National Institute of Technology Rourkela

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान राउरकेला

ଜାତୀୟ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତି ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ ରାଉରକେଲା

An Institute of National Importance

Faculty Profile


Research Group
  • Electroceramics
Areas of Interest
  • Ferrite, Ferroelectrics

Japes Bera Professor

Ceramic Engineering

0661 - 246 2204








Japes Bera


Ceramic Engineering

Room Number: CR-132

Department of Ceramic Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008


Synthesis and Characterization of Beta-Alumina
C.G.C.R.I., Kolkata

Teaching Experience
  • Ceramic Engineering,  National Institute of Technology,   19 Sep 1996 - Till Date
Industrial Experience
  • Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor,  ICICON Electronics India Limited,   1993 - 1995

Sr-M hexagonal ferrite for high frequency inductor application SERB
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Development of lead free relaxor ferroelectrics based on Aurivillius family of compounds DST
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Preparation & characterization of SO2 and TiO2 hollow nanosphere in reverse microemulsion system DST
  • Co-Investigator
  • 42
  • Completed   Sponsored
Development of improved Taphole clay material. TATA STEEL LTD.
  • Co-Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Fundamental studdies on surfactant adsorption on soil for environmental and other applications. UGC
  • Co-Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Utilisation of agriculture waste for the development of useful advanced ceramics. MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT & FOREST,GOI
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Development of lead free relaxor ferroelectrics for Ni-based multilayer capacitor. UGC
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Processing & characterization of Ni-Cu-Zn ferrite power multilayer ferrite chip inductor application. DST
  • Principal Investigator
  • 42
  • Completed   Sponsored

Total Publications: 19

R. Vinaykumar, V. Kumar, and J. Bera,"CuO-modified SrCo1.3Ti1.3Fe9.4O19 ferrite for L-band antenna application", in 2015 IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (AEMC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Guwahati 2016, 10.1109/AEMC.2015.7509243       Inproceedings

A. Thomas and J. Bera,"Sol–gel synthesis and in vitro bioactivity of glass–ceramics in SiO2–CaO–Na2O–P2O5 system", Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, vol.80, no.2, pp.411–416, Springer 2016, 10.1007/s10971-016-4110-4       Article

G. Parida and J. Bera,"Effects of CuO additive on ferroelectric and dielectric properties of Nb doped SrBi8Ti7O27 ceramics", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol.27, no.5, pp.5309-5314, Springer 2016, 10.1007/s10854-016-4429-1       Article

G. Parida and J. Bera,"Effect of la-substitution on the structure, dielectric and ferroelectric properties of Nb modified SrBi8Ti7O27 ceramics", Materials Research Bulletin, vol.68, pp.155-159, Elsevier 2015, 10.1016/j.materresbull.2015.03.059       Article

R. Vinaykumar, S. Majhi, and J. Bera,"Electrical properties of CuO added SrFe11.6Zn0.2Ti0.2O19 ferrite synthesized by sol–gel ombustion route", Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, vol.68, pp.217-220, Springer 2015, 10.1007/s12666-015-0562-4       Article

  • CR203 : Ceramic Raw Materials {Theory}
  • CR230 : Science of Ceramic Materials   {Theory}
  • CR231 : Properties of Ceramic Raw Materials {Theory}
  • CR2403 : Ceramic Raw Materials {Theory}
  • CR3103 : Application of Phase Diagram {Theory}
  • CR336 : Cement Technology {Theory}
  • CR412 : Application of Phase Diagrams {Theory}
  • CR4204 : Ceramic Coating {Theory}
  • CR443 : Application of Phase Diagrams {Theory}
  • CR445 : Application of Phase Diagrams {Theory}
  • CR611 : Principles of Ceramic Processing and Fabrication {Theory}
  • CR632 : Advances in Phase Diagrams {Theory}
  • CR652 : Applications of Phase Diagrams in Ceramic Industries {Theory}
  • CR2108 : High Temperature Processing Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR272 : Drawing of Refractory Lining and Joints {Practical}
  • CR272 : High Temperature Processing Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR3412 : Cement Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR368 : Product Development Laboratory – II {Practical}
  • CR376 : Cement Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR471 : Cement Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR6172 : Advanced Ceramic Processing Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR673 : Characterization of Ceramic Products Laboratory {Practical}

Ph.D. Students [5]
Synthesis and Characterization of Intergrowth Bismuth Layerd Structure Ferroelectrics in the System SrO-Bi2O3-TiO2
Geetanjali Parida
Enrolled: Jul 2010
Graduated :  2014
Low Temperature Sintering and Characterizations of Co-Ti substituted SrFe<sub>12</sub>O<sub>19</sub> M-type Hexagonal Ferrites for High-frequency Antenna Applications
Vinaykumar R
Enrolled: Jul 2014
Graduated :  2020
Polymer and Glass-Ceramics Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering
Ashley George Thomas
Enrolled: Jan 2013
Graduated :  2021
Synthesis and characterizations of BaFe12O19 ferrite and BaFe12O19 ferrite based magnetic adsorbents for methyl blue dye removal from aqueous solution
Kousik Polley
Enrolled: Jan 2016
Thesis Submitted
Electroceramics Ferrite magnetic materials synthesis and characterization.
Amrendra Kumar
Enrolled: Sep 2020

Memberships / Fellowships
  • Life Member of The Indian Ceramic Society, The Institute of Engineers (India), The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, The Indian Institute of Metals,