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1 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 1994 → 2014Gautam Biswas, FNAIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati
2 Brief Profile of IIT Guwahati DepartmentsBiotechnologyChemical EngineeringChemistryComputer Science and EngineeringCivil EngineeringDesignElectronics and Electrical EngineeringHumanities and Social SciencesMathematicsMechanical EngineeringPhysicsInterdisciplinary Academic Centres:1. Nanotechnology2. Energy3. EnvironmentTotal Students 4891Under Grad. : 2509Post Grad. : 1062PhD : 1320Faculty - 351Professor : 91Associate Prof. : 95Assistant Prof. : 165OfferingsBTechMSc – MA - MTechPhD, MTech-PhD (dual)
3 RNA BIOLOGY Mechanistic Approaches to Biology (MAB) Lab@ IITG Sensory Cutting Edge ResearchRibosome AssemblyCRISPR InterferenceSensory&Regulatory RNAsBioinformatics & Computational BiologyBiochemical ApproachesFluorescence SpectroscopyMacromolecular CrystallographyMolecular GeneticsRNA BIOLOGYReconstruct ancestral molecules in the lab and ask fundamental questions about the historic mutations that would have shaped the molecular structure and functionPunetha A, Sivathanu R, Anand B, (2014) Active Site Plasticity Enables Metal Dependent Tuningof Cas5d Nuclease Activity in CRISPR-Cas Type I-C System. Nucleic Acids Res., 42:
6 Cutting Edge Research CO2 Capture (IIT Guwahati-BHEL) Structural Tuning of MIL-53 (Al) to enhance CO2 uptake and SelectivityLarge pore formNarrow pore formActivation of MIL-53(Al)at 493 K under vacuumCO2 adsorption at >1 bar and 293 KCO2 desorption under vacuum at 293 KNoveltyWhy MIL-53(Al) ?Effect of adsorption history on the structural transformation of MIL-53(Al)Narrow pore tuned from of MIL-53(Al) exhibits four fold enhancement (from 0.42 to 1.75 mol kg-1) in CO2 uptake at 0.17 bar and 293 K. It also show almost infinite selectivity for CO2 over CH4, N2, CO and O2 at sub-atmospheric pressure and 293 KHigh temperature stability (up to 750 K)Does not degrade upon exposure to moistureLow enthalpy of adsorptionExhibits structural transformationMembrane for CO2 Capture from Flue GasHighlightsNovel poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(vinyl pyrolidone) blend membranes with amine carrier were synthesized for CO2 captureHighest CO2/N2 selectivity of 398 and CO2 permeance of 40 GPU were obtainedMishra et al., Langmuir , 29 (2013) 12162–12167
7 Cutting Edge Research Patient Trial of Polycentric Knee Joint Testing of polycentric knee joint in amputee walking simulatorS. Kanagaraj et al. Mechanical characterization of PMMA/ SWNTs bone cement using Nanoindenter Materials Technology: Advanced Biomaterials 29(B1), B4–B9, 2014
8 Cutting Edge Research Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensors SAW sensors are MEMS devices which use modulation of surface acoustic waves to sense mass loading, small size, low power. Applications in resonators, sensors, actuators & signal processing.E0TransmitterIDTSignal Conditioning CircuitReceiverSensing FilmPiezo-SubstrateRF Signal GeneratorConventional SAW sensorHigh sensitivity if operated in this regionMode IMode IIMode IIISAW sensor modified for high sensitivityReplacing sensing film by pillars leads to unusual mass loading when the resonance frequency of the pillars is close to resonance frequency of the device. Unusual mass loading characteristics at three resonance modes of the pillars.N. Ramakrishnan, Roy Paily, and H. B. Nemade, Sensor Letters, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 253–257, 2010.N. Ramakrishnan, H. B. Nemade, and Roy Paily ,IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 430–431, 2010.
9 Research and Societal Outreach Eco-friendly Development in Himalayan HillsDeforestationCenter of ExcellenceDepartment of Civil EngineeringIntegrated Land use Planning and Water Resources ManagementFor hazard free development in hillsTechnology for improving population carrying capacityOptimal Ecological Management Practices (EMPs) has been developed to enhance hazard free carrying capacitySingle ownership: OPTEMP-LSMultiple ownership:OPTEMP-LMPilot project implementation in collaboration with government depts. and people has startedSlope StabilitySoil erosionFloodSarma B, Sarma A.K. and Singh V.P(2013):OPTIMAL ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (EMPs) FOR MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATERSHED DEGRADATION DUE TO URBANIZATION , Water Resources Management, 27, , 2013.
10 Research and Societal Outreach Assessing & Alleviating Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Brahmaputra BasinManaging dynamic river like Brahmaputra under climate change impacted water scenario is extremely challengingTemp increase by to 1.0 degreePrecipitation increase up to 20%Shifting of MonsoonHomogeneous clustering to reduce uncertainty in Climate Change PredictionIndigenous River Model BRAHMA (Braided River Aid: Hydrodynamic and Morphological Analyzer) is developed and applied with Optimization ModuleKalita H.M., Sarma A.K., and Bhattacharjya R.K, Evaluation of Optimal River Training Work using GA Based Linked Simulation Optimization Approach, Water Resource Management, 28, , 2014
11 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Among World's Top 100 Young UniversitiesNew Delhi, May 1, 2014IIT Guwahati has shown the way to the new siblingsThe young IIT from Assam has brought cheer to Indian academic institutionsOccupying a place among the top 100 YOUNG universities published by London-based Times Higher Education (THE) magazineYoung – under 50 years of agePlaced 87th in the ranking that analysed 800 new-breed universities from 29 countries, including the US and the UK.The magazine has started a separate ranking for universities two years agoFor below 50 years of ageSuggest which institutions have the potential to become the next generation’s Harvard or Oxford
12 Stratagem (Improvement of Rank) Research focus: Modern Manufacturing; Nanotechnology; Cancer Therapeutics; Creating new Fuels and Improved Energy Storage Systems; Improving Himalayan Habitat; Control of Flood and Land Erosion; Hydrology; Road and Infrastructure; etc.New-Pedagogy, such as, Flipped Learning and Education 3.0 have appeared in teaching strategiesGroup work is an essential part of this new style of learning and classes have to be designed to engage students in group work as much as possible.The strategy ensures success of Outcome Based Learning:Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in mathematics, scienceand engineeringGraduates will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments,interpret and analyze data, and report results
13 Community OutreachIIT Guwahati is the mentor Institute for IIIT Guwahati and IIIT ManipurIIT Guwahati is helping NIT Meghalaya and NIT Sikkim on several academic aspects of institute-buildingIIT Guwahati is associated with IIM ShillongIIT Guwahati is the mentor Institute for CIT KokrajharIIT Guwahati (RuTAG) has successfully set up a pilot project on production of Muga Silk fabric with power loom at the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) , Guwahati. Muga Silk is one of the costliest fabrics in the world obtained from Antheraea Assamensis.IIT Guwahati (RuTAG) has developed a low cost machine forproduction of compressed feed block fortified with micronutrients to supplement the feed for Yaks and Mithuns(only available in Arunachal, Nagaland and Manipur)Construction of Flyovers and laying Rail Track in N-E statesIITG is eager to start special MS program for the College Teachers of North East
14 Water-polo Match at IIT Guwahati Basketball Match at IIT Guwahati Education isthe manifestationof perfection already in man and characteris the test of thatmanifestationWater-polo Matchat IIT GuwahatiBasketball Matchat IIT Guwahati