Dr. Sunirmal Jana, PhD


Dr. Sunirmal Jana born on 12th July, 1966. He did his Master of Science degree in Chemistry in the year 1991 from Kalyani University, India and obtained his Ph.D. (Science) degree in 1998 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He also completed Bachelor of Education degree (B. Ed.) and “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) organized “Leadership Development Programme (LDP 0905)” management course for middle to senior level leaders” at CSIR HRDC, Gaziabad, India. In December 1997, Dr. Jana joined CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata, India as a Junior Scientist. Presently, he is working as a Principal Scientist of CSIR under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Associate Professor of the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) at the same Institute (CSIR-CGCRI). Dr. Jana is also performing his duties as a course co-ordinator and as a teacher for the course, “Structural and functional coatings” of AcSIR. He is also working as Guest Teacher for B. Tech. students in Chemical Technology of University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal on “Sol-gel materials” from the year 2016. Dr Jana is actively involved / coordinated / performed / performing as Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-PI of various national and international research projects. At present, he has published ~60 SCI/peer reviewed research papers (h-index 13; RG Score: 30.79) in internationally reputed different journals, above 70 conference papers, 5 Book Chapters and 3 Indian patents. He already guided 4 Ph.D. (Science/Engineering) students and also guiding 3 more Ph.D. students. In addition, he already supervised 15 M.Tech/M.Sc/B.Tech. students for the projects for their partial fulfillment of respective degree. Also, he is guiding more students for their projects. Dr. Jana is an elected member of the Council of Indian Ceramic Society for the two successive terms (2015, 2016 and 2017, 2018 years) and he is working as one of the EC members of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Kolkata Chapter, India. He is also the life members of Materials Research Society of India, Indian Ceramic Society, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and NCE Bengal & Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Dr Jana is one of the senior members of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Hong Kong. Dr. Jana availed Brain Pool Fellowship from Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST) and worked as a visiting scientist at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Daejeon, South Korea for one year during 2005-2006. He also did his research work as visiting scientists in other renowned research Institutes in abroad (Slovenia and Portugal). Presently, Dr. Jana is functioning as one of the Editorial Board Members/Editors such as Advances in Nanoparticles (Scientific Research Publishing), Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (Kenkyu Group, India), Scholars Report under Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (USA), Journal of Advanced Nanomaterials (Isaac Publishing Co. Ltd., Hong Kong), Source Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (USA), Journal of Material Science and Nanoengineering (Neonex International Online Publishing Pvt. Ltd, India) and SciFed Journal of Polymer Science (Publisher: Scientific Federation). He also delivered several invited talks in India and abroad in different conferences/ symposiums/ workshops/ seminars and also performed as Chairmen of several technical sessions. Dr. Jana also evaluated/examined several PhD theses/PhD Viva voce Examinations as an external examiner of many Indian Universities (e.g. Karunya University, Sastra University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univerisity, Periyar University, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur; Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, West Bengal, India). He also reviewed the research papers received from American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Elsevier, Spingers, Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Bulletin of Materials Science, IOP, SCIRP and also from others publishers/journals. In addition to winning a poster paper award, Dr. Jana won prestigious Distinguished Scientist Award of Venus International Research Awards-VIRA 2016 by Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India in the last year 2016.

  • Sol-gel processing
  • Thin films
  • Nanostructured semiconductor
  • Low thermal emissivity materials
  • Organic-inorganic nano hybrid materials
  • High PbO based silicate glass
  • Beta-quartz stabilized ultra low expansion glass-ceramics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Current research activities:

    1. Development of dielectric/metal oxide semiconductor based nanostructured thin films by sol-gel processing.
    2. 1D/2D nano/micro surface patterning of sol-gel thin films by soft lithography for sensor application.
    3. Synthesis of graphene based metal oxide semiconductor nanocomposite materials for different applications (such as sensor, energy storage, biomedical, photocatalyst).
    4. Development of honeycomb-structured macro with nested mesoporous mixed metal oxide semiconductors nanostructured thin films by breath figure technique for solar energy conversion.

  1. Granted “A process of making vitreous coating composition suitable for yellow variety brass substrate” Sunirmal Jana and Amitava Majumdar, Indian Patent, Application: 260/DEL/2000 A, Filing date: 2000-03-16, Publication date: 2006-12-08, Patent No. 213225
  2. Filed: “Process of making tin doped indium oxide (ITO) foam” Prasanta Kumar Biswas, Sunirmal Jana and Nilanjana Das (Indian Patent, Filing date: 15.05.2012, No. 14850DEL2012).
  3. Filed: “A Process of Making Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Precursor and Dip Coated Microwave Assisted ITO Coating on Soda Lime Silica Glass therefrom”, Prasanta Kumar Biswas, Sunirmal Jana, Aparajita Mallick and Soumya Sankar Ghosh (Indian Patent, Ref. No. 0011NF2013, Application No. 0464DEL2013).


Dr. Sunirmal Jana, PhD

Principal Scientist (CSIR) and Associate Professor (AcSIR)
Sol-Gel Division
Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
196 Raja S. C. Mullick Road
P.O.: Jadavpur University
Kolkata-700 032, India.

Phones: +91 33 2473-3496/77/76/69,
Extn.: 3405/3303/3306 (Office)

Tel: +91 33 2463-9108 (Res.)
Mobile: +91 09432355818
sjana@cgcri.res.in
janasunirmal@hotmail.co
janasunirmal@yahoo.co.in
janasunirmal@gmail.com

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