Sponsored Research Projects

   ON-GOING PROJECTS

 

  • Development of a miniaturized and portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy LIBS set-up for fast identification and sorting of different plastic classes

       Principal-Investigator, Duration: 2 years (2019-2021)

       Department of science and Technology (DST), India

  • Large-Scale Production of Coir/polymer Composites for Acoustic Applications

       Project Coordinator, Duration: 1.5 years (2018-2019)

       National Coir Research and Management Institute, Kerala, India

  • Production of Polymer/coir Composites for Furniture Applications
    Project Coordinator, Duration: 1.5 years (2018-2019) 

    National Coir Research and Management Institute, Kerala, India

  • Development of biodegradable mulching mats using coir-polymer systems

        Project Coordinator, Duration: 1.5 years (2018-2019)

        National Coir Research and Management Institute, Kerala, India

  • Characterization of PVC Sheets
    Principal-Investigator, Duration: 1 year (2019-2020) 
    Terumo Penpol Pvt. Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram, India

     

  • Characterization of Silicone and Silicone derivatives

        Principal-Investigator, Duration: 1 year (2018-2019)

        Momentive Performance Materials (India) Ltd, Bangalore, India

  • Microstructure Analysis of Nylon and Polyester Yarns
    Principal-Investigator, Duration: 1 year (2019-2020)
     
    Shriram Fibers Limited, Chennai, India

COMPLETED PROJECTS

 

  • Process Development for Surface Modification of Coir Fibers for Enhanced Spinnability

       Project Coordinator and Principal-Investigator, Duration: 1.5 years (2017-2018)

       Coir Board, India

 

  • Process Development for Enhancing the Longevity of Coir Geotextiles (coir bhoovastra)
    Project Coordinator and Co-investigator, Duration: 1.5 years (2017-2018) 

    Coir Board, India

  • Bioplastics from poly(lactic acid)/coir composites
    Project Coordinator and Co-investigator, Duration: 1.5 years (2017-2018) 

    Coir Board, India

  • Delaminated Surfactant-free Layered Double Hydroxides as Multifunctional Fillers for Semicrystalline Polymers

       Principal-Investigator, Duration: 3 years (2014-2017) 
       Department of 
Science and Technology (DST), India

 

  • Supramolecular Polymeric Nanomaterials with Hierarchical Morphologies
    Principal Investigator, Duration: 5 Years (2010-2015) 

    Department of Science and Technology (DST), India

 

  • Investigation of Structural Changes in Polymer-based Hybrid Materials in Situ and in Real Time by Wide- and Small Angle X-ray Scattering
    Principal -Investigator, Duration: 3 months (2014) 
    Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

 

  • Polymer Nanocomposites
    Principal -Investigator, Duration: 1 year (2014-2016) 
    HLL Lifecare Limited, Thiruvananthapuram, India

 

  • Microstructure Analysis of industrial Yarns
    Principal -Investigator, Duration: 1 year (2014-2016) 
    Shriram Fibers Limited, Chennai, India

 

  • Development of coir fibre composite panel for acoustic applications
    Co-Investigator, Duration: 6 months (2014-2015) 
    Institute of India Interior Designers, Cochin, India

 

  • Specialty Materials based on Engineered clays (SPECS)
    Co-Investigator, Duration: 5 Years (2012-2017) 
    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

 

  • Intelligent coatings INTELCOAT (Development of multifunctional intelligent materials using stimuli-responsive polymer thin films)
    Co-Investigator, Duration: 5 Years (2012-2017) 
    Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

 

 

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