Dibakar Behera

Associate Professor and Asst. Controller Of Examinations

June 2004 – July 2008 Senior Research Fellow, Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur, India. August 1996 – May 2002 Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry, Nabaghana College, Bhadrak.

25th July 2008 – Till date Asso. Professor, School of Applied Sciences (Chemistry), KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

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Educational Qualification
M.Sc.(1996): Chemistry(specialization: Organic Chemistry), University of Delhi, Delhi M.Tech.(2004): Materials Science, IIT Kharagpur Ph.D. (2009): Materials Science, IIT Kharagpur.

Research Interests
Polymer and polymer blend synthesis, Fabrication and characterization of different types of composites and nanocomposites

Outreach Activity
1. Distribution of Uranium and other water quality parameters in ground water sources in six coastal districts of Odisha -BRNS-DAE/Co-PI 2.Synthesis and characterization of hybrid geo-polymer matrices for intermediate level waste immobilization-UGC-DAE CSR/Co-PI 3. Vinyl ester/EPDM based immiscible polymer blend using MWCNTs as compatibilizer- A material for semiconductor device SERB, DST/PI 4. Vinyl Ester/PVDF/carbon fiber based hybrid composite laminate: A material for marine (defence) application UGC-DAE CSR/PI
Journals/Conferences :
1) S. K. Panda, P. Mohanty, D. Behera, and T. K. Bastia "ESOA modified unsaturated polyester hybrid networks: A new perspective"Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences,(Wiley), DOI: 10.1002/APP.44345, 2016.
2) S. K. Panda, D. Behera " Effect of red mud on mechanical and chemical properties of unsaturated polyester-epoxy bamboo fiber composites" , Materials Today:Proceeding (Elsevier), ISSN:2214-7853, 2017
3) A. Praharaj, D. Behera, Vinyl ester(BisGMA)/SEBS/f-MWCNTs based nanocomposites: Preparation and Applications, Rubber based Bio-nanocomposites: Preparation , (Springer), in Press, 2017
4) A.P. Praharaj, D. Behera, P. Rath, T. K. Bastia and A. K. Rout, “BisGMA-polyvinylpyrrolidone blend based nanocomposites reinforced with chitosan grafted f- multiwalled carbon nanotubes”: Results in Physics (Elsevier), Vol.5, pp.158-167, 2015.
5) Ankita Pritam Praharaj, Dibakar Behera, Tapan Kumar Bastia and Arun Kumar Rout, “Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes-reinforced Vinylester/Epoxy Blend based Nanocomposites: enhanced mechanical, thermal and electrical properties”: Journal of Nanotechnology, Vol.2015, pp. 1-8, 2015.
6) S.C. Asa, S.N. Bramha, A.K. Mohanty, T.K. Bastia, D. Behera, P. Rath Dynamics and quantification of dissolved metals in a highly contaminated river-estuarine system, , Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Science , 44(9), xx-xx, 2015.
7) S. Barik, S.N. Bramha, D. Behera, T.K. Bastia P. Rath Sequential Extraction of Different forms of Phosphorus in the Surface Sediments of Chilika lake, , Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-2217-5.
8) Ankita Pritam Praharaj, Dibakar Behera, Tapan Kumar Bastia and Arun Kumar Rout, “BisGMA/EPDM/amine functionalized MWCNTs based nanocomposites”: Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol.44 (5), pp. 266-275, 2015.
9) Ankita P. Praharaj, Dibakar Behera, Tapan K. Bastia and Arun K. Rout, “Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) coated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced BisGMA Nanocomposites”: Applied Polymer Composites, Vol.2(4), pp.213-227, 2015.
10) A.P. Praharaj, D. Behera, T.K. Bastia and A.K. Rout, “Hybrid Composite laminates from ESOA-BisGMA blend and 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) Treated Jute fiber”: American Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering, Vol.3(1), pp.1-12, 2015.
11) Ankita Pritam Praharaj, Priyabrata Mohanty, Dibakar Behera, Tapan Kumar Bastia and Arun Kumar Rout “2-hydroxyethyl acrylate grafted Jute Fibers/ Treated Coir Pith/ Vinyl ester Hybrid Composite Laminates”: American Journal of Materials Science and Technology,Vol.4 (1), pp. 31-46, 2015.
12) A.P. Praharaj, D. Behera, T.K. Bastia, P. Rath and P. Mohanty, “BisGMA/Jute Fiber/Fly Ash Hybrid Composites”: Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol.43 (5), pp. 263-270, 2014.
13) Ankita Pritam Praharaj, Dibakar Behera and Tapan Kumar Bastia, “Fabrication and Mechanical Properties of BisGMA/Amine Functionalised Paper Pulp Composites”: International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJIRSET), Vol.3 (5), pp.12718-12723, 2014.
14) A.P. Praharaj, D. Behera, T.K. Bastia, P. Rath, A.K. Rout, P.Mohanty, “Chitosan reinforced bisphenol-A glycidyldimethacrylate (BisGMA)/polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) blend based composites”: Applied Polymer Composites, Vol. 2(3), pp.151-166, 2014.
15) Ankita Pritam Praharaj and Dibakar Behera, “Mechanical and Chemical Effect of Chitosan on BisGMA/PEOZ Blend based Composites”: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Vol.3 (6), pp.2797-2801, 2014.
16) A.P. Praharaj, D. Behera, T.K. Bastia and P. Rath , “Characterization of Coir Pith/Jute Fiber/BisGMA Hybrid Composites”: International Journal of Advanced Chemical Science and Applications (IJACSA),Vol.1 (1), pp.12-15, 2013.
17) A.P. Praharaj, J. Kar, D. Behera, T.K. Bastia and P. Rath, “BisGMA/Thermoplastic Polymer Blends: A study of mechanical and corrosive properties”: Journal of Polymer Composites, Vol.1 (2), pp.1-10, 2013.