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

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय कांच और सिरेमिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई)

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Jha
Chief Scientist and Head

Business Development and Standardisation (BDS) Division

Phone: +91-033-23223257(O), 24660388 (R)
Fax: +91-033-24730957/24736082
E-mail: bbjha@cgcri.res.in ,   bbjha1959@gmail.com

B.Sc. Engg. (Metallurgy), Ranchi University, 1982
M.S. (Metallurgy), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, 1989
Diploma in Management (DIM) IGNOU, New Delhi, 1996
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM) IGNOU, New Delhi, 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM) IGNOU, New Delhi, 1998
Ph.D.(Metallurgy), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 2008

Dr. Jha joined CSIR-CGCRI on December 5, 2016

Research Interest
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Materials Science and Technology
Mechanical behaviour of materials at ambient, high and low temperature under slow and nominal strain rate. Effect of material chemistry, microstructure, cold work, temperature, prior deformation etc. on the mechanical behaviour of metals, alloys, composites (metal-matrix and ceramic matrix composites).
Residual life estimation by measuring the degraded properties of materials including non-destructive characterization of material properties including composites.
High temperature oxidation of metals and alloys, effect of rare earth element additions, use of oxide scale thickness in residual life assessment of materials operating at high temperatures.
Friction and wear properties of metals, alloys, ceramics and composites. Thermal Barrier coatings development for high temperature alloys and their life cycle assessment.

Professional Career

CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), KolkataChief Scientist 5.12.2016- Continuing
CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, BhubaneswarScientist ‘F’ &‘G’30.05.2002- 04.12.2016
CSIR-Central Mechanical Engg. Research Institute, Durgapur, WBScientist ‘E-I’ &‘E-II’30.05.1991- 29.05.2002
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam Scientific officer ‘C’ & ‘D’ 01.08.1983- 29.05.91
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), MumbaiTrainee for “one year
orientation course in Nuclear Engineering”
01.08.1982- 01.08.1983

  • Best Metallurgist Award, Durgapur Chapter of Indian Institute of Metals, 1993, Residual life assessment of power plant components
  • Second best paper Award in ferrous group of 56th Annual Technical Meeting of Indian Institute of Metals held at Baroda, 2002, Residual life estimation of super heater and reheater tubes based on oxide scale thickness measurement
  • INSA fellowship under INSA-DFG exchange scientist program at OVGU, Magdeburg, Germany, 2012, Mechanical characterisation of composites through miniature specimen techniques
  • CSIR-DAAD fellowship (Senior) at IEF2 Juelich, Germany, 2010, Oxide scale adherence study of low alloy steel under thermal cyclic condition in steam environment
  • CSIR-BMBF fellowship at IEF2 Juelich, Germany, 2012, Oxide scale adherence study of low alloy steel using Acoustic Emission Technique
  • 2nd Berger Award for Excellence in Coating Research and Promotion by The Society for Surface Protective Coatings, India, 2015, Contribution in the Development of Surface Engineering and its Research and Promotion
  • NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) Corrosion Awareness Award-2016, 2016, For significant contributions in the field of Surface Science and Engineering through high temperature oxidation of metals, alloys, ceramics and composites including Thermal Barrier Coatings development for aerospace applications.

Landmark Research Contributions
  • First to use Acoustic Emission Technique in understanding the Oxidation behaviour of Metals and Alloys.
  • First to establish that the occurrence of Breakaway oxidation in large nos. of metals and alloys at high temperature is due to mechanical failure of the scale and not due to faster diffusion of reacting species as postulated by others.
  • Established the correlation of steam side oxide scale build up in high temperature tubing with its exhausted life fraction leading to assessment of its remnant life.
  • Developed the nano-structured thermal barrier coatings doped with rare earth oxides (LaCeO2) having enhanced life cycle under severe aggressive environment.
  • Evaluated the life cycle of thermal barrier Coatings based on TGO layer growth and change in the chemistry of bond coats.
Selected Publications
Summary: SCI Journals: 75; In Conferences/Seminars: 91; Invited talks in various forums : 25
Some best publications:
  1. B.B.Jha, B.K.Mishra, B. Satpati and S.N.Ojha, “Effect of Thermal Ageing on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel”, Material Science – Poland, Vol. 28, No. 1 , pp. 335-346, 2010.
  2. B.B. Jha, B.K. Mishra, B. K. Mohapatra and S.N. Ojha, “Acoustic Emission studies during high temperature oxidation of 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel at 1173 K”, Materials at high temperature, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 301-311, 2010.
  3. B.B.Jha, B.K.Mishra and S.N.Ojha, “Oxidation Behaviour of 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel and its Characterisation using Acoustic Emission” in Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Volume 51, Number 2, April 2012, pp. 221-227.
  4. A. B. Pattnaik, B.B.Jha, R.Sahoo, “Effect of strain rate on acoustic emission during tensile deformation of a-brass”, Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 29 No. 3 (2012) 292-299.
  5. Baldev Raj, B.B. Jha and P. Rodriguez: “Frequency spectrum analysis of Acoustic Emission signal obtained during tensile deformation and fracture of an AISI 316 type stainless steel”, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp. 2211-2215, 1989.
  6. A.S. Khanna, B.B. Jha and Baldev Raj: “The application of Acoustic Emission technique in high temperature oxidation studies”, Journal of Acoustic Emission, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 209-214, 1987.
  7. R. Sahoo, B. B. Jha, T. K. Sahoo, “Experimental study on microstructural variation in near alpha titanium alloy during non-optimal regime of superplastic deformation”, Materials Science and Technology, 2013, Vol. 29 No. 7, 854-860.
Number of Books / proceedings authored/edited:
  1. B.B. Jha and S.K. Srivastava (Editors)
    Proceeding Conference on “Life Prediction and Extension Techniques for Thermal Power Plants (LPET - 2003)”, January 16-17, 2003, National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Durgapur, India
  2. B.B. Jha, R.K. Galgali and V.N. Misra (Editors)
    Proceeding Conference on National Seminar on “ Futuristic Materials” (NSFM-2004), April 21-22, 2004, held at RRL, Bhubaneswar, Allied publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, April 2004.
  3. B.B.Jha, A.K. Chaubey, U.Balaji and B.K.Mishra (Editors)
    Proceeding International Conference on Emerging Materials and Processes (ICEMP-2014) held at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar on 26-27th February 2014, CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology Bhubaneswar-751013, Odisha, India, ISBN: 978-81-928552-1-9.
Invited Talks:
  1. Precipitation kinetics in low alloy steel.
    October 4, 2013 at NIT, Rourkela.
  2. Cyclic oxidation behavior of Cr-Mo steel in steam environment.
    April 12, 2013 at Institute of Climate Research, Juelich, Germany.
  3. Plasma Sprayed Nanostructured YSZ Coatings Doped with Rare Earth Oxides: A state of the art
    October 8, 2015 at 12th International Surface Engineering, paints and coatings Symposium 2015, New Delhi.
  4. Materials Development program in collaboration with HAL, Koraput and CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar,
    in Industry – Institute Partnership Meet 2015 held at KIST, Bhubaneswar on 22nd January 2016.
  5. Microstructural Characterization of Thermally Degraded 2.25Cr-1Mo steel Using Ultrasonic Measurement and Miniature Specimen Parameters including its Correlation with Wear Properties”,
    International Conference on Electron Microscopy,EMSI-2016 during June 2-4, 2016 held at IT, BHU Varanasi.

Ph.D. Supervision

Ph.D. Guidance: Three (continuing)
M. Tech: Six (Completed)
Member Professional Affiliations:
  1. Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Kolkata - Life Member
  2. Indian Institute of Welding (IIW), Kolkata - Life Member
  3. Indian society for Non-destructive testing (ISNT) - Member
  4. Acoustic Emission Working Group (India), AEWG(I) - Member
  5. Society For Failure Analysis (SFA), India - Member, Executive Committee
  6. Society for Surface Protective Coatings(SSPC), India - Life Member
  7. Powder Metallurgy Association of India - Life Member

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