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Mr. Saikat Acharya
Profile of Mr. Saikat Acharya
Saikat Deb Acharya
Advanced Mechanical and Material Characterization Division (AMMCD)
Tel.:  33 2322 3247 (office)
Fax:  33 2473 0957
Mobile: +91 94335 80935
[Mechanical Engg] Regional Engineering College, Durgapur, India
Mr. Acharya joined CSIR-CGCRI on 07 February 2001
High strain rate deformation and fracture of materials utilizing split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) technique with an interest for shock induced deformation of materials and understanding traumatic fracture behaviour of human bones involving biomechanics; nanoindentation behaviour and nanotribology of ceramic materials; high strain rate resistant ceramics and composites for structural and functional applications.
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata
2001 – till date
Awards / Recognition
Best Project Award as Co-PI from CSIR-CGCRI for a Private Sponsored project, 2014
Regional Engineering College Scholarship 1990
Gandhi Centenary Scholarship 1986
Polymer Bulletin, Springer
Ceramics International, Elsevier
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India
The Indian Ceramic Society
Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI)
Recent Invited Talks:
Metallurgy Colloquium, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu 603102, 02 February 2016.
Mahatma Gandhi University, International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE), Kottayam, Kerala, 11 October 2015.
Selected recent journal papers:
Pradip Sekhar Das, Manjima Bhattacharya, Dipak Kr Chanda, Srikanta Dalui, Saikat Acharya, Swapankumar Ghosh, Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay, “Failure and Deformation Mechanisms at Macro- and Nano-scales of Alkali Activated Clay”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, (In press, 2016).
Aniruddha Samanta, Saikat Acharya, A.K. Mukhopadhyay et al., “Nanomechanical responses of human hair”, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, March 2016, Volume 56, pp 229–248
Saikat Acharya*, A.K. Mukhopadhyay et al., “Deformation and failure of alumina under high strain rate compressive loading”, Ceramics International, 2015, Volume 41, pp 6793–6801
Saikat Acharya* and A.K. Mukhopadhyay, “Dynamic Compressive Fracture of Ceramic Polymer Layered Composites”, Procedia Engineering, 2014, Volume 86, pp 281–286
Saikat Acharya* and A.K. Mukhopadhyay, “High Strain Rate Compressive Behaviour of PMMA”, Polymer Bulletin, January 2014, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp 133-149.
Selected recent Conference papers:
Saikat Acharya, M Nanibabu, A Moitra, S A Krishanan, C K Mukhopadyay, K V Rajkumar, G Sasikala, A K Mukhopadhyay, K S Ghosh, K Muraleedharan “High strain rate deformation behaviour of austenitic steel using SHPB”, presented at IIM Kolkata Chapter, National Seminar on Make in India, December 17, 2015, Taj Bengal, Kolkata, India.
Saikat Acharya, K S Ghosh, D K Mondal, A K Mukhopadhyay, “Dynamic Mechanical Behaviour of Ceramics and Polymers under high strain rate compressive loading” presented at World Congress on Microscopy: Instrumentations, Techniques and Applications in Life Sciences and Material Sciences (WCM-2015), October 11, 2015, International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Dipak Chanda, Subhro Roy Chowdhury, Pradip Sekhar Das, Saikat Acharya, Swapankumar Ghosh and Anoop K. Mukhopadhyay “Development of Fly Ash Based Geopolymer for Structural Applications,” Nanoyantrika- 2015: Nanomechanical Testing Workshop and Hysitron User Meeting held from September 20th-22nd, 2015, in Trivandrum.
Saikat Archarya, Sandip Bysakh, Venkitanarayanan Parameswaran, Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay, “High Strain Rate Dynamic Failure Mechanism of Alumina ”, presented in 1st International Conference in Alumina and Other Functional Ceramics (AOFC-2015) held from 11th-13th March, 2015 at CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, Abstract book p-61.
Saikat Acharya and A. K. Mukhopadhyay, “High Strain Rate Compressive Behaviour of GFRP”, page no. 44 in the book of abstracts at INCCOM-13, ISAMPE National Conference on Composites, November 14 - 15, 2014, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Book Chapters: Three
Saikat Acharya, A.K. Mukhopadhyay et al., “Some unresolved issues in Nanoindentation”, Editors: Arjun Dey and A.K. Mukhopadhyay, “Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, June 2014.
Saikat Acharya, A.K. Mukhopadhyay et al., “Pop-in issues in Nanoindentation” Editors: Arjun Dey and A.K. Mukhopadhyay, “Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, June 2014.
Saikat Acharya, A.K. Mukhopadhyay et al., “Effect of loading rate on Nanoindentation response of brittle solids” Editors: Arjun Dey and A.K. Mukhopadhyay, “Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids”, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, June 2014.
Significant Research Contribution
His research endeavor concerns the high rate of deformation of materials like alumina, AlN-SiC, Al6061, SS304L, SS316LN, PMMA, GFRP, PC, Biomaterials etc. and their microstructural correlations at various strain rates. There is evidence that in many cases the mechanical properties are significantly dependent on high strain rates.
Establishment of High Rate Deformation of Materials Laboratory at CSIR-CGCRI.
Installation of Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) apparatus at CSIR-CGCRI.
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