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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
EditorSciFed Journal of Polymerscience2017
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
Inspection of GPIs through technical institutes/CPCB for compliance verification of effluent discharCentral Pollution Control Board, Govt of India2017
  • The Aeronautical Society of India, Life Member
  • The Society for Polymer Science, India, Life Member
  • The Indian Science Congress Association, Life Member
  • American Chemical Society, USA, Member
  • Polymer Processing Society, USA, 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
Uttam SahaGraphene based materials
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
Development of graphene based materials for supercapacitor applicationsUttam SahaO2017
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.   R Divya, PK Maji; Recycling of plastic wastes with poly (ethylene-co-methacrylic acid) copolymer as compatibilizer and their conversion into high-end product; Waste Management DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2018.01.018; 2018.

2.   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 18 (2), 902-912, 2018.

3.  N. D. Bansod, B. P. Kapgate, P. K. Maji, A. Bandyopadhyay, and C. Das; EPDM rubber toward better silica dispersion and reinforcement;  Rubber Chemistry and Technology, DOI: 10.5254/rct.18.81564, 2018.

4.   C Yadav, A Saini, PK Maji; Cellulose nanofibres as biomaterial for nano-reinforcement of poly [styrene-(ethylene-co-butylene)-styrene] triblock copolymer, Cellulose 25 (1), 449-46, 2018.

5.  S. Ghosh, S. Ganguly, S. Remanan, S. Mondal, S. Jana, P. K Maji, N. K. Singha, N. C Das; Ultra-light weight, water durable and flexible highly electrical conductive polyurethane foam for superior electromagnetic interference shielding materials; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (Article in press 2018)

6.  C Yadav, A Saini, M Bera, PK Maji; Thermo-analytical characterizations of biodiesel produced from edible and non-edible oils; Fuel Processing Technology 167, 395-403; 2017.

7.  M Bera, PK Maji; Effect of structural disparity of graphene-based materials on thermo-mechanical and surface properties of thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites;Polymer 119, 118-133; 2017.

8.  A Saini, C Yadav, M Bera, P Gupta, PK Maji; Maleic anhydride grafted linear low‐density polyethylene/waste paper powder composites with superior mechanical behavior;Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134 (31); 2017.

9.   Avijit Kumar Paul, Rajendiran Kanagaraj, Ajay Jana, Pradip K. Maji; Novel Amine Templated Three-Dimensional Zinc-Organophosphonates with Variable Pore-Openings; CrystEngComm 19 (43), 6425-6435, 2017.

10.   M Bera, PK Maji; Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites: Materials for Future Revolution; MOJ Polymer Science 1 (3), 1-4; 2017.

11.   C Yadav, A Saini, PK Maji; Energy efficient facile extraction process of cellulose nanofibres and their dimensional characterization using light scattering techniques;Carbohydrate Polymers 165, 276-284, 2017.

12.   P Gupta, M Bera, PK Maji; Nanotailoring of sepiolite clay with poly [styrene‐b‐(ethylene‐co‐butylene)‐b‐styrene]: structure–property correlation;  Polymers for Advanced Technologies 28 (11), 1428-1437, 2017.

13.   PK Maji, AK Bhowmick; Structure–property correlation of polyurethane nanocomposites: Influence of loading and nature of nanosilica and microstructure of hyperbranched polyol; Journal of Applied Polymer Science 127 (6), 4492-4504; 2013.

14.  PK Maji, AK Bhowmick; Efficacy of clay content and microstructure of curing agents on the structure–property relationship of new‐generation polyurethane nanocomposites; Polymers for Advanced Technologies 23 (9), 1311-1320; 2012.

15.  S Rooj, GC Basak, PK Maji, AK Bhowmick; New route for devulcanization of natural rubber and the properties of devulcanized rubber; Journal of Polymers and the Environment 19 (2), 382-390; 2011.

16.   G Rajesh, PK Maji, M Bhattacharya, A Choudhury, N Roy, A Saxena, AK Bhowmick; Liquid Silicone Rubber Vulcanizates: Network Structure-Property Relationship and Cure Kinetics;Polymers & Polymer Composites 18 (9), 477; 2010.

17.   PK Guchhait, S Pradhan, KD Kumar, PK Maji, AK Bhowmick; Influence of nanoclay on the morphology, adhesive and mechanical properties of polysulfide modified epoxy resin; Polymers & Polymer Composites 18 (3), 123, 2010.

18.   PK Maji, NK Das, AK Bhowmick; Preparation and properties of polyurethane nanocomposites of novel architecture as advanced barrier materials; Polymer 51 (5), 1100-1110, 2010.

19.  AK Bhowmick, M Bhattacharya, S Mitra, PK Maji, A Choudhury, JJ George; Rubber Based Nanocomposites: Some Recent Examples; KGK. Kautschuk, Gummi, Kunststoffe 63 (5), 192-196; 2010.

20.   S Kar, PK Maji, AK Bhowmick; Chlorinated polyethylene nanocomposites: thermal and mechanical behavior; Journal of Materials Science 45 (1), 64; 2010.

21.  AK Bhowmick, M Bhattacharya, S Mitra, KD Kumar, PK Maji, A Choudhury; Morphology–property relationship in rubber-based nanocomposites: some recent developments; Advanced Rubber Composites, 1-83; 2010.

22.  PK Maji, PK Guchhait, AK Bhowmick; Effect of nanoclays on physico-mechanical properties and adhesion of polyester-based polyurethane nanocomposites: structure–property correlations; Journal of Materials Science 44 (21), 5861-5871; 2009.

23.   PK Maji, AK 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 (3), 731-745; 2008.

24.   PK Maji, PK Guchhait, AK 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 (2), 289-300; 2008.