Professor (HAG) Kamal Krishna Kar

Indian Oil Golden Jubilee Chair Professor (2022-2025)

Champa Devi Gangawal Institute Chair Professor (2019-2022)

Umang Gupta Institute Chair Professor (2015-2018)
Professor, Department of Mechanical En

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:M.Tech


100. Thesis: Design optimization of mechanical heart valves

Student: Akshay Kumar (22112001)




099. Thesis: Design optimization of mono-leaflet and bi-leaflet mechanical heart valves

         Student: Deepak Yadav (2111200)   


Registration:29-07-2021; Thesis submission: 26-05-2023; Oral examination:02-06-2023

098. Thesis: Gas separation using graphene: Molecular dynamics  

         Student: Parth Luwaria (17807461)   


Registration: 29/07/2017; Report submission: xxx; Oral examination: xxx


097. Thesis: Analysis of heat generation in supercapacitor: Effect of temperature  

         Student: Shivendra Kumar Sinha (20105419)  


Registration: 30/08/2020; Report submission: 21/07/2022; Oral examination: 30/07/2022


096. Thesis: Sizing of supercapacitor  

         Student: Jatashankar (20105058)  


Registration: 30/08/2020; Report submission:26/07/2022 Oral examination: 10/08/2022


095. Thesis: The relationship of surface area to specific capacitance for different electrode materials in supercapacitor application

         Student: Mukesh Kumar Pal (19205417) 


Registration: 31/12/2019; Report submission:21/07/2022; Oral oxamination: 30/07/2022


094. Thesis: Simulation of cyclic voltammetry for electrochemical supercapacitor   

         Student: DM Raj (20105049)  


Registration: 15/08/2020; Report submission:07/07/2022; Oral examination: 22/07/2022


093. Thesis: Modeling and simulation of supercapacitor  

         Student: Subham Jain (20105128)  


Registration: 30/08/2020; Project submission: 26/05/2022; Oral examination:30/05/2022


092. Thesis: Modeling of supercapacitor using MATLAB  

         Student:  Alka Jangid (19112001)


Registration: 26/07/2019


091. Thesis: Recycling of supercapacitor materials 

         Student:  Harish Kumar Trivedi (19112007)



090. Thesis: Study of phase response synchronization in neuronal population using fractional model   

         Student: Anurag Kumar Dwivedi (15807123)




089. Thesis: Design and CFD-based flow simulation via a mechanical tri-leaflet artificial heart valve

         Student:  Dhananjay Shukla (18112002)



088. Thesis: Design and simulation of steady-state axisymmetric flow through a caged-ball valve (artificial heart valve) during peak systole 

         Student:  Soham De Roy (18112011)



087. Thesis: Fly ash reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene composites  

         Student:  Ramdas V. Mangore (18112015)



086. Thesis: Effect of pore forming agents on properties of sulfonated polyether ether ketone (SPEEK) membrane for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell applications

         Student:  Sachin Chauhan (18112013)



085. Thesis: Chicken feather rachis: A better precursor than feather fiber for activated carbon electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in PEM fuel cell

         Student:  Alekha Tyagi (15112261)


084. Thesis: Influence of electrode structure on the degradation of Fe-N-C catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell 

         Student:  Humera Khatoon Siddiqui (17112008)

Supervisors: Kamal K. Kar and

Prof Ulrike I Kramm (TUD, Germany)    


083. Thesis: High performance green supercapacitor derived from egg white gel polymer electrolyte and human hair activated carbon as an electrode material

         Student: Kapil Dev Verma (17112010)  




082. Thesis: Waste fly ash mixed polymeric media for surface finishing of industrial parts through abrasive flow machining process

          Student: Gopal Ashok Gupta (17112006)




081. Thesis: Simulation of Methane Hydrate depressurization using Open FOAM

         Student: Faizal (14807233)



080. Thesis:Hybrid RANS/LES Simulation of Methane-LOX Combustion

         Student: Kisalaya Mishra (14807319)  



079. Thesis:Modeling and Simulation of Li-air Batteries using Lattice Boltzmann Method

         Student:  Aakash Verma (13807005)




078. Thesis: Artificial heart valves (mechanical): Design, testing and comparative study

         Student:  Mridual Bharadwaj




077. Thesis: Exfoliated graphite based anode materials for lithium ion battery:Synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation

         Student:  Sagar Andani (15112014)



076. Thesis: Flow through bi-leaflet mechanical heart valve: A dynamic flow analysis

         Student: Saurabh Kumar Gupta (15112027)



075. Thesis:Study of thermally produced cuprous oxide as a low cost photovoltaic material with fabrication and characterization of Cu/Cu2O Schottky junction and p-Cu2O/n-ZnO heterojunction solar cell

         Student: Somnath Danayak (14112027)

Year: 2017

074. Thesis: Microwave based planar gas sensors using carbon nanotube coated on carbon fiber

         Student: Prakrati Azad (14112016)



073. Thesis: Activated carbon derived from human hair as electrode material for super capacitor 

         Student: Robin Rathore (14112020)



072. Thesis: Fabrication and characterization of carbon-carbon composite filled with human-hair derived activated carbon

         Student: Suyash Varshney (14112030)


071. Thesis:  Electrocatalytic characteristics of activated carbon derived from green coconut husk for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells

         Student: Suman Kanti Bhattacharjee (14112029)


070. Thesis: Activated carbon derived from rachis of chicken feather as electrocatalyst for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells

         Student: Shashank Singh (14112024)


069. Thesis: Fish scale derived activated carbon as electrocatalyst for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells

         Student: Sanju Samanta (14112023)


068. Thesis: Copper and graphite reinforced high density polyethylene composites: Bipolar plate for proton exchange membrane fuel cells

         Student: Samir Pattanayek (14112022)


067. Thesis: Flexible solid state lithium battery: Synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation

         Student: Salman Khan (14112021)


Last position: PhD Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea

066. Thesis: Removal of methylene blue dye from wastewater by reduced graphene oxide- ferric oxide-titania nanocomposites

         Student: Milan Singh (14112009)


065. Thesis: Finishing of helical gears using abrasive flow machining 

         Student: Dipti Sharma (14112007)


064. Thesis: Mechanical and thermal behaviours of graphite reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene composites

          Student: Bisal K B (14112006)


063. Thesis: Modeling of material properties of carbon carbon composites

         Student: Anmol Jauhari (14112003)


062. Thesis: Synthesis characterizations and thermoelectric performance of PVA-TiB2 novel nanocomposite

         Student: Abhijnan Chowdhuri (14112001)


061. Thesis: Microwave absorption properties of epoxy composite based on carbon powder derived from chicken feather fiber

         Student: Hari Prakash

Year: 2016


060. Thesis: Study of RF microstrip attenuators based on carbon black and exfoliated graphite

         Student: Rahul Verma

Year: 2015

059. Thesis: Comparative study of reduced graphene oxide-titania, reduced graphene oxide-ferric oxide and reduced graphene oxide-titania-ferric oxide nanaocomposites for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue and arsenic adsorption

         Student: Manish Kumar

Year: 2015

058. Thesis: Mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of graphite reinforced polypropylene nanocomposites

         Student: Virendra Singh Rathore  

Year: 2015

057. Thesis: Graphite reinforced acrylonitrile butadience styrene composites for mechanical and thermal applications

         Student: Vashu Singh Kachhavah  

Year: 2015

056. Thesis: Mechanical, thermal, and rheological properties of graphite reinforced nylon-6 composites 

         Student: Susmita Baban Singh  

Year: 2015


Current Address: Oracle India Private Limited


055. Thesis: Graphite reinforced polyethylene terephthalate composites: Thermal mechanical and rheological  properties

         Student: Suneel Kumar Sahu  

Year: 2015

Current Address:

054. Thesis: Graphite reinforced polycarbonate thermoplastic composites: Rheological, viscoelastic mechanical and thermal properties

         Student: Ravi Kant Sagar  

Year: 2015

053. Thesis: Graphite  reinforced  highdensity    polyethylene composites: Bipolar plate for proton exchange membrane fuel cells 

         Student: Kavita Singh  

Year: 2015

052. Thesis: Mechanical, rheological, thermal and electrical properties of LDPE/graphite flakes composites:Bipolar plates for PEMFCs

         Student: Jyoti Tiwari  

Year: 2015

051. Thesis: Thermomechanical    properties    of       graphite reinforced polystyrene thermoplastic composites

         Student: Gaurav Sareen  

Year: 2015

Current Address:


050. Thesis: Numerical simulation of the mechanical and thermal properties of high performance carbon-carbon composites during carbonization process

         Student: Jitendra Kumar  

Year: 2014


049. Thesis: Fabrication and characterization of carbon based highly flexible smart battery fiber in the form of lithium ion battery

         Student: Deepak Pandey  

Year: 2014

Current Address: Engineering Analyst

     Oceaneering International

048. Thesis: Fabrication and characterization of silicon oxide based highly flexible smart battery fiber in the form of lithium ion battery

         Student: Madhur Kasaudhan  

Year: 2014

047. Thesis: 2D numerical simulation of material properties during carbonization process in carbon carbon composites

         Student: Navajit Singh Baban  

Year: 2014

Current Address: New York University

NYU Abu Dhabi


046. Thesis: Li-ion transport, structural and thermal studies on lithium triflate and barium titanate incorporated poly (vinyldience fluoride-co-hexafluoropropene) based polymer electrolyte for Li-ion battery applications

         Student: Sowntharya Logapperumal  

Year: 2014

045. Thesis: Automatic air bleeding valve for closed hydraulic systems

         Student: Biswajit Jana  

Year: 2013

044. Thesis: Parameter estimation using electroanalytical data in proton exchange membrane fuel cells using inverse technique

         Student: R Arjun  

Year: 2013

043. Thesis: Viscoelastic properties of coil carbon nanotube coated carbon fiber reinforced polymer nanocomposites

         Student: Vinay Panwar  

Year: 2013

042. Thesis: Effect of lithium triflate and barium titanate on the ionic transport properties of poly( vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropene) based polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries

         Student: Prashik Gajbhiye 

Year: 2013

041. Thesis: Fabrication and flow analysis of micro-channels for bipolar plate of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell

         Student: Charchit Kumar

Year: 2013

040. Thesis: Mechanical properties of nickel coated carbon fiber reinforced epoxy nanocomposites: Effect of coating time

         Student: Amit K. Yadav

Year: 2013

039. Thesis: Numerical simulation of the degradation behavior of carbon fiber during carbonization process

         Student: Rahul Yadav

Year: 2012

038. Thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of the Li-ion based superionic conductors

         Student: Siddanathi Nageswara Rao

Year: 2012

037. Thesis: Exfoliated graphite and graphene reinforced polymer nanocomposites as bipolar plate for PEM fuel cell

         Student: Nagaraju Sykam

Year: 2012

036. Thesis: Exfoliated graphite reinforced polymer nanocomposites as bipolar plate for PEM fuel cell

         Student: Aruna Devi

Year: 2012

035. Thesis: Polymer based Electrolyte for Li Battery

         Student: M. Suresh

Year: 2012

034.Thesis: Thermo-oxidative degradation and life estimation of carbon fibers

         Student: Saurav Kumar

Year: 2011


Current Address

The University of Alabama


033. Thesis: Digital holography: A method of protein crystal growth visualization

         Student: Satya Prakash Gupta

Year: 2010

032. Thesis: Growth mechanism of carbon nanotubes within the cluster volume to surface Area model: Experiments and simulations

         Student: Nandati Sreekanth

Supervisors: Kamal K. Kar and G. Cuniberti, Germany

Year: 2010

031. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of iron encapsulated carbon nanotubes

         Student: Sourav Garg

Year: 2010


Present Address: University Of Alabama, USA  


030. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube coated alumina for structural applications

         Student: N. Parvathala Reddy

Year: 2010


Present Address: Australian National University


029. Thesis: Field emission study of carbon nanotubes towards luminescent bulbs

         Student: Sandhya Rani

Year: 2010


Present Address: North Carolina State University, USA

028. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube coated kanthal wire

         Student: B. Yamini Sarada

Year: 2009

027. Thesis: Carbon nanotube coated tungsten filament: Electric lamps

         Student: Sangay Agarwal

Year: 2009

026. Thesis: Carbon nanocoil coated carbon fiber for structural applications

         Student: Raghunandan Sharma

Year: 2009

025. Thesis: Carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate composites: structural applications

         Student: Gaurav Kumar Gupta

Year: 2009

024. Thesis: Preparation and characterization of carbon fiber and nanoparticle coated carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate composites

         Student: Satyaprakash Kushwaha, (CIPET-Chennai)

Year: 2009


          Present Address: SSG India Pvt Ltd (MNC)

023. Thesis: High performance carbon-carbon composites- effect of processing parameters

         Student: Soumya Sarkar

Year: 2007

022. Thesis: Fabrication and modeling of ionic polymer metal composites for use as actuators

         Student: Nadeem Akhtar

Year: 2007

021. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of high energy materials

         Student: Prashant Mishra

Year: 2007

020. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube on nickel alumina catalyst support

         Student: Akhil Kumar

Year: 2007

019. Thesis: Numerical simulation of the degradation behaviour of carbon-carbon composites during carbonization process

         Student: Chinmoy Panda

Year: 2007

018. Thesis: PTFE-Cu composites by powder processing and sintering

         Student: M. Anantharaman

Year: 2006

017. Thesis: Performance evaluation of abrasive flow machining

         Student: Piyushkumar B Tailor
Year: 2006

016. Thesis: Glass fiber reinforced polyester composites for structural applications

         Student: Akash Mohanty (CIPET-Bhubaneswar)

Year: 2006

015. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of alumina nanoparticles and its composites in ABS matrix

         Student: Saurabh Srivastava (CIPET-Bhubaneswar)

Year: 2006

014. Thesis: Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes on the surface of carbon fiber for structural application

         Student: Prabhat Kumar Agnihotri

Year: 2005

013. Thesis: Studies of hysteresis loss in hyperelastic materials

         Name: Rakesh Kumar

Year: 2005

012. Thesis: Studies of hysteresis loss in hyperelastic materials: Effect of process variables

         Name: Sanjiv K Thakur (CIPET-Bhubaneswar)

Year: 2005

011. Thesis: Characterization of behaviour of the polymeric seal using finite element method

         Name: Mukesh Rawat

Year: 2003

010. Thesis: Textured model for CAD visualization

         Student: H.B. Muley

Year: 2003

009. Thesis: FRP products using rubber molding technique

         Student: Suraj Kumar Behera

Year: 2003


Present National Institute of Technology Rourkella

Department of Mechanical Engineering

008. Thesis: Laser based ultrasonics for defect characterization in composite materials

         Student: Nitin Khanna

Year: 2003

007. Thesis: Preparation and characterization of nanopolymers: High density polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene

         Student: Pradip Paik

Year: 2003

006. Thesis: Development of rubber pressure molding to fabricate FRP products

         Student: Tinku Kumar Sah

Year: 2002

005. Thesis: Dislocation pattering under internal and external stresses

         Student: Mahesh Kumar Sahu

Year: 2002

004. Thesis: Fabrication and characterization of polymer bonded magnet from polyisoprene and iron powder

         Student: Praveendra Pratap Singh

Year: 2002

003. Thesis: Modeling and experimental analysis on extrudate swell of polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene

         Student: Sanjay Gupta

Year: 2002

 002. Thesis: Magnostriction and magnetomechanical effects of magnetostrictive materials

         Student: Balaram Dewangan

Year: 2002