Prof. S. N. Maiti
  • About
  • Academic Position
  • Education
  • Fellowships/Awards
  • Publications
  • Research
  • Research Grants
  • Invited Lectures
  • Courses
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  • About
    Prof. S. N. Maiti obtained B.Tech. degree in Plastics and Rubber Technology from Calcutta University in 1971, M.Tech. in Plastics Technology from HBTI Kanpur in 1974 and Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta in Applied Chemistry in 1979. His research activities are in plastics and rubber compounding, mechanical, thermal and rheological properties of polymers, structure-property relations in polymer blends, alloys & particulate and fibre reinforced polymer composites. He has published 100 research papers in the international journals of repute
  • Academic Position

    Member, Board of Governor

    Jan 2012-Dec. 31, 2013

    IITD

    Member, Governing Council, CIPET Chennai

    2010-2015

    CIPET Chennai

    Head, Centre for Polymer Sci. & Engg.

    2002-2003, 2009-2012

    IITD

    Professor, HAG

    2009-2014

    IITD

    Professor

    1995-2009

    IITD

    Associate Professor

    1991-95

    IITD

    Assistant Professor

    1986-91

    IITD

    Lecturer

    1979-86

    IITD

  • Education

    Ph. D. (Polymer Science)

    1979

    University of Calcutta

    M. Tech. (Plastics Technology)

    1974

    HBTI, Kanpur University

    B. Tech. (Plastics & Rubber Technology)

    1971

    University of Calcutta

  • Fellowships/Awards

    British Council Fellowship (Colombo Plan): March,1983-May, 1983.

    Fellow, National Academy of Science, India (Allahabad): 2012.
  • Publications
    Papers Published in Refereed Journals
    • Ghosh P, Maiti S N, (1978), “Polymerization of methyl methacrylate with the use of cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide –benzoyl peroxide combination as the initiating system,” European Polymer Journal,14,855-859.
    • Ghosh P, Maiti S N, (1979),“Polymerization of methyl methacrylate with cetyl pyridinium bromide-benzoyl peroxide combination as a redox initiator and cetyl pyridinium bromide as a lone photo initiator,” European Polymer Journal,15,787-795.
    • Ghosh P, Maiti S N,(1980), “Polymerization of methyl methacrylate with cetyl benzyl dimethyl ammonium chloride-benzoyl peroxide as redox initiator system,”European Polymer Journal,16,1115-1119.
    • Maiti S N, Singh K,(1986), “Influence of Wood flour on the mechanical Properties of polyethylene,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 32,4285-4289.
    • Maiti S N, Chawla C P, (1987), “Effect of wood flour on the mechanical properties of wood flour filled polypropylene compotes,”Journal of Polymer Materials, 4, 155-163.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1988), “Melt rheological properties of nickel powder filled polypropylene composites,”Polymer Composites, 9, 291-296.
    • Saroop U K, Jain K K, Saroop M, Sharma K K, Misra A, Maiti S N,( 1988),“Grafting of poly (vinyl chloride) with methyl methacrylate – Part I : Synthesis and characterization,”European Polymer Journal, 24, 689-691.
    • Saroop U K, Jain K K, Sharma K K,Misra A, Maiti S N, (1988), “Grafting of poly (vinyl chloride) with methyl methacrylate – Part II: Thermal and mechanical behaviour,” European Polymer Journal, 24, 693-696.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1988), “Melt rheological properties of aluminium powder filled polypropylene composites,”Journal of Polymer Materials, 5, 179-183.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1989), “Crystallization of PP in PP/Ni composites and its correlation with tensile properties,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 37, 1889-1899.
    • Maiti S N, Hassan M R, (1989), “Melt rheological properties of polypropylene-wood flour composites,”Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 37, 2019-2032.
    • Maiti S N,Mahapatro P K, (1989), “Crystallization of polypropylene and its correlation with tensile properties in AI powder filled composites,” Journal of Polymer Materials, 6, 107-114.
    • Saroop U K, Sharma K K, Jain K K, Misra A, Maiti S N, (1989), “Studies on poly blends of PVC with various acrylate copolymers – Part I: Physical and Mechanical properties,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 38, 1401-1419.
    • Saroop U K, Sharma K K, Jain K K, Misra A, Maiti S N, (1989), “Studies on polyblends of PVC with various acrylate copolymers Part II: Melt rheological properties,”Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 38, 1421-1437.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1989),”Thermal properties of A1 powder filled polypropylene composites,”Journal of Polymer Materials, 6, 181-186.
    • Gupta A K, Jain A K, Maiti S N, (1989), “Studies on binary and ternary blends of polypropylene with ABS and LDPE I: Melt rheological behaviour,’Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 38, 1699-1717.
    • Maiti S N, Misra A, Parekh M J, (1989), “Mechanical and melt rheological properties of styrene-co-acrylonitrile and styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer blends,” Indian Journal of Technology, 27, 001-003.
    • Maiti S N, Jeyakumar R,(1990), “Mechanical and rheological properties of HDPE/CaCO3 composites,” Journal of Polymer Materials, 7, 29-34.
    • Gupta A K, Jain A K, Ratnam B K, Maiti S N, (1990), “Studies on binary and ternary blends of polypropylene with ABS and LDPE II: Impact and tensile properties,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 39, 515-530.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K,(1990), “Thermal properties of nickel powder filled polypropylene composites,” Polymer Composites, 11, 223-228.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1990), “Crystallization of i-PP/CaCO3 composites and its correlation with tensile properties,” International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 14, 205-222.
    • Maiti S N, Subbarao R, (1991), “Mechanical properties of isotatic polypropylene/wood flour composite,”International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 15, 001-016.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1991), “Mechanical properties of i-PP/CaCO3 composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 42, 3101-3110.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1991), “Mechanical properties of i-PP/Al composites,” Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering, 30 (5 & 6), 559-574.
    • Maiti S N, Aggarwal V, Gupta A K, (1991), “Melt rheological properties of PP/SAN blends,’ Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 42, 1891-1900.
    • Misra A, Joshi M, Maiti S N, (1991), “Polybutylene terephthalate/polyolefin alloys I: Morphological studies,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 43, 311-328.
    • Maiti S N, Lopez B H, (1992), “Tensile Properties of polypropylene/Kaolin composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 44, 353-360.
    • Maiti S N, Sharma K K,(1992), “Studies on polypropylene composites filled with talc particles,” Journal of Materials Science, 27, 4605-4613.
    • Maiti S N, Saroop U K, Misra A, (1992), “Studies on polyblends of polyvinyl chloride and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene tercopolymers,” Polymer Engineering and Science, 32, 27-35.
    • Maiti S N, Mahapatro P K, (1992), “Mechanical properties of nickel powder-filled polypropylene composites,” Polymer Composites, 12, 47-52.
    • Joshi M, Maiti S N, Misra A, (1992), “Studies on poly (butylene terephthate)/high density polyethylene alloys: Part II – Mechanical properties and rheology,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 45, 1837-1847.
    • Maiti S N, Ghosh K, (1994), “Thermal properties of PP/Ag Composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 52 (8), 1091-1103.
    • Joshi M, Maiti S N, Misra A, (1994), “Studies on thermal, dynamic mechanical and rheological behaviour of short glass fibre reinforced composites based on polybutylene terephthalate/high density polyethylene blends,” Polymer, 35(17), 3679-3685.
    • Joshi M, Maiti S N, Misra A, Mittal R K, (1994), “Influence of fibre length, fiber orientation and interfacial adhesion on polybutylene terephthalate/polyethylene alloys reinforced with short glass fibres,” Polymer Composites, 15(5), 349-358.
    • Naidu Y C, Gupta A K, Maiti S N, Ghosh S N, (1995), “Effect of water/cement ratio and polymer content on compressive strength of OPC-PVA composite” Il Cemento, 92, 22-28.
    • Ghosh K, Maiti S N, (1996), “Correlation of tensile properties with crystallization parameters of PP in PP/Ag composites,” Polymer – Plastics Technology and Engineering, 35 (1), 67-95.
    • Ghosh K, Maiti S N, (1996), “Mechanical properties of silver powder filled polypropylene composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 60(3), 323-331.
    • Dubey Vinita, Maiti S N, Rao N B S N, Gupta A K, (1997), “Studies of permeation of bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide through elastomer membranes,” Polymer – Plastics Technology and Engineering, 36(3), 445-460.
    • Ghosh K, Maiti S N, (1997), “Melt rheological properties of Ag powder-filled polypropylene composites,” Polymer – Plastics Technology and Engineering, 36(5), 703-722.
    • Dubey Vinita, Rao N B S N, Maiti S N, Gupta A K, (1998), “Sorption of sulfur mustard and its oxygen analog in black and non black filled butyl rubber membranes,”Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 69 (3), 503-511.
    • Dubey Vinita, Maiti S N, Rao N B S N, Gupta A K, (1999), “Sulphur mustard induced changes in surface relief features, mechanical and barrier properties of elastomer membranes,”Polymer Degradation and Stability, 64 (1), 1-8.
    • Dubey Vinita,Gupta A K, Maiti S N, Rao N B S N, (2000), “Diffusion and sorption of sulfur mustard and bis (2-chloroethyl) ether in elastomers: A comparative study,”Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 77 (11), 2472-2479.
    • Maiti S N, Lopez B H, Ibrahim Mohd Nordin, (2002), “Rheological properties of isotactic polypropylene/kaolin composites,” Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 41(4), 663 – 676.
    • Bhattacharya A R, Maiti S N, Misra A, (2002), “Mechanical properties and morphology of nylon 6/EVA blends,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 85(8), 1593 – 1606.
    • Dubey Vinita, Gupta A K, Maiti S N, (2002), “Mechanism of the diffusion of sulfur mustard, a chemical warfare agent, in butyl and nitrile rubbers,” Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 40 (17), 1821-1827.
    • Maiti S N, Singh Gurunam, Ibrahim Mohd Nordin, (2003), “Rheological Properties of Isotactic Polypropylene/CaSiO3 composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 87(9), 1511-1518.
    • Maiti S N, Subbarao R, Ibrahim Mohd Nordin, (2003), “Effect of wood fibers on the rheological behaviour of i-PP/wood fiber composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 91 (1), 644-650.
    • Maiti S N, Raja M, (2004), “Rheological properties of isotactic polypropylene / alumina composites,” International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 53,431-442.
    • Maiti S N, Sharma K K, Ibrahim Mohd Nordin, (2004), “Melt Rheological properties of talc filled isotactic polypropylene composites,” International Journal of Polymeric Materials,53(12),1101-1113.
    • Maiti S N, Das Rupak, (2005), “Mechanical properties and morphology of impact i-PP CSM blends,” International Journal of Polymeric Materials,54(6),467-482.
    • Maiti S N, Burman N, Gupta A K, (2005), “Mechanical properties of ABS/CSM rubber blends,” International Journal of Polymeric Materials,54,527-539.
    • Maiti S N, Das Rupak, (2005), “Mechanical properties of Talc-filled impact i-PP/CSM composites,” International Journal of Polymeric Materials,54(90),1-22.
    • Maiti S N, Kumar S, (2005), “Studies on the effect of crosslinking on the properties of PC/PDMS rubber blends,” International Journal of Plastics Technology,40,384-393.
    • George B, Maiti S N, Varma I K, (2006), “Graft copolymerization of MMA onto natural rubber: Effect of polymerization conditions on particle morphology,” Journal of Elastomers and Plastics,38,319-331.
    • Purnima D,Maiti S N, Gupta A K, (2006), “Interfacial adhesion through maleic anhydride grafting of EPDM in PP/EPDM blend,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,102(6),5528-5532.
    • Tomar Neetu, Maiti S N, (2007), “Mechanical properties of PBT/ABAS blends,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,104,1807-1817.
    • Sewda,Kamini,Maiti S N, (2007), “Mechanical properties of HDPE/Bark flour composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,105,2598-2604.
    • Prakashan K, Gupta A K, Maiti S N, (2007), “ Effect of compatibilizer on micromechanical deformations and morphology of dispersion in PP/PDMS blend,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 105,2858-2867.
    • Kumar S, Maiti S N, (2007), “Studies on polycarbonate and polydimethylsiloxane rubber blends,” Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering,46(4),427-433.
    • Balamurugan G P, Maiti S N, (2007), “Influence of microstructure and deformation behavior on impact toughening of reactively compatibilized polyamide6 and ethylene-co-butylacrylate blends,” European Polymer Journal,43,1786-1805.
    • Kumar S, Ramanaiah B V, Maiti S N, (2007), “Effect of maleation on polyamide6/EPDM-g-MA blends,” Soft Materials,4(1),86-100.
    • George B, Maiti S N, Varma I K, (2007), “Impact modification of SAN using NR-g-SAN copolymer,”Journal of Materials Science,42(19),8262-8270.
    • Balamurugan G P, Maiti S N, (2008), “Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of PA6/ethylene-co-butylacrylate blends,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,107, 2414-2435.
    • Tomar Neetu, Maiti S N, (2008), “Morphology and mechanical properties of PBT/fluoroelastomer blends,” Journal of Polymer Research,15(1),37-45.
    • Prakashan K, Gupta A K, Maiti S N, (2008), “Crystallization of polypropylene in presence of a rigid and flexible additive,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,108,1298-13.
    • Balamurugan G P, Maiti S N, (2008), “The influence of reactive compatibilization on uniaxial large strain deformation and fracture behaviour of polyamide-6/poly(ethylene-co-butyl acrylate) blends,” Polymer Testing, 27,752-764.
    • Prakashan K, Gupta A K, Maiti S N, (2008), “Effect of the mixing sequence on the morphology and properties of polypropylene/polydimethylsiloxane/nanoSiO2 ternary composite,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,110,1457-1468.
    • Balamurugan G P, Maiti S N, (2008), “ Interfacial Slip-stick Transition Induced by Reactive Compatibilization of Ethylene-co-butyl Acrylate Elastomer Dispersed Polyamide6 Blend Subjected to High Shear Flow and Extensional Flow,” Polymer Engineering and Science, 48(12), 2482-2498.
    • Sewda Kamini, Maiti S N, (2009), “Mechanical Properties of Teak Wood Flour Reinforced HDPE Composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112, 1826-1834.
    • Tomar Neetu, Maiti S N, (2009), “Thermal and Crystallization Properties of PBT/ABAS Blends,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,113,1657-1663.
    • Prakashan K, Gupta A K, Maiti S N, (2009), “Crystallization of Polypropylene in PP/PDMS/NanoSiO2,” Polymer Plastics Technology Engineering, 41, 775-780.
    • Tomar Neetu, Maiti S N, (2010), “Mechanical Properties of Mica Filled PBT/ABAS Composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 117, 672-681.
    • Sewda Kamini, Maiti S N,(2010),”Crystallization and Melting Behavior of HDPE in HDPE/Teak Wood Flour Composites and Their Correlation With Mechanical Properties,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118, 2264-2275.
    • Balamurugan G P, Maiti S N, (2010), “Effects of Nanotalc Inclusion on Mechanical, Microstructural, Melt Shear Rheological, and Crystallization Behavior of Polyamide6-Based Binary and Ternary Nanocomposites,” Polymer Engineering and Science, 00,1-17.
    • Sewda Kamini, Maiti S N, (2010), “ Effect of Teak wood Flour on the Melt Rheological Behavior of HDPE,” Polymer Plastics Technology And Engineering, 49,418-425.
    • Ramteke A A, Maiti S N,(2010), “Mechanical Properties of Polycarbonate/Modified Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate Terpolymer Blend,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 116(1), 486-492.
    • Mandal Subhash, Alam S, Varma I K, Maiti S N, (2010), “Studies on Bamboo/Glass fiber reinforced USP and VE resin,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 29(1),43-51.
    • Tomar Neetu, Maiti S N,(2010), “Melt Rheological Properties of PBT/ABAS/MicaComposites,” Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering, 49, 617-623.
    • Singh Satpal, Ghosh A K, Maiti S N,Gupta Rahul, Bhattachrya S N(2010), “ Poly(L- lactic acid)/layered silicate nanocomposite blown film for packaging application: Thermal, mechanical, and barrier properties,” Journal of Polymer Engineering, 30(5-7), 361-375.
    • Sewda Kamini, Maiti S N (2010), “Effect of bark flower on viscoelastic behavior of high density polyethylene,” Journal of Composite Materials, 45(9), 1007- 1016.
    • Sewda Kamini, Maiti S N, (2012), “Effect of Bark Flour on melt Rheological properties of High Density Polyethylene,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 123, 2122-213.
    • J M Augustine, S N Maiti, A K Gupta, (2011), “Mechanical Properties and Crystallization Behavior of Toughened Polyamide6/Carbon Nanotube Composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science,125, 478-485.
    • Kakkar Dipti, Maiti S N, (2012), “Effect of flexibility of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and crystallinity of isotactic polypropylene on the mechanical properties of EVA/I-PP blends,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 123, 1905-1912.
    • Singh S, Ghosh A K, Maiti S N, Raha S, Gupta R, Bhattacharya S N, (2012),“Morphology and rheological behaviour of polylactic acid(PLA)/Clay nanocomposites,” Polym Eng Sci.52,525-532.
    • Hemlata, Maiti S N, (2012), “Nonisothermal crystallization kinetics of PA6/SEBS-g-MA polymer blends,” Journal of Polymer Research, 19:9926- 1-16.
    • Sharma Rajul, Maiti SN, (2013), “Modification of Tensile and Impact Properties of Poly(butylene terephthalate)(PBT) by Incorporation of Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene(SEBS) and Styrene-Butylene-Styrene-g-Maleic Anhydride(SEBS-g-MA) Terpolymer,” Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol.53(10), 2242-2253.
    • Sewda Kamini, Maiti S N,(2013), “Viscoelastic properties of teak wood flour filled HDPE composites,” Polymer Bulletin, 70,2657-2674.
    • Sharma Rishi, Maiti S N, (2013), “Effect of Crystallinity of PP and Flexibility of SEBS-g-MA Copolymer on the Tensile and Impact Properties of PP/SEBS-g-Ma Copolymer Blends,” Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering,”53(3), 229- 238.
    • Sunil Kumar, Bhabani K. Satapathy, Saurindra N.Maiti, (2013) “Correlation of morphological parameters and mechanical performance of polyamide-612 / poly (ethylene-octene elastomer) blends.” Polymers for Advanced Technology. 24, 511-519.
    • Avinash Tiwari, Harjeet Singh Jaggi, Bhabani K.Satapathy, Saurindra N.Maiti, Bharat S.Tomar, (2013), “Comparative Performance Assessment of Cenosphere and Barium Sulphate Based Friction Composites,” Wear,309(1),259-268.
    • Rinawa Khushboo, Maiti S N, Lopez-Cuesta Jose Marie, Sonnier Rodolphe, (2013), “ Effect of Microstructure and flexibility of maleated styrene-b-(ethylene- co-isobutylene) –styrene rubber on the mechanical properties of polyamide-12,” Polymer Bulletin. DOI 10.1007/s00289-014-1115-4.
    • Rajul Sharma, S.N.Maiti, (2015), “Melt Rheological Properties of PBT/SEBS and Reactively Compatibilized PBT/SEBS/SEBS-g-MA Polymer Blends,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science.DOI:10.1002/app.41402.
    • Hemlata Jaiswal, S.N.Maiti, (2015), “Mechanical, Morphological, and Thermal Properties of Nanotalc Reinforced PA6/SEBS-g-MA Composites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science. DOI:10.1002/app.41381.
    • Sharma Rishi, S.N,Maiti, (2014), “Effect of SEBS-g-MA Copolymer on Nonisothermal Crystallization Kinetics of PP in PP / SEBS-g-MA Blends,” Journal of Materials Science. (Accepted for Publication).
    • Sharma Rishi, S. N. Maiti,(2015), “Effects of Crystallinity on the Mechanical Properties of (PP) / styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene-g-maleic anhydride(SEBS-g-MA) / Teak Wood Flour(TWF) Composites. Polymer Bulletin. 72(3), 627-642.
    • S. Kumar, S. N. Maiti, B. K. Satapathy,(2014), Super-toughening polyamide-612 by controlling dispersed phase domain size : Essential work of fracture assessment.”Materials and Design, 62, 382-391.
    • Rinawa Khushboo, Maiti S N, Lopez-Kuesta Jose Marie, Sonnier Rudolphe, (2015), “Non-isothermal Crystallization Kinetics and Thermal Behaviour of PA12/SEBS-g-MA Blends,” Bulletin of Material Science. (Accepted for Publication).
    • Rinawa Khushboo, Maiti S N, Lopez Kuesta Jose Marie, Sonnier Rudolphe, (2015), “Dynamic Rheological Studies and Time-Temperature Superposition Principle for PA12/SEBS-g-MA Blends,” Polymer Bulletin. DOI 10.1007/s00289-015-1467-4.
    • Rajendra Kumar, Saurindra N. Maiti, Anup K. Ghosh, (2015), “Crystalline, morphological and mechanical response of PLA/Lignin based biodegradable composites”, Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering, (Accepted for Publication)
  • Research
    Research Experience:
    Thirty-five years of research experience at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Main research areas are Plastics and rubber compounding, mechanical, thermal and rheological properties of polymers, structure-property relations in polymer blends, alloys & particulate and fibre reinforced polymer composites, biodegradable polymer blends/biocomposites, polymer nanocomposites.
    Research and M.Tech Projects Guidance:
    Ph.D thesis supervised = 17, Ongoing Ph.D thesis = 6

    M.Tech projects guided= 92, Ongoing M.Tech Projects = 4
    Research Evaluation:
    Examined Ph.D thesis of other universities/Institutions = 31

    Examined D.Sc thesis of other universities/Institutions = 2

    Reviewer of papers for publication in various international and national journals.
    Technologies/Technical Know-Hows/Products Developed For Industrial Applications:
    • Wood flour/HDPE composites for wood substitute applications.1984.
    • Blends of polycarbonate and ABS.1985, Co-Investigator: Prof. A. Misra.
    • Calcium carbonate filled PP composites for moulding of engineering products.1985.
    • Wood flour/PP composites for furniture moulding.1986.
    • Talc filled PP composites for moulding applications.1986.
    • Glass fibre reinforced composites based on polycarbonate/polybutylene terephthalate alloys.1986, Co-Investigator: Prof.A.Misra.
    • Blends of polyvinyl chloride and ABS.1986, Co-Investigator: Prof.A. Misra.
    • Kaolin filled PP composites for high impact strength.1990.
    • Polybutylene Terephthalate/HDPE alloys with an ionomer compatibilizer,1992. Co-Investigator: Prof.A.Misra.
    • Heat conducting thermoplastic composites based on Ni filled PP.1987.
    • Heat conducting Aluminium filled PP composites.1988.
    • Conducting Silver filled PP composites.1992.
    • Supertough weather resistant PC/PDMS blends for aerospace applications.2005.
    • Supertough nylon6/ethylelene-co-bytyl acrylate blends.2006.
    • Wood/plastic composites (WPC) based on HDPE for green applications.2007.
    • Toughened PBT/ABAS copolymer blends.2007.
    • Supertough nylon6/SEBS-g-MA blends.2011.
    • Toughenening of PBT by SEBS and SEBS-g-MA copolymers.2011.
    • Development of supertough polycarbonate by SEBS and SEBS-g-MA copolymers.2013.
    • Development of PP based wood /plastic composites for eco-friendly green applications. 2014.
  • Research Grants
    Sponsored Research Projects
    • Co-PI in the Research Grant from the Department of Science & Technology, “Development and Analysis of Short Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics Systems for Engineering Applications”, 1987-91, Rs.20.00 lakhs.
    • Co-PI in the Research Grant from the Department of Science and Technology, “High Density Polyethylene Tape for Woven Sacks”, 1990-93, Rs.6.40 lakhs.
    • PI in the Research Grant from Govt. of Malaysia on “Development and Analysis of Methyl and Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose from Oil Palm Fibre”, 1990-2000, MR.200,000/- (Rs.20 lakhs).
    • Co-PI, Research Grant from DST, “Intelligent Processing of Advanced Polymeric Materials,” March ,2006-March, 2009, Rs.130.74 lakhs.PI-Prof.A.K.Ghosh.
    • Pi, Research Grant from DST,Govt of India,”Development and Analysis of Supertough Polyamide6/Singlewall Carbonnanotube Nano Composites,’ August, 2007-august 2010.Rs.21 lakhs. Co-PI-Prof.A.K.Gupta.
    • Co-PI, Research Grant from Naval Research Board, Ministry of Defence, Govt.of India, “Design and Development of Advanced Composites Hinge Joints,”ctober, 2008-October, 2011, Rs. 49.75 lakhs. PI-Prof.A.K.Ghosh.
    • Co-PI, Research Grant from DST,Govt.of India, “Development, Characterization, and Performance Evaluation of Flyash Filled Friction Composites for Automotive Breake Lining Applications,” Sept.,2010- Sept.2013, Rs. 26.96 lakhs. PI-Dr.B.K.Satapathy.
    • C0-PI, Research Grant From Gail India Ltd. “Development and Processabilityof Polyolefins(PE and PP) for Human Healthcare Applications,”(RP02789):Rs 86 lakhs, PI-Prof. B.Gupta.
    Consultancy Projects
    • Evaluation of rubber fuel tanks for Indian Air Force, Ghaziabad (1981-82).
    • Evaluation of ABS plastics as bobbins for M/s Modipon Ltd., Modinagar (1987).
    • Testing and analysis of Cast Nylon 6 (Garflon) for specified engineering applications for M/s Garware Synthetics Pvt. Ltd. (1988).
    • Advice on Polyether Polyol for M/s S.D. Aggarwal Business Consultant (1988).
    • Advice on surfactant properties of polyether polyol for S.D. Agarwal Business Consultant (1988).
    • Advice on the properties and classification of high impact polystyrene for M/s X-Pro India Ltd., Faridabad (1989).
    • Evaluation of composition of polystyrol for molding TV cabinets for M/s Calcom Electronics Ltd., New Delhi -52 (1989).
    • Development of polyolefin alloys for M/s Special Cable Industries (1989).
    • Evaluation of alkathene for M/s Ordance Factory, Bhandara, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, (1992).
    • Development and Application of coating materials for preparing knitted based tarpaulin fabrics, for M/s Nitra, Ghaziabad, (1993).
    • Development of PF/Cresol based Composites for M/s Brakewel Automotive Co. (I) P. Ltd., NOIDA, (1994).
    • Development of rubber vulcanizates, M/s R.M. Jain, Delhi, (1994).
    • Technical consultation on the production of Rubber Blowing Agent, M/s Central Excise Deptt., Govt. of India (1997).
    • Technical advice on Polymer Laminated Papers, M/s Cosmo Films Ltd. (1997).
    • Technical confirmation on the Process of Lamination for M/s Holostik India Ltd. (2000).
    • Technical Properties and Analysis of Materials, M/s Henkal Terroson (I) Ltd., (2002).
    • Analysis of Polymers used in Energiser RC 108 Rechargeable spot light, M/s Energiser (I) Ltd, (2002).
    • Evaluation and Analysis of Polymer Film Samples for specific properties, M/s Moser Baer (I) Ltd (2002).
    • Advice on Polyca rbonate sheets, M/s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, (ROI), (2002).
    • Advice on Polyester Resin, M/s Crystic Resins (I) Pvt, Ltd., (2002).
    • Advice on Thermoplastic Resins, M/s Crystic Resins (I) Pvt Ltd., (2003).
    • Flammability of Polyethylene Based Water Tanks, M/S J.C.Gupta and Co.P.Ltd., (2009).
  • Invited Lectures
    • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, 1991, one lecture on particulate filled polymer composites.
    • RDSO, Lucknow, 1990, two lectures on preparation and testing of glass fibre reinforced plastic composites.
    • Six lectures on plastics technology in DIPI Course.
    • Two lectures: i) Rotomolding and Processing of rubbers, in the 4-day short term course on Polymer Processing held at IIT Delhi, Dec. 14-17, 1994.
    • One lecture: Non black fillers, in the 3-day short term course on Recent Advances on compounding technology of rubbers, held at IITD, January 14-16, 1995.
    • Two lectures: (i) Thermal Analysis for additives, and (ii) Thermal analysis for polymer blends in 2-day short term course on Thermal Characterization of Materials, held at IITD, Feb. 18-19, 1995.
    • MANAS, NEW DELHI, 2000, One lecture on Properties of filled plastics.
    • MANAS, NEW DELHI, 2000, One lecture on Range of Filled Plastics.
    • Technology Industry Meet 2001: Rubber Technology, REC Jalandhar, One Lecture on Testing and Rubber Processability.
  • Courses

    PTL-706 Polymer Testing & Properties (3-0-0)

    PTL-709 Polymer Technology (3-0-0)

    PTL-714 Bio-degradable Polymers (3-0-0)

  • Memberships
    • Life Member, Indian Plastics Institute
    • Member, Plastics & Rubber Institute (1979-87)
    • Member, Executive Committee of the Delhi Chapter of IPI (1996-1997)
    • Member, Publication Committee, Delhi Chapter of IPI (1985-86)
    • Life Member, Indian Rubber Institute
    • Member Editorial Board, Indian Plastics Institute, 1983-85
    • Member, Executive Committee,IPI,Delhi Chapter,2009-10
  • Students

    Current Ph.D Students

    Rishi Sharma

    rishisharmaiitd@gmail.com

    ptz108680@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Mohammad Tahir Zafar

    tahir.zafar6@gmail.com

    ptz098604@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Astha Garhwal

    asthagarhwal2@gmail.com

    ptz098610@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Rajendra Kumar (Singla)

    rajendrasingla898@gmail.com

    ptz118187@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Ranjana Nehra

    ranju.nehra@gmail.com

    ptz118186@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Achla

    achala.iitd@gmail.com

    ptz118181@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Current M.Tech Students

    Jayant Lodha

    jayant.kumar8@gmail.com

    jpt142670@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Mullapudi Sneha Sree

    snehasreemullapudi@gmail.com

    Jpt142675@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Meghashree Padhan

    padhan.meghashree14@gmail.com

    jpt142673@polymers.iitd.ac.in

    Gangaiarasi

    gangaiarasi@gmail.com

    jpt142669@polymers.iitd.ac.in

  • Contact

    Prof. Saurindra N. Maiti
    Centre for Polymer Science & Engg
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi-16 India
    Phone: 09818695375
    Email:maiti@polymers.iitd.ac.in