Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

List of sponsored projects

1. Gait analysis based patient specific prosthetic polycentric knee joint and socket for trans-femoral amputees to improve their walking pattern

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
PRISM – DSIR
Sanctioned Amount: Rs 22,00,000
Project duration: March  2017 - February 2019 (Two years)

2.  Preservation of residual hearing by localized delivery of nanoceria based solid solution and composite as an antioxidant in cochlear implants

Principal Investigator, Other PI: Prof.Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore and Dr Abhijeet Bhatia, ENT Surgeon, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.

Funding agency : Department of Biotechnology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 132.37  lakh (Total sanction to IITG, NEIGRIHMS and IISc)
Project duration: Three years from January'2017
Co-PI:
Dr Piruthivi Sukumar and Dr. Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, IIT Guwahati,
Dr. Jaya Mishra and Dr. Pranjal P Saikia, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong

 

3. Fabrication and characterization of the next generation material for articulating surface in total joint replacements using medical grade UHMWPE reinforced with nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite and single walled carbon nanotubes

Principal Investigator
Funding agency : Department of Science and Technology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs.47.3 lakh (Total sanction to IITG and IISc)
Project duration: 3 years from March 2015
Collaboration with Prof. Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore and Dr.D.C.Sundaresh, M S Ramaiah Medical College & Hospitals, Bangalore
 

4. Development of a single station hip joint wear simulator for simulated in vivo characterization of acetabulum

Principal Investigator

Funding agency : Department of Science and Technology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 46.01729 lakh
Project duration: 3.5 years from July 2014 onwards
Co-PI: Dr.S.Senthilvelan, IITG and M/s Sushrut Surgicals Private Limited, Pune
 

5. High end-light weight-inexpensive-passive rib-modeled injection mouldable polycentric prosthetic knee joint with deep squat feature to obtain near sound leg gait pattern in the prosthetic leg

Principal Investigator and coordinator

Funding agency : MHRD (IMPRINT)
Sanctioned Amount: Recommended
Project duration: 3 years
Co-PI: Dr. Bhaskar Borgohain, Mr. Balaphrang Marbaning from NEIGRIHMS, Dr. S.Arun, NAL Baangalore, Dr.V.Charles Darwin, Physiotherapist, Madurai

 

6. Development of new generation Acetabular Socket Linear and Femoral Head Prototypes with unique 3D microstructures and better fracture resistance for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis treatment.

Principal Investigator from IITG, Project coordinator: Prof.Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore

Funding agency : MHRD (IMPRINT)
Sanctioned Amount: Recommended
Project duration: 3 years
Co-PI: Prof. Debasish Sarkar (NIT, Rourkela), Prof. S. Senthilvelan & Prof. M. Ravi Shankar (IITG), Prof. K. Balani (IITK), Prof. Alok Dhawan (CSIR-IITR), Dr. D. C. Sundaresh, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon (SSSIHMS, Bangalore)

 

List of consultancy projects

  1. Studies on thermal conductivity of nanofluids,  Rs. 55200
 

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
Tata Consultancy Limited, Pune

Sanctioned amount: Rs. 55,200

Project duration: March 2017 (one month)

 

List of completed projects

·         Number of completed projects as a PI and sanctioned amount: 6 and Rs 434.35 lakh + € 115000 

·         Number of completed projects as a Co-PI and sanctioned amount: 2 and Rs. 29.9 lakh + £ 22050

 

1. Thermal insulation material in lieu of ceramic wool

Principal Investigator

Funding agency :National Institute for R&D in Defence ShipBuilding
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 8.9672 lakh
Project duration: one year from Dec' 2015 onwards
Co-PI: Dr.S.Senthilvelan, IITG
 

2. Development of Copper (Cu) - Carbon Nanomaterial (CN) based nanocomposite formulations for heat recovery in different processes in a steel plant

Principal Investigator and coordinator
Funding agency : Ministry of Steel, India and M/s Tata Steel, Jamshedpur
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 3.24.7 crore (SDF - 2.831 crore and M/s Tata Steel 41.6 lakh) (IITG - 176.02 lakh, IITM 148.7 lakh)
Project duration: August 2012-December 2015
Collaborating Institute and Collaborator: IIT Madras, Chennai and Prof. Sundara Ramaprabhu
Collaborating Company: M/s Tata Steel Jamshedpur, Dr. Prathab Baskar and Dr. Sumitesh Das

 

3. Developing light weight, durable and user friendly artificial limbs through Nanotechnology-based modification of conventional materials and optimizing mechanical component design for enhancing their functional performance

Principal Investigator
Funding agency : Department of Biotechnology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 56.87 lakh (total cost)
Project duration: May 2012 to December 2015
Collaboration with Dr.Bhaskar Borgohain, Department of Orthopaedics, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong

 

4. Preparation and characterization of nanofluid to reduce the emission level in a diesel engine

Principal Investigator
Funding agency : Department of Science and Technology, India
Sanctioned amount: Rs. 18, 30, 000
Project duration: March 2010-February 2013.

 

5. Feasibility studies on carbon nanotubes/ ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene nanocomposites for total joint replacements

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
Department of Science and Technology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs 25,51,314
Project duration: October 2010 - April 2012

Collaboration with Dr.Bhaskar Borgohain, Department of Orthopaedics, North Eastern  Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong

6. Studies on heat transfer characteristics of nanofluids under horizontal, vertical and inclined flow conditions

Principal Investigator
Funding agency : Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal
Sanctioned amount: Euro 115000
Project duration: August 2007 - January 2011

Collaboration with Prof. Abel Ferreira and Prof. Isabel Fonseca, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

7.Studies on premature failure of Thordon bearings and their failure analysis

Co-Principal Investigator

Funding agency : National Institute for R&D in Defence ShipBuilding
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 8.1752 lakh
Project duration: December 2015 - December 2016
PI: Dr.S.Senthilvelan, IITG

 

8. Performance and Emission studies on biofuel blended with high Oxygen Storage Capacity nanoparticles using an indirect Injection engine

Co-Principal Investigator
 
Funding agency : UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) (DST and UK)
Sanctioned Amount: £ 22050 and Rs.21.736 lakh (Total cost)