Honorary Member : The Honorary Members shall be persons who may or may not by themselves be members of the Society and who by virtue of their outstanding contributions to subject of interest to the Society are elected to such membership by the Council.
The Honorary Members shall be exempted from the payment of Annual Subscription and Registration fee at Annual Sessions of the Society. They shall be entitled to receive one copy each of the periodic publications of the Society but shall not hold any office of the Society.
Honorary Members who shall be elected from some category or others of the members of the Society shall continue to have voting rights and those elected from outside the Society shall have no voting right.
There shall be a Committee for electing Honorary Members which will consist of five (5) members, two of whom must be past Presidents of the Society. The President shall be the Chairman. This Committee will be responsible for recommendation to the Council the names of person or persons suitable for such recognitions and for framing rules in this regard from time to time for consideration of the Council. Every member of the Society shall have the privilege of proposing the name of one person for election to the Honorary Membership.
* Their number shall be decided by the Council.
Honorary Members of the Indian Ceramic Society
The Indian Ceramic Society completed its' 95 years of its existence on the 15th April, 2023. During this long period the Society adequately served the community by promoting friendship and co-operation among those who are engaged in manufacturing of ceramic products, teaching of and research in ceramics or in any way related to ceramics and interested in the advancement of knowledge. During this period the Society decided to express their professional admiration by bestowing honorary membership to the following distinguished persons.
Honorary Members, no more with us
(Retd Scientist, CSIR-CGCRI)
ARADHANA (Flat No. 4B)
51 Kayasthapara 3rd Lane
Kolkata 700 078
Phone: (033) 24841743 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9831258070
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This honour was given to him in recognition of his international achievements in the field of sol-gel science and technology. He has very long association with the Indian Ceramic Society particularly as the Honorary Editor as well as Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board of the ‘Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society’ which helped to improve the quality of this quarterly publication and to achieve a citation index. His immense contribution towards organizing the international conference in the series, ‘High-Tech Aluminas and Unfolding their Business Prospects’, will be highly remembered.
India Potteries Ltd
91 Lenin Sarani
Kolkata 700 013
Phone: (033) 22457941 / 22444492 (O)
(033) 23373101 / 23373567 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9830056470
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He is a past President of the Indian Ceramic Society and made significant contributions for development of ceramic industry in India. In recognition of his contribution for introducing coal fired system for manufacture of H.T. insulators and his immense contribution to popularize the H. T. insulators production, he was awarded the prestigious ‘D. N. Agrawal Memorial Award’, of the Indian Ceramic Society. He led Indian delegates number of times abroad to get exposure to H. T. insulators production and manufacture of white ware ceramics. He did outstanding work as Chairman of ‘Bengal Chamber of Commerce’ and CAPEXIL to promote the ceramic industries in India. He organized trade fair for many years to enhance export of ceramic products. He contributed significantly for education of ceramic science and technology. He contributed significantly to offer Associateship of the Indian Institute of Ceramics which is equivalent to 1st degree in ceramics to the ceramist who could not study ceramic engineering.
Project Adviser, Govt. College of Engg and Ceramic Technology, Beliaghatas
Former Director, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata
Former INAE Distinguished Professor
Residence: Neo-Nine; Flat: D1
216A Kalikapur Road
Kolkata - 700099
Mobile : +919433009241, 9831667184
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Professor Himadri Sekhar Maiti was born on 28th October, 1947 and finished his schooling in a
village school in the state of West Bengal. He obtained Bachelor of Engineering degree in
Metallurgical Engineering from the then Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur in 1969. Later he
obtained his M. Tech and Ph. D degrees from IIT, Kanpur in the years 1971 and 1975 respectively
with specialization in “Ceramics”.
Past President, Indian Ceramic Society and
33A, Pratapaditya Road
Kolkata 700 026
Mobile : 9830066190, 9831143377
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At present, Mr Amit Kr De is attached with A.K. Industrial Corporation as a President. The
company handles technical and management consultancy in Ceramic industry. Also, presently
Mr De is an active member of IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) of the Govt. College of
Engg. & Ceramic Technology, Kolkata. He has been a distinguished alumni of the then College
of Ceramic Technology (Bengal Ceramic Institute), having been graduated in Ceramic
Technology from the University of Calcutta.
Chief Consulting Advisor (Research)
Tata Res Development & Design Centre
54-B Hadasar Industrial Estate
Pune 411 013 (Maharashtra)
Mobile: (0) 9859065686
Sraddha Temple Trees Apartment
Flat 303, No. 17, 5th Cross
Behind Manipal Hospital
Bangalore 560 017 (Karnataka)
Phone: (080) 25291511 (R)
Mobile: (0) 9900141561
The honour was given to him in recognition of his outstanding research contribution in the modern aspects of graphite ceramics/carbon composites as well as transfer of technologies to ceramic industries. His dedicated contribution in upliftment of image of the Society to a flourishing direction is appreciable. Under his dynamic leadership the Bangalore Chapter grew strength to strength and it could achieve ‘Best Chapter Award’ for four times and organized the Annual Sessions for five times at regular intervals.
Murugappa Corporate Board
‘Parry House’, 43 Moore Street
Chennai 600 001
Phone: (044) 42216789 (O)
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The honour was given to him in recognition of his outstanding contribution in developing high performance ceramics and management skills as a Chairman in transforming CUMI into process-oriented and cohesive organization. During the 72nd Annual Session of the Society at Jaipur, he delivered the first ever Indian Ceramic Society ‘Special Lecture’, which magnetized the delegates of the Session.
(Adviser to DG, Mentor & Distinguished Professor
Dept of Nuclear Science & Technology
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum Univertisy, Gujarat)
703 Caladia, The Botanika
Gachibowli (behind Platina)
Hyderabad 500 032 (Telangana)
Mobile: (0) 8008222016
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He is an Indian nuclear scientist and a former Head of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), credited with many innovations in the field of nuclear material science. He was honored by the Govt of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of ‘Padma Shri’. He is a former Director of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute. He is a past President and life member of the Indian Ceramic Society and a past President of the Powder Metallurgy Association of India. He was made the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and he stayed at the post till 2004. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Institution of Engineers India (FIE), etc. He has received the VASVIK Industrial Research Award, Indian Nuclear Society Award, IIM Kamani Gold Medal, IIM Binani Gold Medal and many more prestigious aawrds He has received the National Metallurgists Day Award of the Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt of India.
(Retd Chief Scientist and Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-NIIST)
UGC Adjunct Faculty and Ceramic Consultant
T.C 15/1183 EVRA - 241
Krishna Vilasom Road, Cotton Hill
Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram 695 014 (Kerala)
Mobile : 9447115280
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Dr Krishna Gopakumar Warrier is the former Chief Scientist and Head, Materials Division of
CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST),
Thiruvananthapuram till January 31, 2012. He was also the Head, Planning and Business
Development in CSIR-NIIST. He continued in CSIR-NIIST as CSIR Emeritus Scientist and
Professor Academy CSIR till 2015. Earlier, he was DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Max
Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany (1985) and was visiting Scholar in Argonne National
Laboratory, USA (1998). Even after retirement, he still continues his contributions in ceramics
through advising research students, reviewing PhD theses of students from India and Abroad,
expert member of research councils and as a ceramic consultant. He obtained PhD from the
University of Kerala and joined the Regional Research Laboratory (presently renamed as CSIRNIIST) (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) as scientist in 1978.
Chief Scientist, Ohio Aerospace Institute
NASA Glenn Research Centre
MS 106-5, Cleveland, OH 44135 (USA)
Phone: (216) 4338883
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He is a Chief Scientist at Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was the first Indian President of The American Ceramic Society (2015-2016). He has been actively involved in various activities related to processing, manufacturing, integration, joining and attachment technologies, and characterization of advanced ceramics and composites, ultra high temperature ceramic composites, lightweight cellular ceramics, and high conductivity composites and foams for thermal management applications. He has also worked extensively on developing in space repair technologies for the thermal protection systems of the space shuttle orbiter. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. He is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, Italy, and Fellow of the American Ceramic Society as well as ASM International and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the recipient of more than fifty national and international awards, honorary doctorate, and many honorary professorships including four R&D awards, FLC Technology Transfer award, NASA Public Service Medal, and Silver Snoopy Award. He has authored/co-authored more than two hundred fifty publications, ten reviews and book chapters, edited/co-edited more than fifty books/proceedings and journal volumes, holds several patents, and various technology transfers to industries.