• The project titled "Synthesis of Nanostructured Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film Coatings on Steel Substrates by Dip Coating for Corrosion and Wear Resistance Applications" is funded by Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Sivakumar M., Associate Professor, Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is the investigator of the project.

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  • The project titled "Low Cost Synthesis of CdS Nanostructures" is funded by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Dr. Sivakumar M., Associate Professor, Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is the investigator of the project.

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  • Amaran- A Robotic Coconut tree Climber- India got the tag as the second largest coconut producer in the world. Until recently coconut plucking job conventionally was taken up by socially and economically backward people in these areas. Due to various government welfare programs and increase in literacy, the number of people taking up this job has dwindled a lot which is one of the main reasons resulting in increase in the price of coconuts. 

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  • Flow Patterns of Oil-Water Immiscible Liquid Mixtures in Small and Microchannels

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  • KaraChara is used in the rehabilitation and therapy of patients with paralysis due to stroke or spinal cord injury. The design consists of dual control mechanisms for the efficient operation of a Hand Orthosis device, which includes Electrooculogram (EOG) based control and Graphical User Interface (GUI) based control. Physiotherapists can train the patients at initial stages and patients themselves can start using without the need for Physiotherapists later. A patent has been filed for the same and is expected by the end of this year.

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  • Novel Microchannel Reactors for the Conversion of SynGas to Liquid Fuels

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  • Amrita Learning app is an Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition Finalist, free complete K-5 curriculum designed for adult learners. It is available now at the Google Play Store. Our curriculum has over 375 lessons, stories, articles, songs and games, as well as a 350+ word-picture dictionary with English and Spanish Audio support.

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  • A solar powered classroom on wheels is what the MoVE project is all about. Skills training is the least accessible to those who stand to benefit the most from it. Making vocational education mobile may be one solution to this. In an effort to bring quality vocational education to the otherwise inaccessible regions of the diverse geography that India is, AMMACHI Labs conceptualised, designed and built a mobile vocational training center. 

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  • Tabletop technologies can promote group learning and interaction using multi-touch and multi-user systems to support collaborative activities. Our research focus is on how tabletop technologies can facilitate students to work on group projects and allow students to explore various scientific and mathematical concepts. 

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  • Matrix binding proteins from probiotics and viruses:

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  • Envenomation incapacitates the snake’s prey by interfering with specific aspects of physiological function such as nerve transmission and hemostasis.  Since the action of venom components is highly specific, many venom components may also have the potential of being employed pharmaceutically. Viper venom affects predominantly aspects of the coagulation pathway.  The conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin is a central part of the coagulation and clotting mechanism and hence another project in the lab is focusing on the isolation of proteases capable of altering or degrading fibrinogen and on the modulation of their proteolytic activity by small molecules and phytochemicals. 

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  • Amrita engineering students built a formula car for SUPRA SAE, a global competition organized by the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE). The contest was organized last year in Chennai, for the first time in India. The Amritapuri campus of Amrita University participated and the 23-member student team was the only one selected from Kerala.

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  • After broad separation of tannins as lead complex from the SBT extract , flavonoid glycosides (in the supernatant) were subjected to column chromatography using SiO2 and LH-20. Partially purified fractions were put for preparative HPLC and glycosides were isolated.

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  • Divergent oriented synthesis is a strategy which aims to the synthesis of compounds with diverse chemical structures. It is often an alternative to convergent synthesis or linear synthesis.

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  • There are a wide range of underutilized plants with well known nutritional and medicinal properties. They have the potential for further promotion as they are locally available or are byproducts or waste materials. They are culturally accepted and often well established component of life systems and diets. Some of the isolated phytochemicals from them have commercial value.

    Seabuckthorn

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  • Endothelium helps in maintaining vascular tone by regulating the vascular permeability. It selectively allows only certain molecules to cross the endothelial barrier. A large number of micro and macro vascular complications are associated with endothelial dysfunction in diabetes including cardiovascular disease, stroke and peripheral vascular diseases.

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  • Oxidative stress refers to the physiological stress caused by an imbalance between the systemic production of reactive oxygen species and the biological system's ability to detoxify the reactive intermediates. It is a condition where the system lacks its ability to repair the damage due to oxidative stress and thus leading to a number of diseases.

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  • Plant diseases caused by bacteria and fungi are the major reasons for significant loss in crop yields. To address this issue, many strategies have been developed and new bioanalytical tools have been utilized with an aim to control microbe derived diseases.

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