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)
Dr. Nijhuma Kayal
Senior Scientist

Non-oxide Ceramic and Composite Division

Phone: (033) 24733496 (Ex. 3241)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
Mobile: 9038133302
E-mail: nijhuma@cgcri.res.in

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

Research Interest
  • Process engineering of high temperature porous materials (Restricted sintering, Reaction bonding, Infiltration driven processing, Biomimetic processing), etc
  • Porous ceramics for hot gas filtration, back wash water filtration and high efficiency air filters applications
  • Corrosion resistant high temperature coating (Microporous thick coating, Nanoporous coating, Deposition techniques of supported coating, mullite/SiC coating on porous SiC )
  • Trouble shooting, development of new methodologies and optimization of analytical method for chemical analysis of inorganic materials

Professional Career
Position HeldOrganisationDuration
Jr. Scientist National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi 2000-2002
Jr. Scientist Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute 2002-2005
Scientist Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute 2005-2010
Sr. Scientist Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute 2010-till date

  • Post- doc Researcher, UK, 2002-2003
  • Awarded Travel fellowship by SERB
  • Awarded Travel fellowship by CSIR
  • Invited speaker, Materials Science-2013, Las Vegas, USA

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: In SCI Journal Papers= 48; In Conference Proceedings= 20;
Selected Papers:
  1. Nijhuma Kayal Atanu Dey and Omprakash Chakrabarti “Synthesis of mullite bonded porous SiC ceramics by a liquid precursor infiltration method: effect of sintering temperature on material and mechanical properties”, Mater. Sci. and Eng. A 556, 789-795 (2012) (Impact Factor: 2.567)
  2. Atanu Dey, Nijhuma Kayal and Omprakash Chakrabarti, “Preparation of porous SiC ceramics by an infiltration technique, Ceramics International, 37, 223-225 (2011) (Impact Factor:2.605)
  3. S.K.Dey, Nijhuma Mondal, M.S.El Fallah, R. Vicente, A. Escuer, X. Solans, M. Font-Bardia, T. Matsushita, V.Gramlich and S.Mitra, “Crystal structure and magnetic interactions in Nickel(II) dibridged complexes formed by two azide groups or by both with phenolate oxygen-azide, -thiocyanate, -carboxylate, or-cyanate groups”, Inorganic Chemistry, 43, 2427-2434 (2004). (Impact Factor: 4.762)
  4. Nijhuma Mondal, M.K.Saha, B.Bag, S.Mitra, V.Gramlich, J.Ribas and M.S.Fallah, "Crystal structure and magnetic behavior of a two-dimensional complex Cu(dmen)]2[Fe(CN)6] (dmen = 2-dimethylaminoethylamine) with an exceptional cyano-bridging", J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1601-1604 (2000) (Impact Factor: 4.197)
  5. B.Bag, Nijhuma Mondal, G.Rosair and S.Mitra, "The first thermally-stable singly oxo-bridged dinuclear Ni (III) complex", J.Chem.Soc., Chem. Commun.,, 1729-1730 (2000). (Impact Factor: 6.834)

Current Projects
  1. Cleaning of hot gas from high ash containing low grade Indian Coal – CSIR, 2012-2017, Task Leader.
  2. Synthesis of oxide bonded porous SiC ceramics by bond phase precursor infiltration technique – DST, 2013-2016, PI
  3. Synthesis of Novel composite material using coir fibre for engineering application-Coir Board, 2010-2014, Co-PI
  4. Prototype development using SiC based tubular substrate from cellulosic material for coal based IGCC technology (under task 5 of Supra Institutional Project ‘Ceramic materials for emerging technologies for liquid and gas separation), Co-PI CSIR - 2007-2012

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.

M.Tech: 1, B.Tech: 3, Ph.D-1 No (ongoing)

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

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