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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. (IIT Kharagpur)
Phone No. : +91-8280098214
E-mail ID : ajayabehera(at)gmail(dot)com
  • 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
      1 Chirasmayee Mohanty 2016 Comparative study of properties between natural and synthetic fibre reinforced bio- composites Comparative study of properties between natural and synthetic fibre reinforced bio- composites
      2 Manas Ranjan Bhoi 2017 Conversion of plastic waste in to bio-diesel Conversion of plastic waste in to bio-diesel
      3 Smruti Ranjan Jena 2018 Development and characterisation of jute reinforced sapling pot Development and characterisation of jute reinforced sapling pot
      4 Sibun Kumar Pradhan 2019 Development and characterization of bio-degradable natural fibre reinforced thermoplastic starch composite Development and characterization of bio-degradable natural fibre reinforced thermoplastic starch com
    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
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 “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 -,
      2 “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. -,
      3 “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. -,
      4 “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. -,
      5 “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. -,
      6 “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 -,
      7 “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. -,
      8 “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. -,
      9 “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. -,
    2. National Publications:
      1 Ajaya Kumar Behera “Lignocellulosic fiber reinforced soy composites: An alternative to plastic product”, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, 1(6), 160â??164, 2015. ISSN: 2394-3173 (Online) 2394-3173 (Print). -,
      2 Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari “Development and characterization of plasticized starch based biocomposites with soy pulp as reinforcement filler”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127(6), 4681â??4687, 2013.ISSN: 0021-8995 (print); 1097-4628 (web) . Impact factor: 1.600 (2014). -,
      3 Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Suvendu Manna, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Effect of nanoclay on physico-mechanical properties and microbial degradation of jute reinforced soymilk based nano-biocomposites” Polymer Engineering and Science, 54(2), 345â??354, 2014. ISSN: 0032-3888 (print), 1548-2634 (Online). Impact factor: 1.441 (2014). -,
      4 Ajaya Kumar Behera, Basudam Adhikari and Pradip Kar “Synthesis of processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) having structure like keto derivative of polyaniline”, Polymer Science Series B, 57(2), 159-166, 2015. ISSN: 1560-0904 (print) 1555-6123 (web). -,
      5 Ajaya K Behera and Basudam Adhikari, “Jute Reinforced Nano-Biocomposite for Structural and Industrial Applications” Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, 2(1), 11â??15, 2015. ISSN: 2394-3173 (Online) 2394-3173 (Print). -,
      6 Patent filled: Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., S. R. Chowdhury, R. K. Basak, P. K. J. Mohapatra, R. Sen and B. Adhikari “Biodegradable and rigid natural resin matrix jute fiber reinforced composites”, Indian patent application No. 1136/KOL/2010, Oct. 11, 2010. -,
      7 Pradip Kar, Ajaya K. Behera, N.C. Pradhan, and B.Adhikari "Optimization for the chemical synthesis of conducting poly(m-aminophenol) in HCl using ammonium persulfate" by, High Performance Polymers, 22(4), 428â??441, 2010. ISSN: 0954-0083 (print) 1361-6412 (web) Impact factor: 1.286 (2014). -,
      8 Pradip Kar, Ajaya K. Behera, Narayan C. Pradhan, Basudam Adhikari “Doping of the processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) with inorganic acids”, , Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics, 50(9), 1822â??1833, 2011. ISSN: 0022-2348 (print) 1525-609X (online). -,
      9 Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ratan Kumar Basak, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari “Fabrication and characterization of bio-degradable jute reinforced soy based green composites”, Carbohydrate Polymers, 88(1), 329â??335, 2012. ISSN: 0144-8617 (print) 1879-1344 (online) Impact factor: 4.074 (2014). -,
      10 Sridevi Avancha, Ajaya Kumar Behera, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari “Physical and mechanical characterization of jute reinforced soy composites”, Journal of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, 32(18), 1380 â?? 1390, 2013.ISSNâ??: â??0731-6844 (print); 1530-7964 (web) Impact factor: 1.188 (2014). -,
      11 Ajaya Kumar Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari “Development and characterization of nanoclay modified soy resin based jute composite as an eco-friendly/green product”, Polymer Plastic Technology and Engineering, 52(8), 833â??840, 2013.ISSN: 0360-2559 (Print), 1525-6111 (Online) Impact Factor: 1.481 (2014). -,
      12 “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. -,
      13 “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. -,
      14 “Lignocellulosic fiber reinforced soy composites: An alternative to plastic product”Ajaya Kumar Behera, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, 1(6), 160–164, 2015. -,
      15 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. -,
    3. Review Articles:
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):
    1 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A. N., R. K. Basak, R. K. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Jute reinforced nanoclay modified soy composite: Bio-material for engineering application”, APM 2011, CIPET Chennai, India.
    2 Ajaya K. Behera “Thermoplastic starch reinforced soy pulp and cellulose composites: Development to Characterization”, RAIMS 2015, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha, India.
    3 Ajaya K. Behera, R. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Lignocellulosic fiber reinforced soy composite: An alternative to plastic product”, IC-IACPT 2015, Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha, India.
    4 Ajaya K. Behera, and B. Adhikari “Jute reinforced nano-biocomposite for structural and industrial application”, ENMAT 2015, Odisha Engineering College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
    5 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Bio-filler reinforced thermoplastic starch composites: Fabrication and characterization”, APM 2014, CIPET, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
    6 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari “From agricultural crops to mechanically strong green composite: A novel material of new era”, RETICS 2014, Sambalpur University, Burla, Odisha.
    7 Ajaya K. Behera, R. Samal, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Development and characterization of low cost jute reinforced completely biodegradable nano-bio composites”, RAFMM 2013, Municipal college, Rourkela, Odisha, India.
    8 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Development and characterizations of natural fiber reinforced green matrix based nano-biocomposites using nanoclay as reinforcement filler”, RACE 2012, NIT Rourkela, Odisha, India.
    9 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., R. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Effect of nanoclay on eco-friendly resin based natural fiber composites”, APM 2010, CIPET Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.
    10 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A. N., S. R. Chowdhury, R. K. Basak, B. Adhikari and R. K. Sen “Jute based bio-composites using eco-friendly resin system ”, APST 2010, NIT Hamirpur, H.P., India.
    11 Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A. N., R. K. Basak, R. K. Sen, and B. Adhikari “Effect of nanoclay as reinforcement filler on the properties of jute composites”, MACRO 2010, IIT Delhi, India (International conf) (Best poster award).
    12 “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).
    13 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).
    14 “Environment friendly sapling pot for future application” Ajaya K. Behera, RAIMS-2018 (17-18th March), Dept. of Chemistry, VSSUT, Burla (National Conference).
    15 “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).
    16 “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).
    17 “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
    18 “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).
    19 “Synthetic glass fiber reinforced soy composite: Fabrication to characterization” Ajaya K. Behera, ISCA 2016 (12th-13th December), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (National Conf).
    20 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
    21 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.
    22 “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).
    23 “Bio-resin based jute reinforced green composite as plastic alternate” Ajaya K. Behera, RAMSSEE 2015 (24th-25th December), IGIT Sarang, Odisha (National Conf).
    24 “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.
    25 “Jute reinforced green composite: Characterization and Application” Ajaya K. Behera, STIDI 2015 (9th-11th December), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (National Conf).
    26 “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).
    27 2. “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)
    28 “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 (National conf)
    29 Published in proceedings: 06 (Full paper) 1. “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
    30 Published in proceedings: 06 (Full paper) 1. “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
    31 “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)
    32 “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)
    33 “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).
  1. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
  4. Research Books :
1 Short term course on “Disaster Management conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.(29th July-4th August 2019)
2 Attended the National Seminar on Future India: Science and Technology, 1st -2nd February 2019 by KIIT Bhubaneswar.
3 Orientation Programme on “Higher Education and Social transformation” conducted by UGC, HRDC, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. (24th nov-21st Dec 2017).
4 Short term course on “Stress Management” conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. (20th to 25th July 2017)
5 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
6 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
7 Refresher Programme on “Physical Sciences” conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. (18th Nov-9th Dec 2015)
8 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.
9 attended the National Seminar on Teaching Chemistry: Present Scenario, 17th Regional Conference of Orissa Chemical Society, 1st November 2015. Bhimbhoi College, Rairakhol, Orissa, India.
10 Participated in Workshop on “ICT in Higher study” 3rd -5th August 2015 conducted by Computer Science Department, Utkal University, BBSR
11 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
12 Faculty Development Programme conducted by UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (20th- 26th March 2015)
13 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
14 Participated in DST sponsored “INSPIRE programme” at NIST, Berahmpur from 26th Nov-1st December 2012.
1 GATE qualified in 2006
2 CSIR â?? UGC (NET) qualified in 2007
3 3rd National Awarded for Technology Innovation in Green Polymeric Materials & Products by Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC), Govt. of India, 2013
4 Best poster award at MACRO-2010 conference, IIT Delhi
5 OSSTA awards in G.K. and Quiz at secondary School
6 Selected by Orissa Public Service Commission-2011, for Jr. Lectureship in Chemistry.
7 Best poster award at MACRO-2010 conference, IIT Delhi
8 3rd National Award for Technology Innovation in Green Polymeric Materials & Products by Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC), Govt. of India
9 CSIR – UGC NET (LS) qualified in 2007
10 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) qualified in 2006
  1. Teaching:
  2. Important Activities:
    1 ssistant Superintendent of Gents Hostel-01(Gopabandhu Chhatravas), Utkal University (02/05/2016 to 10/07/2018)
    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).
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
  4. Invited Lectures:
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Science research committee (SRC) member in Deptt. Of Chemistry, U.U. from 2018
    2 Organisation Committee member of UGC sponsored national workshop on “Skill Enhancement in Chemical Sciences” conducted by P.G. Dept. of Chemistry, Utkal University Bhubaneswar on 18th Nov 2015.
    3 Organisation Committee member of International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials Chemistry (RAMC 2017) during 24 – 26 February, 2017 at Department of Chemistry, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
    4 Organisation Committee member of National Conference on “Advances in Materials Chemistry and Applications” (AMCA-2019)during 23 – 24 February, 2019 at Department of Chemistry, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
    5 Development and characterization of eco-friendly natural fiber reinforced composite as replacement of plastic” Raghunathjew (Degree) College, Cuttack, 16th January 2017.
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
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 study member of P.N. Autonomous college, Khordha (2015-17) (2019-21)
5 Board of study 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 board member of “The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University” from May 2019.
8 OSSTA awards in G.K. and Quiz at secondary School
9 Life member of “Odisha Chemical Society (OCS)” (LM/74/2014)
10 Life member of “Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)” (LMB2556)
11 Life member of “The Society for Energy Environment & Materials Science (SEEMS)”, Bhubaneswar (LM 0010)