Shobit Omar

PhD (University of Florida)

Assistant Professor, Department of MSE




  • PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. August 2008
    Thesis Title:Doped Ceria Electrolyte Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Application.
    Supervisor:Prof. Juan C. Nino
  • M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. April 2007
  • B.Tech., Department of Ceramic Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. April 2004



  • Structure and Properties of Materials


  • Abhinav Rai, Prashant Mehta and Shobit Omar, "Ionic Conduction Behavior in SmxNd0.15−xCe0.85O2−δ", Solid State Ionics, 263 190-196 (2014).

  • Shobit Omar and Juan C. Nino, "Consistency in the chemical expansion of fluorites: A thermal revision of the doped ceria" Acta Materialia 61 (14)5406-5413 (2013).

  • Jin Soo Ahn, Shobit Omar, Eric D. Wachsman, and Juan C. Nino, "Performance of Anode-Supported SOFC using Novel Ceria Electrolyte", Journal of Power Sources, 191 2131-2135 (2010).

  • Shobit Omar, Eric D. Wachsman, Jacob L. Jones, and Juan C. Nino, "Crystal Structure-Ionic Conductivity Relationships in Doped Ceria Systems", Journal of the American Ceramics Society, 92 [11] 2674-2681 (2009).

  • Shobit Omar, Eric D. Wachsman, and Juan C. Nino, "Higher Conductivity Sm3+ and Nd3+ Co-Doped Ceria Based Electrolyte Materials", Solid State Ionic, 178 [37-38] 1890-1897 (2008).



  • Ashutosh Rai

PhD Students

  • Alka Gupta (Co-advisor)

  • Vandana Upadhyaya (Co-advisor)

  • Rahul Bhattacharyya


  • Ram Pyar Singh

  • Sunil Kumar

  • Amit Das (Co-advisor)

  • Ishamol L B (Co-advisor)

  • Mohit Sanbui

  • Suraj Chandra

  • Ravi Godara


  • Postdoctoral Researcher: Nov 2010 - April 2011International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Nov 2008 - Oct 2010Fuel Cells and Solid State Chemistry Division, Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark-DTU, Roskilde, Denmark.

  • Visiting Research Scholar: Mar- April 2008Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA.



Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Labs addresses: Electroceramics Laboratory,
109 Western Labs.,
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7427 (O)

Fax: 0512-259-7505


  • Ceramic Processing, Electroceramics, Energy Materials, High-Temperature Materials, Fuel Cells, Ceramic Coatings


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