• Wordnet is an online lexical reference system. Its design is inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical memory. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are organized into synonymous sets, each representing one underlying lexicalized concept. Different semantic relations link the synonymous sets. Wordnet is neither a traditional dictionary nor a thesaurus but combines features of both types of lexical reference resources.

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  • There are more than 2.5 million cancer patients in India at any given time, of which the frequency of breast and ovarian cancer cases has increased. Although there are many possible reasons, reversible phosphorylation of proteins, mediated by receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) such as VEGF and HER2/neu receptors play a crucial role on different cellular processes associated with cancer pathogenesis.

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  • This project is an initiative of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. The principal investigator of the project is Dr. Soman K. P., Professor and Head, Amrita Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN). 

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  • The dynamics of spatially structured populations (metapopulations) have been widely studied over the last few decades. For the sake of simplicity, most of these studies assume that all the constituent local populations (subpopulations) experience similar rates of migration (immigration and emigration). Although it is intuitively obvious that nothing in nature constrains the migration rates to be symmetric, i.e.

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  • The objective of this study is to develop an epidemiological model for school-based interventions to modify cardiovascular risk profile. The study aims to identify ethical and practical issues with possible solutions in conducting such a study in an Indian setting.

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  • AMMACHI Labs uses computerized vocational education training (cVET) to make education accessible and interesting. The smart classroom concept was introduced into the many training centers across India to enable a learning environment that would scale up skill training, maximize student participation and enhance learning.

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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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  • Aerospace Engineering Department at Amrita University, Coimbatore Campus, acquired a MiG-23, a fighter-aircraft, from the Indian Ministry of Defense. With this acquisition, students are able to better study the functions and workings of various subsystems of an aircraft. They have an opportunity to lay hands on a real-life aircraft and its subsystems; they get a first-hand experience. The majority of its subsystems are already in place. The Aerospace Engineering Department was started at Amrita in 2007 and over 190 students are currently enrolled in the Aerospace B-Tech program. The department has set up state-of-the-art labs, including an Aerodynamics Lab, Aerospace Structures Lab, Propulsion Lab, and Flight Dynamics and Control Lab.

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  • In the Phytochemistry laboratory, development, analysis, and optimization of technical processes for target dependent bioactive compound isolations and assays are carried out. A brief account is given below.

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  • The project titled "Value addition to seabukthorn through isolation & characterisation of pharmacologically active compounds" is funded by Department of Biotechnology. Dr. Bipin Nair is the Principal Investigator of the project.

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  • Research in modern chemistry attempts to find materials that can act as superior switches and transistors. One of the most exciting, yet challenging fields of research, is the design and synthesis of multifunctional compounds that have desirable and predictable properties of luminescence, transport of information, catalytic activity and macroscopic ordering in mesophase.

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  • Seabuckthorn (SBT), (Hippophae L.) are deciduous shrubs in the genus Hippophae, family Elaeagnaceae. In addition to the nutritionally active constituents, many clinically important activities of seabuckthorn (SBT), such as beneficial effects on skin, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, wound healing, cancer chemopreventive action, antiviral activity, sun screen and radioprotection have been established.

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  • Dispersion of nanocarbon forms and metal nanoparticles in a conducting polymer matrix facilitates coating of such materials. Different nanocarbon materials such as single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT), double walled carbon nanotube (DWCNT), multi walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT), and graphene are being synthesized using Radio Frequency (RF) Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD).

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  • Diabetic wound healing is a challenging problem to solve as it requires the integration of interdependent processes that involve signal transduction input from inflammation, cell migration, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and production of extracellular protein components.

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  • 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).

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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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  • Preliminary  studies  have  been  carried  out  using  flexible  laminates prepared  from  different  types  of  PET  films  and  UHMWPE (Dyneema)  fabric  using  polyurethane  based  adhesive.  Peel strength,  Lap  shear  strength  and  helium  leak  rate  of  the  samples were  studied.  The  effect  of  plasma  treatment  of  Dyneema  fabric  on the  adhesion  properties  was  analyzed.  Discussions  held  with  ISRO scientists  provided  focus  to  the  subsequent  studies.

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  • The basic methodology of this project envisages capturing core patient identifying information with details of clinical stage, types of treatment (with all particulars), and follow-up parameters as per standards specified. The results are evaluated at annual reviews by The National Cancer Registry Program, Indian Council of Medical Research.

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  • The funded amount received from AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme (RPS) will be utilized to create facility with a vision system and a tri-axial manipulator in the Welding Research Lab. Research in the area of controlling the welding process with a feed-back of weld pool geometry has been of interest lately as a way to improve the quality and the consistency. 

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  • WINSOC is a European Commission funded collaborative research project comprised of 11 academic research institutes and industry partners based in India and Europe. This project developed a novel method of wireless sensor network that mimics biological systems. 

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  • Induction motors at light load run at low power factor and low efficiency. But  if  the  stator  supply  voltage  is  reduced  at  light  load  condition,  both the  efficiency  and  power  factor  can  be  improved  owing  to  reduction  in magnetizing  current  and  core  loss.  The  proposed  energy  saver  is  a thyristorized  phase  control  working  in  feed  back  mode.

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  • All the state of the art methods of image fusion techniques were compiled and implemented as easy to use software.

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  • In a synergistic combination arising out of its partnership with Media Lab Asia, Amrita has developed an innovative wireless telemedicine system and network for digital health at every doorstep. Amrita’s wireless telemedicine instantly enables a variety of common biomedical and public healthcare diagnostic devices to capture body parameters directly from people’s office or home and immediately transmit wirelessly through a combination of ultra high-speed WiFi and satellite networks to the 1450-bed all digital, super specialty hospital, AIMS, in Kochi.

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  • This project aims to study the extent of software piracy and other digital content piracy in India, the methods by which piracy is done, and also the common methods adopted by organizations to curtail piracy of their intellectual properties. The project also aims at finding, developing and integrating softwares used for detecting digital content plagiarism and software piracy.

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  • Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels due to problems associated with insulin production and action. When glucose levels rise too high, diabetes becomes dangerous. Without medical care, it can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke and in late stages can cause blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs.

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  • The  project  envisages  development  of  novel  polymers  based  on cardanol,  a  constituent  of  a  natural  product,  viz.cashewnut  shell liquid.  Polyamides  using  diamine  have  been  synthesized  and characterized.

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  • The project titled "Development of a method to Control Ultraviolet Radiation in welding Processes" is funded by DRDO. The investigators of the project are Dr. R. Sellamuthu, Dr. Sanjivi Arul, Dr. S. Ilangovan and R. Saravanan.

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  • Objective  of  this  project  is  to  develop  Data  acquisition  system  from distributed  sensors  with  capabilities  for  16-to-24-bit  enhancement, local  storage,  and  local  visualization  and  the  Secure  transmission  of acquired  data  reliably  to  multiple  data  centres  across  India  over  VSAT and  Internet.  Data  centres  also  have  the  data  visualization,  archival, and   data   format   conversion   capabilities.

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  • The project titled "Modernisation of Dynamics Laboratory for realtime vibration analysis (MODROB)" is funded by AICTE. The Principal Investigator of the project is Dr. Joshi C. Haran.

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  • The project titled "Alternate materials for improving dynamic response and damping properties for machine tool structures", is funded by Office of PSA to GoI. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Ramu.

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  • The project titled “Predictive Modeling of Complex IT systems" is funded by DRDO. Mr. Prashant R. Nair, Dr. M. Sethumadhavan are the investigators. The duration of the project is 1 year.

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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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  • Apart from the various alternatives of conventional energy sources, electricity generated by microorganisms can be an important source of renewable energy. The Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) which harnesses this potential, offers possibilities of extracting energy from a wide range of substrates from complex organic wastes to inorganic carbon dioxide.

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  • Smart Grid is the new generation power grid technology that can intelligently integrate devices, consumers and generators associated with it. Smart devices are placed throughout the smart grid system which can be automatically controlled using digital technology. This differentiates a smart grid from a traditional grid.

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  • The project titled "Energy Saver for induction motor" is funded by DRDO. : Dr. Isha T. B., Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is the Principal Investigator of the project.

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  • The project titled ''Residual Stress Measurements in Machining of Titanium Alloys'' is funded by AR&DB and Sumesh A., Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Coimbatore is the Principal Investigator.

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  • The project titled “Augmented Reality Headset" is funded by Amrita TBI Tide. Mr. Shriram K .V. is the Principal Investigator.

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  • This project investigates algorithms to capture the intelligence about the faults, from a small working model of the actual system, which can be used to scale up the fault models to the high end system. The ideas developed in the project can be used effectively to learn the intelligence about the faults without working with the high end systems, and thereby making modeling the faults a less expensive process.

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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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  • The project titled "Treatment of Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) using Advanced Oxidation Process" is funded by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.   Mr. PrakashChinnaiyan, Co- PI : Dr. K. M.Mini, Dr. Sathyanarayanan are the Principal Investigators of the project. 

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  • The project titled "Experimental Investigation on Structural Integrity Assessment of Dome Shaped Roof Slab of future SFRs", is funded by BRNS. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Ramu.

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  • The project titled “Smart water management" is submitted to DeitY. Dr. P. Bagavathi Sivakumar, Dr. Latha Parameswaran, Mr. V. Ananthanarayanan, Mr.Prashant Nair are the investigators. The duration of the project is 3 years. 

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  • The project titled, "Developing Suitable Pedagogical Methods for Various Classes, Intellectual Calibers and Research in E-learning- Main Phase"  was funded by MHRD, Government of India. The project is a part of National Mission Project on Education.

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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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  • It is seen that therapies for diabetes and heart disease affects liver and these diseases are increasing in prevalence especially in developing countries. The liver metabolises and detoxifies drugs and substances that are harmful to the body as well as produces blood clotting factors, proteins, and enzymes and helps maintain hormone balances, and stores vitamins and minerals.

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  • Even as India’s economy booms, and the demand for skilled workers rises, vocational training in India is effectively paralyzed by social stigma, budget constraints and inadequate numbers of trainers and materials. AMMACHI Labs uses computerized vocational education training (cVET) to make education accessible and interesting.

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  • Problem Identified:

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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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  • The project titled "Innovation Management in the Indian IT Industry and to Develop Strategies for Commercializing Innovative IT Products and Services" funded under NSTMIS Scheme, DST, India- Approved in 2015.

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  • Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Head - Research and Projects, Amrita School of Engineering and Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is the prinicipal investigator of the project Development of Light Weight Bullet Proof Material.

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