The department of
Ceramic Engineering has a number of facilities to meet up the
requirements of undergraduate studies. This department provides 10 different
laboratory facilities with advanced and traditional tools and machineries to
elucidate the fundamental engineering concepts for B.Sc. Engineering
students.These laboratories are used for demonstration of sessional courses, performing project and thesis of undergraduate students and carrying out research to develop the glass and ceramic engineering
sector. The laboratories are
1. Glass Forming Laboratory
Glass forming laboratory is the
fundamental laboratory for the forming different types of glass in different
techniques. This laboratory provides facility for glass forming as well as
glass testing. There have a number of modern Glass Melting Furnaces. The glass
making process becomes easier with this modern furnace. Students can make glass
from desired batch composition. They can melt the batch in the furnaces that
subsequently form glass.
2. Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Chemical analysis laboratory is designed for
the sessional classes on quantitative and qualitative analysis of glass and ceramic materials. This lab is facilitated with pH meter,
digital water bath, magnetic stirrer, fume chamber and hundreds of chemicals and
raw materials. In this lab students can determine the pH value, Chemical
analysis of cement, glass & ceramics, corrosion rate of metals and alloys, heating
up chemical elements by using digital water bath, drying & mixing of powder
solution using magnetic stirrer.
3. Material Characterization Laboratory
Material characterization lab is the most important
lab for GCE dept.The primary mission of this lab is to enabling the students to analyze and characterize thestructure and properties of different materials. In this
lab, students are introduce with various types of materials characterization instrumentssuch as Micro
Hardness Tester, Impact Resistance Tester, Pycnometer, Impedance Analyzer,
Dilatometer, Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Thermal Conductivity
Point Measuring Unit.
4. Ceramic Forming Laboratory
It is the core lab for GCE dept. This
lab is equipped with modern facilities and ceramic forming instruments
including Planetary Ball Mill, Assembly Ball Mill, Jaw Crusher, Vibratory Sieve
Shaker, Jiggering & Jollying machine, Hot Plate, Electric Dryer, Muffle Furnaces
and Electric Kiln.
this lab student can learn the total ceramic forming steps i.e. processing of
raw materials to forming the ceramic products. They can crush the raw materials
of desired size, ball mill the powder to make slip & slurry, prepare the
mold, form the hollow & flat shape ceramic ware by slip casting, jiggering
& jollying machine, drying & firing of ceramic bodies by electric
dryer, muffle furnace and electric kiln.
5. Nano Synthesis Laboratory
A Nano synthesis
laboratory is one of the most important laboratories in Glass & Ceramic
Engineering department. Modern facilities have been developed for theoretical
& advance ceramic. This lab is equipped with modern Refractometer,
Ultrasonic Cleaner, Electrometer, UV-visible Spectrophotometer, Glass Softening
Point Tester, Electric Balance Three Point Bending tester, Flame Photometer,
Viscosity Tester and Hydraulic Hot Press equipment.
In this lab
students can learn about the different synthesis and characterization technique
of nanomaterials. They can perform the following measurement like refractive
index of materials, Optical constants (Transmittance & Absorbance) both for
solids an liquids, Electrical resistance, Charge & current of ceramic
materials, Glass softening temperature of different glasses, Modulus of rupture
of ceramics, Elemental analysis usually Li, Na, K, Ca& Ba containing materials, Absolute, Apparent & Kinematic viscosity of ceramic slip and slurry.
6. Materials Testing Laboratory
Different types of
materials can be precisely tested in this lab with advanced instruments. This lab is rich with
modern facilities and instruments.
Student can learn the procedure ofhandling the following machines such asUniversal Testing Machine(UTM),
Surface Grinder, Cutting Machine and Lathe machine.
Students can perform
the Tensile & Compressive strength by UTM, Surface cleaning by Surface grinder,
cutting, tooling, grinding, finishing, machineries making by Lathe machine.
7. Microstructural Analysis Laboratory
Investigation of microstructure of
materials is very important for materials science. Any changes of
microstructure of materials can also changes the properties. So, laboratory for
microstructure investigation is essential for the students of GCE department.
The microstructural analysis
laboratory of this department is enriched with modern facilities and
instruments including metallurgical microscope, Optical microscope, Microscope
with image analyzer. Student can analyze the microstructure of metal, ceramics
and glass. Microscope with Image analyzer is used to explore the micrograph of
8. Computer Laboratory
laboratory is furnished with computing facilities for the sessional courses on
programming like C, C++, CAD-CAM, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustration, and
Solid works software. It is also networked with the campus server, which
assists the research activities in the department.
9. XRD Laboratory
XRD is associated with quantitative
phase identification and structural analysis with Bragg-Brentano geometry and
scintillation detector. To keep pace with advance ceramic research, XRD
laboratory have been established in GCE department. The general features of XRD
·Temperature Range: RT to 1600oC
·Sample compatibility: Powder, Solid, Thin
·Applications: Ceramics, Metals,
Refractories, Mineral, Cements, Cellulose, etc.
10. SEM Laboratory
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)is
one of the most important morphological analysis techniques of materials. SEM provides
excellent quality imaging results from an analytical microscope with the
capability to handle all types of material.
modes: Surface and cross-sectional
compatibility: Thin film, solid, powder, fiber, etc.