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Asha Anil
Senior Scientist

Naroda Centre, Ahmedabad

Phone: (079) 228 23345
FAX: +91 79 228 22052
E-mail: aanil@cgcri.res.in

B. Sc. (Chem Hons, 90.9%), Calicut University, Kerala, 2000
M. Sc. (Applied Chemistry, 78.9%), Calicut University, Kerala, 2002.



Mrs. Asha Anil joined CGCRI on 20th June 2005.

Research Interest
  • Development of low energy intensive ceramic bodies and glazes.
  • Development of sol-gel based nano coatings to improve surface characteristics of ceramic products.
  • Red clay based vitrified ceramic bodies.
  • Waste utilization in Traditional ceramic bodies.

Professional Career
OrganisationPosition HeldDuration
CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre June 2005-June 2009 Jr.Scientist
CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre June 2009-June 2013 Scientist
CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre June 2013-till date Sr. Scientist

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI journals:10, abstract / full paper published in Conf. Proc. 7;
Selected papers (5 best)
  1. Asha Anil, A. Peer Mohamed, R.M. Savsani and S.N. Misra, Crockery ware scrap incorporation in underglaze engobe formulations, accepted for publication in Industrial Ceramics, 2009.
  2. Asha Anil, A. Peer Mohamed and K. N. Maiti, Evaluation of dry as well as thermo-mechanical properties of porcelain compositions containing colloidal silica as an additive, Transactions of Indian Ceramic Society.,Vol.68,2009.
  3. K. Sivanandan, Asha T. Achuthan, V. Kumar and Isaku Kanno, "Fabrication and transverse piezoelectric characteristics of PZT Thick Film Actuators on Alumina Substrates", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. Volume 148, Issue 1, 4 November 2008, Pages 134-137.
  4. Asha T. Achuthan and K.N. Maiti, "Influence of grinding on the properties of ceramic glazes," Industrial Ceramics, Vol.26, no.3, 2006, 181-189.
  5. V. Kumar, Asha T. Achuthan, K. Sivanandan, P.V. Divya and K.P. Rema, "Sol-gel Synthesis of PZT-Glass nanocomposites using a Simple System and characterization", Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 3[5], 2006, 345-352.

Notable research contributions
  1. Establishment of sol-gel laboratory in CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre.
  2. Development of inorganic oxide based nano coatings (TiO2, TiO2-Fe2O3, ZrO2 and ZnO) on glazed ceramic surfaces and established effect of firing temperature on functional properties and chemical resistance of the coated surface.
  3. Limiting range of particle size distribution for producing defect free low temp. maturing raw sanitary ware glaze is established.
  4. Optimized floor tile engobe formulation with partial replacement of zircon opacifier

M.Sc supervision

Summary: 8 (Completed)




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