Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay
BiographyDr. Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay is a Chief Scientist and Head of the Mechanical Property Evaluation Section under Materials Characterization Division of CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India. He also heads the Program Management Division and Business Development Group of CSIR-CGCRI. He obtained his bachelor’s degree with honours in Physics from Kalyani University, Kalyani in 1978 followed by a master’s degree in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 1982. Way back in 1978, he had initiated in India the research work on evaluation, analysis and microstructure mechanical properties correlation of non oxide ceramics, for high temperature applications; prior to joining CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India in 1986, as a staff scientist. Working on the critical parameters that control the high temperature fracture toughness of silicon nitride and its composites, he earned his Ph D. degree in Science, in 1988 from the Jadavpur University, Kolkata. During 1990-1992 he was awarded the prestigious Australian Commonwealth Post Graduate Research Fellowship and made pioneering contribution, about the role of grain size in wear of alumina ceramics during his Post Doctoral work on development of wear and fatigue resistant oxide ceramics; with world renowned Prof. Yiu-Wing Mai and Prof. Mike Swain at the University of Sydney, Australia. At CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India, Dr. Mukhopadhyay has established an enthusiastic research group on evaluation and analysis of mechanical and nanomechanical properties of glass, ceramics, bioceramic coatings and biomaterials, thin films and natural biomaterials. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has an impressive total of close to 200 publications including SCI journals, National and International Conference Proceedings/Book of Abstracts etc. with h-index of 17 and i10 index of 30 and a total citation of 1027 (www.scopus.com) to his credit. He has also 7 patents with 3 of them already granted, 3 Book Chapters already published and 3 Books (in progress) to his credit. He has supervised 7 doctoral students including 1 candidate who has already earned, the Ph D degree of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah in 2011. He contributed three chapters in “Handbook of Ceramics” edited by Dr. S. Kumar, Internationally famous Glass Technologist and former Director of CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India and published by Kumar and Associates, Kolkata. He serves on the editorial board of Soft Nanoscience Letters. In 2008, he won the Best Poster Paper Award at 53rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium. He also won in 2000 the Sir C V Raman Award of the Acoustical Society of India. In the same year he also won the Best Poster Paper Award of the Materials Research Society of India. He was also awarded in 2000 the Visiting Scientist Fellowship, to work on the fracture and nanoindentation behaviour of ceramic thermal barrier coatings with the world renowned scientist, Dr. R. W. Steinbrech at the Forschungszentrum, Juelich, Germany. He was awarded in 1997 the Outstanding Young Person Award for Science and Innovation by the Outstanding Young Achievers Association, Kolkata. The Lions Club of India award was won by him in 1996. His work was recognized in 1995 through the best Best Poster Paper Award of the Materials Research Society of India. Recently in 2010, his paper won the Best Research Paper Award; at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Ceremony of CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My current research interests cover a truly diverse span e.g., physics of nano scale deformation for brittle solids, very high strain rate shock physics of ceramics, tribology of ceramics, nanotribology of ceramic coatings and thin films, microstructure - mechanical and / or functional property correlation as well as ultrasonic characterisation and fatigue of (a) structural and bio-ceramics, bio-ceramic coatings, bio-Materials (b) multilayer composites (c) thick/thin hard ceramic coatings. I also have very active interest in microwave processing of ceramics, ceramic composites and ceramic metal or ceramic / ceramic joining.
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