Dr. Sreekumar Chockalingam
Principal Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
Advanced Carbon Products group
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Division Advanced Materials and Devices

Dr. Sreekumar Chockalingam, joined CSIR-NPL on 5thSeptember,1994 and currently serving Advanced Carbon Products Section under the Advance Materials and Devices Division as Principal Scientist. He received B. Sc. (Physics), M. Sc. (Physics) and M. Tech. (Microwave Electronics Engineering) degrees from Kerala University and Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1987, 1989 and 2003 respectively. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Ceramic Engineering from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, United States of America in 2007. His Ph. D. thesis work in silicon nitride ceramics led to a startup company in Alfred, New York with a small business innovation research grant of US$ 350,000 awarded by New York State Government. His Ph. D. thesis work was again recognized by DuPont company and awarded a grant of US$ 500,000 and under this grant he was offered a Senior Scientist position in Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA. His research interests are (1) Advanced Structural Oxide and Non-Oxide Ceramics, (2) Ceramic-Carbon Composites (3) Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coatings, (3) CNT and graphene, (4) Nanoindentation. Dr. Chockalingam believes in multidisciplinary research oriented technology development to solve 21st century’s problems. During the period from 1994 to 1999, he designed and developed a High Stable Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator and transferred the technology to an Indian Industry. Again in 2005, he developed an Ultra High Temperature Microwave Furnace and a SHS reactor. In 2010, he modified Microwave Plasma Enhanced CVD system suitable to produce CNT-Graphene composite thin films for field emission applications. Dr. Chockalingam has published more than 38 research articles in high impact factor Journals and delivered several invited talks in national and international symposiums.