Surface functionalization and coatings of glass and their applications

Prantik Mazumder

Senior Research Associate

Corning Research and Development Corporation

Dr. Mazumder joined Corning Incorporated in 1999 and worked on and led wide-ranging interdisciplinary research and development projects at the intersections of chemical engineering, materials science, surface and interfacial phenomena, nanotechnology, mathematical modeling and numerical simulation. A few examples include: Plasma chemical vapor deposition system for optical fiber manufacturing, characterization and development of low-loss optical waveguides, capacitive de-ionization for water desalination, free standing silicon wafer processing for low cost photovoltaic, chemical fining of glass melt, fluorescence-independent optical sensor for high throughput screening of drugs, temporary bonding and debonding technologies for silicon or glass based devices, anti-smudge and anti-reflection surfaces, and metallization of glass and other dielectrics. He is recognized as an expert in surface and interfacial sciences, especially related to inorganic substrates such as glass. He currently leads various projects related to surface modification via chemistry and nano-engineering to achieve unique combinations of wetting, adhesion, chemical, optical, electrical and tribological properties. In 2017, Dr. Mazumder has been awarded the prestigious Annual Stookey Award which is Corning’s highest award for exploratory research. He has over 60  granted US and international patents and over 50 refereed publications