CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
(A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय कांच और सिरेमिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई)
Omprakash Chakrabarti
Chief Scientist

Non-oxide Ceramics and Composites Division
Room No.207

Phone: (033) 24733496 (Ex. 3473)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: omprakash@cgcri.res.in   /   opchakrabarti@hotmail.com
Cell: (0)9433891419

B.Sc. (Hons. in Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata)
B.Tech. (Ceramic Engineering, University of Calcutta, Kolkata)
M.Tech. (Ceramic Engineering University of Calcutta, Kolkata)
Ph.D. (Tech.), University of Calcutta

Omprakash Chakrabarti joined CGCRI on 13 February, 1989

Current Research Interest
  • Reaction based processing of non-oxide ceramics
    (Reactive melt infiltration, Reactive gas infiltration, Reaction bonding, Reaction sintering)
  • Porous ceramics and hot gas filtration
    (Micro and macroporous ceramics, nanoporous ceramics, ceramic hot gas filters, simultaneous separation of particle and gaseous impurities from coal-derived gases, catalytic ceramic filters, coal and bio-mass gasification gas cleaning by catalytic ceramic filters, high efficiency air filters)
  • Innovative processing of ceramics and biomorphic ceramics
    (Ceramics with hierarchical microcellular morphology, bio-template assisted processing of nano-structured materials)
  • Optimization and future development of non-oxide ceramic process engineering
    (pressureless sintering, liquid phase sintering, hot-pressing and oxide bonding)

Professional Career
R & D Laboratory
Bhilai Refractories Plant,
Bharat Refractories Ltd.,
Govt. of India, Maroda, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh
Asstt. Manager (R & D)17.11.1984 to 12.02.1989
Non- Oxide Ceramics and Composites Division,
(formerly High Temperature Materials Laboratory),
Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata-700 032
Senior Principal Scientist
(present designation)
13.02.1989 to till date
Institute of Glass and Ceramics, Department of Materials
Science III, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Visiting Scientist 01.09.2003 to 30.11.2003
Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore, India
Visiting Scientist 01.07.2011 to 31.07.2011

  • Best poster presentation award by Indian Ceramic Society for presentation of the paper named “Cellular Silicon Carbide Ceramics from plant precursor” in its 66th Annual Session held in the year 2003
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) award for research visit in Germany in the year 2003
  • Certificate of Merit awarded in the Leadership Development Program by CSIR, India, in the year 2008
  • Centenary Visiting Scientist Award for research stay at the Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the year 2011
  1. O.P.Chakrabarti, “Cellular Silicon Carbide Ceramics from plant precursor”, One Day Seminar on Powder Metallurgy & Porous Materials, Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, india, 29 August, 2009
  2. O.P.Chakrabarti, “Porous SiC ceramics for application in hot gas filtration and hydrogen production” International workshop on Advances in Membrane Reactors: Water Treatment, Environment and Clean Technologies, CGCRI, Kolkata, India, 08 December, 2009
  3. O.P.Chakrabarti, “Nano aerosol filtration using SiC ceramic filter”, National Symposium on Ceramic Science and Technology”, 6th September, 2013, Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata, India
  4. O.P.Chakrabarti “Oxide bonded porous SiC ceramics and their application as filter in particle separation process” Technical talk presented at the university of Ribeirao Preto (UNAERP), Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazi, 15th May, 2015
  5. O.P.Chakrabarti, “Journey from India to Brazil with a message on porous SiC ceramics and their application as filters in particle separation process” Technical Talk delivered at the the university of Ribeirao Preto (UNAERP), Guaruja Campus, 18th May, 2015

Publications: SCI-Journal Paper : 39; Recent conference Paper: 26
  1. O.P.Chakrabarti and P.K.Das,, “Reactive infiltration of Si-Mo alloyed melt into carbonaceous perform of SiC”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 83,1548-1550, (2000)
  2. O.P.Chakrabarti, L. Weisensel and H. Sieber “Reactive melt infiltration processing of biomorphic Si-Mo-C ceramics from wood” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88,1792–1798 (2005)
  3. V. Pancholi, D. Mallick, C. A. Rao, I. Samajdar, O. P. Chakrabarti, H. S. Maiti and R. Majumdar, “Microstructural characterization using orientation imaging microscopy of cellular Si/SiC ceramics synthesized by replication of Indian dicotyledonous plants”, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 27[1], 367-376, (2007)
  4. A. Dey, N. Kayal, and O.P. Chakrabarti, R. F. Caldato, C. M. André, and M. D. M. Innocentini, “Permeability and nanoparticle filtration assessment of cordierite bonded porous SiC ceramics,” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52, 18362−18372, (2013)
  5. A Maity, H Das, D Kalita, N Kayal, T Goswami and O.P. Chakrabarti “Studies on formation and siliconization of carbon template of coir fibreboard precursor to SiC ceramics”, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 34[15] 3499-3511(2014).

Patents filed / Granted

Summary: National : 2; International : 5 [ 1 (USA), 2 (Germany), 2 (UK)]

List of Granted Patents

List of Projects

Landmark Research Contribution
  1. Development of Reaction Bonded Silicon Carbide (RBSC) Ceramics using abrasive grade raw SiC powders available indigenously for structural ceramic applications.
  2. Development of MoSi2/RBSC ceramic composites by alloyed melt infiltration route (patented process).
  3. Process development for making porous cellular SiC ceramics following bio-mimicking technique (a patented process).
  4. Development of biomorphic Si/SiC ceramic composites using Indian woods for structural ceramic applications (a patented process).
  5. Development of oxide-bonded porous SiC ceramics for application as ceramic gas filters for energy and environmental applications.

PhD Supervision
Summary: Completed Thesis = 2
  1. Atanu Dey, “Investigation on synthesis of oxide bonded porous silicon carbide ceramics and their assessment for particle filtration application”, Jadavpur University (Science, Department of Chemistry) (Completed September 2015 & degree awarded, December, 2015)
  2. Anwesha Maity, “Reaction processing of silicon carbide ceramics using plant precursor”, Jadavpur University (Science, Department of Chemistry) (Completed & degree awarded, December, 2015)

Position available: CSIR-NET qualified candidates may apply for pursuing research for Ph.D.

B.Tech/M.Tech students (Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Metallurgy, and Chemical Engineering) may apply for pursuing research for bachelor/master thesis

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