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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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Scientists ▸ Dr. Mrinal Pal
Dr. Mrinal Pal

Dr. Mrinal Pal

Chief Scientist and Head

Contact Information:

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

Dr. Mrinal Pal

Dr. Pal joined CSIR-CGCRI in March, 2014 (Bio-sketch)

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).
  • Chief Scientist at CSIR-CGCRI from 2022 (March)


Degree Discipline University; Year
B.Sc. Physics (Hon) Calcutta University
M.Sc. Physics (Solid State Special) Calcutta University
Ph.D. Science IACS (Jadavpur University)

Institutional responsibility:

Head: Functional Materials & Devices Division (FMDD)

Nodal Officer: RTI

Chairman: Technical and Purchase Committee

Awards / Recognitions:

  • Convenor: Physical Sciences, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST)
  • Executive committee member, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, India (2021-2023).
  • Joint UGC-CSIR NET Coordinator: 2019, Kolkata (West Bengal) – onwards
  • Fellow:West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology – 2018
  • MRSI Medal – 2016
  • STA fellowship (JISTEC) of Govt. Of Japan(1998-2000).
  • CSIR fellowship (JRF)of Govt. Of India, 1991.
  • Honorary Visiting Associate at S. N. Bose Centre (2007-2010).
  • Management Representative (MR):ISO 9001:2015 team from 2018-2021
  • Chairman: Purchase committee (above 25 Lakhs), 2019 onwards
  • Advisory Board member: South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANi), 2012-2016.
  • Bharat Joyti Award 2012 honoured by India International Friendship Society (IIFS).
  • Editorial Board member, Chem. Xpress, Global publication, India.
  • Planning committee member, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, India (2014-2018).
  • Court member: The University of Burdwan (2008-2010), India.
  • Executive committee member, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, India (2014-2018).
  • Member: West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, India (2018-2021)


TPSI Life membership no. L070

MRSI Life membership no. LMB117

IACS Life membership no. 2890

EMSI Life membership no. LM1353

MSI Life membership no. LM739

Indian ceramic Society Life membership no. EL – 760

  • Research Interests

    • 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

Selected Publications

Publications: Summary: In SCI Journal Papers = 100+
Selected Papers:
  1. Novel barium hexaferrite based highly selective and stable trace ammonia sensor for detection of renal disease by exhaled breath analysis., T. Das, S. Das, M. Karmakar, S. Chakraborty, D. Saha and Pal*. Sensor and Actuator B: 325 (2020) 128765
  2. 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* , Chem. Chem. Phys., 19 (2017) 22995
  3. Improved ethanol sensing behaviour of cadmium sulphide nanoflakes: Beneficial effect of morphology.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    Mondal, M. Pal, R. Singh, D. Sen, S. Mazumder and M. Pal*, J. Appl. Cryst. 48 (2015), 836.
  9. Giant magnetodielectric and enhance multiferroic properties Sm-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles.
    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.
    Mondal and M. Pal*, J. Mater. Chem, 21, (2011) 18354.

    Plenary /keynote /Invited Talk Delivered 

    1. Delivered keynote lecture in 4th International Conference on Diabetes, Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes meet 2021) during 15-16 July, 2021 (Webinar).
    2. Delivered Invited talk in “International Conference on “Nanotechnology for Better Living (NBL-2021)” during 7-11th September, 2021 (Webinar), organised by NIT, Srinagar, India.
    3. Delivered Invited talk in 65th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium (DAESSP-2021) during 15-19th December, 2021 (Webinar) organised by BARC, India.
    4. Invited talk delivered in 29th National Conference on Condense Matter Physics (CMDAYS-2021) during December 10-12, 2021 (Webinar) organised by Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
    5. Plenary talk delivered in “International conference on nanomaterials driven advances in chemical and biosensors (NanoSe 2019)”, at Alagappa University, 2019
    6. Plenary lecture delivered in “International conference on nanomedicine (ICON-2019)” at Madurai Kamraj University, 2019.
    7. Plenary lecture delivered in a Workshop on “Fabrication of Optoelectronics devices and Sensors Hands-on-Experience” at NIT Warangal, 2019.
    8. Delivered invited talk in 4thInternational Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoAfrica 2012), During 1-4th April, 2012 at Bloemfontein, South Africa.
    9. Delivered invited talk in 7thBANGALORE NANO 2014, India.
    10. Delivered invited talk in International conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology “ICONN-2015” Chennai, India.

     …..full list

    Projects execution:

    • Completed: 10, In progress: 2.

      …..full list


    Completed: 7.  Pursuing: 2

    Last Updated on March 22, 2023