Ariful Rahaman Shaikh

Postdoctoral Fellow


Research Interests

Dr. Rahaman's research interests include:
Nanomaterials and their application in Nanocomposites.
​In relation to this area of his research, he has grown nanomaterials over glass fibre and prepared nanomaterials coated glass fiber reinforced polymer composites for structural application. He is currently working on the preparation of carbon nanotube reinforced carbon fiber-epoxy composites and their fracture properties.

Selected Publications

  • S. Maitra, A. Rahaman, A. Sarkar and A.Tarafder.; “Zirconia–mullite materials prepared from semi-colloidal route derived precursors” , Ceramics International, Volume 32, Issue 2, 2006, Pages 201-206.
  • Ariful Rahaman, N.Patra, and Kamal K Kar. (2008) “Self Catalyzing Behavior of kanthal Wire for Growing Carbon Nanotubes”, Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 16(1): 78 – 87.
  • Kamal K. Kar , A. Rahaman, P.Agnihotri, and D. Sathiyamoorthy. (2009) “Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes on the Surface of Carbon Fiber/Fabric by Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition and their Characterization”, Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 17(3): 209 – 229.
  • Ariful Rahaman, Kamal K Kar and D. Chaudhary (2010) “Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes on Nickel-Silica Catalyst Coated E-Glass Fiber/Fabric and its Nanocomposites”, International Journal of Plastic Technology 13(1): 1 – 15.
  • Ariful Rahaman and Kamal K Kar. (2010) “Growth of carbon nanotubes on E-glass fibers/fabric using iron catalyst”, Journal of Surface Engineering (Accepted


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India (2010)
  • M.Tech. in Ceramic Engineering, Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University, India (2004)
  • B.Tech. in Ceramic Technology, College of Ceramic Technology, Calcutta University, India (2002)​


  • Kamal Krishna Kar, Ariful Rahaman, Niranjan Patra and Sanjay Dasgupta, “Controlled growth of carbon nanocones on carbon fiber(s)/fabric and method of synthesis thereof” 1900//DEL/2008 dated on August 12, 2008.
  • Kamal Krishna Kar and Ariful Rahaman, “Method of manufacturing of carbon nanotube coated fibers/fabric and its hybrid nanocomposites” 1996//DEL/2008 dated on August 22, 2008.
  • Kamal Krishna Kar and Ariful Rahaman, “Alignment of Carbon Nanofibers on Glass fiber through Chemical Vapour Deposition and its Nanocomposites,” selected for commercialization by Intellectual Ventures (IV) [], and also applied for US patent.
  • Kamal K. Kar, Raghunandan Sharma, Ariful Rahman and Sanjay Agarwal “Low Voltage Energy-Saving Electric Lamps using Straight Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Coated Tungsten Filament and Method for Manufacturing the Same” selected for commercialization by Intellectual Ventures (IV)[], and also applied for US patent.​​

Research Interests Keywords

Nanomaterials Advanced Ceramics Nanocomposites