Amrita Molecular Modeling And Synthesis (AMMAS) Research lab @ Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) is a major research group of AMRITA, nurtured, guided and headed by Dr. P. K. Krishnan Namboori, focuses on research activities related to theory and computer simulation of chemical and molecular processes. The computational techniques range from ‘ab initio’ electronic structure methods through classical molecular simulation to mesoscale simulation. Our research activities spread mainly in the areas of nanotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering, drug design and delivery systems, biosynthesis, material science and Bio-soft computing. Our focus is on explaining practical phenomena in chemistry, biophysics, biomedical engineering, drug designing, biometrics, nanotechnology and material science through fundamental principles of quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The research activities of the group are disposed in the following divisions:
Amrita Molecular Modeling And Synthesis (AMMAS) Research Lab is involved in active research by providing training programs/workshops and guidance to Post Graduate, M.Phil and PhD students, undertaking projects and facilitating research activities in the above thrust areas and collaborating with national and international centers with similar research interests. We have already developed own software mentioned below as a part of a major initiative, CCG open source initiative, taken up by the group.
In a small span of time, this group has emerged out as one of the major research groups of the institution with sufficient number of publications in the national/international journals and conferences. Our regular training programs include: