Facilities

The centre has the following well equipped laboratories


  • • Material chemistry laboratory
  • • Material characterization laboratory
  • • Material processing laboratory
  • • Material testing laboratory
  • • Undergraduate materials laboratory
Some of the facilities available in these laboratories include

Material Chemistry Lab


  • • Freeze Dryer.
  • • Specialised Polymerization Set-ups.
  • • Distillation Apparatus including Vacuum Distillation
  • • Rotary Vacuum Evaporator.
  • • Constant Temperature Baths.
  • • Deionized & Distilled Water Apparatus.
  • • Hot Air Ovens.
  • • Vacuum Ovens.
  • • High Precision Balances.
  • • High Speed Stirrer.
  • • Glove Box
  • • Spin Coater

Material characterization laboratory


  • • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • • Thermo-gravimetric Analyser (TGA)
  • • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • • FTIR Spectrometer
  • • Nanoparticle Analyzer
  • • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
  • • UV-Visible Spectrometer
  • • Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • • Zeta Sizer
  • • High-performance liquid chromatography.
  • • Atomic Force Microscopes
  • • Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS
  • • Optical microscopes with heating and cooling stage
  • • Optical emission spectroscopy
  • • Dynamic Contact angle measurement system
  • • Four Probe Electrical Conductivity Apparatus
  • • Vector Network Analyzer

Material Processing Lab


  • • Single-screw Extruder
  • • Twin-screw extruder
  • • Injection Moulding Machine.
  • • Compression Moulding Machine.
  • • 3D-Printing.
  • • Two-roll Mill.
  • • Chase Friction Dynamometer
  • • Batch Foaming unit
  • • Tool Grinding Machine.
  • • Scrap Grinding Machine.
  • • Pulveriser
  • • Plasma Coater
  • • Autoclave for Microcellular Foaming
  • • Micro-compounder
  • • Micro-injection Molding Machine
  • • HAAKE Film Blowing Unit
  • • Melt Flow Index Tester

Material testing laboratory


  • • Bohlin Capillary Rheometer
  • • Malvern parallel plate Rheometer
  • • Anton Paar M702 Rotational Rheometer
  • • Zwick-Z250-UTM with video extensometer
  • • Zwick Z-10-UTM
  • • MTS
  • • Polarized Light Optical Microscopy
  • • Aramis-GOM strain field analyzer
  • • Impact Tester
  • • Nanoindentation
  • • Micro and Nano-Hardness Testers

Undergraduate materials laboratory


  • • Tensile and compression testing machines
  • • Rolling mill
  • • High speed cutting machine
  • • Microhardness testing facility
  • • Optical microscopes
  • • X-Ray diffraction

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Lab - Jeol JEM - 1400 (Model); 120 KV


  • • Maximum point resolution - 0.4 nm
  • • Maximum magnification - 12 lacs
  • • Facilitated with EDX
  • • It can be used for a variety of metallic and non-metallic materials

Central Facilities for Materials Testing


  • • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
  • • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • • Atomic Force Microscope
  • • Raman Spectrometer
  • • Liquid Nitrogen Plant
  • • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
  • • Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer