Sustainability & Polymer Laboratory
The research activities of “Sustainability and Polymer Lab” are broadly aligned to address global climate challenges. The “sustainability” objective focuses on reducing carbon footprint of industries (a) By developing high entropy materials to improve the efficiency and lifetime of machinery which undergo multiple cycles of heating to high temperatures and cooling to atmospheric conditions, and (b) By developing superior and green absorbents and adsorbents for Pre- and post- combustion carbon dioxide capture. The “polymer” objective focuses on developing next generation biodegradable films for food packaging applications from biodegradable polymers and additives. The research objectives will be met by a rational approach from first principles (atomic level) to lab scale experiments. The research activities comprise of molecular modeling, process modeling and simulation, and experiments.
Faculty Member: Dr. Yamini Sudha Sistla