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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Designation: Professor
Department: Physics Department
Email ID: sanjeev@pec.edu.in

Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
(SERB-DST) Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi

Rs. 62,26,264.00

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 60,50,818.00
Total Expenditure: Rs. 60,50,818.00

Start Date Completion Date Status
2019-05-16 2022-05-15 Completed
Abstract

Magnetoelectric composites have sparked a lot of interest in order to produce high magnetoelectric coefficients in bulk and layered composites using different techniques. A wide range of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric phase combinations have been studied in the past, with lead (Pb) based materials being used as the piezoelectric component due to their strong piezoelectric response. However, many investigations focused on developing lead-free ferroelectric systems with electrical properties equal to those of lead-based systems due to environmental concerns.

The objective of this project is to achieve the requirements for a good magnetoelectric effect in a lead-free composite. In this study, phase structure, dielectric properties, magnetic properties and magnetodielectric have been investigated and analyzed the magnetoelectric coupling coefficient of the composites. In layered composites, we also discovered the self-biasing phenomenon, which allows considerable ME coupling in the absence of a DC magnetic field. The elimination of the necessity for DC magnetic bias in ME composites opens up a lot of opportunities for the development of components for a variety of applications. The ME coefficient is also greatly influenced by the thickness fractions of the two phases, thus we optimised the longitudinal and transverse ME response by altering the thickness of both BCZT and NZCF layers in the next work.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 01               
 

Ph.D Produced:   02       
 

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

 (Rs.)

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

High temperature furnace

Carbolite

HTF 3000

2020

10,35,610

Temperature control in this furnace is quite good

Working properly and is in use by the research scholars from

Planetary ball mill with grinding jars

Retsch

PM 400

2020

19,53,861

It is used for mixing of oxide powders at high rpm for thorough mixing

Working properly and is in use by the research scholars

Lock in amplifier with software to record magnetoelectric coupling coefficient

Stanford Research systems

SRS 830

2020

8,78,000

This set-up is used to measure magnetoelectric coupling coefficient of particulate and layered laminate composites

Working properly and is in use by the research scholars.

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
Patent Filed/Granted under project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Designation: Professor
Department: Physics Department
Email ID: sanjeev@pec.edu.in

Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
ER& IPR, DRDO, New Delhi

Rs. 48,35,500.00

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 45,74,042.00

Start Date Completion Date Status
2017-10-06 2021-04-04 Completed
Abstract

In this project, we have synthesized a non-Pb piezoelectric system BZT-BCT, which exhibits a very high piezoelectric coefficient (d33) of 512 pC/N at MPB, which is comparable even with high-end PZT. Lead-free BZT-xBCT samples were prepared using the solid-state reaction technique. Structural analysis shows the presence of orthorhombic and tetragonal phases in the prepared samples. We observed that with an increase in x content, the tetragonal phase increases which further results in higher d33. Sintering temperature plays a very important role to achieve desired density, which further leads to good piezoelectric properties.

Meanwhile, we have also introduced a novel method to obtain high piezoelectric coefficient and electromechanical coupling coefficient in BZT-BCT by introducing a novel synthesis procedure. We observed high d33~ 520 pC/N and electromechanical coupling coefficient ~ 57.5% in 0.5BZT-0.5BCT synthesized by novel synthesis procedure.

For energy storage efficiency, we prepared BZT-BCT by sol-gel technique. The different parameters like dielectric constant, dielectric loss, polarization, coercive field, the efficiency of energy storage were found to be optimum for the (1-x)BZT-xBCT ceramics at x =0.55. We estimated the energy storage density W~ 189 mJ/cm3 and high efficiency η ~ 75.6% for BZT-0.55BCT ceramic composition. Therefore, this work suggested that 0.45BZT-0.55BCT ceramics are potential candidates for energy storage capacitor.

Furthermore, we investigated the temperature stability of 5% (Mg1/3Nb2/3)4+ doped BZT-BCT composition at 50kV/cm. We observed Wrec ~ 235 mJ/cm3and ultra-high η~ 94.3% at room temperature. The η of ceramic increases to 94.6% and Wrec to 187 mJ/cm3 as the temperature rises to 110°C.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 01 
 

Ph.D Produced:   02       
 

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

 (Rs.)

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Impedance analyzer,

Keysight Technologies, E4990A 20-20MHz,

2018

15,05000.00

It measures the dielectric constant, dielectric loss, phase, admittance etc. for dielectric samples

Working

Electrometer/High Resistance meter,

Keysight Technologies, 82985A

2018

577000.00

It measures the very low currents ~fA and high resistance.

Working properly and is in use by the research scholars.

Furnace from room temperature to 800°C with software and computer interface with impedance analyzer and electrometer.

 

2018

762300.00

It is used as heater to measure dielectric constant with temperature from room temperature to 800°C

Working properly and is in use by the research scholars.

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details

 

Name of the PI

 

Dr. JD Sharma

Designation: Asso. Prof.

Department: MMED-PEC

Email ID: jdsharma@pec.edu.in

Dr. Ranvir Singh

Dr. Ranvir Singh

Designation: Asst. Prof (ex)

Department: MMED-PEC

Email ID: ranvirccs@gmail.com

Dr. Rama Arora

Designation: Ex-Principle

Department: Dept of Physics, PGGC Sector 11 Chandigarh

Email ID: rama5470@yahoo.com

Funding Agency Project Cost
Defence Research and Development Organization- Armament Research Board (New Delhi)

Rs. 43,24,304/-

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 43,24,304/-

Start Date Completion Date Status
2017-06-15 2020-09-14 Completed
Abstract

A design concept for making sandwich panel for blast mitigation was developed such that the designed material should be able to absorb the maximum of blast energy by undergoing elastic, plastic and fracture. Design concept include the specifically designed perforated face sheet so that after interacting with blast wave it doesn’t leave any splinters off. The specific light weight alloy of aluminum (AA6061-T6) was selected for making front and back sheet (both of 2mm thickness) of sandwich panel. Closed cell Aluminum alloy foam (AA6061) was used as central soft core. The foam was synthesized on stir casting furnace by melt route. The synthesized foam was cut into slices and sandwiched between face sheet and back sheet. The pressure value correspond to equivalent quantity of TNT and stand-off distance was investigated by simulation method. Quasi-static compression test and High strain rate test on Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar apparatus for face sheet material, central foam and back sheet material was performed to know the compressive strength. Face sheet and back sheet was tested individually on Shock tube at 46 bar reflected pressure and were analyzed. A sandwich panel was designed (11mm thick foam) and tested on shock tube which completely deformed plastically thereby absorbing some part of incident energy. Its blast mitigation capacity was increased by increasing the central foam thickness to 22 mm which resulted in very little deformation and 75.84% increase in mitigated transmitted pressure was recorded. The stress wave and strain behavior due to shock wave interaction were studied by Ansys fluent software.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 01
 

Ph.D Produced: 01
M.Tech. Produced: 04
Technical Staff: 02

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Programmable Electrically Heated Resistance Furnace with Stirrer (& a Muffle Furnace for Preheating Mold & Particles)

M/s. Metrex Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi

 

2018

Rs. 12,26,610/-

Furnace with stirrer

Batch capacity: 20 Kg (max) of Al melt

Approx. Inner chamber dimensions in mm: 300 x 300 x 400

Max Temperature: 1400 ˚C

Stirrer speed (Max):10 -1000 rpm

 

Muffle furnace

Inner chamber dimensions : 300 x 300 x400 (mm)

Max Temperature : 1400 ˚C

Working

Setup for Squeeze Casting

M/s SwamEquip, Chennai 

 

2020

Rs. 5,04,000/-

Die (02 nos.): Cast Dimensions of 50mm OD x 250mm long (approx.) in mild steel material with maximum applied load up to 40 Tonns (adjustable).

Working

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. JD Sharma

Designation: Asso. Prof.
Department: MMED-PEC
Email ID: jdsharma@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), New Delhi

Rs. 1.25 Cr/-

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 1.25Cr

Start Date Completion Date Status
2015-09-01 2021-09-30 Completed
Abstract

The project is synthesis sintering and characterization of sesquioxides like YAG and yttrium oxide ceramics, particularly in the field of advance ceramics. YAG and Y2O3 is known for its excellent chemical stability, high melting point, thermal conductivity, and transparency in a wide spectral range. The traditional method of growing single crystals of Y2O3 faces challenges due to its high melting point, so polycrystalline transparent ceramics (PTCs) are used as an alternative, offering advantages such as easy fabrication and the ability to create complex structures. To lower the sintering temperature sesquioxides could be doped with sintering additives in a limited quantity so as not interfere with basic properties of sesquioxides. To enhance and observe altering the physical and chemical properties sesquioxides could be doped with Rare earth elements (REEs) can be doped. The project is about the development and compilation of various studies that focus on doping Y2O3 with REEs like erbium (Er3+), ytterbium (Yb3+), samarium (Sm3+), and europium (Eu3+), which significantly affect the characteristics of the material.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

Ph.D Produced: 01
M.Tech. Produced: 11
Technical Staff: 02

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Lyophilic Unit

Southern Scientific Lab Instruments

2018

3.17 Lakh

Min Temperature: -40 ˚C

Vacuum:0.001 m.bar

 

 

Working

Glove Box

Diksha Instruments

2018

6.92 Lakh

Inert atmospheric synthesis

Working

Vacuum Furnace

Nabertherm

2020

(~97 Lakhs)

104,512 Euro

Max. Temperature: 2200 ˚C

Inert atmospheric

Programmable cooling rate

Working

02-Magnetic Stirrers

Labman

2021

49k

RPM :2000

Heat temperature upto 150 ˚C

Working

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Designation: Professor

Department: Physics Department

Email ID: sanjeev@pec.edu.in

Dr. Gaurav Mani Khanal

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Email ID:

Funding Agency Project Cost
Chips to Startup (C2S), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi.

Rs. 81.63 Lakhs

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 14.26 Lakhs

Start Date Completion Date Status
2023-05-22 Ongoing
Abstract

For development and implementation of analog computing system, recently, Brain inspired computing, also known as nueromorphic computing has received much attention as it exhibits many features needed for design and development of energy efficient, fast and, highly parallel analog computing system. However, like all other new and emerging technologies, neuromorphic computing is also facing difficulties and challenges in terms of hardware design and implementation [3]-[4]. Hence, in this project we are focusing to generate indigenous tools which can be further used to solve the challenges in brain inspired electronics system design.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 02
 

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured
Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Designation: Professor
Department: Physics Department
Email ID: sanjeev@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
(SERB-DST) Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.

Rs. 60,31,808.00

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 39,55,000.00

Start Date Completion Date Status
2022-12-27 Ongoing
Abstract

The Aim of this project is to design, develop and fabricate an integrated frequency multiplier utilizing a novel self-switching diode (SSD) based on GaN two-dimensional heterostructures. The SSD has an entirely different working principal which does not require any p-n junction and /or Schottky barrier to operate eliminating the requirement of an additional bias circuit than that of conventional and commercially available diodes. Due to planar and single-layered device architecture, SSD exhibits low parasitics resulting in a zero-bias rectification up to 1.5 THz at room temperatures with responsivity and NEP comparable to commercially available Schottky diodes. The SSD can easily be fabricated utilizing a single-step lithography followed by an etching process from using wide variety of materials varying from conventional Silicon to III-V heterostructures to novel graphene. On the other hand, commercially available Schottky barrier diodes, have multi-layered and vertical structure, and require an additional bias high enough to overcome the built-in electric field and to allow current flow. It further introduces the parasitic capacitance which in turn limits the operating speed and high frequency performance restricting to utilise a Schottky diode to generate very high microwave/ Terahertz frequencies. Schottky barrier diodes are commonly being utilised in array i.e. parallel or anti-parallel configuration for frequency multipliers to improve input/output power handling capacity. However, they suffer from excessive heat at the Schottky junctions leading to the performance degradation and require novel materials and challenging fabrication techniques to achieve ultra-low charge carrier transit time and parasitics at room temperature to generate high microwave/terahertz signals. Utilising excellent properties of GaN, SSD can be implemented for frequency multipliers to generate signals with hundreds of gigahertz frequencies with improved efficiency and high power handling capacity. Planar structure of device is more suitable as more number of SSDs in array configuration can be easily integrated without interconnects reducing overall device impedance exhibiting better noise properties at high frequencies. Further, heat dissipation can be managed efficiently by correct design of SSD channel. Therefore, developing GaN SSD based integrated frequency multiplier is timely given the rapid progress in the GaN technology and development of high frequency microwave/terahertz sources for wide variety of applications such as future generation communications, medical and security imaging etc. Additionally, training of early career researchers in this project will provide India with the scientists and engineers with the skills to transfer GaN-based technologies from academia to industry for industrial and/or strategic applications in line with Government of India’s Semiconductor Mission, Make in India, Aatmnirbhar Bharat, and Skill India Missions.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 01                
 

Ph.D Produced:   02     
Technical Staff:   02

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

 (Rs.)

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Power meter with Sensors (50 MHz to 18 GHz)

-

-

-

Power Meter

-

Preamplifier (100 MHz- 26.5 GHz)

-

-

-

Pre Amplifier

-

RF Probes with Micropositioner

-

-

-

RF Probe

-

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
(SERB-DST) Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.

Rs. 50,58,000.00

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 45,75,000.00
Total Expenditure: Rs. 47, 87, 525.00

Start Date Completion Date Status
2019-03-02 2022-06-01 Completed
Abstract

The aim of this project is to design and develop a novel nanoelectronic rectifier, also known as self-switching diode (SSD), from van der Waals hetrostructure consisting of graphene/h-BN/MoS2 layers. Due to excellent material properties, proposed SSDs can operate with ultra-fast switching speed than that of electronic rectifiers fabricated from conventional semiconductors for a wide variety of applications such as signal detection, future generation communications, medical and security imaging etc. Recently, emerging two-dimensional (2D)-layered semiconductors including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) have shown considerable potential for designing next-generation integrated electronic and optoelectronic devices, due to their excellent unique physical and structural properties. Particularly, the 2D-layered semiconductors of graphene, h-BN and MoS2 can be flexibly combined to form different configurations of vertical van der Waals heterostructures with atomically sharp interfaces and tunable band alignment, opening up vast opportunities for fundamental investigation of novel electronic properties at the limit of single atom thickness and potential applications in novel devices concept such as self-switching diode. The working of conventional rectifying diodes depend either upon a pn doped junction or a Schottky barrier, that also determines the limitations. An applied bias high enough is generally required to overcome the built-in electric field and to allow a significant current flow, introducing the parasitic capacitance which in turn limits the operating speed and high frequency performance. The novel nanodiode concept proposed in this project is entirely different and it has a single‐layered device architecture that is ideally‐suited to graphene and/or graphene based van der Waals heterostructures. Moreover, it operates on new working principle enabling zero threshold voltage, thus eliminating the need for a bias circuit. Developing SSD in graphene/h-BN/MoS2 is timely given the rapid progress in graphene and/or 2d van der Waals material engineering. Since the device speed generally scales with the carrier mobility, the proposed SSDs are expected to operate at very high frequencies possibly up to THz.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 01
 

Ph.D Produced: 02
Technical Staff: 03

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

 (Rs.)

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

DC Probes

Ecopia

2020

 3,18,573

DC Manipulator with Magnetic bases capable of moving X, Y, and Z direction

Working

RF Probes

MPI

2020

 6,00,000

RF Manipulator with Magnetic bases capable of moving X, Y, and Z direction

Working

Electron Beam cum Thermal Evaporator

HHV

2021

 15,80,250

Up to 6” Substrate holder. Ultimate vacuum of 5x10-7 Torr within 90 minutes. Electron Beam Gun with four pockets Can evaporate high melting point materials such as Mo and W Digital thickness monitor with ON/OFF operation for the deposition

Working

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Designation: Professor
Department: Physics Department
Email ID: sanjeev@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
(SERB-DST) Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi.

Rs. 65,70,520.00

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. 60,50,818.00
Total Expenditure: Rs. 60,50,818.00

Start Date Completion Date Status
2016-08-17 2020-02-16 Completed
Abstract

In this research, a semi-classical drift-diffusion 3D modeling have been developed to predict the rectification behavior and noise spectra of both the ballistic rectifiers considered in this research. Furthermore, the developed model predicts that minimum low frequency noise for both the devices which depends upon carrier concentration inside device active region rather than mobility, enables potential applications as THz detectors for imaging.

Further, it has been demonstrated that symmetric geometry of both type of ballistic rectifiers, i.e. three terminals and four terminals, can be utilized as a thermoelectric rectifier for wide variety of applications to produce rectified output voltage converting thermal energy radiated from the electronic devices/ICs. Prototypes of ballistic rectifiers with and without antidot have been developed demonstrating rectification of microwave/RF signals.

The development of this novel technology of Ballistic Rectifier can be used for various applications including future generation communications, signal detection, medical and security imaging.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 01                
 

Ph.D Produced: 02
Technical Staff: 02

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

 (Rs.)

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Workstation

HP Z 238

2016

98,700.00

High End system for simulations etc.

Working

Vector Network Analyzer (20 GHz)

Keysight Technologies

PXIe M 9374A

2018

17,69,873.00

Frequency Range: 500kHz (or Less) to 20 GHz with resolution of 6 Hz or Less Output Power & Power Sweep Range: -40dBm to + 6dBm upto 20GHz Number of Ports / independent source: 02

Working

Probe Station System

Ecopia Corp. Ltd.

EPS 300

2017

10,16,000.00

Stereo-zoom microscope with adjustable Eyepiece 20X (pair) with 13X-90X and zoom optics 0.67X -4.5X. Low noise shield 4 inch chuck with substrate vacuum Six manipulators with Magnetic bases capable of moving X, Y, and Z direction

Working

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

Designation: Professor
Department: Electronics and Communication Engineering
Email ID: arun@pec.edu.in

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Designation: Professor
Department: Physics Department
Email ID: sanjeev@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
ER& IPR, DRDO, New Delhi

Rs. 31,84,000.00

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) Rs. .30,18,484.00

Start Date Completion Date Status
2016-08-29 2018-08-28 Completed
Abstract

This research highlights the high power GaN HEMT technology for the high frequency applications. Semi-insulating SiC substrates are used for optimal performance at higher temperatures. This technology features high performance, high power density, high gain and high efficiency at microwave frequencies. We have reported on the simulation and modelling of GaN transistor and its performance relevant to applications ranging from high power, high frequency and high bandwidth. Additionally, we have analyzed the noise characteristics and cut-off frequencies of the device.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

JRF (Nos): 02
 

Ph.D Produced: 01
M.Tech. Produced: 01

 

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

 (Rs.)

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Workstation(with Xeon based processor,64 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD,24” Monitor, operating system-red Hat Linux )

HP

2016

8,74,650.00

High End system for simulations etc.

Working

Printer

HP

2016

43,050.00

For Printouts

Working

UPS 5KVA

(with 120 minutes backup)

Delta

2016

99,866.00

For Power Backup

Working

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project
PI Details Co-PI Details
Dr. Anu Prathap

Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Email ID: anuprathap@pec.edu.in

Funding Agency Project Cost
Department of Biotechnology India

 

Amount Received till date (in Rs.) 8696508

Start Date Completion Date Status
2019-04-01 2024-03-31 Ongoing
Abstract

The demand for materials based on nanotechnology has been identified as an essential component in a variety of applications. Among other applications, nano-based sensing devices have received considerable attention, especially in medical and environmental monitoring. Recent developments have enabled the fabrication and application of sensing devices. My research talk will consist of the basic concepts of the fabrication of different modified electrode based sensor. Similarly, the fabrication of bacteria sensor associated with urinary tract infections, herbicide atrazine, and electrochemical determination of cancer biomarker sensors will also be presented, highlighting its advantages over other conventional sensors, as reported by my recent publication. Flexible consumer electronic products, such as folding displays, health monitoring devices, smart fabrics, and flexible body sensors, have gotten a lot of attention since they can be utilised for flexible and wearable electronic gadgets. Lightweight, flexible, and large storage capacity are all requirements for an energy storage system to power these functional devices. Flexible supercapacitors, with their high power densities, extended life, and quick charge/discharge rates, have been highlighted as a possible solution for such needs. I am currently working on the development of high energy density conducting polymer based supercapacitor for energy storage applications. Energy conversion (EC) devices that are environmentally friendly and efficient are critical for the production of sustainable energy. Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) are potential EC devices for supplying power to portable electronic devices and electric vehicles, with the slow methanol electrooxidation reaction (MEOR) kinetics at the anode being the main constraint. Platinum (Pt) is typically the most advantageous choice for electrocatalysis in the MEOR due to its distinct d-band configuration, which allows for rapid methanol adsorption and dissociation. However, the high cost and proclivity to poison render widespread commercial Platinum (Pt)-based electrocatalysis in DMFCs unviable. My attempt is to rationally integrate Copper, Nickel and Cobalt based materials in order to create a novel composite that could be used effectively in DMFCs. Hydrogen has been recognised as a future fuel that could help solve the energy crisis caused by fossil-fuel exhaustion. The most abundant element in the universe is hydrogen. Hydrogen has a higher combustion enthalpy and produces zero-pollution. Hydrogen (H2) fuel cells have a lot of potential in transportation and stationary applications, but their widespread commercialization is hampered by their expensive cost. Because platinum (Pt) is one of the most expensive components of a fuel cell, numerous R&D efforts have focused on ways to improve the activity, as well as platinum free catalysts for long-term applications. My research project also focuses on two ways to addressing catalyst challenges: low-Pt catalysts and Pt-free catalysts.

Manpower Sanctioned/Hired Manpower Trained

M.Tech. Produced: 1

 

Equipment Sanctioned/Procured

Name of Equipment

Make & Model

Year of Purchase

Cost

Salient Features of Equipment

Condition (Working /Not Working)

Potentiostat-Galvanostat

US, 1010 E

2021

Rs,6,53,000/-

Instrument is used for all electrochemical applications studies.

 

Working

 

Publications

Output/Outcome of the Project

Recent Research Activities

Simulation of efficient Sn/Pb-based formamidinium perovskite solar cells with variation of electron transport layers
Shilpi Chaudhary
Self-Switching Device (SSD) as Terahertz/Microwave detector
Arun Kumar Singh , Neena Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar
Electric Field Sensor for Electromagnetic Pulse Measurement
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Electromagnetic Pulse Sensor
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Chemical engineering at morphotropic phase boundary: Interplay with thermally stabilized ultra-high energy storage and electrocaloric response
Sanjeev Kumar
Long-Short Term Memory Auto-Encoder based Position Prediction Model for Fixed-wing UAV during Communication Failure
Poonam Saini
A comparative analysis of solvent cast 3D printed carbonyl iron powder reinforced polycaprolactone polymeric stents for intravascular applications
Jasvinder Singh
Comparative analysis of radiation tolerant analog circuit layout in 180 nm CMOS technology for space application
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Fluorine-containing 2,3-diaryl quinolines as potent inhibitors of methicillin and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Synthesis, antibacterial activity and molecular docking studies
Harminder Kaur
Synthesis, structural elucidation, and catalytic activity of bimetallic rhenium-tin complexes containing Schiff base ligand
Harminder Kaur
Transparent glass-nanocomposites possessing piezoelectric ZnO/Zn2SiO4 nanocrystallites for piezocatalytic dye degradation
Moolchand Sharma
Sn coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles for selective and efficient oxidation of anthracene to anthraquinone
Harminder Kaur
Changes in condylar position after orthognathic surgery and its correlation with temporomandibular symptoms (TMD)- a prospective study
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Multispectral transmission through phoxonic crystal slot-waveguide at midwave infrared frequencies
Jyoti Kedia, Neena Gupta
Dynamic, Hydraulic properties of spatially varied pond ash within an ash pond for Reclamation of abandoned/closed ash pond.
Dr S.K Singh
Electromagnetic Pulse Sensor
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Investigations of effect of hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene-based polyurethane binders containing various curatives on thermal decomposition behaviour and kinetics of energetic composites
Vasundhara Singh
L Style n-MOSFET Layout for Mitigating TID Effects
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
High-Temperature Corrosion Performance of FeAl-Based Alloys Containing Carbon in Molten Salt
Suresh Chand
Flexible Ag@LiNbO3/PVDF Composite Film for Piezocatalytic Dye/Pharmaceutical Degradation and Bacterial Disinfection
Dr. Gurpreet Singh
4-Hydroxy Enigmol, a 1-Deoxyphytosphingolipid that Exhibit Good Activity against Prostate and Colon Cancer
Vasundhara Singh
A comprehensive review of grid-connected solar photovoltaic system: Architecture, control, and ancillary services
Ajay Kumar
3D Printable, injectable Amyloid-based composite Hydrogel of Bovine Serum Albumin-Aloe Vera for Rapid Diabetic Wound Healing
Shilpi Chaudhary
Effect of polar nano region dynamics on pyroelectric energy conversion efficiency of doped BaTiO3
Sanjeev Kumar
Flash Spark Plasma Sintering of SiC: Impact of Additives
Dr. Sandan Kumar Sharma, Dr. Pavol Hvizdoš, Dr. Michael J. Reece, Dr. Salvatore Grasso E-mail addresses
Innovations in Electro Chemical Discharge Machining Process through Electrolyte Stirring and Tool Rotations
Dr. Chandrashekhar Jawalkar
To Study Impact of Array Tilt Angle, Orientation, and Inverter arrangement on Power Output of Rooftop Solar PV Panels for Chandigarh.
Prof. Tarlochan Kaur (PI) , Dr. Poonam Saini (CO-PI)
Audio-video emotional response mapping based upon Electrodermal Activity
Prof. Parveen Kalra, Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Synthesis and Characterization of CoCrFeNi1.75-xTi0.25+x High Entropy Alloy
Suresh Chand
Single sample face recognition using deep learning: a survey
Nitin Kumar
Technology and Education Inputs for Productivity Enhancement in Garment Manufacturing in the Developing World
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Thiophenol amine-based Schiff base for colorimetric detection of Cu2+ and Hg2+ ions
Harminder Kaur
Finite element analysis of dental implant surgical guides
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Geospatial survey of sand mines pilot project in Haryana
Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
An auto-tuned droop coefficient-based controller for microgrid system to enhance grid resilience during blackouts
Ajay Kumar
Finite element analysis of dental implant surgical guides
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Electrochemical Behavior of Aluminum-Molybdenum Surface Composites Developed by Friction Stir Processing
Dr. Mahesh V. P.
Assessing the Role of Virtual Surgical Planning in Mandibular Reconstruction With Free Fibula Osteocutaneous Graft
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Visualization and Assessment of Energy Efficiency Drivers and Solution Practices for Temperature-controlled Supply Chain Operations.
Mohit Tyagi
Changes in condylar position after orthognathic surgery and its correlation with temporomandibular symptoms (TMD)- a prospective study
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Modelling of barriers encumbering the advancement of processing technologies towards lean manufacturing principles.
Mohit Tyagi
Flash Spark Plasma Sintering of SiC: Impact of Additives
Dr. Sandan Kumar Sharma, Dr. Pavol Hvizdoš, Dr. Michael J. Reece, Dr. Salvatore Grasso E-mail addresses
Finite element analysis of dental implant surgical guides
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Time-dependent mechanistic insight into photo-degradation of mixed hydrophobic disperse dyes by magnetically separable nitrogen iron codoped titania under visible light using process variable optimization
Vasundhara Singh
Computational investigation of bioactive 2,3-diaryl quinolines using DFT method: FT- IR, NMR spectra, NBO, NLO, HOMO-LUMO transitions, and quantum-chemical properties
Harminder Kaur
Mathematical depiction of costing perspectives allied with the dynamics of processed food supply chain
Mohit Tyagi
Correlation between the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Rutile Reinforced LM27 Alloy Composite
Dr. Jagmohan Datt Sharma
Recognition of Bovine Hemoglobin Protein on Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Surfaces using Nonlinear Vibrational Spectroscopy
Shilpi Chaudhary
L Style n-MOSFET Layout for Mitigating TID Effects
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Tribological behaviour of transparent ceramics: A review
Dr. Sandan Kumar Sharma
Electromagnetic Pulse Sensor
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Innovations in Electro Chemical Discharge Machining Process through Electrolyte Stirring and Tool Rotations
Dr. Chandrashekhar Jawalkar
Depression status identification using autoencoder neural network
Prof. Parveen Kalra, Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Audio-video emotional response mapping based upon Electrodermal Activity
Prof. Parveen Kalra, Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Sustainable magnetically recoverable Iridium coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles for enhanced catalytic reduction of organic pollutants in water
Harminder Kaur
Flattening of free energy profile and enhancement of energy storage efficiency near morphotropic phase boundary in lead-free BZT-xBCT
Sanjeev Kumar
Electrochemical detection of herbicide atrazine using porous MnO2-NiO nanocatalyst
Dr. Anu Prathap M. U.
Assessing the Role of Virtual Surgical Planning in Mandibular Reconstruction With Free Fibula Osteocutaneous Graft
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Influence of Flat Friction Stir Spot Welding Process Parameters on Quality Characteristics of AA6082Weld
Dr. Rajat Upadhyaya
BRIEFBCS: binary robust independent elementary features based fuzzy vault scheme in BCS
Nitin Kumar
Long-Short Term Memory Auto-Encoder based Position Prediction Model for Fixed-wing UAV during Communication Failure
Poonam Saini
Analyzing the thermal, economic, and environmental dynamics of phase change materials used in cold chain applications.
Mohit Tyagi
Exotic role of poling protocol on augmentation of magnetoelectricity in BCZT/CNZF layered composites
Sanjeev Kumar
Comparative analysis of radiation tolerant analog circuit layout in 180 nm CMOS technology for space application
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Stubble burn area estimation and its impact on ambient air quality of Patiala & Ludhiana district, Punjab, India
Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
Evaluation of school backpack prototype-based on gait parameters, energy expenditure and posture of students
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Analyzing the thermal, economic, and environmental dynamics of phase change materials used in cold chain applications.
Mohit Tyagi
Metamaterial Absorbers for Microwave/THz applications
Arun Kumar Singh , Neena Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar
Acidic ionic liquids: an alternative to HF for {001} reactive facet-controlled synthesis of anatase titania
Vasundhara Singh
A comparative analysis of solvent cast 3D printed carbonyl iron powder reinforced polycaprolactone polymeric stents for intravascular applications
Jasvinder Singh
Electric Field Sensor for Electromagnetic Pulse Measurement
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
IoT Based Accident Prevention, Detection and Alert System using GPS & Heat Mapping of Accident Prone Areas of Chandigarh
Dr. Sanjay Batish
Bilayer Graphene/HgCdTe Heterojunction Based Novel GBn Infrared Detectors
Arun Kumar Singh , Neena Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar
Electrochemical detection of herbicide atrazine using porous MnO2-NiO nanocatalyst
Dr. Anu Prathap M. U.
Progress in bioactive surface coatings on biodegradable Mg alloys: A critical review towards clinical translation
Dr. Uma Batra
SIFTBCS: scale invariant feature transform based fuzzy vault scheme in biometric cryptosystem
Nitin Kumar
A comparative analysis of solvent cast 3D printed carbonyl iron powder reinforced polycaprolactone polymeric stents for intravascular applications
Jasvinder Singh
Technology and Education Inputs for Productivity Enhancement in Garment Manufacturing in the Developing World
Prof. Parveen Kalra
RF MEMS SWITCH FOR HIGH FREQUENCY APPLICATION
Arun Kumar Singh , Neena Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar
Surface Displacement Analysis of Road-Cut Slopes in the Vicinity of Koteshwar Area, Uttarakhand, India
Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
Audio-video emotional response mapping based upon Electrodermal Activity
Prof. Parveen Kalra, Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Modulation of polar dynamics with oxygen vacancies in Zn doped BaZr0.1Ti0.9O3
Sanjeev Kumar
Technology and Education Inputs for Productivity Enhancement in Garment Manufacturing in the Developing World
Prof. Parveen Kalra
Critical Behavior of Relaxor〖 Pb〗_0.91 La_0.09 (Zr_0.65 Ti_0.35 ) O_3: Interplay between Polar Nano Regions, Electrocaloric and Energy Storage Response
Sanjeev Kumar
Characterization and Quasi-Static Compressive Response Of Closed Cell Al2024-B4Cp Composite Foams and Their Energy Absorption Characteristics
Dr. Jagmohan Datt Sharma
Modelling of barriers encumbering the advancement of processing technologies towards lean manufacturing principles.
Mohit Tyagi
L Style n-MOSFET Layout for Mitigating TID Effects
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Visualization and analysis of key performance indicators for agricultural cold supply chain in Indian context using fuzzy DEMATEL approach.
Mohit Tyagi
Improved Pd/Ru metal supported graphene oxide nano-catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of vanillyl alcohol, vanillin and lignin
Vasundhara Singh
Dynamic, Hydraulic properties of spatially varied pond ash within an ash pond for Reclamation of abandoned/closed ash pond.
Dr S.K Singh
Adaptive qXE-LMF Filter for Improving Power Quality Using Grid Supporting Photovoltaic System
Dr. Ajay Kumar
Health Risk Assessment of Gurdaspur, Punjab, India Using Field Experiments and GIS: A Groundwater Perspective
Dr. Har Amrit Singh Sandhu
Novel Vanillin-based hybrids inhibit quorum sensing and silences phenotypical expressions in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Vasundhara Singh
Visualization and analysis of key performance indicators for agricultural cold supply chain in Indian context using fuzzy DEMATEL approach.
Mohit Tyagi
Mathematical depiction of costing perspectives allied with the dynamics of processed food supply chain
Mohit Tyagi
Electric Field Sensor for Electromagnetic Pulse Measurement
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
GaN HEMTs FOR HIGH FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS
Arun Kumar Singh, Sanjeev Kumar
Evaluation of corrosion resistance, mechanical integrity loss and biocompatibility of PCL/HA/TiO2 hybrid coated biodegradable ZM21 Mg alloy
Dr. Uma Batra
Electrochemical detection of herbicide atrazine using porous MnO2-NiO nanocatalyst
Dr. Anu Prathap M. U.
IoT Based Accident Prevention, Detection and Alert System using GPS & Heat Mapping of Accident Prone Areas of Chandigarh
Dr. Sanjay Batish
Transparent glass-nanocomposites possessing piezoelectric ZnO/Zn2SiO4 nanocrystallites for piezocatalytic dye degradation
Moolchand Sharma
Multispectral transmission through phoxonic crystal slot-waveguide at midwave infrared frequencies
Jyoti Kedia, Neena Gupta
Flexible Ag@LiNbO3/PVDF Composite Film for Piezocatalytic Dye/Pharmaceutical Degradation and Bacterial Disinfection
Dr. Gurpreet Singh
Structural, morphological, and opto-electrical properties of Y2-xYbxO3 nanoparticles synthesized using co-precipitation method
Dr. Jagmohan Datt Sharma
Self-biased characteristics of NZCF/BCZT layered magnetoelectric composites: A novel coupling paradigm in magnetoelectricity
Sanjeev Kumar
Depression status identification using autoencoder neural network
Prof. Parveen Kalra, Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Long-Short Term Memory Auto-Encoder based Position Prediction Model for Fixed-wing UAV during Communication Failure
Poonam Saini
Comparative analysis of radiation tolerant analog circuit layout in 180 nm CMOS technology for space application
Prof. Neelam Rup Prakash
Ballistic Rectifier for Thermoelectric and Terahertz Applications
Arun Kumar Singh , Neena Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar
Progress in bioactive surface coatings on biodegradable Mg alloys: A critical review towards clinical translation
Dr. Uma Batra

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