R&D Projects

Ongoing projects funded by external agencies

  • Title of the project: Development of new small molecules and device architectures for highly efficient and reliable organic solar cells” ( DST/TMD/SERI/D05 (G) Principal Investigator: Prof. G.D. Sharma
    Sponsor: DST, Government of India
    Amount sanctioned for LNMIIT: 56 lacs (approx..)
    Year: 2017-2020
  • Description of the project: The project involves the study of nanomechanics of DNA and DNA-protein interactions through the concept of various theoretical models of polymer physics and molecular simulations.
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ashok Garai
    Sponsor: SERB, DST, Government of India
    Amount sanctioned for LNMIIT: 26.65 lacs
    Year: 2018-2021
  • Title of the project: “Evaluation of thermo-mechanical properties of anode-supported SOFC structures of Ag-NiO-8YSZ-GDC/8YSZ/GDC/LSFCO for intermediate temperature applications”
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Somnath Biswas
    Sponsor: DST, Government of India
    Amount sanctioned for LNMIIT: 32 lacs (approx..)
    Year: 2018-2021
  • Title of the project: Novel wide bandgap copolymers featuring excellent Comprehensive towards practical for organic solar cells
    Principal Investigator: Prof. G.D. Sharma
    Sponsor: DST, Government of India (INDO –Russia joint project)
    Amount sanctioned for LNMIIT: 27 lacs
    Year: 2019-2021
  • Title of the project: Development of efficient polymer solar cells based on conjugated polymers and non-fullerene small molecule acceptor with low energy loss
    Principal Investigator: Prof. G.D. Sharma
    Sponsor: DST, Government of India (BRICS Multilateral Research and Development Project)
    Amount sanctioned for LNMIIT: 50 lacs
    Year: 2019-2021
  • Title of the project: Low cost flexible all small molecule organic solar cells based on non-fullerene acceptors as renewable energy conversion
    Principal Investigator: Prof. G.D. Sharma
    Sponsor: DST, Government of India (India-Taiwan Programme of Cooperation In Science & Technology)
    Amount sanctioned for LNMIIT: 30 lacs
    Year: 2019-2022

Completed Research projects (funded by external agencies)

  • Title: Detection of biomolecular interactions with TMR based sensing using magnetic nanotags
    Principal Investigator: 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
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Subhayan Biswas
    Funding Agency: CSIR
    Budget: 11 Lakhs
    Duration: 2013-16
  • Title: Development of high hydrostatic pressure metal foams for hydrogen storage
    Principal Investigator: 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
    Principal Investigator: 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
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Anupam Singh
    Co-Investigator: Dr. Anjishnu Sarkar
    Funding Agency: DST
    Budget: 12 Lakhs
    Duration: 2014-17
  • 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

Patents


Details of patents
  • S. Biswas and J. Jadhav, “Method of synthesizing ceramic oxide nanoparticles having tailored properties”, International Patent (PCT) (Application # PCT/IB2016/055640, priority date : Sept. 21, 2016).
  • S. Biswas and M. Patange, “A method of synthesizing α-Fe2O3 (Hematite) nanoparticles with controlled microstructure for pertinent applications”, Indian Patent (Application # 201613002060, priority date : Jan. 20, 2016).
  • 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).