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Dr. Atiar Rahaman Molla
Senior Scientist

Glass Science and Technology Section

Phone: +91-33-24733469/96 (Extn. 3340)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: atiar@cgcri.res.in & atiariitk@gmail.com

B. Tech. (Ceramic Technology), CCT, University of Calcutta
M. Tech. (Materials and Metallurgical Engg.), IIT, Kanpur
Ph.D. (Engineering), Jadavpur University

Dr. Molla joined CGCRI on 07th February 2001

Research Interest
  • Materials Sciences with special references to the Glass Science and Technology, particularly in glass-ceramics for applications in armours, photonics and biomedical implants etc. Special interest on rare-earth doped luminescent, ferroelectric glass-ceramics for photonics, opto-electronics, memory and energy storage applications. Novel chalcohalide glasses of high refractive indices for processing of raw diamonds and rare earth doped chalcogenide glasses/glass-ceramics for various photonics and optoelectronic applications.

Professional Career
Scientist B, C and E1 CSIR-CGCRI 2001-Continuing
Visiting Scientist Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil February –August 2015
Junior Research Fellow CSIR-CGCRI 1999-2001

  • Invited Talk to be delivered at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, India in August 2016.
  • Invited Talk delivered at Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata in April 2016.
  • Invited Talk delivered at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, in December 2015
  • Invited Talk delivered at Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil in March 2015.
  • Invited Talk delivered at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA in July 2014.
  • Awarded 'Certificate of Merit' for excellent academic performance by IIT Kanpur in Nov'06
  • Best Poster award for the paper, "In-vitro dissolution studies of machinable glass ceramics for Dental implant in Artificial Saliva and Mouse fibroblast (L929)" by Atiar Rahaman Molla and Bikramjit Basu at National Symposium on Science and Technology of Glass and glass ceramics (NSGC-08), BARC, Mumbai, October'08.
  • Best Poster paper award for the paper, "Processing and Properties of Bismuth Titanate (Bi4Ti3O12) glasses and Glass-Ceramic Nanocomposites" by Atiar Rahaman Molla, Anal Tarafder and Basudeb Karmakar presented in the "International Workshop and Symposium on the Synthesis and Characterization of Glass/Glass-Ceramics" (IWSSCGCG-2010) organised by C-MET, Pune and held at Pune, india during July 7-10, 2010.
  • Best Poster paper award for the paper, "Transparent Eu3+ - doped Bismuth Titanate Glass-ceramic Nanocomposites: Fabrication and Properties" by Atiar Rahaman Molla, Anal Tarafder and Basudeb Karmakar, presented in the International Conference on Specialty Glass and Optical Fiber: Materials, Technology and Devices (ICGF-2011) organised by CGCRI, Kolkata and held at Kolkata, India during August 4-6, 2011.
  • Best paper award for the paper published in SCI journal from CGCRI in ceramics category for the paper entitled, "Processing and Properties of Eu3+ -doped Transparent YAG (Y3Al5O12) Nano Glass-Ceramics," by Anal Tarafder, Atiar Rahaman Molla and Basudeb Karmakar, Journal of The American Ceramic Society, 93 (2010) 3244–51.

Selected Publications
Summary: Total Publications: 52, SCI Journal Publications: 31, Conference Proceedings: 21
Selected papers (Details of 6 selected papers):
  1. Atiar Rahaman Molla and Bikramjit Basu, “Microstructure, mechanical, and in vitro properties of Mica Glass-ceramics with varying fluorine content”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 20:869–882 (2009).
  2. Atiar Rahaman Molla, Anal Tarafder, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Basudeb Karmakar, “Transparent Eu3+ - doped Ferroelectric Bismuth Titanate Glass-ceramic Nanocomposites: Fabrication and Properties,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 [10] 3056–3063 (2012).
  3. A.R. Molla, C.R. Kesavulu, R.P.S. Chakradhar, A. Tarafder, S.K. Mohanty, J.L. Rao, B. Karmakar, S.K. Biswas, “Microstructure, mechanical, thermal, EPR, and optical properties of MgAl2O4:Cr3+ spinel glass–ceramic nanocomposites,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 583, 498–509 (2014).
  4. Atiar Rahaman Molla, Anal Tarafder, Chirantan Dey, and Basudeb Karmakar, “Synthesis and Properties of ZnTe and Eu3+ ion Co-doped Glass Nanocomposites,” Journal of Applied Physics, 116, 163510 (2014).
  5. Atiar Rahaman Molla, Anal Tarafder, Nibedita Sasmal, Janak Mistry and Basudeb Karmakar “Synthesis and Characterization of Low Tg As-S-I Chalcohalide Glass for Processing of Raw Diamonds,” International Journal of Applied Glass Science (Published in April 2016).
  6. Atiar R. Molla, Alisson M. Rodrigues, Shiv Prakash Singh, Ricardo Felipe Lancelotti, Ana C.M. Rodrigues, Edgar D. Zanotto, Reza Dousti, Andrea S.S. Camargo, Claudio José Magon, Igor Danciães Almeida Silva, “Crystallization, microstructure, mechanical and optical properties of transparent gahnite glass-ceramics,” to be communicated (2016).

Patents filed / Granted
Patents filed / Granted: 7 (India - 1, one each in USA, Turkey, Germany, China, Malaysia and Indonesia)

Notable Research Contribution
  • Developed Glasses & glass-ceramics containing Bi4Ti3O12 (BiT), BaBi4Ti4O15 (BBTi) and Bi3TiNbO9 (BTN) ferroelectric crystals for applications in photonics, opto-electronics and memory. Lithium disilicate, gahnite and spinel (MgAl2O4) based high strength glass-ceramics have been developed for special applications. Developed process technology for production of mica based machinable glass ceramics with improved mechanical, thermal, in-vitro and tribological properties for dental implant applications. Novel Chalcohalide glasses based on As-S-I system have been developed for processing of raw diamonds.

PhD Supervision

Summary: One (Ongoing);
Topic: synthesis and characterization of transparent ferroelectric glass-ceramics (TFGC)

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