Materials Chemistry


The mission of this department is to perform high quality basic and technology oriented research in the frontier areas of colloids and functional materials. This department has brought scientist together with different background (ranging from physics, chemistry to metallurgy) to carry out cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research to target the underpinning problems in the area of colloids, bio-materials, energy materials, hierarchical nanostructures, polymers, functional-inorganic materials, hybrid materials and coatings.

Department is well equipped with advanced instruments needed to synthesize, characterize and measure: physico-chemical, mechanical, electrical, optical and catalytic properties etc. of such functional materials. It is also actively involved to offer short courses on colloids & materials chemistry and training courses on instrumentation.

  • Colloids
  • Environmental Materials
  • Catalysis
  • Coatings
  • Nonmaterial
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting
  • Supramolecular Photochemistry