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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 

 

 

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  

 

 

SPONSORED PROJECTS
  • Interpenetrating networks based on hydrophilic-hydrophobic acrylics; 3Yrs, 14.40 Lacs, Investigator - Dr. S. Goswami, Sponsoring Agency - DST Govt. of INDIA
  • Development of Infrastructure for Polymer blends and nanocomposite Laboratory; 5Yrs, 65 Lacs, Investigators - Dr.M.Mukherjee Dr G Sarkhel Dr. S. Goswami Dr Arup Choudhury, Sponsoring Agency - DST Govt. of INDIA
  • Development of Polymeric Hybrid membrane for direct methanol fuel cell, 3Yrs, 15.4 Lacs, Investigators -Dr G Sarkhel Dr. S. Goswami and Dr Arup Choudhury, Sponsoring Agency - MNRE, Govt. of INDIA
  • Toughening of Epoxy for PAN Carbon composite, 3Yrs, 9.47 Lacs, Investigators - Dr G Sarkhel, Sponsoring Agency - DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA
  • Enhancement of thermal resistance properties of Epoxy adhesive by adding Nano filler,  1Yr, 3.50 Lacs, Investigators - Dr. A. Choudhury and Dr. A. K. Sen, Sponsoring Agency - DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA
  • Characterization of thermal protection primer and thermal protection coating, 1Yr, 3.70 Lacs, Investigators - Dr. A. Choudhury and Dr. A. K. Sen, Sponsoring Agency - DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA
  • Erosion resistance studies, 1Yr, 3.42 Lacs, Investigators - Dr. M. Mukherjee and Dr. G. Sarkhel, Sponsoring Agency - DRDL Hyderabad, Govt. of INDIA
  • Design and development of coir fiber based low cost air cooler, 2Yrs, 9.79 Lacs, Investigators - Dr.A.K. Sen, Sponsoring Agency - Coir Board Kerala
  • Modernization of Polymer Rheology Laboratory, 2Yrs, 15 Lacs, Investigators - Dr. M. Mukherjee and Dr. A. Chaudhury, Sponsoring Agency - AICTE MODROBS
  • Preparation of novel  Poly(m-aminophenol) /functionalised carbon nanotube nanocomposite for selective sensing of aliphatic alcohols, 3Yrs, 24.96 Lacs, Investigators - Dr. A. Chaudhury and Dr. P. Kar, Sponsoring Agency - DST-SERC, Govt. of INDIA
  • Dr. G T Mohonraj  received  project grant of Rs. 39.64 lakhs from SERB in 2017

  • Dr. Arup Chowdhury  received  project grant of Rs. 23.78 lakhs from DRDO in 2017