The SRM Research Institute (SRM-RI) at the main campus near Chennai is a special research initiative on part of the SRM University, which has come into existence in January 2012 to realize the great vision of the President, Prof. P. Sathyanarayanan.
SRM-RI is fully committed to pursuing in-depth research and development so as to excel in all the major areas of modern-day science and technology, spanning from biotechnology to nanotechnology, from composite materials to green chemistry, from drug delivery to exploration of sustainable energy and so on. Currently, there are about 38 research fellows together with 6 postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) working at SRM-RI while the faculty strength is around 17.
In the last three years, a total of 171 papers have been published in highly reputed journals with an average impact factor of 3.8. Innovative research works carried out have resulted in publication in top-notch journals such as Account of Chemical Research, Nature Communications, Advance Funational Materials, ACS Catalysis, Particle and Fibre Toxicology, ACS Applied Materials & Interface, Scientific Reports, Nanoscale, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Enviromental Science & Technology, Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Power Sources, Acta Biomaterialia, Acta Materialia, etc.
Six patents have been filed by the faculty members of the Research institute during the years 2015-2016.
26 Research Project with a total outlay of Rs. 24.3 crores were sanctioned to the faculty members of the Institute by various funding agencies: DST, DBT, ICMR, DRDO, MNRE, MoES and Industries.