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Pradip K. Maji
Pradip K. Maji Assistant Professor pradip.fpt[at] +91 7895965010
Areas of Interest
  • Nanomaterials synthesis:, Cellulose nanofibres, graphene, silver nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, ZnO nanoparticles
  • Polymer Nanocomposites, based on synthesized nanomaterials and commercial nanoclay, nanosilica, CNT, nanofibre
  • Smart polymers, Polymer synthesis & modification
  • High performances polymer nanocomposites, Properties & speciality applications
  • Self healing polymer, Synthesis and applications in space and aircraft industry
  • Graphene based nanocomposites, For energy applications
  • Rubber Technology:, Aircraft Industry
  • Polyurethanes, Hyperbranched polymer
Professional Background
July, 2014till dateAssistant ProfessorDept. of Polymer & Process Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Jan 2010July 2014ScientistIndian Air Force, Ministry of Defence (DRDO), Govt of India
June 2006Jan 2010Junior Project OfficerRubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Honors and Awards
Expert Panel MemberIndian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) Technical Centre, Pune, India2016
Associate EditorMOJ Polymer Journal, USA2016
Commendation by Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Maintenance Command Indian Air Force2014
Biography published in Who's Who in the World 2014Marquis Who's Who Publication, USA2014
Six Sigma Green BeltRS OTIFAS Pvt Ltd2013
Best Poster AwardRubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur2010
University Gold Medal in M.Tech.University of Calcutta2006
Educational Details
B. Tech.Polymer Science & TechnologyUniversity of Calcutta2004
M. Tech.Polymer Science & TechnologyUniversity of Calcutta2006
PhDPolymer NanocompositesIIT Kharagpur2012
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Preparation and Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites as Shape Memory ApplicationsSRIC, IIT Roorkee2015
Cellulose nanofibres extraction from waste forest biomaterials and its applications in biomedicalSERB, DST, Govt of India2016
  • The Aeronautical Society of India, Life Member
  • The Society for Polymer Science, India, Life Member
  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Elastomer Science & Rubber TechnologyPP-453Int. M. Tech. (4th Year) Autumn
Polymer Processing IIPP-452Int. M. Tech. (4th Year) Spring
Properties of PolymersPE-317 B. Tech. (3rd Year)Autumn
Polymer RheologyPE-326B. Tech. (3rd Year)Spring
Polymer RheologyPE-206B. Tech. (2nd Year)Spring
Functional PolymersPE-415B. Tech. (4th Year)Autumn
Elastomer Science & Rubber TechnologyPE-417B. Tech. (4th Year)Autumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Influence of phase modifiers and different additives on morphology and properties of TPEAnimesh Chandra
Effects of nanoparticles on morphology and properties of polymer nanocompositesNaveen Kumar Chandra
SEBS block copolymer-sepiolite clay nanocomposites: A novel approach in packaging applications Pragya Gupta
Nanotailoring of fluoroelastomer layered silicate nanocompositesAkshay Kumar Sharma
Preparation and properties of SEBS triblock copolymer silica nanocompositesBhag Chand Regar
Synthesis of Polyaniline/Graphene oxide Nano-composite for supercapacitor applicationsNehal Nupnar and P Nihal
Engage-clay nanocomposites: preparation and characterizationHemant Saini and Rahul Tomar
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Madhab BeraGraphene based nanocomposites
ChandravatiNano-cellulose based bio-nanocomposites
R. DivyaSelf healing polymer
Pragya GuptaNanocomposites as superabsorbent materials
ShubhamNanocellulose in polymer nanocomposites for biomedical applications
Tejvir TagyaBio-nanocomposites for packaging applications
Gaurav KumarGraphene based nanocomposites for energy applications
Ayush BhardwajButyl rubber graphene nanocomposites for specialty military applications
Amit PatelButyl rubber graphene nanocomposites for specialty military applications
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Structure-property relationships in graphene based polymer nanocompositesMadhab BeraO2015
Cellulose nanofibers extraction from waste forest biomaterials and its potential use in polymer nanChandravati YadavO2015
Self-healing polymers based on embedded microencapsulation and ionomersR. DivyaO2016
Cellulose nanofibers in biomedical applicationsPragya GuptaO2016
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Materials for Advanced ApplicationAICTE, Govt of indiaSep 2014
Issues and Advancements of De-icing and Anti-icing SystemsSASE, DRDO & CRREL, US Army Crops of Engineers, USAFeb 2013
Design Development Upgradation of Airborne SystemRCMA, DRDO, Govt o IndiaNov 2012
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Advanced Aerospace Materials: Processing, Characterization and ApplicationsAICTE, Govt of India 1-5 Jun 15
Books Authored
  1. A. K. Bhowmick, M. Bhattacharya, S. Mitra, K. Dinesh Kumar, P. K. Maji, A. Choudhury, J. J. George, G. C. Basak “Morphology – Property Relationship in Rubber Based Nanocomposites: Some Recent Developments” in Advances in Polymer Sciences , Volume: Advanced Rubber Composites, 1st Edition, Editors: Gert Heinrich, Brigitte Voit; Publisher: Springer, Germany, 2011, Page No.: 1-83.
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick, “Influence of Number of Functional Groups of Hyperbranched Polyol on Cure Kinetics and Physical Properties of Polyurethanes” Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry 47, 731-745 (2009).
  2. Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick “Effect of the Microstructure of a Hyperbranched Polymer and Nanoclay Loading on the Morphology and Properties of Novel Polyurethane Nanocomposites” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 1, 289-300 (2009)
  3. Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick “Effect of Nanoclays on Physico-Mechanical Properties and Adhesion of Polyester Based Polyurethane Nanocomposites: Structure-Property Correlations” Journal of Materials Science 44, 5861–5871 (2009).
  4. Pradip K. Maji, Nisith K. Das, Anil K. Bhowmick “Preparation and Properties of Polyurethane Nanocomposites of Novel Architecture as Advanced Barrier Materials for Space Application” Polymer 51, 1100-1110 (2010)
  5. Sritama Kar, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick; “Chlorinated polyethylene nanocomposites: thermal and mechanical behavior” Journal of Materials Science 45, 6473 (2010)
  6. Prasanta K. Guchhait, Sudip Pradhan K. Dinesh Kumar, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick “Influence of Nanoclay on the Morphology, Adhesive and Mechanical Properties of Polysulfide Modified Epoxy Resin” Polymer and Polymer Composites 18, 123-131, 2010.
  7. Anil  K. Bhowmick, Mithun Bhattacharya, Suman  Mitra, Pradip K. Maji, Anusuya Choudhury, Jinu J. George, Ganesh C. Basak, K. Dinesh Kumar “Rubber Based Nanocomposites: Some Recent Examples” KGK-Kautschuk und Gummi Kunststoffe 3, 191-196, 2010.
  8. G. Rajesh, Pradip K. Maji, Anusuya Chaudhary, Mithun Bhattacharya, Anil K. Bhowmick, Anubhav Saxsena; “Liquid Silicone Rubber Vulcanizates: Network Structure-Property Relationship and Cure Kinetics”  Polymer and Polymer Composites 18, 469 - 480, 2010.
  9. Sandip Rooj, Ganesh C. Basak, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick; “New Route for Devulcanization of Natural Rubber and the Properties of Devulcanized Rubber” Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 19, 382-390, 2012.
  10. Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick, “Efficacy of clay content and microstructure of curing agents on the structure-property relationship of new generation polyurethane nanocomposites” Polymer for Advanced Technologies, 23, 1311-1320, 2012.
  11. Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick, Structure-property correlation of novel polyurethane nanocomposites: Influence of loading and nature of nanosilica, and microstructure of hyperbranched polyol Journal of Applied Polymer Science 127, 4492-4505, 2013.
  12. Pragya Gupta, Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji“Nanotailoring of Sepiolite Clay with Poly [Styrene-b-(Ethylene-co-Butylene) -b-Styrene]: Structure-Property Correlation” Polymer for Advanced Technologies; DOI: 10.1002/pat.4019 (2017)
  13. Madhab Bera, Chandravati, Pragya Gupta, Pradip K. Maji “Facile One Pot Synthesis of Graphene Oxide by Sonication Assisted Mechanochemical Approach and Its Surface Chemistry” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2017.14306 (2017)
  14. Chandravati Yadav, Arun Saini, Pradip K. Maji, "Energy efficient facile extraction process of cellulose nanofibres and their dimensional characterization using light scattering techniquesCarbohydrate Polymers; 165, 276-284 (2017)
  15. Arun Saini, Chandravati Yadav, Madhab Bera, Pragya Gupta, Pradip K. Maji, "Maleic anhydride grafted linear low density polyethylene/waste paper powder composites with superior mechanical behavior"  Journal of Applied Polymer Science;  DOI: 10.1002/app.45167 (2017)
  16. Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji*, “Effect of structural disparity of graphene based materials on thermo-mechanical and surface properties of thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites” Polymer DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.05.019 (2017)


Conference Paper

  1. S. Maji, P K. Maji, B. Adhikari; Bio degradation study of polyethylene film – a poster presentation at   “Polymer–2006”, March 1-3, 2006 at Indian Institute for the Cultivation Science, Kolkata. India.
  2. Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick; Nanolayer reinforcement of elastomeric polyurethane network, India International Rubber Conference” on 1st  -3rd November, 2007 at Udaipur- 313001, Rajasthan, India.
  3. Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick; Morphology, structure and properties of polyurethane/layered silicate nanocomposites, in International Conference of Rubber and Rubber Like Materials” on 8th -10th January,2008 at RTC, IIT Kharagpur-721302.
  4. Prasanta K. Guchhait, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick; Nanocomposites of polyester polyurethane: effect of organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) on morphology, mechanical and barrier properties International Conference of Rubber and Rubber Like Materials” on 8th -10th January, 2008 at IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302, India.
  5. Pradip K. Maji, Prasanta K. Guchhait, Anil K. Bhowmick ; Molecular engineering in polyurethane based layered silicate nanocomposites for space application, “Conference on Advances in Space Science and Technology” on 14th – 16th January, 2008 at KCSTC, IIT Kharagpur-721302, India.
  6. Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick; Morphology and thermo-mechanical response of polyurethane nanocomposites containing hyperbranched polymer, “Fall 174th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS” on 14th – 16th October, 2008 at Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 
  7. Pradip K. Maji, Nisith K. Das, Anil K. Bhowmick; Effect of microstructure of hyperbranched polyol and clay loading on gas permeation of polyurethane nanocomposites, “5th International Conference, India Rubber Expo-2009” on 28th – 31st January, 2009 at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata-700098, India.
  8. Prasanta K. Guchhait, Sudip Pradhan, K. Dinesh Kumar, Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick; Influence of nanoclay on the adhesive behavior of epoxy modified polysulfide elastomer, “5th International Conference, India Rubber Expo-2009” on 28th – 31st January, 2009 at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata-700098, India.
  9. G. Rajesh, Mithun Bhattacharya, Pradip K. Maji, Anusuya Chaudhary and Anil K. Bhowmick; Structure property relationship of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) vulcanizates and its nanocomposites, “5th International Conference, India Rubber Expo-2009” on 28th – 31st January, 2009 at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata-700098, India.
  10. Anil K. Bhowmick, M. Bhattacharya, S. Mitra, P. K. Maji, A. Choudhury, J. J. George, G. C. Basak, K. Dinesh Kumar; Rubber based nanocomposites: some recent examples, “International Rubber Conference–2009 (IRC–2009)”, on 29th June – 2nd July, 2009, Nuremberg, Germany.
  11. Pradip K. Maji, Anil K. Bhowmick; “Polyurethane nanocomposites of novel architecture as advanced materials” International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (APSRT-2011), on 3rd March – 5th March, 2011, IIT Kharagpur - 721302, India.
  12. Pragya Gupta, Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Poly [(styrene-ethylene-co-butylene)–styrene] block copolymer -sepiolite clay nanocomposites: a novel approach in packaging applications, 68th Annual Session of Indian institute of Chemical Engineers, CHEMCON-2015, 27-30th December 2015, IIT Guwahati- 781039, India.
  13. Akshay Kumar Sharma, Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Thermo mechanical characterization of fluoroelastomer layered silicate nanocomposite, International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials, APM 2016, 12-14th  February 2016, CIPET Ahmedabad- 382445, India.
  14. Bhag Chand Regar, Pragya Gupta, Chandravati, Pradip K. Maji; Influence of nanosilica on thermomechanical properties of poly-[styrene– (ethylene-co-butylene)–styrene] block copolymer, International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials, APM 2016, 12-14th February 2016, CIPET Ahmedabad - 382445, India.
  15. Chandravati, Pradip K. Maji; Eco-bio nanotechnology in Forest Biomaterials Cellulose Nanofibers, International Conference on Materials Science & Technology 2016, 01-04th  March 2016, Delhi University, New Delhi- 110021, India.
  16. Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Facile method for the preparation of graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide and their detailed characterization, International Conference on Materials Science & Technology 2016, 01-04th  March 2016, Delhi University, New Delhi- 110021, India.