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Biomaterial Processing and Characterization Laboratory Surface and Tribology Laboratory High Temperature Fuel Cell Laboratory

This laboratory was initially founded as 'Laboratory for Advanced Ceramics' by Late Prof. V S R Murthy in late nineties. With the change in research interests from 'ceramics for structural applications' to 'development of materials for biomedical applications', the name of the lab is changed to 'Laboratory for Biomaterials' since 2005. With the spirited contribution from Prof. Bikramjit Basu over last one decade, state-of-the-art research facilities to facilitate research on advanced materials processing to biocompatibility evaluation are established. The researchers from various academic institutions as well as R & D labs use our facilities. This lab took a pivotal role in leading major international multi-institutional projects in the area of Biomaterials, funded by Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI). The research carried out in this lab is widely recognised by various  prestigious awards, like Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, Fellow of National Academy Of Sciences, Young Scientist awards by Indian National Science Academy/Indian National Academy of Engineering/Indian Science Congress Association, Fellowship from Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences. Under the present leadership of Dr. Kantesh Balani, the researchers also focus on functional materials, like solid oxide fuel cells and surface coatings, while simultaneously pursuing the biomaterials research.


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Kantesh Balani


Processing and characterization of carbon nanotube  reinforced polymeric and ceramic biocomposites Wetting characteristics and surface energy of advanced structural biocomposites Biodegradation and Tribology of Mg-based alloys Electrolyte and Anode for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) energy applications Ultra high temperature ceramics for aerospace applications

 Cell Culture, Bacteria Culture, Fluorescence Microscopy, Spark Plasma Sintering, Pin on Disk Wear, Fretting, Electrostatic Spraying, Wettability (Contact Angle Goniometer), UV Spectroscopy, DTA (Differential Scanning Calorimetry / Thermogravimetric Analysis (up to 1500 C), Furnaces, Diamond Saw, Impedance Measurement.


 Laboratory for Biomaterials


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