Research & Development

Message from the Director

I am delighted to see the preparations for publication of the R&D Profile of the Institute, highlighting the research strength and contributions made including a brief on sponsored projects being run. It is an important document for not only the Institute but also for the industry and research laboratories to learn about the research capabilities of the Institute so that they can avail the research services of the Institute, effectively. It would also serve the prospective employers to know about the training our students have undergone. Furthermore, it would help disseminating the R&D related achievements of the Institute among the academia of the country and abroad for appraisal and it may lead to possible collaborative research. I am sure, it would give the potential future faculty to understand about the R&D stature of the Institute on its journey to make a mark in the global map as a unique Institution of academic excellence. This would also serve to highlight the achievements of the contributing faculty members and may also provide encouragement to promote cutting edge, innovative and socially relevant research.
I congratulate the Dean (R&D) and his team for bringing out this document and look forward to have its updated versions in future.

Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar

Message from the Dean (R&D)

IIT Bhubaneswar has been spearheading its R&D portfolio with the mission ‘to be globally competitive, yet locally relevant’. In this 10 th decadal year, the R&D effort by the Institute may be summarized with two simple parameters: 200+ ongoing research projects, INR 1 billion fund inflow. Behind these numbers lies the zeal of 100+ faculty members and their team of research/project scholars to contribute to new scientific knowledge and deliver new technology towards national growth. En route to this journey, these research teams have been forging alliance with many national and international academic/research institutes, funding organizations and industries. The output of their endeavour is scripted in high impact publications, patents and technology transfer. Most importantly, an eco-system has developed where the IITBBS teams are winning the trust of industries far and wide. We are marching ahead to the next decade with stronger commitment to our R&D goal.

Prof. Sujit Roy

R&D Profile R&D Regulation Consultancy Project Seed Grant Project Sponsored Research Projects

School of Basic Sciences

The School of Basic Sciences is a cluster of disciplines like Bioscience, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with faculty strength of 28, having expertise in contemporary fields of research. The School envisages to become a state-of-the-art department with high quality education and cutting edge interdisciplinary research in science. The School started its Ph.D. program in the year 2010; presently about 60 research students have enrolled. Further, the School has also initiated post-doctoral program to motivate researchers and scientists to build their career in academics and industries. The School leads two center of excellences (CoE) - one center focuses on novel materials for energy and the other focuses on bioscience and engineering research.

School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences

Established in 2012 with a vision of generating highly skilled manpower in different specialized areas of Earth System Sciences. Experienced and motivated faculty members with varied specializations has been one of the strengths of the School. Currently, the specializations of these faculty members include geochemistry, hydrogeology and watershed management, active and passive source seismology and geophysics, paleoceanography & paleoclimatology, remote sensing & GIS applications, atmospheric aerosols & climate, data assimilation & analysis, ocean circulations & modeling, mesoscale modeling and prediction of extreme weather events, tropical cyclones, storm surges &air-sea interactions, tropical waves, modelling inter-tropical convergence zone, intraseasonal variability, monsoon dynamics and climate change etc.

School of Electrical Sciences

The School of Electrical Sciences was established in the year 2008.The School offers 4 year Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Science Engineering, and 2 year Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Power Systems Engineering specializations. School has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Faculty members are active in research activities and publishing their research findings in highly reputed national and international leading journals and in national and international conferences. In addition, the faculty members are engaged in number of consultancy and in project activities sponsored by government and leading industries.

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management

The School aims at imparting interdisciplinary education in Humanities and other Social Sciences to its students. It has developed into a full-fledged department having expertise in three different disciplines- Economics, English and Psychology. Having a team of six young and dynamic faculties, well-versed in interdisciplinary areas like environment, finance, management, personality development, communication skills and neural science, this school seeks to generate erudite citizens who would be perfect amalgamation of technical knowledge, creativity, empathy and social responsibility.

School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at IIT Bhubaneswar, established in 2012, is a unique initiative where minerals, metals and materials have come into a collaborative existence with a mission to be locally relevant and globally competitive. Currently, the School is offering B.Tech. program in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Masters Program in Materials Science and Engineering and Ph.D. Program. The faculty members are engaged in wide range of research areas that include metal matrix composites to high entropy alloys, lithium ion batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, nanomaterials, MEMS, electronic materials and modelling of simulations of processes and materials.

School of Infrastructure

In the arena of worldwide infrastructural escalation, School of Infrastructure at IIT Bhubaneswar has come up to dedicate excellence in engineering education, creation of knowledge, innovation in research and leadership in professional services. The mission of the School is to offer unbounded academic environment in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, doctoral program, research, and public service.

School of Mechanical Sciences

The School of Mechanical Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar endeavors to be both globally competent and locally relevant. The school offers B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering), M.Tech. (Mechanical Systems Design and Thermal Science Engineering) and Ph.D. programs. Thrust areas of the School include Energy& Environment, Advanced Manufacturing, Autonomous Robotics, Product Design and Agricultural automation. The faculty members of the school are also involved in basic research in their own areas of specialization while also coming together to blend their shared expertise in creating technologies, products and processes that will enrich both the national and local economy. The school sees its role in nation building via three important avenues of contribution – building of human capital, building of knowledge capital and building of wealth capital through creation of comprehensive ideato- industry cycle.