• The project titled "Rotating Machine Degradation Monitoring based on Multi Sensor Signal Fusion using Deep Learning Models", is funded by DST. The investigators of the project are Dr. M. Saimurugan,Dr. K. I. Ramachandran, Dr. K. Rameshkumar, Dr. P. Krishnakumar.

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  • The project titled "Machine Independent fault diagnosis a unified approach", is funded by DST. The investigators of the project are Dr. K. I. Ramachandran and Dr. C. Santhoshkumar (ECE).

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  • The project titled Development of Functionally-Graded Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites and to Investigate the Mechanical and Tribological Properties, is funded by DST. The investigator is Dr. N. Radhika. 

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  • The project titled, "Development of a Model for Evaluation and Assessment of Meanness of SMEs and Effective Large-scale Implementation of Lean Strategies," is funded by DST. The investigators of the project are Dr. P. G. Saleeshya and P. Raghuram.

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  • The project titled Low Cost Lift System for senior and Disabled Citizens at Rural and Peri-Urban Railway Stations, is funded by DST. The investigators of the project are Dr. M. Elangovan, Dr. N. R. Sakthivel and S. Saravanamurugan.

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  • The project titled, "Development of Flux TIG, Pulsed TIG Technology for Dissimilar weldments and Corrosion Studies," is funded by DST. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Arivarasu.

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  • The project titled, "A Low-cost hand and arm rehabilitation system," is funded by Naval Research Board (NRB). The investigators of the project are Dr. N. R. Sakthivel, Dr. Binoy B. Nair, Dr. G. Gnanasanmugam and K. Muthuvel.

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  • To understand neural circuit computations a different approach is needed: elaborate realistic spiking neural networks of the rat cerebellum and use them, together with the theoretical basis of central network computation. This recognition is the goal of this project. The first goal is to extend the cerebellar models to simulate the ensemble network activity. The second is the implementation in robotic simulators and robots to achieve enhanced motor control capabilities. 

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  • Organic photovoltaics (OPV) based on polymer-fullerene bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) cells have attracted increasing attention in the scientific community during the last few years for its promise of a low-cost power source.

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  • The project titled Development of Ultra High Performance Polymer-Carbon Fibre Composite for Future Generation Aviation and Defence is funded by DST Extramural. The investigators are Shantanu Bhowmik, Madhav Datta and Sivakumar.

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  • The project titled Implementation of Intensive Natural Language Processing & Soft Computing Technology Based Extrinsic Plagiarism Detection Tool  is funded by Department of Science & Technology (DST) Fast Track Young Scientist-Engineering Science Scheme.

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  • The project titled "Machine Fault Identification : A Unified Approach" is funded by DST. Dr. K. I. Ramachandran, Dr. C. Santhosh Kumar are the investigators of the project.

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  • The project titled "Indigenous development of functionally-graded aluminium metal matrix composites using centrifugal casting method and to investigate the mechanical and tribological properties", is funded by DST. The investigators of the project are Dr. Radhika S., Dr. Ilangovan S.

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  • The goal of this project is to create a hierarchical extendible data model for indoor information which can represent buildings, entities within it, utilities, objects inside the building, and sensors inside the building for object tracking and localization, so that the represented data is easily stored and queried using a spatio-temporal database. An indoor information system will be developed which can support indoor asset tracking and real-time navigation over this data model. This project is funded by DST, India.

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  • Multidrug resistant microbial infections are difficult to treat with common antibiotics, and incidences of infections caused by such strains are increasing day by day. Therefore, there is a constant and urgent need for alternative and effective anti-microbial agents for treatment of poultry, cattle and humans.

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  • Envenomation resulting from snake bite is a significant problem faced by both developed and developing countries. Within South Asia, India is quite heavily affected with an estimated 46,000 deaths per year. Currently available anti-venom therapy consists of polyvalent immunoglobulin fractions prepared from the plasma of donor animals, typically horses or sheep that were immunized with a mixture of venoms from different snake species.

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  • A large number of organo-bridged dicobaloximes, PyCo(L2)-R-Co(L2)Py, have been reported in the literature. Ligand-bridged complexes are of interest in view of their role as reaction intermediates in innersphere electron transfer processes. Nitrogen heterocycles are extensively used as bridging ligands in coordination and metallosupramolecular chemistry.

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  • Several projects are focused on the development of nanomedicines for application in cancer therapeutics, drug delivery for infectious diseases and also for regeneration of tissues using nanostructured scaffolds. Some of the tissues studied are bone, cartilage, cardiac tissue, vascular tissue and liver tissue. A wide range of natural polymeric nanostructured materials and bioceramics are being investigated for such applications.

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  • In 2011, Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine was chosen for a TUE in Tissue Engineering and Medical Bio Nanotechnology by the Nanomission of the Government of India. The TUE focuses on translational biomedical products where nanomaterials play an enabling role. This includes nanomedicines using organic non-toxic encapsulants, surface modified products, multifunctional diagnostic nanoparticles, and tissue engineered implants.

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  • This project aims at understanding cognitive functioning of cerebellar input layer and implement signal processing abilities into neural hardware using cerebellar architecture. The main goals include understanding cerebellum granule neuron’s role in signal propagation and information processing in a central neuronal network. The other major focus will be on the analysis of cerebellar microcircuits for designing electronic neural processors.

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  • The project proposes to enhance the technology used, looks to provide a more comprehensive system, and expand the knowledge of landslides and their detection. This project deals with enhancing and deploying integrated landslide monitoring and detection systems using the emerging wireless sensor network technology to predict rainfall induced landslides in landslide-prone areas of India.

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  • This project aims to develop a synergistic collaboration between an active nanomedicine team from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal and a strong nano medicine group at the Amrita Center for Nanosciences, AIMS, Kochi, India. The broad area of this targeted nanomedicine research is lung cancer, which is a very serious disease in both the collaborating countries.

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  • This project provides mobility funding for joint facility utilisation visits between ACNS and University of Zurich on the project entitled, “Anti-cancer Applications of Chitosan and Polyoxometalate Nanocomplexes”.

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  • This study proposes the investigation of “Bulk Heterojunction” solar cells consisting of different types of p-type (donor) and n-type (acceptor) network. The various chemicals proposed to be used in this study are metal phthalocyanines, polypyrrole, polythiophene, azo dyes, etc.

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  • The focus of this project is to develop a biofuel cell that is capable of powering medical devices and mobile electronic devices. This research involves fabricating 3-D nanoengineered electrodes using CVD grown carbon nanotubes and electrodeposited nanowires, investigating the direct electron transfer between nanoelectrodes and enzyme redox center, and demonstrating the functionality of miniaturized high power density biological fuel cell.

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  • Soc & Embedded System Design Environment and its Applications to Wireless and Security

    • High level objective: Develop next generation VLSI/ SoCs and Testbeds
    • Leverage Amrita University's expertise on Wireless Network, Cyber Security and Analog Design
    • Utilize University of Tokyo's expertise on Algorithms and Programmable hardware
       
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  • Stabiliz-E is the result of immense need to move from the traditional, centralized, static energy grid towards a decentralized and dynamic grid, which gives more freedom to producers, distributes and consumers in energy sector.

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  • The major research objective of this unit/centre is the development of theragnostic nanoparticles with multi-functionality and characterisation of these theragnostic materials through preclinical trials.

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  • The project titled "Development of Porous Structured Scaffold for Bone Implants", is funded by DST. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Ramu.

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  • The focus of the project is to screen molecules with anti-cancer properties and understand their mode of action with respect to cell death. Many cancer cells are apoptosis resistant; we are trying to target them by an alternative cell death pathway known as “paraptosis” or cytoplasmic vacuolation mediated cell death.

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  • The project titled "Development of high volume fly ash foam concrete wall Panel using rice straw as thermal insulation material", is funded by DST. The investigator of the project is Dhanya Sathyan.

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  • Typically, a snake bite is treated with polyclonal antibody preparations obtained from immunized animals. This method is suboptimal because the neutralizing agents are not tailored towards specific venom components and because of batch variability due to turnover of venom donor and antivenom donor animals.

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  • The project titled, "Macrocyclic and Carbocyclic Constructions by SET Oxidations of Styrenes, Allenes and Cyclopropanes"  was sanctioned by the  Department of Science and Technology with budget of  17 lakhs.     

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  • The Indo-Brazil Joint Workshop on Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This workshop was led by Amrita Centre for Nanosciences. Indian participants were IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. There were 12 participants from various universities in Brazil. The workshop focused on research opportunities for collaboration between the two countries in renewable energy.

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  • The project titled "An Intelligent Controller Based Shunt Hybrid Filter for Harmonic Reduction in Adjustable speed drives" is funded by DST. Dr. M. R. Sindhu, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is the Principal Investigator of the project.

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