Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

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Dr. T. Umasankar Patro
Dr. T. Umasankar Patro
M.Sc. (Chemistry), M.Tech (Materials Technology)PhD (Chemical Engineering)
Assistant Professor
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Academic Experience :
  • Assistant Professor, DIAT (Jun 2011-Present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (2008-2010)

Professional Membership :
  • Life member, Alumni Association, IIT Bombay
Awards and Honors :
  • UGC JRF & SRF (2000-2005)
  • Feinberg Postdoctoral Fellow (2008)
Area’s of Research :
  • Polymer composites and nanocomposites
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Structure-property relationship
  • Polyurethane foams
  • Layer-by-layer assembly
  • Carbon foams

Publications (Total) Journals Conference Proceedings Patents Others
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Articles (Latest Five)
  • Patro, T. U., Wagner H. D., Layer-by-layer assembled PVA/Laponite multilayer freestanding films and their mechanical and thermal properties, Nanotechnology,Vol. 22,2011, 455706 pp.1-12.
  • Patro, T. U., and Others “Clay nanoplatelet induced morphological evolutions during polymeric foaming”, Soft Matter, 7, 2011.pp.6801-6804.
  • Patro, T. U. And Others “Studies on poly (vinylidene fluoride)-clay nanocomposites: Effect of different clay modifiers”. Polymer, Vol. 49, 2008. pp. 3486-3499.
  • Patro, T. U., and Others  “Formation and characterization of polyurethane-vermiculite clay nanocomposite foams”, Polymer Engineering Science. Vol. 48, 2008. pp.1778-1784.
  • Patro, T. U. And Others “Reticulated vitreous carbon from polyurethane foam-clay composites”. Carbon, Vol.45,2007. pp.531-535.