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Sridhar Dalai

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Centre for Research in Nano-Technology (CRNTS)), IIT Bombay
Areas of interest
Nano and micro materials preparation, Scale-up and piloting new process designs, Hydrogen storage.

Sridhar Dalai is working as an Assistant Professor at School of Engineering and Applied Science (formerly, Institute of Engineering and Technology) , Ahmedabad University. He has done his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He has done his M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee. Prior to his doctoral study, he worked as an Assiatant Professor at GVP College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam for 3 years. He has done his Ph.D. in the Centre for Research in Nano-Technology (CRNTS), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT B). He has done Ph.D. in the area of nanomaterial's for hydrogen storage.  

During his Ph.D, he was actively involved in the teaching assistant program of IIT B, where he got hands on experience on many sophisticated analytical instruments. He can confidently handle the Laser Raman Spectrometer (LRS), Electron spin spectrometer (ESR), Gas chromatograph with mass spectrometer (GCMS),  BET surface area analyzer, Flame Spraying, Sievert's type apparatus and also Temperature programmed desorption system (TPDRO) for the routine sample analysis, preventive maintenance and data analysis for research applications.

Recently he got the Young Scientist Award (in the category of Engineering / Chemical ) from VIFRA2015 at Chennai, India during the Annual Research Meet – VIFARM 2015.

Ø  Nano and micro materials preparation,

Ø  Energy-related materials such as solid-state hydrogen storage materials

Ø  Scale-up and piloting new process designs,

Ø  Nanoconfinement of metal hydrides

Ø  Sand to silicon nanosheets

Grants/scholarships awarded:

  • Availed Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resources while pursuing M.Tech at IIT Roorkee.
  • CSIR International travel grant (Full Air Fare) presenting the paper in 8th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT-2013) will be held in 22nd to 25th Sep. 2013, Granada, Spain.
  • Full Financial Assistance of Rs. 50000/- from IIT Bombay to present a paper in 1st International Conference (ICCEE-2012) organized by Academic Society of Science during 21st to 23rd Sep. 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .
  • Full Financial Assistance from Ahmedabad University to present a research paper in Advanced Nano materials (ANM-2016), during 25th-27thJuly 2016, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

 

  1. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pratibha Sharma, Pragya Shrivastava, “Adsorption of nitrogen and hydrogen on hollow glass microspheres (HGMs)”, Energy and Environmental Engineering Journal (EEEJ), Vol. 1, No.2,64-67(2012).
  2. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pratibha Sharma, “Preparation of Hollow Glass Microspheres (HGMs) from amber coloured and borosilicate glass frits”, Advanced Materials Research (AMR), 678, 37-41(2013).
  3. Pragya Shrivastava, Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi,PratibhaSharma, “Synthesis and characterization of bioactive glass microspheres”, Theories and Applications of Chem. Eng., Vol. 17, No. 2, 1623-1626 (2011).
  4. Pragya Shrivastava, Sridhar Dalai, Prerna Sudera, Sontosh Param Sivam, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pratibha Sharma, “Development of High strength Hydroxyapatite for Bone tissue Regeneration using Nanobioactive Glass Composites”. AIP Conf. Proc. Volume 1512, pp. 432-433, Solid State Physics: Proceedings of the 57th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2012.
  5. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Santosh Param Sivam, Pratibha Sharma, “Preparation and characterization of zinc loaded hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) from amber coloured glass frits”, Advanced Materials Research (AMR), 864-867, 668-671(2014).
  6. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pragya Shrivastava, Santosh Param Sivam, Pratibha Sharma,“Effect of Co loading on the hydrogen storage characteristics of hollow glass microspheres (HGMs)”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE), 39,3304-3312(2014).
  7. Sridhar Dalai, Vijayalakshmi Savithri, Ko Yeon Choo, Pratibha Sharma, “Magnesium and Iron loaded hollow glass microspheres for hydrogen storage (HGMs)” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE), 39,16451-16458(2014).
  8. Pragya Shrivastava, Atul Kumar Singh, Rohit Teotia, Sridhar Dalai, Pratibha Sharma, S Vijayalakshmi, Jayesh R Bellare, “Bioglass based nano-materials for bone tissue engineering” in Advanced Science Letters(ASL), 20, 1129-1134(2014).
  9. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pragya Shrivastava, Santosh Param Sivam and Pratibha Sharma, “Preparation and characterization of hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) for hydrogen storage using urea as a blowing agent”, Microelectronic Engineering (MEE) Journal, 126, 65-70(2014).
  10. Pragya Shrivastava , Sridhar Dalai, Prerna Sudera, S.Vijayalakshmi and Pratibha Sharma, “Hollow Glass Microspheres as potential adjunct with orthopaedic metal implants”, Microelectronic Engineering (MEE) Journal, 126, 103-106(2014).Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pragya Shrivastava, Santosh Param Sivam and Pratibha Sharma, “Fabrication of zinc loaded hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) for hydrogen storage” International Journal of Energy Research (IJER), 39, 717-726(2015).
  11. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pragya Shrivastava, Santosh Param Sivam and Pratibha Sharma, “Fabrication of zinc loaded hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) for hydrogen storage” International Journal of Energy Research (IJER), 39, 717-726(2015).
  12. Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi and Pratibha Sharma, “Investigating the effect of cobalt loading on thermal conductivity and hydrogen storage capacity of hollow glass microspheres (HGMs)”, accepted in Materials Today Proceedings.(2016).

Monsoon (Fall) 2015, 2016

  • Process Calculations
  • Mass transfer Operations-II
  • Chemical Engineering Lab-II

Winter (Spring) 2015, 2016

  • Mass Transfer Operations-I
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics Lab

  • Examination Coordinator, SEAS

Conferences:

  • "Preparation of Hollow Glass Microspheres (HGMs) from amber colored and borosilicate glass frits" presented in ICNN-2011 organized by CoimbatoreInstitute of Technology, during 6-8th July,2011
  •  "Adsorption of nitrogen and hydrogen on hollow glass microspheres (HGMs)" presented in 1st International Conference (ICCEE-2012) organized by Academic Society of Science during 21st to 23rd Sep. 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  •  "Effect of blowing agents in formation of porous walled hollow glass microspheres (PWHGMs)" presented in NanotechItaly-2012 (21-23 November), held at Venice, Italy.
  •  "Development of High strength Hydroxyapatite for Bone tissue Regeneration using Nanobioactive Glass Composites", presented in "57th-DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2012" held in IIT Bombay, Mumbai (3-7 Dec 2012).
  • "Synthesis and characterization of hollow glass microspheres (HGMs)" presented in "In House Meet of nanotechnology and Science 2012", held at CRNTS, IIT Bombay (1 Sep 2012).
  •  Attended workshop on Imaging at nanoscale in an international conference on nanoscience and technology "ICONSAT 2010" organized by IIT Bombay, on17th February 2010.
  • "Fabrication of zinc loaded hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) for hydrogen storage" accepted in 8th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT-2013) will be held in 22nd to 25th Sep.2013, Granada, Spain
  •  "Preparation and characterization of hollow glass microspheres (HGMs) for hydrogen storage using urea as a blowing agent"" in 8th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials (NANOSMAT-2013) will be held in 22nd to 25th Sep. 2013, Granada, Spain.
  • Magnesium and Iron loaded hollow glass microspheres for hydrogen storage (HGMs)" in 2nd International Conference on Advanced Electro materials (ICAE 2013) will be held in 12 to 15th Sep. 2013, ICC Jeju, Korea,
  •  "Synthesis and characterization of hollow glass microspheres(HGMs) from laboratory waste glass frits for hydrogen storage" presented in International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNN-2013) organized by BBA University, Lucknow.
  • Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pragya Shrivastava and Pratibha Sharma, Effect cobalt loading on preparation of hollow glass microspheres (HGMs), oral paper presented in National Conference Tech Stream Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, during 21st to 22nd Feb, 2014, Panvel, Mumbai.
  • Sridhar Dalai, S.Vijayalakshmi, Pratibha Sharma, Investigating the effect of cobalt loading on thermal conductivity and hydrogen storage capacity of glass microspheres, oral paper presented in Advanced Nano materials (ANM-2016), during 25th-27thJuly 2016, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Talk:

  • Expert talk on Nano and Micro Materials Preparation at SAMVAAD, a State Level Technical Symposium of SOCET , Silver Oak College of Engineering & Technology (SOCET), Ahmedabad (24th Dec.2016)

Contact

231 , School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Ahmedabad University,
Ahmedabad Education Society FP. 4,
Near Commerce Six Roads,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, India

+91 079-61911169
sridhar.dalai@ahduni.edu.in

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