Ongoing Projects

75. Development of nanocarbon-sulphur cathode to minimize Li-polysulfides shuttling in Li-S battery.
Sponsor : M/S ELECTRODRIVE POWERTRAIN SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED 
Duration : 2021-2022
Value : Rs 22 Lakhs
Investigators : Prof. Ramaprabhu
74. BET; FTIR; Zeta Potential Analyser TGA 
Sponsor : RFME 
Duration :  06.09.2021 To 05.09.2022 
Value : Rs 8 Lakhs
Investigators : Prof. Ramaprabhu
73. Center of Eminence in NDE 5.0 : Exploring New Horizons

Duration : 2021-2022
Investigators : Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam
Co-Investigators : Prof. Ramaprabhu
72. Centre of Excellence-Advanced Centre for Energy Storage and Conversion

Duration : 2021-2022
Investigators : Prof. Kothandaraman
Co-Investigators : Prof. Ramaprabhu
71. Capture and conversion of CO2 gas for Automobile I.C. engine exhaust gases using nano composite materials
Sponsor : Tide water oil ompany India Ltd
Duration : 01.08.2020 To 01.08.2022
Value : Rs 25 Lakhs
70. Development of technology and processes to produce nanomaterials, nanocomposites, nanocoatings, nanolubricants and nanoceramics 
Sponsor : DST 
Duration : 21.08.2017 To 20.08.2020 
Value : Rs 1000 Lakhs

Co-Investigators : Dr. Ramachandra Rao M. S., Dr. S. S. Bhattacharya
69. Synthesis and characterisation of platinum nano-catalyst for fuel cell, hydrogen sensor applications in the context of cold trap regeneration of sodium cooled fast reactors
Sponsor : IGCAR
Duration : 15-02-2020 to 14-02-2022
Value : Rs 36 Lakhs

Completed Projects

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68. Maintenance of Capital Equipment​
Sponsor : ICSR
Duration : 15-5-2017 To 14-11-2021
67. BET; FTIR; Zeta Potential Analyser TGA 
Sponsor : RFME 
Duration :  11.04.2019 To 10.04.2020 
Value : Rs 7 Lakhs
66. Study of GCN coating on glass to explore applications
Sponsor : Saint-Gobin
Duration : 01.11.2020 To 30.04.2021
Value : Rs 8.4 Lakhs
65. Technology concept evaluation

Duration : 01.08.2020 to 31.12.2020
Value : Rs 15 Lakhs
64. Durable Fuel cells based on Polymer coated nanocarbon composites(DUPONT)
Sponsor : IFCPAR + DST 
Duration : 15.05.2017 To 14.05.2020
Value : Rs 29.9 Lakhs
63. Highly porous 3D graphene composites for protecting electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference 
Sponsor : UAY 
Duration : 29.08.2018 To 29.08.2020 
Value : Rs 162.44 Lakhs
Co-Investigators : Dr. V. Subramanian
62. High sensitivity piezo-resistive array of sensors based on flexible graphene-metal-polymer based composite layers
Sponsor : Ministry of Defence (DST)+ TATA Sons 
Duration : 20.10.2016 To 19.10.2019
Value : Rs 464.58  Lakhs
Co-Investigators : Dr. Krishnan Balasubramaniam
61. Nitrogen doped partially exfoliated multi walled carbon nanotubes-PtRu nanoparticle hybrids as high performance anode for direct methanol fuel cells
Sponsor : DST Nanomission 
Duration : 8.06.2016 To 07.06.2019
Value : Rs 29.79 Lakhs
60. Design and Development of Hydrogen Storage Device with Mg Based Alloy Nanoparticles Decorated Frustule
Sponsor : DRDO 
Duration : 01.09.2017 To 31.08.2019 
Value : Rs 66 Lakhs
Co-Investigators : Dr. Manu Jaiswal
59. All oxide thin film solid state batteries with oxide based super-ionic conductor and oxide
Sponsor : Ministry of Defence (DST)
Duration : 10.04.2017 To 09.04.2019 
Value : Rs 19.2 Lakhs
58. Development of nanolubricant with coal mill gearbox oil as base lubricant (Consultancy)
Sponsor : NTPC 
Duration : 25.09.2016 To 24.12.2018 
Value : Rs 86.25 Lakhs
57. Development of high capacity metal oxide/carbon nano material based anode material for Sodium ion batteries  (Consultancy)
Sponsor : RCI, Hyderabad 
Duration : 19.04.2016 To 28.02.2019 
Value : Rs 9.9 Lakhs
56. Development of partiallly exfoliated carbon nanotubes based Li-S battery and 2032 coin cells (Consultancy)
Sponsor : RCI
Duration : 07.01.2016 To 30.03.2019 
Value : Rs 100.05  Lakhs
55. Development of Li-S battery with improved sulphur utilisation and cyclic stability
Sponsor : US Airforce (USA)
Duration : 2015 - 2017
Value : Rs 31.5 Lakhs
54. Development of non-Pt electrocatalysts for hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Sponsor : US Airforce
Duration : 2016-2017
Value : Rs 16.2 Lakhs
53. Titania Nanotubes as an Alternative Catalyst Support for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
Sponsor : MNRI
Duration : 2016-2017
Value : Rs 16.2 Lakhs
52. Copper (Cu) - CNT based Nanocomposite Formulations for Heat Recovery in Different Processes in a steel plant
Sponsor : Ministry of Steel
Duration : 2012-2015
Value : Rs 176.4 [Total value 336] Lakhs
51. Coupling of hydrogen storage device with PEMFC Fuel cell
Sponsor : GAIL
Duration : 2014 - 2015
50. Development of Hydrogen storage nanomaterials
Sponsor : MNRE
Duration : 2010-2015
Value : Rs 581.68 Lakhs
49. Mind the Gap - jumping the hurdles limiting polymer fuel cell performance and commercialization
Sponsor : DST (Indo-UK)
Duration : 2012-2015
Value : Rs 112.9 [Total value 348.7] Lakhs
48. Single-walled / multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based Supercapacitors for electrical energy storage
Sponsor : BHEL
Duration : 2013-2014
47. Development of new Graphene based electro catalyst for PEMFC (Consultancy)
Sponsor : Nissan
Duration : 2013-2014
46. Pilot scale Preparation of Carbon Nanomaterials (Consultancy)
Sponsor : TATA STEEL, JAMIPOL, Jamshedpur
Duration : 2012-2014
45. Invention Plus (Consultancy)
Sponsor : INTELLECTUAL VENTURES ASIA PTE. LTD
Duration : 2012-2014
44. Development of nanolubricant with ID Fan Lube Oil (Consultancy)
Sponsor : NTPC
Duration : 2013-2014
43. Development of novel metal hydride-carbon nanomaterial based nanocomposites as anode electrode materials for lithium ion battery (Consultancy)
Sponsor : US Air Force
Duration : 2012-2014
42. Development of novel nano-composites for Hydrogen Storage (Consultancy)
Sponsor : GAIL
Duration : 2012-2014
41. Development of Novel Graphene Nanocomposite Anode Electrode for Li-ion Battery (Sponsored)
Sponsor : DRDO
Duration : 2011-2012
40. Development of nanocoolant and nanolubricants
Sponsor : Mahindra & Mahindra
Duration : 2012 - 2013
39. Development of Nanocomposites for trans dermal delivery of antioxidants
Sponsor : EID, Parry
Duration : 2009-2012
38. Nanomaterials for Carbon dioxide adsorption
Sponsor : Alumni, IITM
Duration : 2011-2013
Value : Rs 27 Lakhs
37. Establishment of Nano Functional Material Technology Centre (NFMTC) at IIT Madras, Joint INSTITUTION- INDUSTRY collaborative project in EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DST, Murugappa Group of Industries, Chennai, Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Chennai
Duration : 2006-2012
Value : Rs 2470 [ 2070 (DST) and 400 (Industries) ] (24.7Crores) Lakhs
36. Development of a “Smart” Layer-by-Layer Nano Polymer based Coating for In-situ Damage Monitoring of Composite and Metallic Air Frame Structures (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : AFRL, USA
Duration : 2009-2012
35. Thermal and electrical conductivity studies of carbon nanostructures based nanofluids (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DRDO
Duration : 2010-2012
Value : Rs 15 Lakhs
34. Invention Development Management (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : INTELLECTUAL VENTURES ASIA PTE. LTD
Duration : 2011-2012
33. Establishment of a magnetic measurements Facility and helium Liquefier (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DST
Duration : 2009-2012
32. Development Of Nanomaterials For The Improvement Of Thermo-Magnetic Properties Of Transformers (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : Tata Steel Ltd
Duration : 2010-2011
31. Development Of High Efficient And High Durable Pt Dispersed Nitrogen Doped Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : Renault Nissan
Duration : 2010-2011
30. Development of Pt/Au/graphene/carbon nanotubes for fuel cells and biosensor applications (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : AOARD, USA
Duration : 2009-2010
29. Development of Nanocoolant (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : Tata Steel
Duration : 2009-2010
28. Hybrid Polymer Dye Sensitizer Solar Cell (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DRDO
Duration : 2008 - 2010
Value : Rs 39.4 Lakhs
27. Fe-Ni nanoparticles as catalysts for the synthesis of Carbon nanotubes (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DST-DFG
Duration : 2009-2011
Value : Rs 5 Lakhs
26. Photophysics of carbon nanotubes by using picosecond laser induced transient grating techniques (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : CSIR
Duration : 2006-2009
Value : Rs 10.96 Lakhs
25. CNT based filter for water treatment (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : Alumini
Duration : 2007-2010
Value : Rs 13 Lakhs
24. Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes as Chemical and biological sensors (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : DRDE
Duration : 2007-2008
Value : Rs 9.5 Lakhs
23. Synthesis of Carbon nanotube based nanofluids as decontamination solutions for Chemical warfare agents (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : DRDE
Duration : 2007-2008
Value : Rs 9.4 Lakhs
22. Study of hydrogen storage properties of nanomaterials (Consultancy project)
Sponsor : DMSRDE
Duration : 2007-2009
Value : Rs 9.5 Lakhs
21. Synthesis of novel hydrogen storage nanomaterials (Consultancy project)
Sponsor : DMSRDE
Duration : 2007-2009
Value : Rs 9.4 Lakhs
20. Development of Carbon nanotube/metal/metal-oxide/polymer composites for electrochemical biosensors (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : INDO-USA (Air Force)
Duration : 2007-2008
Value : Rs $20,000 Lakhs
19. Establishment of facility for production of multiwalled nanotubes & technology development for synthesis of single walled carbon nanotubes (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : VSSC
Duration : 2006-2007
Value : Rs 57 Lakhs
18. Devolpment of hydrogen storage materials for space applications (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : VSSC
Duration : 2006-2007
Value : Rs 29 Lakhs
17. Investigations of Electrocatalystic properties of MWNTs based electrodes for Direct Methanol Fuel cell (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : RCI
Duration : 2005-2007
Value : Rs 9 Lakhs
16. Development of carbon nanotubes for Micro Fuell cells (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : HEB
Duration : 2005-2007
Value : Rs 5 Lakhs
15. Studies of supercapacitance properties of polymer-MWNTs nano-composites (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : HRB
Duration : 2006-2008
Value : Rs 32.45 Lakhs
14. Study of electrochemical storage of energy in CNT for supercapacitor applications (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : MHRD
Duration : 2005-2007
Value : Rs 14 Lakhs
13. Hydrogen storage properties of CNTs synthesized by alloy hydride catalytic route of pyrolysis (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DRDO
Duration : 2003-2006
Value : Rs 13.19 Lakhs
12. Development of Micro Fuel Cell With pt/multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Electrocatalysts (Sponsored Research)
Sponsor : DRDO
Duration : 2005-2006
Value : Rs 17.71 Lakhs
11. Study of Magnetocaloric effect for Magnetic Refrigeration applications (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : MHRD
Duration : 2004-2006
Value : Rs 14 Lakhs
10. Development of thin film metal hydrides for optical switching devices (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DST
Duration : 2003-2005
Value : Rs 14.4 Lakhs
9. Development of MH materials, CNTs & hydrogen gas cartridge (Consultancy research)
Sponsor : HEB
Duration : 2005-2006
Value : Rs 3 Lakhs
8. Development of thin film fiber-optic hydrogen sensors (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : MNES
Duration : 2003-2005
Value : Rs 13.19 Lakhs
7. Photo electrochemical production of hydrogen and storage of hydrogen in composite materials (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : MHRD
Duration : 2002-2004
Value : Rs 10 Lakhs
6. Investigations of hydrogen storage properties of interstitially modified and polymer dispersed nanocrystalline materials (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : DRDO
Duration : 2002-2004
Value : Rs 11.7 Lakhs
5. Development of Hydrogen storage device with Indian misch metal based Laves phase AB2 alloys (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : MNES
Duration : 2000-2003
Value : Rs 18.9 Lakhs
4. Investigations of hydrogen solubility, electrochemical hydrogen storage capacity of RE-TM Laves phase alloys (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : CSIR
Duration : 1999-2000
Value : Rs 10.98 Lakhs
3. Investigations of hydrogen solubility properties in Zr based alloys for hydrogen storage applications (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : MNES
Duration : 1998-2000
Value : Rs 5.4 Lakhs
2. Study of Hydrogen absorption in Novel Zr based AB3 alloys (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : IIT Madras and BMBF,Germany
Duration : 1997-2000
Value : Rs 1.5 + DM 45,000 Lakhs
1. Development of high energy density permanent magnets (Sponsored research)
Sponsor : TDM
Duration : 1995-1999
Value : Rs 54.7 Lakhs
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