RESEARCH PROJECTS

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Flow Patterns of Oil-Water Immiscible Liquid Mixtures in Small and Microchannels
PI: Dr. Murali Rangarajan
Duration of the Project: 2 Years
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Development of a Novel Microchannel Reactor for the Conversion of Biomass to liquids
PI: Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Reddy Ragula
Duration of the Project: 1 Year
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Electrochemically Tailored Compliant Solder Materials for Flip-Chip Joining
PI: Dr. Murali Rangarajan
Sponsor: DRDO
Duration of the Project: 3 years
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Studies On Sisal / Glass Hybrid Reinforced Composites
PI: Dr. K. Jayanarayanan
Co-PI’s: Dr. S.S. Bhagawan and L. Mahadevan
Duration of the Project: July 2012 – April 2013
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Development of Novel Carbon-Inherently Conducting Polymer (CICP) and C-ICP-Metal Nanocomposites with Unusually High Conductivity and Processability for Microwave Absorption
PI: Dr. Nikhil Kothurkar, Dr. T. G. Satheesh Babu
Sponsor: DRDO
Duration of the Project: 3 years
school-engineering-coimbatore-chemical-and-material-science-research-project-photosensitizer-for-dye-senitized-solar-cells
Development of New and Efficient Photosensitizers for Nanocrystalline TiO2 Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
PI: Dr. Kumaresan, Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar and Dr. R. Yamuna
Sponsor: DRDO
Duration of the Project: 3 years
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Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials & Green Technologies
PI: Dr. Sriram Devanathan,
Co-PI: Dr. Murali Rangarajan, Dr. Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Dr. S. S. Bhagavan, Dr. Kumaresan
Sponsor: MHRD
Duration of the Project: 3 years
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Respond Project on Particulate Polymer Composites for Space Applications
Dr. P.K. Krishnan Namboori (CEN) and Dr. S. S. Bhagwan
Sponsor: ISRO
Duration of the Project: 3 years
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Smart Materials based on PVDF
PI: Dr. S.S. Bhagawan
Co-PI: Dr. Meera B. Sasikumar
Duration of the Project: July 2012 – April 2013
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Cadmium Selinide Quantum Dots for Solar Cells
PI: Dr. Duraisamy Kumaresan
Duration of the Project: July 2012 – April 2013
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Development of Regenerative Haemodialysis
PI: Dr. Uday Bhaskar Reddy Regula
Duration of the Project: July 2012 – April 2013
school-engineering-coimbatore-chemical-and-material-science-research-project-detect-adulteration-gasoline-chemometrics
Detection of Adulteration in Gasoline using Chemometrics
PI: Dr. Murali Rangarajan
Duration of the Project: July 2012 – April 2013
school-engineering-coimbatore-chemical-and-material-science-research-project-nanocomposite-materials-for-hydrogen-separation
Alligned CNT / Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation
PI: Dr. Kannan M.
Duration of the Project: July 2012 – April 2013

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

  • Nanocomposites, Polymer blends and composites,   Polymer Processing
  • Rubber Technology Rheology - Polymer Characterisation, Design of Experiments
  • Optimization in material synthesis, Fault diagnosis by statistical methods, Molecular modelling and simulation
  • Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Energy Systems, Dye sensitized solar cells, Green Technology
  • Photonic and Optoelectronic Materials, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Microchannel Reactors & Heat Exchangers, Process Intensification
  • Waste Water Engineering, Bioremediation, Hazardous Waste Management, Signal Processing in Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical devices and biosensors

 

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SPONSORED PROJECTS

  • Development of Novel Carbon-Inherently Conducting Polymer (C-ICP) and C-ICP-Metal Nanocomposites with Unusually High Conductivity for Microwave Absorption
  • Development of New and Efficient Photosensitizers for Nanocrystalline TiO2 Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Advanced Nanocomposites for Microwave Absorption
  • Electrochemically Tailored Compliant Solder Materials for Flip-Chip Joining
  • Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials & Green Technologies
  • Analysis and Evaluation of Multi-Layer Shear Damped Visco-Elastic Treatments for Launch Vehicle Application
  • Polymer nanocomposites for inflatable space structures [ISS]
  • Elastomer based polymer nanocomposites.for control system bladders
  • To Develop Differential Strength Polymer on a Single Sheet as a Test Specimen for Diabetic Footwear
  • Optimisation of Nanofiller Loading in Natural Rubber based Micro Cellular Sheet Using DoE
  • Technical assessment on photocatalytic hydrogen production
  • Flow Patterns of Oil-Water Immiscible Liquid Mixtures in Small and Microchannels
  • Particulate Polymer Composites for Space Applications: Modelling and Simulation of Physical, Mechanical and Rheological Properties
  • Development of a Novel Microchannel Reactor for the Conversion of Biomass to Liquids
  • Development of machine for manufacturing low-cost sanitary napkins

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH (INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL)

  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock-Research on “Inherently Conductive Polymer based Nanocomposites” and “RF-CVD Synthesis of Carbon Nano materials”
  • Columbia University - Research on “RF-CVD Synthesis of Carbon Nano materials”
  • EPFL, Switzerland- Research on “Collaboration In R&D projects of both organizations”
  • Bharathiar University - Research on “Polymer Nano Fiber Composites”
  • PSG Centre of Nanotechnology - Research on “Nanocomposite Gas Sensors”
  • Abdur Rahman University- Research on “Graphen Composites” and “ Synthesis and hydrodynamics of ferrofluids for drug delivery applications”

PUBLICATIONS

2012

  1. K. Jayanarayanan, Sabu Thomas and Kuruvilla Joseph., Effect of Blend Ratio on the Mechanical and Sorption Behaviour of Polymer – Polymer Microfibrillar Composites from Low - Density Polyethylene and Polyethylene Terephthalate, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 31(8), pp. 549-562, April 2012.
  2. Meera Balachandran, Sriram Devanathan, R. Muraleekrishnan, S. S. Bhagawan. Optimizing Properties of Nanoclay – Nitrile Rubber (NBR) Composites using Face Centred Central Composite Design, Materials and Design, Vol. 35 (R1-R2), pp. 854–862, March 2012.
  3. Rajathilagam B., Rangarajan M. and Soman K. P., Frequency Analysis of Signals and Images Using G-Lets, Journal of Imaging and Robotics, Vol. 8(2), pp. 30-48, February 2012.
  4. Meera Balachandran and S. S. Bhagawan., Mechanical, Thermal and Transport Properties of Nitrile Rubber (NBR) – Nanoclay Composites, Journal of Polymer Research, Vol. 19(2), pp. 9809, February 2012.
  5. Kumaresan D., Photophysical Studies on Terpyridyl Platinum(II) Chromophore - Electron Acceptor Dyads for the Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Water, American Chemical Society: Division of Fuel Chemistry, Vol. 57(1), pp. 66-68, January 2012.
  6. B. Rajathilagam, Murali Rangarajan and K. P. Soman., G-Lets: A signal Processing Algorithm, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), January 2012.
  7. Gejo George, E. Tomlal Jose, K. Jayanarayanan, E. R. Nagarajan, Mikael Skrifvars and Kuruvilla Joseph., Novel Biocommingled Composites Based on Jute/ Polypropylene Yarns: Effect of Chemical Treatments on the Mechanical Properties, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 43(1), pp. 219-230, January 2012.

2011

  1. Devi L. U., Bhagawan S. S., Thomas S., Dynamic mechanical properties of pineapple leaf fiber polyester composites, Polymer Composites, 32 (11), pp. 1741-1750, 2011.
  2. Devi L. U., Bhagawan S. S., K. C. M Nair and Thomas S., Water absorption behavior of PALF/GF hybrid polyester composites, Polymer Composites, 32 (3), pp. 335-346, 2011.
  3. Meera Balachandran, R. Muraleekrishnan and S. S. Bhagawan., Modelling and optimizing properties of NBR composites using Box-Behnken design, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 84(4): 455-468, 2011.
  4. Balasubramanian Suresh, S. Maruthamuthu, Alika Khare, N. Palanisamy, V. S. Muralidharan, R. Ragunathan, M. Kannan and K. Navaneetha Pandiyaraj, Influence of Thermal Oxidation on Surface and Thermo-mechanical Properties of Polyethylene, Journal of Polymer Research, November 2011
  5. Sathiyan S., Rangarajan M. and Ramachandran S., Studies of Heat Transfer for Water-Diesel Two-Phase System in a Spiral Heat Exchanger, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, Volume No.25(2) - 195-201, June 2011.
  6. Meera Balachandran, Sriram Devanathan, R. Muraleekrishnan, S.S. Bhagawan, Optimizing Properties Of Nanoclay - Nitrile Rubber (BR) Composites Using Face Centered Central Composite Design, Materials and Design, Elsevier Publications, 8 April 2011.
  7. B. Suresh, S. Maruthamuthu, M. Kannan and A. Chandramohan, Mechanical and Surface Properties of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Film Modified by Photo-Oxidation, Polymer Journal, Volume No. 43(4) - 398–406, April 2011.
  8. Meera Balachandran, S.S. Bhagawan, Studies on Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Copolymer (NBR) – Layered Silicate Composites: Mechanical and Viscoelastic Properties, Journal of Composite Materials, 17 March 2011.
  9. Kanakasabai P., Vijay P., Abhijit P., Deshpande and Susy Varughese, Crosslinked Poly (vinyl alcohol)/ Sulfonated Poly (ether ether ketone) Blend Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications – Surface Energy Characteristics and Proton Conductivity, Journal of Power Sources, Volume No. 196 (3), Page No. 946-955, February 2011.
  10. K. Jayanarayanan, Sabu Thomas and Kuruvilla Joseph. In Situ Microfibrillar Blends and Composites of Polypropylene and Poly (ethylene terephthalate): Morphology and Thermal Properties, Journal of Polymer Research, 18(1), 1-11, January 2011.
  11. E. Tomlal Jose, P.C.Thomas, K. Jayanarayanan, Jacob Mathew and Kuruvilla Joseph. Solvent Uptake and Accelerated Solar Aging Studies of Cotton‐Polypropylene Commingled Composite Systems, Polymers and Polymer Composites, RAPRA Technology Publications, Volume No. 18 (2), Page No. 103‐112, January 2011.

2010

  1. Sathiyan S., Murali Rangarajan, Ramachandran S. An Experimental Study of Spiral Plate Heat Exchanger for Nitrobenzene-Water Two-Phase System, Journal of Bulgarian Chemical Communications, 42(3), 205-209, October 2010.
  2. Kannan M. Characterization of Nanoclay Filled Polymer Blends, SPE Plastics research, Online: Plastics Nanotechnology, September 2010.
  3. Kannan M., Bhagawan S. S., Tomlal Jose, Sabu Thomas and Kuruvilla Joseph. Preparation and Characterization of Nanoclay Filled Polyurethane and Polypropylene (TPU/PP) Blends, Polymer Engineering and Science, 50(9), 1878-1886, September 2010.
  4. Uma Devi L., Bhagawan S. S. and Thomas S. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Pineapple Leaf/Glass Hybrid Fibre Polyester Composites, Polymer Composite, 31 (6), 956-965, June 2010.
  5. Keiko M. Tarquinio, Nikhil K. Kothurkar, Dharendra Y. Goswami., Bactericidal effects of silver plus titanium dioxide‐coated endotracheal tubes on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Volume No. 2010 :5, Page No. 177‐183, March 2010.
  6. P. Kannan, J.J. Biernacki, D. P. Visco Jr., Fast Pyrolysis of Expandable Polystyrene Beads, AICHE Journal, Volume No. 56 (6), Page No. 1569‐1577, June 2010.
  7. Meera Balachandran , Lisha P. Stanly , R. Mulaleekrishnan and S.S. Bhagawan. Modeling NBR‐ layere silicate nanocomposites: A DoE approach, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Volume No. 118 (6), Page No.3300‐3310, July 2010.
  8. M.Kannan. Effect of sequence of nanoclay addition in TPU/PP blends: thermomechanical properties, Journal of Materials Science, Volume No. 45(4), Page No. 1078 – 1085, February 2010.
  9. K. Jayanarayanan, Sabu Thomas, Kuruvilla Joseph. Mechanical and thermal properties of microfibrillar polymer‐polymer composites, Journal of Polymer Materials, Volume No. 25(3), Page No. 381‐ 386, 2008.

2009

  1. K. Jayanarayanan, Sabu Thomas, Kuruvilla Joseph. Dynamic mechanical analysis of in situ microfibrillar composites based on PP and PET, Polymer‐Plastics Technology and Engineering, Volume No. 48 (4) , Page No. 455 ‐ 463, 2009
  2. K. Jayanarayanan, Tomlal Jose, Sabu Thomas, Kuruvilla Joseph. Effect of draw ratio on the microstructure, thermal, tensile and dynamic rheological properties of insitu microfibrillar composites, European Polymer Journal, Volume No. 45 (6), Page No. 1738‐1747, June 2009.
  3. E.Tomlal Jose, K. Jayanarayanan, Kuruvilla Joseph. Impact, Tear, and Dielectric Properties of Cotton/Polypropylene Commingled Composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Volume No. 29 (12), Page No. 1861‐1874, June 2009.

EARLIER

  1. M.Kannan. Thermomechanical behavior of nanoclay filled TPU/PP blends, e‐polymers, Volume No. 133, Page No. 133, August 2008.
  2. M.Kannan. Mechanical properties and morphology of nanoclay filled TPU/PP blends: Structure – property relations, Journal of composites material, Volume No. 43 (18), Page No. 1915‐1926, May 2009.
  3. Jelmy E. J., Ramakrishnan Shanmugham., Sriram Devanathan., Murali Rangarajan., Nikhil Kothurkar., Optimization of the Conductivity and Yield of Chemically Synthesized Polyaniline Using a Design of Experiments, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 130 (Issue 2), Pp. 1047–1057, October 2013.
  4. Sathiyan S., Rangarajan M., Ramachandran S., Heat Transfer to Immiscible Liquid Mixtures in a Spiral Plate Heat Exchanger Brazilian, Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 30 (2), April/June 2013.
  5. Jelmy E. J., Ramakrishnan S., Rangarajan M. and Kothurkar N., The Effect of Different Carbon Fillers and Dopant Acids on the Electrical Properties of Polyaniline Nanocomposites, Bulletin of Materials Science, Vol. 36(1), Pp. 37-44, February 2013.
  6. Yamuna R., S. Ramakrishnan, K. Dhara, R. Devi, N. K. Kothurkar, E. Kirubha, and P. K. Palanisamy, Synthesis, Characterization and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Graphene Oxide Functionalized with Tetra-Amino Porphyrin, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15: 1399, January 2013.
  7. R. Krishna Prasad, Removal of Biopolymer in Distillery Spentwash using Iridium Oxide Coated Titanium Mesh Anode and Polyaluminum Chloride: Optimization and Sequential Studies, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, April 2012.

2012

  1. Mohanraj S., S. Ramakrishnan, D. Kumaresan and N. K. Kothurkar, TiO2 Nanoparticle–Graphene Nanocomposite Photoanode for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Applications, 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials, 2012.
  2. Ramakrishnan S., E. J. Jelmy, A. Baladandapani, M. Rangarajan and N. K. Kothurkar,Synthesis of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes using RF-CCVD and A Bimetallic Catalyst, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2012.
  3. Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Is Sustainable Development an Oxymoron?, International Conference on Renewable Energy Resources for 21st Century, organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, March 10, 2012
  4. E. J. Jelmy, S. Mohanraj, A. R. Rajamani, Duraisamy Kumaresan, Nikhil. K. Kothurkar,Secondary Doped Polyaniline as Counter electrode in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, FAPS-MACRO-2013, IISc Bangalore
  5. Mukundan D., Rangarajan M., Vikram S., Dhakshnamoorthy M., Vasanthakumari R., Effect of Polar and Nonpolar Solvents in The Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Azadirachta Indicaleaf Extract, National Symposium on Emerging Horizons in Biotechnology – Challenges and Prospects, Alpha Arts and Science College, September 20-21, 2012.
  6. S. Ramakrishnan, N. K. Kothurkar and M. Rangarajan, Polyaniline Nanocomposites: Effect of Different Carbon Fillers and Dopant Acids on The Electrical Properties, Recent Advances in Polymer Science and Technology, The Society for Polymer Science India, Trivandrum, 2012.
  7. D. Kumaresan, Design and Development of Efficient Photosensitizers for the Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, ISAMPE, organized by ISAMPE, Page No: 14, 2012.
  8. Dr. R. Murali, A. R. Rajamani, Electrodeposition of Bi and SnBi Alloys for Microelectronic Packaging, International Conference on Recent Advances in Textile and Electrochemical Sciences (RATES 2013), March 28-30, 2013.
  9. Dr. Murali, A.R. Rajamani., Electrodeposition Of Bismuth And Effects Of Additives In Acid Bath, ELAC 2013, 5th ISEAC Triennial International Conference on Advances and Recent Trends in Electrochemistry, January 16-20, 2013.
  10. Ramakrishnan S., Jelmy E. J., Kothurkar N., Rangarajan M., Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes from Ethanol using RF-CCVD and Fe-Mo Catalyst, 6th International Symposium On Macro-And Supramolecular Architectures And Materials (MAM 2012), organized by Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, K. S. R. College of Technology, Thiruchengode & World Class University, GIST, South Korea , November 21-25, 2012.
  11. Dhakshnamoorthy M., Ramakrishnan S., Vikram S., Kothurkar N., Vasanthakumari R., Rangarajan M., SWCNT-Polyimide Electrospun Nanocomposites, 6th International Symposium on Macro-and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM 2012), organized by Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, K. S. R. College of Technology, Thiruchengode & World Class University, GIST, South Korea , November 21-25, 2012
  12. Sruthy K., Rajamani A. R., Ramakrishnan S., Kothurkar N., Rangarajan M., Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine on TiO2-RGO Nanocomposites, 9th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC 2012), organized by IIT Mumbai, June 6-8, 2012

2012

  1. Dr. K. Jayanarayanan, Microfibrils Reinforced Composites Based on PP and PET: Effect of Draw Ratio on Morphology, Static and Dynamic Mechanical Properties, Crystallization and Rheology, Synthetic Polymer- Polymer Composites, Chapter 15, Pp. 437-461. (Edited by S. Fakirov and D. Bhattacharya, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Germany, ISBN 978-1- 56990-510-4, August 2012).
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