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Pradip K. Maji
Pradip K. Maji Assistant Professor pradip.fpt[at]iitr.ac.in +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
FromToDesignationOrganisation
July, 2014till dateAssistant ProfessorDept. of Polymer & Process Engineering, IIT Roorkee
May 2017till dateAssociated FacultyCentre of Nanotechnology, 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
AwardInstituteYear
Young Researcher AwardPolymer Processing Society, USA2018
Expert Panel MemberIndian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) Technical Centre, Pune, India2016
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
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B. Tech.Polymer Science & TechnologyUniversity of Calcutta2004
M. Tech.Polymer Science & TechnologyUniversity of Calcutta2006
PhDPolymer NanocompositesIIT Kharagpur2012
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2015till dateFaculty In-charge, Central Instrument FacilityIIT Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus
Aug 2018till dateFaculty Advisor, SportsIIT Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus
Oct 2017till dateFaculty Advisor, SPIC MACAYIIT Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus
2018till dateFaculty-in-Charge: Training & PlacementDept of Polymer and Process Engineering, IIT Roorkee
20152016Faculty In-charge, Time TableIIT Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus
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
Memberships
  • 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
Preparation and Properties of Nanocellulose based compositesPragya GuptaO2016
Development of graphene based materials for supercapacitor applicationsUttam SahaO2017
Nanocellulose and its applicationsMonika ChhajedO2017
Polymer nanocompositesArjun Prabhakar O2018
Speciality polymers Chhavi VermaO2018
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Advanced Aerospace Materials: Processing, Characterization and ApplicationsAICTE, Govt of India 1-5 Jun 15
Communication Strategies for Scientists and Engineers in the Era of GlobalizationAICTE, Govt of India4-8 Jun 18
Books Authored

1.  M. Bera, P. Gupta, PK Maji*, Chapter 14: Structural/Load-bearing Characteristics of Polymer-Carbon Composites, in Carbon-Containing Polymer Composites, Springer Nature Singapore Pte. Ltd., DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-2688-2 (2018)

2.  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.   Pragya Gupta, Balwant Singh, Ashish K Agrawal, PK Maji, Low density and high strength nanofibrillated cellulose aerogel for thermal insulation application, Materials and Design DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.08.031 (2018)

2.  Madhab Bera, Uttam Saha, Ayush Bhardwaj, Pradip K. Maji, Reduced graphene oxide (RGO) induced compatibilization and reinforcement of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)-thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) binary polymer blend, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (DOI: 10.1002/app.47010), 2018

3.  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.

4.   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.

5.  Siddheswar Rudra, Arpan Kumar Nayak, Rishika Chakraborty, Pradip K. Maji and Mukul Pradhan; Synthesis of Au-V2O5 composite nanowires through the shape transformation of a vanadium (III) metal complex for high-performance solid-state supercapacitors; Inorg. Chem. Front. DOI: /10.1039/C8QI00325D (2018)

6.  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.

7.   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.

8.  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 29, 10177-10189 (2018)

9.  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.

10.  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.

11.  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.

12.   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.

13.   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.

14.   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.

15.   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.

16.  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.

17.  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.

18.   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.

19.   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.

20.   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.

21.  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.

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

23.  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.

24.  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.

25.   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.

26.   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 and Interfaces 1 (2), 289-300; 2008.

Research Paper Published in National/International Conference Proceedings

1.  Chandravati Yadav, Pradip K. Maji; Nanocellulose for sustainable future in advanced  Polymer  nanocomposites, 34th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-34), 21-25th May 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.

2.  Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Efficacy of ultra low loading of modified graphene oxide on physico-mechanical properties of glycidol terminated polyurethane nanocomposites aiming to high performance applications, 34th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-34), 21-25th May 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.

3.  Divya Rajasekaran, Pradip K. Maji; Blending of polyethylene terephthalate bottle waste along with polyethylene bag scraps using ionomers into secondary product as an efficient plastic reuse, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology (APA-2017), 23-25th November 2017, Radisson Blue Hotel, Dwarka, New Delhi, India

4.  Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Reactive functionalization of graphene based materials with thermoplastic polyurethane: Effect of nanomaterial structure on final properties, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology (APA-2017), 23-25th November 2017, Radisson Blue Hotel, Dwarka, New Delhi, India.

5.  Pragya Gupta, Pradip K. Maji; Thermally Insulating and Compressible Aerogel prepared from Nanofibrillated Cellulose, ACS on campus , 7th February 2018, IIT Roorkee- 247667, India

6.  Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Graphene induced compatabilization of polymer blend based on poly (vinylidene fluoride) and thermoplastic polyurethane, International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations and Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I-2017), 6-8th December 2017, IIT Roorkee, India.

7.  Pragya Gupta, Pradip K. Maji; Ultralight and highly flexible aerogel based on cellulose nanofibers, International conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovation& Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I), 6-8th December 2017, IIT Roorkee- 247667, India.

8.  Divya Rajasekaran, Pradip K. Maji; Autonomic Healing of Polymers with Embedded Microcapsules, , International conference on Polymer Science and Technology (MACRO 2017),8th - 11thJan 2017, Kerala, India.

9.  Chandravati Yadav, Pradip K. Maji; Nanotechnological push for reimagining trees: cellulose nanomaterial from waste wood resources for preparing high performance thermoplastic elastomer nanocomposites. International Conference on Advances in Materials & Processing: Challenges & Opportunities (AMPCO 2017), 30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India (Awarded as best poster)

10.  Pradip K. Maji; Elastomers in aviation and aerospace applications; Recent advancement in moulded and extruded goods technology, Page no: 12; 9th Sep 2017; Kolkata

11.Pradip K. Maji; Nanocellulose as a Fascinating Biopolymer in Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites; Functional electroceramics and polymers (ICEP -2017), Page no: 26; 20-22 Feb 2017, IIT Kharagpur

12.  Chandravati Yadav, Arun Saini, Pradip K. Maji; Cellulose nanofibres: A value added forest product for enhancing the mechanical strength of poly [styrene- (ethylene-co-butylene)–styrene]” triblock copolymer. 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, Page no: 34; 3rd - 7th April 2017, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India

13.  Chandravati Yadav, Arun Saini, Pradip K. Maji; A sustainable material with great future: nanocellulose; Harnessing Engineering, Technology, & Innovation for Sustainable Growth (HETIS-2016); Page no: 11; 30th Sep 16 to 02 Oct 17, PU, Chandigarh

14.  Arun Saini, Chandravati Yadav, Pradip K. Maji; Waste papers as potential reinforcer for the fabrication of high strength polymeric composite material. 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, Page No: 28; 3rd - 7th April 2017, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India.

15.  Chandravati Yadav, Arun Saini, Pradip K. Maji; Comparative study of biodiesel produced from edible and non-edible oils through their physiochemical properties, National Symposium on Shaping the Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities (SEFCO-2017), Page No: 58; 11th - 12th May 2017, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India.

16.  Chandravati, Pradip K. Maji; Eco-bio nanotechnology in Forest Biomaterials Cellulose Nanofibers, International Conference on Materials Science & Technology 2016, Page No: 122; 01-04th March 2016, Delhi University, New Delhi- 110021, India.

17.  Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Facile method for the preparation of graphene oxide, reducedgraphene oxide and their detailed characterization, International Conference on Materials Science & Technology 2016, Page No: 155; 01-04th March 2016, Delhi University, New Delhi- 110021, India.

18.  Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; One pot synthesis of graphene oxide by sonication assisted mechanochemical approach, International conference on Functional Materialss, ICFM-2016,  88; Page No:12 – 14th December 2016, IIT Kharagpur- 721302, India.

19.  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, Page No: 46; 12-14th February 2016, CIPET Ahmedabad- 382445, India

20.  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, Page No: 19; 12-14th February 2016, CIPET Ahmedabad - 382445, India.

21.  Pragya Gupta, Madhab Bera, Pradip K. Maji; Poly [(styrene-ethylene-co-butylene)–styrene] blockcopolymer -sepiolite clay nanocomposites: a novel approachin packaging applications, 68th Annual Session of Indian institute of Chemical Engineers, CHEMCON-2015, Page No: 78; 27-30th December 2015, IIT Guwahati- 781039, India.

22.  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

23.  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.

24.  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.

25.  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.

26.  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.

27.  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.

28.  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.

29.  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.

30.  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.

31.  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.

32.  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.