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Dr. Anal Tarafder
Senior Scientist

Glass Science & Technology Section

Phone: +91-33-2322 3324
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: anal@cgcri.res.in

B. Tech. (Ceramic Technology), University of Calcutta
M. Tech. (Ceramic Engineering), IT-BHU, Varanasi
Ph. D. (Technology), University of Calcutta






Dr. Tarafder joined CSIR-CGCRI on 31-01-2006

Research Interest
  • Glass Science and Technology with special reference to rare-earth doped various luminescent oxide and non-oxide glasses and transparent nano glass-ceramics for optical, photonics and optoelectronics applications as well as plasmonics and enhanced photoluminescence of rare-earth in nanometal-glass hybrid nanocomposites for nanophotonics, energy and light emitting diode (LED) applications.

Professional Career
Position HeldOrganisationDuration
Scientist-B, C & EI
[Scientist Gr. 4(1) to Gr. 4(3)]
CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata Jan 2006 to Continuing
Senior Research Fellow (SRF) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Aug 2005 to Jan 2006
Executive (Research Associate) BHEL, Electroporcelains Division (EPD), Bangalore Oct 2004 to Jul 2005
Senior ARCI Fellow (SAF) International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials, Hyderabad Sep 2004 to Oct 2004

Awards/Recognition
  • Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) Scholarship Assistantship to pursue M. Tech program in IT-BHU, Varanasi, India during 2002-04.
  • Received best Oral presentation award for the paper entitled “Isothermal crystallization of nano LiTaO3 in Nd3+-doped Li2O-Ta2O5-SiO2-Al2O3 glass and their properties” in the ‘International Workshop and Symposium on the Synthesis and Characterization of Glass/Glass-Ceramics (IWSSCGGC-2010)’ held at C-MET, Pune during July 7-10, 2010.
  • Best paper award on “Glass and Ceramics” published during the year 2010-2011 from CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata.

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: In SCI Journal Papers = 39; In Conference Proceedings = 27; Books/Monographs = 3
Selected Papers (5 Best):
  1. A. Tarafder, A. R. Molla, S. Mukhopadhyay and B. Karmakar, “Fabrication and photoluminescence properties of Ag0 and Ag0-Er3+ containing plasmonics glass nanocomposites in the K2O-ZnO-SiO2 system”, Solid State Sciences, 37 (2014) 144-153.
  2. A. Tarafder, A. R. Molla, C. Dey and B. Karmakar, “Thermal, structural and enhanced photoluminescence properties of Eu3+-doped transparent willemite glass-ceramic nanocomposites”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96[8] (2013) 2424-2431.
  3. A. Tarafder, A. R. Molla, S. Mukhopadhyay and B. Karmakar, “Synthesis and properties of SrBi2Ta2O9-based glass-ceramics modified with Eu3+”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (2012) 1851-1857.
  4. A. Tarafder, A. R. Molla and B. Karmakar, “Processing and properties of Eu3+-doped transparent YAG (Y3Al5O12) nano glass-ceramics”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 93 (2010) 3244–3251.
  5. Anal Tarafder, K. Annapurna, Reenamoni Saikia Chaliha, V. S. Tiwari, P. K. Gupta and Basudeb Karmakar, “Processing and properties of Eu3+:LiTaO3 transparent glass-ceramic nanocomposites”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92 (2009) 1934–1939.

Patents filed / Granted
Summary: 09 (filed)
India: 03
Foreign: 06 (USA, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey and China)

Notable Research Contribution
  • Development of process technology for the transparent rare-earth doped LiTaO3 and KNbO3 nano glass-ceramics.
  • Development of process technology of lead-free (i) Transparent dielectric (TD), (ii) Barrier rib (BR), (iii) White back (WB) and (iv) Low softening point TD glasses for Plasma Display Panels (PDP).
  • Development of process technology for the transparent rare-earth doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG) nano glass-ceramics.
  • Development of process technology for the rare-earth doped SrBi2Ta2O9 (SBT) glass-ceramics.
  • Development of process technology for the rare-earth doped Zn2SiO4 (ZS) glass-ceramics.
  • Development of process technology for Ag0 and Ag0-Er3+ containing plasmonic glass nanocomposites in the K2O-ZnO-SiO2 system.


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