National Institute of Technology Rourkela

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान राउरकेला

ଜାତୀୟ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତି ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠାନ ରାଉରକେଲା

An Institute of National Importance

Faculty Profile

EXPERTISE INFORMATION

Research Group
  • Industrial Ceramics
Areas of Interest
  • Refractories, Castables, Monolithics, Waste Management

Ritwik Sarkar Professor

Ceramic Engineering

sarkarr@nitrkl.ac.in

0661 - 246 2203

122

PUBLICATIONS

4

SPONSORED PROJECTS

13

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

1

CONTINUING EDUCATION

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Ritwik Sarkar

Professor

Ceramic Engineering

Room Number: CR-124

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

2003

Ph.D.
CERAMIC (REFRACTORY)
JADABPUR UNIVERSITY (WORKED AT CSIR:CGCRI)

1995

M.Tech
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

1993

B.Tech
CERAMIC ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA

Teaching Experience
  • REFRACTORIES, CASTABLES, MONOLITHICS,  NIT ROURKELA,   29 Jul 2009 - PRESENT
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • CONTINUOUS CASTING REFRACTORIES,  RWTH - Aachen, Germany, Institute of Ceramic Components for Mechanical Engg.,,   01 Oct 2003 - 30 Sep 2004
Industrial Experience
  • REFRACTORIES, BIOCERAMICS,  IFGL REFRACTORIES LTD,   02 Jun 2008 - 28 Jul 2009
  • REFRACTORY, TRADITIONAL CERAMIC, GLASS MELTING POT, INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT,  CSIR:CGCRI, KOLKATA,   22 Feb 2001 - 30 May 2008
  • REFRACTORY - SHAPED & UNSHAPED, HIGH ALUMINA CEMENT,  ACC-RCD, ACC LTD, THANE,   01 Dec 1999 - 20 Feb 2001
Laboratory Development
  • Refractory Research lab,  NIT Rourkela,   Compression testing, Hobart mixer, Planetary mixer with heating facility, Drier, Furnace,

Use of nano Carbon black in the Development of Low Carbon containing Alumina-Carbon refractories CSIR
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Development of Nano Carbon Containing Magnesia Carbon Refractories DST-TSG
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Development of Low-Carbon Steel Plant Refractories with non-oxide Ceramic Additives DST&TRL KROSAKI REFRACTORIES LTD
  • Co-Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored
Development of Calcium Phosphate based Machinable Bioceramic SERB
  • Principal Investigator
  • 36
  • Completed   Sponsored

Total Publications: 122

S. Mohan and R. Sarkar,"Effect of in situ generated nascent magnesia and alumina from nitrate precursor on reaction sintered magnesium aluminate spinel", Materials and Design, vol.110, pp.145-156, Elsevier, December 2016, 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.07.095       Article

R. Ghosh, R. Sarkar, and S. Paul,"Development of machinable hydroxyapatite-lanthanum phosphate composite for biomedical applications", Materials and Design, vol.106, pp.161-169, Elsevier, September 2016, 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.05.104       Article

A. Singh and R. Sarkar,"Development of spinel sol bonded high pure alumina castable composition", Ceramics International, vol.42, no.15, pp.17410 - 17419, Elsevier, November 2016, 10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.08.041       Article

A. Singh and R. Sarkar,"Nano mullite bonded refractory castable composition for high temperature applications", Ceramics International, vol.42, no.11, pp.12937–12945, Elsevier, August 2016, 10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.05.066       Article

S. Behera and R. Sarkar,"Low-carbon magnesia-carbon refractory: Use of N220 nanocarbon black", International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, vol.11, no.6, pp.968-976, American Ceramic Society / John Wiley & Sons, December 2014, 10.1111/ijac.12324       Article

Present scenario and future trend in ceramics and allied industries Ceramic Engineering (Conference)

  • CR303 : Refractory Technology {Theory}
  • CR310 : Refractories Technology {Theory}
  • CR324 : Unshaped Refractories {Theory}
  • CR331 : Whiteware Technology {Theory}
  • CR3401 : Refractory Technology {Theory}
  • CR3414 : Unshaped Refractories {Theory}
  • CR415 : Bio-ceramics {Theory}
  • CR417 : Unshaped Refractories {Theory}
  • CR602 : Advanced Refractories {Theory}
  • CR610 : Advanced Refractories {Theory}
  • CR610 : Shaped and Unshaped Refractories {Theory}
  • CR612 : Refractories for Metallurgical and Allied Processes {Theory}
  • CR617 : Advances in Bio-ceramics {Theory}
  • CR6432 : Advanced Refractories {Theory}
  • CR3403 : Refractory Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR370 : Refractories  Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR373 : Refractory Technology Laboratory {Practical}
  • CR373 : Whiteware Technology Laboratory {Practical}

Ph.D. Students [10]
Effect of Fabrication Methods on the Porosity, Microstructure, Strength and In-Vitro Bioactivity of Porous HA Scaffolds
Smruti Rekha Dash
Enrolled: Dec 2009
Graduated :  2014
Co-Supervisor
Study on the Effect of Different Sols on High Alumina Castable Refractory
Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Enrolled: Jul 2012
Graduated :  2016
Supervisor
N220 Nanocarbon Black Containing Low Carbon MgO-C Refractory
Satyananda Behera
Enrolled: Jan 2013
Graduated :  2017
Supervisor
Study on the Development of Calcium Phosphate based Machinable Bioceramics
Rupita Ghosh
Enrolled: Jun 2012
Graduated :  2017
Supervisor
Development of SiO<SUB>2</SUB>- CaF<SUB>2</SUB> Based Oxyfluoride Glass-Ceramic for Upconversion Study
Aiswarya Dash
Enrolled: Apr 2013
Graduated :  2022
Co-Supervisor
Studies on the Synthesis and Utilization of Fine Alumina Powder for the Fabrication of Sintered Mullite Ceramic
Pallavi Suhasinee Behera
Enrolled: Jul 2014
Graduated :  2022
Co-Supervisor
Nanocarbon Containing Alumina-Carbon Refractories
Venkatesh Pilli
Enrolled: Jul 2015
Graduated :  2022
Supervisor
Development of Granular Porous Alumina Adsorbents using Kaolin for the Mitigation of Excess Fluoride Ions from Aqueous System
Amit Kumar Yadav
Enrolled: Jul 2016
Graduated :  2022
Co-Supervisor
Effect of rare-earth oxides on the formation, densification and property development of magnesium aluminate spinel prepared from different oxide reactants in a single-stage firing process
Biswajit Baruah
Enrolled: Jul 2018
Thesis Submitted
Supervisor
Refractories, ceramics
Satyam Kumar
Enrolled: Jul 2019
Continuing
Supervisor
Executive Ph.D. Students [3]
Refractory ceramics
Arthita Bhattacharyya
Enrolled: Sep 2020
Continuing
Supervisor
Refractories
Soumyajit Roy
Enrolled: Sep 2020
Continuing
Supervisor
Refractory Castable
Ramkrishna Halder
Enrolled: Aug 2023
Continuing
Supervisor
M.Tech by Research Students [3]
Study on the Alumina-Silicon Carbide-Carbon based Trough Castable
Pilli Venkatesh
Graduated :  2014
Supervisor
Alumina Based Bioceramic
Abhishek Badolia
Graduated :  2014
Supervisor
Densification and Characterization of Magnesium Aluminate Spinel from Commercial Grade Reactants: Effect of Milling and Additives
Sanjay Krishna Mohan
Graduated :  2016
Supervisor

Awards And Honours
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), Dalmia Institute of Scientific & Industrial Research, Rajgangpur, Odisha,   2020
  • Member, CHD 09 Ceramicware Sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Govt of India.,   2020
  • Keynote Speaker in Advanced Refractory Symposium of 11th International Conference on High Performance Ceramic (CICC), Kunming, May 2019.,   2019
  • Keynote Speaker, 64th Refractory Operating Committee Meeting, Rourkela Steel Plant, 18-19th Dec 2019, Rourkela, Odisha,   2019
  • Ganpule Award for Whitewares – from Indian Ceramic Soc. .,   2012
  • Deokaran Award for Refractories – from Indian Ceramic Soc.,   2011
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of the Indian Refractory Makers Association, 2010 - 2016,   2010
  • Received Best Poster paper Award in 7th India International Refractories Congress, Kolkata,,   2008
  • Received R. L. Thakur Memorial Award - Young Scientist Award the Indian Ceramic Society,   2005
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship,   2003
  • Best Poster paper Award in 5th India International Refractories Congress,, Bhubaneswar,   2002
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund’s Award in 1995,   1995
  • GOLD MEDAL from Banaras Hindu IUniversity,   1995
  • National Merit Certificate,   1989
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Editorial Board Member, Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society (SCI Journal),   2019
  • Indian Institute of Ceramics, Fellow,   2016
  • DAAD Fellowship (PDF - RWTH, Aachen),   2003
  • Indian Ceramic Society, Life Member,   2001
  • Indian Institute of Ceramics, Life Member,   2001
  • CSIR - SRF,   1995