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Concept Proposals

Researchers across India are invited to submit collaborative Research projects on the following topics:

Please note that more topics/titles would continue to be included in the list appended below.
Also note that the projects with Status (Sanctioned, Recommended, Short-listed) are no more available for collaboration.

1.    Basic & Applied Physics/ Material Science

2.    Accelerator based Physics & Material Science Research

3.   Proposals related to Radiation, Agriculture and Food Technology

4.    Life Sciences

5.     Application of Isotope Techniques in Water and Environment
6.   Projects based on Synchrotron Beam-lines  at RRCAT

7.   Proposals based on Lasers, Photonics and Optical Spectroscopy

8.   Engineering Sciences

9.   Chemical Sciences

10.   Technology Development

Interested investigators (PI) can get in touch with the Principal Coordinator (PC) from DAE to formulate full project as per the guidelines given in the Project Proposal Application (PPA) form and submit online at https://brns.res.in. It is expected that PI would have interacted with PC associated with that Concept Proposal before putting up a proposal to BRNS.

1.    Basic & Applied Physics/ Material Science

1.1   Studies of high temperature thermoelectric properties of oxide semiconductors and their application for power generator. Dr. Ajay Singh,   (Status: Sanctioned) TPD, BARC, ajay[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in  

1.2   Development of High Efficiency Lead-Free Organic-Inorganic Pervoskite Solar Cells: Dr. A. K. Chauhan, TPD, BARC, akchau[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in.

1.3   Device potential of Graphene and Graphene-analogues: Theoretical and experimental investigations, Dr. Debjani Karmakar, TPD, BARC  debjan[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in (Sanctioned)

1.4   Ammonia (NH3) sensor based on metal oxide thin films and nanostructures, Dr. Manmeet Kaur, TPD, BARC manmeet[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.5   Development of phosphor screens including Gd2O2S for the detection of X-rays, Dr. Manoranjan Ghosh, TPD, BARC, mghosh[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.6   Synthesis of single crystalline film and nano-composites of scintillation materials, Dr. Mohit Tyagi, TPD, BARC, tyagi[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in.

1.7   Studies on magnetic particles prepared by phase segregation method: Dr. T.V. Chandrasekhar Rao, TPD, BARC chandra1[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in .

1.8   Rare-earth free new permanent magnets: Growth and Investigation, Dr. Amit Kumar, SSPD, BARC  and Dr. S. M. Yusuf, SSPD, BARC, amitkr[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in, smyusuf[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.9   Investigation of structural, magnetic and transport properties of halfmetallic ferromagnets for spintronic applications; Dr. M. D. Mukadam,  and Dr. S. M. Yusuf, SSPD, BARC,  mayuresh[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in, smyusuf[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.10   Search for a new molecule-based magnetic materials for possible applications in molecular spintronics, Dr. Pramod Bhatt, SSPD, BARC, prabhatt[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.11   Investigation of the structural, magnetic, and transport properties of the low dimensional oxides, Dr.Anil Jain, SSPD, BARC,   

1.12   Production of Quarkonia and their nuclear modifications in high energy heavy ion collisions, Dr. Prashant
         Shukla, NPD, BARC, pshukla[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in   

1.13   Multilayer Science & Technology based researches - Colloidal quantum-dot light-Emitting Thin Film Multilayer Devices for large area  
          lighting and portable display application, Shri Arup Biswas, A&MPD, BARC, arupb[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.14   Experimental & Theoretical Investigations of Metal Oxide Cluster Ions in   Gas-Phase, Dr. Soumen Bhattacharyya, A&MPD, 
         BARC, sbhatt[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in  

1.15  Properties for hydrogen storage, ferroelectricity, magnetism of metal-organic     frameworks (MOF):     examination through Raman   spectroscopy and Neutron scattering studies, Dr. Mala N. Rao (mala[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in) and Rekha Rao (rekhar[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.16  Diffusion of hydrocarbon in nano-porous materials, Dr. S. Mitra (     smitra[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.17  Effect of nanoparticles on food science and industry, Dr. Sohrab Abbas     (abbas[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.18  Intrinsically disordered proteins: Structure and Interactions, Dr. Sugam Kumar     (sugam[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.19  Hierarchical nano-structured porous micro-granules: Synthesis, structural     characterization by scattering and imaging     and search for possible applications, Dr. D. Sen (debasis[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.20  Investigation of interface magnetic properties of ferromagnet/ferroelectric     hetrostructure,Dr. Surendra Singh Z(surendra[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.21  Neutron Scattering Study of Complexes of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Biomolecules; Dr.     V. K. Aswal (vkaswal[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.22  Structural studies of organic complexes to elucidate hydrogen bonding interaction using     neutron diffraction, Dr. R. Chitra and R. R. Choudhury (rchitra[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in, rajul[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.23  Structure and dynamics of functional materials using a combination of neutron scattering experiments and ab-initio density functional theory calculations: Ranjan Mittal, rmittal[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.24  Interaction of intense laser pulse with low density foams for efficient x-ray source and laser driven shock studies: Dr. Shivanand Chaurasia (shibu[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.25  Development of devices based on the scintillating materials; Synthesis of nano-Composites, single crystalline films, large size single crystals and theoretical simulations. Dr. Mohit Tyagi (tyagi[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.26  Study of novel materials synthesized through ion beam irradiation,Dr. (Ms.) Debarati Bhattacharya,SSPD, BARC (debarati[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)  

1.27  Fundamental physics in strong gravitational fields of neutron stars, Dr. Debades Bandyopadhyay, (debades[dot]bandyopadhyay[at]saha[dot]ac[dot]in)

1.28  Development of high aspect ratio x-ray optical elements for X-ray shear-Interferometry and X-ray phase contrast imaging applications, Dr. Yogesh S. Kashyap (yskashyap[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

1.29    Raman spectroscopic investigation of single crystals of salt-inclusion chalcogenides, Dr. Rekha Rao, rekhar[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.30    Application of Atomic Processes for highly-charged ions for laser produced plasmas and astrophysical plasma diagnostics, Dr. M.N.Deo, mndeo[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in and Dr. Shivanand Chaurasia, shibu[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.31    Studies on the development of devices using MXenes/mono-elemental 2D materials for energy harvesting and storage applications, Dr. N. Padma, padman[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.32    Understanding the dichotomy of FSRQs and BL Lacs, Dr. Subir Bahttacharya, Dr. N. Padma, subirb[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.33    Studies on Effect of annealing on magnetic performance of Ni-Fe laminations for Pulsed magnets used in Accelerators,Shri S. Senthil Kumar,Accelerator Magnet Technology Division(AMTD), RRCAT,senthil[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

1.34    Development of free standing soft x- ray filters for higher harmonic suppression. Dr. M.H. Modi,Synchrotron Utilization Section, RRCAT.modimh[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

1.35    Synthesis and characterizations of stoichiometric compound nitride materials for soft x-ray applications. Dr. M.H. Modi,Synchrotron Utilization Section, RRCAT.modimh[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

1.36    Project on synthesis, characterization and in vitro study of boron derivatives coated magnetic nanoparticles for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Applications, Dr. Yogesh S. Kashyap,TPD, BARC, yskashyap[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.37     Probing the diffusive processes in blazars through multi-wavelength Studies, Dr. B. Sunder Sahayanathan, Astrophysical Sciences Division, BARC,  sunder[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

1.38     Development of efficient solar cells for indirect sunlight/indoor conditions , ,Dr. Vibha Saxena,TPD,BARC Mumbai,  Email: vibhas[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

2.    Accelerator based Physics & Material Science Research

2.1    Projects based on 3.0 MV Pelletron at INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS (IOP), BHUBANESWAR: Dr. Satyaprakash Sahoo, In-charge, Ion Beam Laboratory, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, sahoo[at]iopb[dot]res[dot]in

2.1.1    Mineralogical alteration and groundwater pollution.
2.1.2    Entrapment of toxic elements within rocks/ minerals/ geopolymers.
2.1.3    Natural analogue studies for immobilization of toxic waste materials.
2.1.4    Trace element chemistry for uranium, thorium and atomic elements exploration. 2.1.5    Compositional Analysis of Electronic and Solar Energy Materials.
2.1.6    Compositional and age determination of tsunami deposits, seismites and pseudotachylites.
2.1.7    Geochemical analyses of planetary materials using 14C analyses to understand evolution of Earth and Planetary materials.
2.1.8    Study on Archeological artifacts and determination of the 2-d map of age and elemental map.
2.1.9    Localized compositional modifications within natural crystals due to radiation damage.

2.2    Nuclear Reactions and Data
2.2.1   Investigation of multi-nucleon transfer reactions and „n-p‟ correlation studies: effects of nuclear deformation/orientation. B. J. Roy, SO/G, NPD, BARC. bjroy[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

2.2.2   Fusion Reaction Studies with Weakly Bound Nuclei,Dr. V.V.Parkar, Nuclear Physics Division,BARC.vparkar[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

2.2.3   Thermal neutron scattering data for materials of interest in nuclear reactors (BeO, graphite and SiC),Dr. Mala N. Rao, SSPD, BARC, mala[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in and Shri Devesh Raj, RPDD, BARC, draj[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

2.2.4   Heavy Flavour Production in Proton-Proton and Heavy Ion Collisions at LHC Energies, Dr. Prashant Shukla, NPD, BARC, pshukla[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

2.3.    Design / Modelling

2.3.1   Simulation of LASER stripping during beam injection in Accumulator ring Dr. Amalendu Sharma, Accelerator Physics Section (APS), RRCAT.amalendu[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

2.3.2   Multivariable and multiobjective optimization techniques in storage ring lattice Design,Shri Riyasat Husain, Accelerator Physics Section (APS), RRCAT. riasat[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

2.3.3   Simulation study of fast beam ion instability in storage ring based synchrotron radiation source for the beam quality improvement,Shri Saroj Kumar Jena, Accelerator Physics Section (APS), RRCAT.S_jena[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

2.3.4   Reliability Modelling and Analysis for a System of Power Converters for Electromagnets in Particle Accelerators. Dr. Mangesh B.Borage,Power Converters Division, RRCAT.mbb[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

2.3.5   Code development for study of electron cloud effects in proton Accumulator Ring through simulations. Dr. Vinit Kumar,RRCAT,vinit[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in, [Dec.12, 2019].

2.4.    Radiation Chemical Studies for Nuclear, Industrial and Bio-Medical Applications centered around “National Centre for Free Radical Research (NCFRR)”, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Dr. Soumyakanti Adhikari, BARC, asoumya[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

2.4.1   Radiation chemistry of Task Specific Ionic Liquids (TSILs), Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs), Molten Salts (MSs), and Water (at high temperature-high pressure) for their application in Nuclear Fuel Cycle and in Industry.

2.4.2   Reductive DNA damage, quantification and prevention: development of future generation radio protectors based on this new concept.

2.4.3   Radiation chemical synthesis of Light Emissive Quantum Dots (LEQDs), characterization and their application in sensors and in biomedicine.

2.4.4   Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) and Gas Phase Radiation Chemistry: degradation of pollutants (water and atmospheric) and synthesis of noble gas compounds.

3.    Proposals related to Radiation and Food Technology

3.1   Development of Iodinated Textile for radiation shielding and Organic-inorganic nano hybrids for diagnostic X-ray shielding: Dr. Subhendu Ray Chowdhury, EBPS/ RTDD, BRIT/BARC, rcsubhen[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

3.2   Shelf life extension of ready to eat/raw meat/seafood product using EB irradiation –( scale up studies from lab to semi-industrial level: K P Rawat, EBPS/ RTDD, BRIT/BARC, kprawat[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

3.3   Water conservation by EB treatment of wastewater treatment and reuse: K P Rawat, EBPS/ RTDD, BRIT/BARC (kprawat[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)

3.4   Thermo luminescence (TL) and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) as tools for identification and estimation of dose in irradiated food and agricultural products: Dr. P G Benny, EBPS/ RTDD, BRIT/BARC. bennypg[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

3.5   Development of thin film dosimeters for high dose dosimetry applications for electron beam accelerators. : Dr. P G Benny, EBPS/ RTDD, BRIT/BARC. bennypg[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

3.6   Modification of guar gum by chemical/gamma radiation for development of biodegradable films with improved mechanical and barrier properties: Dr. Sumit Gupta, sumitg[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

3.7   Improvement of yellow (stripe) rust and blast disease resistance in Indian wheat by radiation induced mutation breeding, Dr. B.K.Das, NABTD, BARC, bkdas[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

3.8   Development of High Oleic Acid Mutants in Trypsin Inhibitor and Lipoxygenase Free Soybean Using Gamma and Electron Beam Irradiation, Shri V C Petwal, vikash[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

3.9 Shelf life enhancement study of citrus fruits using electron/X-ray radiation and impact on functional components, bio-active compounds and antioxidant activities., V.C. Petwal (vikash[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in)  and Vijay Pal Verma (vijaypal[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in), RRCAT Indore.

3.10    Thiourea & Irradiated-chitosan based technology for enhancing plant growth and stress tolerance., Dr. Penna Suprasanna (prasanna[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in)  and Dr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava (ashish[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in), BARC, [Dec.20, 2019].

4.   Life Sciences

4.1   Directed Basic Research in Biology with potential application: Dr. Hari S Misra, MBD, BARC, email: hsmisra[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

4.1.1   Identification of natural antioxidants and immuno-modulators from extremely radio-resistant and oxidative stress tolerant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans.
4.1.2   Deinococcus radiodurans and its biotechnological potential beyond bioremediation.

4.2   Proteomic analysis of radiation responsive genes regulated by LexA in Anabaena PCC7120: Dr. Hema Rajaram, MBD, BARC, hemaraj[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in     (Status: Recommended)

4.3   Biogenic bimetallic core shell [Pd/Fe] nanoparticles production and applications for in situ bioremediation, Dr. V. P. Venugopalan, BARC Facilities at Kalpakkam, vpv[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in

4.4  Development of gene/CRISPR-delivery system against TB, Dr. Devashish Rath, devrath[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in 

4.5   Studies On Non-Targeted Radiation Effects In Experimental Models And Under Clinical Conditions For Improvement Of Cancer Radiotherapy, Dr. B.N.Pandey, bnp[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

4.6   Clinical validation of microfluidic cyotometer for CD4 counting. Ms Asmita Malik Advanced Lasers & Optics Division (AL&OD), RRCAT.asmitamalik[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

4.7   Development of microbial based system for in situ bioremediation of heavy metals and tributyl phosphate degradation, Dr. Celin Acharya, celin[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

4.8 Understanding the Gut microbiome dynamics and its link to onset of Medical pathologies and their cure., Dr. Yogendra Singh Rajpurohit, ysraj[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

4.9   CEvaluation of efficacy of G1-4A, an immune modulator isolated from Tinospora cordifolia in Hamster Model of L. donovani infection. Dr Pramod Kumar Gupta, RMC, BARC, guptapk[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in, [Jan.15, 2020].

5.   Application of Isotope Techniques in Water and Environment

5.1   Study of groundwater contamination using hydrochemistry and isotopic techniques: exploring the hot spring link through integrated approach – environmental isotopes, geological, geophysical and geochemical studies. Dr. Tirumalesh Keesari, IAPD, BARC, email:tirumal[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in    (Status: Sanctioned)

6.   Projects based on Synchrotron Beam-lines at RRCAT

6.1   Time resolved Synchrotron EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) researches for nano-science and technology, Dr BHATTACHARYYA, SO(G), dibyendu[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

6.2   Synchrotron based Photoelectron spectroscopic studies of technologically important materials like oriented refractive oxide composite thin films, multiferroics, piezoelectric, solar cell, shape memory alloy etc. Dr. S.N.Jha, AMPD, RRCAT, snjha[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

6.3   VUV spectroscopy researches (using Photophysics and HRVUV beamline facilities at Indus-1), Dr. Param Jeet Singh SO(E), singhp[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

6.4   Design and Development of a Modular Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for use on the BL-16 beamline at Indus-2 Synchrotron Facility.Dr. M K Tiwari, Synchrotron Utilization Section, RRCAT.mktiwari[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

7.   Proposals based on Lasers and Optical Spectroscopy

7.1   Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for material science researches, especially for non-destructive ultra high resolution optical characterizations, Dr. K. Divakar Rao, SO(H), AMPD, Viazag, BARC divakar[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

7.2.   Investigation of Metal ion-Peptide Interaction using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption and Ionization (MALDI) Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS), Dr. T. Jayasekharan, SO(F), jsekhar[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

7.3   Laser holography based researches for spectral filtering, wave-front assessment and beam-shaping applications, Dr. Dinesh V Udupa, SO(H) dudupa[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

7.4   Optical interferometry and holography based researches for optical characterization, image processing and image encryption applications, Dr. Dinesh V Udupa, dudupa[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

7.5   High reflection (HR) and anti-reflection (AR) sol-gel coatings on large aperture optics with high laser induced damage threshold (LIDT), for high energy, high power (HEHP) Nd:Glass lasers.Dr. Chandrachur Mukherjee,Advanced Lasers & Optics Division (AL & OD), RRCAT cmukh[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in (Recommended)

7.6   Crystalline coatings with low thermal noise for 1.55 micron; Dr Suparna Pal, SO/F, ad Ms.Asmita Malik, SO/E OCL/ALOD, RRCAT, Indore. Email: suparna[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in,asmitamalik[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

7.7   Development of vacuum photodiode, hybrid photodiode and micro-channel plate PMT: Dr. Sendhil Raja S, Advanced Lasers & Optics Division, RRCAT, Indore 452013,sendhil[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in and Shri Piyush Saxena, Laser Electronics Division, RRCAT, Indore 452013, psaxena[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8   Engineering Sciences

8.1   Control, Instrumentation & System Design

8.1.1   Design and Development of 40kW or above Induction heating system with gas cooled heating coil or solid coil for melting application: T.V. Prabhu, IGCAR, prabs[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.2   Design & Development of Small Payload Underwater Robotic Vehicle & Manipulator for Surveillance of Reactor Pool, Dr. Debanik Roy deroy[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.3   Design & development of Ultrasonic based Bone Densitometer system Shri S K Lalwani skl[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in & Shri R K Jain rkjain[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.4   Analysis of ECG parameters & Report generation on Android Platform for Tele & Stress ECG, Shri Vineet Sinha vinsin[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in & Shri R K Jain rkjain[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in. Sanctioned

8.1.5   Development of Artificial Neural Networks for Objective Assessment of Autonomic Nervous System, Shri Vineet Sinha vinsin[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in & Shri R K Jain rkjain[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in. Sanctioned

8.1.6   Design, development, test and qualification of high power S Band klystrons 7-30 MW peak power, 13 microsecs pulse duration and upto 30kW Average power.Shri Purushottam Shrivastava, Pulsed High Power Microwave Division, RRCAT.purushri[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.7   Investigation and development of Thyratron switch for fast switching applications.Shri Yashpal Singh,Precision Power Supplies Division (PPSD),RRCAT ysp[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.8   Post-Processing of NQR signals in digital domain (FPGA), Shri M. Y. Dixit, makdix[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in and Dr. Ragarajan, rajuak[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]inb (Recommended)

8.1.9   Development of precision electronics for Hall sensors for characterization of magnets for accelerator, Dr. Gautam Sinha, gautam[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.10   Prototype development of self-biased high-power circulator for Particle Accelerators.Shri Manjeet Ahlawat, mahlawat[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.11   11 Advanced Real Time Software Development for Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Components, Dr. P. V. Varde, varde[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.12   Development of Electronic Nose for Gas Mixture Analysis, Dr. Niranjan S. Ramgir, ramgirns[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.1.13   Investigations on power converter topologies and control techniques for fast-ramped power converters for electromagnets in particle accelerators, Dr. Mangesh B. Borage, RRCAT, DAE; Email: mbb[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in, [Nov.7, 2019].

8.2    Metallurgical Sciences

8.2.1   Modeling and Computational simulations of the Injection Casting process for producing qualified metallic (U-Pu-Zr) alloy fuel slugs: T.V. Prabhu, IGCAR, prabs[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in

8.2.2   Development of Ni-based Nanocomposite Coatings for Replacement of Electroplated Hard Chromium: Dr. S.K. Ghosh sghosh[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.2.3   Work Hardening Behavior and Crystallographic Texture Evolution During Warm/Hot Working of Zirconium Alloys, Dr. K V Mani Krishna, kvmani[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.2.4   Development of lumped parameter models to predict corium-sodium interaction, molten fuel fragmentation, vapour explosion risk and debris bed formation, Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma, IGCAR, aksharma[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in.

8.2.5   Analytical studies for estimating the parasitics of a resin casted system vis a vis the material used (different proportions of the mixing material).The studies should be validated with a working prototype (150 kV transformer for proposed ARPF electron gun). Shri Apollo Kasliwal, Power Converters Division, RRCAT, Apollo[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.2.6   Development of prototype NdFeBmagnet material for making accelerator magnets, Dr. Gautam Sinha, Accelerator Magnet Technology Division, RRCAT, gautam[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in .

8.3   Reactor & Repository Design Projects based on radioactive waste disposal related research & development : Dr RK Bajpai rkbajpai[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

8.3.1   Thermal-Mechanical-Hydraulic-Chemical processes in rock-groundwater-glass-clay-steel system under hydrothermal conditions: Experimental measurements and modeling

8.3.2   Temperature dependant variations in rock mechanical properties of granites/clays/basalts/argillites/glasses

8.3.3   Diffusion and sorption experiments and geochemical modeling on rocks and clays on cm to meter scale

8.3.4   Mineralogical-geochemical-radiological-geotechnical characterization of clay/crystalline rocks

8.3.5   R&D on new waste forms like ceramics, synrock etc.

8.3.6   In situ experiments on meter scale contaminant transport in granites and other rocks

8.3.7   Micro-fracturing in granites and compacted clays under gas pressures and temperatures

8.3.8   Groundwater flow modeling thorough fractures in crystalline rocks

8.3.9   Innovations in micro-seismic and acoustic methods in detection of rock fractures

8.3.10   Natural analogues of waste glasses, clay-dyke contact, actinide migrations etc

8.3.11   Mineralogical transformation of Na-Clays to Ca, K and Fe clays

8.3.12   Development of computer codes, instrumentation and probes.

8.3.13   Innovations in radionuclide transport modeling and safety assessment methodology.

8.3.14   Experimental degradation of glasses, clays and cements under controlled geochemical conditions.

8.3.15   Petro mineralogy of crystalline and argillaceous rocks

8.4   Electro Mechanical and /or Computational

8.4.1   Development of electrohydraulic forming (EHF) of seamless Superconducting RF (SRF) cavity,Shri Rakesh Kaul, Laser Materials Processing Division, RRCAT rkaul[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.5   Environmental Sciences

8.5.1   Estimation of natural radioactivity, elemental composition and trace elements of soil from Madhya Pradesh region.Shri Vijay Kumar, Indus Operations, Alignment & Beam Diagnostics Division (IOABDD), RRCAT.vijayk[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.5.2   Quantitative analysis of pollution load of various trace and high atomic number toxic metallic impurities in the water of ganga river at different riparian cities.Dr. M K Tiwari Synchrotron Utilization Section, RRCAT.mktiwari[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

8.5.3   Assessment & Monitoring of Biofouling Diversity of Cooling Water System of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) and its Control, Dr. T. Subba Rao, WSCD, BARC Facilities at Kalpakkam, subbarao[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in

9   Chemical Sciences

9.1   Nuclear Chemistry

9.1.1   Efficient Use of Hybrid materials precursor to natural Clay in the speciation /removal of lanthanides/actinides and long lived fission fragments, Dr. Aishwarya Soumitra Kar, aishj[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

9.1.2   Development of Surface Functionalised Materials for Anticancer Drug Delivery, Dr. P. A. Hassan, hassan[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

9.1.3    Media Assisted Conditioning of Water Hardness for Cooling Tower Application. Dr. Dipankar Nanda,Indus Operations, Alignment & Beam Diagnostics Division (IOABDD), RRCAT.nanda[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

9.2   Synthesis

9.2.1   dvanced Hydrogen Mitigation Devices and Their Poisoning Characteristics, Dr. Salil Varma, BARC, svarma[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in

10   Technology Development

10.1   Glass Technology

10.1.1   Development of Cerium oxide doped quartz (CDQ Xenon Flash lamp (900 mm arc length) for large sized disc amplifiers of a high energy Nd:Glass laser.Shri N. S Banerji,Advanced Lasers & Optics Division(AL & OD), RRCAT nsb[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.1.2   Development of deployable temperature, strain or chemical sensor using fibre gratings developed at RRCAT.Dr. Om Prakash,Fibre Sensors & Optical Spectroscopy Section(FS & OSS), RRCAT oprakash[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.2   Vacuum Technology

10.2.1   Development of Titanium/Titanium Nitride (TiN) film coating process for its application in vacuum chambers of accumulator ring of Indian Spallation neutron Source (ISNS) project.K.V.A.N.P.S.Kumar Ultra High Vacuum Technology Section (UHVTS), RRCAT. kkumar[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.3   Materials

10.3.1   Radio frequency/Microwave Absorbers Material,Dr. Akhilesh Jain, RF Systems Division (RFSD), RRCAT.ajain[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.3.2   Composite Dielectric materials for High Power Radio frequency components,Dr. Akhilesh Jain, RF Systems Division(RFSD), RRCAT ajain[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.3.3   Dispenser Cathode material development for electron gun.Shri Y.D. Wanmode, Pulsed High Power Microwave Division, RRCAT,yash[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.3.4   Development of FeSiAl Alloy Powders for High Power Microwave Absorption at 2856 MHz frequency, Shri Pankaj Kumar, RRCAT, pankajk[at]rrcat[dot]gov[dot]in

10.3.5   Development and characterization of biodegradable packing films from conventional and non-conventional starches: Impact of plasticizer type and concentration, reinforcing agents and gamma irradiation, P. Rashid Hussain, Nuclear Research Laboratory, BARC, Srinagar, phussain[at]barc[dot]gov[dot]in; mutteebar[at]gmail[dot]com

10.4   Water Technology
10.4.1    Development of antifouling technologies against green mussel fouling for process cooling water system of Madras Atomic Power Station, Dr. P. Sriyutha Murthy, WSCD, BARC Facilities at Kalpakkam, psmurthy[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in

10.4.2   Hybrid biofilm-granules system for sewage treatment, Dr. Y.V. Nancharaiah, WSCD, BARC Facilities at Kalpakkam, yvn[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in

10.4.3   Molecular phylogeny of microbial assemblages of the seawater cooling system of a nuclear power plant, Dr. Y.V. Nancharaiah, WSCD, BARC Facilities at Kalpakkam, yvn[at]igcar[dot]gov[dot]in