrjohnsonindia.com, Sudipta.s66@gmail.com

Brief CV

A competent professional with proven success of over 21 years

• Proficient in super heading projects, operations of Ceramic and porcelain tiles manufacturing plant.
• Expertise in commissioning and establishing of Ceramic vitrified and ceramic glaze tile manufacturing plant.
• An out-of-box thinker with a track record of increasing revenues, streamlining sales & manufacturing operations, evolving process improvement strategies and industrial engineering techniques and creating teamwork environment to enhance productivity innovatively for organizations.
• Expertise in implementing cost saving measures to achieve substantial reduction in terms of man days, production cost, raw materials and energy consumptions.
• Strong knowledge of R&D of porcelain and ceramic tile and its backward integration for preparation of soluble salt, ceramic stains etc.
• A keen strategist and planner with skills in conceptualizing and effecting process initiatives to enhance plant efficiency and productivity

• Quality improvements through implementation of SQC,SPC,etc in process and reduce chronic faults • Well versed with various Quality standards and Manufacturing practices such as ISO 9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 as Management Representative.
• An enterprising leader with strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Career Scan Since 1997: H& R Johnson (India), A division of Prism Cement Limited

Career Graph:
Present Designation: Senior Vice President

1 Head Technical & Product Development of Monoporosa, Monoporosa, Porcelain plant at Pen 1997-1999
2 Head Manufacturing of Monoporosa, Monoporosa, Porcelain plant at Pen 2000-2003
3 Head overall plant Operations of Pondicherry plant 2003-2005
4 Head of overall Operations of Monoporosa, Monoporosa, Porcelain plant at Pen 2005-2009
5 Head for backward Integration business for overall group 2010-2013 1992-1997 SPL Limited


Career Graph:
1 Management Trainee 1992
2 Head Laboratory,QA,Selection of a Glaze floor tile plant 1993-1994
3 Head Manufacturing and Laboratories 1995-1997

Core competences:
• Formulating strategic plans to enhance operations
• R&D of process and products and new product Development
• Spearheading Value analysis/Value Engineering & other continuous improvements in process
• Conceptualising and implementing strict measures in operating procedures and equipment centerlines to optimize resource/capacity utilization.
• Evaluating and leading major capital expenditure proposals to secure the best interest of the organisation.
• Monitoring projects with respect to Cost, Resource Deployment, and Productivity Improvement & Manpower Planning to ensure timely completion of projects.
• Leading the process of development of new products from designing validation of design, trials & testing and commencing production i.e. rigorous testing of the methods to ensure that they are precise, accurate, reproducible, “fool-proof” and specific to the product, etc.
• Conducting regular Internal Audits, Root Cause Analysis, Troubleshooting and Reviews to ensure adherence to highest standards.
• Dexterously implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in operation.
• Representing to Board of Executive Directors in overall operations.

People Management
• Imparting technical training on Ceramics to supervisors & workmen
• Undertaking training and development of total team to perform best operational practices and achieving results without stress.
• Imparting training to create ‘ownership’ awareness to every individual within premises
• Taking care of individual in individualistic way.

Product Review
• Unglazed and Glazed vitrified porcelain tile
• Glazed Floor or Monocottura
• Double-Firing Wall Tile and Monoporosa Wall tile

TRAININGS ATTENDED
 Six weeks in plant training in India Fire Bricks & Insulation Co. Ltd. India.
 One month training in Cer-Ser S.R.L. (Italy) on glazes and special effect on tile.
 Seven days training on Quality Assurance Management by T.Q.M. International. New Delhi, India.
 Seven days training experience in a Third Firing Plant, Kemac. Italy.
 Seven days R & D Management Course in Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
 Theoretical training course on Ceramic Tiles organized By Italian Trade Commission
 Having experience to visit the S.I.T.I./Torrecid/Ferro/colorobia/ Plant.
 Training experience in Ceramic Research Institute. Bologna University, Italy.
 Three weeks training experience in SACMI Research Laboratory. Italy.
 One month training experience in H. & R. Johnson. U.K.
 One month training experience in H. & R. Johnson. Greece.
 One month training experience on ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ in IIM. Ahmedabad.
 Lead assessor course on Quality Management System ISO:9001 and Environment Management System ISO:14001.

KEY STRENGTHS ACROSS ASSIGNMENTS
1988 B.Sc. (Chemistry) Honours from University of Calcutta
1991 B. Tech. (Chemical Technology) specialization in Ceramics, University of Calcutta

Academic Accolades:
National Scholarship Holder throughout the Higher Studies

Prof. Parag Bhargava

Professor, Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science
IIT-Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
Phone : (022) 25767628 (O) / (022) 25768628 (R)
Fax: 022-25726975
Mobile: (0) 9869131017
E-mail: bhargava@met.iitb.ac.in, pbhargava@iitb.ac.in, pbmatsc@gmail.com

Brief CV

Dr Parag Bhargava graduated with a B. Tech (Metallurgical Engineering) from IIT Bombay in 1991 and a PhD (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 18 years and has guided 15 Ph.Ds and 80 Master’s thesis students. 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, metal-ceramic joining, sensitized solar cells, tape casting, screen printing, powder metallurgy etc. He was awarded the Young Engineer of the year award by the INAE in 2002; First Prize, Inter-IIT competition on, “New environments for learning, teaching, research, creation, use and preservation of digital resources”, Pan-IIT meet Mumbai (2006); Excellence in teaching award at IIT Bombay in 2008, 2016; The Chevening Rolls Royce, Science, Innovation and Leadership (CRISP) fellowship award for Oxford University (UK) in 2015.

G. G. Trivedi

CEO,
Somany Ceramics Ltd
14 GIDC Industrial Estate
Kadi 382 715
Dist: Mehsana (Gujarat)
Mobile: (0) 9898835000
Phone: 02765-242154
E-mail: ggt@somanytiles.co.in

Brief CV

Mr G G Trivedi obtained M.Sc., LL.B., AICWAI. Presently he is CEO of Somany Ceramic Ltd. His association with ceramic industry is for three decades. Besides Council member he is on Advisory Committee of CGCRI Naroda Centre. He was the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for 76th Annual Session of Indian Ceramic Society at Ahmedabad. He has read and published papers at various seminars and conferences.

Shri.Ghanshyambhai. G. Dholaria

Shri.Ghanshyambhai was born on the very auspicious day of English
Calendar i.e. on 01/01/1953, is an Indian Entrepreneur and self-made
Millionaire who is the "Managing Director" of "NobleRefractories".

Noble is a Globally Integrated player with Business activities engaged in MANUFACTURING, SUPPLYING TO DOMESTIC AND OVERSEAS MARKET AND PROVIDING AFTER SALES SERVICES OF REFRACTORY PRODUCTS.

Brief CV

With Vast Business Experience, Ghanshyambhai is a “FIRST GENERATION ENTREPRENEUR” who has led the Noble from Modest Background to create a professionally managed reputed organization in relatively short spam of time. He is reckoned with one of the most leading and established businessman in Refractory Industry. He has also been recognized for many achievements in S.M.E. category for his outstanding contribution in the field of refractory manufacturing and Honored in National and State Level.

His dream is to build an Enterprise of high moral and ethical standard with a difference & excellence. Also he is a man of Noble gesture believes in lending a helping hand for the upliftment of the needy people and for that he always takes active part in Community Development and Contribute generously towards initiatives in Education and Health service to the underprivileged.

Early Life
Ghanshyambhai was born into a Gujarati Patel Family on 01st January 1953 in Mota-Aakadia (Village), Amreli (District). He is the youngest son of Late.Shri.Govindrambapu and Late.Shrimati.Ujamba. Dholaria and has four siblings. His parents earned livelihood by Farming. Ghanshyambhai went to Kamani Forward High School at Amreli for Secondary Education and Kamani Science College for Pre-Science. Later admitted at Lukhdhirsinhji Engineering College, Morbi for Higher Studies in Ceramics Engineering and after completing his engineering course, Ghanshyambhai started his career at M/S. Parshuram Pottery Works Co. Ltd at Morbi in R&D Dept,to make his Living and Earnings at a very early age of 22.


Personal Life
Shri.Ghanshyambhai Dholaria is married to Shrimati.Hansaben Dholaria who is Partner of Noble Refractories. They have two sons. Both elder son Tushar Dholaria and younger son Rushit Dholaria are a M.B.A from International Institute of Planning & Management, Ahmedabad and are presently the Directors of Noble Refractories. Carrier or Business Choosing not to join his father’s farming at Mota-Aakadia, Ghanshyambhai preferred to move to Wankaner to try his luck. He opened the innings by working in R&D Dept at M/S.Parshuram Pottery Works Co. Ltd at Morbi from July-1975 to January-1982 for six (6) years. During that period he worked in Lab, Q&PC and Refractory Production department with different capacity. He left M/S. Parshuram Pottery Works Co. Ltd, in the year 1982 and started a Small Refractory Manufacturing Unit in the very same year i.e. 1982 at (Taluka) Wankaner, (Dist-Rajkot) Gujarat in the name of M/S. Noble Refractories. The Refractory Unit is engaged in Manufacturing various types of Refractory Products (Shapes & Monolithics), also involved in Designing Special Products, Application/Linning of products to various Industries, with most modern well equipped R&D facilities by developing quite a good range of very high value & hi-tech products and established in the market and increase its market share in Refractory Industry in Western Parts of India and Overseas. Till date growing with Sustainable and Overall Performance with so many accolades and achievements in National and State Level with Excellency by the Entrepreneur Shri.Ghanshyambhai.Dholaria. History
Our way to becoming a leader in western parts of India began in the year 1982 by having formed the basis of the position we hold today. The overview of our History depicted below testifies and validate the above story of First Generation Entrepreneur Shri.Ghanshyambhai .G. Dholaria.
1982 - Started Noble Refractories at Wankaner-363622, Dist-Rajkot, Gujarat
1995 - Gold Medal for Product Excellence in Year 1992-1995.
1997 - Gold Medal for Product Excellence in Year 1996-1997
2000 - Accredited with “ISO 9001:2008”
2003 - National Award (2001) to Small Scale Entrepreneur
2004 - Govt.Approved Supplier Registered by NSIC.
2005 - National Award (2003) for R&D Efforts in S.S.I.
2006 – Accredited with D & B D-U-N-S no.91-841-8575
2007 – Celebrated Silver Jubilee Year
2007 – PATENT received for Product.
2007 – National Award (2006) for Quality Products in S.S.I.
2008 – IRMA Award for Overall Excellence & Sustained Improvement in Performance
2009 – National Award (2008) for R&D Efforts (1st Prize) in M.S.M.E.
2009 – IRMA Award for Overall Excellence & Sustained Improvement in Performance
2010 – Accredited with “ISO 14001:2004”
2010 – IRMA Award for Sustained Improvement in Performance
2010 – State Award for Overall Excellence in Performance
2011 – IRMA Award for Overall Excellence & Sustained Improvement in Performance
2011 – Accredited with CE Product Certification no – US0111-CE80
2012 – Best M.S.M.E. Award (2010) in Innovation in Technology for New Product / Process Development
2012 – IRMA Award for Overall Excellence, Sustained Improvement in Performance and Exports
2012 - Product Design Registered by the Patent Office, Govt. of India.
2013 – Best MSME Award (2011) for Outstanding Performance in Growth in Production & Profit
2013 – Award by Indian Ceramic Society, (Gujarat Chapter) for The Growth of Ceramic
Industries in Gujarat and Promotion of InCerS. Gujarat Chapter.
2013 – Pedagogical Innovation Award-2013 by Gujarat Technological University.
Professional attachment with other Governing Legal Bodies
1. A member of the Council of Indian Ceramic Society[West Zone]& also life member, Head office at Kolkata [West Bengal-India]
2. A general committee member of Indian Refractory Makers’ Association, Kolkata
3. A member of advisory committee of Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Naroda centre, Ahmedabad (Gujarat -India) head office at Kolkata (West Bengal-India )
4. A member of Operational group for development of Ceramic Clusters of Gujarat (India) (Organized by Indextb) - a Govt. of Gujarat (India) Organization.
5. A member of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Ahmedabad.
6. A member of Gujarat Rajya Laghu-Udyog Maha Mandal, Ahmedabad.
7. Appointed as a member of Employee’s State Insurance Corporation, Ahmedabad (Gujarat -India) (Employer’s Representative) under regulation 10-a1 (d) by the regional director & member secretary, Gujarat regional board, ESI corporation, Ahmedabad from 03-01-94.
8. A member of Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA ), Ahmedabad
9. A member of Indian Institute of Refractories engineers, New Delhi.
10. A member of Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Mumbai.
11. Appointed as ISO-9000 Ceramic expert Auditor for ISO-9000 by Tuv Sud South
Asia, Munich, Germany.
12. Appointed as a Chairman of Rajkot Nagrik Sahkari Bank Ltd, Wankaner branch
13. Appointed as a chairman of Innovative Sankul Committee of L.E.College, Morbi
14. A member of Kutch Saurashtra Productivity Council (KSPC), Rajkot.
15. A member of advisory board of IIIC at Dept. of Business Management(MBA),
Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat).
16. Appointed by the Director of Technical Education Board, Gujarat State, Ahmedabad
In 1979 as a part time lecturer (Ceramic Subjects) in Lukhdhirsinhji Engineering
College, Morbi (Gujarat – India).
17. President of Institute Management Committee (IMC) appointed by the Asstt. Commissioner (Training), Employment & Training, Gandhinagar.

Mr Sandeep Jitendrabhai Dave

Director (Marketing)
Neptune Industries Ltd
302, Iscon Center, Shivranjani
Satellite Road
Ahmedabad 380 015 (Gujarat)
Phone: (02762) 252070 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9879206991 / 9879206979
E-mail: sandeep@neptune-india.com

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ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS (2017-2018)

North Zone

Dr C. S. Prasad

Principal Technical Officer
CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Centre
G.T. Road Khurja - 203131
District- Bulandshahr (UP)
Phone: (05738) 232501 / 245433
Mobile No.: 9412227617 /9411231233
Email: csprasad.prasad9@gmail.com, csprasad@cgcri.res.in

Brief CV

Dr. C. S. Prasad was born in May, 1958 and did M. Tech. and Ph.D. in Mineral Engineering from Indian School of Mines (IIT), Dhanbad in the year 1991 and 2005 respectively. He joined CSIR-CGCRI, Khurja Centre in May, 1982 and at present working as a Principal Technical Officer. He has worked on different R&D projects and testing in the field of Traditional Ceramics.

He has to his credit 32 publications in several National and International Journals. He has received GANPULE Awards for the year 1989-90 and 1992 for the contribution in the field of white ware, sanitary wares, tiles etc. He was council member of InCerS for the year 2007-08, 2009-10, 2011-12 and 2015-16. Presently he is secretary of the Indian Ceramic Society, W.U.P. (Khurja) Chapter and Council member of Indian Ceramic Society for the year 2017-18.

Dr L. K. Sharma

Senior Principal Scientist and Scientist In-Charge,
CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Extn. Centre
G. T. Road, Bulandshahar
Khurja 203 131 (UP)
Phone: (05738) 245433 / (05738) 232501 (D)
Fax : 05738-245081
Mobile : (0) 9412227619
E-mail: lksharma6@rediffmail.com, lksharma@cgcri.res.in

Brief CV

Dr L. K. Sharma did M.Tech (Materials Technology) from IT, BHU and obtained Ph.D (Ceramic Engineering) from the same University. Industrial Research interest: Whiteware & Refractories.



Professional Career

 Eagle Potteries Pvt. Ltd. Ghaziabad as R & D Officer for a short period of approximately 6 months in 1984.
 Hindustan Sanitary ware Industries Ltd., Bahadurgarh as Senior Research Officer for a period of approximately 7 months in 1988-89.
 Grindwell Norton Ltd Bangalore., as an Executive - QA in Industrial Ceramics Division for a period of 3 years w.e.f. June ‘89.
 Karnataka Potteries Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, as works manager for a period of 19 months w.e.f. May ‘92.
 Grindwell Norton Ltd. Bangalore as Assistant Manager - Monolithicks, Process Manager and Production Manager of High Performance Refractories Division for 9years w.e.f. Jan 94
 Algrain Ceramique Corporation, Hosur, Tamil Nadu as General Manager for 17 months w.e.f. March ‘03
 Dr. Sharma joined Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Khurja Centre on 12.08.2004.
Awards/Recognition

• BEST CHAPTER AWARD (2007 & 2012) of Indian Ceramic Society under my Chairmanship.
• The prestigious GLOBAL STAR AWAWRD during the 2nd Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit of the 38th Int'l Conf & Expo on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2014) organized by The American Ceramic Society at Daytone Beach, Florida, USA, Jan 25-31, 2014.
• The GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AWARD by the American Ceramic Society during the 79th Annual Session of the Indian Ceramic Society at Bangalore, December 2015.
Publications:


In SCI Journals:
1. "Effect of Dopants on High Alumina Ceramic Materials" L.K.Sharma, G.N.Agrawal, V.C.Joshi, Trans Ind, Ceram.SOC 45(2), 1986.
2. "Changing Scenario of Khurja WhiteWare Cluster", K.C.Singh & Dinesh Kumar. L.K.Shrama, Indoceram. Vol.42, No.2, 2005.
3. "Khurja - A Historical Ceramic Town". Dinesh Kumar, Yad Ram, D.P.Karmakar, K.C.Singh, C.S. Prasad, L.K.Shrama. IIC Bulletin, Vol.14.No.4, 2005.
4. "Improved Cordierite Kiln Furniture - Some Studies", K.C. Singh and L.K. Sharma, published in Trans. Ind. Ceram. Soc., 68(4) Oct-Dec, 2009.
5. "Cluster Approach for the Development of Whiteware Industry", K.C. Singh, C.S. Prasad, L.K. Sharma, Dinesh Kumar, D.P. Karmakar, Yad Ram and Atraj Singh, published in Indoceram, Vol.45(1), 2009.
6. “Roller Head Jigger Machine for Tableware Industries”, C.S. Prasad, V.K. Srivastava, L.K. Sharma, Indoceram of India, Jan-March, 2015, Vol. 3, No.1.
7. “Energy Efficient Tunnel Kiln with Superlative Firing Atmosphere for Ceramic Industries”, Preeti Kumari, Radha Kishan, L.K. Sharma, , International Journal of Innovative Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Vol 2, Issue 7, July 2015.
In Conference Proceedings: 1. "Effect of CaF2 on Mullite Forming Al203 - SiO2 Mixtures" L.K.Sharma and G.N.Agrawal, published in proceedings of seminar on "Recent Trends in Refractories for continuous casting and secondary steel making" Nov 1987 by B.S.P.Bhilai.
2. "Effect of TiO2 and Fe2O3 on Mullite forming Al2O3 - SiO2 Mixtures", L.K.Sharma and G.N.Agrawal, published in proceedings of International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and related high Temperature materials", Dec 1987 at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay , India.
3. "Sintering of Mullite", L.K.Sharma and G.N.Agrawal , presented in International Symposium on "Sintering of Ceramics" organized by Bologna University,Bologna( Italy ) Nov 1988.
4. "A Study on Talc", Ravi Kumar S.Michael and L.K.Sharma , presented in National Seminar on "Refractories for Ceramic Industries" organized by CTI, BHEL, Bangalore on July 1992.
5. "A Study of Refractory Testing Technique", P.Nagpal and L.K.Sharma presented in Annual Session of Indian Ceramic society in 1992 at Hotel Taj West End, Bangalore.
6. 'Utilization of Fired Stoneware Waste", D. Kumar, Amit R. Maliya, C.S. Prasad, L.K. Sharma and A.K. Goel, published in the Proceeding of National Seminar on "Recent Advances in Waste Management - 2009" at IT, BHU, Varanasi. Conducted on 20-21st Feb, 2009
7. Effect of Cobalt Oxide on willemite Crystalline Glazes on 05.09.12 in the 4th International Conference on “The Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality Advanced materials” during 2-5th September 2012 at Kurashiki, Japan.
8. Energy Saving through Low Thermal Mass Kiln Cars Base in Ceramic Table ware industries on 06.09.12 at Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Environment & Information Science, Yokohama national University, Yokohama.
9. Introduction to Kiln Furniture, Kiln Efficiency and Techniques to improve Kiln Efficiency by better Designing on 11.09.12 at Materials and Structures Laboratory, Secure Materials Center, Tokyo institute of technology, Yokohama,Tokyo .
10. Energy Efficiency Activities at CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Centre on 17.12.12 at Jaipur during the Conference of CERAGLASS 2012.
11. Invited lecture on Convalescing Energy Efficiency of Firing Process in Khurja White Ware Cluster in India at the 2nd Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit of the 38th Int'l Conf & Expo on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2014) organized by The American Ceramic Society at Daytone Beach, Florida, Jan 25-31, 2014.
In Books/Monographs:

1. Raw Materials Data Bank for White Ware Cluster in 2006.
2. Improvement in Quality through Testing of Ceramic Raw Materials in 2006.
3. Knowledge Enhancement for Workmen & Supervisors in 2007.
4. Frequently Asked Questions in Whiteware Industry for the Workmen & Supervisors in 2009
5. Best Practices in Pottery Industry in 2010

PhD Supervision
Summary: Ongoing (1)
Research Topics: Development of Crystalline Glazes for Ceramic Tablewares.

Mr Guljeet Singh Minhas

Minhas Pottery
C-1 Industrial Estate
G. T. Road
Khurja 203 131 (UP)
Mobile: (0) 9837572245 / 8006403068
Fax: (05738) 249685
E-mail: mguljeet@yahoo.com
jindia25@gmail.com

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Kali Charan Singh

Senior Technical Officer
CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Centre
G. T. Road, Bulandshahar
Khurja 203 131 (UP)
Phone: (05738) 242501 (O)
Fax: 05738-245081
Mobile: (0) 9319317705
E-mail: kcs_cgcri@yahoo.com

Brief CV

Shri K.C.Singh is a Principal Technical Officer at the CSIR - Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Khurja Center, U.P. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Ceramics, Kolkata. He has been involved in the Research & Development of clayey Ceramics bodies at CGCRI, since 1983.

His main research interests include Development of white ware bodies and utilization of law cost ceramics, glazed terracotta ware, tiles etc. 21 Research papers published in Indian Journals goes to his credit.

He worked for the development of Khurja White Ware Cluster as a Cluster Development Executive (CDE) and he has contributed a lot for the growth of Khurja Pottery Industry through the development of networking within the supporting institutions, formation of consortium, technology up-gradation programmes, establishment of a Common Facility Center (CFC) etc.

He was responsible for organizing Platinum Jubilee Session of Indian Ceramics Society as secretary, Organizing Committee at Agra.

He has contributed a lot for organizing refresher courses of Indian Institute of Ceramics several times at CGCRI khurja Center. Recently, he leaded a delegation team of 9 Khurja MSMEs to visit an international exhibition “CERSAIE- 2014” at Bologna, Italy in Sep. 2014. He has been delivered a nos. of invited technical talks on traditional ceramics & terracotta wares in different organizations in the country.

Presently, He is engaged in a Rajasthan Govt. sponsored project for the development of Glass & Ceramics Sector through organizing Skills Development Training Programmes in Rajasthan region.

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
E-mail: Chakraborthy.TK@saintgobain.com

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ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBERS (2017-2018)

South Zone

Prof. P. Manohar

Prof. P. Manohar
Retd. Prof & Head, Dept. of Ceramic Technology
AC Tech Campus, Anna University
2E Coral Glade Apartments,
138, Lake View Road,
West Mambalam
Chennai – 600033
Phone: (044) 24749371 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9841044785
E-mail: pmano55@yahoo.co.in

Brief CV

Dr. P. Manohar was Professor and Head of the Department of Ceramic Technology, Anna University, Chennai. He has retired from service and involved in research activities. He obtained his under graduate and post graduate degrees respectively from Madurai-Kamaraj University (Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai) and University of Madras (Regional Engineering College, Trichy- NIIT). He received his Ph.D. degree from Anna University, Chennai. In 1978, he joined Anna University, where he has been involved in teaching the students (both UG and PG) of Engineering and Technology. He served the Centre for Ceramic Technology, Anna University, Chennai since its inception and initiated the research. Prof Manohar was the Principal Investigator of five major research projects funded by MHRD, AICTE, DST and UGC and a co-investigator for few other projects.

He was a Visiting Professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan. Prof Manohar has published 45 research papers in national and international journals and presented many papers in national and international conferences. His research interest includes electronic ceramic materials, ferrites, structural materials, fuel cells and bio ceramic materials. Under his able guidance 7 students have already received their Ph.D. degrees in the field of Ceramic Technology and Materials Science and many more are presently working. He has also guided more than 30 M.Tech. and MS students of Ceramic Technology.

A Life Member and the Council Member of the Indian Ceramic Society, Prof Manohar is also the Chairman of the Indian Ceramic Society, Tamilnadu Chapter. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Ceramics, Kolkata.

Dr U. S. Hareeshh

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)
Fax: 0471-2491712
Mobile: (0) 9446337222
E-mail: hareesh@niist.res.in, ushareeshnair@gmail.com

Brief CV

Dr. U. S. Hareesh obtained PhD 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.

Dr Andi Udaya kumar

Dr Udayakumar A.
Principal Scientist (Scientist EII)
Materials Science Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL),
Post Bag No. 1779, Airport Road, Bangalore 560 017 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 25086750 / 25086755 (O), (080) 25266811 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9449836811, E-mail : audayk@yahoo.com

Brief CV

Dr Andi Udaya kumar obtained his B.Sc. degree in physics from Arignar Anna Arts College, Cheyyar (Madras University) in 1989 and B.Ed. degree in Mathematics and Physical sciences from Government College of Education, Chennai-15,Madras University in 1990. He has earned his M.Sc. degree in Materials Science from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai-25, in 1992. He has got his M.Tech. degree in Ceramic Technology from Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai in 1997. He was also awarded PhD. Degree from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai-36 in 2014 for his thesis work titled Studies on SiCf/SiC composites prepared through Chemical Vapour Infiltration (CVI) process. He has worked as a post Graduate Teacher in Physics for three years (1992-1995). He then joined CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Bangalore as a Senior Research Fellow in December 1997 and became a R&D Scientist (Advanced Structural Ceramics) in September 2000. His current position at CSIR-NAL is Principal scientist and handled several R&D projects from CSIR, DRDO, DAE and ISRO as project leader. He is a life member in ISAMPE, Indian Carbon society, Indian Ceramic Society, and American Ceramic Society. He is now chairman for the Indian carbon society-Bangalore chapter. His present research interests are Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites, Chemical vapour deposition/infiltration, and ceramic fibres
Publications : National/International : 40 Nos.
Conference proceedings : 10 Nos.Patent : 03 Nos.
Project Documents : 15 Nos.
Thesis supervised : BE/B.Tech/M,Sc/M,Tech-30 Nos. and PhD – 1
Deputation Abroad:
• 6 months to M/s. Archer Technicoat limited, England and carried out joint CVI experimental studies for the development of SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites during 31.01.2004 thru 01.08.2004. • Visited various countries such as Germany, Japan, France, Denmark, USA, Switzerland, and Canada in connection with conferences and CSIR delegation.
Award/Prize/Certificate etc. won.
1. NAL TECHNOLOGY SHIELD2009- NAL TECHNOLOGY SHIELD AWARD for outstanding group achievement in Development of SiCf/SiC ceramic matrix composites (CMC) through chemical vapour infiltration technology
2. Best Technical paper/Poster award: 03 Nos.
3. CSIR-NAL Excellence Award in Technology 2015for development of process for fabrication of carbon fibre SiC composites and C/SiC composite components for applications in aerospace vehicles.
Name Dr A Udayakumar Date of Birth 30.05.1969
Designation Principal Scientist Qualification Ph.D Organisation CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore Specialisation Ceramic Technology, Materials Science Address Materials Science Division, CSIR- National Aerospace Laboratories, Post Bag No: 1779, Kdihalli, Karnataka, Bangalore-560017 Research Areas of Interest Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites, Ceramic fibre, Materials Characterisation E-Mail auday@nal.res.in Publications 35 Nos. Other info. If any Mobile 9449836811 Patents 3 Nos. Chairman for Indian Carbon Society-Bangalore society Phone (off.) 080-25086755 Experience 21 Yrs. Phone (Res) 080-25266811 Fax 080-25270098 Contribution
• Development of Fused Silica Radomes (Full scale up to Qualification stage) through slip cast processing • Development of SiC/SiC composites through CVI process
• Development of SiCf/SiC composite divergent flap slave flap (Generic shape) through Chemical Vapour Infiltration (CVI) process
• Development of C/SiC composites through CVI processing
• Development of C/SiC composite components (Nose Tip and Wing leading Edge) for HSTDV applications • Process for sintering ceramics through microwaves
• Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell: Single Cell demonstration
Membership in Professional Societies ISAMPE, Indian ceramic society, Indian Carbon Society, American Ceramic Society Deputation Abroad
• 6 months to M/s. Archer Technicoat limited, England and carried out joint CVI experimental studies for the development of SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites during 31.01.2004 thru 01.08.2004.
• Visted various countries such as Germany, Japan, France, Denmark, USA, Switzerland, and Canada in connection with conferences and CSIR delegation.
Award/Prize/Certificate etc.
• NAL TECHNOLOGY SHIELD2009- NAL TECHNOLOGY SHIELD AWARD for outstanding group achievement in Development of SiCf/SiC ceramic matrix composites (CMC) through chemical vapour infiltration technology
• Best Technical paper/Poster award: 03 Nos.
• CSIR-NAL Excellence Award in Technology 2015 for development of process for fabrication of carbon fibre SiC composites and C/SiC composite components for applications in aerospace vehicles.

Rajagopalan Viswanathan

Proprietor, Clayman Refractories
184, Aladi Road
Vriddhacchalam
Dist: Cuddalore 606 001 (TN)
Phone : (04143) 260443 (O)
(04143) 260965 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9443360443
E-mail: clayman.viswanathan@gmail.com

Brief CV

1. Worked as a technical supervisor in Albrico Refractories, Vriddhachalm after completing Degree in Arts 1978.
2. Supervisor in Albrico Refractories for 1 year and 9 months.
3. Started Manufacturing Refractories in 16.02.1981 of Low Ended Products and supplied to Foundries in Tamil Nadu and Karnata,
4. Served many foundries, steel plants, Sugar Mills, Cement Industries.
5. In 2011, Erected Rotary Kiln for manufacturing Refractory Bed Material in our plant for Captive Power Plants using Fire Clay granules Because of its Low Bulk Density better fluidization for attaining good result in early heating and red hot.
6. Now implementing Cool Roof Tiles for Roof pavement which will reduce Heat. The inside temperature will be below 5-6 deg after installation of our Tiles It is the Technology of Light weight aggregate.
7. President of Our Association Ceramic, Refractory Owners Association.
8. Member –Vriddhachalam Rotary Club.
9. Life Member of TAMIL NADU SMALL AND TINY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION PREVIOUSLY –E.C. MEMBER FOR 8 CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
10. Council Member for Indian Ceramic Society, South Zone for 2016-17, 2017-18.

B. K. Mahenthran

No 836, Sai Brindavan
22 “B” Cross, Kuvempu Road
Vignana Nagar
Bangalore 560 075 (Karnataka)
Mobile: (0) 8762658707, 9019167707
E-mail: bkmadfl@gmail.com, saiindpro@gmail.com

Brief CV

Completed Bachelors Degree in Ceramic Engineering (AIICER) from Indian Institute of Ceramics – Kolkata and PG Dip. in Marketing Management from Bangalore University Ceramic engineer with 23 years of rich experience from different types of Ceramic Industries manufacturing Insulators, Ceramic tiles, Refractories, Abrasives, Wear resistant and Corrosion resistant coatings and also handled manyRefractory projects.

My previous job was with M/s AdorFontech ltd., Bangalore as Product Manager –Ceramics, marketing high alumina wear resistant ceramics and high temperature coatings. Developed aggressive Marketing programs that effectively increased regional sales of Industrial Ceramic products.
With all these experience, I am glad to inform you that I have started my own firm M/s Sai Ind Pro in Bengaluru, dealing with Ceramic Coatings as well as Ceramic Consultancy.

Paper Presentations :

a) Technical Presentation On High Temperature Corrosion and Erosion Protective Coatings in ReB2012 A National Seminar on Refractories for CFBC Boilers – Bangalore.
b) Technical Presentation On Refractory Protective Coatings for CFBC Boilers in a National Symposium on CFBC Technology –Contemporary Scenario and Future- Raigarh.
c) Technical Presentation on Ceramic Wear Resistant Liners for Cement Industries in “International Seminar on Frontiers of Ceramic and Material Technologies for Cement Industries” –Kalaburagi.

Memberships/ Affiliations:

1) Life Member with Indian Ceramic Society –Kolkata
2) Honorary Joint Secretary of Indian Ceramic Society-Karnataka Chapter for the term 2014-2016. ( involved in all the activities for development of Ceramics in Karnataka State )
3) Executive Council Member of Indian Ceramic Society –Kolkata representing South India for the year 2017 to 2018.
4) Active Member of Sri Satya Sai Seva Organisation-Bangalore.

Dr M. Balasubramanian

Professor
Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600 036, INDIA
Tel : +91-44-22574767 (Direct)
+91-44-22574750 (Dept. office)
Fax : +91-44-2257-4752/0545
Mobile No.: 91-9445964973
Email: mbala@iitm.ac.in

Brief CV

Dr M. Balasubramanian obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He received his M.E. degree in Materials Science from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli in 1991. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in the year 1996 for his work on, “Processing and Characterisation of Alumina-Zirconia Powders and Composites”.

Dr Balasubramanian started his career at the Centre for Ceramic Technology, Anna University as a Lecturer in 1995. He moved to the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras as an Assistant Professor in the year 2000, become Associate Professor in 2006 and currently he is a Professor in the metallurgical and materials engineering department of the Institute. He is actively involved in teaching and research of ceramics and composites. He has guided seven Ph.D. students and six M.S. (research) students in receiving their degrees. Three more Ph.D. research scholars are working under his supervision. He has published more than 75 research papers in refereed journals.

A Life Member of the Indian Ceramic Society, FRP Institute and Indian Institute of Metals, Dr Balasubramanian is an elected member of the Indian Institute of Ceramics.

Atanu Datta

(Dy General Manager (Projects) I/c
for Lime Calcination Plant
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant)
Bungalow No. 318A Sector – 7
Ukkunagaram
Visakhapatnam 530 032 (AP)
Phone: (0891) 2519539 (O)
Mobile: (0) 9989086772
E-mail: atanudatta@vizagsteel.com
care.adatta@gmail.com

Brief CV

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Presently working as Deputy General Manager (Projects)I/c for Lime Calcination Plant , Vizag Steel Responsible as in-charge for ongoing expansion project of 2 X 500 Tons Vertical Shaft Becken Bach annular shaft kiln awarded to M/s Teruzzi Fercalx Spa, Italy
Earlier Worked as Deputy General Manager (Projects) for NEDO project

A unique Indo Japanese project for sinter plant heat recovery and 20.6 MW power generation.
Worked as Deputy General Manager (Expansion)- Cement Plant, , Vizag Steel
In-charge (CEO) of upcoming 3 million ton blended cement plant project in joint venture with leading cement plants in India.
Worked as Asst General Manager (Operation), Vizag Steel
Worked as in charge of lime calcination plant for 5 rotary lime kilns with a production of approximately 2,50,000 Tons per annum
Commissioning and production experience in automated Magnesia Carbon Refractory Brick manufacturing unit for Steel Melt Shop
Refractory Engineers (Trainee), Otto India Private Ltd. Durgapur Steel Plant.
Refractory Maintenance of Coke Oven Battery of Durgapur Steel Plant, Experience in rebuildingof battery no 3A and partial rebuilding of battery no 5.

FOREIGN TOUR/ TRAINING
1 Visited West Germany for 2 months in the year 1990 for professional training in Refractory Materials Plant for Pitch Bonded Dolomite Bricks in M/s Dolomit Worke, West Germany
2 Visited China in the year 2006 for selection of Vertical Shaft Kiln for 6.3 MT expansion of Vizag Steel
3 Visited China for refractory inspection 2 times in the year 2010 to M/s Nuoming High Temperature Refractory Materials Co Ltd , Yixing City
4 Visited Italy for 21 days in the year 2011 for professional training in lime calcination technology of Becken Bach Annular Vertical Shaft Kiln to M/s Teruzzi Fercalx Spa, Italy
5 Visited Bangkok, Thailand as invited guest speaker of International Lime Association (ILA) in the month of December, 2013
6 Visited JP Steel Plantech Co, Japan on invitation for successful completion of waste hea recovery power plant project(NEDO model project) in the month of April, 2014.

ACHIVEMENTS
1 Founder of Bharat Lime Association (BhLA) February,2012 in a international conference named LimeCon2012. Holding post as Board of Director, Joint Secretary for Bharat Lime Association.
2 In charge of a unique Indo Japanese alternative energy project for sinter plant heat recovery and 20.6 MW power generation with New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India and RINL
3 First time in India commissioning and stabilization of automated Pitch Bonded Magnesia Carbon Refractory Brick for Steel Melt Shop
4 Associated with the product development team of RINL along with Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) for developing floor tiles from Fly ash, BF slag & Steel slag
5 Published 13 national technical papers and 2 international technical papers