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Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR)

Projects

The Centre has received a grant of INR 294 lakhs from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under Nano Science and Technology Initiative (NSTI) for the postgraduate teaching programme (M. Tech. in Nanotechnology) in the year 2006. Meritorious students admitted to M. Tech. Nanotechnology were provided with a monthly scholarship. A Class 1000 Clean Room (with provision Class 100) with Lithography and Semiconductor characterization facilities were established. A new wet Chemical Synthesis Lab was set up including chemical workbench, fume-hood, high-speed centrifuge, rota-evaporator, spin-coater, thin film metal evaporation (PVD) and Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). Based on the effective utilization of the first phase of funding from DST, the Centre was chosen to receive a grant of 462 lakhs in the year 2015

 

Departmental Projects

S.No Title Funding Agency Amount(Rs) Coordinator Duration/Status
1 M.Tech Nanotechnology with specialization in Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics (Duration : 2 Years) for 20 regular students at the VIT University, Vellore Nanoscience and Technology Initiative, DST, Govt. of India 4,62, 60,000 Dr. Gargi Raina 2015-2021(Ongoing)
2 PG Teaching Programme -MTech(Duration two years) in Nano Technology with annual intake of 20 regular students at VIT Unviersity Vellore Nanoscience and Technology Initiative, DST, Govt. of India. 2,94,00,000   Dr. Gargi Raina   2008-2014(Completed)

Faculty Funded Projects

S.No Title Funding Agency Amount(Lakhs) Investigator(s) Duration/Status
1 Designing GNM/hBN – Quantum Dot Based Hybrid Photo Detectors DRDO, Govt.of India 12.74 Dr. Penchalaiah Palla(PI) 2018-2020 (Ongoing)
2 Unassisted Solar Water Splitting Using Nanostructured n-BiVO4 and p-Cu2O Tandem Cell for Hydrogen Production DST-SERB, Govt. of India 26.35 Dr. Raja Sellappan(PI)
Dr. A. Nirmala Grace(Co-PI)
2018 –2021
(Ongoing)
3 Development Of Biocompatible Magnetic Spin Relaxation Hyperthermia Materials By Modifying Magnetic Parameters Through Magnetic Exchange Coupling In Core-Shell Nanostructures DST-SERB, Govt. of India 20.67 Dr.Krishnamoorthi C(PI) 2018 –2021
(Ongoing)
4 Design And Development Of A Hybrid Mechanochemical Bioreactor For Recovery Of Precious Metals And Recycling Of Electronic Waste DST-SERB, Govt. of India 72.36 Dr. A. Nirmala Grace(PI)
Dr.Velmurugan(Co-PI),
Prof.George Jacob (Co-PI)
Dr. Niroj Kumar Sahu(Co-PI)
2016 - 2019
( Completed)
5 Synthesis, Development and Investigation of Vanadium nitride (VN), Titanium nitride (TiN) based Nanomaterials as low cost counter electrodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) DST-SERB, Govt. of India 46.43 Dr. A. Nirmala Grace(PI)
Dr.Velmurugan(Co-PI),
Prof.George Jacob (Co-PI)
Dr. Niroj Kumar Sahu (Co-PI)
Dr. Raja Sellappan(Co-PI)
2017-2019
(Completed)
6 Development of Anisotropic Magnetic Nanostructured Material for Hyperthermia DST-SERB, Govt. of India 42.18 Dr. Niroj Kumar Sahu (PI) 2017-2020
(Ongoing)
7 Fibrous matrix-hydrogel double layered synthetic human skin substitute for full-thickness burn wounds DST-SERB 39.91 Dr. Amit Kumar Jaiswal (PI)
Dr. Niroj Kumar Sahu (Co-PI)
2017-2020
(Ongoing)
8 Safe drinking water through silver clay filters IEEE-USA 5.10 Dr. V. Velmurugan(PI)
Dr.V.Arunachalam(Co-PI)
2011-2016
(Completed)
9 Development of Engine Nanocoolants for Armoured Fighting Vehicle CVRDE,Govt. of India 23.48 Dr. A Nirmala Grace,(PI)
Prof.V. Velmurugan(Co-PI)
2012 -2017
(Completed)
10 Development of carbon nanomaterials for the removal of heavy metal ions towards water purification applications. DST-WTI, Govt of India 12.72 Dr. A Nirmala Grace,(PI)
Prof. V. Velmurugan(Co-PI)
2012-2014
(Completed)
11 Development of Nanomaterials from CNT in the oxidation of Fuel towards fuel cell applications DST, Govt. of India 0.50 Dr. A Nirmala Grace(PI) 2010-2011
(Completed)

INUP-IITB Supported Projects

S.No Title Investigator Duration Status
1 Design and Fabrication of Ultra-Low VCC Metal-Insulator-Metal Capacitors for RF-AMS ICs Dr. D. Kannadassan 2018-2020 Ongoing
2 Fabrication and Characterization of ALD HfO2 and Al2O3 MIM capacitors for RF-AMS ICs Dr. D. Kannadassan 2018 –2019 Completed
3 Fabrication and Modeling of Cu2O Transparent Thin Film Transistor Dr. D. Kannadassan 2018 – 2020 Ongoing
4 Fabrication and Modeling the voltage nonlinearity of SiO2 MIM capacitors Dr. D. Kannadassan 2017-2019 Completed

JRF/SRF/Post-Doctoral Fellows Research Projects

S.No Name of the Staff Project Associated Project Duration Designation

1

Ms. R. Nivetha

Design And Development Of A Hybrid Mechanochemical Bioreactor For Recovery Of Precious Metals And Recycling Of Electronic Waste (PA)

February 2017-March 2019

PA

2

Ms. P.Tejaswi

Designing GNM/hBN – Quantum Dot Based Hybrid Photo Detectors (DRDO)

December 2018 - 2021

JRF

3

Ms. Subashini G

Synthesis, Development and Investigation of Vanadium nitride (VN), Titanium nitride (TiN) based Nanomaterials as low cost counter electrodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) (DST)

April 2017 – February 2019

JRF

4

Ms. Vinodhini V

Development Of Biocompatible Magnetic Spin Relaxation Hyperthermia Materials By Modifying Magnetic Parameters Through Magnetic Exchange Coupling In Core-Shell Nanostructures (DST)

June 2018 – June 2021

JRF

5

Mr. Sitaaraman S R

Unassisted Solar Water Splitting Using Nanostructured n-BiVO4 and p-Cu2O Tandem Cell for Hydrogen Production (DST)

June 2018 – June 2021

JRF

6

Ms. Arunima Rajan S

Development of Anisotropic Magnetic Nanostructured Materials for Hyperthermia (DST)

January 2017 – January 2020

SRF

7

Mr. Kannan G

Design And Development Of A Hybrid Mechanochemical Bioreactor For Recovery Of Precious Metals And Recycling Of Electronic Waste (DST)

October 2018 – December 2019

SRF

8

Mr. Aravindhan. V

Green nanomaterials  for marine anticorrosion and antifouling  application with minimal impact on the aquatic environment (CSIR)

April 2019 – March 2021

SRF

9

Mrs. Tamilselvi G

Graphene based composites for hydrogen sensors (CSIR)

April 2019 – March 2021

SRF

10

Mr. Kadiyam Rajshekar

Design, Fabrication and Modeling of Delafossite Cu based p-type Thin Film Transistors for Display Application (CSIR)

May 2018 – April 2020

SRF

11

Ms. Barkha Rani

Dimensionality controlled synthesis of functionalised graphene derivatives and their metal oxide composites for better supercapacitor performance (CSIR)

April 2019 – March 2021

SRF

12

Ms Sumithra P

Design Optimization of UWB Planar Antennas using Characteristic Mode Analysis (CSIR)

April 2019 – March 2021

SRF

Last updated on 16 June 2020