Materials Processing & Microsystems Laboratory

The Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) at the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) was created in 2005 to address the challenges in the area of advanced materials. The thrust area of work focuses on experimental research and development in nanomaterials processing for different applications. It comprises facilities to synthesize and characterize various functional nanomaterials. Recently, the centre is focused on the development of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC), nanohybrid materials for tissue engineering, structural nanocomposite materials for cutting tools and strategic application, opto-electronic materials for sensor of advanced materials including composites, energy storage and devices, Laser material processing, Fluoride filter for drinking water.

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National Conference on Advanced Functional Materials Processing and Manufacturing (NCAFMPM-2017)

February  02- 03, 2017

CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur

National Workshop on Machining & Machinability of Advanced Materials (NWMMAM-2016)

September 29- 30, 2016

CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur

National Workshop & Training Programme on Investment Casting Process Technology (NWIC-2016)

September 01- 02, 2016

CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur

National Conference on Investment Casting Process Technology (NWIC- 2015)

January 14, 2015


National Seminar on Advanced Functional Materials(NSAFM-2013)

January 24, 2013

CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur

International Conference on Investment Casting (ICIC- 2010)

January 22-24, 2010

CMERI, Durgapur

National Workshop & Training Programme on Investment Casting

September 17-20, 2007

CMERI, Durgapur

National Workshop on Machining & Machinability of Advanced Materials

March 29-30, 2007

CMERI, Durgapur

National Conference on Investment Casting (NCIC- 2006)

December 28-29, 2006

Osmania University, Hyderabad

National Workshop & Training Programme on Investment Casting

September 14-19, 2006

CMERI, Durgapur

National Symposium on Investment Casting (NSIC- 2006)

January 06-07, 2006

Sarat Sadan, Howrah

9th Japan-India Joint seminar on Manufacturing Science of Advanced Composites (ACM-9)

February 16-21, 2004

Tokyo, Japan

National Conference on Investment Casting (NCIC- 2003)

September 22- 23, 2003

CMERI, Durgapur

Projects List:  Phase field modeling of Microstructure evolution of Rheo Cast Billets Development & Mechanical Property Evaluation of Advanced Ceramics for Wear Resistant Applications Fabrication of diodes using zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures synthesized by Sol-gel technique for lasing action Synthesis and characterization of ZnO nanostructures for gas sensing applications Novel Silicon Based Anode Material for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries Lithium-Oxygen Battery Test Facility and studies on Air Breathing Electrode: An Initiative Towards a solution of potable water crisis in the fluoride affected rural parts of Birbhum District, West Bengal by adopting adsorption based method of defluoridation Improvement and deployment of developed defluoridation module for domestic uses- to be placed in Saldaha, Dhabuni, Balia, Kanglapahari, Madhabpur and Asanjola villages of the Birbhum district in West Bengal Development and Performance Modeling of Advanced Ceramic Insert for High Speed Machining Application Multifunctional electrodes and electrolytes for future technologies (MULTIFUN) Rheo-pressure die casting of Al-Mg2 Si-Si composite Development of Net Shape Alumina Dental Brackets by Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) Design and development of a versatile welding fixture for manufacturing of prototypes Facility:  Thermal Analyser UV-VIS-NIR Surface roughness FTIR UTM Optical Microscope with Image Analyzer Atomic Force Microscope Mini Dyn Dynamometer High Speed Imaging System Potentiostat/Galvanostat/EIS Analyser Benchtop X-ray Diffractometer Automated Inverted Research Microscope Thermo scientific make centrifuge FT-IR Spectrophotometer Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope Division Head E-mail: Research Area:  Manufacturing & Material Processing Service List:  UTM UV-VIS-NIR Thermal Analyzer Benchtop X-ray Diffractometer Thermo scientific make Centrifuge FT-IR Spectrophotometer Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope Mini Dyn Dynamometer Automated Inverted Research Microscope Potentiostat/Galvanostat/EIS Analyser High Speed Imaging System Fourier Transformation Infrared spectroscopy Atomic Force Microscope Achievement: 
  • Establishing the process technology for near net shape manufacturing of Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) components through Investment Casting.
  • Improvement of Cermets of WC-Co system by reinforcing with TiCN prepared through extended thermal plasma route
  • Nanocomposite ceramic cutting tool development for high speed machining
  • Product development through different Rapid Prototype (SLA, SLS, FDM) integrated-Investment casting process and delivered to different Industries
  • Technology of Ceramic Shelling process on expandable pattern transferred to three Industries
  • Technology of Hydroxyapatite biomaterials from natural resourced bio-waste like fish scale and egg shells
Division Head:  Nilrudra Mandal (1181) Scientist:  Ranajit Ghosh (1364) Nripen Chanda (1420) Soumen Mandal (1426) Shitanshu Chakraborty (1465) Poulomi Roy (1474) Technical Staff:  Palash Choudhury (1384) Saurav Halder (1439) Others:  Project Staff/Research Scholar Belongs To:  Director Department category:  R & D Groups