Research & Development


Research & Development

  • Thrust area of research
    • “Polymeric and ceramic based materials for composite, film and coating applications”

  • Department has completed numbers of research projects of total amount of Rs358.00 lakhs since 2009 sponsored by various funding agencies

  • Details of these sponsored projects are given below

UGC scheme for Development of Infrastructure to Selected Department.

Principal investigator :Prof. L.M.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 30 lakh + Rs. 30 lakh + Rs. 20 lakh
Sponsoring Agency :
UGC, New Delhi
Period :
2009-2010

Studies on flame retardant polymer blends based on Urethane- epoxy Resin Systems

Principal investigator :Dr. (Miss) R.H.Patel
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 5,38,100 = 00
Sponsoring Agency :
UGC
Period :
2007-2010

Development of Carbon-Ceramic composites for friction and wear application

Development of Carbon Ceramic Foams for high temperature application

Principal investigator :Prof. L.M.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 32.80 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
DST, New Delhi
Period :
2008-2011
Principal investigator :Prof. S.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 10.21 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
DST, New Delhi
Period :
2008-2011

Studies on Development & Characterization of Nanostructures Incorporated Carbon & Silicon Carbide based Composites

State Government Innovative programe M.Sc. (Nanoscience & Nanotechnology) & Special paper on ceramic Technology in M.Sc. (Material Science)

Principal investigator :Prof. L.M.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 24.95 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
National Fusion Programme (IPR), Gandhinagar
Period :
2008-2011
Principal investigator :Prof. L.M.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 63 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of Gujarat under Innovative
Programme of State Government
Period :
2009-2011

Studies on Development & Characterization of Nanostructures Incorporated Carbon & Silicon Carbide based Composites

Principal investigator :Prof. L.M.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 17.44 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
National Fusion Programme (IPR), Gandhinagar
Period :
2010-2013

Development of Silver based Polymeric matrix Nanocomposites

Principal investigator :Prof. L.M.Manocha
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 8.58 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
UGC, New Delhi
Period :
2011-2014

Studies on Flame Retardant Polymer Coatings based on Polyester urethane - Epoxy Resin Systems

Principal investigator :Dr. R.H.patel
Total cost of Project :
Rs. 9.69 lakhs
Sponsoring Agency :
UGC, New Delhi
Period :
2011-2014

  • Research papers published in last five years by faculty members

Sr. No.

Name of Authors*

Title of Paper

Journal

Vol. No.

Page no.

Year

1

L M Manocha, M M Vyas, S Manocha and P M Raole

Effect of additional Reinforcement on the Properties of Ceramic matrix Composites

Journal for pure and applied science-PRAJNA

18


2010

2

L M Manocha, Arpana Basak, S. Manocha

Synthesis and Raman Characterization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes by Catalytic Chemical Vapour Deposition

Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Prajna

18

102-105

2010

3

L. M. Manocha, Hasmukh Gajera, Vishal Makadia and S. Manocha

Oxidation-Reduction of Natural Graphite- A Step towards Synthesis of Graphene

Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences - PRAJNA

18

92-97

2010

4

Satish M Manocha, Kalpesh Patel and L M Manocha

Development of Carbon foam from Phenohc resin via template route

Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Science

ll,

338-342

2010

5

Satish M. Manocha, Ajay Chavda, Paramvirsinh Punvar and Kalpesh Patel

Activated Carbon from waste biomass of Psyllium husk Effect of steam activation of surface characteristics

Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences - PRAJNA

18

88-93

2010

6

Satish M Manocha and Kalpesh Patel

Development of Reticulated carbon foam: An attractive material

Prajna-Journal of pure and applied sciences

18

98-101

2010

7

S. M. Manocha, Hemang Patel, L.M.Manocha

Effect of Steam Activation Parameters on Characteristic of Pine based Activated Carbon

Carbon Letters

IF: 0.9

Volume 11, No.3

201-205

September 2010

8

S. M. Manocha*, Hemang Patel, L.M.Manocha

Enhancement of Microporosity through Physical activation

PRAJNA-Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences

Vol. 18

106— 109

2010

9

L.M.Manocha , Hemang Patel, S. M. Manocha

Porous SiC ceramic from Pine wood charcoal

Proceeding in 35th international conference on advanced ceramics &Composites (ICACC-2011) Published by American Ceramic Socitey



2011

10

R H Patel, M D Shah and H B Patel

Synthesis

and characterization of structurally modified polyurethanes based on castor oil and Phosphorous containing polyol for flame reatrardant coating

International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization

IF: 1.49

Vol 16, No 2


2011

11

L M Manocha, Milan M Vyas, S Manocha and P M Raole

Microstructure and properties of three phase carbon and ceramic matrix composites

Key Engineering Materials

IF: 0.9

Vol. 484

1-8

2011

12

L M Manocha, Arpana Basak, S Manocha, Ankur Darji

Morphological Studies on CNT Reinforced SiC/SiOC Composites

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

41-47

2011

13

L M Manocha, Guddu Prasad, S Manocha

Effect of carbon fiber addition on ceramic reinforced phenolic resin based friction composites

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

49-57

2011

14

L M Manocha, Milan M Vyas, S Manocha and P M Raole

Effect of additional particulate reinforcement on the properties of fibrous ceramic matrix composites

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

35-40

2011

15

L M Manocha, Hasmukh Gajera, S Manocha

Studies on synthesis and reduction of graphene oxide from natural graphite by using chemical method

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

21-26

2011

16

S M Manocha, Ankur Darji,

L M Manocha

Formation of Silicon carbide whiskers from Organic precursors via Sol-Gel method

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

27-33

2011

17

S Manocha, Parth Joshi, Bhavini Patel, L M Manocha

Synthesis and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles using Sol-Gel method

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

85-89

2011

18

S M Manocha, Valay Solanki, Nikesh Patel, L M Manocha

Studies on Fabrication & Characterization of Nanoclay reinforced Nylon-6 composites : Enhancement of Heat Distortion Temperature

Eurasian Chemico-technological Journal

Vol.13, No.1-2

67-72

2011

19

S Manocha, Parth Joshi, Amit Brahmbhatt, Amiya Banerjee,

S Sahoo,

L M Manocha

Development of activated carbon using one step carbonization and activation reaction by polymer blend method

Carbon letters

IF: 0.9

Vol. 12, No. 2

85-89

2011

20

S Manocha, Parth Joshi,

L M Manocha

Preparation of Mesoporous Hydroxyapatite at different pH and their Comprehensive Characterization for Potential Application in Water Purification

Transaction of Indian ceramic society

IF: 0.4



2012

21

Rasmika H Patel & Kaushal Patel

Synthesis and Characterization of Polyester urethane and their applications to flame retardant coatings

International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, IF: 1.49

Vol. 17, No.1,

85-92

2012

22

L.M.Manocha, Hasmukh Gajera, S. M. Manocha

Synthesis of free standing conducting graphene paper by thermal reduction of graphene oxide paper

AIP Conf. Proc.

1538

244

2013

23

L.M.Manocha, Arpana Basak, S. M. Manocha

High Strain CNT Based Epoxy Matrix nanocomposites

AIP Conf. Proc.

1538

214

2013

24

S. Manocha, Guddu R Prasad, Parth. Joshi, Ranjitsingh S. Zala, Siddharth S. Gokhale, L. M. Manocha

Preparation and Characterization of activated carbon from demineralized tyre char

AIP Conf. Proc.

1538

109

2013

25

S Manocha, L M Manocha, Parth Joshi, Bhavesh Patel, Gaurav Dangi, Narendra Verma

Activated carbon from Biomass

AIP Conf. Proc.

1538

120

2013

26

S. M. Manocha, Hemang Patel, L.M.Manocha

Effect of steam activation on development of Light weight biomorphic porous SIC from Pine wood precursor

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

Volume 22, Issue 2

396-404

February 2013

27

R. H. Patel,K. S. Patel

Synthesis of flame retardant polyester-urethanes and their applications in nano-clay composites and coatings

Polymer International

IF: 2.4



2013

28

Chetan Sheth, B.R.Parekh, L.M.Manocha & Parul Sheth

Effect of Chopped Carbon Fiber on Electrical andThermal Properties of Carbon Reinforced Epoxy Composites

IJAREIE

IF: 5.621

Vol.2 Issue 11

5551-5562

2013


29Rasmika H. Patel, Amin V. Hirani, Hitesh B. PatelFlame retardant polyurethanes and their applications for the improvement in properties of conventional castor oil based polyurethaneMaterial Science Research India11(2)159-1672014
30R.H.Patel, M.D.Shah, A.V.HiraniStudies on flame retardant polyurethanes and their blends with epoxy resin for nanocomposite and nanocoating applicationsIJIRSETVol.3, Issue 613374-133832014
31L.M.Manocha, Guddu Prasad, S.M.ManochaCarbon-ceramic for friction applicationsMechanics of advanced materials and Stucturesvol.21 Issue 3
2014
32P. A. Rayjada, N. P. Vaghela, N. L. Chauhan, A. Sircar, E. Rajendrakumar, L. M. Manocha, P. M. RaoleProcess Optimization of Er2 O3 coating by reactive magnetron sputtering for DEMOR elevant blanket modulesFusion Science and Technology 65 (2)194-1982014
33Harshad Patel , L M Manocha, S ManochaSynthesis and microstructure analysis of aligned carbon nanotube/pyrocarbon compositesNew Carbon Materials29 (5)374–3792014
34Vrutika Patel, Hasmukh Gajera, Anamika Gupta, Lalit Manocha, Datta MadamwarSynthesis of ethyl caprylate in organic media using Candida rugosa lipase immobilized on exfoliated graphene oxide: Process parameters and reusability studiesBiochemical Engineering Journal9562702015
35L.M.Manocha and P.ShethEffect of SiC/Carbon reinforced particulate on carbon compositesIndian streams research journal5(5)
2015
36L.M.Manocha and P.ShethFabrication and characterization of particulatecarbon compositesScience park2(48)
2015
37Rasmika H. Patel and Kaushal S. PatelSynthesis and characterization of flame retardant hyperbranched polyurethanes for nano-composite and nano-coating applicationsProgress in Organic Coatings88283-2922015
38R.H.PatelProperties of glass fiber reinforced composites based on epoxy blendsInternational journal of advanced technology in engineering and science3(1)429-4342015
39L.M.Manocha and P.ShethEffect of SiC/Carbon reinforced particulate on carbon compositesIndian streams research journal5(5)1-152015
40L.M.Manocha and P.ShethFabrication and characterization of particulate carbon compositesScience park2(48)1-142015
41Manocha, S; Joshi, Parth; Brahmbhatt, Amit; Banerjee, Amiya; Sahoo, Snehasis; et al.Development of activated carbon using one step carbonization and activation reaction by polymer blend methodInternational Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy57156-1622015
42R.H.Patel, A.V.Hirani and P.H.KachhiaThermal and mechanical behavior of flame retardant epoxy-polyesterurethane blendsAmerican Institute of Physics Conference proceedings17280202422016
43R.H.Patel, P.M.Kapatel, A.D.Machchhar and Y.A.KapatelStudies on natural fiber reinforced polymer matrix compositesAmerican Institute of Physics Conference proceedings17280202332016
44R.H.Patel,S.Sharma, K.K.Prajapati,M.M.VyasStudies on non-oxide coating on carbon fibers using plasma enhanced chemical vapor
deposition technique
American Institute of Physics Conference proceedings17280204802016
45R.H.Patel, V.R.Sevkani, B.R.Patel and V.B.PatelProperties of glass/carbon fiber reinforced epoxy hybrid polymer compositesAmerican Institute of Physics Conference proceedings17280204802016