ONGOING PROJECTS


1. Synthesis of Photocatalytic Porous Silicon-Containing Nitride and Oxynitride Nanocomposites

Indian team:
Dr. Ravi Kumar N V (PI) and
Dr. Hari Kumar K C [IIT Madras],
French team:
Dr.Samuel Bernard (PI) (European Ceramic Centre, University of Limoge, France)
Dr. Phillippe Miele,
Dr. Umit B. Demirci [European Membrane Institute, University of Montpellier, France]

Value of the project: Rs. 149.73 Lakhs (~248000 USD) (shared between India and France)
Funding agency: Scientific Council of the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA/IFCPAR)
Duration: 3 years (May 2014 – Oct 2017);
Project no: MET/14-15/132/IFCP/RAVK.

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2. Development of prototype ceria based water splitter to generate hydrogen using concentrated solar energy

Team:
Dr. Ravi Kumar N V (PI)
Prof. Ranga Rao (PI) and
Prof. T Sundararajan [IIT Madras]

Value of the project: Rs 7,39,70,000/- (Rs 7.39 crores) (~1141130 USD)
Funding agency: Ucchatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) (Ministry of Power, MHRD)
Participating industry: THERMAX, Pune
Duration: 3 years (Oct 2016 – Oct 2019);
Project no: CHY1617348MUAYGRAN

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3. Synthesis and fabrication of polymer based materials for thermoelectric applications

Team:
Dr. Dillip K Satapathy (PI)
Dr. Ravi Kumar N V (co-PI) [IIT Madras]and
Dr. Gopalan [ARCI, IIT Madras Research Park]

Value of the project: Rs. 3,07,78,000/- (Rs 3.7 crores) (~474740 USD)
Funding agency: IMPRINT
Duration: 3 years (Feb 2017 – Feb 2020);
Project no: PHY1617330MIMPDILI

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4. Development and characterization of novel materials for capacitor-based energy storage devices

Team:
Dr. Ravi Kumar, N V (PI) [IIT Madras]
Prof. Sergey Vakhrushev (PI)[ Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences & Peter the Great St. Petersburg, Polytechnic University and St Petersburg State University, Russia] and

Value of the project: Rs. 3560400/- (~54920 USD)
Funding agency: Indo-Russian bilateral project (DST-RFBR), Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Duration: 3 years (Jun 2017 – Jun 2020):
Project no: MET1718166DSTXRAVK

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5. Engineering weld microstructures against hydrogen embrittlement

Team:
Dr. Murugaiyan Amritalingam (PI),
Dr. Janakiram G D and
Dr. Ravi Kumar, N V (PI) [IIT Madras]

Value of the project: Rs 8549200/- (~131870 USD)
Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Duration: 3 years (Mar 2017 – Mar 2020);
Project no: MET1617159DSTXMURG

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6. Hydrogen storage in mesoporous polymer derived ceramics for automotive applications

Team:
Dr. Sujith Ravindran
Dr. Parameshwaran Rajagopalan [Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus]
Dr. Ravi Kumar, N V (PI) [IIT Madras]

Value of the project: Rs. 4238240/- (~65380 USD)
Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Duration: 3 years (2017 – 2020)

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7. Development of Zr,La, B and C containing single source proceramic polymer for high temperature applications

Team:
Dr. Ravi Kumar, N V (PI) [IIT Madras]
Dr. Renjith Devasia, Scientist 'SF', VSSC, Trivandrum

Value of the project: Rs 36,00,000/- (~51390 USD)
Funding agency: Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO)
Duration: 2 years (Nov 2018 – Oct 2020);
Project no: ICSR/ISRO-IITM/MET/18-19/182/RAVK

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