• There have been a number of studies of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) innovation suggesting that such firms see innovation differently from larger firms and governments. The overarching research question for the proposed study is: what are the sources of innovation for SMEs in the food products manufacturing industry?

    Five research objectives have been formulated to address the key dimensions of this research question:

  • Low-Cost Food Formulations Rich in Iron, Folic Acid, Calcium & Antioxidants for Rural Adolescent & Pregnant Women

  • Aerobic  treatment  of  waste water  requires  the  continuous  replenishment of  oxygen  economically  in  sufficient  quantities.  Efficient  aerators  are developed  towards  this  end.  Plunging  Hollow  Jet Aerators  consist  of  a cone,  which  deflects  the  water  at  the  end  of  a  discharging  pipe  through the annular opening, forming a hollow jet.

  • The project proposal aims at finding suitable cathode materials as a better combination for electrolytes and performs well as a battery with higher energy density and larger voltage window.

  • Sustainability and Green chemistry is an elective course for B. Tech student of chemical engineering designed to introduce the concepts Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry.  Students can opt for this course during their sixth semester. The course objective is to introduce the concept of sustainability, green chemistry and their interdependence and their application for chemical engineering processes and design.The course can be broadly divided into two major parts - sustainability, green chemistry.

  • The project SANSKAR - An Android App that Promotes Harmony Through Acceptance is to develop and deploy an android app that promotes harmony through acceptance. The project is funded by United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

  • 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.

  • The project titled Synthesis of intermediates for biologically active molecules, is funded by Aventis Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. The investigator is Dr. Prasanna Ramani. The project

  • Investigation on carbon nano fiber reinforced polyether ether ketone/polyether imides as polymer composite container for long time nuclear waste disposal 

  • The Role of Rural Institutions in Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector across Different Ecosystems in India, funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research. New Delhi (2013-14), Principal Co-Investigators: Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, Amrita School of Business Bangalore, Dr. Sushanta Kumar Mahapatra, Amrita School of Business Kochi, Dr.

  • Conversion of Mixed Food and Plastic Waste to Liquid Fuels through Synthesis Gas using a Microchannel Reactor

  • Investigation on Effect of Space Radiations on Space Durable Polymeric Nano Composite for Future Generation Space Missions

  • The project titled Design, synthesis and characterization of modified peptide nucleic acids having electrochemical/fluorescent markers, is funded by DST-SERB. The investigator is Dr. Prasanna Ramani.

  • The project titled "To strenthen the Post Graduate Teaching and Research Facilities in the department on 50:50 mode being a Private Academic Institution" is funded by FIST, Dept. of Science & Technology and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Bipin Nair is the investigator of the project.

  • The project titled Total Synthesis of modified Berberines – A preliminary anti-cancer study, is funded by Heurtey Petrochemical Pvt. Ltd. The investigator is Dr. Prasanna Ramani. 

  • The project titled "Neural Network Modeling for Condition Monitoring of I.C.Engine using different composite flywheels" is funded by IEI.

  • 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.

  • This project is to develop and deploy an integrated real-time landslide monitoring and detection system using emerging wireless sensor network technology. The landslide monitoring and detection system will be used for the prediction of rainfall-induced landslides, in three landslide prone areas in the Himalayas, India. 

  • An indoor information system is a system that gives information about the details of a building such as the different spaces within the building, exits, and their properties and also about other entities in the buildings like utilities, objects like tables, shelves etc.

  • In collaboration with the Medical Informatics Group, CDAC Trivandrum, the MEDSIM project will design and develop Computer based Medical Simulations that will allow students pursuing medical sciences to visualize, learn, practise and experience a variety of medical skills and procedures in order to provide a simulated patient experience.

  • This study attempts to analyze, in a prospective manner, the psycho-social and economic impact of surgery for CHD on Indian families.

  • India is rich in plant biodiversity, and that has been utilized extensively in traditional medicine. In collaboration with Dr. Asoke Banerji (Phytochemistry, Amrita School of Biotechnology) who is leading the efforts in the extraction and purification of natural products from various plant sources, we plan to test these compounds on the expression of gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9); known to be up-regulated in majority of cancers including breast and colon cancers.

  • Investigating the organized activity of neuron ensembles is critical to understand how brain circuits work and is one main target of the project. Reconstruction of network activity has proved to be a hard task. This project will study cellular function using multi-scale models of single cells and networks will be developed with NEURON.

  • MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short double stranded RNAs that are produced endogenously in mammalian cells, and control the regulation of many target genes at the post-transcriptional level. There are many reports of the misregulation of these miRNAs in cancer. We will be studying the regulation of MMP-2 & MMP-9 by miRNAs, and the effect of natural products on the modulation of these miRNAs.

  • 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.

  • Staphylococcus aureus is the commonly found bacteria in septic arthritis. Methicillin resistant S.aureus (MRSA) is the most common cause of community-onset adult septic arthritis. It has been documented that S.aureus cell surface associated components can induce sepsis, organ injury, and septic arthritis. 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, progressive systemic inflammatory disease of the synovium, a delicate membrane that lines the non-weight-bearing surfaces of the joint. Auto-immunity plays an important role in the development of RA and that increased antibody response has been shown to be a hallmark of RA. Presence of anti-CCP and anti-immunoglobulin reactivity indicates that antibody response is crucial in the development of RA.

  • Synthesis and preliminary evaluation of ring – A mono – substituted chalcones as potential anti-inflammatory agents ( funded by Kerala State Council for science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) for a period of one year from July 2012 to June 2013 to the extent of Rs. 10,000/-)

  • This proposal seeks to Architect, Design, Develop and deploy a Cross-functional, Multi-Media, Multi-Channel, High Definition, Interactive, Immersive,  Adaptive Classroom experience– a University without walls and borders, that effectively uses the high bandwidth, low latency worldwide network provided by the NKN to enable students attend classes of higher education at eminent national and international universities. The remote classroom solutions today do not provide a really immersive environment to captivate and motivate the students. The students tend to get tired after short sessions. By providing a really interactive and immersive experience, we hope to open up a totally new paradigm in remote classrooms and discussion rooms.

  • Studies on structural modifications of antimicrobial chitosan (Rs. 10,000, funded by Kerala State Science, Technology and Environment for a period of one year from July 2012 to June 2013).

  • This project proposes to explore the utility of the autologous modified endothelial cells engrafted onto a nano scaffold framework as a novel therapeutic modality for optimising wound healing. This would lead to potential translational application in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and non-healing wounds.

  • The project titled "Development of Spinodal bronze, Bronze Matrix Composite and Functionally Gradient Bronze and Comparison of their Mechanical and Wear Properties", is funded by DRDO. 

  • The project titled Fault diagnosis of dynamic mechanical systems (gearbox) based on signal processing using machine learning techniques, is funded by DRDO. The investigators of the project are Dr. K. I. Ramachandran, Dr. M. Saimurugan, Dr. K. Rameshkumar and Mr. P. Krishnakumar.

  • One main issue for cerebellum-based robotic models is to understand information processing in the cerebellar circuit in order to reproduce artificial networks able to perform analogous tasks in robotic control systems. Critical to this aim is the investigation of timing mechanisms in the cerebellar cortex.

  • Endovascular stents, used commonly for the treatment of occlusive vascular diseases, have historically been manufactured using metals and metal composites. Although stents have reduced the restenosis rate from 40% to 20% compared to angioplasty alone, in-stent restenosis still remains a major limitation for this approach.

  • The project titled "Investigation of compatibility between portland pozzolana cement and admixtures in high performance concrete ", is funded by DST. The investigator of the project is Dhanya Sathyan.

  • 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.

  • Manganese dioxide (MnO2) is a technologically important material and has been extensively studied due to its potential uses in non-volatile memory devices, gas sensors and batteries. The construction of aligned ensembles of these metal oxide nanostructures as electrodes could advance their existing potential in supercapacitor applications.

  • Lactobacillus fermentum, a probiotic strain, which the team isolated from human colonic mucosal biopsy samples, possesses anti-microbial activities and inhibits the adhesion of enteropathogens to intestinal epithelial cells. Isolated cell surface associated proteins from L. fermentum were sufficient for this adhesion exclusion. Identification and characterisation of these surface proteins from L.

  • Metformin is a frequently used medication for patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) that has received increased attention, because of a study from pharmacy and disease databases showing decreased cancer incidence in individuals taking metformin. Metformin inhibits the growth of breast and prostate cancer cell lines. 

  • A tropical forest, with its varied life forms, provides an array of resources and services, making life possible on earth. The major beneficial components include food, medicine, clothing and shelter. Plants used in medicine needs much attention as, on one side, they are not fully explored for their medicinal and curative properties, and on the other side, some of them are threatened by habitat loss and over exploitation.

  • 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.

  • As wireless sensor networks (WSN) are emerging worldwide, the lack of e-learning facilities degrades the availability and usage of WSN applications, mainly in universities. The Remote Triggered Wireless Sensor Network Lab aims in providing an easy, efficient, interactive and user friendly environment to the students, researchers etc., which can trigger their inquisitiveness and give them the equipments and materials needed for the lab experiments which are shared to them in a virtual manner wherein they can conduct the experiments online and observe the outputs as in a real lab through an effective visualisation tool.

  • Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid with a bright yellow color, is easily seen in most of the herb materials when found in significant amounts. Among Chinese herbs, the primary sources for berberine are phellodendron and coptis. Similar isoquinoline alkaloids (jateorrhizine, coptisine, palmatine, and columbamine) in these two herbs also have a yellowish color.

  • The project titled "Robust Features for Speaker Verification" is funded by TCS. Dr. C. Santhosh Kumar, Dr. K. I. Ramachandran are the investigators of the project.

  • The project aims at high through put screening of biological activity of extracts from deep sea marine organisms.The project is funded by MLR Technology Development (MLR-TD), Marine Living Resources Program (MLRP), Ministry of Earth Sciences.

  • Lentiviral vectors are powerful tools to deliver genetic material into almost any cell or tissue, and are useful even in the creation of transgenic animals. They have been shown to deliver foreign genes not only to mammalian cells, but also in cells derived from fish, birds and amphibians. We are collaborating with InStem/NCBS to generate transgenic primitive metazoans.

  • This project deals with development of nanomedicine for the targeted photodynamic therapy of cancer. This project is done in collaboration with Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands, where pre-clinical evaluation will be done using the nanomedicine developed by the ACNS team.

  • Diabetes mellitus is a public health problem affecting millions of people worldwide. Commercially available glucose sensors are enzyme based and has numerous drawbacks including high cost and insufficient long-term stability, both of which originate from the intrinsic nature of the enzymes. This project aims at developing a commercially viable non-enzymatic glucose sensor strip and a glucometer. Electrode surface modified with transition metal and metal oxide nanoparticles have been used for the development of non-enzymatic sensors for the amperometric measurements of glucose. 

  • As with computing systems, trends show sharp increase in more and more electronic devices and appliances networked to the internet. From simple home appliances to more complex systems such as medical devices and industrial control (SCADA) systems, there is an integration of software and hardware that causes new security threats due to its contact to the internet.