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Dr. Niranjan Patra

Dr. Niranjan Patra

Assistant Professor

Contact:-  91-89-17408346
Email:- niranjan.patra@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D.: Materials Science/Nanotechnology, University of Genova and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Post Graduation: Polymer Science (Bundelkhand University)
  • Graduation: Chemistry (Utkal University)
  • Work Experience: 10 years of Research, 1 years teaching and 3 years in Industry.
  • Postdoctoral Experience from: Imperial College London, UK, University of Wyoming, USA, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, Technical
    University of Liberec, Czech Republic.

Current Research interest and area working on

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) of materials; Nanostructure materials; Polymer/precursor derived ceramics and its composites; Ultra-high temperature ceramics; Electrospinning of anofibers and its applications; Polymer Processing and recycling of waste materials.

IPR / Patents

K. K. Kar, A. Rahaman, N. Patra and S. Dasgupta “Controlled growth of carbon nanocones on carbon fiber(s)/fabric and method of synthesis thereof” Indian Patent:1900//DEL/2008A.

Latest 5 Publications

  1. N. Patra and W. E. Lee, Facile precursor synthesis of HfC-SiC ultra-high-temperature ceramics composites powder for hypersonic applications. ACS Appl. Nano Mater.  1, 9, 4502-4508 (2018).
  2. N. Patra, N. Al Nasiri, D. D. Jayaseelan and W. E. Lee, Thermal properties of C f /HfC and C f /HfC-SiC composites prepared by precursor infiltration and pyrolysis, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc, 38, 2297-2303 (2018).
  3. N. Al Nasiri, N. Patra, M. Pezoldt, J. Colas, W. E. Lee, Investigation of a single-layer EBC deposited on SiC/SiC CMCs: Processing and corrosion behaviour in high-temperature, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc, 39, 8, 2703-2711, (2019).
  4. S. A. Brinckmann, N. Patra, J. Yao, T. Ware, C. P. Frick, and R. S. Fertig III, Stereolithography of SiOC Polymer – Derived Ceramics Filled with SiC Micronwhiskers, Adv. Eng. Mater., 20, 1800593. (2018).
  5. N. Al Nasiri, N. Patra, D. D. Jayaseelan and W. E. Lee, Water vapour corrosion of rare earth monosilicates for EBC
  6. application. Ceram Int, 43 7393–7400, (2017).

Awards & Achievements

1. Young Scientist Award (2012) for the best oral presentation in the International conference on
Environmental Impact on Human health and Therapeutic challenges held at Tirupati, India.
2. Scholarship for pursuing doctorate degree (PhD) provided by Ministry of External Affairs, Italy at Italian
Institute of Technology, Italy and University of Genova from Jan. 01, 2008 to Dec 30, 2010.
3. ISRO Scholarship (2005) (Indian Space Research Organization) for higher advanced research on carbon
nanotube based composites for aerospace structural materials.
4. University 2 nd topper in order of merit among the graduating M.Sc -Polymer science (2004), Institute of
applied science, Bundelkhand University, India.

Additional Information

1. Lead Guest Editor: Advances in Electrospun Nanofibers-Special Issue of Journal of Nanomaterials-
(Hindawi Publishing) https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3531725
2. Editorial Board of Chemical and Materials Engineering (Horizon Research Publishing, USA).
3. Member: American Nano Society.
4. Member: American Ceramics Society.
5. Member: Engineering Ceramics Division.
6. Member: Institute of Nanotechnology (Associate Member).


Journal of American Ceramics Society (Willey), Journal of European Ceramic Society, Journal of Physics and
chemistry of solids, Carbohydrate Polymers, Polymer Degradation and Stability, Composites Part A,
Composites Science and Technology, Food Chemistry (Elsevier), Journal of materials Science, Journal of
Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer), Journal of Material Science Research (CRC Press), Advances in
Applied Ceramics (Taylor and Francis), Universal Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Nanomaterials
(Transtech), Materials (MDPI), Polymers (MDPI), Biotechnology Progress, Materials Research Express (IOP),
Advanced Engineering Materials (Willey), Lubricants (MDPI), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of
Biomedical Materials(Elsevier), Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry,
Materials and Manufacturing Processes.

Courses Taught at UG / PG / PhD

1. Introduction to materials Science
2. Materials Processing
3. Composites science and technology
4. Materials characterization techniques
5. Laboratory courses