• The major issues associated with Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) cells are photo absorption, charge separation and carrier transport. We trying to address the limitations associated with photo absorption, through the techniques, such as introduction of plasmonic layer and patterned surfaces. We are also modifying the microstructure of the active layer to understand its influence on the charge separation and carrier transport dynamics in these systems.

  • Carbon fibre and silicate based polymeric nanocomposites are widely used in the aerospace industry  and these materials are almost entirely based on epoxy resin or polyolefin systems.

  • The objective of the work was to develop aluminum alloys containing lithium, copper, and zirconium for aerospace applications. Moderately thick deposits of binary and ternary alloys of aluminum with lithium, copper and zirconium were successfully electrodeposited. This was achieved at room temperature through the use of low cost ionic liquid containing AlCl3 and triethylammine hydrochloride (Et3NHCl).

  • The  project  aims  to  develop  elastomer-based  polymer  nanocomposites [PNC]  for  use  as  engine  gimbal  control  system  bladders,  critical  components in  a  launch  vehicle.  Currently  nitrile  rubber  [NBR]  compounds  based  on microcomposites  are  being  used  for  the  purpose.  Resistance  to  crack formation  under  dynamic  conditions  and  compatibility  with  oil  and  gas permeability  are  the  important  characteristics  of  these  bladders.

  • The objectives of the projects is to develop a system that extracts objects and motion information, uses an extensible object-relational system for organizing multimedia and incorporates novel query-processing techniques for similarity queries.