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Dr. Debtosh Kundu
Chief Scientist and Head

Sol-Gel Division

Phone: (033) 24733496 (Ex. 3390/3391)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: debtosh@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chem. Hons), University of Burdwan,
M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry Special), IIT, Kharagpur,
Ph. D. (Sc), Jadavpur University


Dr. Kundu joined CGCRI in December 1986

Research Interest
  • Sol-gel processing of porous and dense thin films for optical, sensor, photocatalytic and separation applications

Professional Career
  • Scientist, since December, 1986 at CGCRI
  • Postdoctoral research, Tokyo University, Japan (January 1992 - March 1993) and Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan (September 1997-February 1998).
  • Research Fellow during 1981-1986, CGCRI, Kolkata

Awards/Recognition
  • Deokaran Award in glass for the year 1985-86 (Indian Ceramic Society) for best paper in Trans. Ind. Ceram. Soc.
  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in 1994
  • Best Poster Paper award of Materials Research Society of India (2002, 2006 and 2009)

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 53; In Conference Proceedings: 5;
Selected Publications:
  1. "UV absorbing transparent sol-gel derived coatings on glass", D. Kundu and R. Mukherjee J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 22 (2003) 1647.
  2. "Structural control of surfactant-templeted hexagonal, cubic and lamellae mesoporous silicate thin films prepared by spin casting", I. Honma, H.S.Zhou and D. Kundu and A. Endo, Advanced Materials, 12(2000)1529
  3. "Preparation and optical non-linear property of sol-gel derived Cu-SiO2 thin film", D. Kundu, I. Honma, T. Osawa and H. Komiyama, J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., 77(1994)1110.
  4. "Sol-gel preparation of silica glass", D. Kundu, G. De, B. Karmakar, A. Patra and D. Ganguli, Bull. Mater. Sci. 15(1992)453.
  5. "Preparation of amorphous ZrO2 coatings from metal organic solutions", D. Ganguli and D. Kundu, J. Mater. Sci. Lett., 3(1984)503.

Patents filed / Granted
Indian: 4

Notable Research Contribution
  • Transparent silica glass having transmission (~80% at 200 nm of 2 mm thick) was prepared below 1500?C by sol-gel processing.
  • Antireflection coatings on lead containing glasses (300 mm x 300 mm x 50 mm) having high refractive indices has been achieved.



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