I was introduced to Nanomaterials during my stint at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata as a Junior Research Fellow in the year 2005. Even at that point of time, when the whole “nano story” was in a very insipient stage, I knew that these materials hold a lot of potential. But there was no idea of developing a product with these materials and start selling in other words starting a business.
I was too involved with my research and carried on. I used to find mechanical properties of various ceramic materials at the nanometre and micrometre scale and it was very interesting.
I was bitten by the Entrepreneurial bug during my tenure at Sandvik Asia Limited. Even though a few of us were very junior in the organization, we were made to be a part of the meetings and we understood. We understood Business Finance; we understood what are profits and other terms which were very new to us at that time like working capital, breakeven point, etc.
I learnt that a company must start to sell and keep selling, otherwise it has no existence. It will, otherwise, cease to exist. There is no other way out. I also learnt that every day, from the day we were born we are incurring a cost and that is the minimum that needs to be earned. Same is applicable for a company, it must earn to meet its fixed cost and there is no other way out. Otherwise it will cease to exist.
I went on to work in other companies in various R&D and customer facing roles and in every company I worked, I thought about starting on my own but it did not happen until recently, after 15 years. I wish I could take the plunge earlier, but things happen in their own time. It is not that I have not tried in the past. I have, but I could not clear the threshold. I was sent back to where I was.
This time it is an attempt again to clear the threshold and I hope that I will not be thrown back to where I was earlier.
Nano Zinc Oxide is one of my favourite materials due to its therapeutic properties and uses in medicine. It is a well known antibacterial/antimicrobial and also used in the treatment of cancer. The antibacterial properties of Nano ZnO are ubiquitous in scientific literature. There are few pertinent ones in this website as well. You may explore if you are interested.
BioZiny contains Nano ZnO. BioZiny is an outcome of my personal research. BioZiny, a Nano ZnO based antibacterial coating, has been developed by me after more than two years of research and development. It is showing extraordinary antibacterial properties. You may explore this website for more details on the coating.
Nanotechnology is still an unexplored area. There is still a long way to go. Scientists across the globe are exploring, but very little has been explored so far. Nanotechnology has been said to be the next industrial revolution. This is just the start, for me and also for all nanotechnology enthusiasts.
Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Material Sc and Engineering, Dr. M.N. Dastur School of Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, 2005
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore Insitute of Technology, 2003
ICSE and ISC, St. Joseph’s College, Bow Bazaar Street, Kolkata, 1995, 1997
I have worked in the following companies in the last 14 years
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
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Book: Nanoindentation of Brittle Solids (CRC Press USA)
Chapter 24: Nanoindentation on Multilayered Ceramic Matrix Composites
Chapter 27: Nanomechanical Behaviour of ZTA
Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487-2742© 2014 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Preparation and Characterization of Ceramic Nanocomposite – A multilayer armour system using an alternating layer of Nano-Alumina and Nano Lanthanum Phosphate was developed and tested for failure energy. It was observed that, the Lanthanum Phosphate layer facilitates crack propagation leading to increase in lenght of the crack path thereby increasing failure energy.
(1) Dr. Nil Ratan Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Dr. M.N. Dastur School of Material Science adn Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
(2) Dr. Anoop Mukhopadhyay, Formerly Chief Scientist, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute(CGCRI), Kolkata.
The work was carried out jointly at the Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata and in the Dr. M.N. Dastur School of Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, India.
The thesis can be downloaded from here
Developed an Innovative Gratitude based Customer Satisfaction Measurement Index – Called Customer Gratefulness Index (CGI).
This is an alternative to the already available Net Promoter Score (NPS) System and other customer satisfaction measurement methods. CGI is calculated based on the response to the question “Are you willing to thank the company for the product/service provided by it (Y/N)? It has various advantages compared to the existing NPS system. We have also attempted to co-relate the index the company’s Cash Flow and the correlation has been found to be positive. CGI has been tested on B2B and B2C systems.
The Idea was conceived in the year 2014. The article with this idea has received more than 1300 Likes in www.managementexchange.com – https://www.managementexchange.com/hack/measuring-customer-gratefulness-your-customer-grateful-you (Measuring Customer Gratefulness: Is your customer grateful to you?
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