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Hybrid Solar Food Dryer to Dry Agriculture Produce

Prof. Shireesh Kedare
Prof. Manaswita Bose

This project addresses the issue of drying agricultural produce in a fast and energy efficient way while keeping the cost as low as possible. The main focus of this project is achieving continuous drying of the agricultural products. (This was found to be shortcoming of most of the existing solar dryer designs). Continuous drying is achieved by using PCM (Phase change Material). Successful studies have been conducted on drying tomatoes, raw mango and some vegetables like Karela, Bhindi etc.

Concentrating Solar Collectors optics, receivers, tracking, testing and integration for industrial process heat and power with thermal storage. Renewable energy technologies for centralized and decentralized applications. Context specific participative development by enabling voluntary agencies in rural areas : Assessing needs, designing technology and dissemination


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Design of the floating structure for fishing nets for cage fishing

Prof. Siddhartha Ghosh

Cage fishing / aquaculture is the process of controlled and protected rearing of fries to fingerlings within a 'cage' (a net that allows water to flow) floating in a water body. This project was done with the objective of facilitating livelihood generation for 1253 tribal families displaced due to construction of Dimbhe dam in 2000. CIFE recommended cage fishing since the banks of Dimbhe reservoir have very steep slopes and not suitable for fish culture using ponds. In 2007, the first four floating cages were introduced by CIFE. After two years of operation, many structural and other problems were noted. RuTAG IIT Bombay was approached for an S&T intervention. Primary objective of this intervention was to design, fabricate and install a floating structure in the reservoir that would minimize operational and installation costs and at the same time overcome the existing problems. The structure of the finalized model was introduced in April 2014. The fish catch in financial year 2014-15 has gone up to 17670 kg as against meager 6625 kg in year 2010-11. This project has a potential to improve the livelihood of in-land fishing communities across the country and has been appreciated by the Government of Maharashtra. Encouraged by the success of the project, the Ministry of Tribal Development, Govt. of Maharashtra has approved funds for installation of additional 28 cages in 4 dams in that area.

Earthquake Engineering; Reliability Of Structures; Structural Dynamics; Vulnerability/fragility Assessment; Risk Analysis; Uncertainty Quantification; Structural Steel; Cold-formed Steel; Inelastic Analysis And Design; Stone Block Masonry


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Internet of Things | working on soil mositure

Prof. Surya Durbha

Geosemantics, knowledge-based systems, image information mining, cloud computing based Geocomputational systems, remote sensing, geospatial standards, interoperability, and sensor webs.


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Low Tempreture Physics

Prof. Das Gupta

Mesoscopic physics, low temperature transport, semiconductor heterostructures, thin film growth, small scale instrumentation


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Applied Application Technology | consultant

Prof. R.M. Sonar

Knowledge-based Systems and applications, Knowledge Automation, Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Case-based Reasoning, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms) and Business Applications, Machine Learning, Hybrid Intelligent Systems, N=1 & R=G Analytics, Personalization and Recommendation. Architected and developed a Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) knowledge automation platform integrating expert system, case-based reasoning and profiling engines, genetic algorithms and filtering techniques at grass-root level to develop and deploy knowledge automation applications.


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Heat transfer

Prof. Sudarshan kumar

Development of new combustion techniques to reduce emissions from combustion systems, Combustion instabilities in micro scale combustors, Spray combustion, Flameless combustion of liquid fuels, Measurement of laminar burning velocities for high temperature mixtures using diverging channels


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Typography- Design of Fonts for different languages

Prof. Girish

Typography, Type Design, Interaction Design, Research Methods in Design, Culture sensitive Interaction Design, Culture sensitive Interaction Design, Statistical Methods for Designers, Input Mechanisms for Indic scripts


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Adaptive parameter estimation and adaptive control of PDEs

Prof. Natarajan

Distributed parameter systems, adaptive control, inverse problems, output regulation, nonlinear Schrodinger equation, periodic systems, vibration control.


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Game theory, analytics in operational research, information theory

Prof. Ankur Kulkarni

Game theory, analytics in operational research, information theory, optimization and variational analysis, combinatorial coding theory


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Quad copters, algo development, robotics, centric control, space application

Prof. Srikant Sukumar

Nonlinear and adaptive control, non-autonomous controller and state observer design, decentralized control, cooperative and network control, hybrid systems, mathematical control theory. Application areas: Spacecraft attitude control, bio-mechanical systems, dynamics and control, power systems, autonomous vehicles and robotics, formation flying and consensus theory.


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Lithium ion Battery, electrode materials, electrolyte, fabrication

Prof. Sagar Mitra

Lithium ion Battery, electrode materials, electrolyte, fabrication, Na-ion batteries, electrode materials, fabrication, Metal Sulphur Batteries for large scale storage, Hybrid Ionic electrolyte, Commercial scale battery research,


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Lead free ceramics and piezoelectrics

Prof. Ajit R. Kulkarni

Bulk, nanostructured and thin films; Impedance spectroscopy for material characterization, Solid electrolyte for sensor and battery (glass, glass-ceramics, polymers and gels), Synthesis-Structure-Property correlation in materials

Lead free ceramics and piezoelectrics: Bulk, nanostructured and thin films, Impedance spectroscopy for material characterization, Solid electrolyte for sensor and battery (glass, glass-ceramics, polymers and gels), Synthesis-Structure-Property correlation in materials


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Ferrimagnetics

Prof. N. Venkataramani

Bulk and thin film, Structure property correlations in nanocrystalline systems, electronic materials

Ferrimagnetics - Bulk and thin film, Electronic materials, Magneto electric composites, Structure property correlations in nanocrystalline systems


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Network Analyser

Girish Kumar

Development of a network analyser (scalar and vector). Development and filing of patent for scalar network analyser has been done. Vector network analyzer needs to developed. These analysers are required for measuring s-parameters of antennas, amplifiers and filters -- or all rf components. Low cost less accurate systems can be developed and manufactured for Rs. 20,000 whereas currently these systems cost 10 lacs.

Usage Scenario: All Electronics and telecommunication department in India and abroad. Telecom and defence organisation would also come in the target crowd.

Students with Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, design (IDC) and marketing background (SOM) are required for development and sales of the product.

Prof would take part as a mentor/partner


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Ground Penetrating Radar

Girish Kumar

Development of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) . RF Components have been developed. Some work in signal processing needs to be done. GPR is used to detect buried object such as - landmines, cables, road surface and any object under the ground. Project is funded by Department of Information and Technology under national center for internal security.

Target Crowd : This product would be useful for CRPF, army. Civil Engineers and college authorities.

Students with Computer Science, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, design (IDC) and marketing background (SOM) are required for development and sales of the product.

Prof. would take part as a mentor.


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Antenna and Microwave System

Girish Kumar

Antenna and microwave system for telecom wireless industry and defence organisations Several antennas and microwave components have been developed. Refinement and new designs can be done.

Future application 5G and IOT -- The total future market is projected to be 7 Trillion

Students with Computer Science, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, design (IDC) and marketing background (SOM) are required for development and sales of the product.

A company can be started for marketing these devices and professor would take part as a mentor/partner.


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Microwave and antenna trainer system

Girish Kumar

These days the number of people having knowledge about antennas and microwave are very less. So to solve this problem a trainer system can be made which would be an online portal teaching students about the theory and giving them software simulated hands on experience of using antennas and microwaves.

Students with Computer Science, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, design (IDC) and marketing background (SOM) are required for development and sales of the product.

A company can be started for marketing these devices and professor would take part as a mentor/partner.

Target Crowd : Electrical Engineering Students and colleges