Professor (HAG) Kamal Krishna Kar

Indian Oil Golden Jubilee Chair Professor (2022-2025)

Champa Devi Gangwal Chair Professor (2019-2022)

Umang Gupta Chair Professor (2015-2018)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

and Materials Science Programme
Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur 208016, UP, India

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....If you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. Dalai Lama

Open thy mind walk alone Be not afraid, walk alone যদি তোর ডাক শুনে কেউ না আসে তবে একলা চলো রে..Rabindranath

Ek Doctor Ki Maut (Life of Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay): Watch at Least Once in Your Life, if Time Permits, How beautiful...???

My only regret is that you and your friends could not be punished for your crimes in this society...But GOD :):):)

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Area of Interests

-Carbon nanotubes, graphene, porous carbon, exfoliated graphite, -Nanostructured advanced materials including nanopolymers, -Multifunctional and functionally graded composites, -Nanocomposites including multiscale composites, -Carbon-carbon/silicon composites, -Finite element analysis of polymeric products, -Roadwheel of Military Battle Tank Arjuna

-Applications of materials in Fuel cell, Lithium battery, Thermoelectric, Water purification, Supercapacitor, High performance structural composites, Catalysis, and Biomedical Implants


Prime Minister Sir Narendra Modi handed over a replica of the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane in Chennai on February 14, 2021.   | Photo Credit: Ragu R

It is an indigenously designed tank which has been developed and manufactured by CVRDE, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions.

Acknowledgement: Prof. Anil K. Bhowmick (PhD Advisor), IIT-Kharagpur; Director, Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE); Dr. S.S. Prasad, IS and Director, DTSR (DRDO); Dr. H.H. Bhargava, Dy Director, DTSR (DRDO); Mr. Subhas C, Saraf, Chairman and Managing Director, Madras Elastomers Limited; Friends of Madras Elastomers Limited; and.......

Performance/Test report of product tested at CVRDE (DRDO) 

Research Group: PhD: Doctoral Thesis



  044. Thesis:

Name: Sagar Sen (22112264)



043. Thesis:

Name: Sugam Parnamee Porwal (22112264)



042. Thesis:

Name: K. Rasi (22112263)


041. Thesis :

Name: Saheli Bera (20112266)

B.Sc. in Physics (Hons) from University of Calcutta in 2014; M.Sc. in Physics from Banaras Hindu University in 2016; M.Tech. in Functional Material and Nanotechnology from IIT Madras in 2020; Registration: 28-08-2020; Comprehensive Exam: 13-07-2022; SOTA: Open Seminar: Synopsis: Thesis Submission: Ph.D. defense:


040. Thesis:

Name: Swati Gangwar (20112268)

M.Tech in Functional Materials and Nanotechnology, Dept. of Physics from IIT Madras in 2019; M.Sc in Applied Physics from MJPRU Campus Bareilly in 2013;

Registration:28-08-2020; Comprehensive exam: 11-03-2022; SOTA; Open seminar: Synopsis: Thesis submission: PhD defense:


039. Thesis: Self healing supercapacitor
Name: Kapil Dev Verma  (19112261)

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Rajkiya Engineering College Banda in 2016, M.Tech in Materials Science Programme from IIT Kanpur in 2019

Registration:26-07-2019; Comprehensive exam:10-08-2020;

SOTA:11-01-2021; Open seminar: :Synopsis

Thesis submission: PhD defense:


038. Thesis: Shape memory supercapacitor

Name: Mukesh Kumar  (18212263)

B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from The ICFAI University  Dehradun in 2014, M.Tech  in Plastic Engineering from CIPET Bhubaneswar in 2017

Registration:03-01-2019; Comprehensive exam:14-08-2020;

SOTA:24-11-2020; Open seminar: :Synopsis

Thesis submission: PhD defense:



037. Thesis: Simulation of electric double layer in simple subic, body centered cubic, face centered cubic and mixed morphologies based electrodes and fabrication of microsupercapacitor for on-chip applications

Name: Ravi Nigam  (18212266)

B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IEC College of Engineering and Technology (Gautam Buddh Technical University) in 2019; M.Tech, in Nanotechnology from NIT Kurukshetra in 2013

Registration:01-01-2019; Comprehensive exam:23-07-2020; SOTA:21-12-2020; Open seminar:15-11-2023; Synopsis: Thesis submission: PhD defense:

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036. Thesis: Nanocomposites for aerospace applications
         Student: Tanvi Pal (External) PhD/16/CHY/2166

Year: Registration: 04/10/2016


035. Thesis: Mechanical, viscoelastic, and wear behavior of inorganic micro-filled polymeric composites: Effect of filler content and particle size

Name: Shania Zehra Naqvi  (17112263)

B.Tech from BBS College of Engineering and Technology Allahabad in 2010; M.Tech from Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET) Jhansi in 2016

Registration:07-08-2017; Comprehensive exam:27-04-2018;

SOTA:06-09-2018; Open seminar: :Synopsis

Thesis submission: PhD defense::07-03-2024

034.Title: Hybrid carbon based flexible nanocomposite for high-performance EMI shielding and radar absorber applications

Name: Jitendra Tahalyani (Roll No. 17112261)


033. Thesis: Triphenylamine-based cobalt stabilized conjugated organic polymers as efficient tri-functional electrocatalysts

Name: Sugandha Singh  (17112264)

B.Tech. in Industrial and Production Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad in 2014;  M.Tech  in Mechanical Engineering from Madan Mohan Malaviya Technical University, Gorakhpur in 2017

Registration:30-07-2017; Comprehensive exam:14-03-2018;

SOTA:30-08-2018; Open seminar: :Synopsis

Thesis submission: PhD defense:

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032. Thesis: Eco-friendly and low cost ground tire rubber-based abrasive low finishing media: Characterization, performance analysis and process modeling 

Name: Irfan Ahmad Ansari (16205264)

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University in 2014, M.Tech in Industrial and Production Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University in 2016

Registration:02-01-2017; Comprehensive exam:25-06-2018; SOTA:21-12-2020; Open seminar: Synopsis:Thesis submission: PhD defense: 14-03-2024

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031. Thesis: Computational fluid dynamics of mechanical heart valves applied to platelet activation and design optimization

Name Meraj Ahmed (15105270)

BTech in Mechanical Engineering from APJ Abdulkalam Technical University Lucknow in 2010, MTech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad in 2014

Registration: 20-07-2015, Comprehensive Exam: 19-09-2016, SOTA: 20-05-2017, Open Seminar: 16-11-2022, Thesis Submission:12-01-2023, PhD Oral Exam: 27-06-2023

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030. Thesis: Development of superior charge storage electrode using nanostructured carbon and metal oxide for high-performance flexible supercapacitor

Name: Prerna Sinha (16112264)

Integrated MTech in Nanotechnology from Central University of Jharkand in 2016

PhD registration: 23-07-2016; Comprehensive exam: 13-02-2017; SOTA: 18-04-2017; Open Seminar: 20-06-2022; Thesis submission: PhD defense: 24-02-2023

Current position

Awarded Best PhD Thesis, MSP, IIT Kanpur, 2023


028. Thesis: Impact of processing route, temperature, and compositional engineering for electrical properties of CaCu3Ti4O12

Name: Bhoomika Yadav (17212261)

M.Sc. in Physics from DDU Gorakhpur University in 1999, M. Tech. in Materials Science from School of Materials Science, IIT BHU in 2004

Registration: 29-12-2017; Comprehensive exam:20-12-2018; SOTA:25-04-2019; Open seminar: 24-08-2021:Thesis submission: 14-03-2022; PhD defense:06-07-2022                                                           Current Position: Professor

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University

Awarded Best PhD Thesis, MSP, IIT Kanpur, 2023

027. Thesis: Precious metal-free cost effective, efficient and durable electrolyte systems for oxygen reduction reaction

Name: Alekha Tyagi (15112261); B.Sc (Non-Med) from Dyal Singh College (Kuruksetra University in 2013; M.Sc in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry (Kurukshetra University) in 2015; M.Tech in Materials Science Programme from IIT Kanpur (Thesis defended in March 2019)

Registration: 23-07-2015; Comprehensive exam:19-01-2017; SOTA seminar:11-04-2017; Open seminar: 08-10-2020; Thesis board: 19-05-2021;Thesis submission: 24-05-2021; PhD defense:02-03-2022

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Current position: Scientist

Central Research & Development Laboratory (CRDL)- 
Vedanta Resources Limited, Udaipur

026. Thesis:Shape dependent electrochemical performance of Co-doped olivine phosphate (nano-sheet-, sphere-, plate and micro-brick-, leaf-, and cauliflower-like particles) for secondary, thin, and flexible Li-ion battery applications

Name: Kiran Kumar Surthi (14112261), BS in Physics from Osmania University Hyderabad in 2004, MS in Physics from Osmania University Hyderabad in 2008, MTech in Material Engineering from VNIT Nagpur in 2011. Registration:23-07-2014; Comprehensive exam:21-05-2015; SOTA:8-7-2015; Open seminar: 11-11-2020; Synopsis submission: 26-03-2021, Thesis Board: 06-05-2021,Thesis submission: 23-05-2021; PhD defense:15-01-2022; Google Scholar

Current Position: IIT Hyderabad

025. Thesis: Numerical simulation and fabrication of cuprous oxide and kesterite based thin films for solar cell applications

Name: Daniel Adamu Fantahum (16105118),Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Technology from Adama University Ethiopia in 2011, Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Bahirdar University Ethiopia in 2013.

Registration:22-07-2016; Comprehensive exam:03-10-2018; SOTA:2012-2018; Open seminar: 16-06-2021; Synopsis submission: 02-09-2021, Thesis Board: 04-09-2021,Thesis submission: 16-09-2021; PhD defense:15-12-2021

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Current position:Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering Assosa University, Ethiopia

024. Thesis: Nanostructured carbon reinforced carbon-carbon composites for high-performance structural applications

         Student: Ravindra K. Niranjan        

B. Tech:  HBTI Kanpur (UP Technical University Lucknow) UP, in Chemical Engineering, 2004; M. Tech: CIPET Lucknow (UP Technical University Lucknow) UP, in Plastic Engineering, 2007

Registration:23-07-2015; Date of SOTA (Comprehensive exam):07-03-2017; Open seminar: 04-06-2020;Synopsis submission:24-02-2021;Thesis submission: 15-03-2021; PhD defense:13-09-2021        

Current Position: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jhansi

(023) Thesis: Fabrication and characterization of one-dimensional carbon fiber carbon based based flexible and solid-sate lithium-ion energy storage devises

         Student: Amit Kumar Yadav

Year: 2021

Current position: Assistant Manager Lab Specialist

MAX Speciality Films Limited

022. Thesis: Exploring the effects of different synthesis roots, dopants, and nanocomposites on thermoelectric properties of TiB2, Bi2Te3 and PbSe

Student: Iram Mallik (14212263)

B. Tech:  G. B. Pant University, Uttarakhand in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), 2011; M. Tech: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in Nanotechnology, 2014

Registration:24-12-2014; Comprehensive exam:19-06-2015; SOTA:21-08-2015; Open seminar: 14-05-2019; Synopsis submission:15-09-2020; Thesis submission: 02-10-2020;PhD defense:02-06-2021

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Current Position: Assistant Professor

Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

(021) Thesis: Development of LLDPE/ZnO nanocomposite

          as an implant material

         Student: Abhimanyu Tharayil (13206061)

Year: 2020


(020) Thesis: Nanostructured carbon materials: Synthesis, characterization and applications in microwave absorption and RF Gas Sensor

         Student: Sandeep Kumar Singh

Year: 2019

(019) Thesis: Susceptor assisted microwave processing of epoxy composites: Studies on dielectric, thermal and mechanical properties

         Student: Ranu pal (13112064)

Year: 2019


(018) Thesis: Arsenic remediation, mitigation and surface complexation study onto Ni, Co, Cu, and Mn based ternary metal oxide adsorbents (M-Al-Fe)

         Student: Yaswanth K. Penke (12112064)

Year: 2018

Current position: PDF: University of Washington - Seattle, USA


(017) Thesis: Carbon nanotube coated carbon fiber reinforced composites for structural applications

         Student: Alok Kumar Pandey


(016) Thesis: Structural and ion transport properties of lithium meta-phosphate based glassy electrolytes, and poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropene) based polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

         Student: Asheesh Kumar (11112062)
Year: 2017


(015) Thesis: Understanding the role and interplay of processing conditions, structural disorders, dopants (Cu, Ni and Al) and nanoinclusions (graphene) on the thermoelectric properties of PbSe

         Student: Chhatrasal Gayner (10212062)

Year: 2016


(014) Thesis: Green synthesis ofgraphene nanosheets, nitrogen doped graphene nanosheets, graphene nanocomposite for transparent conducting film

         Student: Pankaj Chamoli (102102063)

Year: 2017


(013) Thesis: Development of high performance flexible supercapacitors with novel hierarchical carbon nanomaterial (carbon nanotube carbon nanopetal and exfoliated graphite nanosheet) and carbon nanomaterial/polypyrrole nanocomposite electrode

         Student: Jayesh Cherusseri (11112063)



(012) Thesis: Synthesis of titania nanostructures, titania/carbon/metal oxide nanocomposites and biomass derived carbons for catalytic and adsorbent applications

         Name of student: Poonam Benjwal

Year: 2017

Current Position

Material Scientist

San Fransisco, USA


(011) Thesis: Sulfonated and phosphonated poly (ether ether ketone) based polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell application

         Name: Soma Banerjee (Y9212061)

Year: 2016


(010) Thesis:Nanostructured carbons as catalyst support and platinum-free electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane and alkaline fuel cells

         Name: Raghunandan Sharma (Y9112062)

Year: 2015

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Current Position


Department of Green Technology

University of Southern Denmark

(009) Thesis: Nanostructured carbon loaded polymer nanocomposites:Bipolar pate for proton exchange membrane fuel cell

         Student: Rajeev Kumar Gautam

Year: 2015

(008) Thesis: Structural, thermal and electrical characterizations of silver iodide doped silver metaphosphate and lithium metaphosphate glass solid electrolytes

         Student: Devendra Pratap Singh (Y7112062)

Year: 2013


(007) Thesis: Molecular dynamics simulation of deformation behaviour of carbon nanotubes reinforced polymer composites under generic modes of loading

         Student: Prabhat Agnihotri

Year: 2011

Current Position

 Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar


(006) Thesis: Development of novel carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced hydroxyapatite (HAp) polyether ether ketone (PEEK) nanocomposites for biomedical applications

         Student: Sumit Pramanik

Year: 2011

Current Position

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur



(005) Thesis: Carbon nanostructure reinforced carbon carbon composites: Fabrication, characterization and machining

         Student: NL Ravikumar

Year: 2010


(004) Thesis: Carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotube/carbon nanocoil/carbon nanofiber) coated glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites

         Student: Ariful Rahman

Year: 2010

Current Position


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

(003) Thesis Title: Processing and characterization of novel functionally graded polymeric (elastomeric) composites/nanocomposites: A comparative study with the traditional composites/nanocomposites

         Name of student: Ahankari Sandeep Sureshrao

Year: 2009

Current Position


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

(002) Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of nanopolymers: Polypropylene, polyethylene and polystyrene

         Student: Pradip Paik

Year: 2008

Current Position


School of Biomedical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology BHU

(001) Thesis: Fabrication and characterization of FRP composites made by newly proposed rubber pressure molding technique

         Student: Shiv Datt Sharma

Year: 2007

Current Position


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rewa Engineering College