CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई
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Dr. Swapankumar Ghosh
Senior Principal Scientist & Head

Project Management Division

Phone: +91-33-23223546
Fax: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: sghosh@cgcri.res.in,   skghoshwb@gmail.com

B.Sc. (Hons. in Chemistry), University of Calcutta
B.Tech. (Chem. Tech.), University of Calcutta
M.Tech. (Ceramic Engineering), University of Calcutta (Gold medal)
Ph.D. (Magnetic Nanomaterials), Dublin City University, Ireland.

Research Interest
Layered structures (clay and LDH), Geopolymer, Biomaterials, Drug delivery system, in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation, Nano CeO2 for CMP and optical applications, Nanofluids, Ultrasmall nanocrystals, Ferroelectric and magnetic nanomaterials, sintering.

Professional Career
NIIST, Trivandrum Scientist 1986-2012
DCU, Dublin, Ireland Study leave for PhD 2002-2006
NIIST, Trivandrum Sr. Principal Scientist 2010
CGCRI, Kolkata Sr. Principal Scientist 2012 onwards

  • Scored GATE, one of the total THREE in the country in the 1st GATE exam (Oct 1984) in Ceramic Engg. conducted by IIT Kgp
  • 1986 M.Tech. Gold medal and 1st rank and from University of Calcutta
  • 1991 Yugoslavia Government Fellowship, through Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
  • 2002 “Enterprise Ireland Research Innovation Fund” Fellowship, Ireland for research to PhD.
  • 2004 500 dollar International Travel fellowship (Dublin-India) for attending ICMRBS conference, at Hyderabad India during 16-21 Jan 2005.
  • 2006 HONORARY DOCTORATE from The Yorker International University, Florence Italy.
  • 2009 Fellow of Indian Institute of Ceramics

Selected Publications
Summary: in SCI Journal Papers = 59;
Best Five publications:
  1. Facile synthetic strategy of oleophilic zirconia nanoparticles allows preparation of highly stable thermo-conductive coolant, T. S. Sreeremya, Asha Krishnan, Lakshmi Narayan Satapathy, Swapankumar Ghosh, RSC Adv. 4 (53)(2014) 28020–28028.
  2. Shape Selective Oriented Cerium Oxide Nanocrystals Permit Assessment of the Effect of the Exposed Facets on Catalytic Activity and Oxygen Storage Capacity, T.S. Sreeremya†, A. Krishnan, K.C. Remani, K.R. Patil, D.F. Brougham and Swapankumar Ghosh*, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 7 (16)(2015) 8545-8555.
  3. Controlled growth of nanoparticle clusters through competitive stabiliser desorption, J. K. Stolarczyk, Swapankumar Ghosh and D. F. Brougham, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48 (1) (2009) 175-178.
  4. Non-aqueous magnetic nanoparticle suspensions with controlled particle size and nuclear magnetic resonance properties, C. J. Meledandri, J. K. Stolarczyk, Swapankumar Ghosh, and D. F. Brougham, Langmuir 24 (24)(2008) 14159-14165.
  5. Magnetic-Fluorescent Nanocomposites for Biomedical Multitasking, Serena A. Corr, Aisling O’ Byrne, Yurii K. Gun’ko, Swapankumar Ghosh, Dermot F. Brougham, Siobhan Mitchell, Yuri Volkov and Adriele Prina-Mello, Chem. Commun. 43, 2006, 4474-4476.

Patents filed / Granted
  1. “Nanoparticle clusters and methods for forming same”, Inventors Dermot F. Brougham, Swapankumar Ghosh, Publication date May 7, 2013; US Patent 8435496 B2, Application number 12/519,132
  2. “Nanoparticle clusters and methods for forming same”, Inventors Dermot F. Brougham, Swapankumar Ghosh, Publication date July 11, 2012, European Patent EP2121039B1, Application number: 07857478.7
  3. “A novel method of producing stable zirconia based nanofluids in non-polar solvent”, Lakshmi Narayan Satapathy, Sadanand Achari, Swapankumar Ghosh and T. S. Sree Remya, Indian Patent Application no. 1584/Kol/2011 dtd. 23/12/2011.

Landmark Research Contribution
  • Developed pillared montmorillonites suitable for petroleum cracking.
  • Developed CeO2 based polishing slurry capable of achieving 3 nm smoothness.
  • Patented process for CeO2 and ZrO2 based slurries for heat transport applications.
  • Synthetic strategies for growing ultra-small and ultra-thin crystals of CeO2.
  • Controlled growth of magnetic nanoparticles by controlled surfactant desorption.

Ph.D. / Post-doctoral Supervision

Ongoing 2 (2 CSIR); 2 awarded and 2 submitted
Mrs. Smitha V.S. was awarded PhD for thesis entitled, “Sol-Gel photocatalytic titanium dioxide multifunctional nanocomposites and coatings” with Cochin University of Science & Technology in Oct 2014.

Mrs. T.S. Sreeremya’s was awarded PhD for thesis entitled “Morphologically diverse cerium oxide nanostructures and nanofluids for multifunctional applications” with Cochin University of Science & Technology in August 2015.

Mrs. Asha Krishnan submitted PhD thesis entitled “Novel optical properties in size tuned Cerium oxide crystals for Functional Applications” in December 2015.

Mrs. Sheela Fernandez submitted PhD thesis entitled “Development and characterization of expandable graphite treated natural rubber and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber vulcanizates” in February 2016.

(Topic: Nanomaterials, CeO2 crystals in CMP polishing, shape controlled synthesis, titania, catalysis, composites).

Post-doctoral student’s project: Surface modification of materials for the Search of New Type of Adsorbents/ion exchangers for waste-water treatment with CSIR-RA fellowship since December 1, 2014 (Dr. Somdutta Singha).

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