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Dr. Mrinal Pal
Principal Scientist

Sensor and Actuator Division

Ph. 033 24733469/3496/3477, (ext. 3455)
Mobile: 9433066938
E-mail: palm@cgcri.res.in   /   mrinalp@yahoo.com

B.Sc. Physics (Hon), Calcutta University
M.Sc. Physics (Solid State Special), Calcutta University
Ph.D. in Science, IACS (Jadavpur University)



Research Interest
  • Nanostructure semiconductor gas sensors
  • Gas sensor towards human breath analysis for monitoring health
  • Multiferroic and magnetic nanocomposites
  • Spintornics materials
  • Glass, Glass-ceramic
  • Inorganic-organic hybrid nanocomposites
  • Light harvesting using inorganic nanostructured materials

Professional Experience
  • Post-doctoral fellow University of Roma, Italy, in 1998 (Four months).
  • Post-doctoral fellow (STA) Japan, 1998-2000.
  • CSIR-RA in India, 2000-2002.
  • Joined in the Department of Physics of The University of Burdwan in 2002 (May) as a Lecturer.
  • Served as a Senior Lecturer during 2006 (May) -2010 (March) in the same Department.
  • Joined as Principal Scientist in the CAMP division at CMERI durgapur in 2010 (March). (PB-4)
  • Joined as Principal Scientist in the Sensor & Actuator division at CGCRI, Kolkata in 2014 (May).

Member
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) - Life member (no. LMB117)
  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science - Life member (no.2890)
  • Thermophysical Society of India (TPSI) - Life member (no. L070)
  • Magnetic Society of India (MSI) – Life member (no. LM739)
  • Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI) – Life member (no. LM1353)

Awards/Fellowship/Honors
  • CSIR fellowship (JRF) of Govt. Of India.
  • STA fellowship (JISTEC) of Govt. Of Japan (1998-2000).
  • Advisory Board member. South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANi), 2012-2016.
  • Executive committee member, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, India.
  • Honorary Visiting Associate at S. N. Bose Centre (2007-2010).
  • Planning committee member, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, India.
  • Editorial Board member, Chem. Xpress, Global publication, India.
  • Bharat Joyti Award 2012 honoured by India International Friendship Society (IIFS).
  • Court member: The University of Burdwan (2008-2010), India.
  • MRSI Medal – 2016

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: In SCI Journal Papers = 94
Selected Papers:
  1. Novel multiple phosphorescence in nanostructured Zinc oxide and calculation of correlated colour temperature. Sagnik Das , Uttam Kumar Ghorai , Rajib Dey , Chandan Kumar Ghosh , Mrinal Pal* , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19 (2017) 22995
  2. Improved sensitivity of CdS nanoparticles by virtue of calcium doping: Promising candidate for monitoring alcohol in exhale human breath S. Chakraborty and M. Pal*, Materials & Design, 126 (2017) 18
  3. Improved ethanol sensing behaviour of cadmium sulphide nanoflakes: Beneficial effect of morphology. S. Chakraborty and M. Pal*, Sensor Actuator B, 242 (2017) 1155.
  4. Enhanced and selective acetone sensing properties of SnO2-MWCNT nanocomposites: Promising materials for diabetes sensor. M. Narjinary, P. Rana, A. Sen and M. Pal*, Materials & Design, 115 ( 2017) 158
  5. Nanoporous γ-alumina based novel sensor to detect trace moisture in high temperature and high pressure environment, D Saha, DK Ghara, M Pal*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 222, (2016) 1043.
  6. Novel green phosphoresence from pristine ZnO quantum dots: Tuning of correlated color temperature. S. Das, C.K. Ghosh*, R. Dey and M. Pal*, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 236
  7. Effect of Mn and Ni codoping on ion dynamics of nanocrystalline cobalt ferrite: Astructure property correlation study S. Chakraborty, A. Dutta and M. Pal*, Elctro. Chemica. Acta, 184 (2015) 70
  8. Influence of doping on crystal growth, structure and optical properties of nanocrystalline CaTiO3: a case study using small-angle neutron scattering. O. Mondal, M. Pal, R. Singh, D. Sen, S. Mazumder and M. Pal*, J. Appl. Cryst. (2015) 48, 836.
  9. Giant magnetodielectric and enhance multiferroic properties Sm-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles. A.Mukherjee, S.Basu, P.K. Manna, S.M. Yusuf and M. Pal*, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2 (2014) 5885.
  10. Strong and unusual violet blue emission in ring-shaped ZnO nanocrystals. O. Mondal and M. Pal*, J. Mater. Chem, 2011, 21, 18354.

Selected Publications
Publications: Summary: In SCI Journal Papers = 94
Invited Talks Delivered (Selected):
  1. Delivered invited talk in 4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoAfrica 2012), During 1-4th April, 2012 at Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  2. Delivered invited talk in 21st International symposium on Processing and Fabrication of advanced materials (PFAM21), IITG, 2012.
  3. Delivered invited talk on “Novel nanostructured semiconductor as breath sensor for non-invasive monitoring of diabetes” in 7th BANGALORE NANO 2014, India.
  4. Delivered invited talk in International conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology “ICONN-2015” Chennai, India.
  5. Delivered invited talk on “Nanostructured Metal Oxide Semiconductor based Gas Sensors for Healthcare” 2nd International on Materials Science (ICMS 2017), organized by Tripura University during 16-18 February.
  6. Delivered Invited talk on “Non-invasive Monitoring of Diabetes using Nanostructure Semiconductor Based Gas Sensor” in International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICN:31 -2017) at IIT Roorkee, during 6-8th December, 2017.

PhD Supervision
Summary: Ph.D. completed: 5, Pursuing as registered scholar: 3


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