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, thermoplastics elastomers 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.
-Recycle waste rubber: extration of oil and carbon black
-Radiation crosslinked transparent TPE/TPV for flexible EMI shielding applications
-Advanced TPEs/TPVs for automotive applications.
Dr. Das has published more than 100 papers in international referred journals, 45 conference papers and 03 books on nanomaterials and their nanocomposites. He has guided 5 PhD students and 11 Master students. Currently 11 PhD students, 2 M.Tech students are working in his group.
Investigation of electrical conductivity and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of preferentially distributed conductive filler in highly flexible polymer blends nanocomposites by Ravindren R., Mondal S. , Nath K. , Das N. C. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 118 75-89 (2019)
Prediction of electrical conductivity, double percolation limit and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of copper nanowire filled flexible polymer blend nanocomposites by Ravindren R., Mondal S. , Nath K. , Das N. C. Composites Part B: Engineering 164 559-569 (2019)
Preparation and characterization of a unique low cost microfiltration membrane from a technologically compatible poly (ethylene co methyl acrylate)/poly (vinylidene fluoride) blend for water filtration application by Remanan S., Bose M. , Das A. K., Das N. C. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 136 47218-47233 (2019)
Heteroatom doped photoluminescent carbon dots for sensitive detection of acetone in human fluids by Das P., Ganguly S. , Bose M. , Das A. K., Banerjee S. , Das N. C. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 266 583-593 (2018)
Mechanically robust dual responsive water dispersible-graphene based conductive elastomeric hydrogel for tunable pulsatile drug release by Ganguly S., Ray D. , Das P. , Maity P. , Mondal S. , Aswal V. K., Dhara S. , Das N. C. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 42 212-227 (2018)
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 Das N. C. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 24591-24599 (2016)
Simple cubic super crystals containing PbTe nanocubes and their core shell building blocks by Das N. C. Journal of American Chemical society 130 15203-15209 (2008)
Invention of Smart Process Technology for Production of Valuable Products including Oil and Carbon Black from Waste Tire (IMPRINT-2) Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
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)
Functional Polymers Via Ultrasound Assisted Polymerization; A Green Technology Apex Committee of SPARC
Area of Research: Continuum Mechanics
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
Area of Research: Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and its applications
Swarup Krishna Bhattacharyya
Area of Research: Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
Prathana Paul Chowdhury
Area of Research: Fabrication of graphene based devices
Suman Kumar Ghosh
Area of Research: Polymer nanocomposites for food packaging
Area of Research: Polymer nanocomposites
Area of Research: Waste rubber recycle
Area of Research: Polymeric nanocomposites