R&D Projects

Five ongoing projects funded by external agencies :

  • Title: Detection of biomolecular interactions with TMR based sensing using magnetic nanotags (Dr. Somnath Biswas) Funding Agency: UGC-DAE, Budget: 9 Lakhs, Duration: 2014-17
  • Title: Development of solar cells utilizing quantum dot sensitized titanium oxide nanotube (Dr. Subhayan Biswas) Funding Agency: CSIR, Budget: 11 Lakhs, Duration: 2013-16
  • Title: Development of high hydrostatic pressure metal foams for hydrogen storage (Dr. Somnath Biswas) Funding Agency: DST, Budget: 13.56 Lakhs. Duration: 2013-16
  • Title: Half-metallic CrO2 based spintronic devices in single-walled carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (SWCNT-FET) configuration (Dr. Somnath Biswas) Funding Agency: DIT, Budget: Provided by the funding agency as per requirement. Duration: 2012-16
  • Title: Non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum fields with applications to dark energy and inflation (Prof. Anupam Singh and Dr. Anjishnu Sarkar) Funding Agency: DST, Budget: 12 Lakhs, Duration: 2014-17

Research projects completed and grants received during the last four years (funded by National/International agencies).

  • DSTFast Track Project forYoung Scientists Project Title: Information Processing with Chaotic Neural Networks
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Manish Dev Shrimali
    Total Grant: Rs. 10,87,200
    Duration: April 2009 – September 2012
  • DST-DAAD Project Based Personnel Exchange Programme Project Title: Synchronization of neuronal networks depending on input signals
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Manish Dev Shrimali
    Total Grant: Rs. 4,41,000
    Duration: July 2011 – June 2013
  • DST nano Mission Project Title: “Computational nano-engineering of nanostructures”
    Principal Investigator: Dr. ArtiKashyap
    Total Grant: Rs. 14.10 Lacs
    Duration: Sep 2009-Feb 2013


  • Details of patents

    S. Biswas and B. Soni, “Process development for mass scale manufacturing of metallic foams with uniformly distributed interconnected open cell structures for industrial applications”, Indian Patent (Application # 742/DEL/2015, priority date: March 18, 2015).
  • A. Singh and S. Biswas, “Optimal tapping of light energy by considering the coherence length limit and using rectifiers to prevent the diminishing of collected power due to spatial and temporal averaging”, US and Indian Patents (Application # 3371/DEL/2014, priority date : November 20, 2014, US patent application number yet to receive).
  • S. Biswas and M. Patange, “Nanoparticles having highly tunable physical properties and method of synthesizing the same”, Indian Patent (Application # 2267/DEL/2014, priority date: August 8, 2014).
  • S. Biswas and M. Patange, “A method of synthesizing graphitic carbon stabilized nickel nanoparticles having tailored properties”, Indian Patent (Application # 3449/DEL/2015, priority date : Oct. 26, 2015).
  • S. Biswas and M. Patange, “A facile synthesis route for α-Fe2O3 (Hematite) nanoparticles with controlled microstructure for pertinent applications”, Indian Patent (Application number not yet received).
  • S. Biswas and J. Jadhav, “Synthesis of shape-controlled pristine and diluted magnetic zinc oxide nanoparticles with tunable properties”, Indian Patent (Application # 1275/DEL/2014, priority date: May 12, 2014).
  • S. Biswas and J. Jadhav, “Method of synthesizing ZnO:Metal (Metal : Zn, Ag) core-shell nanoparticles”, Indian Patent (Application # 3409/DEL/2015, priority date : Oct. 21, 2015).
  • S. Biswas and J. Jadhav, “Method of synthesizing soft magnetic Ni-Zn ferrite nanoparticles having tailored properties”, Indian Patent (Application # 3416/DEL/2015, priority date: Oct. 21, 2015).