Thin films

Detection and removal of pollutants from water (TA/FA)

This research involves primarily experimental work to both detect and remove pollutants and contaminants of various kinds present in water (such as metals, dyes, bacteria etc.), by use of nanoparticles and hybrid nanomaterials. The student has to combine exisitng research in our laboratory, covering both sensing of pollutants or contaminants and their removal or degradation. The idea is to employ the existing or newly developed laboratory solutions into a viable technology, by designing reactors/devices corresponding to the proposed solution.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Product Development
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Thin films

Theory for liquids at interfaces

Thin films and interfaces have become very important areas in modern materials science.  This project involves the development of a theory for interfacial liquids.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films

Understanding Weathering of Roads

Formation of pot-holes on roads is a very common site in India during the monsoon. The applied asphalt layer on rocks (construction aggregates) de-laminates due to intercalation of water.The project is aimed at understanding this de-lamination process using simulations and experiments.

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer Physics
  • Separations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Surfactants
  • Thin films

Simulaition study of Enhance Oil Recovery

In the secondary and tertiary phase of oil recovery, the crude oil in direct contact with mineral surface needs to be displaced using external medium, mostly water. The mechanism of replacement is governed by the structural and energetic behaviour of interfacial water versus hydrocarbon oil at the mineral surface. This project is aimed at understanding the interfacial behaviour of crude oil-water at mineral interface. The obtained understanding will be used to enhance the oil recovery.

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Energy Integration
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer Physics
  • Porous Media
  • Rheology
  • Separations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Surfactants
  • Thin films

Structure and Dynamics of Interfacial Water

Water is one of the most abundant, ubiquitous and essential material to sustain all biological life on earth. Most of the water exists in large bodies (bulk quantities) in the ocean, river and lakes. However, in many industrial and scientifically relevant conditions, water is associated with other surfaces. Understanding its structure and dynamics at molecular length-scale is useful in catalysis,corrosion, adsorption and atmospheric sciences. 

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Aerosols
  • Biomaterials
  • Catalysis
  • Climate Change
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Rheology
  • Separations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films

Design and synthesis studies of porous materials

Please contact me if you are interested in this area. The project is
compulational base and would involve lots of programming and running
simulation softwares. The skills required are; a) good basics in
transport phenomena, b) basic (primariy level of) understanding in
interfacial science and c) good programming skills.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films
Abhijit Chatterjee
Ateeque Malani

Micro Annular Gear Pump

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These micro annular pumps can maintain flow rates from 0.0015 to 1152 ml/min at differential pressures up to 150 Bar with attributes like low shear stress and reverse pumping. All types of liquids having viscosities between 0.3 and 1000,000 mPas can be passed through these pumps. It has an integrated 16-bit microcontroller for speed and position control for continuous and discrete dispensing tasks. Operating temperature ranges from -5 to 60 °C.  read more »

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