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Dr. Ajaya Kumar Behera

Ajaya Kumar Behera Name : Dr.   Ajaya Kumar Behera
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-8280098214
E-mail ID : ajayabehera(at)utkaluniversity(dot)ac(dot)in
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry-I & II (CH-402 & CH-409),
  • Photo Chemistry (CH-501)
  • Environmental Chemistry (CH-507)
  • Polymer Chemistry (CH-510),
  • Application of Spectroscopy (CH-514),
  • M.Phil.: General theory-I (CH-602)
  • Ph.D.: Techniques in Chemical Research-I (CH-702).
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Sibun Kumar Pradhan 2019 Development and characterization of bio-degradable natural fibre reinforced thermoplastic starch composite
      2 Smruti Ranjan Jena 2018 Development and characterisation of jute reinforced sapling pot
      3 Manas Ranjan Bhoi 2017 Conversion of plastic waste in to bio-diesel
      4 Chirasmayee Mohanty 2016 Comparative study of properties between natural and synthetic fibre reinforced bio- composites
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 “Fabrication and characterization of bio-degradable jute reinforced soy based green composites” Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ratan Kumar Basak, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, Carbohydrate Polymers, 88(1), 329–335, 2012. 2012-13
      2 “Optimization for the chemical synthesis of conducting poly(m-aminophenol) in HCl using ammonium persulfate” by Pradip Kar, Ajaya K. Behera, N.C. Pradhan, and B.Adhikari, High Performance Polymers, 22(4), 428–441, 2010. 2010-11
      3 “Doping of the processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) with inorganic acids”, Pradip Kar, Ajaya K. Behera, Narayan C. Pradhan, Basudam Adhikari, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics, 50(9), 1822–1833, 2011. 2011-12
      4 “Mechanical and biodegradation analysis of thermoplastic starch reinforced nano-biocomposites” Ajaya K. Behera, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 410 (2018) 012001 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/410/1/012001 2017-18
      5 “Synthesis of processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) having structure like keto derivative of polyaniline”, Ajaya Kumar Behera, Basudam Adhikari and Pradip Kar, Polymer Science Series B, 57(2), 159-166, 2015. 2014-15
      6 “Effect of nanoclay on hysic-mechanical properties and microbial degradation of jute reinforced soymilk based nano-biocomposites” Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Suvendu Manna, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, Polymer Engineering and Science, 54(2), 345–354, 2014. 2013-14
      7 “Development and characterization of plasticized starch based biocomposites with soy pulp as reinforcement filler” Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127(6), 4681–4687, 2013. 2013-14
      8 “Development and characterization of nanoclay modified soy resin based jute composite as an eco-friendly/green product” Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, Polymer Plastic Technology and Engineering, 52(8), 833–840, 2013. 2013-14
      9 “Physical and mechanical characterization of jute reinforced soy composites” Sridevi Avancha, Ajaya Kumar Behera, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, Journal of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, 32(18), 1380 – 1390, 2013 2013-14
    2. National Publications:
      1 “Comparative study of properties between nanoclay and soy pulp reinforced thermoplastic starch composites” Ajaya K. Behera, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, 2(4-6), 85–89, 2016. 2016-17
      2 “Jute Reinforced Nano-Biocomposite for Structural and Industrial Applications” Ajaya K Behera and Basudam Adhikari, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, 2(1), 11–15, 2015. 2015-16
      3 Lignocellulosic fiber reinforced soy composites: An alternative to plastic product”, Ajaya K. Behera, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International Vol-1, issue-6, ISSN-ISSN: 2394-3173 (Online) 2394-3173 (Print)., 2015-16
      4 Patent: 01: “Biodegradable and rigid natural resin matrix jute fiber reinforced composites” Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., S. R. Chowdhury, R. K. Basak, P. K. J. Mohapatra, R. Sen and B. Adhikari, Indian patent application No. 1136/KOL/2010, Oct. 11, 2010. 2013-14
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):

    1. Presented:
      1 “Natural fiber reinforced seedling pot: An innovative step for plastic free environment” Ajaya K. Behera, AMCA-2019, (23rd -24th Feb), Dept. of Chemistry, U.U., Bhubaneswar (National Conference).
      2 “Role of nano filler on improvement of mechanical properties of synthetic fiber reinforced composite” Ajaya K. Behera, NISM-2018 (24th -25th Dec), Advanced engineering materials research foundation (National Conference).
      3 “Environment friendly sapling pot for future application” Ajaya K. Behera, RAIMS-2018 (17-18th March), Dept. of Chemistry, VSSUT, Burla (National Conference).
      4 “Contribution of plastic to environmental change and development of jute composite as its replacement” Ajaya K. Behera, BIEMPM-2018 (20-21 January), Dept. of Botany, U.U., Bhubaneswar (National Conference).
      5 “Synthesis of conducting poly(m-aminophenol) and its application in methanol sensing” Ajaya K. Behera & Basudam Adhikari, RDOAC-2017 (18th March), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (National Conf).
      6 “Development and characterization of synthetic fiber reinforced bio-composites” Chirasmayee Mohanty & Ajaya K. Behera, RAMC 2017 (24th -26th Feb), Dept. of Chemistry, U.U., Bhubaneswar (International Conference).
      7 “Synthetic glass fiber reinforced soy composite: Fabrication to characterization” Ajaya K. Behera, ISCA 2016 (12th-13th December), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (National Conf).
      8 “Fully biodegradable low cost composite developed from natural fiber and green resin” Ajaya K. Behera, Ramkrishna Sen, Basudam Adhikari, NCAEM 2016 (23rd-24th July), GIET Gunupur, Odisha (National Conf).
      9 “Bio-resin based jute reinforced green composite as plastic alternate” Ajaya K. Behera, RAMSSEE 2015 (24th-25th December), IGIT Sarang, Odisha (National Conf).
      10 “Jute reinforced green composite: Characterization and Application” Ajaya K. Behera, STIDI 2015 (9th-11th December), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (National Conf).
      11 “From agricultural crops to mechanically strong green composite: A novel material of new era” Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari, RETICS 2014 (14th-15th November), Sambalpur University, Burla, Odisha (National Conf).
      12 “Development and characterization of low cost jute reinforced completely biodegradable nano-bio composites” Ajaya K. Behera, R. Samal, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari, RAFMM 2013, Municipal college, Rourkela, Odisha, India
      13 “Effect of nanoclay as reinforcement filler on the properties of jute composites” Ajaya K. Behera,Sridevi A. N., R. K. Basak, R. K. Sen, and B. Adhikari, MACRO 2010 (15th-17th Decenber), IIT Delhi, India (International conf) (Best poster award)
      14 “Effect of nanoclay on eco-friendly resin based natural fiber composites”, Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari, APM 2010 (20th-21st February) , CIPET Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (International conf)
      15 “Processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) and methanol sensing”, Ajaya K. Behera, P. Kar and B. Adhikari, RACE 2010 (30-31st Jan),Gunupur,Odisha,India (National conference).

    2. Published in proceedings:
      1 “Mechanical and biodegradation analysis of thermoplastic starch reinforced nano-biocomposites.” Ajaya Kumar Behera, ICFM-2017, (21st -23rd September), Gandhi Group of Institute, Bhubaneswar. Page 52-55
      2 “Innovation of Plastic: A boon or curse for the environmental pollution” Ajaya K. Behera, EIAHH 2016 (28th-29th September), M.S. College, Badamba, Cuttack, Odisha, India (National Conf). Page 19-25.
      3 “Effect of nano filler on improvement of physico-mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced soy composite” Ajaya K. Behera, NMNC 2016 (29th-30th Jan), KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (National Conf) Page 72-74
      4 “Thermoplastic starch reinforced soy pulp and cellulose composites: Development to Characterization” Ajaya K Behera, RAIMS 2015 (14th-15th November), VSSUT Burla, Odisha, India (National Conf) Page 60-63.
      5 “Bio-filler reinforced thermoplastic starch composites: Fabrication and characterization” Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari, APM 2014 (14th-16th February), CIPET, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (International conf)
      6 “Jute reinforced nanoclay modified soy composite: Bio-material for engineering application” Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A. N., R. K. Basak, R. K. Sen, and B. Adhikari, APM 2011 (25th-27th March), CIPET Chennai, India Page 1-14

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  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 Short term course on “Disaster Management conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.(29th July-4th August 2019)
    2 Orientation Programme on “Higher Education and Social transformation” conducted by UGC, HRDC, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. (24th nov-21st Dec 2017).
    3 Short term course on “Stress Management” conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. (20th to 25th July 2017)
    4 Participated in 95th DAE-BRNSIANCAS National Workshop on “Nuclear Sciences and Applications of radioisotopes” 15th May 2017 to 20th May 2017, Department of chemistry, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
    5 Participated in UGC sponsored National workshop on “Recent Advances in chemical sciences” 5th May 2017 conducted by Odisha Chemical Society Odisha and Salepur (Auto.) college, Cuttack
    6 Participated as Resource person in UGC sponsored national workshop on “Skill Enhancement in Chemical Sciences” conducted by P.G. Dept. of Chemistry, Utkal University Bhubaneswar on 18th Nov 2015.
    7 Refresher Programme on “Physical Sciences” conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. (18th Nov-9th Dec 2015)
    8 Participated in Workshop on “ICT in Higher study” 3rd -5th August 2015 conducted by Computer Science Department, Utkal University, BBSR
    9 Faculty Development Programme conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (20th- 26th March 2015)
    10 Participated in Science Academies’ Lecture workshop on “Organic and Inorganic Self Assembly, 21st -22nd Feb 2015 conducted by Department of chemistry, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
    11 Participated in DST sponsored “INSPIRE programme” at NIST, Berahmpur from 26th Nov-1st December 2012.
  2. Seminars:
    1 Attended the National Seminar on Future India: Science and Technology, 1st -2nd February 2019 by KIIT Bhubaneswar.
    2 attended the National Seminar on Teaching Chemistry: Present Scenario, 17th Regional Conference of Orissa Chemical Society, 1st November 2015. Bhimbhoi College, Rairakhol, Orissa, India.
    3 Attended the “UGC-DSA Sponsored National Seminar on “Advancement in Materials and Coordination Chemistry” held on 25th March 2015 at Department of Chemistry, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar
1 Selected by Orissa Public Service Commission-2011, for Jr. Lectureship in Chemistry.
2 Best poster award at MACRO-2010 conference, IIT Delhi
3 3rd National Award for Technology Innovation in Green Polymeric Materials & Products by Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC), Govt. of India
4 CSIR – UGC NET (LS) qualified in 2007
5 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified in 2006
  1. Teaching: 7 years
    1 Joined as Junior lecturer in chemistry at Rajendra (Junior) College, Bolangir from 17/11/2011 to 16/12/2014.
    2 Joined as Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Dept. of Chemistry, Utkal University from 17/12/2014 to till now
  2. Important Activities:
    1 Mess auditor of Vidyasagar Hall, IIT Kharagpur (from Dec 2006-May 2008)
    2 Silver medal winning illumination team member, Inter hostel competition, IIT Kharagpur 2007
    3 Worked as Joint Secretary of “The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University” from March 2015-June 2017.
    4 Board of studies member of P.N. Autonomous college, Khordha (2015-17) (2019-21)
    5 Board of studies member of Talcher (Autonomous) college, Anugul (2015-17) (2019-21)
    6 Worked as Treasurer of “The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University” from July 2017-May 2019.
    7 Working as executive board member of “The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University” from May 2019 to till now.
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Natural fibre reinforced sapling port; a Novel Material for replacing plastic.The projects sponsored by Utkal University as Seed grant (2017-19).
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Development and characterization of eco-friendly natural fiber reinforced composite as replacement of plastic” Raghunathjew (Degree) College, Cuttack, 16th January 2017.
    2 Fully degradable sapling pot from natural fiber and biodegradable resin” Ajaya Kumar Behera, IC-RTCBSMNPDD 2017, (03-05th March 2017), Dept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University, Berhampur, (International Conference).
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Assistant Superintendent of Gents Hostel-01(Gopabandhu Chhatravas), Utkal University (02/05/2016 to 10/07/2018)
    2 Science research committee (SRC) member in Deptt. Of Chemistry, U.U. from 2018
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
1 OSSTA awards in G.K. and Quiz at secondary School
2 Life member of “Odisha Chemical Society (OCS)” (LM/74/2014)
3 Life member of “Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)” (LMB2556)
4 Life member of “The Society for Energy Environment & Materials Science (SEEMS)”, Bhubaneswar (LM 0010)