inhouse sponsored projects


Materials science

Catalysis group:

  • Project 1: Sulfated zirconiaan efficient and reusable solid acid catalyst for selective synthesis of 4phenyl1, 3dioxane by Prins reaction of styrene (project completed)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Mr. Vijaykumar SM
    Published in Applied Catalysis A journal (2012) (Publisher: Elsevier, Impact factor: 3.9)

  • Project 2: Tin(II)hydroxychloride : A novel heterogeneous solid acid catalyst for the condensation reactions (completed)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Mr. Vijaykumar SM
    Publication: RSC Advances (2013, In Press).

  • Project 3: Utilization of chemicals from biorefinery: Conversion of bioglycerol to glycerol carbonate by carbonylation and transesterification reactions (completed)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Ms. Swetha Sandesh
    Publication: Catalysis Letters (2013, in press).

  • Project 4: Pore engineering of ZSM5 zeolite by phosphorous oxide modification for the shape selective synthesis of pdiethylbenzene (PDEB) by alkylation of ethylbenzene with ethanol
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Mr. Janardhan HL
    Applied Catalysis A: General, Under review (2013)

  • Project 5: Condensation of glycerol with acetone at room temperature using novel inorganicorganic hybrid catalyst
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Ms. Swetha Sandesh
    RSC Advances 2013 (Under review)

  • Project 6: Gasphase dehydration of glycerol over molybdenum trioxide supported on silica catalyst for sustainable synthesis of acrolein
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Students: Mr. Satish B (1 year M.Tech Project)

  • Project 7: Novel organic substituted heteropoly acid catalyst for condensation of glycerol with acetone to form solketal at room temperature
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Ms. Swetha Sandesh

  • Project 8: Design and development of ecofriendly novel solid base catalysts for the transesterification of nonedible oils to produce biodiesel
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Ganapati V. Shanbhag
    Student: Mr. Prashant Kumar (M. Tech. Project)

Nanomaterials group:

  • Project 9: Rare Earth Doped Photoluminescent materials for Solid State Lighting Applications (used the results from this project to apply for the BRNS grant)
    Primary Investigator: Dr. Nalini G Sundaram
    Research Student(JRF): Ms. Swetha S.M

  • Project 10: Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Substituted Metal organic Complexes (Cr1XMx]( acac)3 (M=Ga,In) (0.1<*<0.9) for synthesis of Cr(1x) GaxO3Oxides
    Primary Investigator: Prof. S.A. Sivashankar CoInvestigator: Dr. Nalini G Sundaram
    Research Student(JRF): Mr. Srinidhi R.

  • Project 11: Combined Xray and Neutron Diffraction Analysis of ZnFe2O4 Nanoparticles to determine the Inversion Parameter
    Independent Research Project Dr. Nalini G Sundaram
    Collaboration with Prof. Shivashankar's group at IISc

  • Project 12. Poly(vinyl alcohol)/HZSM5 Zeolitebased Mixed Matrix Composite Membranes for Pervaporation Dehydration of Alcohols: Effect of Silica Alumina Ratio (SAR) (Project Completed)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. A.V. Raghu
    Student: Mr. D.P. Suhas

  • Project 13: Grapheneloaded sodium alginate nanocomposite membranes with enhanced isopropanol dehydration performance via pervaporation technique. (Project completed)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. A.V. Raghu
    Student: Mr. D.P. Suhas

  • Project 14: Activated clay loaded sodium alginate based mixed matrix membranes for dehydration of isopropyl alcohol via perevaporation: Insights of thermodynamic and kinetic interaction parameters (near completion)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. A.V. Raghu
    Student: Mr. D.P. Suhas


Theoretical sciences

  • Project 15: The operator sum-difference representation for quantum maps: application to the two-qubit amplitude damping channel (completed, and submitted)
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. S. Banerjee (IITR)
    Student: Omkar S.

  • Project 16: Counterfactual quantum certificate authorization based on a Michelson interferometer
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. T. Srinivas (ECE, IISc)
    Student: Akshata Shenoy H.

  • Project 17: Nonclassicality of violation of correlation inequalities as determined by the deficit of signaling with respect to the communication cost.
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Student: Aravinda S.

  • Project 18: Quantifying correlatedness of noise using the quantum error correction
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. S. Banerjee (IITR)
    Student: Omkar S.

  • Project 19: Nonlocal subspaces based on graph states and application to quantum cryptography
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. T. Srinivas (ECE, IISc)
    Student: Akshata Shenoy H.

  • Project 20: Complementarity between randomness and signaling in the simulation of nonlocal correlations, and its implication for the origin of intrinsic randomness.
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Student: Student: Aravinda S.

  • Project 21: Applying the two-qubit noise to the study phase in the Pegg-Barnett formalism
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. S. Banerjee (IITR)
    Student: Omkar S.

  • Project 22: Counterfactual quantum cryptography and the ontology of the wave function
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Student: Akshata Shenoy H.

  • Project 23: Exploring the role of Leggett-Garg inequality for cryptography
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. Dipankar Home (Bose Institute)
    Students: Akshata Shenoy H. & Aravinda S.

  • Project 24: Unification of temporal, nonlocal and contextuality inequalities
    Principal investigator: Dr. R. Srikanth
    Collaborator: Prof. Dipankar Home (Bose Institute)
    Students: Aravinda S & Siddhartha Das (IISER, Pune)


Biological sciences

  • Project: Bioactive compounds from endophytic fungi of Medicinal plants
    Principal investigator: Dr. Ananda
    Student: Sathish L

  • Project: Antidiabetic compounds from endophytic fungi of Medicinal plants
    Principal investigator: Dr. Ananda
    Student: Pavithra N

  • Project: Anticancer metabolites from endophytes of medicinal plants
    Principal investigator: Dr. Ananda
    Independent project

  • Project: Structural Studies of Adenine Phosphoribosyltransferases from Pathogenic Bacteria
    Principal investigator: Dr. Udupi Ramagopal
    Student: Ms. Pavithra G. C.

  • Project: The structure based functional characterization of an unusual restriction endonuclease Kpnl.
    Principal investigator: Dr. Udupi Ramagopal
    Student: Ms. Pavithra G. C.

  • Project: Structural Study of proteins from the enolase superfamily:
    Principal investigator: Dr. Udupi Ramagopal
    Coinvestigator:Dr. Raghurama P. Hegde

  • Project: Testing the limits of macromolecular crystallographic phasing
    Principal investigator: Dr. Udupi Ramagopal
    Coinvestigator:Dr. Raghurama P. Hegde

  • Project: Design of modified B7-1 (CD80)and B7-2(CD86) molecules to create potential reagents for cancer and auto-immune disorders.
    Principal investigator: Dr. Udupi Ramagopal
    Student: Ms. Swetha, L.


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