Directorate of Research

Activities

  • Electroactive Graphene – Metal (Oxide) Composites: Scalability for Fuel and Solar Cells Application, Dr. B. Neppolian, Department of Science and Technology20122015 (Rs. 25.764 Lakh)
  • High order accurate total variation stable schemes for discontinuous flow problems, Dr. Ritesh Kumar Dubey, Department of Science and Technology20132016 (Rs. 12.12 Lakh)
  • Interfacial Elastic Waves and Frictional Slip Instabilities, Dr. Ranjith Kunnath, Department of Science and Technology, 20122015 (Rs. 21.0 Lakh)
  • Investigation and Analysis of Non-Equilibrium Quantum Transport and Magnetization Dynamics in Magnetic Molecular Nano-Electronic Devices with Optimized Electrode Topology, Dr. Arijit Sen, Department of Science and Technology - Nano Mission2013-2016 (Rs. 39 Lakh)
  • Systematic Development of Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Dr. Bhalchandra Kakade, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)2014-2017 (Rs. 24.93 Lakh)
  • Comparison of Lung Developmental Genetics Among Mouse Strains with Extremely Divergent Lung Function, Dr. Koustav Ganguly, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), 2013-2016 (40.60 Lakh)
  • Project Title: Dioxygen reduction using low dimensional materials in the energy 
    generation/storage device: first principles study, Dr. Ranjit ThapaScience and Engineering Research Board (SERB)2014-2017(14.04 Lakh)
  • Atmospheric Emission and Risk Assessment of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Dioxins and Furans during the Electronic Waste Recycling in Chennai, Dr. P. Chakraborty, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB),2014-2017 (Rs. 25.0 Lakh)
  • A Cell-Based System for High Throughput Screening of Nrf2 Activators and Its Role in Protecting Pancreatic Beta-Cell Apoptosis – Dr. K. M. Ramkumar,Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)2013-2016(24.12 Lakh)
  • Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2 -Related Factor 2 (Nrf2) Activators on the Survival of Pancreatic Islet Grafts in Type 1 Diabetic Mice, Dr. K. M. Ramkumar, Department of Biotechnology2014-2017 (33.95 lakh)
  • Stabilization Mechanism in Aluminium Foams Containing Solid Particles, Dr. G. S. Vinod KumarDefense Research Development Organization – Naval Research Board2014-17 (23.64 Lakh)
  • Gold Project – Industry Project- Tanishq : Dr. G. S. Vinod Kumar, (150 Lakh)
  • Polymeric Graphitic-Carbon-Nitride Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Next Generation Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries: Synthesis, Characterization, Device Fabrication and Testing, Dr. M. Sasidharan, Department of Science and Technology - Nanomission, 2014-2017 (23.946 Lakh)
  • Advanced materials for hydrogen release/storage on biomass derivatives,Dr. M. Sasidharan,Science and Engineering Research Board(SERB)2014-207 (43.8 lakh)
  • A Different Perspective of Spectral Graph Theory in the Structural Characterization of Networks, Dr. S. Lavanya, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) 2015-2016(14.04 Lakh)
  • Study on the Effect of GymnemaMontanum on Endothelial Dysfunction in Experimental Diabetes,Dr. K. M. Ramkumar, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)2015-2018 (Rs. 28.8 Lakh)
  • Satellite Meteorology cell for network projects at SRM University, Dr. D. Narayana Rao,Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES),2015-2018 (Rs. 140 Lakh)
  • New method of efficiently degrading organic compounds by Sonophotocatalysis using diffused sunlight with graphene and metal oxides- nano-composites,Dr. B. Neppolian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB),2015 - 2018 (Rs. 32 Lakh)
  • Low grade waste heat to useful energy – Thermocells, Dr. S. Harinipriya, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)2015-2018 (Rs. 49.132 Lakh)
  • Novel Stimuli-responsive Poly(2-oxazoline)s/Tannic Acid Multilayer Thin Films and Capsules for Drug Delivery Applications. Dr. S. Anandhakumar, Science and Engineering Research Board2015-2018 (Rs. 22.98 Lakh)
  • Design and Development of Solar Light Driven Graphene based Mixed Oxide Photo-Catalysis for Efficient production of Hydrogen (Solar Fuel), Dr. B. Neppolian, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy2015-2018 (Rs. 41 Lakh)
  • Solution processed CZTS-TiO2 heterojunction for solar energy conversion, S. Venkataprasad Bhat, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB),2016-2019(~Rs. 35 Lakh)
  •   Investigation of physical and chemical characteristics of the Tropical Tropopause Layer(TTL) in climate change perspective,  Dr. Sankay Kumar Mehta, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), 2016 - 2019 (Rs. 21.03 Lakh)
  • A rapid non-invasive urinary test for the detection of Obstructive Uropathy. Dr. K. M. Ramkumar, Department of Biotechnology,2015-2016 (37.19 lakh)
  • Remote Radical sp3 C-H Functionalization via Carbene/radical Reactions Sequence: Asymmetric Synthesis of α- and β-amino Alcohols/Acids, Dr. K. Namitharan, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)2016-2019 (95 Lakh)
  • Ball mill synthesis and large area deposition route for quaternary Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cell absorber, Dr. P. Malar, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), (Rs. 23.5 Lakh)
  • SRM-DBT Platform for Research and Skill Development for Advanced Life Science Technologies,Faculty Involve: Dr. K. M. Ramkumar, (Sponsored by DBT, Govt of India; Total outlay: 15.76 crore). 2015-2018
  • Development of Electrode Materials for High Energy Density Lithium ion Batteries and Computational Studies of Solar Absorber layers, PI- Dr. M. Sasidharan, Co-PI - Dr. Ranjit Thapa, Dr. B. Nepolian, Dr. P. Malar, Dr. S. Venkataprasad Bhat (Sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India; Total outlay: Rs. 11.17 crore). 2016-2019
  • High order entropy stable schemes and automatic mesh adaptation techniques: their design, analysis and applications. Dr. Ritesh Kumar Dubey, (Sponsored by DST-SERB under EMR scheme; Total outlay: 26 Lakh). 2016-2019
  • Bioavalability of Dioxin like Polychlorinated biphenyls, Dioxins and Furansreleased due to combustion of electronic waste in Chennai: Implications for Risk Assessment. Dr. Paromita Chakraborty, (Sponsored by Ministry of Enviroment, Forest & Climate Change; Total outlay ~Rs. 51.43 Lakh). 2016-2019
  • Scaling up of Microbial Fuel cell upto 1kWh, Dr. S., Harinipriya, Industrial project, sanctioned, (Rs. 55 Lakh), 2016 to 2018. 
  • Proof of concept for non cyanide based electroforming of gold jewellery, Dr. S., Harinipriya, Titan, sanctioned
  • Ruthenium based metallopolymer grafted reduced graphene oxide as a new hybrid solar light harvester in polymer solar cells, Dr. B. Neppolian, Department of Science and Technology-Solar Energy Research Initiatives (DST-SERI), 2017-2020 (Rs. 75 Lakh).
  • Development of Layered Conducting Ceramic Nanomaterials of MAX phase and MXenes for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications, Dr. Bhalchandra Kakade, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB- EMR),2017-2020 (Rs. 60 Lakh)
  • Therapeutic potential of Nrf2 activators on endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced endothelial dysfunction in diabetes, PI- Dr. K. M. Ramkumar, Co-PI- Koustav SarkarScience and Engineering Research Board (SERB- EMR),2017-2020 (Rs. 50 Lakh)
  • Mechanistic of CO Oxidation on Metal Free Catalyst and Property Package, PI- Dr. Ranjit Thapa, Co-PI- Dr. Bhalchandra Kakade, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB- EMR),2017-2020 (Rs. 37 Lakh)
  • Asian summer monsoon anticyclone (ASMA): Gateway of surface pollutants to the stratosphere, PI-Dr. Sankay Kumar Mehta, SPARC, Govt. of India, 2019-2021 (Rs. 39.5 Lakh)