Area of Interests
advanced materials including nanopolymers,
and functionally graded composites,
including multiscale composites,
of polymeric products,
of Military Battle Tank Arjuna
of materials in Fuel
performance structural composites,
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;
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.......
Prof. Kar was born on 5th
November 1968 in Patna, a small village in the East Midnapur of West
Bengal. He had his early educations in his village, Khakurda, West
Midnapur (It is one of the few oldest schools in Midnapur, known as
Baramohanpur High School established in 1878, also this school known to
him as his father's school :):):)). He
pursued higher studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
India, and Iowa State University, USA, before joining as a Lecturer in
the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Programme
in Materials Science at IIT Kanpur in 2001. He was a BOYSCAST Fellow in
the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, USA in 2003. He is currently holding the Champa Devi Gangwal
Chair Professor of the Institute. Before this, he has also held the
Umang Gupta Institute Chair Professor (2015-2018) at IIT Kanpur. He is
the former Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme in Materials Science
from 2011-2014, and Founding Chairman of Indian Society for Advancement
of Materials and Process Engineering Kanpur Chapter from 2006 to 2011.
Prof. Kar is an active researcher
in the broad areas of nanostructured carbon materials, nanocomposites,
functionally graded materials, nano-polymers, and smart materials for
structural, energy, water, and biomedical applications. His research works
have been recognized through the office of the Department of Science and
Technology, Ministry of Human Resource and Development,
National Leather Development Programme,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Defence Research
and Development Organisation, Indian Space
Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Biotechnology,
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Aeronautical Development Establishment, Aeronautics Research and Development
Board, Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment,
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Kanpur,
Danone research and development department of beverages
division France, Indian Science Congress Association, Indian National
Academy of Engineering,
Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT),
and many more from India.
Prof. Kar is the Editor-in-Chief of Polymers and Polymeric
Composites: A Reference Series published by Springer Nature, and Members in
the Editorial Board of SPE Polymers published by Wiley, Advanced
Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science published by Taylor & Francis
Group, International Journal of Plastics Technology published by Springer
Nature and many more.
Prof. Kar has more than 230 papers
in international refereed journals, 135 conference papers, 10 books on
nanomaterials and their nanocomposites, 03 special issues on polymer
composites, 50 review articles/book chapters, and more than 55 national and
international patents to his credits, some of these have over 200 citations.
He has guided 18 doctoral students and 80 master students so far.
Currently, 17 doctoral students, 10 master students, and few visitors are
working in his group, Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory.