Anil K. Bhowmick
Dr. Anil K. Bhowmick

Research Professor
Rubber Science and Technology

Office Location: 302, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-9241   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: bhowmick [at] central.uh.edu


Ph. D, IIT Kharagpur
Postdoctoral Research, University of Akron, Akron Ohio

Research Interests: 

  • Polymer Nanocomposites and Nanomaterials
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers and Polymer blends
  • Molecular dynamics simulation of polymers
  • New Polymer from Renewable Sources
  • Polymer modification
  • Rubber Technology
  • Failure and Degradation of Rubbers
  • Adhesion and Adhesives
  • Waste Rubber Recycling
  • Sustainable polymers  from renewable sources
  • Self-healing and smart polymers

Awards & Honors: 

Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering

Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

Fellow of the Indian Rubber Institute

Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology

2020 Syed Husain Zaheer Medal by the Indian National Science Academy

2019 Distinguished Alumnus award by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

2019 Fred E. Schwab International Education award by the Society of Plastics Engineers

2019 Distinguished Visitor award by the University of Auckland, New Zealand

2017 INAE Chair Professor

2016 TRiLA Academician of the Year award by Tyre Times

2002 First Asian to receive the Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers award, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society

1997 George Stafford Whitby award, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society

Professional Activities: 

Rubber Chemistry and Technology (USA), Editorial Advisory Board

Journal of Applied Polymer Science (USA), Editorial Advisory Board

Journal of Materials Science(USA), Editorial Advisory Board

Polymer for Advanced Technologies ( Europe), Editorial Advisory Board

Journal of Natural Rubber Research (India), Editorial Advisory Board

Nano-micro Letters (China), Editorial Advisory Board

Polymers and Polymer Composites (UK), Editorial Advisory Board

Journal of Rubber Research (Malaysia), Editorial Advisory Board

Processes (Germany), Editorial Advisory Board

Selected Publications

  1. A Roy, T Mondal, S Kar, K Naskar, R Ghosal, R Mukhopadhyay, Anil K. Bhowmick,

    Study of reinforcement mechanism and structural elucidation of expanded graphite‐carbon black hybrid filler‐SBR nanocomposites through comprehensive analysis of mechanical properties and SAXS, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 49093

    , 2020
  2. D Nandi, VB Mohan, AK Bhowmick, D Bhattacharyya ,

    Metal/metal oxide decorated graphene synthesis and application as supercapacitor: a review, Journal of Materials Science, 1-26

    , 2020
  3. KP Surya, S Bhattacharya, R Mukhopadhyay, K Naskar, AK Bhowmick ,

    Natural rubber nanocomposites based on new fibrous nanofillers with improved barrier properties for use in tire innerliner applications, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 000-000

    , 2020
  4. P Sahu, AK Bhowmick ,

    Sustainable Water Responsive Mechanically Adaptive and Self-Healable Polymer Composites Derived from Biomass, Processes 8 (6), 726

    , 2020
  5. P Sahu, AK Bhowmick, G Kali,

    Terpene Based Elastomers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, Processes 8 (5), 553

    , 2020
  6. PR Sreenath, S Mandal, S Singh, H Panigrahi, P Das, AK Bhowmick, D.Kotnees ,

    Unique approach to debundle carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix using carbon dots for enhanced properties, European Polymer Journal 123, 109454

    , 2020
  7. S Das, S Chattopadhyay, S Dhanania, AK Bhowmick ,

    Improved dispersion and physico‐mechanical properties of rubber/silica composites through new silane grafting, Polymer Engineering & Science 60 (12), 3115-3134

    , 2020
  8. S Saha, AK Bhowmick ,

    Effect of structure development on the rheological properties of PVDF/HNBR‐based thermoplastic elastomer and its vulcanizates, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 137 (28), 48758

    , 2020
  9. S Saha, AK Bhowmick, A Kumar, K Patra, PJ Cottinet, K Thetpraphi ,

    Polyvinylidene Fluoride/Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber-Based Flexible Electroactive Polymer Blend and Its Nanocomposites with Improved Actuated Strain: Characterization and Properties, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 59 (8), 3413-3424

    , 2020
  10. SK Parameswaran, S Bhattacharya, R Mukhopadhyay, K Naskar, Anil K. Bhowmick ,

    Excavating the unique synergism of nanofibers and carbon black in Natural rubber based tire tread composition, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 138 (3), 49682

    , 2020
  11. T Saha, AK Bhowmick ,

    High‐temperature degradation of butadiene‐based model elastomers by reactive molecular dynamics simulation, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 137, 48592

    , 2020
  12. T Saha, AK Bhowmick, T Oda, T Miyauchi, N Fujii ,

    Understanding thermo-oxidative degradation of polyacrylic ester elastomer and its nanocomposites through molecular dynamics simulation and experiments, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 109457

    , 2020
  13. K Dinesh Kumar, MS Satyanarayana, Ganesh C Basak, Anil Bhowmick,

    Adhesion between Compounded Elastomers: A Critical Review, Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives, 2019, Volume 4, Pages 99-191

    , 2019
  14. H Sridharan, A Guha, S Bhattacharyya, AK Bhowmick, R Mukhopadhyay,

    Effect of Silica Loading and Coupling Agent on Wear and Fatigue Properties of a Tread Compound, Rubber Chemistry and Technology 92 (2), 326-349

    , 2019
  15. PR Sreenath, Saptarshi Mandal, Seema Singh, Prolay Das, Anil K Bhowmick, K Dinesh Kumar ,

    Remarkable synergetic effect by in-situ covalent hybridization of carbon dots with graphene oxide and carboxylated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber, Polymer, Volume 175, Pages 283-293.

    , 2019
  16. Pranabesh Sahu, Anil K Bhowmick,

    Sustainable self‐healing elastomers with thermoreversible network derived from biomass via emulsion polymerization, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 57 (6), 738-751

    , 2019
  17. Pranabesh Sahu, Anil K Bhowmick ,

    Redox Emulsion Polymerization of Terpenes: Mapping the Effect of the System, Structure and Reactivity Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

    , 2019
  18. R Koley, R Kasilingam, S Sahoo, S Chattopadhyay, AK Bhowmick,

    Synthesis and Characterization of Phenol Furfural Resin from Moringa Oleifera Gum and Biophenol and Its Application in Styrene Butadiene Rubber, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58 (40), 18519-18532

    , 2019
  19. Saikat Das, Santanu Chattopadhyay, Sawar Dhanania, Anil K Bhowmick ,

    Reactive grafting of 3-octanoylthio-1-propyltriethoxysilane in styrene butadiene rubber: Characterization and its effect on silica reinforced tire composites, Polymer, Volume 179, 121693.

    , 2019
  20. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Vivekanda Lodha, Saikat Dasgupta, Rabindra Mukhopadhyay, Abhilash Guha, Preetom Sarkar, Tuhin Saha, Anil K Bhowmick,

    Influence of highly dispersible silica filler on the physical properties, tearing energy, and abrasion resistance of tire tread compound, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 136, Issue 18, 47560

    , 2019
  21. Subhabrata Saha, Anil K Bhowmick ,

    An Insight into molecular structure and properties of flexible amorphous polymers: A molecular dynamics simulation approach, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 136, Issue 18, 47457.

    , 2019
  22. Tuhin Saha, Anil K Bhowmick, Takeshi Oda, Toshiaki Miyauchi, Nobuhiko Fujii ,

    Influence of layered nanofillers on the mechanical properties and thermal degradation of polyacrylicester polymer: Theoretical and experimental investigations, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 169, Pages 65-78.

    , 2019