Previous and Current Positions:
July 2020 - Till Date
Principal Researcher, R & D, Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, India
October 2016 - June 2020:
Research Fellow, Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore
February 2015 - September 2016:
Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore
October 2014 - January 2015:
Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore
July 2010 - August 2015:
PhD at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
July 2008 - June 2010:
Research Associate, R & D, Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, India
Ph.D (2015): Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
M.Sc. Chemistry (2008): Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mine) Dhanbad, India
B.Sc. Chemistry Hons. (2006): Ravenshaw Autonomous College, Utkal University, Odisha, India [Now, Ravenshaw University]
Intermediate (2002): CHSE, Odisha, India
10th (2000): BSE, Odisha, India
# All-India rank-3, M.Sc. admission program (2006) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mine) Dhanbad, India.
# Recipient of merit-cum-means scholarship at Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mine) Dhanbad, India (2006-2008).
# National merit scholarship after Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree offered by Utkal University, Odisha, India.
# 2nd Position in B.Sc., Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
# Best Conference Paper Award: Suryakanta Nayak, A. K. Guin, T. K. Rout, N. Bandyopadhyay, D. K. Sengupta, “Characterization and performance evaluation of nano-hybrid Ti-Sol-Gel coatings”, World Corcon’09-TP 130, Sept. 20 – Oct. 1, 2009, Mumbai, India, NACE International Conference.
# Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): Qualified in 2010.
# Senior Research Fellowship, Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development (DMSRDE), Kanpur, India (June 2010 to June 2012).
# Senior Research Fellowship, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India (July, 2012 to October, 2014).
# Fondecyt postdoctoral fellowship (UNIV. DE CONCEPCION, Chile, South America) for the year 2015-2017 (as Principal Investigator).
# Postdoctoral position at Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (Oct, 2014 - Sept, 2016).
# Postdoctoral position at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (Oct, 2016-till date).
Member in Professional Bodies
# Life member of "The Society for Polymer Science, India" since 2012 (Membership Number: 72; Kharagpur Chapter).
# Professional Membership of "Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S)" for two years w.e.f. 23 June 2019 (Membership Number: ICMAT19-R1570).
# Life member of "Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society of India (4MSI)" since September 2020 (Membership Number: LM-0164).
Editorial Board Member
# Frontiers in Chemistry (Impact Factor = 5.545)
# Frontiers of Mechatronical Engineering.
# American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology.
Reviewer of Journals (Active)
# Energy and Environmental Science (RSC); IF = 39.714
# Nano Energy (Elsevier); IF = 19.069
# Journal of Materials Chemistry (RSC); IF = 14.511
# ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (ACS); IF = 10.383
# Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier); IF = 6.371
# European Polymer Journal (Elsevier); IF = 5.546
# Progress in Organic Coatings (Elsevier); IF = 6.206
# RSC Advances (RSC); IF = 4.036
# Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences (Wiley); IF = 3.057
# Polymer Bulletin (Springer); IF = 2.843
# ACS on campus (25th November, 2013) organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
# Workshop on "Get the Best from Scifinder and its New Features" organized by Central Library, IIT Kharagpur on 9th January, 2014, Venue: IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
# Author workshop jointly organized by Springer and IIT Kharagpur held on 12th February, 2014, Venue: IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
Safety Courses @ National University of Singapore
# Chemical Safety
# Chemical Spill Training
# Fire Safety & Fire Drill
# Biological Safety
# Risk Assessment Application Training
Dr. Suryakanta Nayak
Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5189-5519
Dr. Suryakanta Nayak was born in Cuttack, Odisha, India. He completed his school and intermediate from his hometown (Jagatsinghpur, Odisha) and studied B.Sc. in Ravenshaw Autonomous College, which is now known as Ravenshaw University situated on the bank of river Mahanadi, Cuttack, Odisha. Then, he did his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad.
He received his PhD degree from the first IIT and prestigious institute of India, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India under the supervision of Prof. Dipak Khastgir and Prof. Tapan Kumar Chaki in 2015.
Now, he is working as a Principal Researcher at R & D, Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, India. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Research Fellow with Prof. Aaron Voon-Yew Thean Link 1, Link 2 [Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost), National University of Singapore (NUS)]. He worked in Prof. Thean's research group from October 2016 to June 2020. During the above time, he led three research projects in Prof. Thean's research group. He also served as a chemical safety leader in the group. He also mentored three final year B.Tech projects with Prof. Aaron Thean. In NUS, he also worked with Dr. Soo Jin Adrian Koh (Link), Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (October 2014 to September 2016) as a Research Fellow. He has two years of pre-PhD industrial research/job experience from R & D, Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, India.
He has more than 20 international referred journal publications, 03 Indian patent (1 Granted, 2 submitted/filed), 04 International/US patents, 02 books, 04 book chapters, 1 news letter, and more than 20 conference papers to his credit.
(1) LCR meter and Navocontrol high frequency analyzer for dielectric analysis, (2) High resistance meter for volume/surface resistivity measurement, (3) TGA/DTA and DSC for thermal analysis, (4) DMA for thermo-mechanical analysis, (5) X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques for crystallographic study, (6) UV-Visible Spectroscopy, (7) FTIR spectroscopy, (8) Dynamic light scattering (DLS) for particle size analysis, (9) Universal testing machine for mechanical properties (Tensile/Tear Strength) measurement, (10) Image analyzer, (11) Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), (12) High resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), (13) Atomic force microscope (AFM, EFM, and KPFM), (14) X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), (15) Thermal conductivity test, (16) Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), (17) Humidity and salt spray test for accelerated corrosion resistance, (18) Kelvin probe for surface potential measurement, (19) Autolab electrochemical workstation, (20) Data acquisition (DAQ), (21) Laser Cutter, (22) Linear Actuator, (23) Source/Measurement Unit, (24) Asher-oxygen plasma, (25) 5-axis Optomec aerosol printer and more...