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 : Metallurgy Engineering & Materials Science

In view of the concern regarding the safety, cost, and longevity of existing lithium-ion batteries, all-solid-state batteries employing ceramics or ceramic-polymer composites as the electrolyte have gained renewed interest recently. Solid electrolytes with good electrochemical stability and fast lithium-ion conduction could significantly improve both the lifetime and the safety while providing a significant increase in the energy and power density of lithium metal batteries.
The research focus of Solid State Ionics group in Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Indore is on the fabrication and electrochemical characterization of ceramic electrolytes, polymer-ceramic composite electrolytes, and all solid-state rechargeable lithium batteries employing lithium metal as the andoe. The emphasis is on understanding the fundamental aspects of lithium-ion transport across solid electrolyte and at the cathode-electrolyte interface. We use this knowledge to design new polymer-ceramic composite electrolytes with lithium superionic conductor ceramics developed in our lab as the active filler in the polymer membranes.


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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS : Discipline of Mathematics

Many mathematical models, namely, e.g., elasticity, flow simulation, potential theory can be formulated through an operator equation with integral operator (IO)/ boundary integral operator (BIO), and most of the IO is singular in nature. Traditional methods of time-frequency analysis such as wavelets and Gabor frames have proven very efficient for the sparse representation of singular integral operator (SIO) but cannot handle singularities of functions/signals along a curve (anisotropic singularity). Shearlets, a multivariate extension of the wavelet framework help to control the directional selectivity in a very efficient manner. We derive the sparse representation of SIO by using compactly supported shearlets. Also, a class of algorithm is introduced for the rapid numerical application of a class of SIO, e.g., we derive the quadrature rule for the integral involving product of integrable functions and compactly supported shearlets. Numerical experiments are given, which indicates that many previously intractable problems become manageable with the developed techniques.


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