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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

 

 

 

 

Achievements

Dr. Danbahadur Pal received Research Ratna Awards 2019

Dr. Danbahadur Pal received Research Ratna Awards 2019

AWSAR award 2018 by DST to Mr. Sreyajit Saha PhD Scholar from Chemical Engineering Department

Mr. Sreyajit Saha PhD Scholar from Chemical Engineering Department has been chosen for AWSAR award 2018 by DST

Ananya Kant from Chemical Engineering Department won the First prize in Women of Mettle 2018 competition organised by Tata steel.

Ananya Kant from Chemical Engineering Department won the First prize in Women of Mettle 2018 competition organised by Tata steel.

Anamika Sinha from Chemical Engineering Department alongwith Shreya Sinha won the First prize in Mind over Matter Season 5 in 2018 by TATA Steel.

Anamika Sinha from Chemical Engineering Department alongwith Shreya Sinha won the First prize in Mind over Matter Season 5 in 2018 by TATA Steel. She bagged Pre-Placement Offer along with cash prizes.

Achievement in VORTEX Senior Industrial Design Problem

A team of three students Ms Kousumi Mukherjee Ms Samiksha Gupta and Mr Roshan Kumar all BE third year Chemical Engineering has won the first prize in VORTEX Senior Industrial Design Problem event held at Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai on 15/10/2017