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     Pradip Kumar Maji

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Rubber Technology Centre
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Anil K. Bhowmick, Director, IIT Patna
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: Completed in 2012
AddressDr. Pradip K. Maji, Scientist, Indigenisation Substitution Cell, No. 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force Station, Chandigarh - 160003
Phone09478501321
Emailpradip@rtc.iitkgp.ernet.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.University of Calcutta, KolkataPolymer Science and Technology2006
B.Tech.University of Calcutta, KolkataPolymer Science and Technology2004
B.Sc.B. K. C. College, University of CalcuttaChemistry (Hons), Physics, Math2001
12WB Council of Higher Secondary Education/Baradongal R. N. InstitutionScience1997
10WB Board of Secondary Education/Baradongal R. N. InstitutionGeneral1995

Research Areas
  • Indigenisation of aviation grade of rubber parts
  • Polymer for space applications
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Synthesis and modification of polymers
  • Polymer processing
  • structure-property relationship in polymers
  • Characterization of polymer

Skills
  • Infrared Spectrophotometer (Nicolet Nexus, Perkin Elmer)
  • Universal Testing Machine (Zwick, Hounsfiled )
  • Thermo gravimetric Analyzer (TA Q5000), Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analyzer, (TA instruments, Rheometric Scientific, Metravib RDS)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (Digital Instruments, Nanoscope IIIa , IVa)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Optical microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Processing Machines-Two roll mixing mill, Molding Press (Moore), Banbury, Kneader, Extruder

Awards
  • National Scholarship in Madhyamik-1995
  • University Rank 1 in M. Tech. (Polymer Science and Technology) in 2006
  • GATE- 2006, in XE (Engineering Sciences), All India Rank- 194
  • Best poster award in Research Scholar Day-2010, at Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur
  • Life Member of The Aeronautical Society of India
  • Life member of The Society for Polymer Science, India

Experience
  • Scientist-C, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, at 3BRD, Air Force, Chandigarh (From 22 January 2010 to till date)
  • Junior Project Officer, Rubber Technology Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (From 06 June, 2006 to 19 January, 2010).

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Project Fellow by Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore

Papers Published in Journals
  • Influence of Number of Functional Groups of Hyperbranched Polyol on Cure Kinetics and Physical Properties of Polyurethanes by Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 47, 731-745 (2009)
  • Effect of the Microstructure of a Hyperbranched Polymer and Nanoclay Loading on the Morphology and Properties of Novel Polyurethane Nanocomposites by Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 1, 289-300 (2009)
  • Effect of Nanoclays on Physico-Mechanical Properties and Adhesion of Polyester Based Polyurethane Nanocomposites Structure-Property Correlations by Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick Journal of Materials Science 44, 5861-5871 (2009)
  • Preparation and Properties of Polyurethane Nanocomposites of Novel Architecture as Advanced Barrier Materials for Space Application by Pradip K. Maji, Nisith K. Das, Anil K. Bhowmick Polymer 51, 1100-1110 (2010)
  • Chlorinated polyethylene nanocomposites thermal and mechanical behavior by Sritama Kar, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Journal of Materials Science 45, 64-73 (2010)
  • Influence of Nanoclay on the Morphology, Adhesive and Mechanical Properties of Polysulfide Modified Epoxy Resin by Prasanta K. Guchhait, Sudip Pradhan K. Dinesh Kumar, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Polymer and Polymer Composites 18, 123-131 (2010)
  • Rubber Based Nanocomposites Some Recent Examples by Anil K. Bhowmick, Mithun Bhattacharya, Suman Mitra, Pradip K. Maji, Anusuya Choudhury, Jinu J. George, Ganesh C. Basak, K. Dinesh Kumar KGK-Kautschuk und Gummi Kunststoffe 3, 191-196 (2010)
  • Liquid Silicone Rubber Vulcanizate Network Structure-Property Relationship and Cure Kinetics by G. Rajesh, Pradip K. Maji, Anusuya Chaudhary, Mithun Bhattacharya, Anil K. Bhowmick, Anubhav Saxsena Polymer and Polymer Composites 18, 469 - 480 (2010)
  • Morphology - Property Relationship in Rubber Based Nanocomposites-Some Recent Developments by A. K. Bhowmick, M. Bhattacharya, S. Mitra, K. Dinesh Kumar, P. K. Maji, A. Choudhury, J. J. George, G. C. Basak Advances in Polymer Sciences, Book Chapter 1, 1-83 (2010)
  • New Route for Devulcanization of Natural Rubber and the Properties of Devulcanized Rubber by Sandip Rooj, Ganesh C. Basak, Pradip K. Maji and Anil K. Bhowmick Journal of Polymers and the Environment 19, 382-390 (2011)
  • Efficacy of clay content and microstructure of curing agents on the structure-property relationship of new generation polyurethane nanocomposites by Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Polymer for Advanced Technologies DOI 10.1002/pat.2050 (2011)
  • Efficacy of clay content and microstructure of curing agents on the structure-property relationship of new generation polyurethane nanocomposites by Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Polymer for Advanced Technologies 23, 1311-1320 (2012)
  • Structure-property correlation of novel polyurethane nanocomposites Influence of loading and nature of nanosilica, and microstructure of hyperbranched polyol by Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Journal of Applied Polymer Science.  127, 4492-4505 (2013)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Nanolayer reinforcement of elastomeric polyurethane network by Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick India International Rubber Conference, Udaipur 1st -3rd November (2007)
  • Morphology, structure and properties of polyurethane/layered silicate nanocomposites by Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick International Conference of Rubber and Rubber Like Materials, IIT Kharagpur 8th -10th January (2008)
  • Nanocomposites of polyester polyurethane Effect of organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) on morphology, mechanical and barrier properties by Prasanta K. Guchhait, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick International Conference of Rubber and Rubber Like Materials, IIT Kharagpur 8th -10th January (2008)
  • Molecular engineering in polyurethane based layered silicate nanocomposites for space application by Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick Conference on Advances in Space Science and Technology, KCSTC, IIT Kharagpur 14th -16th January (2008)
  • Morphology - Property Relationship in Rubber Based Nanocomposites-Some Recent Developments by Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick Fall 174th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS, Louisville, Kentucky, USA 14th - 16th October (2008)
  • Effect of microstructure of hyperbranched polyol and clay loading on gas permeation of polyurethane nanocomposites by Pradip K. Maji, Nisith K. Das, Anil K. Bhowmick International Conference, India Rubber Expo-2009, Kolkata 28th - 31st January (2009)
  • Influence of nanoclay on the adhesive behavior of epoxy modified polysulfide elastomer by Prasanta K. Guchhait, Sudip Pradhan, K. Dinesh Kumar, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick International Conference, India Rubber Expo-2009, Kolkata 28th - 31st January (2009)
  • Structure property relationship of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) vulcanizates and its nanocomposites by G. Rajesh, Mithun Bhattacharya, Pradip K. Maji, Anusuya Chaudhary and Anil K. Bhowmick International Conference, India Rubber Expo-2009, Kolkata 28th - 31st January (2009)
  • Rubber based nanocomposites Some recent examples by Anil K. Bhowmick, M. Bhattacharya, S. Mitra, P. K. Maji, A. Choudhury, J. J. George, G. C. Basak, K. Dinesh Kumar International Rubber Conference-2009, Nuremberg, Germany 29th June - 2nd July (2009)
  • Polyurethane nanocomposites of novel architecture as advanced materials by Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (APSRT-2011), IIT Kharagpur 3rd March - 5th March (2011)

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