Smart Materials and Devices (SMAD)

The proposed division mainly focuses on cutting edge research on novel smart nano- materials, stimuli- responsive polymer biomaterials, targeted drug delivery, bio-imaging, electrocatalysis, point-of-care testing biosensing platforms, paper microfluidics, design and synthesis of new organic materials of medicinal interest, fluorescent dyes that function in NIR region and their application in bio-imaging and solar cells. In addition, the group envisaged to works on tissue engineering, stem cells research and marine nano-biomaterials for the designing next generation therapeutics.

Thrust Areas

  • Functional organic nanomaterials
  • Nanobiosensors/ Catalysis
  • Functional Polymeric nanomaterials, Biomacromolecules
  • Tissue Engineering/ Biomaterials