Dr. O.P. Pandey
Senior Professor

Designation:

Senior Professor

Specialization:

Solidification

Email:

oppandey@thapar.edu

Area:

Metal matrix composites, Nanomaterials, energy materials, functionalized materials, heterogenous catalysis, Solid oxide fuel cells, Targeted drug delivery systems, Fluoroscence materials

Biography:

Ph.D. (Metallurgical Engineering) 1992, IT BHUT, Varanasi (Title: Microstructural evolution in undercooled metallic droplets)

M.Tech. (Materials Technology) 1984, IT BHU, Varanasi

Research interests:

Undercooling, Powder Metallurgy, Rapid Solidification, Spray deposition, Heat treatment, Composites, Foam, Glass-Ceramics, MAX phases, Magnetic Materials, Semi-conducting materials, Nanomaterials-Composites, Photoluminescent materials, Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis

Teaching interest:

Physical metallurgy, Materials science, Materials processing, Solidification and casting, Nanomaterials, Phase transformation, Rapid solidification, Powder metallurgy, Ceramics, Heat treatment and composite

Research Projects

  • Microstructural.;characteristics of atomized Al-Cu-Si alloys

  • Aomization and spray-deposition of copper base alloys

  • Development of infrastructure in the area of high performance ceramics

  • Processing and properties of spray deposited bearing materials

  • Development of electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells

  • Effect of ion beam irradiation on the magnetic properties of Nd-Fe-B thin films

  • Development of sealant materials for solid oxide fuel cells

  • Development of high performance commercial bearing materials by spray deposition technique

  • Preparation of strontium hexa ferrite powders from celestite ore and blue dust

  • Synthesis and characterization of aluminium metal matrix functionally graded armor materials reinforced with zircon sand

  • Development of wear resistant light weight composites by spray deposition technique

  • Preparation & characterization of La1-x AxMO3-δ and Y1-x AxMO3-δ (A= Ca, Sr; M= Ti, Nb) interconnect materials for solid oxide fuel cells

  • Synthesis of WC nano powder through thermo-chemical reduction and its application for the development of WC-Co composite

  • Synthesis of nano tungsten carbide powder from wolframite ore

  • Effect of capping agents on the size and stability of core-shell ZnS nanostructures

  • Corrosion resistant behaviour of glass-steel interface

  • Study of La doped mixed conductor for solid electrolyte

  • Study of alkaline earth metals substitution in Bi based mixed ion conductor for solid oxide fuel cell application

  • Radiation induced opto-structural modifications in borosilicate glasses

  • Synthesis and characterization of vanadium carbide nanoparticles

  • Development of porous aluminum foam materials for blast mitigation

  • Synthesis and characterization of Na2S-P2S5 glass/glass-ceramic based solid electrolytes for Na-ion batteries

  • Development of transition metal oxides decorated graphene-polypyrole nanocomposites as RADAR Absorbing Materials

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

  • Life member of Gold Bulletin and Gold Patent Digest, Switzerland.

  • Life member of Indian Ceramic Society

  • Life member of Indian Thermal Society

  • Life member of Society of Indian Technical Education

  • Life member of Electron Microscopic Society of India

  • Life member of Punjab Academy of Science

  • Life member of Materials Research Society of India

  • Life member of Magnetics Society of India

  • Life member of Metrology Society of India

Awards and Honours

  • Best Poster award Suresh Kumar and O.P. Pandey, The shock response of LM13 alloy matrix based composite foams, Conference on Microscopy in Materials Science and Biomimetic Technology, held on February 26-28, 2015, Kanpur, India.
  • Best Poster award Gourav Singla, K. Singh and O.P. Pandey, Role of hydrocarbon in the reduction/carburization of tungsten oxide, 2nd conference on microscopy in materials science (AMST-2016) held on Feb. 25-27, 2016 at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.
  • Best Poster award Mani Mahajan, Gourav Singla, K. Singh and O.P. Pandey, Role of VC as grain growth inhibitor in WC-Co nanocomposites, National conference on the study of matter using intense radiation source and under extreme conditions, held at UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore on November 3-6th, 2016.
  • Best Poster award, Rama Arora, Anju Sharma, Suresh Kumar and O.P. Pandey, Processing and characterization of aluminium composite foam in 2nd International Conference on Harnessing Engineering, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Growth (HETIS 2016) held at Panjab University, Chandigarh on September 30 to October 1, 2016
  • Publication in Ethanol Physics week 2017, p 653, G. Singla, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Catalytic activity of tungsten carbide-carbon (WC@C) core-shell structured for ethanol electro-oxidation, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2017;186:19-28.

List of publications (2014 onwards)

  • Gurbinder Kaur, O.P. Pandey and K. Singh, Self-healing behaviour of barium-lanthanum-borosilicate glass and its reactivity with different electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells applications, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol., 11(1) (2014) 136-145.
  • Gurbinder Kaur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Dan Homa, Brian Scott, Gary Pickrell, A review of bioactive glasses: Their structure, properties, fabrication, and apatite formation, J. Biomedical Materials Research A, 102 (1) (2014) 254-274.
  • Gurbinder Kaur, Vishal Kumar, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Correlation of glass stability (GS) and heating rates using inflection point temperature, Physics and Chemistry of Glasses - European J. Glass Sci. Techn. Part B, 55(1) (2014) 57-62.
  • T.S. Mahajan, O.P. Pandey, Magnetic-time model at off-season germination, International Agrophysics, 28 (1) (2014) 57-62.
  • Akshay Kumar, K. Singh and O.P. Pandey, One Step Synthesis and Growth Mechanism of Carbon Nanotubes, J. Mat. Sci. Tech., 30(2) (2014) 112-116.
  • Ravneet Kaur, Surinder Singh, O.P. Pandey, Structural variation in gamma ray irradiated PbO-Na2O-B2O3-SiO2 glasses, Solid State Communications, 188 (2014) 40-44.
  • Ravneet Kaur, Surinder Singh, O.P. Pandey, UV-vis spectroscopic studies of gamma irradiated lead sodium borosilicate glasses, J. Mol. Structure, 1060 (2014) 251-255.
  • Vishal Kumar, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, K. Lu, Interaction Study of Yttria-Based Glasses with High-Temperature Electrolyte for SOFC, Fuel Cells 14 (2014) 635-644.
  • Vishal Kumar, Gurbinder Kaur, O.P. Pandey, Kulvir Singh and Kathy Lu, Effect of Thermal Treatment on Chemical Interaction Between Yttrium Borosilicate Glass Sealants and YSZ for Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, International Journal of Applied Glass Science, 1-11 (2014).
  • Samita Thakur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Effect of Ca substitution on structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of BiFeO3, Phase Transitions, 87(6) (2014) 527-540.
  • Samita Thakur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Structural and optical properties of Bi1-xAxFeO3 (A = Sr, Ca; 0.40 ≤ x ≤ 0.55), J. Mol. Structure, 1074 (2014) 186-192.
  • Samita Thakur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Role of Sr2+ substitution on structural, thermal and conducting behaviour of Bi1-xSrxFeO3 (0.40≤x≤0.55), Ceramics International 40 (2014)16371-16379.
  • Samita Thakur, O.P. Pandey and K. Singh, Influence of Ca2+ substitution on thermal, structural, and conductivity behaviour of Bi1-xCaxFeO3-y (0.40 ≤ x ≤ 0.55), J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 118 (2014) 255-262.
  • Samita Thakur, O.P. Pandey and K. Singh, A comparative structural, thermal and electrical study of Ca2+, Sr2+ substituted BiMnO3, Solid State Ionics 268 (2014) 23-30.
  • Deepak Kumar, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Effect of co-doping metal ions (Li+, Na+ and K+) on the structural and photoluminescent properties of nano-sized Y2O3:Eu3+ synthesized by co-precipitation method, Optical Materials 36(7) (2014) 1131-1138.
  • Manish Mittal, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, UV-Visible light induced photocatalytic studies of Cu doped ZnO nanoparticles prepared by co-precipitation method, Solar Energy 110 (2014) 386-397.
  • Gourav Singla, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Structural and thermal analysis of in situ synthesized C-WC nanocomposites, Ceramics International 40(4) (2014) 5157-5164.
  • Samiksha Verma, O.P. Pandey, Andrea Paesano Jr, Puneet Sharma, Comparison of structural and magnetic properties of La3+ substituted BaFe12O19 prepared by different substitution methods, Physica B: Condensed 448 (2014) 57-59.
  • Samiksha Verma, Puneet Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Andrea Paesano Jr. And An-Cheng Sun, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Ba1-xLaxFe12O19 prepared by Ba1-xLaxFe2O4, IEEE Trans. Magnetics, 50(1) (2014).
  • Ranvir Singh Panwar, Suresh Kumar, Ratandeep Pandey, O.P. Pandey, Study of Non-lubricated Wear of the Al-Si Alloy Composite Reinforced with Different Ratios of Coarse and Fine Size Zircon Sand Particles at Different Ambient Temperatures, Tribology Letters, 55 (1) (2014) 83-92.
  • Rama Arora, Suresh Kumar, Gurmel Singh, O.P. Pandey, Influence of particle size and temperature on the wear properties of rutile-reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite, J. Composite Materials, (2014) 0021998314526079.
  • Jagdeep Kaur, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Synthesis, characterization, photocatalytic and reusability studies of capped ZnS nanoparticles, Bulletin of Materials Science, 37 (2014) 931-940.
  • Jagdeep Kaur, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Structural and optical studies of undoped and copper doped zinc sulphide nanoparticles for photocatalytic application, Superlattices and Microstructures 77 (2014) 35-53.
  • Sanjay Kumar, S.K.Sharma, O.P.Pandey “Estimation of volume dependence of Gruneisen parameterfor NaCl and ε-Fe”, Indian Journal of pure and Applied Physics 52 (2015) 541-544.
  • Kapil Sood, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Structural and electrical behaviour of Ba-doped LaGaO3 composite electrolyte, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 6 (2014) 0631121-06311213.
  • Pooja Singla, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Photocatalytic degradation of azo dyes using Zn-doped and undoped TiO2 nanoparticles, Applied physics A, Materials science & processing, 116(1) (2014) 371-378.
  • Mani Mhajan, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Structural and growth kinetics of in-situ reduced V2O5, Int. J. Refractory Metals Hard Materials, 46 (2014) 90-95.
  • Chandni Khurana, Anjana K. Vala, Nidhi Andhariya, O.P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Antibacterial activities of silver nanoparticles and antibiotic-adsorbed silver nanoparticles against biorecycling microbes, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 16 (2014) 2191-2198.
  • Sanjay Kumar, S.K. Sharma, O.P. Pandey Analysis of Thermodynamic properties in the limit of infinite pressure, High Temperatures-High Pressures 44, (2014) 339-350.
  • Gurbinder Kaur, Gary Pickrell, Vishal Kumar, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh And Daniel Homa, Optical, mechanical and TEM assessment of titania-doped Bi2V1-xTixO5·5-δ bismuth vanadate oxides, Bull. Mater. Sci., 37 (2014) 1647-1656.
  • Deepak Kumar, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Morphology controlled Y2O3:Eu3+ nanophosphors with enhanced photoluminescence properties, Journal of Luminescence 158 (2015) 268-274.
  • Kapil Sood, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Co-existence of cubic and orthorhombic phases in Ba-doped LaInO3 and their effect on conductivity, Physica B 456 (2015) 250-257.
  • Loveleen K. Brar, Gourav Singla, O.P. Pandey, Evolution of structural and thermal properties of carbon-coated TaC nanopowder synthesized by single step reduction of Ta-Ethoxide, RSC Adv. 5 (2015) 1406-1416.
  • Mani Mahajan, Shalini Rajpoot, O.P. Pandey, In-situ synthesis of chromium carbide (Cr3C2) nanopowders by chemical-reduction route, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 50 (2015) 113-119.
  • Loveleen K. Brar, Gourav Singla, Navjot Kaur and O.P. Pandey, Thermal stability and structural properties of Ta nanopowder synthesized via simultaneous reduction of Ta2O5 by hydrogen and carbon, J Therm Anal Calorim 119 (2015) 175-182.
  • Paramjyot Kumar Jha, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, FT-IR spectral analysis and mechanical properties of sodium phosphate glass-ceramics, Journal of Molecular Structure 1083 (2015) 278-285.
  • Gourav Singla, K. Singh. O.P. Pandey, Effect of Processing Variables on WC Nanoparticles Synthesized by Solvothermal Route, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 36-41.
  • Paramjyot Kumar Jha, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Crystallization and glass transition kinetics of Na2S-P2S5 based super-ionic glasses, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 166-171.
  • Kapil Sood, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Structural, conductivity and dielectric relaxation studies of La0.9Ba0.1GaO3-δ system, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 113-118.
  • G. Kaur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Electronic microscopic, thermal and electrical properties of Bi2V1-xTixO5. 5-δ (0.05≤ x≤ 0.20) oxide ion conductors, Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics (IJPAP) 52 (4) (2015) 262-270.
  • Jagdeep Kaur, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Effect of pH on Size of ZnS Nanoparticles and its Application for Dye Degradation, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 184-188.
  • Rama Arora, Suresh Kumar, Gurmel Singh, O.P. Pandey, Role of Different Range of Particle Size on Wear Characteristics of Al-Rutile Composites, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 229-233.
  • Anju Sharma, Suresh Kumar, Gurmel Singh, O.P. Pandey, Effect of Particle Size on Wear Behaviour of Al-Garnet Composites, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 234-239.
  • Samita Thakur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Structural, Thermal and electrical study of Bi0.5Sr0.5MnO3 for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications, Particulate Sci. Tech., 33 (2015) 178-183.
  • Gourav Singla, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Synthesis of carbon coated tungsten carbide nano powder using hexane as carbon source and its structural, thermal and electrocatalytic properties, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40 (2015) 5628-5637.
  • Paramjyot Kumar Jha, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh Structure and crystallization kinetics of Li2O modified sodium-phosphate glasses, Journal of Molecular Structure 1094 (2015) 174-182.
  • Chandni Khurana, O.P. Pandey, Bhupendra Chudasama, Synthesis of visible light-responsive cobalt-doped TiO2 nanoparticles with tunable optical band gap, J Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 75 (2015) 424-435.
  • Mani Mahajan, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of in-situ synthesized core-shell (m-VC@C) nanocomposites, Materials Chemistry and Physics 160 (2015) 48-58.
  • Harjinder Singh, O.P. Pandey, Novel process for synthesis of nanocrystalline WC from wolframite ore, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 10481-10487.
  • Jagdeep Kaur, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Photoluminescence and photocatalytic studies of metal ions (Mn and Ni) doped ZnS nanoparticles, Optical Materials 47 (2015) 7-17.
  • Amandeep Singh, Ramanjot Kaur, O.P. Pandey, Xueyong Wei and Manoj Sharma, Synthesis of fluorescent core-shell nanomaterials and strategies to generate white light, Journal of Applied Physics 118 (2015) 044305 (1-9).
  • Samiksha Verma, S.K. Dhawan, Andrea Paesano Jr, O.P. Pandey, and Puneet Sharma, Structural, magnetic and microwave properties of barium hexaferrite thick films with different Fe/Ba mole ratio, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 396 (2015) 308-312.
  • Harjinder Singh and O.P. Pandey, Effect of extended milling of scheelite ore with activated charcoal on direct synthesis of nano tungsten carbide, Ceramics International, 41(9) (2015) 10481-10487.
  • Mani Mahajan, Gourav Singla, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Synthesis of grape-like carbon nanospheres and their application as photocatalyst and electrocatalyst, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 232 (2015) 108-117.
  • T.S. Mahajan, O.P. Pandey, Effect of Electric and Magnetic Treatments on Germination of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) Seed, International Journal of Agriculture & Biology 17 (2) (2015) 351-356.
  • Suresh Kumar, O.P. Pandey, Role of fine size zircon sand ceramic particle on controlling the cell morphology of aluminum composite foams, Journal of Manufacturing Processes 20 (2015) 172-180.
  • Kapil Sood, K. Singh, Suddhasatwa Basu, O.P. Pandey, Preferential occupancy of Ca2+ dopant in La1-xCaxInO3- (x=0-0.20) perovskite: structural and electrical properties, Ionics, 21 (2015) 2839-2850.
  • Mani Mahajan, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Structural Investigation of catalytically grown carbon nanotubes, Materials and Manufacturing Process 31(8) (2015) 989-994.
  • Shiwani Sharma, P. Saravanan, O.P. Pandey, and Puneet Sharma, Grain size distribution dependent magnetic and ferroelectric properties in sol-gel driven BiFeO3 thin films, J Mater Sci: Mater Electronics 27(6) (2016) 5909-5915.
  • Shiwani Sharma, Alok Mishra, P. Saravanan, O.P. Pandey, Puneet Sharma, Effect of Gd-substitution on the ferroelectric and magnetic properties of BiFeO3 processed by high-energy ball milling, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 418 (2016) 188-193.
  • Paramjyot Kumar Jha, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of K2O modified sodium-phosphate glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 440 (2016) 76-84.
  • Sanjay Kumar, S.K.Sharma, O.P.Pandey, Volume dependence of Gruneisen parameter for solids under extreme compression, Pramana- Journal of Physics (2016) 87:21.
  • Shiwani Sharma, P. Saravanan, O.P. Pandey, V.T.P. Vinod, Miroslav ÄŒerník, Puneet Sharma, Magnetic behaviour of sol-gel driven BiFeO3 thin films with different grain size distribution, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 401 (2016) 180-187.
  • Gourav Singla, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey, Study on single step solid state synthesis of WC@C nanocomposite and electrochemical stability of synthesized WC@C & Pt/WC@C for alcohol oxidation (methanol/ethanol), Journal of Alloys and Compounds 665 (2016) 186-196.
  • P. Singla, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Study of photocatalytic degradation of environmentally harmful phthalate esters using Ni-doped TiO2 nanoparticles, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 13 (2016) 849-856.
  • Manish Mittal, Manoj Sharma, O.P. Pandey, Fast and Quick degradation properties of doped and capped ZnO nanoparticles under UV-Visible light radiations, Solar Energy 125, 51-64 (2016).
  • Chandni Khurana, Purnima Sharma, O.P. Pandey, B. Chudasama, Synergistic effect of metal nanoparticles on the antimicrobial activities of antibiotics against biorecycling microbes, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 32, 524-532 (2016).
  • Aayush Gupta, Gourav Singla, O.P. Pandey, Effect of synthesis parameters on structural and thermal properties of NbC/C nano composite synthesized via in-situ carburization reduction route at low temperature, Ceramics International 42(11) 13024-13034 (2016).
  • Gurbinder Kaur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, B. Chudasama and V. Kumar, Combined and individual doxorubicin/vancomycin drug loading, release kinetics and apatite formation for the CaO-CuO-P2O5-SiO2-B2O3 mesoporous glasses, RSC Advaces 6, 51046 (2016).
  • Loveleen K Brar, Gourav Singla and O.P. Pandey, Role of carbon in structural evolution during single step synthesis of nano Tantalum Carbide, RSC Advaces 6, 109174 (2016).
  • K. Sood, K. Singh, S. Basu and O.P. Pandey, Optical, thermal, electrical and morphological study of La 1-x Ca x GaO 3-δ (x= 0, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20) electrolyte, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36(13) 3165-3171 (2016).
  • C. Khurana, A.K. Vala, N. Andhariya, O.P. Pandey and B. Chudasama, Influence of antibiotic adsorption on biocidal activities of silver nanoparticles, IET Nanobiotechnology 10 (2), 69-74 (2016).
  • S. Verma, O.P. Pandey, A. Paesano, P. Sharma, Structural and magnetic properties of Co Ti substituted barium hexaferrite thick films, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 678, 284-289 (2016).
  • S. Garg, S. Thakur, Aayush Gupta, G. Kaur and O.P. Pandey, Antibacterial and anticancerous drug loading kinetics for (10-x) CuO-xZnO-20CaO-60SiO2-10P2O5 (2 ≤ x ≤ 8) mesoporous bioactive glasses, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Med. 28:11 (2017).
  • S. Kumar, S.K. Sharma and O.P. Pandey, Analysis of volume dependence of thermal expansivity for NaCl, Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics 55(4) 293-296 (2017).
  • Paramjyot Kumar Jha, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh, Optimization of high conducting Na3Zr2Si2PO12 phase by new phosphate salt for solid electrolyte, Silicon 9, 411 (2017).
  • Bhupinder Kaur, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey and Samita Thakur, Influence of modifier on dielectric and ferroelectric properties of aluminosilicate glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 465, 26-30 (2017).
  • M. Kaur, G. Kaur, O.P. Pandey, K. Singh and V. Kumar, Influence of CaO/MgO ratio on the crystallization kinetics and interfacial compatibility with Crofer 22APU and YSZ of strontium based alumino-borosilicate glasses for SOFC applications, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42(25) 16244-16257 (2017).
  • Rameez Ahmad Mir, Piyush Sharma and O.P. Pandey, Thermal and structural studies of carbon coated Mo2C synthesized via in-situ single step reduction carburization, Scientific Reports 7, 3518 (2017).