Saumen Mandal


Assistant Professor

Professional Experience: 

8.3 years of Professional experience out of which 6.3 years at NITK

Contact Details


Academic Background

Academic Backround: 

• Ph.D, IIT Kanpur (2012)
• M.Tech, IIT BHU (2006)
• B.Tech, University of Calcutta (2003)

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest: 

Thin film technology; Energy storage devices; Solution combustion synthesis; Large area printing; Marine bioceramics; Oxide and Non oxide advanced ceramics; Solution processed multifunctional oxide coatings.



Significant Projects

Significant Projects: 

(1) Project Title: All solution processed transparent low temperature synthesized Indium Zinc Tin Oxide based high performances thin film transistors for active matrix displays.
PI: Dr Saumen Mandal
Funding Agency: “Early Career Research Award” from SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH BOARD (SERB), Amount: 21 Lakhs (December, 2016 – December, 2019)

(2) Project Title: Academia-industry outreach program on conventional and advanced ceramic manufacturing for the next generation of ceramics and glass engineers.
PI: Prof. Bikramjit Basu
Co-PIs: Prof. B. V. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Uttam K. Ghorai, Dr. Saumen Mandal, Mr. Sabyasachi Roy, Dr. Debdutt Patro, Mr. N. M. Dube
Funding Agency: “The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, The American Ceramic Society”, Amount: 11000USD (November, 2018 – November, 2019)

Supervision of Ph.D

Supervision of Ph.D: 

3 completed 4 ongoing



Significant Publications

Significant Publications: 

(1) Ashritha Salian, Saumen Mandal, “Entropy stabilized multicomponent oxides with diverse functionality–a review”, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, Published online: 26 Feb 2021

(2) G. Manjunath, P. Nagaraju, Saumen Mandal, “Ultra-sensitive clogging free combustible molecular precursor-based screen-printed ZnO sensors: a detection of ammonia and formaldehyde breath markers”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 32 (2021) 5713–5728.

(3) V. R. Akhil Raj, Komalakrushna Hadagalli, Premanshu Jana, Saumen Mandal, “Improved Fracture Toughness and Crack Arrest Ability of Graphene–Alumina Nanocomposite”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 30 (2021) 1234–1244.

(4) G. Manjunath, Robbi Vivek Vardhan, Lakkimsetti Lakshmi Praveen, P Nagaraju, Saumen Mandal, “Room‑temperature detection of ammonia and formaldehyde gases by LaxBa1−xSnO3−δ(x=0 and 0.05) screen printed sensors: efect of ceria and ruthenate sensitization”, Applied Physics A 127 (2021) 116.

(5) Komalakrushna Hadagalli, Sulakshana Shenoy, Kaushal R Shakya, G Manjunath, Kartick Tarafder, Saumen Mandal, Bikramjit Basu, “Effect of Fe3+ substitution on the structural modification and band structure modulated UV absorption of hydroxyapatite”, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Published online 09 December 2020.

(6) Robbi Vivek Vardhan, Subodh Kumar, Saumen Mandal, “A facile, low temperature spray pyrolysed tungsten oxide (WO3): an approach to antifouling coating by amalgamating scratch resistant and water repellent properties", Bulletin of Materials Science, 43 (2020) 281.

(7) G. Manjunath, P. Nagaraju, Saumen Mandal, "A comparative study on enhancer and inhibitor of glycine nitrate combusted ZnO screen printed sensor: Detection of low concentration ammonia at room temperature", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 31 (2020) 10366–10380.

(8) Komalakrushna Hadagalli, Rahul Kumar, Saumen Mandal, Bikramjit Basu, “Structural, compositional and spectral investigation of prawn exoskeleton nanocomposite: UV protection from mycosporine-like amino acids”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 249 (2020) 123002.

(9) Pavan Pujar; Abhishesh Pal; Saumen Mandal, “Combustion aided in situ consolidation of high strength porous ceramic structures with a minimum thermal budget”, Materials Letters 265 (2020) 127410.

(10) Manjunath G, Sanjay Pujari, D. R. Patil, Saumen Mandal, “A scalable screen-printed high performance ZnO-UV and Gas Sensor: Effect of solution combustion”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 107 (2020) 104828.

(11) Abhishesh Pal, Komalakrushna Hadagalli, Poorvi Bhat, Vishesh Goel, Saumen Mandal, “Hydroxyapatite - A promising sunscreen filter”, Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, 56 (2020) 345–351.

(12) Manjunath G, Pavan Pujar, Bikesh Gupta, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, “Low-temperature reducible particle-free screen-printable silver ink for the fabrication of high conductive electrodes”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 30 (20) (2019) 18647–18658.

(13) Pavan Pujar, Bikesh Gupta, Pradyut Sengupta, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, “Sodium ion incorporated alumina - A versatile anisotropic ceramic”, The Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 39 (15) (2019) 4473-4486.

(14) Mayur Jiyalal Prajapati, Robbi Vivek Vardhan, Saumen Mandal, “Effect of Lanthanum on the phase evolution of perovskite barium stannate synthesized through polymerized complex method”, Ceramics International 45 (14) (2019) 17420.

(15) Pavan Pujar, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, “High-performance low voltage operation of indium zinc tin oxide thin film transistors using chemically derived sodium β-alumina dielectric”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 30(10) (2019) 9097–9105.

(16) Komalakrushna Hadagalli, Asish Kumar Panda, Saumen Mandal, Bikramjit Basu “Faster biomineralization and tailored mechanical properties of marine resource-derived hydroxyapatite scaffolds with tunable interconnected porous architecture”, ACS Applied Bio Materials .2019, 2, 5, 2171-2184.

(17) Ashritha Salian, Pavan Pujar, Saumen Mandal, “Facile in-situ formation of high conductive Ag and CuxOy composite films: a role of aqueous spray combustion”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 30 (3) (2019) 2888-2897.

(18) Pavan Pujar, Anusha P, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, “Investigation of sintering kinetics and morphological evolution of silver films from nano-dispersion”, Applied Physics A 124 (12), 831.

(19) G Manjunath, Robbi Vivek Vardhan, Ashritha Salian, Rashi Jagannatha, Mayank Kedia and Saumen Mandal, “Effect of annealing temperature assisted phase evolution on conductivity of solution combustion processed calcium vanadium oxide electrodes”, Bulletin of Materials Science 41 (2018) 126.

(20) Pavan Pujar, Robbi Vivek Vardhan, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, “A balancing between super transparency and conductivity of solution combustion derived titanium doped indium oxide: effect of charge carrier density and mobility”, Thin Solid Films 660 (2018) 267-275.

(21) Manjunath G, Anusha P, Ashritha Salian, Bikesh Gupta and Saumen Mandal, “Effect of O2, N2 and H2 on annealing of pad printed high conductive Ag-Cu nano-alloy electrodes”, Materials Research Express 5 (2018) 014014.

(22) Bikesh Gupta, Pavan Pujar, Sib Sankar Mal, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, “Retention of high dielectric constant sodium beta alumina via solution combustion: role of aluminum ions complexation with fuel”, Ceramics International 44 (2018) 1500-1511.

(23) Pavan Pujar, Srinivas Gandla, Mukesh Singh, Bikesh Gupta, Kartick Tarafder, Dipti Gupta, Yong-Young Noh and Saumen Mandal, “Development of low temperature stoichiometric solution combustion derived transparent conductive ternary zinc tin co-doped indium oxide electrodes”, RSC Advances 7 (2017) 48253–48262.

(24) Komalakrishna H, Shine Jyoth T.G, Biswanath Kundu, Saumen Mandal, “Low Temperature Development of Nano-Hydroxyapatite from Austromegabalanus psittacus, Star fish and Sea urchin”, Materials Today: Proceedings 4 (2017) 11933–11938.

(25) Soyeon Kim, Bernardi Sanyoto, Won-Tae Park, Seyul Kim, Saumen Mandal, Jong-Choo Lim, Yong-Young Noh, Jung-Hyun Kim, “Purification of PEDOT:PSS by Ultrafiltration for Highly Conductive Transparent Electrode of All-Printed Organic Devices”, Advanced Materials 8 (2016) 10149–10154.

(26) Saumen Mandal and Yong-Young Noh, “Printed Organic Thin-Film Transistor-Based Integrated Circuits”, Semiconductor Science and Technology 30 (2015) pp 064003.

(27) Saumen Mandal, Giorgio Dell'Erba, Alessandro Luzio, Sadir Gabriele Bucella, Andrea Perinot, Alberto Calloni, Giulia Berti, Gianlorenzo Bussetti, Lamberto Duò, Antonio Facchetti, Yong-Young Noh, and Mario Caironi “Fully-printed, all-polymer, bendable and highly transparent complementary logic circuits” Organic Electronics 20 (2015) pp 132–141.

(28) Saumen Mandal and Monica Katiyar, “Processing and performance of organic insulators as a gate layer in organic thin film transistors fabricated on polyethylene terephthalate substrate”, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 36(2013) pp 653-660.

(29) Ashish Gupta, Saumen Mandal, Monica Katiyar, Yashowanta N Mohapatra, “Film processing characteristics of nano gold suitable for conductive application on flexible substrates”, Thin Solid Films, Vol 520 (2012) pp 5664–5670.

(30) Siddhartha Omar, Saumen Mandal, Arjit Ashok, A.R. Harish, Monica Katiyar, “Organic Inverter: Theoretical Analysis Using Load Matching Technique”, Microelectronics Reliability, Vol 51 (2011) pp 2173–2178.



(1) Gold medalist in M. Tech. (Ceramic Engineering), IIT-Banaras Hindu University, 2006.
(2) Best poster award in “XVth International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices”, Solid State Physics Laboratory, Delhi & Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India on December 15-19, 2009.
(3) Best poster award in “International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT 2010)”, IIT Mumbai, India on February 17-20, 2010
(4) Best poster award in (a) “National Conference on Processing of Materials (NCOPOM18)”, September 19-21, 2018, NITK Surathkal, India and (b) “International Conference on Surface Engineering”, August 9th – 11th, 2018, IISc Bengaluru, India.
(5) Best poster award in (a) “International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICNano-2016)”, April, 21-23, 2016, Bangaluru, India and (b) “International Conference Smart Materials and Technologies for Emerging Electronics (IC-SMTEE-2016)”, February 19 and 20, 2016, Mangalore, India.
(6) “Invention Award” of USD 10000 from Intellectual Venture Asia for “PCT filing” (publication number WO/2014/162287) on 16th May, 2013.
(7) Post Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Nano Science and Technology, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Milan, Italy, on May,2013.
(8) “Gandhian Young Technological Award, 2014”- from Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions, India.
(9) Post Doctoral Fellowship, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea on October, 2014.

(1) Saumen Mandal, Dipti Gupta, Komalakrushna Hadagalli, Pavan Pujar, Shakya Kaushal Rajendraprasad, “Method and system for fabricating a porous ceramic structure using combustible pore former”, “Indian Patent”, Application Number 201841033533 dated 06/09/2018. (Filed)
(2) Saumen Mandal, Bikesh Gupta, Pavan Pujar, Komala Krishna Hadagalli, Robbi VivekVardhan, “Fabrication of High Conductive Metallic Films at Low Temperature”, IndianPatent 347677, 24 September, 2020.(Granted)
(3) S Mandal, M Katiyar, “Organic thin film transistors and methods for their manufacturing and use”, US Patent 9680097 B2, June 13, 2017.(Granted)
(4) Saumen Mandal, Rahul Sharma and Monica Katiyar, “A hybrid ink formulation and a method for preparing the same”, Indian patent 317139, Application Number 1161/DEL/2012 dated 16 th April, 2012. (Granted)

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