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Dr. Sunirmal Jana
Principal Scientist &
Associate Professor (AcSIR)

Specialty Glass Technology Division
Director's Secretariat

Phone: (033) 2473 3476 (Extn. 3303)
FAX: +91-33-2473 0957
FAX: +91 33 2473 0957
E-mail: sjana@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chem Hons), Vidyasagar University, 1989
M.Sc. (Inorg. Chem.), Kalyani University, 1991
B. Ed., Vidyasagar University, 1993
Ph. D. (Science), Jadavpur University, 1998

Dr Jana joined CSIR-CGCRI on 26th December, 1997

Research Interest
Thin films and nano materials by sol-gel processing:
  • Dielectric, semiconducting and conducting metal oxide thin films
  • Nano/micro patterning of sol-gel thin films
  • Graphene incorporated polymers
  • Graphene based nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured semiconductors
  • Luminescent materials
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials

Professional Career
Brain Pool Fellow Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology,
Daejeon, South Korea
Visiting Scientist National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia Year 2008
(under Indo-Slovenian Collaborative Project)
Visiting Scientist INESC Porto, Portugal Year 2012
(under Indo-Portugal Collaborative Project)

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Material Science Nanoengineering (Neonex International Online Publishing Pvt. Ltd, India)
  • Senior member of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Unit 04, 7/F, Bright Way Tower, No. 33 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  • Editor/Editorial Board Member: Source Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SJNN, USA)
  • Editor/Editorial Board Member, Scholars Reports under Nanoscience and Technology Section (USA)
  • Editor/Editorial Board Member, Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (KJNN, Kenkyu Group, Hyderabad, India)
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Advances in Nanomaterials (JAN, Isaac Publishing, Hong Kong)
  • Editorial Board Member, Advances in Nanoparticles (AN, Scientific Research Publishing SCRIP, USA)
  • Brain Pool Fellowship, Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST), South Korea, 2005-2006 (one year)
  • Elected Council Member, Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata, India for two years (2015 and 2016)
  • Chaired a technical session for invited speakers of Department of Science and Technology (DST) sponsored National Conference Nanodays held during 16-18 January, 2015 at S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Salt Lake, Kolkata-98, India.
  • Performed as an external jury member in the selection committee, Students Awards Ceremony, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India on the occasion of National Science Day, 25th February, 2015.
  • Chaired a technical session for invited speakers of Third International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials (Semi Conductors, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, etc) and their Products (ICRM-2014), Kottayam, Kerala, India during April 11-13, 2014 at International and Interuniversity Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IICNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  • Performed as Judge for awarding posters at “Recent Trends of Research in Chemistry, RTRC-2011”during 31st Oct and 1st Nov, 2011, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Midnapore College, Midnapore (W), WB, India.
  • Chaired a poster session at International Conference on Advancement of Nanoscience and Technology (ICOANN–2010) organized by Department of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630 003, India during 1-3 March, 2010.
  • Poster paper Award:
    The paper entitled “Preparation and Photoluminescence study of Rhodamine 6G Dye Impregnated Silica Gel PMMA Composite” authored by Nilanjana Das, Sunirmal Jana, K. Annapurna, Alok K Ray and Prasanta K Biswas, presented in the International Conference on Sol-Gel Processes for Advanced Ceramics (SGPAC-2009) held during 11-14 October, 2009 at Convention Centre, Anupuram (Kalpakkam), Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Chaired a session of UGC sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Crystal Growth, Thin Films and Nano-structured Materials (Crystal-Nano-2009) held on 5-6th August, 2009, organized by Department of Physics, Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur — 628216, Tuticorin (district), Tamilnadu.

Selected Publications
Summary: In peer reviewed/SCI Journals: 46; Book Chapters: 5; In Conference Proceedings: 6; Conference/Seminar Abstracts: 61
Selected Papers (Five):
  1. “Polyaniline hybridized surface defective ZnO nanorods with long-term stable photoelectrochemical activity”, Susanta Bera, Hasmat Khan, Indranil Biswas and Sunirmal Jana*, Applied Surface Science, Vol 383, Year 2016, Pages 165–176. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.05.009.
  2. “Low temperature synthesis of graphene hybridized surface defective hierarchical core-shell structured ZnO hollow microspheres with long-term stable and enhanced photoelectrochemical activity”, Susanta Bera, Atanu Naskar, Moumita Pal and Sunirmal Jana*, RSC Advances, Vol 6, Year 2016, Pages 36058-36068, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03410A.
  3. “Hierarchically structured ZnO-graphene hollow microspheres towards effective reusable adsorbent for organic pollutant via photodegradation process”, Susanta Bera, Moumita Pal, Atanu Naskar and Sunirmal Jana*, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol 669, Year 2016, Pages 177–186. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.02.007
  4. “Ag incorporated ZnO–graphene nanocomposite: one pot low temperature solution synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity”, Atanu Naskar, Susanta Bera, Rahul Bhattacharya, Pritam Saha, Sib Sankar Roy, Tuhinadri Sen, and Sunirmal Jana*, RSC Advances, Vol 6, Year 2016, Pages 88751-88761, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA14808E.
  5. “Sol−gel-based titania−silica thin film overlay for long period fiber grating-based biosensors”, Francesco Chiavaioli, Palas Biswas, Cosimo Trono, Sunirmal Jana, Somnath Bandyopadhyay, Nandini Basumallick, Ambra Giannetti, Sara Tombelli, Susanta Bera, Aparajita Mallick and Francesco Baldini, Analytical Chemistry, Vol 87, Year 2015, Pages 12024−12031. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01841.

Patents filed / Granted
Indian: 3
  1. “A process of making vitreous coating composition suitable for yellow variety brass substrate” Sunirmal Jana and Amitava Majumdar, Indian Patent, Application: 260/DEL/2000 A, Filing date: 2000-03-16, Publication date: 2006-12-08, Patent No. 213225
  2. “Process of making tin doped indium oxide (ITO) foam” Prasanta Kumar Biswas, Sunirmal Jana and Nilanjana Das (Indian Patent, Filing date: 15.05.2012, No. 14850DEL2012).
  3. “A Process of Making Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Precursor and Dip Coated Microwave Assisted ITO Coating on Soda Lime Silica Glass therefrom”, Prasanta Kumar Biswas, Sunirmal Jana, Aparajita Mallick and Soumya Sankar Ghosh (Indian Patent, Ref. No. 0011NF2013, Application No. 0464DEL2013).

Notable Research Contribution
  • Developed honeycomb-structured macroporous indium zinc oxide conducting sol-gel thin film for optoelectronic applications
  • Developed sol-gel based grating films for optical waveguide sensors
  • Developed tin doped indium oxide (ITO) foam as microwave absorbing material
  • Developed ITO coated window glass (100-300 mm to 150-300 mm) for different applications
  • Developed, produced and supplied high density (>5.0g/cc) radiation shielding window glass (size: 150 x 150 x 100 mm3)
  • Developed sol-gel based low-emissivity coating on glass (size: 12 inch x 12 inch; emissivity: 0.4; visible transmittance: above 75%; sheet resistance: ~30Ω/).
  • Developed low temperature glass/ceramic coatings (gold) on brass. The process transferred to M/S Vamja Engineering (P) Ltd., Survey No. 209, Plot No. 2/3/4, Veraval (Shapar), Dist.-Rajkot, Gujarat (1998).

PhD Supervision

Six (6): Awarded = 2 (UGC-NET and CSIR-NET Fellows); Submitted = 1 (Project Fellow), On-going: 3 (UGC-RGNF-JRF, Project Fellow and DST Inspire Fellow)
M.Tech. Project Supervision (3): Completed (2); On-going (1)
B. Tech. / M.Sc. Project Supervision: 11 (completed)

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