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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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Scientists ▸ Dr. Nijhuma Kayal (Mondal)
Dr. Nijhuma Kayal (Mondal)

Dr. Nijhuma Kayal (Mondal)

Senior Principal Scientist

Membrane and Separation Technology Division
ISO Cell

Contact Information:

Phone: +91-(033) 23223241
Fax: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: nijhuma@cgcri.res.in

Dr. Nijhuma Kayal (Mondal)

Joined CSIR-CGCRI on 14th Sept. 2000

Professional Career

Institution Position Period
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata Junior Scientist - Sr. Principal Scientist 2002-Continuing
CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi Junior Scientist 2000-2002


Degree Discipline University; Year
B.Sc. Chemistry University of Calcutta
M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry University of Calcutta
Ph.D. Science Jadavpur University

Research Interest

  • Processing and shape making of porous materials (Restricted sintering, Reaction bonding, Infiltration driven processing, Biomimetic processing, etc.)
  • Porous ceramics for hot gas filtration, waste water filtration and high efficiency air filtration applications
  • Corrosion resistant high temperature coating (Microporous thick coating, Nanoporous coating) for industrial application
  • SiC based layered composite catalytic filter
  • Materials Chemistry


Landmark Research Contribution

  1. Development numbers of cyanate-, thicyante-, azide-, etc bridged polynuclear inorganic complexes with prominent magnetic, electrical and structural properties.
  2. Development three new complexometric methods for the determination of various constituents in glass and allied samples which made the chemical analysis faster and easier.
  3. Development of porous SiC ceramics by infiltration driven process for hot gas filtration application
  4. Development of SiC based bilayered composite filters for energy and environmental applications.
  • Post- doc Researcher, UK, 2002-2003
  • Awarded Travel fellowship by SERB
  • Awarded Travel fellowship by CSIR
  • Invited speaker, Materials Science-2013, Las Vegas, USA
  • Best Researcher Award, NESIN 2020
  • Reviewer of SCI journals


Recent Projects (as Principal Investigator):

  1. Development of ceramic oxide based nano filtration membranes onto oxide-bonded porous SiC supports and their performance evaluation study for liquid, gas and particulate separation, 9.3.2022-8.3.2025
  2. Development of layered SiC ceramic filter for off-gas cleaning, March 2018-June 2021
  1. Synthesis of oxide bonded porous SiC ceramics by bond phase precursor infiltration technique – DST, 2013-2016 (Completed)


h-index:20, RG score: 35, Total citations:1368

SCI journals: 73 Nos., Book chapter- 2

Conference presentations/proceedings: 38 Nos.


Recent Papers:

  1.  D. Das, N. Kayal*, G. A. Marsola, D. Filho and M. D. M. Innocentini, Recycling of coal fly ash for fabrication of elongated mullite rod bonded porous SiC ceramic membrane and its application in filtration, J Euro. Ceram. Soc. 40(5) (2020) 2163-2172.
  2. D. Das, N. Kayal*, G. A. Marsola, L. A. Damasceno and M. D. M. Innocentini, Permeability behaviour of silicon carbide-based membrane and performance study for oily wastewater treatment, Int J Appl Ceram Technol. 17 (2020) 893–906.
  3. D. Das, S. Baitalik and N. Kayal*, Properties of multiple oxide-bonded porous SiC ceramics prepared by an infiltration technique, Int. J. appl. Ceram. Techol. 17 (2020) 476–483.
  4. S. Baitalik and N.Kayal*, Thermal shock and chemical corrosion resistance of oxide bonded porous SiC ceramics prepared by infiltration technique, J. Alloy Compd., 781 (2019) 289-3014.
  5. A. Dey, N. Kayal*, et al., “Properties of layered oxide bonded porous SiC ceramic filter and kinetics of bond phase formation, Int. J. appl. Ceram. Techol 18(3) (2021) 869-879


M.Tech: 3, B.Tech: 4, Ph.D-3 (awarded-2, ongoing-1)

Position Available Interested candidate with CSIR-NET may apply directly for pursuing Ph.D

Last Updated on February 9, 2023