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PROJECTS

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Sr. No.

Project Title

PI / Co PI / Collaborator, if any

Funding Agency

Date of Sanction

Sanctioned Amount

Duration of the Project

1.

 

Development of Electronic Nose for detection of biomarker vapor blends using conductive polymer nanocomposite sensors

PI- Dr. G. T. Mohanraj

DST-SERB

30.06.2017

Rs. 39.64 Lakhs

Four Years

2.

Development of process technology for enhanced resistant starch content in rice and rice based snack (Puffed rice)

PI-Dr. Anupam Roy

 

DST-SERB

 06-06-19

Rs. 53.06Lakh

Three Years

3.

Biopolymer based nano-layer fortification of self-assembled micronutrients over pre- conditioned rice: retention of fortified nutrients and scale up studies

PI-Dr. Anupam Roy

Co-PI-Dr. Animesh Ghosh

ICMR

26.11.19

39,57,340

18 months

4.

Development of non-destructive process technology for simultaneous micronutrient fortification and bioavailability enhancement in Dal through selective binding of phytic acid

PI-Dr. Anupam Roy

 

DBT

18.3.2021

58

Three Years

5.

Design and development of low cost technology for micronutrient protein-fortified whole grain puffed rice

PI- Dr. Anupam Roy

Co-PI-Dr. Gautam Sarkhel & Animesh Ghosh

 

Tentatively from August, 2021

 

 

6.

Development of nanofiller reinforced ionomer-based polymer nano-composite for radio frequency absorber

PI- Nirupama

Co-PI Dr. Gautam Sarkhel

 

NPIU, TEQIP 3

18.06.2019

14.60 lakhs

One Year

7.

Transition metal(s) containing perovskite/CNFs composite for low temperature CO2 reduction

PI- Y. N. Prajapati

 

Co-PI  Dr. A. K. Sen

NPIU, TEQIP 3

18.06.2019

16.58 lakhs

One Year

8.

Deep Eutectic Solvents as Electrolytes for Nanomaterials-based high-performance Supercapacitors

PI- Dr. Anand Bharati

Co-PI - Dr. G.T Mohanraj

NPIU, TEQIP 3

18.06.2019

15.45 Lacs

One Year

9.

Synthesis and characterization of biomaterial and nanomaterial and its application in heavy metal removal

PI- Dr. Dhanbahadur Pal

Co-PI  Dr. Dharmendra Pandey

NPIU, TEQIP 3

18.06.2019

16.24 Lacs

One Year

 

COMPLETED SPONSORED PROJECTS

Project Title

Project Duration

Amount Received

Funding Agency

Status Completed/

In Progress)

Name of P.I

 

Rheological studies of commingled plastic recyclates

3 years

Rs. 6.84 Lakhs

UGC

Completed

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Development of Injection Moulding Grade PE/PS and PP/OS Blends with improved weldability

3 years

Rs. 5.5 Lakhs

UGC

Completed

Dr. ( Mrs.) S. Goswami

Development of Grooved Rubber Pads for Indian Railways

     3 years

Rs. 7.9 Lakhs

AICTE

Completed

Dr. Sanjay Dutta

Setting up of Design Development and Training Centre in Plastics
Engineering

3 years

Rs 102 lacs

Dept. of Industries, Government of Jharkhand

Completed

Coordinator:

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Multi-objective optimization of the polymerization reactors

3 years

Rs. 7, 20000

AICTE

Completed

Dr. C. Guria

Development of hybrid polymeric membrane for heavy metal separation from water

3 years

Rs. 4, 88000

Dept. of Science and Tech. Govt of Jharkhand

Completed

Dr.G. Sarkhel

Design and Development of coir fibre based low cost air cooler

3 years

Rs. 9, 79000

Coir Board, Govt. of India

Completed

Dr. A. K. Sen

Interpenetrating networks based on hydrophilic-hydrophobic acrylics

3 years

Rs. 14, 39600

Dept. of Science and Tech. Govt of India

Completed

Dr. ( Mrs.) S. Goswami

Development of Polymeric Hybrid membrane for direct methanol fuel cell

3 years

15.4 Lacs

MNRE, Govt. of INDIA

 

Completed

Dr. G. Sarkhel

Development of Infrastructure for Polymer blends and nanocomposite Laboratory

5 Years

67 lacs

DST-FIST Govt. of INDIA

Completed

Co-Ordinator

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Toughening of Epoxy for PAN Carbon composite

3 Years

9.47 lacs

DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA

Completed

Co-Ordinator

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Dr. G. Sarkhel

Enhancement of thermal resistance properties of Epoxy adhesive by adding Nano filler

1 years

3.50 Lacs

DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA

Completed

Co-Ordinator

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Dr. A. K. Sen

Dr. P. Raghiraj

Characterization of thermal protection primer and thermal protection coating

1 years

3.70 Lacs

DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA

Completed

Co-Ordinator

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Dr. A. K. Sen

Dr. G.T. Mohanraj

Erosion resistance studies

1 years

3.42 lacs

DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA

Completed

Co-Ordinator

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

Dr. G. Sarkhel

Modernization of Polymer Rheology Laboratory

3 years

15 lacs

AICTE-MODROBS

Completed

Co-Ordinator

Dr. ( Mrs.) M. Mukherjee

 

Preparation of novel Poly(m-aminophenol) /functionalised carbon nanotube nanocomposite for selective sensing of aliphatic alcohols

3 Years

24.96 Lacs

DST-SERC, Govt. of INDIA

 

On-Going

Dr. A. Chaudh

 

 

 

INDUSTRY INSTITUTE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

  • Shalimar Paints: Self cleaning paints 
  • Indian Institute of National Resins and Gums, Namkum : Surface coating based on natural resins 
  • NML Jamshedpur : Acrylic based biomaterials 
  • DRDL: high performance composites for aero spaceapplicaitons 
  • Amiantit Oman, Muscat: Consultancy in the area of modification and validation of design for PVC manhole
  • UTRC, CT, US : Direct Contact Membrane Distillation  

 

RESERCH AREAS

BIO RESOURCES

  • Bio fuel from agricultural waste
  • Bio ethanol
  • Polymers from agricultural resources
  • Bio diesel

 

POLYMER BLENDS
  • New Generation Thermoplastic Elastomer
  • Dynamically cured dispersed rubber matrix in a continuous plastic matrix
  • Blends with selective phase morphology by controlling interfacial chemistry
  • Interpenetrating Polymer Network: Phenolic -Acrylic IPNs –both semi and full type to improve the toughness of phenolic resin
POLYMER COMPOSITES
  • Natural fibre (e.g., jute, sisal and coir fibre) composites
  • Nano-size latices based on acrylic co-polymers
  • Carbon fibre reinforced composites
  • Composites with fillers of carbon, graphite, kevlar and glass fibers
  • High Performance Composite Materials 
  • Composites Processing and Process Modeling
POLYMER MEMBRANES
  • Ultra filtration membrane for heavy metal separation 
  • Polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell 
  • Development of a non-fluorinated polymeric proton exchange membrane hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cell [dmfc] application
CONDUCTING POLYMERS
  • Development of conducting Polymers with improved performance by designing 
  • Development of polymer electrolyte gel, based on polyester and ionic salt for rechargeable batteries 
  • Polyaniline Silver nanocomposite for chemical vapour sensor 
  • Carbon nanotube and Polyetherimide nanocomposite for electrical application 
  • Aliphatic alcohol vapour sensing by intrinsically conducting polymer-metal nanocomposite with enhance sensitivity and selectivity 
  • Development of polyaniline based corrosion resistant coating on steel   
BIOMATERIALS
  • Drug delivery application: A soft biocompatible elastomeric “Interpenetrating Polymer Network”
  • Tissue Engineering: Development of Polymer based Soft nanocomposites for Tissue Engineering 
THERMORESPONSIVE POLYMER
  • Development of thermoresponsive polymer for concentrating proteins and enzymes solution
WATER TECHNOLOGY
  • Direct contact Membrane Distillation 
  • Hollow fibre Membrane Bio-reactor for waste water treatment 
  • Cross Flow Ultra filtration 
  • Submerged packed bed biological reactor for Waste water treatment 
  • Ultra filtration membrane development for heavy metal separation
WASTE UTILIZATION AND RECYCLING
  • Chemical recycling of Polymer waste to obtain fuel for automobiles and Diesel Generators
  • Mechanical recycling of plastics waste to produce of value added recyclate
  • Value added product from agricultural waste utilization
  • Development of coir fiber based fire retardant nano filler 
ENERGY RESEARCH
  • Liquid fuel from plastic waste
  • Polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell
  • Development of a non-fluorinated polymeric proton exchange membrane hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cell [DMFC] application
  • Bio fuel from non edible oil seeds 
NOVEL FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION
  • Food Fortification
  • Resistant Starch
  • Value addition
  • Mechanization of traditional processes

 

 

 

Last Updated - 15-Sep-2021