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Dr. Kaushik Biswas
Scientist

Glass Science and Technology Section,
Glass Division

Phone: +91-33-24733496 (Ex. 3351)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: kbiswas@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Tech.) (Ceramic Technology), University of Calcutta,
M.Tech. (Materials Science and Engineering), IIT Kharagpur
Ph.D. Technical University of Dresden, (Germany)

Dr. Biswas joined CGCRI on 01.11.2007

Research Interest
  • Thermal, optical and photoluminescence properties of rare earth doped glasses, Crystallization kinetics in Glasses, Oxyfluoride based transparent glass-ceramics, NIR/MIR emissions from low phonon non-conventional oxide glasses, Glasses to improve the efficiency of solar cell via up-conversion/down-conversion, Chalcogenide glasses, Bioactive glass and glass-ceramics

Professional Career
OrganisationDesignationsDuration
Scientist CSIR-CGCRI 2010-Continue
Junior Scientist CSIR-CGCRI 2007-2010
Guest Scientist IFW Dresden, Germany 2004-2007

Awards/Recognition
  • INSA Medal for Young Scientist (2012)
  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in Engineering Sciences (2011)
  • Awarded First Prize for Best Young scientist of CGCRI for the year 2009-2010 (Institutional Award)
  • Best paper award on "Glass and Ceramics" published during the year 2009-2010 from CGCRI, Kolkata
  • Awarded sliver medal for being Post Graduate Topper in the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur in 2003.
  • "Late J. Singh Memorial Cash Prize" for being the best student in the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur in 2003.
  • May 2002-Feb 2003: DAAD-Fellowship German Academic Exchange Service.

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 40; In Conference Proceedings: 20; In Books/Monographs: 01;
Selected papers :
  1. Crystallization kinetics analysis of BaF2 and BaGdF5 nanocrystals precipitated from oxyfluoride glass systems: A comparative study, P. Karmakar, A. K. Subudhi, K. Biswas*, K. Annapurna, Thermochim. Acta, 610 (2015)1-9.
  2. Role of Yb3+ ions on enhanced ~2.9 µm emission from Ho3+ ions in low phonon oxide glass system, S. Balaji, G. Gupta, K. Biswas, D.Ghosh, K. Annapurna, Scientific Reports, 6 (2016) 29203.
  3. Enhanced blue emission from transparent oxyfluoride glass ceramics containing Pr3+:BaF2 nanocrystals, K.Biswas, A. Sontakke, J. Ghosh, K. Annapurna, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 93 (4) (2010) 1010-1017.
  4. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics and microstructure evolution of calcium lanthanum metaborate glass, K. Biswas, A. D. Sontakke, M. Majumder, K. Annapurna, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim., 101 (1) (2010)143-151.
  5. Tailoring the microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-Al alloy using a novel electromagnetic stirring process , K. Biswas, R. Hermann, J.Das, J. Priede, G. Gerbeth, J. Acker, Scr. Mater., 55 (2006), 12, 1143-1146.

Patents filed / Granted
Summary: 07 (filed)
India: 01
Foreign: 06 (USA, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey and China)

Notable Research Contribution
  • Developed rare earth doped oxyfluoride glass-ceramics containing fluoride nano-crystals (BaF2, BaYF5) of low phonon energy
  • Studied crystallization kinetics of various oxide and metallic glasses
  • Studied the effect of melt convection on the solidification of peritectic alloys of industrial importance and utilized the effect of convection to tailor the microstructure and related properties



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