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Ceramic and Cement Technology Research

  • Material Science
  • Cement & Building Materials
  • Metal Matrix Composites, Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Refractory Materials
  • Zeolites
  • Cement Paints
  • Adsorption / Biosorption
  • Combustion synthesis

Research Faculty Details

S.No Research Supervisor Specialization Awarded University Year of Award
1. Dr. Veeresh P. Mallapur Material Science Visveswaraya Technological University, Belagavi 2019
2. Dr. Baburao N. Sherikar Material Science Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 2015
3. Dr. Amaresh Raichur Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2015
4. Dr. Sharanabassappa B. Patil Material Science Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2013
5. Dr. Shridhar R. Pande Material Science Gulbarga University 2012
6. Dr. John U. Kennedy Chemical Engineering S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat 2010

Research Scholars

S.No Guide Name USN Student Name Field of Study Scholar Type Research Type Year of Admission
1. Dr. Sharanabassappa B. Patil 3PD16PGJ01 Pawan Rangdal Refractory Materials Part Time Ph.D 2016
Contact Person Name : Prof. Pawan Rangdal
Description : The cement lab is established to give students hands-on experience in testing cement samples and additives used in cement manufacturing like Flyash, Blast furnace Slag, etc. Properties like normal consistency of cement, Cold Crushing Strength(CCS), Initial & Finial setting time, Specific gravity, Fineness (By sieve analysis & Blains apparatus), Soundness of cement(By Lechatler's Apparatus & Autoclave method), Heat of Hydration of cement, etc can be tested in this laboratory.
Contact Person Name : Dr. Sharanabasappa B. Patil
Description : Instrumental Analysis laboratory is established for PG & research program. This Laboratory includes various instruments like BET Surface area testing machine, FTIR, AAS, Flame Photometry, Hydraulic press, Fume Hood, Centrifuging equipment, Ph meter, magnetic stirrer, Pot mill, Rising Hearth Furnace( 1600℃), Box Furnace(1750℃), vacuum oven(250℃), Vacuum Tube Furnace(1200℃), Microwave Furnace, Sieve set & Sieve Shaker, etc.
Contact Person Name : Dr. John U. Kennedy
Description : Used to analyze and quantify trace elements
Contact Person Name : Dr. John U. Kennedy
Description : Microwave furnace is another type of laboratory furnace used to carry out thermal research protocols. Microwave furnaces represent a system that combines free radiating heating elements with a microwave field. Traditional heating elements heat material from the outside in, and microwave energy heats volumetrically.
Contact Person Name : Dr. Amaresh R
Description : Instrument for thermal analysis with temperature range up to 1600 Degree C

Project Title : Development of Photo catalytic doped cement based paints

Sanctioned Year : 2019

Amount : 4000000

Funding/Sanction agency : VGST

Status :

Principal Investigators : Dr. Amaresh R Raichur

Project Title : Synthesis, fabrication and Characterization of mechanical properties of glasses and glass-ceramics

Sanctioned Year : 2020

Amount : 1607843

Funding/Sanction agency : Mod-Robs

Status :

Principal Investigators : Dr. Amaresh R, Raichur

Project Title : Synthesis of inorganic-organic porous framework using locally available fullers earth by hydrothermal technique.

Sanctioned Year : 2019

Amount : 500000

Funding/Sanction agency : VGST

Status :

Principal Investigators : Prof. Pawan Rangdal

Project Title : Synthesis of electro ceramic powders

Sanctioned Year : 2013

Amount : 9,00,000

Funding/Sanction agency : AICTE - MODROBS

Status :

Principal Investigators : Dr. John U. Kennedy

Project Title : Evaluation of some novel biosorbents for heavy metals in aqueous solutions

Sanctioned Year : 2011

Amount : 6,00,000

Funding/Sanction agency : VTU, Belagavi

Status :

Principal Investigators : Dr. John U. Kennedy

Student Name : Abhishek O Rajole

Title of the Paper : Wear Behaviour of PLA, ABS and Alumina Filled PLA Composite: A Comparative Study

Research Description : Wear Behaviour of PLA, ABS and Alumina Filled PLA Composite: A Comparative Study

Faculty Coordinator : Dr. Amaresh R

Reference Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362324733_Wear_Behaviour_of_PLA_ABS_and_Alumina_Filled_PLA_Composite_A_Comparative_Study

Student Name : Mohammed Adnan Hasan and Rashmi Sangashetty

Title of the Paper : Prospect of Thermal Insulation by Silica Aerogel: A Brief Review

Research Description : Prospect of Thermal Insulation by Silica Aerogel: A Brief Review Authors and Arjun Dey · Mohammed Adnan Hasan, Rashmi Sangashetty, A. Carmel Mary Esther, Sharanabasappa B. Patil, Baburao N. Sherikar Publication date 2017/3/22 Journal Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series D Pages doi:10.1007/s40033-017-0136-1 Publisher Springer Total citations Cited by 45

Faculty Coordinator : Sharanabasappa B. Patil and Baburao N. Sherikar

Reference Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40033-017-0136-1

Student Name : Mohammed Adnan Hasan, S Rashmi,

Title of the Paper : Evaluations of silica aerogel-based flexible blanket as passive thermal control element for spacecraft applications

Research Description : The feasibility of utilizing commercially available silica aerogel-based flexible composite blankets as passive thermal control element in applications such as extraterrestrial environments is investigated. Differential scanning calorimetry showed that aerogel blanket was thermally stable over – 150 to 126 °C. The outgassing behavior, e.g., total mass loss, collected volatile condensable materials, water vapor regained and recovered mass loss, was within acceptable range recommended for the space applications. ASTM tension and tear tests confirmed the material’s mechanical integrity. The thermo-optical properties remained nearly unaltered in simulated space environmental tests such as relative humidity, thermal cycling and thermo-vacuum tests and confirmed the space worthiness of the aerogel.

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Reference Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11665-018-3232-y

Student Name : Pradeep Sherikar

Title of the Paper : Synthesis of Yetrium ferrite (YFeO3 ) by solution combustion synthesis using alanine as a fuel

Research Description : Synthesis of Yetrium ferrite (YFeO3 ) by solution combustion synthesis using alanine as a fuel Authors Baburao N Sherikar Pradeep Sherikar Publication date 2017/10/21 Journal Materials Today Proceedings Volume 4 Issue 10 Pages 10794-10797 Publisher Elsevier

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Reference Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785317316577

Student Name : Venkatesh B.J

Title of the Paper : Synthesis of Co doped ZnO spintronic nanopowders by Solution Combustion Method and their characterization

Research Description : Synthesis of Co doped ZnO spintronic nanopowders by Solution Combustion Method and their characterization Authors Venkatesh B.J, Baburao N. Sherikar Publication date 2017/2 Journal International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology Volume 6 Issue 2 Pages 619-624

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Reference Link: https://d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront.net/59510296/synthesis-of-fe-doped-zno-spintronic-nano-powders-by-solution-combustion-IJERTV6IS02036420190604-80644-1tdwmww-libre.pdf?1559650227=&response-content-disposition=inline%3B+filename%3DIJERT_Synthesis_of_Fe_Doped_Zno_Spintron.pdf&Expires=1661254055&Signature=c0XrAHh-DCFztznMfQ9RJ926otp4c26NWoyau4vRGynDMimjyfGHA-V-5aaqK1KsWKPIMpHGOqIx1y1NPTFHTcb~-09gnWvNFSQz1H0ZYXIoqzvk9VWcXc4MaIyz3PU~itWEVuW1yeBvWEiWD0lcB2MDt26W~3MhwswbWNJ9BUNal4YknqQ~IqQ929j5aaAThUhC4d6BEDWqW7cHGNwRtxUhelc~XlI3JQfnYdGRr6mQggbRlckEnVVqRRyZE~8iKt8i~pO4lS7Cj5Nesq6vxpcVyS2QMZ1yX~LzMpZUToWmcSttyyhOO1RpmqCbLSqG5SazPyycdkzpFYAMzxKIHA__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJLOHF5GGSLRBV4ZA

Student Name : Mohammed Adnan Hasan and Shubham Chavan

Title of the Paper : Optical, electronic, and microstructural properties of mixed phase RF magnetron sputtered vanadium oxide thin films on quartz and aluminized quartz

Research Description : Amorphous vanadium pentoxide (major phase) thin films of various thicknesses were grown on the substrates that possessed low (aluminized quartz) and high (quartz) infrared (IR) emittance property utilizing radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering technique. Microstructural characterizations are carried out by several techniques such as noncontact optical profilometry, energy dispersive X‐ray (EDX) spectroscopy, X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and X‐ray diffraction (XRD). The as‐grown amorphous films show stoichiometric vanadium oxide, where vanadium is in V5+ as a major proportion compared with V4+ states. Thermo‐optical properties, namely, solar transmittance (τs), reflectance (ρs), absorptance (αs) and IR emittance (εir) along with optical constant, for example, optical band gap, are evaluated.

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Reference Link: https://analyticalsciencejournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/sia.6985

Student Name : Hansraj Sahu

Title of the Paper : Synthesis of Fe doped ZnO spintronic nanopowders by Solution Combustion Method and their characterization

Research Description : Synthesis of Fe doped ZnO spintronic nanopowders by Solution Combustion Method and their characterization Authors Baburao N. Sherikar Hansraj Sahu Publication date 2017/2 Journal International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology Volume 6 Issue 2 Pages 591-596

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Student Name : Chanveer Gogi, Prag Shah, Venkatesh D, Sangmesh P.K

Title of the Paper : Synthesis of nano magnesium aluminate by solution combustion process using mixed fuel approach (urea+sucrose)

Research Description : Synthesis of nano magnesium aluminate by solution combustion process using mixed fuel approach (urea+sucrose) Authors Baburao N. Sherikar Chanveer Gogi, Prag Shah, Venkatesh D, Sangmesh P.K Publication date 2016/6/1 Journal International Journal of Engineering Research and Management Volume 3 Issue 05 Pages 180-185

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Student Name : Md Adnan Hasan

Title of the Paper : Aerodynamic Study of the Effects of Ice Accretion over a Symmetric Airfoil Configuration

Research Description : Aerodynamic Study of the Effects of Ice Accretion over a Symmetric Airfoil Configuration Authors Baburao N. Sherikar Md Adnan Hasan, Abdud Dayyan Sheriff , Supreeth R Publication date 2016/4/1 Journal International Journal of Advancement in Enginering Technology Management and Applied Science Volume 3 Issue 01 Pages 265-270 Publisher ISSN NO 2349-3224

Faculty Coordinator : Baburao N Sherikar

Student Name : Zeenab A Pathan

Title of the Paper : Laser Zap: An Optical Approach for Elemental Analysis of Sample Surface

Research Description : Laser Zap: An Optical Approach for Elemental Analysis of Sample Surface Authors Kalpana Arvind and Laxmiprasad A. S. Zeenab A Pathan, Raja V. L. N. Sridhar, S. B. Patil, Adwaita Goswami Publication date 2017/12 Journal Physics Education Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages 1-5 Publisher Indian Association of Physics Teachers

Faculty Coordinator : Sharanabasappa B. Patil

Student Name : Chandrakala.S.Doddamani

Title of the Paper : Thermal Energy Storage and its Significance (Review)

Research Description : Thermal Energy Storage and its Significance (Review) Authors S. B. Patil Chandrakala.S.Doddamani Publication date 2016 Journal - International Journal for Scientific Research & Development Volume 4 Issue 5 Pages 1124-1126 Publisher www.ijsrd.com

Faculty Coordinator : Sharanabasappa B. Patil

Student Name : Poornanad Hiremath

Title of the Paper : study on drying behaviour of hydratable alumina bonded high alumina castables by addition of different organic fibers pawan

Research Description : The rho phase of alumina (ρ-Al2O3) commercially referred to as hydratable alumina (HA) is one of the popularly used no cement binders. The high surface area of HA when used as a binder in refractory castable creates a dense non-permeable structure. During firing of the castable, the water vapors get trapped in the impermeable structure and cause explosive spalling. In this study HA bonded high alumina castables were prepared by adding organic fibers. XRD analysis of ρ-Al2O3 at different temperature showed formation of η and θ phase before forming the stable phase α-Al2O3. SEM and EXD analysis confirmed the purity of HA. Castable containing organic fibers showed poor physical and mechanical properties at 120–1200 °C compared to castable without organic fiber. After firing at 1650°, all the samples showed approximately same values of BD, AP and CCS. Addition of organic fibers did not affect the thermal shock resistance (TRS) of the castable as all the castables showed similar trend. TG-DSC analysis of castable containing organic fibers showed weight loss due to phase transformation and dehydration of HA, and that of castable without organic fibers showed weight loss due to phase transformation and dehydration of HA as well as burning of organic fibers.

Faculty Coordinator : Pawan Rangdal

Reference Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40033-023-00468-9

Title : MoU Between Sinter Cera Craft LLP, Rajkot, Gujrat and Dept. of Ceramic & Cement Technology, PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi, Karnataka

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