Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University - Dr. Kulvir Singh

Dr. Kulvir Singh

Designation :Professor and Head


  • PhD, Supervisors: Prof. D.Bahadur, IITB and Prof.K.C.Sharma, HPU, Shimla- 1995
  • Thesis Title ‘Studies of aluminium -based quasicrystalline alloys and some related systems’
  • M.Phil., Supervisors: Prof. A.K.Rastogi, JNU, Delhi and Prof. K.C.Sharma, HPU - 1988

Research experience

  • 27 years research experience in various institutes of India and abroad such as Research center, Juelich, Germany, I I T,Bombay, I I T Kanpur, H.P.University, Thapar University, Patiala.

Teaching experience

  • 2013-Cont. Professor (SPMS) in Thapar University, Patiala
  • 2006- 2013 Associate Professor (SPMS) in Thapar University, Patiala
  • 2003- 2006 Assistant Professor (SPMS) in Thapar University, Patiala
  • 1999- 2003 Lecturer (SPMS) in Thapar University, Patiala

Teaching Interests

  • Structure and properties of materials
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
  • Advanced Characterization Techniques for Materials
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Composite Materials
  • Electrical Properties of Materials

Research Interests

  • Condensed Matter Physics (Glass, Ceramics & Bio-ceramics, Solid oxide Fuel cell)


  • Research papers in referred journals: 113
  • Conference proceeding papers: 80

Citation Indices

  • Citations: 836
  • h-index: 14
  • i10 index: 26

Most cited publications

  • N. Lahl, K. Singh, L. Singheiser, K. Hilpert, and D. Bahadur, Crystallization kinetics in AO-Al2O3-SiO2-B2O3 glasS (A=Ba, Ca, Mg); J. Mat. Sci. 35 (2000) 3089.
  • N. Lahl, D. Bahadur, K. Singh, L. Singheiser and K. Hilpert, Study of the chemical interactions between aluminosilicate base sealants and the components on the anode side of SOFC, J. Electrochem. Soc., 149 (2002) A607.
  • Vishal Kumar, Anu Arora, O.P.Pandey and K. Singh, studies on thermal and structural properties of glasses as sealants for solid oxide fuel cells”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33 (2008) 433455.
  • Ravikant, K.Singh, O.P.Pandey, Synthesis and characterization of bismuth vanadate electrolyte material with aluminium doping for SOFC application, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33 (2008) 455.
  • D. Bahadur, N. Lahl, K. Singh, L.Singheiser and K. Hilpert, Influence of nucleating agents on the chemical interaction of MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-B2O3 glass sealants with components of SOFCs, J. Electrochem. Soc.151 (2004) A558.
  • Anu Arora, Esam Shaaban, K.Singh and O.P,Pandey (2008), Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of ZnO-BaO-B2O3-SiO2 glass, J.Non-Crystalline Solids 354 (2008) 3944.
  • Vishal Kumar, Sarita, O.P.Pandey and K.Singh, Thermal and physical properties of 30SrO-40SiO2-20B2O3-10A2O3 (A=La, Y, Al) glasses and their chemical reaction with bismuth vanadate for SOFC, Solid State Ionics 18 (2010) 79
  • K. Singh and D. Bahadur, Characterization of SiO2-Na2O-CaO-Fe2O3-P2O5-B2O3 glass ceramics, J.Mat. Sci.: Mat. in Med. 10 (1999) 481.
  • K. Singh, Neha Gupta and O.P. Pandey, Effect of y2o3 on crystallization behaviour of SiO2-MgO-B2O3-Al2O3 glasses, J Mat. Sci. 42 (2007) 6426-6432.
  • Gurbinder Kaur, Manoj Kumar, Anu Arora, O.P.Pandey, K. Singh, Influence of Y2O3 on structural and optical properties of SiO2–BaO–ZnO–xB2O3–(10−x) Y2O3 glasses and glass ceramics J.Non- Crystalline Solids, 357 (2011) 858–863.
  • Anu Arora, Ashutosh Goel, Esam Shabaan, K. Singh, O. P. Pandey and José Maria da Fonte Ferreira, Crystallization kinetics of BaO-ZnO-Al2O3 –B2O3-SiO2 glass, Physica B 403 (2008) 1738
  • Manupriya, K. S. Thind, , G. Sharma, V. Rajendran, K. Singh, A. V. Gayathri Devi And S. Aravindan, Structural and acoustic investigation of calcium borate glasses, Pysica Status Solidii (a) 203 10 (2006) 2356–2364.
  • Manupriya Kulwant Singh Thind, Gopi Sharma and K. Singh, Soluble borate glasses: in vitro analysis J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 90 (2007) 467–471.
  • D. Bahadur, K. Singh and M. Roy, Ferromagnetic icosahedral Al- Cu-Mn-Ge alloy by mechanically alloying, Mat. Sci. & Engg.A, 154 (1992) 79.
  • Gurbinder Kaur, O.P.Pandey and K.Singh, Interfacial study between high temperature SiO2-B2O3-AO-La2O3 (A= Sr, Ba) glass seals and Crofer 22 APU for solid oxide fuel cell applications, Int. J. Hyro. Energy, 37 (2012) 6862-6874.
  • P. Brahama, D.Chakravorty, K. Singh,and.Bahadur, D. Preparation of barium hexagonal ferrites by sol-gel method, J.Mat.Sci. Lett., 9 (1991) 1438.
  • Manupriya, A. P. Kaur, K. S. Thind, K. Singh, V.Kumar, G. Sharma, D. P. Singh, D.Singh (2009), compositional dependence of invitro bioactivity in sodium calcium borate glasses, J. Physics and Chemistry Solids,70 (2009) 1137

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

  • 1991-1996 Senior Research fellow in CSIR/DST at IIT Bombay.
  • 1989-1991 Junior Research Fellow in DST at IIT Kanpur.
  • Recipient of MRSI, India, best Research paper award for the year 2010.
  • Recipient of MRSI, India, best Research paper award for the year 2012.

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