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Dr. Nijhuma Kayal (Mondal)
Principal Scientist

Ceramic Membrane Division


Phone: (033) 23223241
FAX: +91-33-24730957
Mobile: 7044453302
E-mail: nijhuma@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chemistry), University of Calcutta
M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Calcutta
Ph.D. (Science), Jadavpur University

Dr. Nijhuma Kayal (Mondal) joined CSIR on 14th Sept. 2000

Research Interest
  • Processing and shape making of porous materials (Restricted sintering, Reaction bonding, Infiltration driven processing, Biomimetic processing, etc.)
  • Porous ceramics for hot gas filtration, waste water filtration and high efficiency air filtration applications
  • Corrosion resistant high temperature coating (Microporous thick coating, Nanoporous coating) for industrial application
  • SiC based layered composite catalytic filter
  • Materials Chemistry

Professional Career
Position HeldOrganisationDuration
Junior Scientist - Principal Scientist CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata 2002-Continuing
Junior Scientist CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 2000-2002

Awards/Recognition
  • CSIR – JRF (GATE)
  • Post- doc Researcher, UK, 2002-2003
  • Awarded Travel fellowship by SERB
  • Awarded Travel fellowship by CSIR
  • Invited speaker, Materials Science-2013, Las Vegas, USA
  • Reviewer of SCI journals

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: h-index:17, RG score: 30.65, Total citations:1115
SCI journals: 59 Nos.; In Conference presentations/proceedings= 29 Nos.;

Recent Papers:
  1. S. Baitalik, N. Kayal* and O.P.Chakrabarti, Processing and properties of porous SiC ceramics prepared by YAG infiltration Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Tech. 14, 652-664 (2017).
  2. S. Baitalik, N. Kayal* “Processing and properties of cordierite-silica bonded porous SiC ceramics” Ceram Int. 43, 14683-14692 (2017).
  3. S. Baitalik, N. Kayal*, Dispersion of SiC powder suspension in mullite sol and influence on properties of sintered ceramics, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Tech. 15(2) 426-437 (2018)
  4. S. Baitalik S. K. Dalui, N. Kayal*, Mechanical and microstructural properties of cordierite bonded porous SiC ceramics processed by infiltration technique: Influence of pore formers, J. of Mat.Sci., 53(9), 6350-6365 (2018)
  5. S. Baitalik and N.Kayal*, Thermal shock and chemical corrosion resistance of oxide bonded porous SiC ceramics prepared by infiltration technique, J. Alloy Compd., 781, 289-301(2019)

Recent Projects (as Principal Investigator):
  1. Development of layered SiC ceramic filter for off-gas cleaning, Approved by SERB for funding
  2. Cleaning of hot gas from high ash containing low grade Indian Coal – CSIR, 2012-2017, Task Leader (Completed).
  3. Synthesis of oxide bonded porous SiC ceramics by bond phase precursor infiltration technique – DST, 2013-2016 (Completed)

Landmark Research Contribution
  1. Development numbers of cyanate-, thicyante-, azide-, etc bridged polynuclear inorganic complexes with prominent magnetic, electrical and structural properties.
  2. Development three new complexometric methods for the determination of various constituents in glass and allied samples which made the chemical analysis faster and easier.
  3. Development of porous SiC ceramics by infiltration driven process for hot gas filtration application
  4. Development of SiC based bilayered composite filters for energy and environmental applications.

Student
M.Tech: 3, B.Tech: 4, Ph.D-1 (awarded), 1 ongoing

Position Available Interested candidate with CSIR-NET may apply directly for pursuing Ph.D




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