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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.


RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Flexoelectricity in 2D Nanomaterials

Flexoelectricity phenomenon is the response of electric polarization to an applied strain gradient and is developed as a consequence of crystal symmetry in all materials. Symmetry breaking at surfaces and interfaces and the capability to undergo large strain gradients in nanoscale systems induces unusual forms of electromechanical coupling due to flexoelectricity phenomena. The recent study by Dr. Kundalwal showed that the presence of strain gradient in non-piezoelectric graphene sheet does not only affect the ionic positions, but also the asymmetric redistribution of the electron density, which induce strong polarization in the graphene sheet.

 

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Half metallicity in Fe-Ti-Sn Heusler alloys

The next generation memory devices are expected to be based on exploiting the “spin” aspect of the charge carriers in electronic transport. Until now, spin polarized electronic structure was claimed only for Co based Heusler alloys. Sayan Chaudhuri and Preeti Bhobe at IIT Indore have demonstrated a spin- polarized DOS in a Fe-based Heusler alloy, qualifying it to be a potential Half Metallic system. Fe 2 TiSn has high probability of anti-site disorder between Fe and Ti, which controls the ground state magnetic and transport properties. This group developed a method to decrease this anti disorder by substituting higher electronegative atom at Sn site

 

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