Das’s research focuses on nantotechnology innovations for future energy, electronics, food packaging, different rubber products including tire, cable etc. His interdisciplinary research program integrates nanomaterials synthesis including carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles etc., characterization, processing and applications. His recent research activities include synthesizing nanocomposites and fabricating flexible sensors, transistors. He is also working on conductive polymer nanocomposites, rheology/morphology and phase behavior of polymer blends, and developing novel techniques in-situ small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and neutron scattering (SANS) on polymer/nanomaterials/protein/virous, etc.
Few technological areas are
-Development of new generation tire compounds
-Nanocomposites for packaging applications including food packaging.
-Synthesis of self-assembly block copolymers, conductive polymers, polymer electrolytes, etc.
-Smart textile materials for microwave/X-ray absorbing and defense/space application
-Rubber nanocomposites for low cost energy storage, fuel cell, sensor and membrane applications
-Polymer nanocomposites for medical applications
-Development of ultra heat resistance conveyor belts compounds including its joint life improvement.
-Development of novel self-healing polymers
-Radiation crosslinked transparent TPE/TPV for flexible EMI shielding applications
-Advanced TPEs/TPVs for automotive applications.
Dr. Das has published more than 60 papers in international referred journals, 40 conference papers and 01 books on nanomaterials and their nanocomposites. He has guided 3 PhD students and 11 Master students. Currently 10 PhD students, 3 M.Tech students are working in his group.
An approach to prepare mechanically robust full IPN strengthened conductive cotton fabric for high strain tolerant electromagnetic interference shielding by Das N. C. Chemical Engineering Journal 344 138-154 (2018)
Superior electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness and electro-mechanical properties of EMA-IRGO nanocomposites through the in-situ reduction of GO from melt blended EMA-GO composites by Das N. C., Bhawal P. Composites Part B: Engineering 134 46-60 (2018)
Thermal-air ageing treatment on mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic interference shielding properties of lightweight carbon nanotube based polymer nanocomposites by Das N. C., Mondal S. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 107 447460- (2018)
Design of psyllium-g-poly(acrylic acid-co-sodium acrylate)/cloisite 10A semi-IPN nanocomposite hydrogel and its mechanical, rheological and controlled drug release behaviour by Das N. C., Ganguly S. International journal of biological macromolecules 111 983-998 (2018)
Mechanically robust dual responsive water dispersible-graphene based conductive elastomeric hydrogel for tunable pulsatile drug release by Das N. C., Ganguly S. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 42 212-227 (2018)
Mussel inspired green synthesis of silver nanoparticles-decorated halloysite nanotube using dopamine: characterization and evaluation of its catalytic activity by Das N. C., Das T. K. Applied Nanoscience 8 173-186 (2018)
Zinc and nitrogen ornamented bluish white luminescent carbon dots for engrossing bacteriostatic activity and Fenton based bio-sensor by Das N. C., Banerjee S. , Das A. K., Das P. Materials Science and Engineering: C 88 115-129 (2018)
Strongly blue-luminescent N-doped carbogenic dots as a tracer metal sensing probe in aqueous medium and its potential activity towards in situ Ag-nanoparticle synthesis by Das N. C. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 252 735-746 (2017)
Radiation Processable Hybrid Polymer Nanocomposites Multilayer Films for Food Packaging Materials BRNS, DAE, MUMBAI
Development of Light Weight Thermally & Electrically Conductive High Performance Microwave Radiation Absorbing Nanowires/Polymer Nanocomposites Materials Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Advanced High Strength Conjugated Polymer Based Conductive Fibers as a Smart Textile Materials for Space Applications KCSTC
Area of Research: Frabication and characterization of carbon nanotubes and graphene filled conductive polymer nanocomposites by in-situ polymerization and other conventional mixing techniques
Area of Research: Flexible Conductive Rubber Composites
Area of Research: Continuum Mechanics
Area of Research: Chemical Modification of Synthetic Rubbers
Area of Research: Composite Polymer Hydrogel for Sustain Release of Analytes
Area of Research: Synthesis and characterization of graphene and graphene polymer nanocomposites
Area of Research: Polymer nanocomposites for flexible electronics
Area of Research: Conductive polymer nanocomposites
Tushar Kanti Das
Area of Research: Polymer nanocomposites in advanced applications
Area of Research: Microwave absorbing materials
Area of Research: Smart textile
Area of Research: Synthesis and applications of new polymers