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Mr. Sitendu Mandal
Scientist E-II [Gr.IV(4)] & Head

Specialty Glass Production Section

Phone: (033) 24733496/ 2483 8079 (Ex. 3343)
FAX: +91-33-2473 0957
E-mail: sitendum@cgcri.res.in

M.Sc. in Chemistry

Mr. Mandal joined CGCRI on 16.10.1989

Research Interest
  • Optical glass Technology, Specialty Glass development, low expansion ceramics. The undersigned has more than 20 years of experience in Research and Developmental work in the field of glass science & technology. The activities of the undersigned resulted in development of appropriate technology, development of product , generation of knowledge base in the form of technical papers, patents, reports etc.

Professional Career
CGCRI, Glass Division Scientist, Head, Special Glass Production Section 1989 to till date

  • Received the prestigious CSIR - DAAD Scholarship for 16 months to carry out research and developmental work in the field of Special glass development in Germany for the block year 1994-95 under CSIR ? DAAD fellowship programme
  • Received Malaviya Award for 2004 in the 70th Annual Session of the Indian Ceramic Society held on January 8, 2007 at Visakhapatnam for contribution in the field of Ceramic Science & Technology as presented in the paper entitled ?Rehydration Characteristics of Lithium Aluminium Silicon Hydroxy Hydrogel? by S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti & S. Ghatak published in the Journal Transactions Indian Ceramic Society, Vol. 63, pp 203-209, 2004
  • Nominated by the Director-General, CSIR as one of the members of the Reconstituted Management Council of this Institute for the period 1st July, 1999 to 30th June, 2001
  • Hony Jt. Secretary, Indian Institute of Ceramics, C/o. CGCRI, Kolkata-700 032 for the two consecutive terms 2002-03 and 2003-04
  • Nominated by the Director, CGCRI, Kolkata as a member of ISTAG Committee (International Science & Technology Affairs Group), CGCRI, kolkata 700 032
  • Entrusted upon the responsibility to look after the Institute staff canteen as Secretary of the Institute Canteen Committee from April 2003 to March 2008
  • Hony. Secretary, Indian Ceramic Society, Calcutta Chapter from April 2005 to March 2009
  • Acted as one of the members of the Organizing Committee of different workshops and conferences held in the Institute

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals:05; In Conference Proceedings: 07; Reports/Documents prepared for restricted circulation: 10;
Selected papers:
  1. Preparation and characterization of a powder precursor, consisting of oxides of Li-Al-Si in the form of hydroxyhydrogel for synthesis of ?-spodumene ceramics by S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti, S. Ghatak, Ceramics International 30 (2004) 357 - 367.
  2. Sintering characteristics of in situ formed low expansion ceramics from a powder precursor in the form of hydroxyl hydrogel by S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti, S. Das, S. Ghatak, Ceramics International 30 (2004) 2147 - 2155.
  3. Ultra low and negative expansion glass-ceramic materials produced from pyrophyllite and blast furnace slag by S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti, S. Ghatak and S.K. Das, Bull. Mater. Sci., Vol 28, No.5, August 2005, pp. 437 - 443.
  4. Synthesis of low expansion ceramics in lithia-alumina-silica system with zirconia additive using the powder precursor in the form of hydroxyhydrogel by S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti, S.K. Das and S. Ghatak, Ceramics International Vol. 33, Issue 2, March 2007, page 123-132.
  5. Low expansive glass-ceramic material produced from blast furnace slag and china clay by S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti, S. Ghatak and S.K. Das, Industrial Ceramics, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2006.

Patents filed / Granted
Summary: Indian: 03
  1. A process of making ultra low expansion glass ceramics by Sitendu Mandal, Sankar Ghatak, Sanjib Samadder & Sachchidananda Chakrabarti (190 / Del / 2000 Dated 03.03.2000)
  2. A process of preparation of lithium aluminosilicate by Sitendu Mandal, Sachchidananda Chakrabarti, Sukehn Das & Sankar Ghatak (NF 416 / 2000 Dated 26.12.2000)
  3. A process of making low thermal expansion lithium alumino-silicate ceramics by Sitendu Mandal, Sachchidananda Chakrabarti & Sankar Ghatak (Filed on December 2003).

Notable Research Contribution
  • Development and production of optical glass.
  • Upscale development of one radiation resistant optical glass designated K - 108 (an import substitution) equivalent to stabilize BSC 516641 glass
  • Development of "Bottom pouring flow cast process for melting optical glass
  • Pilot scale facility established to produce specialty glass ( 400 ? 400 ? 100 mm )
  • Technology successfully demonstrated and 15 mt of Specialty glass blocks of varying sizes supplied to user .

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