Dr. Padmakumar Nair

Dean & Professor , LM Thapar School of Management , Organization,Strategy and International Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Dr. Padmakumar Nair

Dean & Professor , LM Thapar School of Management , Organization,Strategy and International Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Contact


padmakumar.nair[at]thapar.edu

Education


Dr. Eng. (1998), University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

MBA (1999), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.

Ph. D. (1993), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

M. Tech. (1987), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India

"Management is probably one of the most important of all the human activities one can think of. As an area of learning and practice, it is also the most ubiquitous. As a teacher my passion is to instill excitement in students about learning and practicing management for the good of humanity."

"From early on, I always wanted to be a teacher. My first University level teaching experience was during my B.Tech. days at the Indian School of Mines (now IIT Dhanbad) where my chemistry professor let me teach few classes on thermodynamics. Thermodynamics continued to be my passion and I have used this beautiful science in my doctoral studies too. I have even written a working paper on understanding the phenomena of nucleation and growth of organizations using the basic principles of thermodynamics."

"My teaching is heavily influenced by both my training in physical sciences and the new found interest in organizing, managing and leading (OML). In the last few years I found teaching sustainability most rewarding because it requires the application of knowledge from psychology to physics, management to materials science, energy engineering to ethics etc. This interdisciplinarity is both challenging and exciting - making it uniquely rewarding for me as a teacher."

"In the last few years I have developed a keen interest in evolutionary psychology and behavioral Economics and have already started incorporating ideas from these disciplines in my OML and strategy classes."

"I want to make all my students passionate problem solvers. I also constantly remind them that a solution to a problem becomes a solution only when the problem really gets solved, until then it is just an intention or an idea!"

"Also I encourage my students to always remember that LIFE IS ALL ABOUT MAKING CHOICES and my duty as a teacher is to show them the mirror so that they not only remember the choices they have made, but also reflect on the potential consequences and opportunity costs of their choices."

Publications


http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GFZpB4MAAAAJ&hl=en

PATENTS

  1. Padmakumar Nair (K-N.P. Kumar), K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, European Patent Application No. NL/08.01.93/ NL 9300038 dated Jan. 05th 1994.

  1. Padmakumar Nair (K-N.P. Kumar) and P.W. Lednor, US Patent # 5,658,497, International Patent Application No. PCT/EP95/04713, dated August 19th, 1997.

BOOK CHAPTER(S)

  1. Divya Bhutani, Kimberly Flicker, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen “Is Social Entrepreneurship Transformational Leadership in action?” in Patterns in Social Entrepreneurship Research" (Edward Elgar), Edited by Jill Kikul and Sophie Bacq 2012

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Peter van der Sijde, P Nair, Wim During, “Graduates' Perception of Employment in SMEs and Large Enterprises,” International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 4 No. 6 (2013)

  1. S.K. Sharma, Himanshu Gupta, L.P. Purohit, K.-N.P. Kumar, BoGyun Kim, R. Kumar, R.M. Mehra, “Optical properties of Se or S-doped hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films with annealing temperature and dopant concentration”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509 (2010) 3338–3342

  1. Suminto Winardi, Rino R. Mukti, K-N. P. Kumar,  Junzheng Wang, Wilfried Wunderlich, and Tatsuya Okubo, “Critical Nuclei Size, Initial Particle Size and Packing Effect on the Phase Stability of Sol-Peptization-Gel-Derived Nanostructured Titania”, Langmur, 26(7), 4567–4571 (2010)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, D.J. Fray, J. Nair, F. Mizukami and T. Okubo, “Alcohol washing as a way to stabilize the anatase phase of nanostructured titania through controlling particle packing” J Mater Sci., DOI 10.1007/s10853-009-3819-7 (2009)

  1. Shuqiang Jiao, K-N. P. Kumar, Kamal Tripuraneni Kilby, Derek J. Fray, “Preparation and electrical properties of xCaRuO3/(1 _ x)CaTiO3 perovskite composites”, Materials Research Bulletin 44 1738–1742 (2009)

  1. S.K. Sharma, K-N.P. Kumar, K.J. Kang and R.M. Mehra, “Effect of illumination on hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films doped with chalcogens” J. Non. Cryst. Solids., vol. 355, 31-33, 1638-1643 (2009)

  1. Jeff Hicks and Padmakumar Nair, “If You Cannot Solve The Problem, Change It! Techniques For Effective Problem Design”, Journal of Practical Consulting, Vol. 3 Iss. 2, pp. 14-21 (2009)

  1. Jeff Hicks, Padmakumar Nair and Celeste Wilderom, “What if we shifted the basis for consulting from knowledge to knowing?  Exploring an alternative approach to consulting practice”, Management Learning, Vol 30 (3) July (2009)

  1. K. Prabhakaran, J. Kurian, K-N.P. Kumar and Y. Chabal, “Formation of periodic nanostructure network through substrate-mediated assembly”, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 255, Issue 5, Part 1, 30 December (2008)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, D.J. Fray, J. Nair, F. Mizukami and T. Okubo, “Enhanced Phase Transformation without Exaggerated Particle Growth in Nanostructured Titania” Scrpta. Mater, Vol 57/8 pp 771-774 (2007)

  1. Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, Giel B. M. Doesburg, Jan G. Van Ommen, Julian R. H. Ross, and Anthonie J. Burggraaf and Fujio Mizukami, “Pore Structure Evolution of Lanthana–Alumina Systems Prepared through Coprecipitation”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 83 [8]: 1942-1946, (2000)

  1. Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, Giel B. M. Doesburg, Jan G. Van Ommen, Julian R. H. Ross, and Anthonie J. Burggraaf and Fujio Mizukami, “Sintering of Lanthanum Zirconate”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 82 [8]:2066-72, (1999)

  1. Padmakumar Nair, J. Nair, Anuj Raj, Kazuyuki Maeda, Fujio Mizukami, Tatsuya Okubo and Hiroyuki Izutsu, "Critical Nuclei Size Effect in the Densification of Nanostructured Niobia Ceramics", Materials Res. Bulletin (34, 3, 1999)

  1. Jalajakumari Nair, Padmakumar Nair, F. Mizukami, O. Oozawa, and T. Okubo, "Microstructure and Phase Transformation Behaviour of Doped Nanostructured Titania", Materials Res. Bulletin (34, 8, 1999)

  1. J. Nair, Padmakumar Nair, E. B. M. Doesburg, J. G. Van Ommen, A. J. Burggraaf, F. Mizukami, “Textural stability as a characterization tool of high temperature catalysts” Mat Res Innovat 2 [2], 72-78 (1998)

  1. Martine Salou, Yoshimichi Kiyozumi, Fujio Mizukami, Padmakumar Nair, Kazuyuki Maeda and Shuichi Niwa, “Influence of Solid-state Transformation Time on the Nucleation and Growth of Silicalite 1 Prepared From Layered Silicate”, J. Materials Chem., 8 [9], 2125-2132 (1998)

  1. Gyula Tasi, Fujio Mizukami, Istvan Palinko, Jozef Csontos, Werner Gyorffy, Padmakumar Nair, Kazuyuki Maeda, Makoto Toba, Shuichi Niwa, Yoshimichi Kiyozumi and Imre Kirichi, “Enumeration of the Conformers of Unbranched Aliphatic Alkanes”, J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 7698-7703 (1998)

  1. Padmakumar Nair, F. Mizukami, Jalajakumari Nair, M. Salou, Y. Oozawa, H. Izutsu, K. Maeda and T. Okubo, " Pore-structure stabilization of nanostructured rutile titania containing a "structure-directing second-phase stabilizer""  Materials Res. Bulletin, 33 [10] 1495-1502 (1998)

  1. J. Nair,  Padmakumar Nair,  J.G. van Ommen, J.R.H. Ross and A.J. Burggraaf, "Effect of post-precipitation treatment on the pore-structure stability of sol-gel derived lanthanum zirconate",  J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 81, 1487 (1998).

  1. J.. Nair,  Padmakumar Nair,  J.G. van Ommen, J.R.H. Ross , A.J. Burggraaf and F. Mizukami,  "Influence of peptisation and ethanol washing on the pore structure evolution of sol-gel  derived alumina catalyst supports" J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 81, 2709-12 (1998)

  1. Padmakumar Nair, J. Nair, E.B.M. Doesburg, J.G. van Ommen, J.R.H. Ross , A.J. Burggraaf, Y. Oosawa  and F. Mizukami , "Porous Nanocomposites 2: Pore-Structure Stability of Pure ZrO2, ZrO2 (matrix)-Al2O3 and Al2O3 (matrix)-ZrO2 Nanocomposites"  J. Porous Materials 6 (1): 69-76 (1999)

  1. J.. Nair,  Padmakumar Nair,  J.G. van Ommen, E.B.M. Doesburg , A.J. Burggraaf and F. Mizukami "Preparation and Characterization Of Lanthanum Zirconate, J. Mat. Sci., 33:4517-4523 (1998)

  1. Padmakumar Nair, T. Okubo, F. Mizukami, J. Nair. K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, " High Temperature Catalyst Supports and Ceramic Membranes: metastability and particle packing", AIChE J., 43 [11A] 2710 (1997)

  1. H. Izutsu, Padmakumar Nair and F. Mizukami, "Structure and Properties of TiO2-SiO2 prepared by Sol-Gel Method in the Presence of Tartaric Acid", Mater. Res. Bull., 32, 9, 1303-1311 (1997)

  1. H. Izutsu, Padmakumar Nair and F. Mizukami, "Physical Stabilization of Anatase (TiO2) by Freeze Drying", J. Mater. Chem., 7(6), 855-856 (1997)

  1. H. Izutsu, F. Mizukami, Padmakumar Nair, Y. Kiyozumi and K. Maeda, "Preparation and Characterization of Porous Silica Spheres by the Sol-Gel Method in the Presence of Tartaric Acid", J. Mater. Chem., 7, 767-771 (1997)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, J. Tranto, Jalajakumari Kumar, J.W. Høj and J.E. Engell, "Pore-Structure Stability and Phase Transformation in M (M=La,Ce,Nd,Gd,Cu,Fe)-doped Porous Nanostructured Alumina Membranes", J. Mater. Sci. Lett., 15, 266-270 (1996)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, Jalajakumari Kumar, K. Keizer, T. Okubo, M. Sadakata and J. Engell, "Pore-Structure Stabilization by Controlling the Particle Coordination", J. Mater. Sci. Lett., 14, 1784-87 (1995)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, "Growth of Rutile Crystallites During the Initial Stage of Anatase-to-rutile Transformation in Pure Titania and in titania-alumina nanocomposites", Scripta Metallurgica and Materialia , 32 [6], 873-877 (1995)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, "Porous Nanocomposites as Catalyst Supports Part I.  'Second phase stabilization', Thermal Stability and anatase-to-rutile transformation in titania-alumina nanocomposites", Appl. Catal., 119 [1], 163-183 (1994)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, J. Tranto, B.N. Nair, Jalajakumari Kumar, J.W. Høj and J.E. Engell, "Effect of Sintering Atmosphere on the Pore-Structure Stability of Ce-Doped Nanostructured Alumina", Mat. Res. Bull., 29 [5], 551-558 (1994)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, Jalajakumari Kumar and K. Keizer, "Effect of Peptization on the Densification and Phase Transformation Behaviour of Sol-Gel Derived Nanostructured Titania", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 77 [5], 1396-1400 (1994)

  1. R.S.A. de Lange, K-N.P. Kumar, J.H.A. Hekkink, G.M.H. van de Veld, K. Keizer, A.J. Burggraaf, W.H. Dokter, H.F. van Garderen and T.P.M. Beelen,"Microporous SiO2 and SiO2/MO2 (M is Ti, Zr or Al) For Ceramic Membrane Applications; A Microstructural Study of the Sol-stage and the Consolidated State", J. Sol-gel Science and Technology, 2, 489-495 (1994)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, "Stabilization of the Porous Texture of Nanostructured Titania by Avoiding a Phase Transformation", J. Mater. Sci. Let., 13, 59-61 (1994)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer, A.J. Burggraaf, "Textural Evolution and Phase Transformation in Titania Membranes: I Unsupported membranes", J. Mat. Chem., 3, 1141-1149 (1993)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer, A.J. Burggraaf, T. Okubo, and H. Nagamoto, "Textural Evolution and Phase Transformation in Titania Membranes: II Supported membranes", J. Mat. Chem., 3, 1151-1159 (1993)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, "Textural Stability of Titania-Alumina Composite Membranes", J. Mat. Chem., 3, 917-922 (1993)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer, A.J. Burggraaf, T. Okubo, and H. Nagamoto, "Synthesis and Textural Properties of Rutile Membranes" J. Mat. Chem., 3, 923-929 (1993)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer, A.J. Burggraaf, T. Okubo, S. Morooka and H. Nagamoto, "Densification of Nanostructured Titania Assisted by a Phase Transformation", Nature (London), 358, 48-51 (1992)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, V.T. Zaspalis, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, "Drying Process in the Formation of Sol-Gel Derived TiO2 Ceramic Membranes", J. Non. Cryst. Solids., 147 & 148, 375-381 (1992)

  1. J.H.L. Voncken, C. Lijzenga, K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer, B.C. Bonekamp and A.J. Burggraaf, "A New Method for the Measurement of Stress During Drying of Thin Gel Layers Produced During the Formation of Ceramic Membranes", J. Mat. Sci. 27, 472-478 (1992)

  1. H.K. Varma, K-N.P. Kumar, K.G.K. Warrier and A.D. Damodaran, "Silver-YBCO Composite Derived From Citrate Gel", Supercond. Sci. Technol., 3, 73-75 (1990)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, R. Ramesh, K. Seshan and V.C.S. Prasad, "Liquid-Phase Sintering of Lead Borosilicate Glass-Alumina Composites", J. Mat. Sci. Lett., 9, 663-665 (1990)

  1. H.K. Varma, K-N.P. Kumar, K.G.K. Warrier and A.D. Damodaran, "Thermal Decomposition of Citrate Precursor for 1-2-3 High-Tc Superconductor", J. Mat. Sci. Lett., 8, 1313-1316 (1989)

  1. H.K. Varma, K-N.P. Kumar, K.G.K. Warrier and A.D. Damodaran, "Effect of K2O on the Sintered Microstructure of Preseodymium-Doped ZnO Varistors", J. Mat. Sci. Lett., 8, 974-976 (1989)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar and A.D. Damodaran, "Sintering of Solution Infiltered SnO2 Ceramics", J. Mat. Sci. Lett., 1425-1426 (1989)

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, V.C.S. Prasad, P.S. Mukherjee and P.G. Mukunda, "Behaviour of Lead Borosilicate Glass/Alumina Composite in the Temperature Range 900-1100oC", Mat. Sci. & Eng., B5, 1-4 (1989)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. Bhutiani, D, and Padmakumar Nair, Invited talk on “Embedding Sustainability” at the AACSB 2019 Asia Pacific Annual Conference on 21-23 October in Seoul, South Korea., 2019

  1. Bhutiani, D., Hota, P., & Padmakumar Nair, “Socio-Cultural Limits of Transformational Leadership in the Indian Context” at the European Academy of Management (EURAM), Lisbon, Portugal, June 27, 2019.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Hota, P. & Padmakumar Nair, “Reconceptualizing Social Entrepreneur in Social Enterprises” at 15th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Los Angeles, Nov 2-3, 2018

  1. Bhutiani, D., Kumar, R. & Padmakumar Nair, “Bringing Community inside the Boardroom: A Successful Strategy to Earn Social License” at IABS Conference in Hong Kong on June 5-10, 2018.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Kumar, R. & Padmakumar Nair, “Bringing Community inside the Boardroom: A Successful Strategy to Earn Social License” at FORE International Sustainability Conference (FISC) in New Delhi, India on January 13, 2018. 

  1. Bhutiani, D., Kumar, R. & Padmakumar Nair, “Success of family businesses expanding internationally: Impact of founder’s multi-cultural exposure” at International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Family Business (ICEFB) at IIT Mumbai, India on January 9, 2018.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair and Groen, A., PDW on “Reframing for Policy Innovation Under Resource Constraints in Asia – An Indian Experience " Academy of Management Meeting (AOM), Chicago, USA, August 11, 2018.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair and Groen, A. “Developing Responsible Management Education through Reframing Social Issues: An Interview and Discussion” at European Higher Education Society (EAIR) 39th Annual Forum, Porto, September 4, 2017.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair, Dess, G.G., and Groen, A. "Institutionalizing Sustainability Mindset Amongst Stakeholders: Case of Interface Carpet" at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), Atlanta, USA, August 7, 2017.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Kumar, R. & Padmakumar Nair “Limits of Transformational Leadership in   Collectivist Societies” at Asia Academy of Management conference (AAOM), Fukuoka, Japan, June 19-21, 2017. 

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair and Groen, A. “Instilling Sustainability Mindset: Science, Practice and Philosophy” at Education for Sustainability Asia Conference, National Institute of Education, NTU, Singapore on May 2nd, 2017. 

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair and Groen, A. “Reframing: Pedagogy from Practice - The Case of Interface Inc. at Sustainability Ethics Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference in Puerto Rico, March 1st, 2017.

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair and Groen, A. “Can Sustainability Education at Business Schools Instill Social Entrepreneurial Mindset?” 13th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, USA., 2016

  1. Bhutiani, D., Padmakumar Nair & Groen, A. “Boosting Academic Entrepreneurship through Reframing Social Issues: An interview and Discussion” at European Academy of Management (EURAM), Paris. 2016

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, PDW on “Teaching Sustainability to Managers: Framing as an Effective Pedagogical Tool” at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), Anaheim, California, USA., 2016

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Transformational Mind-set through Social Entrepreneuring”, PDW on “Teaching Sustainable Strategies to Managers: Science, Practice and Philosophy” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada August 6-11, 2015. 

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Re-conceptualizing Entrepreneur in the Entrepreneurial process”, HTSF Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 3-5, 2015. 

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, Poster presentation titled, “Social entrepreneurship, transformational leadership and emergence of sustainable organizations’ at NIKOS, University of Twente. 2015

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “On Developing
    Transformational and Sustainable Organizations.” 12th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, USA. 2015

  1. Piyush Verma, Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Teaching Sustainability to Managers” International Greening Education Event, European Organization for Sustainable Development, Karlsruhe, Germany. 2015

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Regulation-to-Innovation: Reframing the Business Education Quality Debate in India", 37th Forum of EAIR (European Higher Education Society), Krems, Austria. 2015

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair, Aard Groen and Rainer Harms, “Entrepreneur’s Theory of Life and Founding of Enterprises (Evolution of Institutions)”, 18th G Forum Annual Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference, Oldenburg, Germany, Nov 13-14, 2014. 

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Can Social Entrepreneurship Save Indian Higher Education?” 11th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Boston, USA, Nov 4-6, 2014.

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Theory of Life of Entrepreneurs: Are Social Entrepreneurs Different?” 11th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Boston, USA, Nov 4-6, 2014.

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Regulation-to-Innovation: Reframing the Business Education Quality Debate in India", Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, August 1-5, 2014. 

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Entrepreneur’s Theory of Life and Founding of Enterprises (Evolution of Institutions)”, HTSF Conference, Oldenzaal, The Netherlands, June 17-18, 2014. 

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Is Hybridity a Necessary Condition to Building Sustainable Businesses?” at Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Academic Research Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 22-23, 2014.

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Who is Standing in Front of You? Who is Sitting Next to You? A Social Entrepreneurial Approach to Improving Quality of Business Education in India” at Indian Academy of Management (IAM) Conference, IIM Ahmedabad, December 12-14, 2013.

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Is Hybridity a Necessary Condition to Building Sustainable Businesses?” at 10th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Nov 6-8, 2013.

  1. Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Who is Standing in Front of You? Who is Sitting Next to You? A Social Entrepreneur’s View of the Quality of Business Education in India" at 9th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, Nov 7-9, 2012

  1. Michael Seeligson, Divya Bhutiani, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Entrepreneurial Intention across Cultures: A Four Nation Study" at 10th Workshop on International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, EIASM, Reykjavik, Iceland, October 19-20, 2012.

  1. Divya Bhutani, Padmakumar Nair, Jeff Hicks, Aard Groen and, “Improving the Quality of Business Education in India: Reframing the Accreditation Debate Based on Free Market Principles, Indian Academy of management Conference 201, Bangalore, India, Dec. 18-20, 2011

  2. Divya Bhutani, Kimberly Flicker, Padmakumar Nair and Aard Groen, “Is Social Entrepreneurship transformational Leadership in action?” at 8th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, USA, Nov 2-4, 2011. 

  1. Divya Bhutani, Jeff Hicks and Padmakumar Nair, “Accreditation of Business Education in India: Practicing What We Preach”, Eastern Academy of Management Conference (I-EAM), Bangalore, India, June 26-30, 2011

  2. Rino R. Mukti , Suminto Winardi, Junzheng Wang, Wilfried Wunderlich, K-N.P. Kumar and Tatsuya Okubo, “Sol-peptization-gel derived nanostructured titania: Influence of critical-nuclei-size, initial particle size and packing on the phase stability of anatase”, MRS Spring meeting, San Francisco, April 2011

  3. K-N.P. Kumar et al., “Influence of peptization, washing and drying methods on particle packing, phase transformation and pore-structure stability of alkoxide derived nanostructured titania”, The Third International Conference on the Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality Advanced Materials, and Joining Technology for New Metallic Glasses and Inorganic Materials (ICCCI), Kurashiki, Japan, Sept. 6-9, 2009

  4. K-N.P. Kumar, “Phase transformation assisted processing of nanaostructured titania ceramics”,  8th Japan–Korea Symposium on Materials & Interfaces, Hokaido, Japan, November 5-7, 2008

  5. K-N.P. Kumar, “Revising the critical-nuclei-size-effect (CNSE) in the metastable-to-stable transformation of nanostructured titania”, International Conference on Advanced Materials and Composites (ICAMC-2007), Thiruvananthapuram, India, October 24-26 2007

  6. P. Nair, F. Mizukami, J. Nair, Y. Oosawa, H. Izutsu, K. Maeda and T. Okubo, “Pore-Structure Stabilisation of Nanostructured Titania Using a “Structure-Directing-Second Phase Stabilizer”,  IUMRA-ICA-97, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan, Sept. 16-18, 1997.

  7. K-N.P. Kumar, 'Processing of Dense and Porous Nanostructured Titania', Swedish Ceramic Institute (SCI), Goteborg, Sweden, 21st October, 1993

  8. K-N.P. Kumar, 'Nanostructural Evolution in Porous and Dense Nanostructured Titania Ceramics: A Precursor Engineering Approach', Reference Group Meeting, Centre for Advanced Technical Ceramics, Riso, Denmark, 6th October 1993

  9. K-N.P. Kumar, 'Processing of Nanostructured Ceramics', 1st Institute of Materials (E.Asia) Conference on "Recent Advances in Materials Technology", Singapore, 26th March, 1993

  10. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, 'Processing and Textural Stability of Porous and Dense Nanostructured Titania Ceramics', Boston, USA, MRS fall meeting, Nov., 1992

  11. K-N.P. Kumar, 'Processing and Textural Stability of Porous and Dense Nanostructured Titania Ceramics', Energy Research Centre (ECN), Petten, The Netherlands, 19th Jan. 1993.

  12. K-N.P.Kumar, 'Nanostructured Porous and Dense Materials', Joint Graduate Seminar of the Departments of Chemical Engineening and of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Cincinnati, USA, 24th April 1992

  13. K-N.P. Kumar, 'Processing and Textural Stability of Porous and Dense Nanostructured Titania Ceramics', Institute of Non-Metallic Materials, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 16th October 1992.

  14. Padmakumar Nair, F. Mizukami, and T. Okubo, “Pore-Structure Stability of Sol-Gel Derived Titania Based Nanocomposites”,  IUMRA-ICA-97, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan, Sept. 16-18, 1997

  15. Padmakumar Nair, T. Okubo, M. Sadakata, J. Engell and A.J. Burggraaf, "Strategies to Develop High Temperature Catalyst Supports and Ceramic Membranes", 5th World Chemical Engineering Congress, July 11 - 18, San Diego (1996)

  16. K-N.P. Kumar, V.T. Zaspalis, K. Keizer, A.J. Burggraaf, T. Okubo, S. Morooka and H. Nagamoto,'Nanostructural Evolution in Supported and Unsupported titania Membranes' Presented at the Spring meeting of MRS 1992 at San Franscisco, 1992

  17. K-N.P. Kumar, C. Ransijn, V.T. Zaspalis, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, 'Stress Relaxation During the Formation of Ormocer Membranes' Presented at the Spring meeting of MRS 1992 at San Franscisco, 1992

  18. K-N.P. Kumar, V.T. Zaspalis, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, 'Thermal Stability of Supported Titania Membranes' Presented at the Spring meeting of MRS 1992 at San Franscisco

  19. K-N.P. Kumar, V.T. Zaspalis, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, 'Drying Processes During the Formation of Sol-Gel Derrived Titania Membranes' Sixth International Workshop on Glasses and Ceramics from Gels, Siville (Spain) Oct. 5-11, 1991

  20. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, 'Stress Development During the Formation of Ceramic Membranes' EURO MAT '91, University of Cambridge, UK, 22-24 July 1991

  21. K-N.P. Kumar, J.H.L. Voncken, C. Lijzenga, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, 'Initial Stage of Formation of Ceramic Membranes Produced Through Sol-Gel Route' Internationa Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, ICOM '90, Chicago, U.S.A., Aug. 20-24, 1990

OTHER REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  1. K-N.P. Kumar, V.T. Zaspalis, F.F.M. De Mul, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf,"Thermal Stability of Supported Titania Membranes", Better Ceramics Through Chemistry V, MRS, 1992

  2. K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, "Stress Development During the Formation of Ceramic Membranes", Proc. 2nd Eur. Conf. Adv. Mater. Processes (1991), Vol. 3, pp. 204-10, Eds. T.W. Clyne and P.J. Withers, Inst. Mater., London

  3. C. Lijzenga, V.T. Zaspalis, C.D. Ransijn, K-N.P. Kumar, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, "Nanostructure Characterization of Titania Membranes', Key Eng. Mat., 61 & 62, 379-382 (1991)

  4. K. Keizer, K-N.P. Kumar, C. Lijzenga, V.T. Zaspalis and A.J. Burggraaf, "Stress Development During the Formation of Ceramic Membranes-Stressrelaxation in alumina-titania composite membranes during drying", Key Eng. Mat., 61 & 62, 433-436 (1991)

  5. H.K. Varma, K-N.P. Kumar, B. Jalajakumari, K.G.K. Warrier and A.D. Damodaran, "Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide (YBCO)-Polyethylene composites", Proc. Int. Conf. Adv. Compos. Mater. (1990), pp. 111-122, Ed. P. Ramakrishna, Oxford & IBH, New Delhi, India, 1991.

  6. K-N.P. Kumar, J.H.L. Voncken, C. Lijzenga, K. Keizer and A.J. Burggraaf, "Initial Stage of Formation of Ceramic Membranes Produced Through Sol-Gel Route", Proc. Int. Cong. Membranes and Membrane Processes, ICOM '90, Chicago, U.S.A., Aug. 20-24, 1990

  7. H.K. Varma, K-N.P. Kumar, K.G.K. Warrier and A.D. Damodaran, "Non-Ohmic Behaviour and Microstructure control of Rare Earth-Doped Zinc Oxide Containing Potassium Oxide", Diffus. Defect Data, Part B, B8-9, 549-553 (1990)

  8. J.H.L. Voncken, K-N.P. Kumar, S.P.M. Oude Vrielink, K. Keizer, B.C. Bonekamp and A.J. Burggraaf, "Process Parameters Influencing the Formation of Ceramic Membranes by Sol-Gel Techniques", Proceedings of the International Congress on Synthetic Membranes, Tubingen, Germany, 1989.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions:


  1. European Union Science & Technology Fellowship (1998)
  2. NEDO Fellowship, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan (1997),
    NEDO is the most prestigious research fellowship in Japan given to a young
    researcher.
  3. STA Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Japan (1995)
  4. Dr. K. S. Krishnan Memorial Department of Atomic Energy Doctoral
    Fellowship (1988), this is the most prestigious research fellowship in India
    given to a graduate student.
  5. Senior Research Fellowship of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    (1987)
  6. Stood First in the M.Tech. Examination (GPA 9.29/10.00), IIT, Kharagpur
    (1987)

 

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