About Head

Dr. Bikash Chandra Chakraborty
Director, Polymer Nano Technology Centre

Educational Background

Degree Specialization Name of the University / Institution
Ph.D Chemical Engineering IIT, Bombay
B. Ch. E Chemical Engineering Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Work Experience

Designation Institution From To Duration
Director PNTC B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology 01 Jan 2018 Till Date
Professor B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology Oct 2017 Dec 2017 3 months
Scientist’H’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra August 2012 March 2016 3 years & 7 months
ScientistG’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra July 2006 July 2012 5 years
Scientist’F’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra July 2001 June 2006 4 years & 11 months
Scientist’E’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra July 1996 June 2001 4 years & 11 months
Scientist’D’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra July 1991 June 1996 4 years & 11 months
Scientist’C’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra July 1986 June 1991 4 years & 11 months
Scientist’B’ Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra October 1981 June 1986 4 years & 8 months
J.S.O. Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), DRDO,Maharashtra January 1977 October 1981 4 years & 9 months


Areas of Research Interest:

  • Applied Research
  • Composites and Nanocomposite
  • Dynamic Viscoelasticity for Vibration and Acoustics
  • High Strength Blends
  • Interpenetrating Polymer Networks
  • Low Surface Energy Coatings
  • Polymers & Composites
  • Reaction Kinetics, Life Estimation of Polymers
  • Rubber-Nanocomposites- as materials for vibration and sound attenuation.


  • D. Ratna, S. Praveen, P. Albert, J. Reddy Mettu, S. Jayendran, R.D. Raut, B.C.Chakraborty & J. Narayana Das, “Elastomer nanocomposites for heavy dynamic load bearing rubber to metal bonded bushes” – Patent Application No. 1865/DEL/2012
  • D. Ratna, S. Barman, R. K. Kushwaha & B.C.Chakraborty, “Viscoelastic Mastic for Free Layer Damping (FLD) of Structural Vibrations”–Patent Application No.2772/DEL/2010.
  • M.Patri, S.K. Rath, U.G. Suryavanshi & B.C.Chakraborty, “A process for preparation of polyurethane –urea based encapsulant material for hydrophone” – Patent Application No.1985/DEL/2009.
  • DebdattaRatna, M.Murali. A.B.Samui, & B.C.Chakraborty,”Toughened Epoxy System based on Poly (ether ester)” – Patent Application No.730/DEL/2007.
  • B.C.Chakraborty, S.C. Sharma & others, “Multihit Capability Composite Armor Panel and Method of Preparation” – Patent Application No.225/DEL/2007.
  • R. Manoj, D. Ratna, M. Patri, L. Chandrasekhar, B.C.Chakraborty, R. Ramesh & R.M.R. Vishnubhatla, “A Process for preparation of a viscoelastic material for constrained layer damping” – Indian Patent. No. 245487 (2004).
  • 4. A.B. Samui, B.C.Chakraborty & P.C. Deb, “An Anti-Fouling composition & a process for preparation thereof” – Indian Patent. No. 246783 (2003).
  • A.B.Samui, U.G.Suryavanshi, M.Patri, B.C.Chakraborty & P.C.Deb, “Chlorinated Rubber-Polyurethane Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Network for Mechanical Energy Absorption” – Indian Patent No. 222206, (2000).
  • B.C.Chakraborty, Manoj N. R., Senthil Kumar K. S., R. S. Pandey, P. Sreenivasan, U. G.Suryavanshi, R. D. Raut & A. K.Shah. “Light weight structural composite for load bearing Applications”, International Patent PCT/IN05/00212, US Patent : US 8,361,590, South Korea: KR 101239819 (B1).
  • M.T.Companywala, A.B.Samui, B.C.Chakraborty & P.C.Deb, “Process for the Synthesis of Alkyl Methacrylate- Tributyl Tin Methacrylate Copolymer” – Indian Patent. No. 152860, (1979).

Training Program

IIM, Ahmedabad (Project management) 2007
XIM, Bhubneshwar (Mentoring ) 2005
Institute of Technology Management (DRDO) Purchase management 1 1991

Foreign Collaborations on R&D and Technical Service

With Russian Institutes – Acoustics & Radar Stealth. Physical and mathematical aspects and development of methods, experimental evaluation and validation of theoretical conclusions, trials and evaluation with indigenously developed materials.

Development of advanced items for Navy.

With French Organisation – Preparation of RFP of high cost technical collaborative work, periodic technical meetings with French design firm, all scientific assessments of risks, safety, kinetics of hydrogen generation, effluent generation, ventilation, system volume and operational limits, guidance to the project team, finalization of AIP configuration through design review.


  • P. Kumar, U. Deb, A. Gautam, R. Vijayaraghavan, D. Ratna and B.C.Chakraborty “Comparative effects of pyrolytic products of fibre reinforced plastic and wood shavings on the respiratory variable in mice”, Inhalation Toxicology, 22 (9), 2010, pp. 778-784.
  • S. Praveen, P.K. Chattopadhyay, S. Jayendran, B.C.Chakraborty and S. Chattopadhyay “Effect of Rubber Matrix Type on the Morphology and Reinforcement Effects in Carbon Black-Nanoclay Hybrid Composites: A Comparative assessment”, Polymer composites, 31 (1), 2010, pp. 97-104.
    S.K. Rath, J. Chavan, S.Sasane, M.Patri, A.B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Two component silicone modified epoxy foul release coatings – “Effect of modulus, surface energy and surface restructuring on pseudobarnacle and macrofouling behavior”, Applied Surface Science, 25(6), 2010, pp. 24-40.
  • S. Praveen, B.C.Chakraborty, S. Jayendran, R. D. Raut and S. Chattopadhyay, “Effect of Filler Geometry on Viscoelastic Damping of Graphite/Aramid and Carbon Short Fiber-Filled SBR Composites: A New Insight”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 111, 2009, pp. 264-272.
  • S. Praveen, P. K. Chattopadhyay, S. Jayendran, B.C.Chakraborty and S.Chattopadhyay, “Effect of nanoclay on the mechanical and damping properties of aramid short fibre-filled styrene butadiene rubber composites”, Polym. Intl, 59 (2), 2009, pp. 187-197.
  • S. Praveen, P.K. Chattopadhyay, P. Albert, V.G. Dalvi, B.C.Chakraborty and S. Chattopadhyay, “Synergistic effect of carbon black and nanoclay fillers in styrene butadiene rubber matrix: Development of dual structure – Composites: Part A”, 40, 2009, pp.309-316.
  • S.K. Rath, J. Chavan, S. Sasane, A. Srivastava, M. Patri, A.B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Coatings of PDMS modified epoxy via urethane linkage: segmental correlation length, phase morphology, thermomechaniocal and surface behavior”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 65, 2009, pp. 366.
  • D. Ratna, R. Khushwaha, V. Dalvi, N.R. Manoj, A.B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Effect of surface treatment on metal-polythylene bond strength of a Epoxy based adhesive” J. Adhes. Sci.Technol, 22, 2008, pp.93-100.
  • S.K.Rath, G.Suryawansi, M.Patri and B.C.Chakraborty, “Adhesion improvement of LDPE by radiation induced oxidation”, J.Polym. Mater. 24, 2007, pp. 91-100.
  • M. Patri, A.B. Samui, C.V. Narsimhan, G. Reddy, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C. Deb, “Studies on IPNs based on Styrene-Butadiene Rubber and Polyalkylmethacrylates”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 103, 2007, pp. 1120-1126.
  • D. Ratna, S. Divekar, P. Sivaraman, A.B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Poly(ethylene oxide) / clay nanocomposites for solid polymer electrolyte applications”, Polym. International, 56, 2007, pp. 900-904.
  • M. Murli, D. Ratna, A.B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Synthesis and characterization of carboxyl-terminated poly (ethylene glycol) adipate modified epoxy network: Effect of molecular weight”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 103, 2006, pp. 1723-1730.
  • D. Ratna, S. Divekar, A.B. Samui, B.C.Chakraborty and A.K. Banthia, “Poly (ethylene oxide)/clay nanocomposite: Themomechanical Properties and Morphology”, Polymer 47, 2006, pp. 4068-4074.
  • A.B.Samui, V.G.Dalvi, L.Chandrasekhar, M.Patri and B.C.Chakraborty, “Interpenetrating Polymer Networks based on Metal Methacrylates”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 99, 2006, pp. 2542–2548.
  • N.R. Manoj, S, Barman, L. Chandrasekhar and B.C.Chakraborty, “Constrained layer dampers for attenuation of structural vibration”, Defence Science Journal, 55 (1), 2005, pp. 5-11.
  • Swati Phadnis, M. Patri, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C. Deb, “Proton Exchange Membranes by Grafting of Styrene-Co-Acrylic Acid onto FEP by Pre-Irradiation Technique : 4. XRD AND SEM Studies of the Membrane and its sulfonated derivatives”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 97 (4), 2005, pp.1426-1431.
  • N.R. Manoj, R.D. Raut, P.Sivaraman, D. Ratna, and B.C.Chakraborty, “Sequential Interpenetrating Polymer Network of Poly (ethyl methacrylate) and Carboxylated Nitrile Rubber : Dynamic Mechanical and morphology”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 96(5), 2005, pp.1487-1491.
  • A.B.Samui, B.C.Chakraborty and D.Ratna, “Evaluation of FRP Composites based on conventional and multifunctional epoxy resins: A comparative study”, Intl. J. Plastic Technol. 8 (2), 2004, pp. 279.
  • V. S. Misra, R. D. Raut, P. Shivaraman, N.R.Manoj, A. B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty “Thermoplastic copolyether ester elastomer toughened by polycarbonate blends 3 Microhardness and abrasion resistance of the blends”, Polymer Testing, 24, 2005, pp. 241-243.
  • V.G.Dalvi, M. Patri, A.B.Samui. B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Studies on Semi-interpenetrating Polymer Network Based on Nitrile rubber and Polymethyl methacrylate;”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 91 (1), 2004, pp.354.
  • J.G.Chavan, L.Chandrasekhar, A.B. Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Electrically Conducting Polyaniline / Epoxy Blend”, J. Polym. Matter, 21(3), 2004, pp. 293-304.
  • V.S.Mishra, R. Khuswa, L.Chandrasekhar, S. Barman, P. Sivaraman, N.R.Manoj,A.B.Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Thermoplastic copolyether ester elastomer toughned polycarbonate blends: 2. Thermal and Rheological Properties of the blends”, Polymer Testing, 23, 2004, pp.645-649.
  • V.S.Mishra, R. Khuswa, L.Chandrasekhar, S. Barman, P. Sivaraman, N.R.Manoj, A.B.Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Thermoplastic copolyether ester elastomer toughned polycarbonate blends: 1. Mechanical Properties and Morphology of the blends”, Polymer Testing, 23, 2004, pp. 527-532.
    D. Ratana, T.K.Chongdar and B.C.Chakraborty, “Mechanical Characterization of New Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites”, Polym. Composites, 25(2), 2004, pp. 165-171.
  • D. Ratana, A.B.Samui and B.C.Chakraborty, “Flexibility improvement of epoxy resin by chemical modification”, Polym. Intl, 53(11), 2004, pp.1882-1887.
  • L. Chandrasekhar, D. Ratna, N.R.Manoj and B.C.Chakraborty, “Novel Epoxy Compositions for Vibration Damping Applications”, Polym. Adv. Technol, 15(10), 2004, pp. 583-586.
  • D.Ratna, V.Dalvi, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “A novel ion exchange resin beads with acid base indicator property”, J.Polym. Sci. Part A. Polym.Chem, 41 (14), 2003, pp.2166.
  • D.Ratna, N.R.Manoj, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Shock resistant ambient temperature curing epoxy adhesive”, J.Adhes. Sci. Technol, 17(5), 2003, pp.623.
  • N.R.Manoj, V.Dalvi, L.Chandrasekhar, M.Patri, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Interpenetrating polymer networks based on carboxylated nitrile rubber and poly(alkyl methacrylate)”, Polymer Engineering and Science, 42(8), 2002, pp.1748-1755.
  • N.R.Manoj, L . Chandeasekhar, M. Patri, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Vibration damping materials based on interpenetrating polymer networks of XNBR and PMMA”, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 13, 2002, pp.1-5.
  • D.Ratna, T.K.Chongdar, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “DMA of Fiber-rainforced Plastic Composites based on Carboxyl terminated Poly (ethylene glycol) adipate modified Epoxy and E-glass fiber”, Polymer Int. 43, 2000, pp. 815.
  • A.B. Samui, M.Patri, U.G.Suryavanshi, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Studies on IPNS based on Nitrile Rubber/Phenolic Blend and Polyalkyl methacrylate”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 68, 1998, pp. 255.
  • D.Ratna, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Carboxyl terminated Polyethylene glycol adipate modified epoxy network-1: Synthesis and Thermal Characterisation”, J. Polm. Material, 14, 1997, pp. 185.
  • D.Ratna, M.Patri, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Amine terminated Polysulfone as Modifier for Epoxy Resin”, J.Appl.Polym, Sci, 65, 1997, pp. 901.
  • M.Patri, A.B.Samui, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Studies on IPNs based on Nitrile Rubber and Polyalkylmethacrylates”, J.Appl. Polym. Sci. 65,1997, pp. 549-554.
  • M.Patri, A.B.Samui, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C.Deb, “Thermal and flammability characterization of Urethane modified Polyisocyanurate foams based on Chlorine containing Polyols”, J. Polymer Materials, 12, 1995, pp. 129-136.
  • Mathew, B.C.Chakraborty and P.C. Deb, “Studies on interpenetrating polymer network based on nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride blends and poly alkyl methacrylates”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 53, 1994, pp. 1107.
    P. C. Deb, B.C.Chakraborty, A.B.Samui and S.C.Sankholkar, “Studies on Tributyl Tin Methacrylate TBTM-IV (Antifouling Compositions based on copolymers of Tributyl Tin Methacrylate)”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 34, 1987, pp. 775.

Awards & Recognitions

  • DRDO “Scientist of the Year-2010 ” Award
  • DRDO “AGNI Award – 2004” for excellence in indigenous technology
  • Laboratory Technology Group Award (as Team Leader) -2003
  • Member, Naval Research Board – Material Panel, DRDO – till 2011
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2006-2007, NJ, USA.
  • Reviewer of scientific papers in International Journals.


  • Life Member, Acoustical Society of India
  • Life Member, Society of Polymer Scientists