COUNCIL (2019 - 2020)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2019 & 2020)

PRESIDENT

Dr K. Muraleedharan

Director
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700 032, West Bengal, India
Phone : (033) 24735829 (O)
Fax: 033-24730957
Mobile: (0) 9999730212 / (0) 9858203255

Email:  director@cgcri.res.in, muralee@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.

VICE PRESIDENT

Dr L. K. Sharma

Senior Principal Scientist and Scientist In-Charge, 
CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Extn. Centre
G. T. Road, 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

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.

HONY SECRETARY

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)
           (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

HONY JOINT SECRETARY

Dr R. Ramachandra Rao

Principal Scientist
Materials Science Division
CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL)
Bangalore 560 017 (Karnataka)
Phone : (080) 25086146 / 25086141 (O)
Mobile : (0) 9449087753
E-mail : rrrao@nal.res.in, yaksharao@gmail.com

Brief CV

Not Provided

HONY EDITOR

Dr Himansu Sekhar Tripathi

Principal 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)
Mobile: (0) 9433457546
E-mail: hstripathi@cgcri.res.in

Brief CV

Not Provided

HONY TREASURER

Dr Sunirmal Jana

Principal Scientist (CSIR) & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
Sol-Gel Division
CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032
Phone: (033) 2322 3303 (O)
             (033) 24305817 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9432355818

E-mail: sjana@cgcri.res.in/janasunirmal@gmail.com

Brief CV

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Immediate Two Past Presidents   

Mr Shreekant Somany

Chairman & Managing Director
Somany Ceramics Ltd  
F-36, Sector - 6,
Noida 201 301 (UP), India
Phone: (0120) 4627900 (O)  
            (011) 26327623 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9810150588

E-mail: sks@somanytiles.co.in

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
Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
Phone: 033-22492701 (O) & (R)
Mobile: (0) 9831143377
E-mail: amitde01@yahoo.com

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.

REPRESENTATIVES OF BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY   

Professor Pramod Kumar Jain

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

Brief CV

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Professor Devendra Kumar

Professor and HOD
Department of Ceramic Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi 221 005 (UP)
Phone:  (0542) 2307043 (Head)
             (0542) 2307042 / 2307043 (O)
Fax: 0542-2368428
Mobile: (0) 9335411705
Email: dev_ceramic@yahoo.co.in
devendra.cer@itbhu.ac.in
head.cer@itbhu.ac.in

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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.

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