Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
Dr. Akhil Kumar Sen
Head and Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Technology
Ph.D( Chemical Engineering) IIT Bombay, M.Tech.(Materials Science) IIT Kharagpur, M.Sc (Chemistry) IIT Kharagpur
Contact Address
Permanent Address Salgachia, Ward no 17 Tamluk Municipility Purba Midnapur 721636 West Bengal
Local Address Chemical Engineering Department Birla Institute of Technology Mesra Ranchi 835215 Jharkhand
Phone (Office) 06512276053
Phone Residence 9431597273
Email Id hod.cme@bitmesra.ac.in, akhilsen@bitmesra.ac.in
Joined Institute on : 2-Aug-2004
  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 16 Years

Research : 16 Years

Individual: 16 Years

  Professional Background

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

Name of the Organization

Designation

Duration of work

Nature of work

M/s Hindustan Cables Ltd., Naini, Allahabad

Engineer (Mat.Sc.)

Sept. 94 – March 96

QC work

M/s Caprihans India Ltd., Mumbai

Sr. Exec. (R&D and QC)

April 96 – June’98

R&D and QC work

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Name of the Organization

Designation

Duration of work

Nature of work

BIT Mesra

Lecturer

August 04 – September 05

Teaching and Research

BIT Mesra

Sr. Lecturer

October 05 -  December  08

Teaching and Research

BIT Mesra

Lecturer (SG)

January 09 - June 2009

Teaching and Research

BIT Mesra

Reader

July 2009 – December 2011

Teaching and Research

BIT Mesra

Asso. Prof.

January 2012 - Continuing

Teaching and Research

 

  Research Areas
 

Thermoresponsive polymer synthesis and applications (Protein/ Enzyme concentration, Drug delivery)

Conversion of agricultural waste to value-added product (Biofuel and Bioplastics)

Paints and adhesives

Environment-friendly fire retardant material.

  Award and Honours
 

2nd National Award in 2012 for "Technology Innovation in Polymeric Materials" by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India

MERITS:      

  • Merit-cum means Scholarships (During M.Sc.), IIT Kharagpur
  • Qualified in GATE examination (All India rank 20) 1991, Percentile 97.53
  • Qualified in CSIR-UGC examination in December 1990, December 1991 & June 1992
   Publications
 

PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL:

Publications in International Journal:

2021

S. Basu, Vibha Shree, A.K.Sen., “Role of cerium as a promoter and process optimization studies for dehydration of glycerol to acetol over copper chromite catalyst”, in J. Rare Earth, (Accepted). ISSN 1002-0721, Impact Factor 3.1.

2020

S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Effect of Fe2O3 on the swelling, mechanical and thermal behaviour of NIPAM-based terpolymer" Poly. Bull. (2020). online Impact Factor 1.43 ISSN 0170-0839.

•S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Effect of surfactant on the swelling and mechanical behavior of NIPAM based terpolymer" Poly. Bull. 77, (2020), 4355-4379. online Impact Factor 1.43 ISSN 0170-0839.

S. Basu, A.K.Sen., “Dehydration of glycerol with silica–phosphate-supported copper catalyst”, in Res. Chem. Int. 46, (2020), 3545, Impact Factor 2.040, ISSN 0922-6168.

 

 

2019

S. Basu, A.K.Sen, M.Mukherjee, “Synthesis and performance evaluation of silica supported copper chromite catalyst for glycerol dehydration to acetol”, in J. Chem. Sci., 82, (2019),131 Impact Factor 1.496, ISSN 0974-3626.

2018

Vibha Shree, A K Sen, “Study of thermal and flame behavior of phosphorus based silica for epoxy composites”, J.Sol.Gel. Sci. Tech. 85(2), (2018), 269-279. Impact Factor 1.575 ISSN:0928-0707.

 

2017

•C. Acharya, C.R.Panda, P.K.Bhaskara, A.Sasmal, S.Shekhar, A.K.Sen, "Physicochemical and anti microbial properties of sodium alginate/gelatin based silver nanoformulations", Poly. Bull. 74(3), (2017), 689-706. Impact Factor 1.43 ISSN 0170-0839.

 

2016

•S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Swelling thermal and mechanical properties of NIPAM based terpolymeric hydrogel" Poly. Bull. 73(1), (2016), 125 Impact Factor 1.43 ISSN 0170-0839. 

•P. Swain, A. Sasmal, S. K. Nayek, S. K. Barik, S. S. Mishra, K. D. Mohapatra, S. K. Swain, J. N. Saha, A. K. Sen, P. Jayasankar, "Evaluation of selected metal nanoparticles on hatching and survival of larvae and fry of Indian major carp, rohu (Labeo Rohita)" Aquaculture Research, 47(2), (2016), 498-511. Impact Factor: 1.464, ISSN: 1365-2109 (Onlne).

•Ch. Ashok K Varma • R.K. Koley • Sanjay Singh •A K Sen• K. Jayaram Kumar, "Homogeneous carboxymethylated orange pulp cellulose: Characterization and evaluation in terms of drug delivery" Int. J. Bio. Mac., 93,(2016), 1141-1146. Impact Factor 3.657, ISSN: 0141-8130.

A K Sen, D. Choudhury, M. Mukherjee, Effects Of Chemical Additives On Fire Supression Efficiency Of Water Mist, Fire Engineer, 42, Jan-March, 2016.

 

2014

•S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Synthesis and characterization of Thermoresponsive terpolymer for protein separation" Int. J. Poly. Mat. and Poly. Biomat.(2014), 63, 389-397. Impact Factor: 1.515 ISSN 0091-4037 (Print), 1563-535X (Online)

•P. Swain, S.K. Nayak, A. Sasmal, T. Behera, S.K. Barik, S.K. Swain, S.S. Mishra, A.K. Sen, J.K. Das, P. Jayasankar, "Antimicrobial activity of metal based nanoparticles against microbes associated with diseases in aquaculture", World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, (2014), 30, 2491- 2502. Impact Factor: 1.658, ISSN: 0959-3993 (print version) ISSN: 1573-0972 (electronic version)

2013

•Sreejith K. R., A. K. Sen, “A new high temperature Lithium para-toluene sulfonate (LIPTSA) salt for rechargeable batteries”, Int. J. Poly. Mat. 62, (2013), 145-149.  Impact Factor: 1.515 ISSN 0091-4037 (Print), 1563-535X (Online).

2012

•S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Synthesis characterization and protein separation efficiency of N-Isopropylacrylamide-co-N-Tertiary butylacrylamide-co-Acrylamide based hydrogels" Iran. Polym. J. (2012), 21(12), 895-905. Impact Factor 1.422. Print ISSN: 1026-1265. ON-LINE ISSN: 1735-5265

•S. K. Ghosh,  Gulzar Waghoo, K. Rajesh Kumar, Faisal Ansari, Kapil Yadav, A. K. Sen, “Synergistic effect of surface functionalized calcite with binder on the epoxy performance” Progress in Organic Coatings 75, (2012),14-19. Impact Factor 2.858, ISSN: 0300-9440.

•A. Singh, K. Yadav, A. K. Sen, “Sal (Shorea Robusta) Leaves Lignin Epoxidation and Its use in Epoxy Based Coatings”, Am. J. Polymer Sci. 2(1), (2012), 14-18. ISSN 2163-1352,

•A. K. Sen, S. Roy, V. A. Juvekar, “On the Importance of Purification of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate” ISRN Analytical Chemistry”, 2012, 5.

•S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Studies on thermal and swelling properties of Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide-co-2-Hydroxyethylacrylate) based hydrogels" Adv. Mat. Res. 1(4), (2012), 267-282. ISSN: 2234-0912.

2011

• B.Bharaniraja, Jayaram Kumar, C.M. Prasad, A.K. Sen, “Modified Katira gum matrix tablet for colon targeted drug delivery of Ibuprofen” J.Appl.Pol.Sci. 119, (2011), 2644-2651. ISSN: 1097-4628. Impact Factor-1.86 ISSN: 1097-4628

• B.Bharaniraja, Jayaram Kumar, C.M.Prasad, A.K.Sen, “Different approaches of Katira Gum formulations for Colon Targetting”, Int. J. Bio. Mac., 49(3), (2011), 305-310. Impact Factor 3.671, ISSN: 0141-8130.

2010

A. K. Sen and Sandeep Kumar, “Coir fiber based fire retardant nano filler for epoxy composites”, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 101, (2010), 265-271. Impact Factor 1.953, ISSN: 1388-6150 (print version) ISSN: 1588-2926 (electronic version)

•Anu Anna and A. K. Sen, “Thermal and swelling studies of poly(acrylamide) hydrogel” J.Appl.Pol.Sci. 117, (2010), 2795-2802. Impact Factor-1.86 ISSN: 1097-4628

2007

A. K. Sen, S. Roy, V. A. Juvekar, “Effect of Structure on Solution and Interfacial Properties of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (NaPSS)” Polymer International, 56, (2007), 167-174. Impact Factor: 2.07,  Online ISSN: 1097-0126.

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM/CONFERENCE:

2018

Vibha Shree, Nitish Kumar, Gyan Vardhan and A. K. Sen, presented a paper on the titlePreparation of phosphorous containing fire retardant silica for vinyl ester resin”, in International conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials, APM-2018, held at CIPET- Bhubaneswar,  from 2nd to 4th February 2018,

2017

S. Basu, M.Mukherjee, A.K.Sen , presented a poster on “Dehydration of glycerol by silica supported copper chromite catalyst”, in Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON 2017, from 27-30th December 2017, HIT, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal.

Vibha Shree, A. K. Sen, presented a poster on the topic “Development of Fire retardant epoxy composites with reactive organo-phosphorous filler and phosphorous containing silica filler”, in Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON 2017, from 27-30th December 2017, HIT, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal.

2016

•S.Basu, A.K.Sen ,M .Mukherjee, D, Pandey, " Dehydration of glycerol to acetol by silica supported phosphate catalyst", in International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICEAPM 2016) from 18-20th August 2016, at BIT Mesra, Ranchi.

•Vibha Shree, A. K. Sen, "Development of fire retardant silica powder" in International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICEAPM 2016) from 18-20th August 2016, at BIT Mesra, Ranchi.

•K K Ravi, S.K.Kora, A K Sen, "Conversion of waste PET bottle to polyester resin", in International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICEAPM 2016), from 18th to 20th August 2016 at Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi Jharkhand.

2015

•A K Sen, "Effects of Chemical additives on fire suppression efficiency of water mist" on International Conference and Exhibition, Fire India 2015, at Pragati Maidan New Delhi from 5th to 7th October 2015 organized by Institute of Fire Engineers (India)

•S. Shekhar, M. Mukherjee and A.K.Sen, " Swelling thermal and mechanical properties of NIPAM based terpolymeric hydrogel" on International Conference on Multifunctional Materials for Future applications (ICMFA 2015) from 27th to 29th October 2015 at IITBHU, Varanasi,UP.

2013

•Neerja Shukla, S.Roy, G.T.Mohanraj, A.K.Sen, " Effect of hydrophobic forces on the large scale production of free flowing nanosilica particles from sodium silicate" International conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM 2013), March 08-10, 2013, CIPET, Lucknow.

2012

•Ankita Singh and A.K.Sen, On the topic “Bio based Cellulosic Plastic form Sugarcane Bagasse”, in 8th International Plastics Exhibition & Conference, at PLASTINDIA 2012 New Delhi, India (Best Poster Award)

2010

•Suman Shekhar and A.K.Sen, on the topic “Modification of coir fiber and its evaluation for air cooler applications” in International Symposium Research & Development on Coir in the next decade at CCRI, Coir Board Kerala, 4-5th February 2010.

•Randheer Kumar and A.K.Sen, “Heavy metals in colored plastics” in International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM 2010), CIPET Bhubaneswar, 20-22nd February, 2010.

2009

•M. Tumalapalli, M. Mukherjee, A.K.Sen, “Synthesis and characterization of PNIPAM based thermoresponsive hydrogels” in 7th International Plastics Exhibition & Conference, at PLASTINDIA 2009 New Delhi, India, 6-7th February 2009.

 2006

•S. Kumar and A. K. Sen, “Mechanical and Fire retardant behavior of Coir/Epoxy Nanocomposites” in Eighth International Conference on Nanostructure Materials, (Nano 2006), August 20-25, 2006, IISC, Bangalore.

2005

•A. Kumar & A. K. Sen, “Adsorption of Hydrophobically modified Polyacrylamide on Titania and Calcium Carbonate particles” in International Symposium on “Intelligence based Materials and Manufacturing”, August 18-20, 2005, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

 NATIONAL CONFERENCE/ SEMINAR:

2011

•Neha Kumari, A. K. Sen, “Development of low cost non-hazardous fire retardant nano filler” in National Conference cum workshop  in recent developments in engineering materials (RDEM), 12-14th May 2011,at BIT Mesra, Ranchi

•Ankita Singh, Kapil Yadav, A. K. Sen, “Modification of epoxy based coatings with lignin extracted from sal leaves” in National Conference cum workshop  in recent developments in engineering materials (RDEM), 12-14th May 2011,at BIT Mesra, Ranchi.

•S. K. Ghosh,  Gulzar Waghoo, K. Rajesh Kumar, Kapil Yadav, A. K. Sen, “Improved coating performance via Surface modification of extenders using silane” in National Conference cum workshop  in recent developments in engineering materials (RDEM), 12-14th May 2011,at BIT Mesra, Ranchi.

2009

•A. Prasad, A. K. Sen, “A comparative study of Coir Fiber, Khass and Wood Chips for air cooler applications”, in National Seminar on Advances in Materials Technology (NSAMT 09), 5-6th March 2009, NIFFT, Hatia, Ranchi.

2008

•S. Malkhani, A.K.Sen,  “ Development of Poly(methylmeth acrylate) based photo resist material for deep UV Lithography”, in National Seminar on Micro/Nano manufacturing, on 6-8th December 2008 at Cambridge Institute of Technology, Tatisilva, Ranchi.

2003

•L. V. Mohite, A. K.Sen, V. A. Juvekar, in Eleventh National conference on Surfactant, Emulsions and Bio-Colloids, ICT,Mumbai on the topic “Prediction of aggregation behavior of non-ionic surfactants in aqueous solution: Modification of Blankschtein et al. model” 11th - 13th December 2003.

1993 •A. K. Sen, Ajit K. Banthia, in National workshop on Ceramics, Polymers and Composites, RIT Jamshedpur on the topic “Epoxy based toughened surface coatings” 23rd 24th April 1993.

  Member of Professional Bodies
 

·   Indian Society for Technical Education (Life Member LM 46532)

·    Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology (Life Member L/M-S-87)

·     Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) (Life Member LMB2082)

  Current Sponsored Projects
 

ONGOING/ COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECT

Sr. No.

Title of the project

Funding agency

Duration

Amount

1

Design and development of coir fiber based low cost air cooler (PI)

Coir Board, Kerala

2008-2011  

9.79 Lakhs

2

Developing suitable Pedagogical methods for various classes, intellectual calibers and e-learning (Co-PI)

MHRD, GOI, Mentor IIT Kharagpur

2014-2016

 

Rs 7.0 lakhs

3

Development of organophosphorous based flame retardant for epoxy and vinyl ester resin

DRDO, NRB

2014-2018

 

21.375lakhs

4

Transition metal(s) containing perovskite/CNFs composite for low temperature CO2 reduction

Co-PI  Dr. A. K. Sen

NPIU,

TEQIP 3

2019-2020

16.58 lakhs

  Text and Reference Books
 

Glass Transition and Phase Transitions in Food and Biological Materials Editors Jasim Ahmed et al on the topic "Thermal properties of food and biopolymer using relaxation techniques" Wiley Blackwell 2017, Chapter 5, page 141-154.