Dr. Subrata PANDA

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Ceramic Engineering IIT (BHU)
Phone No(s): +91-542-716-5147, +91-8861545884
Email: pandas.cer@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Advanced Materials Processing, Glass & Glass-ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Hydrogen Storage/Metal Hydrides, etc.

Dr. Panda is a materials scientist and interested in advanced materials processing through powder metallurgy and/or severe plastic deformation processing routes to understand the structure-property correlations in engineering materials. He is also interested in the development of high performance structural materials for defense applications, particularly Radome and Armor materials. He is also working on solid-state hydrogen storage materials, particularly light-weight metal hydrides and complex metal hydrides. Another research area is the utilization of biomass and industrial solid wastes for the production of engineering materials for various applications.

Professional/Industrial Experiences:

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2019 to 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Lorraine, France, 2019 to 2019

Deputy Manager, Carborundum Universal Limited, India, 2009 to 2012



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), University of Lorraine (UL), France, 2014 - 2018

Master of Engineering (M.E), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India, 2012 - 2014

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), University of Calcutta (CU), India, 2006 - 2009

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), University of Calcutta (CU), Indian, 2003 - 2006

Laboratory for Advanced Materials Research (LAMR)

Ongoing Research Activities
1. Glass, Glass-ceramics and Advanced ceramics

Developments of high performance glass composites for structural/space applications

Developments of bioactive coating for metallic implants

Developments of advanced ceramics (Al2O3, Si3N4, BN, SiC) for defense applications

2. Waste Utilizations

Production of glassy fertilizers by utilizing domestic/industrial solid wastes

Developments of cost effective engineering products from agricultural/industrial wastes

3. Solid-state Hydrogen Storage

Minimization of hydrogen sorption temperature of Mg-based hydride system

Effect of severe plastic deformation on hydrogen sorption properties of MgH2

  1. Gangopadhyay B, Roy A, Paul D, Panda S, Das B, Karmakar S, Dutta K, Chattopadhyay S, Chattopadhyay D. 3-Polythiophene Acetic Acid Nanosphere Anchored Few-Layer Graphene Nanocomposites for Label-Free Electrochemical Immunosensing of Liver Cancer Biomarker. ACS Applied Bio Materials 7 (2024) 485-97.
  2. Lu C, Panda S*, Zhu W, Ma Y, Zou J. Enhanced hydrogen sorption properties of uniformly dispersed Pd-decorated three-dimensional (3D) Mg@ Pd architecture. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 50 (2024) 979-989.
  3. Gangopadhyay B, Mallik A, Ali MS, Halder A, Layek R, Karmakar D, Karmakar S, Dutta K, Das TD, Panda S, Kumbhakar P. Thermal Effects on Electrochemical Performance of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Decorated Amine-Functionalized Graphene Oxide for Ultrahigh Energy Density Supercapacitor with Real-Life Application. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (2023) 21940-21953.
  4. Mallik A, Ali MS, Karmkar S, Dutta K, Gangopadhyay B, Ali MS, Das TD, Panda S, Bhattacharya S, Chamuah A, Chakraborty A. Single step synthesis of amine functionalized graphene oxide/Cu-Ni bimetallic nanocomposite and tuning its electrical properties. Materials Science and Engineering: B. 2023 Oct 1;296:116627.
  5. Mahapatra D, Panda S*, Singh SK, Singh P, Kumar A, Majhi MR. Optical, Mechanical, and Physicochemical Properties of Na2O-P2O5-SiO2 Based Tint Glass for Building Construction Applications. Silicon. 2023 Jun 14:1-5.
  6. Khan D, Zou J, Muhammad S, Khan NA, Saud S, Panda S*. The adaptable effect of Ru on hydrogen sorption characteristics of the MgH2 system. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 2023 Jun 1;301:127583.
  7. Ali MS, Layek R, Ali MS, Tudu S, Dutta K, Gangopadhyay B, Karmakar D, Mallik A, Panda S, Maiti A, Ghoshal D. Ultrahigh energy density solid state supercapacitor based on metal halide perovskite nanocrystal electrodes: Real-life applications. Journal of Energy Storage. 2023 Aug 15;65:107215.
  8. Singh VK, Jain P, Panda S, Kuila BK, Pitchaimuthu S, Das S. Sulfonic acid/sulfur trioxide (SO3H/SO3) functionalized two-dimensional MoS2 nanosheets for high-performance photocatalysis of organic pollutants. New Journal of Chemistry. 2022;46(28):13636-42.
  9. Yang J, Zhang K, Ma Z, Zhang X, Huang T, Panda S, Zou J. Trimesic acid-Ni based metal organic framework derivative as an effective destabilizer to improve hydrogen storage properties of MgH2. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2021 Aug 10;46(55):28134-43.
  10. Mao J, Huang T, Panda S, Zou J, Ding W. Direct observations of diffusion controlled microstructure transition in Mg-In/Mg-Ag ultrafine particles with enhanced hydrogen storage and hydrolysis properties. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2021 Aug 15;418:129301.
  11. Khan D, Zou J, Panda S, Ding W. Mechanism of thermodynamic destabilization and fast desorption kinetics in a mechanically alloyed MgH2–In composite. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2020 Apr 14;124(18):9685-95.
  12. Ma Z, Zhang Q, Panda S, Zhu W, Sun F, Khan D, Dong J, Ding W, Zou J. In situ catalyzed and nanoconfined magnesium hydride nanocrystals in a Ni-MOF scaffold for hydrogen storage. Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 2020;4(9):4694-703.
  13. Dong J, Panda S, Zhu W, Zou J, Ding W. Enhanced hydrogen sorption properties of MgH2 when doped with mechanically alloyed amorphous Zr0·67Ni0.33 particles. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2020 Oct 23;45(52):28144-53.
  14. Khan D, Panda S, Ma Z, Ding W, Zou J. Formation and hydrogen storage behavior of nanostructured Mg2FeH6 in a compressed 2MgH2–Fe composite. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2020 Aug 21;45(41):21676-86.
  15. Ma Z, Panda S, Zhang Q, Sun F, Khan D, Ding W, Zou J. Improving hydrogen sorption performances of MgH2 through nanoconfinement in a mesoporous CoS nano-boxes scaffold. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2021 Feb 15;406:126790.
  16. Zhu W, Panda S, Lu C, Ma Z, Khan D, Dong J, Sun F, Xu H, Zhang Q, Zou J. Using a self-assembled two-dimensional MXene-based catalyst (2D-Ni@Ti3C2) to enhance hydrogen storage properties of MgH2. ACS applied materials & interfaces. 2020 Nov 3;12(45):50333-43.
  17. Panda S, Banerjee D, Avadhani GS, Suwas S. A variant selection mechanism in the deformed and recrystallized β matrix of a metastable β-titanium alloy. Philosophical Magazine Letters. 2018 Jul 3;98(7):273-82.
  18. Panda S, Toth LS, Zou J, Grosdidier T. Effect of strain heterogeneities on microstructure, texture, hardness, and H-activation of high-pressure torsion Mg consolidated from different powders. Materials. 2018 Aug 1;11(8):1335.
  19. Panda S*, Fundenberger JJ, Zhao Y, Zou J, Toth LS, Grosdidier T. Effect of initial powder type on the hydrogen storage properties of high-pressure torsion consolidated Mg. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017 Aug 31;42(35):22438-48.
  20. Panda S, Toth LS, Fundenberger JJ, Perroud O, Guyon J, Zou J, Grosdidier T. Analysis of heterogeneities in strain and microstructure in aluminum alloy and magnesium processed by high-pressure torsion. Materials Characterization. 2017 Jan 1;123:159-65.

Odd Semester

UG Courses: MCR 311 (Glass & Glass-ceramics), and MCR 304 (Ceramic Processing)

PG Courses: MCR 503 (Science of Ceramic Materials)

Even Semester

UG Courses: MCR 101 (Introduction to Ceramics), MCR 302 (Process Calculations), MCR 312 (Glass Engineering), and MCR 402 (Cement & Concrete)

PG Courses: MCR 511 (Advanced Glass Technology)

Departmental Administration:

1. Convener, Web Committee (2023-24)

2. Member, Physical Verification Committee (2023-24)

3. Member, Post Graduate Committee (2022-24)

4. Member, Anti Ragging Committee (2022-24)

5. Member, Purchase Committee (2022-23)

6. Member, Examination Committee (2022-23)

7. Faculty Advisor, InCerS Student Chapter, IIT(BHU) Varanasi

PhD Scholars

1. Vivek Kumar Saroj

Vivek Kumar Saroj

PhD Student
Passout year: --
Email: vivekkumarsaroj.rs.cer22@iitbhu.ac.in

Thesis: Glass Composites

Current Status: Pursuing PhD

MTech/IDD Students

1. Shubham Gupta

Shubham Gupta

MTech Student
Passout Year: 2022
Email: s

Thesis: Hydrogen storage properties of mechanically milled Mg-MoS2 composiite

Current Status: IIT JEE Physics faculty at ALLEN Career Institute Pvt. Ltd.

2. Ritesh kushwaha

Ritesh Kushwaha

MTech Student
Passout Year: 2022
Email: riteshkushwaha72@gmail.com

Thesis: Development of new generation glass ceramics from agricultural wastes  

Current Status: Jr. Scientist at Ashapura Minechem Ltd.

3. Tanmay

Tanmay Raj

IDD Student
Passout Year: 2023
Email: tanmayraj.cer18@iitbhu.ac.in

Thesis: Synthesis and characterizarion of Mullite-based Glass-ceramics from agricultural wastes

Current Status: Member of Technical Staff at ThoughtSpot

4. Prakhar Bajpai

Prakhar Bajpai

MTech Student
Passout Year: 2024
Email: prakharbajpai.cer22@iitbhu.ac.in

Thesis: Development of bioactive coating materials for metallic implants  

Current Status: PGET at CUMI

5. Shubhendra kumar

Shubhendra Kumar Ahirwar

IDD Student
Passout Year: 2024

Thesis: Glass and glass-ceramic from industrial waste

Current Status: Pursuing MTech

6. md arif

Md. Arif

MTech Student
Passout Year: 2025

Thesis: Enhancing the durability of thin film coating on glass for the clean energy transition

Current Status: Pursuing MTech


1. astha jain

Astha Jain

Research Intern
Passout year: 2023
Email: a

ThesisSynthesis and characterization of mullite based glass-ceramic with agricultural waste 

Current Status: Research Scholar at University of Louisville

2. mukta rajotia

Mukta Rajotia

Research Intern
Passout year: 2024

ThesisSynthesis of Bioactive glass using rice husk extracted silica as a silica source

Current Status: Pursuing PhD at Banasthali University ,Rajasthan

3. ankita sharma

Ankita Sharma

Research Intern
Passout year: 2024

ThesisSynthesis and applications of glass fertilizers

Current Status: Pursuing PhD at Banasthali University ,Rajasthan

  1. I am looking for a student  with MTech degree in Ceramics or allied branches to join as JRF position in my lab. This position is for 3 years. The student can be converted to a PhD scholar from 2nd year onwards. The details of the advertisement can be seen here (https://www.iitbhu.ac.in/contents/institute/2024/project/project_jrf_cer_sp_drdo_aluminosilicate_02022024.pdf). 
  2. Research Positions: Ph.D. positions and Postdoc positions are available. Strongly motivated and interested candidates should contact Dr. Panda (pandas.cer@iitbhu.ac.in) directly for a discussion on the work and position.