सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute



CSIR-CGCRI, established in 1950, has a legacy of more than 70 years. Its foundation stone was laid by Sir Ardeshir Dalal on 24th December, 1945 and the institute subsequently inaugurated by Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy on 26th August, 1950. It has a very eventful journey with successful implementation of major programs and the development of novel products and processes. The institute has been positioned competitively among national and international peers with the constant support from government and patronage from industry and stakeholders.  Needless to say, the key driving force during the journey was the extraordinary men and women who shaped the institute over the decades in various capacities – Directors, scientists, staff, students and visiting professionals.

The major objectives of this Institute is to carry out basic and applied research in the fields of glass, ceramics, refractories, vitreous enamels, composites for various diverse applications and develop technologies relevant to the country’s security, economic, industrial and socio-economic needs. It caters to many sectors through world class research and development of technologies.  To name a few are Energy, Power, Petroleum, Electronics, Communication, refractory, steel, aluminium & other related metal industries and strategic sector (atomic energy, defence and space). It has excellence in different glasses, ceramic materials, optics and fiber optics materials and devices, energy material such as SOFC, LI & Na ion batteries, SOEC, Sensors, Bio medical devices, bio-sensors and implants, radiation shielding glasses, cutting tool, laser glasses, LASERS, advanced refractories for steel and other industries, waste to wealth generation and many other advanced applications.

CSIR-CGCRI undertake advanced R&D projects which are internationally competitive and public-private partnership projects sponsored by private/public sector enterprises. It also provides technical advisory and infra-structural services like project engineering, testing & evaluation, training & education and dissemination of scientific information to the public domain.

Amidst such a backdrop, I take up the mantle to lead CSIR-CGCRI. We have several new challenges as well as opportunities. With the government impetus on high impact mission mode initiatives aligned to national needs, the institute has to achieve a judicious mix of basic, applied and translational research. The institute strives attaining the country’s commitment to the sustainable development goals. The government’s commitment towards home-grown technologies and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives have opened wider innovation opportunities that the institute looks to capitalize.

This institute forms an integral component of the national innovation ecosystem where we envisage working closely with academia, industry, MSMEs, State governments and so on along with expanding our international collaboration frontiers.

I invite all to explore our resources on this virtual platform. Let this website be our integration stage where we interact and work together to build a New India.

Dr. Suman Kumari Mishra, FNASc
Director, CSIR-CGCRI

Profile of Director

Dr. (Mrs) Suman Kumari Mishra, is currently Director, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) Kolkata since Jan 2021. Prior to that, she was Chief Scientist and served 25 years at different levels of Scientist at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory Jamshedpur. She has also served as Director of CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, as an additional Charge for 11 months  (15th March 2022 to 8th February 2023) and CSIR-IICB for one month.

Dr. Mishra did her Ph.D. in Materials Science at IIT Kharagpur and is a gold medalist in her Master’s Degree in Physics at Ranchi University.

Dr. (Mrs) Suman Kumari Mishra has contributed very significantly to the understanding of mechanisms and the development of advanced ceramics and their coatings, high-temperature materials & composites hard & tough coatings, and corrosion & wear protection coatings for different industrial applications, Energy materials such as thermoelectric and solar reflector coatings, by different advanced processes such as different PVD processes, hot dip galvanizing simulation, Laser cladding, and SHS process.  Besides her basic & applied research, she has carried out projects for leading industries such as Boeing USA, Tata steel, and Aditya Birla S & T group and has joint patents. Two of the technologies have been transferred.

She has an impressive career with 15 patents, more than 120 SCI publications, and chapters in 7 books. Her excellence has fetched several coveted awards including the NASI Fellow, Metallurgist of the Year Award, Vasvik Award, MRSI medal, Raman Fellowship, CSIR Young Scientist in Eng. Sciences and many best paper awards. She has held many leading positions and heads of important divisions and committees of the lab as well at national level different times in her carrier . She has served as Dean and Associate Dean for engineering sciences in ACSIR for 10 years. She has guided 6 Ph..D students and around 40 M.Tech Thesis.She is associate editor of Trans IIM, Springer and also defence journal

As Director of CSIR-CGCRI, she is catalyzing technology transfers and strategic projects for the components along with basic and applied material research and overall growth of the human resource and the institutuion.

Director’s Secretariat

Dr Sunirmal Jana

Chief Scientist and
Staff Officer and In-charge, Director’s Secretariat

Mr. Abhradeep Sarkar
Junior Stenographer
Email: abhradeep@cgcri.res.in

Ms. Rajeswari Ghosh
Junior Stenographer
Email: rghosh@cgcri.res.in

Ph: +91 33 24735829/24839241/23223001 /23223380 (Secretariat)
Fax: +91 33 24730957
E-mail: dir_office@cgcri.res.in; director@cgcri.res.in

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