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.


Shape memory alloy based adaptive composite structure for aircraft and automobile

Minor deflection in structure with conventional technologies requires expensive heavy motors, hydraulics and many moving parts. Nevertheless, using SMA embedded adaptive smart structures, deflection can be easily attained and it is simple in design, light weight, no moving parts and scalable. The ongoing employment of Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) elements as actuators due to SMA undergo a reversible phase transformation from martensite to austenite as temperature increases. This transformation lead to shape recovery and associate recovery. When a SMA is heated, a solid state phase transformation takes place from martensite to austenite phase which is responsible for shape change or actuation.



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Lightweight cipher implementations for resilience against side-channel analysis

Our present research focuses on emerging aspects of hardware security, such as side-channel analysis of cryptographic implementations and logic synthesis techniques for improved resilience against such attacks.
The current research aims to propose implementations that thwart power-based side-channel analysis of lightweight block ciphers such as Simon and Hummingbird ciphers. Power analysis is one of the side-channel vulnerabilities that has been exploited by the cryptographic research community to extract secret information embedded in resource-constrained hardware devices. We have proposed construction of S-boxes and other block cipher primitives that have improved resilience against power analysis attacks.



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