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     Sunita Mohapatra

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Rubber Technology Centre
Supervisor(s)  Prof. G B Nando
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2010 :: In progress
AddressRoom No-A-226,RLB Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur. West Bengal. Pin-721302
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Emailsunita.mohapatra@rtc.iitkgp.ernet.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10BSE, ORISSAMIL(O),ENG,TLS,MTA,MTG,SCP,SCL,SSG,SSH2000
12CHSE, ORISSASCIENCE2002
B.Sc.OUAT, ORISSACHEMISTRY(HONS)2005
M.Sc.UTKAL UNIVERSITY,ORISSACHEMISTRY2007
M.Tech.IIT KHARAGPURRUBBER TECHNOLOGY2010

Research Areas
  • CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF RUBBERS

Skills
  • Polymer/Rubber Processing and Characterizations Techniques
  • Knowledge of handling / maintenance / calibration of laboratory equipments.
  • Polymer/ Rubber compounding by Two-roll mill, Brabender Plastograph, Haake Torque Rheocord 9000
  • Polymer characterization by FTIR (model spectrum RX-I, PerkinElmer,USA),NMR (Bruker 400 MHz)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas chromatography (GC), UV visible spectroscopy.
  • Mooney viscometer (MK 3, Negretti Automation Aylesbury, England), Wallace rapid plastimeter MK-II
  • Oscillating disk rheometer (Monsanto R100), Moving Die Rheometer (MDR 2000)
  • Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA 2000) and Smart Rheo (CEAST Smart Rheo SR20).
  • Mechanical properties by Universal Testing Machine (Hounsfield UTM model H10KS)
  • Thermal analysis by Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • Thermo-mechanical analysis by Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (Metravib DMA 50N)
  • Morphology study by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), High resolution transmission electron micr
  • Operating system Windows XP/Vista/window 7
  • Technical Software - MS office 2003 and 2007, Adobe Photoshop 9.0, OriginLab 8.5, Math type 6.5
  • Software for statistical analysis-Minitab-15, Design Expert-7.0
  • Reference management software- Endnote-X5

Awards
  • GATE-2008 Qualified
  • NET(CSIR) Qualified (June-2008)
  • Institute Silver Medal for the academic year 2009-2010 for the best student in order of merit among the graduating M.Tech students of the Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur
  • MODI Rubber Prize for the academic year 2009-2010 for the best project work among students graduating from Rubber Technology Centre with M.Tech degree in Rubber Technology
  • INCAB Rubber prize for the academic year 2009-2010 for obtaining the highest CGPA in the course work requirement among students graduating from Rubber Technology Centre with M.Tech degree

Experience
  • 1 year of industrial experience (as part of M.Tech curriculum) in Indian Space Research Organization, India.

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • CSIR (Individual)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Chemical Modification of Natural Rubber in the Latex Stage by Grafting Cardanol, a Waste from the Cashew Industry and a Renewable Resource by Sunita Mohapatra and Golok B. Nando Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 52,5951-5957 (2013)
  • Cardanol A green substitute for aromatic oil as plasticizer in natural rubber by Sunita Mohapatra and Golok B. Nando RSC Advances 4, 15406-15418 (2014)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Optimization of grafting conditions of cardanol onto natural rubber latex using Taguchi method by Sunita Mohapatra and Golok B Nando International conference on Advancements in polymeric materials(APM-2012) Ahemadabad (2012)
  • Chemical Modification Of Natural Rubber In The Latex Stage By Grafting With Cardanol, A Waste From Cashew Industry And A Renewable Resource by Sunita Mohapatra and Golok B Nando International Conference on Biobased Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo-2012 ) Hungary (2012)
  • EFFECT OF GRAFTING OF CARDANOL ON THE TECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF NATURAL RUBBER by Sunita Mohapatra and Golok Bihari Nando International Conference on Rubber and Rubber like Materials, March 6-9, 2013. IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India (2013)
  • Exploring the Possibility of Cardanol-g-Natural Rubber As a Substitute to Aromatic Oil Plasticizer in Natural Rubber by Sunita Mohapatra, Golok B Nando International Elastomer Conference-2013 Cleveland, Ohio, USA (2013)
  • Cardanol-g-natural rubber-An efficacious way to replace aromatic oil for dispersion of carbon black by Sunita Mohapatra, Golok B Nando International Conference on Polymers and Allied materials (ICPAM-2014) May 30-31,2014. Patna, India (2014)

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