IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

आई आई ई एस टि, शिवपुर

भारतीय अभियांत्रिकी विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, शिवपुर

(पूर्व में बंगाल इंजीनियरिंग एंड साइंस यूनिवर्सिटी)

१८५६ से देश को सशक्त बनाना

Dr. Nil Ratan Bandyopadhyay

Professor & Head 

Dr. M. N. Dastur School of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Nil Ratan Bandyopadhyay joined the institute in 2000

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (University of Calcutta, 2000)
  • M.E. (Jadavpur University, 1985)
  • B.E. (University of Calcutta, 1975)



  1. Office: +91 33 2668 4561/62/63 (ext- 636), 033 2668 8140 (Direct)


  1. Office: Room No. MST 207, Dr. M. N. Dastur School of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah: 711103
  2. Residence: 82/C, N.K. Ghosal Road, Kolkata – 700042, West Bengal, India.
  3. E-Mail: nrb@matsc.iiests.ac.in, nrbbesus@gmail.com

Research Areas

  • Physical Metallurgy of Steel
  • Materials Characterization
  • Nano-materials
  • Energy Materials

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Arpita Jana, Parukuttyamma Sujatha Devi, Amitava Mitra, Nil Ratan Bandyopadhyay, “Synthesis of blue emitting ZnO nanorods exhibiting room temperature ferromagnetism” - Materials Chemistry and Physics (Article in press)
  2. Mallar Ray, Arpita Jana, Ujjwal Ghanta, Nil Ratan Bandyopadhyay and Syed Minhaz Hossain, “ Photoluminescence From Oxidized Macroporous Silicon: Nanoripples and Strained Silicon Nanostructures” – IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, Vol.13, No.1 (2013)
  3. T. S. Basu, M. Ray, N. R. Bandyopadhyay, A. K. Pramanick and S. M. Hossain, “Performance enhancement of crystalline silicon solar cell by coating with luminescent silicon nanostructures” – Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 42, No. 3, (2013).
  4. Sahadev Bera & Bhargab B. Bhattacharya, Sarmishtha Ghoshal & Nil R. Bandyopadhyay, “Circularity analysis of nano-scale structures in porous silicon images” - Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images – Di Giamberardino et al. (eds) Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-62134-2 (2012)
  5. Animesh Talapatra, Jayati Datta and N .R. Bandyopadhyay, “Mechanics of Corrosion of TRIP-assisted Steels in different NaCl solutions” – Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 28 (2012), no.3, 1411
  6. Santanu Basu, P.S. Devi, N.R.Bandyopadhyay, “ Sintering and densification behaviours of pure and alkaline earth (Ba+2, Sr+2 and Ca+2) substituted La2Mo2O9 “ Accepted for publication in European Ceramic Society (2012)
  7. K.Parmar, N.R.Bandyopadhhay, D. Chongder, S.Bhattacharjee, “Detailed characterization of calcium silicate precipitation tube (CaSPT) as a multi-cation adsorbent in aqueous medium” – Materials Research bulletin, 47 (2012), 677.
  8. M. Ray, N. R. Bandyopadhyay, U. Ghanta, R. F. Klie, A. K. Pramanick, S. Das, S. K. Ray and S. M. Hossain, “Temperature dependent photoluminescence from porous silicon nanostructures: quantum confinement and oxide related transitions” - J. Appl. Phys. 110, 094309 (2011)
  9. Sarmishtha Ghosal, Abul AM Ansar, Sufi O Raja, Arpita Jana, Nil R Bandyopadhyay, Anjan K Dasgupta and Mallar Ray: Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle attachment on array of micro test tubes and microbeakers formed on p-type silicon substrate for biosensor applications – Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (2011), 540.
  10. Arpita Jana, N.R. Bandyopadhyay, P.Sujatha Devi: Formation and assembly of blue emitting water lily type ZnO flowers – Solid State Sciences, 13 (2011), 1633.