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Dr. Goutam De, Ph. D.
Chief Scientist & Head

Nano-Structured Materials Division
Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC)

Phone: (033) 23223403
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: gde@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Honours in Chemistry), Visva-Bharati University
M.Sc. (Chemistry) Visva-Bharati University
Ph.D. (Sc.) Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Jadavpur University)



Dr. De joined CGCRI on July 20, 1987


Research Interest
Functional nanocomposite coatings such as inorganic-organic hybrid nanocomposite based hard coatings on plastics, antireflective coatings, refractive index controlled coatings, protective coatings, hydrophobic coatings; Glass and ceramic materials (powders, nanofibers, silica glass shapes etc.) by sol-gel processing; Metal and semiconductor nanoparticles incorporated films for different applications (optics/coloured coatings, catalysis, plasmonic sensors); Ordered mesoporous films; Fluorescent nanomaterials; Graphene based nanocomposite materials; Gas adsorbing materials; Photocatalysis; Energy and sustainable materials.

Professional Career
Position heldOrganizationDuration
Research Fellow/Associate, IACS, Kolkata, June 1981 - March 1986
JSPS Fellow, Kanazawa Univ., Japan, April 1986-March 1987
Lecturer in Chemistry, Saldiha College, Bankura, April 1987-July 1987
Pool Officer, CGCRI, July 1987-May 1988
Jr. Scientist-Chief Scientist CGCRI, May 1988-continuing
Visiting Scientist, CNRSM/Padova Univ., Italy, April 1994-April 1996
Visiting Fellow, JNCASR, Bangalore, October 2002-December 2002
Raman Research Fellow, Univ. of New Mexico/SNL, September 2003-February 2004

Awards/Recognition
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Chemical Sciences (since July 2015)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (since January 2014)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK (2014)
  • National Research Award in Nano Science and Technology from Nano Mission, DST, Govt. of India (2014)
  • MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize for the year 2014
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal 2010
  • Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology, 2008
  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) Meritorious Invention Award 2007
  • Materials Society of India (MRSI) Medal 2005
  • Raman Research Fellowship-2003 (Univ. of New Mexico/Sandia National Lab., USA)
  • MRSI Prize for the Best Poster Paper at the 13th AGM of Materials Research Society of India (2002)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (1986-87)
  • The first ever Stanton-Redcroft-ITAS (Indian Thermal Analysis Society) Award (1985)
  • National Scholarship for ranking first position in first class in B. Sc. honours examination
  • Several Poster and oral Paper Awards have been received by the students from the group       .....list    

Recent Invited talks delivered
  1. Workshop on Indian Innovations in Materials Research: New Materials and Processes (IIMR-15) held at CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata- 700 032, India during 25th-27th June, 2015. Invited Lecture Title: New Approaches to Synthesize Functional Nanomaterials of Current Interest.
  2. The 1st International Conference on Alumina and Other Functional Ceramics (AOFC-2015) held at CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata- 700 032, India during 11th-13th March, 2015. Plenary Lecture Title: Designing Functional Surfaces by the Hybrid Sol-Gel Process.
  3. “Workshop on Nano-Ceramics: Synthesis and Characterization” held at CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata- 700 032, India on 10th March, 2015. Lecture Title: Nanostructured Materials and Films by the Sol-Gel process.
  4. International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM-2015), held at NSSC, IISC during 20th-22nd February 2015. Plenary Lecture Title: Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposite Based Functional Coatings on Plastics.
  5. Energy Materials Nanotechnology (EMN) Meeting on Ceramics, held at Orlando, Florida, USA during 26th-29th January, 2015. Lecture Title: Design and Fabrication of Functional Nanocomposite Coatings by the Sol-Gel Process.

Publications
Publications Summary: In SCI Journals: 128; In Conference Proceedings (peer reviewed)/non-SCI journals: 13; Conference paper presentation by students: 77
Recent publications:
  1. A. Chakravarty, K. Bhowmik, A. Mukherjee*, G. De* “Cu2O Nanoparticles Anchored on Amine-Functionalized Graphite Nanosheet: A Potential Reusable Catalyst” Langmuir, 2015, 31, 5210–5219
  2. M. K. Mishra, A. Chakravarty, K. Bhowmik, G. De* “Carbon nanodots—ORMOSIL fluorescent paint and films” J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 714-719
  3. A. Mitra, G. De* “Mesoporous Alumina Films: Effect of Oligomer Formation Towards Mesostructural Ordering” Langmuir, 2014, 30, 15292-15300.
  4. S. Chattopadhyay, J. Saha, G. De* “Electrospun anatase TiO2 nanofibers with ordered mesoporosity” J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 19029-19035.
  5. K. Bhowmik, A. Mukherjee, M. K. Mishra, G. De* “Stable Ni Nanoparticle?Reduced Graphene Oxide Composites for the Reduction of Highly Toxic Aqueous Cr(VI) at Room Temperature” Langmuir, 2014, 30, 3209?3216.

Patents:
Summary: Indian : 8
  1. “A process for making sols useful for refractive index controlled coatings on plastic for scratch healing purpose” S. K. Medda, G. De*, Ind. Patent Appl. No. 3601DEL/2014, December 9, 2014.
  2. “A process for the preparation of inorganic organic hybrid sols and deposition of hard coatings on PP and PET substrates using these sols”, G. De*, S. K. Medda, Ind. Patent Appl. No. 2285/DEL/2011, August 12, 2011.
  3. “A process for the preparation of inorganic-organic hybrid sols for the deposition of antireflection coatings on plastic substrates”, G. De*, S. De, S. K. Medda, Ind. Patent Appl. No. 1898/Del/09, September 15, 2009.
  4. “UV Curable Methacrylate-Silica based Nanocomposite Sol useful for Anti-Scratch Coatings and a Process thereof”, S. K. Medda, G. De*, Ind. Pat. No. 264741; granted on 19/01/2015.
  5. “A coating to reduce near infrared radiation: a method of manufacturing and applying the coating”, S. K. Medda, S. Shiv shankar, G. De*, M. Sastry*, Ind. Pat. No. 747/MUM/2007, granted on 23/01/2009. Foreign filing: April 17, 2008; International Classification: F21V7/22
  6. “A process of making thermally curable inorganic-organic hybrid coating sol for providing anti-scratch coating on plastics”, G. De*, S. K. Medda, Ind. Patent No. 196846, 2003.

    This patent was commercialized.
  7. “A process of making inorganic-organic hybrid sol useful as a scratch resistant coating on polycarbonate sheets and lenses and other related plastics”, G. De*, D. Kundu, S.K. Medda, Ind. Patent No. 228274, granted on 09-Mar-2007
  8. “An improved process for the preparation of transparent silica glass”, D. Kundu, G. De, B. Karmakar, D. Ganguli, Ind. Patent No. 185513, 1992.

Technologies developed:
  • High pure clear silica glass shapes (discs, plates and rods) by sol-gel.
  • Anti-scratch coatings (hard-coatings) on plastic ophthalmic lenses.
  • Hard-coatings on polycarbonate (PC) plastic sheets up to a dimension of 2 ft x 2 ft.
  • Hard-coatings on polypropylene (PP) and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sheets and films.
  • Antireflective (AR) coatings on plastic ophthalmic lenses and sheets.

Landmark Research Contribution
Made original contributions towards the development and successful commercialization of scratch-resistant inorganic-organic nanocomposite coatings on plastics; Notable contributions are development of silica glass shapes by sol-gel, new approaches to generating metal nanoalloys through interlayer diffusion, metal nanoparticles incorporated films with tunable plasmonic absorption, host mediated synthesis of alloy nanoparticles, ordered mesoporous alumina films on glass as reusable catalysts, highly ordered cubic mesoporous silica/titania nanofibers by electrospinning, wavelength selective antireflective coatings with hydrophobic surfaces, superhydrophobic coatings, graphene based nanocomposites for catalysis, CO2 adsorbing materials and materials for energy applications.

PhD Supervision
Summary: Completed (8); Ongoing (7)



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