Dr Pankaj Kumar
Professor and Dean-PhD Programme

pankaj.kumar@chitkara.edu.in

Expert Areas : Condensed matter physics, Materials physics, Nanotechnology, Liquid crystals technology

Dr Pankaj Kumar is PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics with 15 years of experience in R&D as well as academics. He has worked as Post Doctoral Fellow at Department of Bio-Information-Nano Fusion Technology, CBNU, South Korea. His recent research mainly focuses on Self Assembly, Surface Morphology, Nano Materials (NMs), NMs doped Liquid Crystal (LC), Polymer Dispersed LC Composites, Polymer Stabilized LC and Cholesteric LC for Information Display Technology. He has published and presented a variety of research papers in different international journals and conference proceedings. A part of his research work was presented in various international conferences like ACLC, Japan; SID USA; IMID & KLCC South Korea; ECLC, Slovenia; IMRE Singapore, and ILCC, Kent USA. He received several best papers and outstanding presentation awards including Dewan Jawahar Lal Nayar Memorial Prize-2015 by Indian Liquid Crystal Society. Dr Kumar was also awarded the International Merck Grand Award-2011 (Germany) for the best research of the year in the field of LCD Technology. Currently, he is supervising several PhD scholars with one DST INSPIRE fellow in the areas of Liquid Crystal Technologies and Nanophysics. He is associate editor of the national journal “JNPMSRA” published by Chitkara University. Dr Kumar is reviewer of several SCI journals like ‘Materials & Design’, ‘Advances in Polymer Technology’, ‘Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects’, ‘Journal of alloys and compounds’, ‘Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimatory’, ‘Energy’, ‘Ceramics International’ and ‘Journal of Condensed Matter Physics’. Dr Kumar is extremely passionate and likes to spend time in farming.

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RESEARCH:
No. of Publication: 150+ (Research papers/articles)

JOURNALS (SCI)

  1. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Praveen Malik and K K Raina, “Preparation and electrooptic study of reverse mode polymer dispersed liquid crystal: Performance augmentation with the doping of nanoparticles and dichroic dye” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 137, (2020), 48745-1-10. (Impact Factor-2.188 & H-Index – 149)
  2. Amit Sharma, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik, “Textural and electro-optical study of a room temperature nematic liquid crystal 4̍-pentyl-4-biphenylcarbonitrile doped with metal oxide nanowires in planar and in-plane switching cell configurations” Liquid Crystals, (2020), 1-15. (Impact Factor – 3.078 & H–Index – 71).
  3. Gagandeep Kaur, Pankaj Kumar, Ashwani Kumar Singh, DivyaJayoti and Praveen Malik, “Dielectric and electro-optic studies of a ferroelectric liquid crystal dispersed with different sizes of silica nanoparticles” Liquid Crystals, (2020), 1-15. (Impact Factor – 3.078 & H–Index – 71).
  4. Adhish Singh, Ming Hua Hsu, Neeraj Gupta, ParthaKhanra, Pankaj Kumar, Ved Prakash Verma and Mohit Kapoor, “Derivatized Carbon Nanotubes for Gene Therapy in Mammalian and Plant Cells” Chem Plus Chem, 85, (2020), 466-475. (Impact Factor-3.441 & H-Index – 51)
  5. Amit Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Electro-optical and dielectric responses of ZnO nanoparticles doped nematic liquid crystal in in-plane switching (IPS) mode” Integrated Ferroelectrics, 202, (2019), 52-66.(Impact Factor – 0.486 & H-Index – 35)
  6. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Praveen Malik and K K Raina, “Nano particles induced vertical alignment of liquid crystal for display devices with augmented morphological and electro-optical characteristics” Journal of Molecular Structure, 1196, (2019), 866-873. (Impact Factor-2.011 & H-Index – 89)
  7. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma and Kuldeep Kumar Raina, “Studies on inter-dependency of electrooptic characteristics of orange azo and blue anthraquinone dichroic dye doped polymer dispersed liquid crystals” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 251, (2018), 407-416.(Impact Factor – 4.561 & H-Index – 80)
  8. Amit Sharma, Praveen Malik, Ravindra Dhar and Pankaj Kumar, “Improvement in electro optic and dielectric characteristics of ZnO nanoparticles disperse liquid rystal” Bulletin of Materials Science, 42, (2019), 215. (Impact Factor – 1.264 & H-Index – 63)
  9. Pankaj Kumar, Su Yeon Oh, Vijay K. Baliyan, Sudarshan Kundu, Seung Hee Lee and Shin-Woong Kang, “Topographically induced homeotropic alignment of liquid crystals on self-assembled opal crystals”Optics Express, 26, (2018), 8385-8396. (Impact Factor-3.561 and H-Index – 225)
  10. Vandna Sharma and Pankaj Kumar, “Studies of absorption coefficient cum electro-optic performance of polymer dispersed liquid crystal doped with CNT and dichroic dye” Physica B: Condensed Matter, 524, (2017), 118-122.(Impact Factor – 1.874 & H–Index – 98)
  11. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Amit Sharma, Chinky and Kuldeep Kumar Raina, “Droplet configuration control with orange azo dichroic dye in polymer dispersed liquid crystal for advanced electro-optic characteristics” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 233, (2017), 122-130.(Impact Factor – 4.561 & H-Index – 80)
  12. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Divya Jayoti, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Praveen Malik, “Impact of dye on switching responses of polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal” Molecular Crystal and Liquid Crystals, 647, (2017), 385-394.(Impact Factor – 0.559 & H–Index – 46)
  13. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Praveen Malik and Kuldeep Kumar Raina, “Orientational control of liquid crystal molecules via carbon nanotubes and dichroic dye in polymer dispersed liquid crystal” Liquid Crystals, 44, (2017), 843-853.(Impact Factor – 3.078 & H–Index – 71)
  14. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi and Kuldeep Kumar Raina, “Dye-dependent studies on droplet pattern and electro-optic behaviour of polymer dispersed liquid crystal displays” Liquid Crystals, 44, (2017), 757-767.(Impact Factor – 3.078 & H–Index – 71)
  15. Pankaj Kumar, Chinky Jaggi, Vandna Sharma and Kuldeep Kumar Raina, “Advancements of vertically aligned liquid crystal displays” Micron, 81, (2016), 34-47.(Impact Factor – 1.53 & H–Index – 71)
  16. Taruna, Jyotsna Kaushal, Jasdev Bhatti and Pankaj Kumar, “Green synthesis and physico-chemical study of silver nanoparticles extracted from a natural source Luffa acutangular”Journal of Molecular Liquids, 224 (2016) 991–998. (Impact Factor – 4.561 & H-Index – 80)
  17. Hyeon Su Jeong, Hwan-Jin Jeon, Yun Ho Kim, Moon Be Oh, Pankaj Kumar, Shin-Woong Kang and Hee-Tae Jung, “Bifunctional ITO-layer with a high resolution, surface nano-pattern for alignment and switching of LCs in device applications” NPG Asia Materials, 4 (2012) e7 (Nature). (Impact Factor – 9.19)
  18. Pankaj Kumar, Shin-Woong Kang and Seung Hee Lee, “Advanced bistable cholesteric light shutter with dual frequency nematic liquid crystal” Optical Material Express, 2(8)(2012) (Impact Factor – 2.92)
  19. Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, “Changes in the electro-optical behaviour of ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture via Silica nanoparticles doping” Optical Materials, 34 (2012), 1878. (Impact Factor – 2.02)
  20. Pankaj Kumar, Neeraj, Shin Woong Kang, Seung Hee Lee and K.K. Raina, “Analysis of dichroic dye-doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials for display devices”Thin Solid Films, 520, (2011), 457. (Impact Factor – 1.9)
  21. Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, Analysis of dielectric and electro-optic responses of nano materials doped ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture”Journal of Materials Science&Technology, 27, (2011), 11. (Impact Factor – 1.61)
  22. Dong Won Kwon, Kyung Su Ha, Young Jin Lim, Pankaj Kumar, Myong-Hoon Lee, and Seung Hee Lee, “Surface polymer stabilization by reactive mesogen in optically compensated splay mode” Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 543, (2011) 85. (Impact Factor – 0.58)
  23. Kyung Su Ha, Pankaj Kumar, Chang Woo Woo, Wan-Seok Kang, Gi-Dong Lee, and Seung Hee Lee, Study of optical bounce according to electrode structure in the fringe-field switching mode using the negative liquid crystal”Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 544, (2011) 69. (Impact Factor – 0.58)
  24. Dong Won Kwon, Young Jin Lim, Eun Jeong Jeon, Dae Hyun Kim, Jong-Hoon Kim, Pankaj Kumar, Myong-Hoon Lee, and Seung Hee Lee, “Film compensation of twisted nematic liquid crystal display using a rodlike reactive mesogen”Current Applied Physics, 11 (2011) 725. (Impact Factor – 2.02)
  25. Min Su Kim, Young Jin Lim, Mi-Kyung Kim, Pankaj Kumar, Shin-Woong Kang, Wan-Seok Kang, Gi-Dong Lee and Seung Hee Lee, “Luminance controlled viewing angle switchable liquid crystal display using optically isotropic liquid crystal layer” Liquid Crystals, 38, (2011), 371. (Impact Factor – 2.35)
  26. Miyoung Kim, Byeong Gyun Kang, Min Su Kim, Mi-Kyung Kim, Pankaj Kumar, Myong-Hoon Lee, Shin-Woong Kang and Seung Hee Lee, “Measurement of local retardation in optically isotropic liquid crystal devices driven by in-plane electric field” Current Applied Physics, 10, (2010), 118. (Impact Factor – 2.02)
  27. Jin Su Park, Yeol Ho Kim, Myungkwan Song, Chul-Hyun Kim, Md. Anwarul Karim, Jae Wook Lee, Yeong-Soon Gal, Pankaj Kumar, Shin-Woong Kang, Sung-Ho Jin, “Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of side-chain liquid-crystal click polymers for dye-sensitized solar-cells application”Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 211 (2010), 2464. (Impact Factor – 2.45)
  28. Jin Ho Kim, Jung Hwa Her, Young Jin Lim, Pankaj Kumar, Kyoung Ho Park, Joun Ho Lee and Byeong Koo Kim, Seung Hee Lee, “Transflective liquid crystal display driven by fringe field using a liquid crystal with negative dielectric anisotropy” Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials, 11, (2010), 134. (IF < 0.5)
  29. Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, “Morphological and electro-optical responses of dichroic PDLC films” Current Applied Physics, 7 (2007), 636. (IF-2.02)
  30. K. K. Raina, Pankaj Kumar and G. Sumana, “Ferroelectric liquid crystal-polymer composites: A novel display material” Asian Journal of Chemistry, 18, (2006), 3384. (IF < 0.5)
  31. K. K. Raina, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik, “Morphological control and polarization switching in polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials and devices” Bulletin of Material Sciences, 29, (2006), 596. (IF-0.9)
  32. K K Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite films-droplet orientation and optical responses” Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 89 (2009), 2.
  33. Pankaj Kumar and Shin-Woong Kang, “An approach to the vertical alignment in nematic liquid crystals via spherical silica nanoparticles self assembly” Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications 1, (2014), 2.
  34. Harsimran Jit Kaur, Maninder Lal Singh, Pankaj Kumar and B. C. Choudhary, “Performance analysis for adaptive subcarriers allocation in coherent optical OFDM system” IOSR Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, 10, (2015), 43.

PROCEEDINGS (SCOPUS INDEXED):

  1. Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, Pankaj Kumar and K K Raina, “Study on anchoring strength and droplet morphology of CNTs doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220 (1), (2020), 080026-1 – 080026-4. (H-Index – 64)
  2. Ridhima Gahrotra, Vandna Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Textural and electro-optical study of cholesteric liquid crystal for light shutter” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220 (1), (2020), 090021-1 – 090021-4. (H-Index – 64)
  3. Chinky, Ankit Rai Dogra, Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Effect of dye on electro-optic behavior of vertically aligned liquid crystal display cell” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220 (1), (2020), 090011-1 – 090011-3. (H-Index – 64)
  4. Ankit Rai Dogra, Mudrika Khandelwal, Akshay Kumar, ParthaKhanra and Pankaj Kumar, “Study on morphology and conductivity behavior of synthesized polyaniline” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220, (2020), 140020-1 – 140020-4. (H-Index – 64)
  5. Gagandeep Kaur, Ashwani Kumar Singh, Sumit Yadav, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik. “Dielectric Studies in Spherical Silica Nanoparticles doped Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Mixture” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1531, (2020), 012044. (H–Index – 70).
  6. Amit Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Textural and electro-optical characteristics of nanoparticles doped nematic liquid crystal composite in IPS mode” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220, (2020), 020005-1 – 020005-5. (H-Index – 64)
  7. Kuljeet Singh, Monika Dhiman, Pankaj Kumar, D. P. Gupta, D. P. Singh and Arun Upmanyu, “Thermo-acoustic investigations of molecular interactions in CuO nano particles contained aqueous solutions of some glycols” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2220, (2020), 020087-1 – 020087-6. (H-Index – 64)
  8. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Ridhima Gahrotra, K K Raina and Praveen Malik “Effect of nanoparticles on electro optic properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal in normal mode” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2142, (2019), 130002-1 – 130002-5. (H-Index – 60)
  9. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, Praveen Malik and K. K. Raina “Effect of dichroic dye on absorption coefficient and electro-optic performance of nano particles induced homeotropic aligned liquid crystal” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2142, (2019), 130005-1 – 130005-5. (H-Index – 60)
  10. Partha Khanra, Pankaj Kumar and Tapas Kuila, “Preparation of high performance LaMnO3/Graphene composites for hybrid electrode material” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2142, (2019), 150020-1–150020-5. (H-Index – 60).
  11. Reena Kumari, Pankaj Kumar and Arun Oinam Singh, “EPIQA: A robust tool for the quality assurance of total body delivery” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2142, (2019), 140020-1–140020-4. (H-Index – 60).
  12. Amit Sharma, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik, “Studies on temperature dependence of dielectric anisotropy and elastic constant of nematic liquid crystal-Effect of nanoparticles doping” AIP Conference Proceedings, 2142, (2019), 030006-1–030006-3. (H-Index – 60).
  13. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Praveen Malik, and K. K. Raina “Morphological and Electro Optic Studies of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal in Reverse Mode” AIP Conference Proceedings, 1953 C, (2018), 100033-1–100033-4. (H-Index – 60)
  14. Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Vandna Sharma, J. K. Kushwaha, Praveen Malik, and K. K. Raina “Dielectric spectroscopy of ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture” AIP Conference Proceedings, 1953 B, (2018), 040025-1–040025-4. (H-Index – 60)
  15. Amit Sharma, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik “Effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles on dielectric behaviour of nematic liquid crystal” AIP Conference Proceedings, 1953 C, (2018), 100037-1–100037-3. (H-Index – 60).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/PROCEEDINGS:

  1. Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, “Study on Anchoring strength and droplet morphology of CNTs doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal” 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2019), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 14-15, 2019, PP-G-0036, p-188.
  2. Ridhima Gahrotra, Vandna Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Textural and electro optical study of cholesteric liquid crystal for light shutter” 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2019), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 14-15, 2019, PP-H-0032, p-222.
  3. Chinky, Ankit Rai Dogra, Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Effect of dye on electro-optic behaviour of vertically aligned liquid crystal display cell” 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2019), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 14-15, 2019, PP-H-0017, p-217.
  4. Ankit Rai Dogra, Mudrika Khandelwal, Akshay Kumar, Partha Khanra and Pankaj Kumar, “Study on morphology and conductivity behavior of synthesized polyaniline” 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2019), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 14-15, 2019, PP-M-0034, p-321.
  5. Mohit Kapoor, Ming Hua Hsu, Partha Khanra and Pankaj Kumar, “Transition metal catalysed synthesis of n-heterocycles: an easy approach to pyrroles for materials application” 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2019), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 14-15, 2019, PP-F-0003, p-168.
  6. Amit Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Textural and electro-optical characteristics of nanoparticles doped nematic liquid crystal composite in IPS mode” 3rd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2019), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 14-15, 2019, PP-A-0010, p-12.
  7. Vandna Sharma and Pankaj Kumar, “Absorption coefficient cum electro optic performance of nano scale particles doped reverse mode polymer dispersed liquid crystals” International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials (ICSEM-2019), Sharda University, Greater Noida, U. P. (India), July 19-21, 2019, PP-70, p-212.
  8. Pankaj Kumar, “Liquid crystal alignment control via nanoparticles” International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials (ICSEM-2019), Sharda University, Greater Noida, U. P. (India), July 19-21, 2019, IL- 46, p -50. PP – 68, p-210.
  9. Ankit Rai Dogra, Mudrika Khandelwal, Partha Khanra and Pankaj Kumar, “Synthesis of conducting polyaniline and its characterizations” International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials (ICSEM-2019), Sharda University, Greater Noida, U. P. (India), July 19-21, 2019, PP-63, p-205.
  10. Vandna Sharma and Pankaj Kumar, “Study on absorption and extinction coefficients characteristics of dye doped reverse mode low threshold polymer dispersed liquid crystals” International Conference on Electron Microscope & Allied Analytical Techniques (EMAAT-2019), HPU, Shimla, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (India), June 7-9, 2019, PP-133, p-126.
  11. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma and K K Raina, “Liquid crystal anchoring control via doping of nanoparticles for display applications” International Conference on Electron Microscope & Allied Analytical Techniques (EMAAT-2019), HPU Shimla, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (India), June 7-9, 2019, PP-82, p-96.
  12. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Praveen Malik and K K Raina “Applications of nano particles for liquid crystal display’s fabrication” International Conference on Electron Microscope & Allied Analytical Techniques (EMAAT-2019), HPU, Shimla, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (India), June 7-9, 2019, PP-10, p-61.
  13. Ankit Rai Dogra, Mudrika Khandelwal, Partha Khanra and Pankaj Kumar “Synthesis of polyaniline – effect of polymerization time and temperature” International Conference on Electron Microscope & Allied Analytical Techniques (EMAAT-2019), HPU, Shimla, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh (India), June 7-9, 2019, PP-16, p-65.
  14. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, K. K. Raina and Praveen Malik, “Effect of nano particles on electro optic properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal in normal mode” International Conference on Advances in Basic Sciences (ICABS-19), GDC Memorial College, Bahal, Bhiwani (India), Feburary 7-9, 2019, PP-K03, p-95.
  15. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Praveen Malik, and K. K. Raina “Effect of dichroic dye on absorption coefficient and electro optic performance of nano particles induced homeotropic aligned liquid crystal” International Conference on Advances in Basic Sciences (ICABS-19), GDC Memorial College, Bahal, Bhiwani (India), Feburary 7-9, 2019, PP-K08, p-97.
  16. Partha Khanra, Pankaj Kumar and Tapas Kuila, “Preparation of high performance LaMnO3/Graphene composites for hybrid electrode material” International Conference on Advances in Basic Sciences (ICABS-19), GDC Memorial College, Bahal, Bhiwani (India), Feburary 7-9, 2019, PP-M32, p-126.
  17. Reena Kumari, Pankaj Kumar and Arun Oinam Singh, “EPIQA: A robust tool for the quality assurance of total body delivery” International Conference on Advances in Basic Sciences (ICABS-19), GDC Memorial College, Bahal, Bhiwani (India), Feburary 7-9, 2019, PP-L29, p-106.
  18. Amit Sharma, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik, “Studies on temperature dependence of dielectric anisotropy and elastic constant of nematic liquid crystal-Effect of nanoparticles doping” International Conference on Advances in Basic Sciences (ICABS-19), GDC Memorial College, Bahal, Bhiwani (India), Feburary 7-9, 2019, PP-A9, p-13.
  19. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Praveen Malik and Kuldeep Kumar Raina, “Studies on electro optic and anchoring energy characteristics of polymer dispersed liquid crystals” XXII Conference on Liquid Crystals – Chemistry, Physics and Applications (CLC’2018), Jastrzębia Góra, Poland, September 17-21, 2018, PC-8.
  20. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, Praveen Malik and K K Raina, “Enhancement of electro-optic characteristics with reduced applied field of nanoparticles induced homeotropic cell – effect of dichroic dye” XXII Conference on Liquid Crystals – Chemistry, Physics and Applications (CLC’2018), Jastrzębia Góra, Poland, September 17-21, 2018, PB-12.
  21. Praveen Malik, Khushboo, Sumit Yadav and Pankaj Kumar, “Phase transition and optical properties of polymer stabilized blue phase liquid crystals” XXII Conference on Liquid Crystals – Chemistry, Physics and Applications (CLC’2018), Jastrzebia Gora, Poland, September 17-21, 2018, PB-13.
  22. Amit Sharma, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik “Effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles on dielectric behaviour of nematic liquid crystal”2nd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2017), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 24-25, 2017, PP-H-0051, p-870.
  23. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Praveen Malik, and K. K. Raina “Morphological and electro optic studies of polymer dispersed liquid crystal in reverse mode” 2nd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2017), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 24-25, 2017, PP-H-0046, p-866.
  24. Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Vandna Sharma, J. K. Kushwaha, Praveen Malik, and K. K. Raina “Dielectric spectroscopy of ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture” 2nd International Conference on Condensed Matter & Applied Physics (ICC-2017), Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner Rajasthan (India), 24-25, 2017, PP-B-0045, p-443.
  25. Vandna Sharma and Pankaj Kumar, “Absorbance and electro optic studies of dichroic dyes doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal for display application” Eighth ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures & Systems (ISSS-2017), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (India), July 5-7, 2017, OP-1570352518 (TS2B-4), p-43.
  26. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma and K K Raina, “Polymer dispersed liquid crystal to augmented electro-optic performance for display devices” India International Science Festival (IISF), CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Delhi (India), December 8-11, 2016, PP-MAT_53, p-514.
  27. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Divya Jayoti, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Praveen Malik, “Impact of dye on switching responses of polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal” 26th International liquid crystal conference (ILCC-26), Kent State University, U.S.A., July 31-August 5, 2016, PP-34, p-52.
  28. Vertical alignment and stabilization of director pretilt of nematic LC doped by surface modified silica nano particles, Vijay Kumar Baliyan, Pankaj Kumar, Moon Bee Oh, H. Lee, and S. W. Kang, Proc. of  the IMID-15, Daegu , Korea, August 18-21, South Korea, 2015.
  29. Surface modified silica nano particles for vertical alignment and stabilization of director pretilt, Vijay Kumar Baliyan, Pankaj Kumar, Moon Bee Oh, S. H. Lee, and S. W. Kang, 2nd Asian Conference on Liquid crystal (ACLC-2015), Busan, Korea, Jan 19-21, 2015.
  30. Effect of dichroic dye on polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal, Pankaj Kumar, Vijay Kumar Baliyan, S. H. Lee, S. W. Kang and K. K. Raina, IMID-14, Daegu, Korea, August 26-29, South Korea, 2014 (p.487).
  31. Nano-particle induced homeotropic alignment of nematic liquid crystal, Pankaj Kumar, Su-Yeon Oh, San-Soo Kim, Jin-Wook Kim, S. H. Lee and S. W. Kang, 15th Korean Liquid Crystal Conference (KLCC), Dongguk University, Jan 24-25, 2013 Korea (Proc. p. 38).
  32. Various nano-sized particles for homeotropic alignment of nematic liquid crystal, San-Soo Kim, Pankaj Kumar, Jin Wook Kim, S. H. Lee and S. W. Kang, 1st Asian Conference on Liquid Crystals (ACLC), Dec 16-18, 2012 Fuji Calm, Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.
  33. Surface modification technology for low surface anchoring energy using mixed alignment layer in vertical alignment mode: S.W. Park, Y. E. Choi, W. I. Song, Pankaj Kumar, J. J. Lee, N. H. Jo, I. W. Jang, K. W. Jeong, M. H. Lee, S. H. Lee, of the IMID-12, South Korea, 2012.
  34. Surface polymer stabilization of vertical alignment mode with inter-digital electrode: Y.E. Choi, S. W. Park, H. J. Yun, Pankaj Kumar, W. W. Tie, W. I. Song, H. S Jin, and S. H. Lee, of the IMID-12, South Korea, 2012.
  35. Optically isotropic polymer liquid crystal composite for wide temperature range and fast response time, Jung Jin Lee, Suck Jae Shin, Nam Ho Cho, Young Jin Lee, P. Nayek, Pankaj Kumar, Shin -Woong Kang, Heung Sik Park, Hyeok Jin Lee, Hee-Seop Kim and Seung Hee Lee, SID, June 3–8, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  36. Polymer stabilization in vertical alignment mode controlled by in-plane electric field, Se Hyun Lim, Young Gim, Dae Hyun Kim, Dong Won Kwon, Gyu Hyung Yang, Pankaj Kumar, Young Jin Lim, and Seung Hee Lee, European Conference on Liquid Crystal, University of Maribor, Feb 6-11, 2011 Slovenia, Europe ( of  ECLC-11, 2011).
  37. Direct switching between  planar  and  focal  conic  states  of  a  bistable  dual  frequency  cholesteric liquid crystal light shutter, Pankaj Kumar, Suck Jae Shin, Myong-Hoon Lee, Seung Hee Lee, and Shin-Woong Kang,   of  the IMID-11, South Korea, 2011.
  38. Influence of droplet orientation and its morphology on the electro-optic performance of dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal composite films, K K Raina, Pankaj Kumar and Simta Rani, International symposium on integrated ferroelectrics, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), June 9-12, 2008, Singapore.
  39. Morphological behaviour and optical responses of phase-separated polymer based ferroelectric liquid crystal display devices, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, International Conference on Liquid Crystal, Uni. of Mumbai, Dec 5-8, 2006.
  40. Opto-electric switching properties in polymer systems with micro-nano liquid crystal droplet dispersions, K K Raina and Pankaj Kumar, International Conference on Liquid Crystal, Uni. of Mumbai, Dec 5-8, 2006, India.
  41. Guest host polymer dispersed liquid crystal display device: role of dichroic dye, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, Proceeding of ASID, p. 173, 2006.
  42. Study of the morphologies and polarization switching in polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal composite films and display devices, Pankaj Kumar, K. Raina and Praveen Malik, Proceeding of ASID, p. 173, 2006.
  43. Influence of droplet orientation and its morphology on the electro-optic performance of polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite films, K K Raina, Pankaj Kumar, Praveen Malik and G. Sumana, Indo-Hungarian meeting on liquid crystal, Bangalore, Dec 2, 2006, India.
  44. Morphological control and Polarization Switching in Polymer dispersed liquid crystal Materials and Devices, K.K. Raina and Pankaj Kumar, Indo-Singapore symposium on advanced functional materials, Feb 24-26, 2006, IIT Mumbai, India.
  45. Morphological and electro-optical responses of polymer dispersed liquid crystal thin films: influences of dichroic dye, Pankaj Kumar, Praveen Malik, and K. K. Raina, International conference on optics and optoelectronics, Dec 12-15, 2005, IRDE Dehradun, India.
  46. Charge induced droplet orientation and optical properties of polymer dispersed liquid crystal thin films, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, 7th International conference on Optoelectronics, Fibre optics, and Photonics, Dec 9-11, 2004, CUST, Kochi, India.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES:

  1. Vandna Sharma and Pankaj Kumar, “Effect of dichroic dyes and nano scale particles on the electro optic performance of polymer dispersed liquid crystal: An advancement in display applications” 23rd Punjab Science Congress (23rd PSC-2020), SLIET, Longowal, Punjab (India), February 7-9, 2020, OP – YB-05, p-59.
  2. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Ridhima Gahrotra, Praveen Malik and K K Raina “Study on reverse mode polymer dispersed liquid crystals for display applications” 26th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (26th NCLC-2019), Chitkara University, Punjab (India), October 21-23, 2019, PP-70, p-88.
  3. Ridhima Gahrotra, Vandna Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Preparation, morphological and electro-optical characteristics of dye doped chiral nematic liquid crystal” 26th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (26th NCLC-2019), Chitkara University, Punjab (India), October 21-23, 2019, PP-53, p-75.
  4. Ankit Rai Dogra and Pankaj Kumar, “Studies of fast switching and low operating vertically aligned liquid crystal” 26th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (26th NCLC-2019), Chitkara University, Punjab (India), October 21-23, 2018, PP-10, p-43.
  5. Amit Sharma, Praveen Malik and Pankaj Kumar, “Textural and electro-optical characteristics of a room temperature nematic liquid crystal and its composite in In-Plane switching mode” 26th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (26th NCLC-2019), Chitkara University, Punjab (India), October 21-23, 2018, PP-09, p-42.
  6. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Ridhima Gahrotra, K K Raina and Praveen Malik “Morphological and Electro Optic Properties of Normal Mode Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal – Effect of Nanoparticles” 1stNational Conference on Innovations in Applied Science and Engineering (NCIASE-2019), Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab (India), April 27-28, 2019, PP-5, p-12.
  7. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, K K Raina and Praveen Malik “Effect of different concentrations of dye on display performance in vertically aligned liquid crystal mode” 1st National Conference on Innovations in Applied Science and Engineering (NCIASE-2019), Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab (India), April 27-28, 2019, PP-4, p-11.
  8. Vandna Sharma and Pankaj Kumar “Analysis of absorption coefficient based on Beer’s law for dye doped polymer dispersed liquid crystals for information display” National Seminar on Advances in Mathematical & Information Sciences, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Sri Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (India), February 23, 2019.
  9. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Ridhima, Praveen Malik and K K Raina “Effect of doping of nanoparticles cum dye on morphological and electro optic performance of reverse mode host polymer dispersed liquid crystal” 25th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (NCLC-25), University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (India), December 19-21, 2018, PP-55, p-128.
  10. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Ridhima Gahrotra, K K Raina and Praveen Malik, “Nanoparticles doped reverse mode polymer dispersed liquid crystal – augmented performance with dye for display devices” National Conference on Functional Materials for Device Applications (NCFMDA), Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Punjab (India), March 9-10, 2018, PP-12, p-29.
  11. Chinky, Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma, Ridhima Gahrotra, K K Raina and Praveen Malik, “Alignment control by nanoparticles dispersion in liquid crystal and its application for energy efficient display devices” National Conference on Functional Materials for Device Applications (NCFMDA), Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, Punjab (India), March 9-10, 2018, PP-12, p-25.
  12. Pankaj Kumar, Vandna Sharma and K K Raina, “Low threshold field driven polymer dispersed liquid crystal with augmented electro-optic characteristics” 24th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (NCLC-24), IISER, Mohali, Punjab (India), Oct 11-13, 2017, OP-12, p-35.
  13. Vandna Sharma, Praveen Malik, K K Raina and Pankaj Kumar “Reverse mode polymer dispersed liquid crystal – morphological and electro optical characteristics” 24th National Conference on Liquid Crystal (NCLC-24), IISER, Mohali, Punjab (India), Oct 11-13, 2017, PP-57, p-101.
  14. Pankaj Kumar, Chinky, Vandna Sharma, Amit Sharma and K K Raina, “Effect of dichroic dye on electro optic performance of nanoparticles induced vertically aligned liquid crystal display” National Symposium on Nano Science and Technology (NSNST) 2017, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, Bangalore (India), July 2-4, 2017, PP-14, p-16.
  15. Vandna Sharma, Pankaj Kumar and K K Raina “Study on polymer dispersed liquid crystal for display devices” Chitkara University Doctoral Consortium (CUDC-2017), Chitkara University, Patiala, Punjab (India), May 13, 2017, p-504-508.
  16. Application of nano particles for alignment control to augmented performance of liquid crystal displays, Pankaj Kumar and K K Raina, National Symposium on Materials for Advanced Technologies (MAT-2017), DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India), Feb 20-21, 2017. (Invited Talk)
  17. Measurement of anchoring energy and electro optic properties of liquid crystals doped with inorganic nanoparticles, Vandna Sharma, Chinky, Amit Sharma, K K Raina and Pankaj Kumar, National Symposium on Materials for Advanced Technologies (MAT-2017), DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India), Feb 20-21, 2017.
  18. Pankaj Kumar and Vandna Sharma, “Energy efficient polymer stabilized liquid crystal light shutter” 7th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)-Haridwar Chapter, National Conference on Science and Technology for National Development, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand (India), November 20-22, 2016, OP-168, p-108.
  19. Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Studies on anchoring energy and droplet pattern based electro optic performance of multiwall carbon nanotubes and orange dye doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal” 7th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)-Haridwar chapter, National Conference on Science and Technology for National Development, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand (India), November 20-22, 2016, PP-038, p-130-131.
  20. Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Optical responses of dichroic polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal films” 4th National Conference on Nanoscience and Instrumentation Technology (NCNIT-4), NIT, Kurukshetra, Haryana (India), June 4-5, 2016, PP-18, p-15
  21. Chinky Jaggi, Vandna Sharma, K K Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Homeotropic Transition along with Control of Liquid Crystal via Alumina Nano Particles” 4th National Conference on Nanoscience and Instrumentation Technology (NCNIT-4), NIT, Kurukshetra, Haryana (India), June 4-5, 2016, PP-52, p-32.
  22. Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Amit Shrama, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Effect of carbon nano tubes and dichroic dye on dynamic responses of polymer dispersed liquid crystal” 10th Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON-2016), Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab (India), Feb 29 –March 2, 2016, PP-4, p-53.
  23. Chinky Jaggi, Vandna Sharma, Amit Shrama, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Vertical alignment of liquid crystals induced using inorganic nano particles” 10th Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON-2016), Panjab University, Chandigarh (India), Feb 29 – March 2, 2016, PP-61, p-56.
  24. Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Amit Shrama, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Well developed alignment of liquid crystal molecules by using carbon nano tubes in polymer dispersed liquid crystal” 2nd Conference on Microscopy in Materials Science (AMST-2016), Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab (India), Feb 25-27, 2016, PP-2, p-38.
  25. Chinky Jaggi, Vandna Sharma, Amit Shrama, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Zinc oxide nano particles induced vertical aligment of liquid crystals” 2nd Conference on Microscopy in Materials Science (AMST-2016), Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab (India), Feb 25-27, 2016, PP-37, p-73.
  26. Pankaj Kumar, “Vertically aligned liquid crystal display-a breakthrough technology” 2ndConference on Microscopy in Materials Science (AMST-2016), Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab (India), Feb 25-27, 2016.
  27. Vandna Sharma, Chinky Jaggi, Kuldeep Kumar Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Comparative study of polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials performance using carbon nanotubes and dichroic dye” 22nd National Conference on Liquid Crystal (NCLC-22), DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India), Dec 21-23, 2015, PP-59, p-119.
  28. Chinky Jaggi, Vandna Sharma, K K Raina and Pankaj Kumar, “Vertically aligned liquid crystal displays – An advancement using zinc oxide nanoparticles” 22nd National Conference on Liquid Crystal (NCLC-22), DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (India), Dec 21-23, 2015, PP-58, p-118.
  29. Pankaj Kumar, Moon Bee Oh, Seung Hee Lee and, and Shin-Woong Kang, “Director pretilt control and vertical alignment of liquid crystal by surface modified spherical nano-particles” 22ndNational conference on liquid crystal (NCLC-22), Dec 21-23, 2015, DIT Uni, Dehradun, India.
  30. Multilayer spherical nanoparticle – a surface for alignment control of liquid crystals for display, Danisha Kaura, Abhimanyu Dhiman, Kavish Gupta, and Pankaj Kumar, International conference on Mathematics & Engineering Sciences, March 20 – 22, 2014,Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh, India.
  31. Advances of polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials performance using dichroic dye for display, Danisha Kaura, Abhimanyu Dhiman, Kavish Gupta, and Pankaj Kumar, International conference on Mathematics & Engineering Sciences, March 20 – 22, 2014,Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh, India.
  32. Vertical aligned LC Display using dispersed spherical silica nanoparticles, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, 58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, Dec17-21, 2013, Thapar Uni., Patiala, Punjab, India.
  33. Alignment control and insitu stabilization of liquid crystal via surface modified spherical Silica nanoparticles, Pankaj Kumar, National Conference on Recent Advances in Condensed Matters Physics (RACMP-13), 1-2 June, 2013, NIT, Hamirpur (HP) India.
  34. Nano-particle induced homeotropic alignment of nematic liquid crystals, Pankaj Kumar, Su Yeon Oh, Moon Bee Oh, Seung Hee Lee, and Shin-Woong Kang, NCLC-19, Nov 21-23, 2012, Thapar Uni, India.
  35. Fast switching bistable cholesteric light shutter with homeotropic PI layer based on dual frequency LC, Pankaj Kumar, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang and K. K. Raina, NCLC-19, Nov 21-23, 2012, Thapar Uni., India
  36. Study on the electro-optic characteristic of OILC along the droplet size of liquid crystal: H. Jo, J. J. Lee, Y. J. Lim, Pankaj Kumar, S. W. Kang, S. H. Lee, Proc. of the KIEEME Annual Summer Conference, P.103, 2012.
  37. Direct switching of advanced bistable cholesteric light shutter with low threshold, Pankaj Kumar, Shin -Woong Kang, Kuldeep K. Raina,  Seung Hee Lee, MRSI, Feb 13-15, 2012, Thapar Uni. Patiala, India.
  38. Optically isotropic polymer liquid crystal composite for high contrast ratio and fast response time, Nam Ho Cho, Jung Jin Lee, Suck Jae Shin, Young Jin Lee, P. Nayek, Pankaj Kumar, Shin -Woong Kang, Seung Hee Lee, Heung Sik Park, Hyeok Jin Lee, and Hee-Seop Kim, 14th Korean Liquid Crystal Conference (KLCC), Kyungpook National University, 6 -7 Feb, 2012 Korea (Proc. p. 65).
  39. Low threshold bistable polymer stabilized cholesteric texture light shutter with dual frequency nematic liquid crystal, Pankaj Kumar, Moon Bee Oh, Su Yeon Oh, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang, KIEEME Annual Summer Conference, 22-24 June, 2011, Korea.
  40. Droplet morphology dependent electro-optic responses of dichroic polymer dispersed liquid crystal display device, Pankaj Kumar, Neeraj, Shin-Woong Kang, Seung Hee Lee and K. K. Raina, KIEEME Annual Summer Conference, 22-24 June, 2011, Korea.
  41. Homeotropic alignment of liquid crystals on the surface of spherical-nanoparticle depositions, Su Yeon Oh, Pankaj Kumar, Moon Bee Oh, Kyuman Lee, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang, 13th Korean Liquid Crystal Conference (KLCC), Yeongnam University, Gyeonsan, 13 -14 Jan, 2011, Korea (Proc. of KIEEME, p. 74, 2011).
  42. Vertical alignment of nematic LCs observed from the nanoparticle dispersion in a liquid crystal host, Moon Bee Oh, Pankaj Kumar, Su Yeon Oh, Kyuman Lee, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang, 13th Korean Liquid Crystal Conference (KLCC), Yeongnam University, Gyeonsan, 13 -14 Jan, 2011 Korea (Proc. of KIEEME, p. 72, 2011).
  43. Bistable polymer stabilized cholesteric texture light shutter with dual frequency nematic liquid crystal, Kyuman Lee, Pankaj Kumar, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang,  of  KIEEME Annual Spring Conference ’11, p78, 2011.
  44. Homeotropic alignment of nematic liquid crystals on the surface of spherical-nanoparticle depositions, Su Yeon Oh, Pankaj Kumar, Moon Bee Oh, Kyuman Lee, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang, KIEEME Annual Spring Conference 2011.
  45. Vertical alignment of LCs observed from the nanoparticle dispersion in a nematic liquid crystal host, Moon Bee Oh, Pankaj Kumar, Su Yeon Oh, Kyuman Lee, Seung Hee Lee, Shin-Woong Kang, KIEEME Annual Spring Conference 2011
  46. Advances of polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials performance using dichroic dye for transparent display devices, Pankaj Kumar, Neeraj, Shin Woong Kang, Seung Hee Lee and K.K. Raina, 17th National Conference on Liquid crystals, 15-17 Nov., 2010, Surat, India.
  47. Polymer dispersed liquid crystals- effect of dichroic dye and carbon nano tubes, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, National Conference on Recent Advances in Condensed Matters Physics (RACMP-09), NIT, Hamirpur (HP), 23-24 May, 2009.
  48. Improvement of polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials performance using dichroic dye for display and devices, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, 12th Punjab Science Congress, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, 7-9 Feb, 2009.
  49. Effect of silica nano particles on dynamic responses of ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, CMFM09, BHU, Varanasi, 9-11 Jan., 2009.
  50. Phase identification in novel soft materials using thermal polarizing microscopy, K.K. Raina, Pankaj Kumar, Shikha Kapila, Neeraj Sharma and Ravi Shukla, EMSI 09, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, 16-20 Jan., 2009.
  51. Dielectric relaxation spectroscopy of ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, 53rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, BARC, Mumbai,16-20 Dec., 2008.
  52. Electro-optical investigations of dichroic polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystals films, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, XVth National Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics, TU, Patiala, 7-9 Nov., 2008.
  53. Dielectric spectroscopy in ferroelectric liquid crystal mixtures, Jitendra Kr Kushwaha, Pankaj Kumar, V P Arora and K K Raina, XVth National Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics, TU, Patiala, 7-9 Nov., 2008.
  54. Morphological analysis and optical responses in polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite films, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, XVth National Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics, TU, Patiala, 7-9 Nov., 2008.
  55. Electro-optic behavior of ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, XVth National Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics, TU, Patiala, 7-9 Nov., 2008.Dichroic polymer dispersed liquid crystal materials for display and devices, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, 15th National Conference on Liquid crystals, IISc Bangalore, 13-15 Oct., 2008
  56. Electro-optic and dielectric responses of a novel ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture dispersed with nano particles, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K.K.Raina, 15th National Conference on Liquid crystals, IISc Bangalore, 13-15 Oct., 2008.
  57. Dichroic polymer dispersed liquid crystals as display materials, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, 11th Punjab Science Congress, Thapar University, Patiala, 7-9 Feb., 2008.
  58. Study of electrical behaviour of ferroelectric liquid crystals, Neeraj, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, 11th Punjab Science Congress, Thapar University, Patiala, 7-9 Feb., 2008.
  59. Enhancement of the performance of polymer dispersed liquid crystal with the effect of dye, Pankaj Kumar and K.K. Raina, National Conference on emerging trends in Engineering Materials, SPMS, TIET Patiala, 1-3 Feb., 2007.
  60. Polarization switching and optical responses of phase separated polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal films, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar, K. K. Raina, National Conference on emerging trends in Engineering Materials, SPMS, TIET Patiala,1-3 Feb., 2007.
  61. Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals: Physics, Materials and Applications, K K Raina, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik, XIVth National Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics, IIT Kharagpur, 19-22 Dec., 2006.
  62. Influence of liquid crystal droplet morphology on the electro-optical performance of doped and non-doped polymer dispersed liquid crystal films, K.K. Raina and Pankaj Kumar, proceeding NCATIC, page 489, Delhi Uni., 12-14 Oct., 2006.
  63. Opto-electric switching studies of polymer dispersed liquid crystals: advances in materials and device physics, K. K. Raina, Pankaj Kumar and Praveen Malik, National seminar on physics and society, NREC College Khurja, C.C.S. University Meerut (U.P) INDIA, 2 April, 2006.
  64. Effect of dichroic dye on morphological and electro-optical properties in U.V. cured dichroic polymer dispersed liquid crystal films, Pankaj Kumar, Praveen Malik and K.K. Raina, National seminar on physics and society, NREC College Khurja, C.C.S. Uni. Meerut (U. P.) INDIA, 2 April, 2006.
  65. Phase separated polymer dispersed liquid crystals: Recent developments in display devices, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, National seminar on physics and society, NREC College Khurja, C.C.S. Uni. Meerut (U.P) INDIA, 2 April, 2006.
  66. Morphological and electro-optical studies of polymer dispersed liquid crystal, K. K. Raina and Pankaj Kumar, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Polymer Science and Technology, SLIET Longowal, Dec 10-11, 2005.
  67. Influence of dichroic dye on droplet morphology and electro-optical behaviour of polymer dispersed liquid crystal thin films, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and K. K. Raina, National conference on advances in condensed matter physics, SPMS,TIET Patiala, 11- 12 Feb., 2005.
  68. Electro-optic responses of ferroelectrics liquid crystalline materials with large spontaneous polarization, K.K. Raina, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar and Alexij Bubnov, 13th National seminar on ferroelectric and dielectrics, Delhi Uni., Delhi ,23-25 Nov., 2004.
  69. Effect of polymer viscosity on morphological, polarizing switching and optical properties of polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal thin films, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar, K. K. Raina and Chandra Prakash, 13thNational seminar on ferroelectric and dielectrics, Delhi Uni, Delhi ,23-25 Nov., 2004.
  70. Synthesis and characterization of novel acrylate based side chain ferroelectric liquid crystal polymers, G. Sumana, K. K. Raina, Praveen Malik, Pankaj Kumar, Puneet Sharma, Shikha Kapila, Alexij Bubnov and Chandra Prakash, 13th National seminar on ferroelectric and dielectrics, Delhi Uni, Delhi ,23-25 Nov., 2004.
  71. Synthesis and characterization of novel liquid crystal material, Pankaj Kumar, Sumana, K. K. Raina, National conference on materials and related technology, SPMS, TIET Patiala, 19- 20 Sep., 2003.

 

Field Of Specialisation

Engineering physics, Engineering electrical materials, Materials science, Solid state physics, Mathematical physics and Theory of liquid crystal, are mainly interesting subject for the teaching at both UG and PG level.

Workshops and Traning programs conducted

    1. Faculty Enrichment Program on “Current Developments in Applied Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Approach”.
    2. Workshops on “Organising research for supervisor”.
    3. Workshops on “Effective literature review for PhD work”.
    4. Workshops on “Identifying publication destinations for PhD work”.
    5. Workshop on “Frame work of PhD programme and conduct of supervision at Chitkara University”.

Invited Talks

    • Pankaj Kumar, Dean PhD Programme conducted one day “Workshop on Scientific Report Writing” held on February 22, 2019 at Sri Guru Teg Bahadur KhalsaCollege, Sri Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (India).
    • Invited lecture on “Analysis of extinction cum absorption coefficients based on Beer’s law for CNTs and dye doped polymer dispersed liquid crystals” National Seminar on Advances in Mathematical & Information Sciences, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur KhalsaCollege, Sri Anandpur Sahib, Punjab (India), February 23, 2019.

AWARDS:

  1. Young Scientist Award by Punjab Academy of Sciences, 23rd Punjab Science Congress (23rd PSC-2020), SLIET, Longowal,India,2020.
  2. Best poster paper award, National Conference on Functional Materials for Device Applications (NCFMDA), Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar,India, 2018.
  3. Travel support sanctioned to Dr Pankaj Kumar by DST-SERB under the International travel support (ITS) scheme to attend the XXII Conference on Liquid Crystals – Chemistry, Physics and Applications (CLC’2018), Jasterzebia Gora, Poland.
  4. Best poster paper award, 4th National Conference on Nanoscience and Instrumentation Technology, NIT, Kurukshetra, India, 2016.
  5. First best poster paper award, Chandigarh Science Congress (10thCHASCON), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 2016
  6. Third best poster paper award, 10thCHASCON, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 2016.
  7. Second best poster paper award, Academy of Microscope Science and Technology- Materials Society of India, 2ndConference on Microscopy in Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala, India 2016.
  8. Dewan Jawahar Lal Nayar Memorial Prize by Indian Liquid Crystal Society, 22ndNational Conference on Liquid Crystals (NCLC-22), DIT Uni, Dehradun, India, 2015.
  9. Outstanding presentation award, WCU-BIN Fusion Technology Workshop, CBNU Korea, 2012.
  10. Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 561-756, South Korea Dec. 2009 – June 2012.
  11.  International Merck Grand Award Merck, Germany & IMID Korea(For excellent research of the year and outstanding scientific contribution to the display technology) 2011.
  12. Senior Research Fellow (S.R.F) CSIR India sponsored project, Thapar University, Patiala July 2006 – June 2007.
  13. Senior Research Fellow (S.R.F) DRDO India sponsored project, Thapar University, Patiala Oct. 2005 – June 2006.
  14. Best poster paper award, Indo-Singapore Symposium on Advanced Functional Materials-2006, IIT Mumbai, India.
  15. Junior Research Fellow (J.R.F) DRDO India sponsored project, Thapar University, Patiala April 2004 – Sept. 2005.
  16. Best poster paper award, National Conference on Recent Advances in Condensed Matters Physics (RACMP-09), NIT Hamirpur, India.
  17. Best poster paper award, XV National Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics, TU, Patiala, India.
  18. Best poster paper award, 9thAsian Symposium on Information Display-2006 (ASID-06), IIT Kanpur and SID India.
  19. Best poster paper award, 13thNational Seminar on Ferroelectric and Dielectrics (NSFD-2004), Delhi University, Delhi, India.

PATENTS:

Indian Patent Application No: INDIAN PATENT 1965/DEL/2015
Title:   Vertically aligned liquid crystal display device and its method of manufacture  thereof
Inventors: Pankaj Kumar

 

SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Role Project
Type
Title Funding
Agency
From To Amount Status
Supervisor DST-INSPIRE Fellowship Scheme Preparation and characterization of nanoparticle doped reverse mode polymer dispersed liquid crystal Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi 2015 2020 Rs. 20,84,894 Ongoing
Principal Investigator R&D, Major Project Studies on fast switching and low operating vertically aligned liquid crystal lying on capillary convective self assembled opal crystals for flexible display Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) – DST 2018 2021 Rs. 20.67 Lacs Ongoing
Supervisor Preparation and characterization of cholesteric liquid crystal light shutter Chitkara University, Punjab 2017 2020 Ongoing
Supervisor Preparation and characterization of nano particles induced vertically aligned liquid crystal Chitkara University, Punjab 2015 2019 Completed

PDF (Liquid Crystal Technology), CBNU, South Korea
PhD (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics), Thapar University, Patiala, India
M.Tech (Material Science and Engineering), Thapar University, Patiala, India
M.Sc. (Physics), C C S University, Meerut, India

More than 17 years in teaching and research

  1. December 2009 – June 2012, Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF), Chonbuk National University, South Korea
  2. July 2006 – June 2007, Senior Research Fellow (S.R.F), CSIR, India sponsored project
  3. October 2005 – June 2006, S.R.F., DRDO India sponsored project
  4. April 2004 – Sep 2005, Junior Research Fellow (J.R.F), DRDO India sponsored project