Materials Science group

Materials science was an early model for interdisciplinary research. Materials Science & Engineering combine Physics and Chemistry principles with various engineering disciplines to address global challenges in real-world problems. Materials such as Metals, Semiconductors, Ceramics, Polymers, Composites, and carbon allotropes make our life easier. They are the roots of industrial growth and technological changes. All the other engineering branches are highly relying on materials scientists and engineers for the development of advanced materials. Materials scientists in the last 50 years created a whole new class of materials and products for a broad range of applications. The recent development in various technologies such as eco-friendly vehicles, low cost & long-lasting batteries, high-speed computers with compact electronic circuits, and advanced biomedical devices, is possible due to the progress made in this field.

Our MSE division consists of 8 faculty members from different disciplines with a broad area of expertise and research interests such as Inorganic ceramic materials, Electrochemical biosensors, Multiscale modeling of charge transport in molecular semiconductors, Nanomaterials for sustainable energy and environmental remediation, Natural fiber Composites, Magnetic materials, Water and wastewater treatment, etc. Members of the team are engaged in research in a warm collaborative environment, involving internal, external (Academic research & Industrial consultancy), and international collaborations. In addition to research activities, MSE is also offering an elective course on "Advanced materials science" for the engineering students of our institute.

Our laboratory is equipped with following facilities:

Lab Name Facilities
Materials synthesis Ball milling technique, Fume hood for chemical synthesis, High-temperature furnace, Autoclave
Fabrication 3D printer, Compression Moulding, Stir casting equipment
Characterization X-Ray Diffractometer (with high-temperature accessory setup), UV-vis spectrometer, and Electrochemical workstation, Pin on disk equipment for wear testing
Simulation tools WIEN2k Software package tool for electronic structure calculations of solid materials

Energy Engineering Group

Message Energy demand is rapidly increasing day by day in the world and it is expected to increase about 60% by the year 2035. The increase in energy consumption caused depletion of fossil fuel and if this scenario continues further, resources like oil, natural gas and coal will be extinct in about 40 years, 55 years, and 130 years respectively. Prof. Stephen Hawking says that people must colonize to another planet in next 100 years due to serious climate change, population growth and overdue asteroid strikes.

An interdisciplinary centre has been created to carry out research in the field of energy which is the prime need of the country. Individual faculties carry out a wide range of research in the field of energy which is already serving as a base for energy research. The solar energy group is equipped with the facility to carry out research in the area of desalination using ecofriendly energy sources. Methods include techniques with enhanced surface coating method. Furthermore, the research group is carrying out research work on application-oriented system including solar water heating system, parabolic concentrators, nano-fluids, and nano-coolant, energy storage, solar drying techniques, photovoltaic, biofuels, waste to energy, renewable energy technologies, energy management, combustion, chemical kinetics, and hydrogen energy. Their contribution includes patents and technology transfer to the industry. The institute also plans to build state-of-the-art laboratories for the department. Research work in our laboratory is interdisciplinary in nature, where equal importance is given to both theory and application.

Cyber Physical System Group

Cyber Physical system group is a part of Centre for Research and Development focused on development of interdisciplinary research projects in the area of Deep Learning, Intelligent Transportation System, IoT, Computer Vision, Embedded Systems, and Networking. The research focus of the group includes

  • Control algorithms development for autonomous drone for precision farming, Mining, and smart grid applications
  • Deep learning-based disease prediction models developed for medical, agriculture and aquaculture applications

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