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Dr. Prasanta Kumar Biswas
Scientist F [Gr.IV(5)]

Sol-Gel Division

Phone: (033) 2483 8082 (Ex. 3303)
FAX: +91 33 2473 0957
E-mail: pkbiswas@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chem Hons), Calcutta University, India, 1973
M.Sc. (Inorg. Special), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 1977
Ph. D. (Science), Calcutta University, India, 1982

Research Interest
  • Sol-gel processing
  • Nanostructured thin films
  • Antireflective coating
  • Nanostructured semiconductor
  • Quantum dots
  • Transparent electrode and Low thermal emissivity film materials
  • Meso- and nano-porous materials

Professional Career
Post Doctoral Fellow IACS, Kolkata 1982 - 1984
Research Associate CGCRI, Kolkata 1984 - 1988
Scientist B C EI EII F -do- 1988 - continuing
Visiting Scientist (on deputation) Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Wurzburg, Germany Jan 1999 - April 1999
-do- Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France May 2001 - June 2001; Sep 2001 - Oct, 2001; Dec 2002
-do- ZAE Bayern, Germany June, 2001; Oct 2002 - Nov 2002; June 2004 - July 2004
-do- Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan Oct 2006 - Nov 2006
-do- National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia July, 2008

  • "MRSI MEDAL" for 2010
  • Senior DAAD Scholar at Physikalisches Institut der Universitat Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany during Jan 1999 to April 1999
  • Committee Member of National Working Group for the Development of U-value Testing Standard and Formulation of Testing Method for Glazing Materials in India
  • Invited for Chairmanship of Technical Sessions in Int. Conf (Japan, India, Poland)
  • Invited Talks delivered in different countries (India, Germany, France, Japan, P. R. China)

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 54 (Overall h-index: 16); In Conference Proceedings: 27; In Edited Books: 16;
Selected five publications (Five) :
  1. P. K. Biswas, A. De, N. C. Pramanik P. K. Chakraborty, K.Ortner, V. Hock, S. Korder, "Effects of tin on IR reflectivity, thermal emissivity, Hall mobility and plasma wavelength of sol- gel indium tin oxide films on glass", Mater. Letts. 57 (2003) 2326 -2332
  2. P. K. Biswas, N. C. Pramanik, M. K. Mahapatra, D. Ganguli and J. Livage, "Optical and electrochromic properties of sol-gel WO3 films on conducting glass", Mater. Letts. 57 (2003) 4429 -4432
  3. S. Kundu and P. K. Biswas, "Synthesis and photoluminescence property of nanostructured sol-gel indium tin oxide film on glass", Chem. Phys. Letts., 414 (2005) 107
  4. S. Kundu and P. K. Biswas, "Synthesis and photoluminescence study of nanostructured sol-gel Mn(II)-doped indium tin oxide film on glass", Chem. Phys. Letts. 432 (2006) 508
  5. Susmita Kundu, Dipten Bhattacharya, Jiten Ghosh, Pintu Das, and Prasanta K. Biswas, "Ferromagnetism in transparent Mn(II)-doped indium tin oxide films prepared by sol-gel coating", Chem. Phys. Letts, vol 469 (2009) 313

Patents filed / Granted
Indian: 4

Notable Research Contribution
  • Creation of oxygen deficiency and Zr3+ in nano-zirconia films
  • Development of electrochromic (WO3) coatings for ECD
  • Sol-gel antireflective coating on glass lens and laser glass rods
  • Identification of free and bound excitons in ITO QDs by photoluminescence and development of magnetic ion doped transparent ferromagnetic ITO films
  • Developed sol-gel ITO coatings on glass
  • Developed sol-gel oxide grating by embossing

PhD Supervision

Summary: Completed (3), Ongoing (5);
Research Topics:
  1. Preparation and characterization of pure and Co, Ni, Cu ion incorporated sol-gel zirconia films on glass
  2. Study of sol-gel semiconducting metal oxide (MxMy�Oz; M/M� =In /Sn / Sb/ Cd) films on glass
  3. Study of sol-gel based nanostructured indium tin oxide films on glass
  1. Study of sol-gel processing for deposition of metal (M = Si / Ti / Zr) oxide films on glass
  2. Study of sol-gel based nanostructured antimony tin oxide films on glass
  3. Study of sol-gel foam based porous network of indium tin oxide (ITO)
  4. Study of self assembling of spherical ITO powders of submicron size
  5. Physico-chemical and microstructural study of adsorbed photosensitized dye in QD based spongy ITO

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