IIT Madras team produces white light using pomegranate, turmeric extract

Dr. Vikram Singh, former research scholar in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras won the BIRAC Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2017 for his work on producing white light emission using natural extracts. Dr. Singh and Prof. Ashok Mishra from the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras used a mixture of two natural extracts —... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras’ baby steps to develop data glove for the speech-disabled

A data glove, which measures the individual joint angles of all the five fingers to understand the activity daily living, developed by Nayan Bhatt, Research Scholar from the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras recently won the Budding Innovators Award given by the Delhi-based National Research Development Corporation (NRDC). He has been working on developing... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras’ first step to develop cheaper cancer diagnostic alternative

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has developed a cheaper yet reliable alternative for diagnosing leukaemia and colorectal cancer. Like monoclonal antibodies which are currently used for cancer diagnostics, the fusion protein developed by the researchers has high specificity and sensitivity. The results were recently published in the journal... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras researchers study the role of mushroom spores in atmospheric bioaerosols

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have for the first time, over the Indian region, demonstrated the potential role of mushroom spores in atmospheric bioaerosols. While others have studied the diversity and distribution of mushroom and the presence of mushroom spores in atmospheric aerosol separately, the IIT team has proven the role... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras develops a novel electrode material for lithium batteries

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been able to enhance the capacity retention of anode material in lithium ion batteries four-fold compared with commercially available ones. The team was able to develop a novel composite which can deliver specific capacity retention of 1,120 mAh/g after 10,000 cycles, and... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras researchers prove the superiority of arsenic water filter which got $18 million funding

An exhaustive research carried out by a team of researchers led by Prof. T. Pradeep from the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, spread over four years has put to rest the scepticism about the merits of the arsenic water filter developed by them. The water filter has been in... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras researchers with a Midas touch, on a nanoscale

In a breakthrough, a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has successfully transformed nanoscale pieces of silver to gold and gold to silver by replacing their atoms one at a time. The shape and structure of these materials before and after transformation are identical, although they are completely different chemically.... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras develops a cheaper, lab-on-a-chip diagnostic device

A simple, self-powered, lab-on-a-chip device that could enable diagnoses of several diseases, which is both affordable and accessible even in resource-constrained settings, has successfully passed preclinical trials, thanks to research done by a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). The results were published on September 22 in the journal Biomicrofluidics. A team led... Continue Reading →

IIT Madras scientists’ cheaper solution to make brackish water potable

It may soon become possible to convert brackish water into drinking water at about 12 paisa per litre right on the kitchen table by using a potential difference of just 1.8 volts, thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M). The researchers used a stack of tissue papers and carbonised them at... Continue Reading →

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