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.
A strategy to achieve enhanced electromagnetic interference shielding at low concentration with a new generation of conductive carbon black in a chlorinated polyethylene elastomeric matrix by Mondal S., S. , Rahaman M. , Aldalbahi A. , Das N. C. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 24591-24599 (2016)
Performance prediction analyses of styrene-butadiene rubber and crumb rubber materials in asphalt road applications by Gogoi R., Biligiri K. P., Das N. C. Materials and Structures 49 3479-3483 (2016)
Synthesis and characterization of graphene oxide filled ethylene methyl acrylate hybrid nanocomposites by Bhawal P., Ganguly . , Chaki . K., Das N. C. RSC Advances 6 20781-20790 (2016)
An effective strategy to enhance mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of chlorinated polyethylene-carbon nanofiber nanocomposites by Mondal S., Nayak L. , Rahaman M. , Aldalbahi A. , Chaki T. K., Khastgir D. , Das N. C. Composites Part B: Engineering 109 155-169 (2017)
Low percolation threshold and electromagnetic shielding effectiveness of nano-structured carbon based ethylene methyl acrylate nanocomposites by Mondal S., Ganguly S. , Das P. , Khastgir D. , Das N. C. Composites Part B: Engineering 119 41-56 (2017)
A simplistic approach to green future with eco-friendly luminescence carbon dots and their application to fluorescence nano-sensor ?turn-off? probe for selective sensing of copper ions by Das P., Ganguly S. , Bose M. , Mondal S. , Das A. K., Banerjee S. , Das N. C. Materials Science and Engineering C 75 1456-1464 (2017)
On demand tuned hazard free elastomeric composites: A green approach by Manoharan P., Das N. C., Naskar K. Biopolymers - (2017)
Synthesis of polydopamine coated halloysite nanotubes based hydrogel for controlled release of a calcium channel blocker by Ganguly S., Das T. K., Mondal S. , Das N. C. RSC Advances 6 105350-105362 (2016)
Starch functionalized biodegradable semi-IPN as a pH-tunable controlled release platform for memantine by Ganguly S., Maity T. , Mondal S. , Das P. , Das N. C. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 95 185-198 (2017)
Synthesis of a novel pH responsive phyllosilicate loaded polymeric hydrogel based on poly(acrylic acid-co-N-vinylpyrrolidone) and polyethylene glycol for drug delivery: modelling and kinetics study for the sustained release of an antibiotic drug by Ganguly S., Das N. C. RSC Advances 5 18312-18327 (2015)
Advanced High Strength Conjugated Polymer Based Conductive Fibers as a Smart Textile Materials for Space Applications KCSTC
Development of Light Weight Thermally & Electrically Conductive High Performance Microwave Radiation Absorbing Nanowires/Polymer Nanocomposites Materials Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
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