Dr. Rajendra Nath Basu

Academic Qualifications


Degree Discipline University; Year
M.Sc. Physics IIT, Kharagpur
Ph.D. Materials Science IIT, Kharagpur


  • Chiarman, MRSI Kolkata Chapter (from 2015)
  • Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Energy Research (From 2014)
  • Associate Editor : Bulletin of Materials Science
  • Secretary, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST) (Since 2013 till 2016) (4 years)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 2013-2014 (two years)
  • Executive Council Member, MRSI Kolkata Chapter (2012-13)
  • ISEAC Eminent Scientist Award – 2013, Indian Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (ISEAC)
  • National Metallurgists’ Day (NMD) Award – 2011, Ministry of Steel and Mines
  • Director, United Nanotech Products Limited (UNTPL), Kolkata (2011-13)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Allahabad (2011 onwards)
  • Deokaran Award – 2010 for Glass, Indian Ceramic Society
  • MRSI Medal Award – 2007, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)
  • Research Associate Academic (Materials Engineer), McMaster University, Canada (2003-2004)
  • JSPS Senior Research Fellow, Oita University, Japan (2002-2003)
  • Guest Scientist, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany (2000 & 2006)
  • Postdoc Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, USA (1998-2000)
  • DAAD Fellow, Physikalish Technische Bindesanstalt, Germany (1992-93)
  • Member, Steering Committee, CSIR Energy Networking for International Cooperation (CSIR-ENIC) (2007-2009)
  • Convener, Sectional Committee IV: Science & Technology, WAST (2009-12)
  • Vice President, Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (SAEST), Karikudi, Tamil Nadu (2007-09)
  • Member CSIR Sports Promotion Board (2008-2012)
  • Expert Panel Member, Strategic Project Grants Program, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada

Research Statement

Research Interest

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC): Materials, Fabrication, Stack Engineering including High temperature Glass-ceramics Sealants, Li-ion Batteries, Mixed Ionic & Electronic conductor (MIEC)-based membrane for gas separation, Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell (SOEC), Semiconducting oxide-based PTC thermistors, Gas-phase O2 sensor, High-Tc Ceramic Superconductor, Nanostructured electroceramic materials synthesis, Fabrication of thin/thick films by electrophoretic, vacuum slip casting, slurry/spray coating, chemical vapour deposition


  • Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • Indian Institution of Engineers
  • Indian Institute of Metals
  • Indian Institute of Ceramics
  • West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology

Landmark Research Contribution

Established Fuel Cell & Battery Division in CGCRI on 1st December 2004 which has world class laboratory facilities to carry out advanced research work in the area of energy materials, their fabrication, characterizations and working devices. CGCRI is now identified as the lead Institute in India for its notable contribution in the area of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) research and technology development. Successfully developed and demonstrated, for the first time in the country, several 500 W class working SOFC stacks using in-house fabricated and patented SOFC single
cells, high temperature thermally cyclable glass sealant and field flow design for fuel and oxidant flow.

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Created: 23 November 2019