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Dr. Kaushik Biswas
Senior Scientist

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

Institution
Position
Duration
CSIR-CGCRI, KolkataSenior Scientist2013-Present
CSIR-CGCRI, KolkataScientist2010-2013
CSIR-CGCRI, KolkataJunior Scientist 2007-2010
IFW-Dresden, GermanyGuest Scientist 2004-2007


Awards/Recognition
  • Editor, Transaction of Indian Institute of Metals (Springer), 2016-Present
  • 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: 48; In Conference Proceedings: 20; In Books/Monographs: 01;
Selected papers :
  1. Effect of boron oxide addition on structural, thermal, in vitro bioactivity and antibacterial properties of bioactive glasses in the base S53P4 composition, Sakthi Prasad S, S. Datta, T. Adarsh, P. Diwan, K. Annapurna, B. Kundu, and K. Biswas, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 498 (2018) 204-215.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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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