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Dr. Sankar Ghatak
Scientist & Head

Advanced Clay and Traditional Ceramics Division

FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: sghatak@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chemistry) University of Calcutta
B.Tech. (Chem. Engg. & Chem. Tech), University of Calcutta
M.Tech. (Ceramic Technology), University of Calcutta
Ph.D (Tech.), University of Calcutta

Research Interest
Non-oxide Ceramic Materials, Clays and Traditional Ceramics, Reactive Synthetic Ceramic Raw Materials

  • Gold Medal (Calcutta University)
  • Deokaran Award from Indian Ceramic Society (1993)
  • Malaviya Award from Indian Ceramic Society (2006) .

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: in SCI Journal Papers = 65;
Selected Papers:
  1. "Synthesis and characterization of YAG precursor powder in the hydroxyhydrogel form", Sunipa Bhattacharyya, Sankar Ghatak,* Ceramics International, 35 (2009) 29-34
  2. "Effect of pyrophyllite on vitrification and on physical properties of triaxial porcelain" T.K.Mukhopadhyay*, S.Ghosh, S.Ghatak.and H.S.Maiti, Ceramics International.., 32 (2006) 871 - 876
  3. "Synthesis of powder precursor in the form of hydroxyl hydrogel for reaction sintering of BN - mullite composite", A,K, Basu, A. Mitra, S. Ghatak*, Ceramics Internationsl, 32, (2006) 213-219
  4. "Effect of synthetic mullite aggregate on clay based sol-bonded castable", TK Mukhopadhyay, R Sarkar, SK Das*, S Ghosh and S Ghatak, Am Ceram Soc Bull, 84 (11) U1 + (2005)
  5. "Preparation and characterization of a powder precursor, consisting of oxides of Li-Al-Si in the form of hydroxyhydrogel for synthesis of (beta)-spodumene ceramics", S. Mandal, S. Chakrabarti*, S. Ghatak, Ceramics International, 30 (2004) 357-367

Patents filed / Granted

51 (Indian), 2 (USA), 1 (Bangladesh)
  1. A composition of making lightweight ceramic articles and a process of making the same. (673/DEL/06) HS Maiti, TK Mukhopddhyay, SK Das*, K Dana, R. Sarkar and S Ghatak
  2. A process for making porcelain ceramics and a process of making porcelain therefrom (NF-20/05 473/DEL/05), T.K. Mukhopadhyay, S. Ghosh, S.K. Das*, S. Ghatak and H.S. Maiti
  3. A process for manufacturing mullite aggregates from pyrophyllite, high alumina minerals and Alhydroxy hydrogel (915/DEL/03), T K Mukhopadhyay, S Ghosh, S Ghatak, S Das and S Chakrabarti*
  4. A process for manufacturing mullite aggregates from pyrophyllite and Al-hydroxy hydrogel (917/DEL/03), T K Mukhopadhyay, S ghosh, S Ghatak S Das and S Chakrabarti*
  5. A process of making low thermal expansion lithium aluminosilicate ceramics (645/DEL/04), S Mondal, S Chakrabarty* and S Ghatak
  6. A process of making powder precursors for reactive alumina used in the manufacture of high tech material (644/DEL/04), S Ghatak*, A.K. Basu and T Meher
  7. A process of manufacturing sinterable boron nitride powder (646/DEL/04), A K Basu, S Sarkar, A Mitra and S Ghatak*
  8. A process of beneficiation of pyrophillite for increasing brightness value above 80 (222/DEL/03), T K Mukhopadhyay, S. Ghosh, S. Chakrabarti,* S. Ghatak and M. Das

Landmark Research Contribution
Developed a process for preparing reactive ceramic raw materials by flash polycondensation technique.

PhD Supervision

Summary: 2 (awarded), 2 (submitted), 2 (ongoing)

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