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Research & Development

IIT Indore envisages the process of convergence of traditional disciplines as the key to accomplish the previously unimaginable. With this foresight, IIT Indore has been promoting multi-disciplinary research programme, focusing on basic and applied research, technology development and innovation. It is this vision that has helped the institute to do very well in all spheres of science, engineering and humanities and social sciences.


A core competency of IIT Indore is research driven academic programme as it forms a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. At IIT Indore, we have consciously promulgated the idea of involving undergraduate students in forefront research projects. This led to the initiation of a formal undergraduate research scheme entitled, "Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students".

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Research at IIT Indore has been recognized at international level with active participation in several key international projects and several joint collaborations with research organizations in Japan, South Korea, Russian Federation, Portugal, France, Germany, USA, and many other countries. The institute has been successful in securing 82 externally sponsored research projects worth over Rs. 22 Crores.


IIT Indore recognizes that encouraging entrepreneurship for technology development, economic and social stability is need of the hour. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) at IIT Indore was started with the same vision. IIT Indore students are in the process of having their own start-ups thus applying innovation into practicality for the benefit of all. In the coming years, IIT Indore will develop into a world class centre for higher academic and industrial research and innovation.


Ongoing research in Composite Materials Group at IITI

Goal of our research group is to establish a thoroughly validated multiscale finite element methodology to predict the damage and stress-strain behavior of the fiber reinforced composite materials. Understanding the various factors that contribute to the damage initiation and propagation from the microscale to macroscale of the composites provides necessary information to design robust and damage tolerant composite structures. For the aforementioned purpose, as shown in the below figures, multiscale damage analysis is conducted on the composite materials across different length scales. Apart from establishing a state-of-the art composite materials and structures testing laboratory, long term goal of our research group is to design and manufacture the industrial scale composite structures.


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Quantification of Short-Range Order in Amorphous Materials

Amorphous materials are often said to have “short-range order” of crystallinity. This short-range is used very qualitatively and has little significance in understanding the nature of a material. A methodology has been proposed to quantify this crystallinity, similar to nanomaterials, using Raman spectroscopy. A theoretical line-shape, derived by considering the phonons under a confined system, appears to be explaining the observed Raman spectra from amorphous silicon. The line-shape is observed to be dependent on the abovementioned “short-range order” and hence can be used to quantify the same. Additionally a very simple relation between the order and the Raman peak position is reported.


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