Funded Research Projects

DST

Topic Atomistically informed crystal plasticity modeling of hcp metals (as PI)
From 2016
To 2019
Budget 40 lacs
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Status active

IRCC

Topic Thermolysis Studies and Reaction Mechanism Development for High Energy Density Energetic Materials
From 2015
To 2018
Budget 20 lacs
Details The project involves pyrolysis studies of high energy materials which are potential replacements for existing propellants in space and defense applications. The materials will be subjected to FTIR, TGA and DSC diagnostic techniques to study their decomposition. These techniques will give information about the species formed on decomposition, the mass loss rate and the differential heat release rate with time. The data thus obtained will be used to formulate a chemical reaction mechanism for the energetic materials. This mechanism will be validated by employing quantum mechanics based computations to obtain optimized molecular structures, reaction path details and kinetic parameters of individual reactions.
Status active

IRCC

Topic Development of Nanocrystalline Metals - Experiments and Modeling (as PI)
From 2016
To 2019
Budget 20 lacs
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Status active

MHRD

Topic Durable Thermal Barrier Coatings for Improved Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency (as Co-PI)
From 2016
To 2019
Budget 100 lacs
Details
Status active