Ananthakumar

PROJECTS AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR [after 2005 only]

    Projects Funded by Government of India

  1. Sol gel alumina ceramic nano composites’, Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi (Co-Principal Investigator)- Completed [2007-2010]
  2. Preparation and Characterization of MAX phase materials by microwave displacement reactions’ –Department of Science & Technology, Government of India On-going [2010-2012]
  3. ‘Self Lubricating Al2O3/ZrO2 nano composites for Journal Bearing applications’   Board of Nuclear Science, Government of India, On-Going [2011-2013]
    Projects funded by CSIR, Government of India

  1. Advanced Thermal Ceramics from Rare Earths [LaPO4], CSIR Funded Project Under 12th Five Year Plan [2013-2017]
  2. ‘Aerogel Mesoporous Catalysts for Environment Applications’,  CSIR Funded Project Under 12th Five Year Plan [2013-2017]
  3. IR reflective ceramic pigments for cool roof applications CSIR funded project under Fast Track Translational Project [2017]
  4. ‘Industrial Solidwastea Management:- Ceramic Applications’ CSIR funded project under CSIR 800 Scheme 2015-2018 (On going)
    International Bilateral Exchange Program

  1. Functionalized ZnO nano tubular membrane assembly for CO2 capturing: design fabrication and performance assessment studies under’ CSIR-Italy bilateral cooperation project –Completed [2010-2012]
    Industry Sponsored Projects

  1. Sol Gel Derived Non-Fused Alumina Abrasives’, Sponsored By M/S Carborundum Universal India Ltd, Chennai (Member)[2007-2009]
  2. Development of High-Energy filed ZnO varistors through chemically derived nano- precursors’, Sponsored by M/s AREVA Lightning Arrestors Pvt ltd, Pondicherry [2009-2012]
  3. Utilization of Zn dust to nano ZnO Sponsored by M/s Binani Zinc, Ernakulam [2013-2015]
  4. Development of rare earth oxides based composite varistors for high-field applications’, Sponsored by Indian Rare Earths Ltd, Mumbai [2009-2012]
  5. Value adition of EICL silica sand for novel building materials, Funded by M/s English Indian Clays, Trivandrum [2017]
  6. Development of hydrophobic surface coatings funded by M/s Aditya Birla Insulators, Rishira, Kolkatta [2017] continuing
  7. TiO2 coated kaolin funded by M/s Surya Minechem, Ahmedabad [2019] continuing
  8. Value added Terracotta funded by M/S Star Clays, Tiruchur [2019] continuing
  9. Utilization of Foundry Sand Waste for Novel Building Materials funded by M/s Pee Kay Steel , Calicut [2019]
  10. Processing of NIR reflective nano ceria particles for energy saving glaze coatings and cool textiles project funded by Indian Rare Earths Ltd under IRELTDC Board [2019-2021]
  11. Value addition and bleaching response of Karanataka Kaolin, funded by Karnataka State Minerals Corporation Ltd [KSMCL] (2020)
    Projects sponsored by International Industries

  1. Multifunctional Nanofillers for polymer dielectrics project sponsored by M/s Electric Schneider, France [2011-2015]
  2. Adsorbents for gas and vapor molecules: Rational design of materials, porous nanostructures and surface chemistry project sponsored by M/s Noritake, Japan On-Going [2013-2016]
    Projects Approved

  1. Processing of NIR reflective nano ceria particles for energy saving glaze coatings and cool textiles project awarded by Indian Rare Earths Ltd under IRELTDC Board [November 2018]