सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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Scientists ▸ Dr. N. C. Pramanik
Dr. Nimai Chand Pramanik

Dr. Nimai Chand Pramanik

Senior Principal Scientist

Glass Division

Contact Information:

Phone: +91-33-23223363
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: ncpramanik@cgcri.res.in

Dr. Nimai Chand Pramanik

Joined CGCRI on March 24, 2020
Institution Position Period
Sr. Principal Scientist CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata Mar. 2020 – till date
Sr. Scientist (Grade E) C-MET, Thrissur Nov. 2014 – Mar. 2020
Sr. Scientist (Grade D) C-MET, Thrissur Dec. 2006 – Nov. 2014
KOFST Brain Pool Visiting Scientist KRICT, Daejeon, South Korea Dec. 2004 – Nov. 2006
VBL Visiting Lecturer (Post-doc) Okayama Univ. JAPAN Sep. 2002 – Oct. 2004
Research Associate (CSIR) CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata Jan 2001 – Sep. 2002
Research Associate (BRNS) CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata May 1999 – Dec. 2000
SRF (CSIR) Jadavpur University, Kolkata Apr. 1998- May 1999
Research Fellow Jadavpur University, Kolkata Apr. 1995- Mar 1998


Degree Discipline University; Year
B.Sc. Chemistry Hons Vidyasagar University; 1991
M.Sc.Chemistry Vidyasagar University; 1994
Ph.D. Chemistry Jadavpur University; 1999

Patents Filed / Granted

Total: Eight (8)
International: Three (3)
Indian: Five (5)

Area of Research & interests:

Advanced Material Sciences with special references to,

  • Formulation & Dev. of metal nanoparticles based Antimicrobial materials and coatings on Glasses & other substrates for preventing spreading of COVID-19 and related pandemic microbes.
  • of advanced Nanomaterials/ Nanocomposites, thin films comprising Inorganic-Organic hybrids (IOH) for flexible electronics and energy storage applications.
  • of 3D nanostructured materials including AEROGELS of different compositions for space explorations, electric mobility and other commercial applications, viz, silica aerogel for TPS in space explorations, C-aerogel as active materials for energy storage for e- mobility, harvesting renewable energies, etc.
  • Design, development and fabrication of SUPERCAPACITORS (complete device for energy storage) and demonstration of device performance for high electronics
  • Design, development and commissioning of pilot plant for production of Aerogel and Aerogel supercapacitors for energy storage applications in xEV, Solar energy harvesting systems & power electronics, etc.

Notable Research contribution:

Technology developed:

  • Developed complete indigenous technology for production of Aerogel Supercapacitors for energy storage and applications in power electronics, which comprises following independent sub-technologies,
  1. Piot Scale Production of Carbon Aerogel for Supercapacitor’s electrodes.
  2. Production of Aerogel Electrodes in Spools for Supercapacitor applications
  3. Production of Aerogel Supercapacitors for various electronic applications
  • Indigenous technology for production of metal nanoparticles doped aerogel carbon aerogel for applications efficient H2 gas storage media.

 Products developed:

Developed following products for various end applications

  • 3D nanostructured materials – (a) light wt. silica aerogel for TPS applications and (b) high surface area conducting aerogel carbon for supercapacitor’s electrodes
  • Metal nanoparticles doped carbon aerogels for use as efficient medial for H2 gas storage
  • MO decorated aerogel carbon nanocomposites for asymmetric supercapacitors
  • Highly flexible thin aerogel electrode for direct use as supercapacitors’ electrodes
  • Aerogel supercapacitors (cap. upto 50F) for energy storage & power electronics applications
  • Anti-reflection coatings on RSW glasses for applications in nuclear power plants
  • Inorganic-organic hybrids (IOH) based embedded capacitors for high dielectric flexible PCBs.

 Devices designed/fabricated:

Designed, fabricated following devices/prototype and demonstrated their performances for various end applications,

  • Supercapacitor Powered Fast-chargeable Emergency Light (charging time < 2 min)
  • Aerogel Supercapacitor based integrated Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage system.
  • Prototype H2 Gas Storage cell comprising metal doped carbon aerogel thus developed.
  • Supercapacitor Packs with ultralow ESR (<15mW) for applications in EVM-VVPAT & other power electronics
R&D Projects Handles

  • No. of R&D Projects: Fifteen (15)
  • Completed: Eleven (11); Ongoing: Four (3); Submitted: One (1)

  • Total Value of R&D Projects: Rs. 44.27 Cr.
    Completed: Rs. 32.66 Core; Ongoing: Rs. 7.47 Core; Submitted: Rs. 4.14 Core
  • In SCI Journals: 40
  • In Conference/Symposium Proceedings: 101
  • Invited Talks/Lectures: 36

Selected Papers:


  1. M. Minakshi, David R. G. Mitchell, Robert T. Jones, N C Pramanik, Annelise Jean‐Fulcrand and Georg Garnweitner, “A hybrid electrochemical energy storage device using sustainable electrode materials” ¾ Chemistry Select, 5 (2020) pp 1597-1606
  2. G. Mondal, A. Santra, S. Jana, N. C. Pramanik, A Mondal and P. Bera, “Enhanced photocatalytic activity of ternary CuInS2 nanocrystals synthesized from the combination of a binary Cu(I)S precursor and InCl3” ¾ J. Nanoparticle Research, 20 (2018) pp. 108.
  3. Swathy KS, P A Abraham, Rani Panicker, N. C. Pramanik and K. Stanly Jacob, “Nanostructured anatase Titania spheres as light scattering layers in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, Procedia Technology 24 (2016) pp.767 – 773.
  4. G. Mondal, M. Acharjya, A. Santra, S. Jana, N. C. Pramanik, A. Mondal and P. Bera, “A new pyrazolyl dithioate function in the precursor for the shape controlled growth of CdS nanocrystals: optical and photocatalytic activities” ¾ New J. Chem., 39 (2015) pp. 9487-9496
  5. K. S. Rejitha, P. A. Abraham, N. Rani Panicker, K. Stanly Jacob and N. C. Pramanik*, “Role of catalyst on formation of resorcinol-furfural based carbon aerogels and its physical properties” – Advances in Nanoparticles, 2 (2013) pp. 99-103
  6. Shantanu Das and N C Pramanik,Micro-structural roughness of electrodes manifesting as temporal fractional order differential equation in supercapacitor transfer characteristics” ¾ J. Mathematics & Computation, 20 (2013) pp. 94-113.
  7. R. A. Ganeev, P. A. Naik, J. A. Chakera, H. Singhal, N. C. Pramanik, P A Abraham, N Rani Panicker, M Kumar and P D Gupta, “Carbon aerogel plumes as an efficient medium for higher harmonic generation in 50-90 nm range” ¾ J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 28 (2011) pp. 360-364
  8. N. C. Pramanik*, N. Anisha, P. A. Abraham and N. Rani Panicker, “Preparation of BaxSr1-x TiO3 (x=0~1) nanoparticles by wet-chemical decomposition of Ti-complex and study their dielectric properties” ¾ J. Alloys and Compd., 476 (2009) pp. 524-528.
  9. M. N. Muralidharan, N. C. Pramanik*, P. A. Abraham, K. Stanly Jacob and N. Rani Panicker, “Crystallization and oxidation resistance properties of boron modified silicon oxycarbides derived from polymeric precursors by sol-gel method” ¾ Mater. Lett. 62 (2008) pp. 2547-2550.
  10. N. C. Pramanik and S. I. Seok, “High dielectric constant inorganic-organic hybrid materials prepared with sol-gel derived crystalline BaTiO3¾ Japanese J. Appl. Phys. 47 (2008) pp. 531–537.
  11. N. C. Pramanik, S. I. Seok, and B. Y. Ahn, “The wet-synthesis of redispersible crystalline BaTiO3 in organic medium” ¾ J. Alloy Compd. 449 (2008) pp.77-81
  12. N. C. Pramanik, S. I. Seok and B. Y. Ahn, “Effect of reactant concentration and OH ions on the formation of nanocrystalline BaTiO3 in solution” ¾ Mater. Res. Bull., 42 (2007) pp.497-504.
  13. N. C. Pramanik, B. Y. Ahn, H. Kim and S. I. Seok, “Wet-chemical synthesis of crystalline BaTiO3 from stable chelated titanium complex: Formation mechanism and dispersibility in organic solvents” ¾ J. Colloid Interface Sci., 300 (2006) pp.569-576.
  14. H. Kim, S. I. Seok, N. C. Pramanik and B. Y. Ahn, “Preparation of inorganic-organic hybrid titania sol-gel nanocomposite films and their dielectric properties” ¾ Phys. Stat. Sol. (a), 203 (2006) pp. 1962-1970.
  15. S. I. Seok, B. Y. Ahn, N. C. Pramanik, H. Kim and S. I. Hong, “Preparation of nanosized rutile TiO2 from an aqueous peroxotitanate solution” ¾ J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 89 (2006) pp. 1147-1149.
  16. N. C. Pramanik, T. Fujii, M. Nakanishi, J. Takada and S. I. Seok, “The effect of heat treatment temperature on the microstructure and magnetic properties of Ba2Co2Fe12O22 (Co2Y) hexagonal ferrite prepared by sol-gel method” ¾ Mater. Lett., 60 (2006) pp. 2718-2722.
  17. N. C. Pramanik, T. Fujii, M. Nakanishi and J. Takada, “Development of nano-grained hexagonal barium ferrite thin films by sol-gel technique” ¾ Mater. Lett., 59 (2005) pp. 468-472.
  18. N. C. Pramanik, T. Fujii, M. Nakanishi and J. Takada, “Development of Co1+xFe2-xO4 (x = 0 ~0.5) thin films on SiO2 glass by the sol-gel method and the study of the effect of composition on their magnetic properties” ¾ Mater. Lett., 59 (2005) pp. 88-93.
  19. N. C. Pramanik, T. Fujii, M. Nakanishi and J. Takada, “Effect of Co2+ ion on the magnetic properties of sol-gel cobalt ferrite thin films” ¾ J. Mater. Chem., 14 (2004) pp. 3328-3332.
  20. P. K. Biswas, A. De, N. C. Pramanik, P. K. Chakraborty, K. Ortner, V. Hock and S. Korder, “Effect of tin on IR reflectivity, thermal emissivity, Hall mobility and plasma wavelength of sol-gel indium tin oxide films on glass” ¾ Mater. Lett., 57 (2003) pp. 2326-2332.
  21. N. C. Pramanik and P. K. Biswas, “Development of nano-indium tin oxide(ITO) grains by alkaline hydrolysis of In(III) and Sn(IV) salts” ¾ Bull. Mater. Sci., 25 (2002) pp. 505-507.
  22. N. C. Pramanik, S. Das and P. K. Biswas, “The effect of Sn(IV) on transformation of co-precipitated hydrated In(III) and Sn(IV) hydroxides to indium tin oxide (ITO) powder” ¾ Mater. Lett., 56 (2002) pp. 671-679.
  • Recipient of ‘Innovation Pavilion Award’ for ‘Dev. of first Indigenous Aerogel Supercapacitor’, conferred by Advanced Materials & Processes for Defence Applications (ADMAT) in 2019
  • Honoured as ‘Indian Delegate’ by the DST-Int’l Cooperation (Govt. of India) in 2018 and visited Italy to review ‘India-Italy Bilateral Program on Renewable Energy Technology’ at Italy.
  • Expert Panel Member (EPM) to review of project proposals from DST-MECSP (Materials for Energy Conservation and Storage Platform), Govt. of India, since 2017 to till date & MECPS program of Dept. of Science & Technology (Govt. of India) and working since 2017 to till date
  • Expert Panel Member for screening, selection and review of project proposals from DST-MES (Materials for Energy Storage), Govt. of India, since 2016 to till date.
  • Convenor for the International Conference on “Supercapacitors, Energy storage & Applications (ICSEA-2019)”, organized at Thrissur during March 8-10, 2019
  • Convenor for the “National Workshop on Supercapacitors (NSW-2015)”, organized at Thrissur on 9th October 2015
  • Convenor for the “National Technology Day (NTD-2015) celebration”, organized at Thrissur on 13th May 2015
  • Member of Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science & Technology (SAEST), India (Member ship: Life Member since 2020)
  • Recipient of ‘Flame of Science’ for ‘Excellence in Contributions in Noble Cause of Science’ from ‘World Science Congress” in 2014
  • Recipient of ‘Brain Pool Scholarship’ from Korea Federation of Science & Technology, South Korea in 2004
  • Recipient of ‘Venture Business Fellowship’ from Venture Business Laboratory, JAPAN in 2002
  • Editorial Board Member for Power-DAC, published from RCI, Hyderabad (2015 – 2017)
  • Member of India Association for Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, India (Life member since 1996)
  • Member of International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), USA: (Membership: Affiliate member during 1997-2002)

M. Sc./M. Tech Supervision: Thirty six (36)

  • M. Tech: Nine (9): Completed
  • M. Sc. : Twenty Seven (27): Completed

Last Updated on August 24, 2020