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Dr. S.N.Misra
Chief Scientist & Scientist-In-Charge

Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad

Phone: 079-22823345,22821747(Dir)
E-mail: snmisra@cgcri.res.in, siccgcrinc1@gmail.com, siccgcrinc@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc (Chem Hons.) Burdwan University
M.Sc (Chemistry) I.I.T, Kharagpur
Ph.D (Materials Science), I.I.T, Kharagpur

Dr. Misra joined CGCRI on 14th August 2006

Research Interest
  • Product & Process Development of Traditional Ceramics such as Tiles, Sanitarywares, Insulators, Ceramic Stains,Frits and Glazes.
  • Product development on Advanced Ceramics such as Wear Resistance Alumina, Cordierite-Mullite, SiC and Nitride bonded SiC.
  • Refractory Products development such as Kiln Furnitures, Castable etc.
  • Development of Nano Coatings for Ceramic Substrate to improve surface characteristics, ceramic stains etc.
  • Waste utilization in Ceramic Industries.
  • Terracotta Potteries for Rural Artisans
  • Processing of Clay,Silica Sand Utility etc.

Professional Career
OrganisationPosition HeldDuration
Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad. Joined as Principal Senior Scientist-Gr.IV(5) Aug.,14,2006 and became Scientist in Charge since October,2006 and continuing till date as Chief Scientist-Gr IV(6) & Scientist in Charge Aug 14,2006 till date
Dileep Ceramics Pvt. Ltd, Ceramic Artware Unit, Jaipur. Ceramic consultant Dec., 2005 to July 5. 2006
Birla NGK Insulators Pvt. Ltd., Rishra, West Bengal R&D Manager July 2005 to Nov, 2005
Saudi Ceramics Co. (Ceramic Tile & Sanitary ware Plant) Saudi Arabia . R&D Manager Mar.,2004 to Oct., 2004
B. Ceramics / Bharat Potteries Ltd., Jaipur Plant Incharge April,2002 - Dec., 2003
Ambe Sneyd Oxides Ltd. Bhiwadi, Rajasthan General Manager (Operation) July, 1999 to Jan.,2002
Tata Refractories Ltd. Belapahar, Orissa Technology Specialist Dec.,1998 to June 1999
Orient Abrasives Ltd, Bhiwadi, Alwar Dist, Rajasthan State Deputy Genaral manager( R & D) July 1996 to Nov 1998
Grindwell Norton Ltd. Bangalore Research Scientist/ Manager July, 1990 to June, 1996

  • Two Years Research Assoc. at Sree Chitra Thirunal Instt. For Medical Sci. & Tech, Trivandrum, Kerala ( Bio Ceramics) during 1988-90
  • Total Customer Service Award from Norton Co, USA.
  • Rotary International Fellowship to visit England, USA & Bolivia.
  • Selected under UNIDO Programme to visit China in the year 2008.

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI journal Papers= 16 ; in International/National Conference Proceedings 24;
Selected papers (5 best)
  1. Misra, S.N.; Mohanty, M ; Valiathan, A. ; Ramani, A.V. ; “Development of Indigenous Zinc Phosphate Cement ; J. of Pierre Fauchard Academy, Vol. 5, 41 (1991).
  2. Tantri, P.K.; Misra S.N. and Shashi mohan, A.I.; Developmental Studies of Porous Al2O3 Ceramic Filter for Molten Metal Filtration ; published in Ceramic Trans., Vol. 31, by the American Ceramic Society, (1995).
  3. Asha Anil, A. Peer Mohamed, R. M. Savsani and S. N. Misra; Crockeryware Scrap Incorporation in Under glaze Engobe Formulations; Industrial Ceramics 01/2011; Vol.31(2):99-105.
  4. Asha Anil, Bangoria Darshana R and S.N.Misra ; Studies on various functional properties of Titania thin film developed on glazed ceramic wall tiles; International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series ;Vol. 22 (2013) 79–92 ; World Scientific Publishing Company.
  5. S.N.Misra,B.B.Machhoya & R.M.Savsani ; “Thermophysical Chasracteristics of vitrified tiles polishing waste for use in traditional ceramics- An initiatives of CGCRI,Naroda Centre, International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series ; Vol. 22 (2013) 118-133 ; World Scientific Publishing Company.

Landmark Research Contribution
( Developed during association with various Companies )
  1. Low mass Kiln Furniture Technology was developed.
  2. Technology for Ceramic Foam Filters for Molten Metal Filtration.
  3. Technology for SiC Plate for Microwave Absorber.
  4. Technology for Slip Cast Nitride Bonded SiC products.
  5. Technology for Kyanite Based Insulation bricks.
  6. Technology for Sol-Gel Aumina Abrasives.
  7. Technology for Ceramic Colours , Stains & Frits.
(Developed During association with CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre)
  1. Process technology was developed to reduce firing temperature and energy savings for the Stone Wares and Transferred to three Stoneware Units in Naroda.
  2. Technology for manufacturing refractory kiln furnitures developed and transfered to 22 ceramic SME’s In Naroda and surrounding region.
  3. Technology developed for the manufacturing of Double Fired Wall Tiles using Vitrified Tile Waste by partial replacement.
  4. Developed Process Standardisation of Manufacturing of Emery Stones and quality Improvement thereof.
  5. Development of process technology of finding suitability of local clay for manufacturing High Tension (HT) Porcelain insulators For the Benefit of SMEs in Gujarat.
  6. Technology developed On Various Functional coatings Of Nano Structured Thin Films On Glazed Ceramic Wares.
  7. Developed Technology for Ceramic Coatings and Glazes for Terracotta Pottery and Crockery wares

PhD Supervision

Summary: Ph.D completed =1
Topic: Topic: "Beneficiation of low grade china clay of Kachchh-Bhuj region for use in traditional ceramics". By Parvesh Agrawal from ISM, Dhanbad.

Ongoing :1, By Mrs Asha Anil from Chemistry deptt of PDPU, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat state.

M.Tech Project : 8,
B.Tech Project: 12
Diploma project: 35
M.Sc Project: 5

Fellowships of professional societies

Member of various Committees( Govt/Pvt):
  • Selected as convener for organizing Two Days National conference on Green manufacturing technologies in glass and Ceramics to be held in Ahmedabad for the 76th Annual session of Indian ceramic society.
  • Elected as council member of Indian ceramic society for the year 2013-2015
  • Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics
  • Life member of Indian Ceramic Society
  • Member of state level selection committee for quality/R & D development by MSME for national level Award.
  • Member of Gujarat Mineral Dev Corpn under Geology and Mines for minerals for ceramic industries in the Gujarat State.
  • Member of Flooring, Wall Finishing & Roofing Sectional Committee, CED 5 Of BIS, New Delhi.
  • member of Ceramicware Sectional Committee, CHD 09 of BIS,New Delhi.
  • selected as the member of Panel CHD 9:P4 of BIS , New Delhi.
  • Nominated as the Convener of Panel CHD 9:P5 of BIS, New Delhi,
  • Nominated as the convener of the Panel CHD 9:P6 of BIS New Delhi.
  • Nominated as the executive board member of the international exhibition of ceramics in India at Indian Ceramics-2014,2015 by the orgasnizer M/S MMI, India.
  • Steering committee member for Eco Friendly Idol Making Project in Gujarat state undertaken by the Gujarat Matikam kalakari & RTI, Gandhi Nagar, Govt of Gujarat.
  • Selected as Associated Faculty for Entrepreneurship Development activity of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Institute, A Govt of Gujarat Organization.
  • Selected as the External Guide for Ph.D supervision in Materials Science of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat.

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