Materials Science



  • Established in May 2010 the department now consists of a core of five faculty members working in diverse research areas such as Catalysis, Naomaterials, Mesoporous materials, Metal Organic Frameworks etc.
  • The Materials Science laboratories are fully equipped with apparatus and instruments for materials synthesis and characterization.
  • The department holds many grants from Academia and Industry. Bright students passionate for research have been inducted in to the Doctoral Programme and other short term projects.


Broad Areas of Research :

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Novel micro / mesoporous materails for green chemical processes
  • Biomass conversion to value added products
  • Functional nanomaterials for Photocatalytic and Gas sensing applications
  • Upconversion Photoluminescent Nanoparticles for Biological applications
  • Mesoporous Polymers
  • Metal organic frameworks for catalysis, gas adorption and gas sensing


Research Groups:

  1.  Catalysis and Mesoporous Materials Group
  2.  Functional Energy Nanomaterials Group
  3.  Materials Design Group