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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

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High fidelity image of ELAIS-N1 field using the GMRT telescope in India at 300-500 MHz band. The effect of state-of-the art radio algorithms are evident from the clarity and dynamic range of the image. This serves a good platform to study the nature of the astrophysical sources (radio jets, galaxies, etc) which act as the foreground to the redshifted 21cm signal from Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionization.

 

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Bifunctional electrocatalytic/photocatalytic Cu-treated-δ-MnO2 nanostructures for enhanced water splitting activity

Birnessite (δ-MnO­­2) is of interest to scientists today, due to it’s natural occurrence inside and near water bodies1,2 and optimal band gap for utilisation of solar light3. Previous studies4,5 have not been able to establish significant photocurrents for use in electrochemical or light-assisted splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen, which could be used as inputs of gas for industrial processes and/or fuel cells. Our study reports a novel method of treating thin layers of δ-MnO­­2 (on conductive glass substrates) with Cu atoms using a facile, low cost, room temperature method. The coated substrates thus obtained display the highest photocurrent known so far (3.59 mA/cm2 at 0 V vs. RHE) when used as a cathode in a similar cell under solar-equivalent illumination of 1000 W/m2, and also deliver performance equivalent to a benchmark standard6 (10 mA/cm2) with a low applied voltage (1.67 V vs. RHE) when used as anode in an electrolytic cell for generation of oxygen from water. Our results establish solid ground for research into manganese based compounds, especially oxides, as viable, low-cost and abundant materials for use in electrolytic cells as well as photoelectrochemical generation of hydrogen from water.

 

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