Dr. Kundan Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Ceramic Engineering and Technology
Phone No(s): +91-
Email: kundan.cer@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: High-Temperature Ceramics, Structural Ceramic materials, Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials Synthesis, Processing and Characterization
  • Structural ceramics and composites

  • Oxide and Non-oxide ceramics

  • Transparent Ceramics

  • Functional nanomaterials

Patents

1. A process for obtaining shape and size-controlled ceramic nanopowders

Book Chapters

  1. Nanoscale Heterogeneity in Amorphous and Semi-Crystalline Materials: A Technical Perspective, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Encyclopedia of Materials: Plastics and Polymers, Elsevier doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820352-1.00107-3
  2. Use of Novel Nanostructured Photocatalysts for the Environmental Sustainability of Wastewater Treatments, Volume 1, Pages 949-964, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, Elsevier https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012803581811149X
  3. Pushing the Limits of Analytical Characterization Tools: How Much is too much, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Handbook on Miniaturization in Analytical Chemistry, Elsevier doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819763-9.00011-8

International Referred Journals

  1. Synthesis of single phase Ti4+ substituted Trirutile CoNb2O6 Ceramic: evolution of Relaxor type ferroelectricity and high k dielectricity, N Singh, K Kumar, P Singh, Journal of Electroceramics, 1-13, 2023
  2. Monoclinic phase-free, low temperature spark plasma sintering of CeO2-doped ZrO2 ceramics and its associated benefits on mechanical properties, A Arun, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 43 (5), 2069 2022, doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.12.003
  3. Correlation with the Microstructure and Synergistic Physiochemical Etching Resistance of Nanocomposites under Fluorine-Containing Plasma Conditions, HJ Ma, S Hong, HM Oh, K Kumar, MJ Kim, HN Kim, JW Ko, JW Lee, HC Lee, YJ Park, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 14 (38), 43771-43782, 2022 doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c12311
  4. Influence of a grain-locking morphology on properties of doped ZrO2 ceramics made with ultrafine (~3 nm) nanoparticles, A Arun, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Journal of Materials Research, 1-13, 2022 doi.org/10.1557/s43578-022-00792-y
  5. Influence of Ternary Oxide Additives on Thermal Conductivity of Pressureless Sintered Si3N4, K Kumar, YJ Park, MJ Kim, HN Kim; HJ Ma, JW Lee, JW Ko, Materials Letters 328, 133189, 2022 doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2022.133189
  6. Twofold Increase in Weibull Modulus of Hot-pressed Si3N4 Ceramic by Modified Pressing Profile,K Kumar, MJ Kim, YJ Park, HN Kim; HJ Ma, JW Lee, JW Ko, Materials Today Communications, 32, 103979, 2022 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352492822008339
  7. Scalable and tunable Y2O3MgO composite for infrared transparency applications, K Kumar, HM Oh, MJ Kim, HJ Ma, YJ Park, HN Kim, JW Lee, JW Ko, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 1–11, 2022 https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jace.18353
  8. Fabrication of highly dense Si3N4 via record lowcontent additive system for lowtemperature pressureless sintering, K Kumar, MJ Kim, HM Oh, YJ Park, HN Kim, HJ Ma, JW Lee, JW Ko, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 1-12, 2022 https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jace.18467
  9. Crucial dependence of ‘trivial ‘processing factors on the texture-electrical resistivity relationship of La2Ce2O7 ceramic, AK Lakshya, L Kumar, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Materials Letters 314, 131858, 2022 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167577X22002117
  10. Remarkable Plasma-Resistance Performance by Nanocrystalline Y2O3·MgO Composite Ceramics for Semiconductor Industry Applications, HM Oh, YJ Park, H Kim, K Kumar, JW Ko, CE Lee, HK Lee, Scientific Reports, 11:10288, 2021 doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89664-9
  11. Reviewing the cases of Nanoscale Heterogeneity in Ceramics: Boon or Bane?, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Materialia, 16, 101109 (2021) doi.org/10.1016/j.mtla.2021.101109
  12. Role of various alcohol washing media in obtaining a remarkable texture for La2Ce2O7 powders and ceramics, K Kumar, S Srivastava, A Chowdhury,Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 103:1563–1574, 2020 https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jace.16880
  13. Phase integrity of zinc oxide doped zirconia under low compacting pressure, S Mishra, K Kumar, A Patra, A Roy, A Chowdhury, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 843, 155927, 2020 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S092583882032291X
  14. Stabilization of ZrO2 matrix: Revisiting the ‘archaic’ issue with a peculiar example, K Kumar, H Dutta, SK Pradhan, A Chowdhury, Scripta Materialia, 162, 408-411, 2019 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646218307346
  15. Exceptionally high fracture toughness of carbon nanotube reinforced plasma sprayed lanthanum zirconate coating, A Islam, K Kumar, KK Pandey, B Mukherjee, OSA Rahman, A Chowdhury, AK Keshri, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 777, 1133-1144, 2019 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925838818342488
  16. Structure-property correlations for the surfactant-free faceted nanocrystals of Ce1−xZrxO2 and their bulk ceramics, K Singh, K Kumar, PK Ojha, A Chowdhury, Materials Research Bulletin, 112, 38-45, 2019 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025540818326886
  17. Functional properties of LaxCe1−xO2−δ nanocrystals and their bulk ceramics, S Srivastava, K Kumar, K Singh, , PK Ojha, A Chowdhury, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 30(3): 2096–2106 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10854-018-0481-3
  18. Antibacterial and natural room-light driven photocatalytic activities of CuO nanorods, K Kumar, A Priya, A Arun, S Hait, A Chowdhury, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 226, 106-112, 2019 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058419300240
  19. La3+-doped CeO2 system: Negating the myths with a tailor-made ceramic, K Kumar, S Srivastava, A Chowdhury, Scripta Materialia, 157, 138-141, 2018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646218304895
  20. On the peculiarities of phase developments involving Zn2+-doped ZrO2 system, K Kumar, T Jaroń, A Chowdhury, Scripta Materialia, 138, 71-74, 2017 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646217302920
  21. Facile Synthesis of CuO Nanorods Obtained Without Any Template and/or Surfactant, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Ceramics International, 43, 13943–13947, 2017 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884217315687
  22. Discrepancies in the hardness data and the role of grindinginduced surface effects for a porous zirconate ceramic, R Kumar, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 100 (4), 1717-1723, 2017 https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jace.14773
  23. Appearance of Fröhlich-like phonon mode and defect dynamics in La3+-doped ceria, B Paul, K Kumar, A Chowdhury, A Roy, Journal of Applied Physics, 122 (13), 135108, 2017 https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4993522
  24. Effect of rare-earth doping in CeO2 matrix: Correlations with structure, catalytic and visible light photocatalytic properties, K Singh, K Kumar, S Srivastava, A Chowdhury, Ceramics International, 43, 17041-17047, 2017 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884217320461
  25. Structural and Dielectric Properties of the Fluorite-Type LaxCe1−xO2-δ Ceramics, K Singh, K Kumar, S Nayak, DC Joshi, MM Alom, S Thota, A Chowdhury, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50, 495601, 2017 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6463/aa939d/meta
  26. Process optimisation of SiO2 interface coating on carbon fibre by RF PECVD for advanced composites, R. Pillai, C. Jariwala, K Kumar, S Kumar, Surfaces & Interfaces, 9, 21-27, 2017 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468023017300846
  27. Preparation & characterization of SiO2 interface layer by dip coating technique on carbon fibre for Cf/SiC composites, K Kumar, C. Jariwala, R. Pillai, N. Chauhan, PM. Raole, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1675, 020046, 2015

Conferences

  1. Pressureless Sintering of Si3N4 using Ternary Oxide Additives: Impact on Thermal and Mechanical Properties, K Kumar, HM Oh, MJ Kim, HJ Ma, YJ Park, HN Kim, JW Lee, JW Ko,  Autumn meeting of the Korean Ceramic Society, Jeju, South Korea, 2021
  2. Impact of Milling Balls on Microstructure and Optical property of Yttria-Magnesia Composite, K Kumar, HM Oh, MJ Kim, HJ Ma, YJ Park, HN Kim, JW Lee, JW Ko, Spring meeting of the Korean Ceramic Society, Changwon, South Korea, 2021
  3. Influence of Ternary Oxide Additives on Phase, Microstructure, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Si3N4 fabricated by a Pressureless Sintering, K Kumar, HM Oh, MJ Kim, HJ Ma, YJ Park, HN Kim, JW Lee, JW Ko, Engineering Ceramics Symposium, Korean Ceramic Society, Gangneung, South Korea, 2021
  4. Revisiting the Theories Involving Stabilization of Zirconia Matrix with a Peculiar Example; Insights into the Remarkable Ionic Conductivity obtained for a Textured La2Ce2O7 Ceramic via Pressureless Sintering, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, 2019
  5. Textured La2Ce2O7 Ceramic made by a Conventional Sintering, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, 1st Indian Materials Conclave and 30th Annual General Meeting of MRSI, IISc Bangalore, India, 2019
  6. Study of Ionic conductivity in a Textured La2Ce2O7 Ceramic made by Conventional Sintering, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, 8th Research Scholars Day, IIT Patna, 2019
  7. Remarkable ionic conductivity in a textured La2Ce2O7 ceramic, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, 7th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry, BARC Mumbai, India, 2018
  8. Peculiarities in phase development in the ZnO-stabilized ZrO2 system, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, 14th International Ceramics Congress, Perugia, Italy, 2018
  9. Studying the stabilization mechanism in zirconia system, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, Research Scholars Day, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna, 2018
  10. Facile surfactant-free synthesis of CuO nanorods and its applications in waste water treatment, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations & Initiatives, IIT Roorkee, India, 2017
  11. Phase anomalies in the ZnO-stabilized ZrO2 system, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, National Metallurgical Day-Annual Technical Meeting, BITS Goa, India, 2017
  12. ZnO-stabilized cubic ZrO2 at room temperature and the additional benefit of photocatalytic property, K Kumar, Anirban Chowdhury, International Conference on Functional Material, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2016
  13. Preparation & characterization of SiO2 interface layer by dip coating technique on carbon fibre for Cf/SiC composites, K Kumar, Chetan Jariwala, 4th National Conference on Advanced Materials and Radiation Physics, SLIET Longowal, India, 2015
  14. Dip Coating Parameters Optimization for Silica Interface Coating on Carbon Fibres for Carbon Fibres reinforced Silicon Carbide Composites, K Kumar, Chetan Jariwala, National Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications, Bharathiar University, India, 2015

  • Seal of Excellence, European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call H2020-MSCA-IF-2020, 2021
  • Financial Assistance for Conference Participation, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 2019
  • Best Poster, 1st Indian Materials Conclave and 30th Annual General Meeting of MRSI, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, 2019
  • Best Poster 8th Research Scholars Day Indian Institute of Technology Patna, 2019
  • 2nd Position “My Research in 3 minutes” 8th Research Scholars Day Indian Institute of Technology Patna, 2019
  • International Conference Travel Grant, DST-SERB, Government of India, 2019
  • Best Poster 7th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, 2018
  • Best Poster International Conference on Functional Material Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, 2016
  • National Fusion Program, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, 2014

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