Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

List of sponsored projects

4. Indigenous development of a suture mediated vascular closure device for closure of arterial access site to achieve instant hemostasis following catheter angiography and interventions

Principal Investigator                                                                                                                                                                Other PI: Dr.Akash Handique, Radiologist, NEIGRIHMS Shillong and  Prof. Bhupen Sarma, College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara                                                                                                                                             Co-PI: Prof. R. Ganesh Narayanan, IIT Guwahati, Dr. Amit Malviya, Cardiologist, NEIGRIHMS, and Dr.Prajal Saikia, Veterinary Officer, NEIGRIHMS
Funding agency :
DBT
Sanctioned Amount: Recommended
Project duration: Two years

3. Program support for Research in Biological sciences and Healthcare Engineering in North East Region (NECBH)

Principal Investigators: Dean R&D, Prof. S.K. Dwivedy, Prof. S.Kanagaraj, Prof. S. Dandapat, Prof. S. R. Prasanna, Prof. Ashish Anand, Prof. R. Swaminathan, Prof.K. Pakshirajan and Prof.T. Punniamurthy                       
Funding agency :
DBT
Sanctioned Amount: Rs 3735.28 lakh (Gait lab and product design lab-543.6 lakh)
Project duration: April 2018 - March 2021 (Three years)

2. 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 (AWARD)
Project duration: March  2017 - February 2019 (Two years)

1.  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

 

 

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)

2. Design of a Food Ecology System (FES) for Pig feed,  Rs. 11. 68 lakh

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
GNRC, Guwahati

Sanctioned amount: Rs. 11,68,000

Project duration: 6 months from April'2018
Co-PI: Prof.S.K.Dwivedy and Prof.Deepak Sharma, IIT Guwahati

 

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

 

9. 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.51.332 lakh (IITG- 30.622 lakh IISc 20.71 lakh )
Project duration: From March 2015 to September 2018
Collaboration with Prof. Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore and Dr.D.C.Sundaresh, M S Ramaiah Medical College & Hospitals, Bangalore

 

8. 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: From July 2014 to April' 2018
Co-PI: Dr.S.Senthilvelan, IITG and M/s Sushrut Surgicals Private Limited, Pune

 

7. 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: Jan' 2016 - June'2017
Co-PI: Dr.S.Senthilvelan, IITG
 

6. 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

 

5. 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

 

5. 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.

 

4. 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

3. 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

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

Co-Principal Investigator

Funding agency : National Institute for R&D in Defence ShipBuilding<