CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
(A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय कांच और सिरेमिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई)
 Director’s Message
Director CSIR-CGCRI It is my great pleasure to welcome the online visitors of CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I am indeed pleased to place on record that I have successfully completed two years as Director CSIR-CGCRI on 5th August 2017. My journey in these two years has been very challenging as the CSIR itself has witnessed many changes in its function and administration. As one of the premier R&D institute of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) established in the year 1950, the Institute has been working to fulfill its mandate and mission to provide R&D support in the area of glass, ceramics and related materials that maximizes the economic, environmental and societal benefits for the people
of India. As a first initiative towards the transformation of CSIR, which initiated with Dehradun declaration in 2015, we had an open RC in December 2015, to identify transferable technologies for further development and commercialization. As a continuation of this initiative, CSIR has implemented Fast Track Translational (FTT) projects in various sectors. I am very happy that seven of our proposals have been approved by CSIR for translational research under the FTT program which are given in our website. These projects have the background of matured R&D efforts and are poised to provide faster realization of products/technologies in the near future. In addition, the Institute also initiated projects under CSIR 800 programmes in areas of drinking water, water quality monitoring and skill developments. Like previous years, during this period also, CSIR-CGCRI has played a key role in country’s strategic sector through the development of various strategic materials for department of atomic energy (DAE), defence research and development organisation (DRDO) and Indian space research organisation (ISRO). The Outreach Centres at Khurja and Naroda continues to contribute to skill development programmes among ceramic industry personnel and artisans of the respective regions.

In addition to various technological developments, we have also been maintaining a steady profile in terms of research publications in high impact SCI journals as you could see from the R&D highlights. We have also signed MOUs with many firms. The institute is also equipped with many advanced characterization facilities as demonstrated in the new website. You are welcome to contact us to know more about the R&D facilities available in the institute.

During the last two years many dignitaries visited our institute such as Hon’ble Union Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan, who is also the Vice President of CSIR on February 8, 2016. In addition we also witnessed the visit of Members of Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Science & Technology, Environment and Forests, visited CSIR-CGCRI on October 21, 2016 and Dr V.K Saraswat Member, Niti Ayog on January 24, 2017. The institute has also been part of the Technology Vision 2035 document that has been released in our institute in July 2016.

The inter-disciplinary combination of highly competent Team CSIR-CGCRI also caters to the huge and ever-growing needs of various R&D Sectors of the country in the areas of advanced glass, oxide and non-oxide ceramics, bio-ceramics, sensors and actuators and structural ceramics and composites.

Our homepage gives an overview of the information about both R&D and non-R&D activities that are being carried out in CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, Khurja and Naroda Centres. I welcome you to explore the website for more information on various activities that are being carried out in our institute in various disciplines. We, as a CSIR community are committed to rededicate ourselves and work together for the success of the various programmes that we have initiated which will result in the development of technologies and products for the benefit of the industry, strategic sector and the society.

Jai Bharat.

K Muraleedharan

August, 14 2017
Condolence Message

With great sorrow and pain, it is to inform that our RC Chairman, Dr Baldev Raj passed away on 6th January, 2018.
CSIR-CGCRI deeply mourns his sad demise and prays that his soul rests in peace!
 Fast Track Translational (FTT) Project
Paper-based Ceramic Separator for Li-ion Battery Application
fft No alternative paper based separator product is available in India for application in Lithium-ion battery/ Super capacitor technology. Commercially available polymer-based separators are from abroad and very expensive. Therefore, the process of making such paper based ceramic separator can be retrofit with the paper making    ...more>>
 Skill Development Activities
Skill development programme for village potters
fft A programme of skill development through training in terracotta pottery making was organised at the Institute during March 16-17, 2017. A batch of 29 village potters from Chaltaberia, 24-Parganas (N) was trained under the CSIR 800 scheme in the programme coordinated by the Refractory    ...more>>
 R & D Highlights
fft Charge Transfer and Fractional Bonds in Stoichiometric...
Boron carbide is one of the most versatile materials of current technological importance    ...more
fft Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic Performance of Electrospun...
The phase pure hollow Zn2SnO4 and green emitting ZnO-SnO2-Zn2SnO4 composite    ...more
fft Hierarchical Ti1−xZrxO2−y Nanocrystals with Exposed...
Zr substitution in the anatase TiO2 lattice with exposed high energy facets has been    ...more
fft Selective Binding of Genomic Escherichia coli DNA with...
Here, we report for the first time, a novel and intriguing application of deoxyribonucleic    ...more
fft Surface-Engineered Multifunctional Eu:Gd2O3 Nanoplates...
In this paper, we report the synthesis of surfaceengineered multifunctional Eu:Gd2O3    ...more
fft Hierarchically Structured Macro with Nested Mesoporous...
Fabrication of homogeneously distributed (HD) macropores by breath figure process is an    ...more
fft Nanostructured Conducting Polymers for Energy Applications...
Recently, there has been tremendous progress in the field of nanodimensional conducting    ...more
fft Functionally Graded Doped Lanthanum Cobalt Ferrite and...
Functionally graded composite interlayer based on 50% of La0.54Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-d and    ...more
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