The Materials Chemistry and Research Laboratory were inaugurated on 7th September 2009. This laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility and the first materials research laboratory on the Ettimadai campus. It will host a variety of sophisticated equipment and synthesis and processing facilities for carrying out internationally competitive research in the fields of materials science and chemistry. The inauguration puja was well-attended by senior professors and members from the management including the Registrar, Dr. S. Krishnamoorthy, Chair, Postgraduate Programmes, Dr. Pandian, Special Officer Shri. K. S. Moorthy, Head, ICTS, Sri. Sreevalsan, all the faculty and staff of the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and staff of the Estate Office and ICTS. There was a lunch following the puja for all the guests.
This laboratory is the product of excellent leadership shown by our Pro-Chancellor, the tireless efforts and cooperation of Br. Sreevalsan and his efficient team at the estate office, the prompt and excellent support provided by Shri. Sreevalsan and his team at ICTS, the constant encouragement and guidance of Prof. Subba Rao, and the hard work, planning and suggestions of our colleagues from the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Departments.
|CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORIES||RESEARCH LABORATORIES|
|Fluid Mechanics lab||Materials Chemistry and Research Laboratory (MCRL)|
|Mechanical Operations lab|
|Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Engineering lab (in-progress)||Solar Energy and Optoelectronics Laboratory (SEOL)|
|Mass Transfer lab (in-progress)|
|Process Control and Instrumentation lab||Advanced Electrochemistry and Energy Systems Laboratory (AEES)|
|Computer-aided design (CAD) lab using ASPEN Plus|
|Chemical Process Simulation lab using MATLAB|
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science has recently purchased a three-year license of ASPEN PLUS software on Process Optimization for Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain. Undergraduate students of the department will undergo a laboratory course on "Computer-Aided Design of Chemical Processes" where they will learn to use ASPEN PLUS for process and equipment design. With this, Amrita Chemical Engineering is set to become one of the very few chemical engineering departments in the country that will its train undergraduate students on advanced process and equipment design.