Friday, 23 October 2020

Dr C.V. Yelamaggad has been bestowed the CRSI bronze medal

 Dr. C. V. Yelamaggad, FRSC, has been selected for the prestigious Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal 2021 for his remarkable contributions to research in chemistry. The Medal will be presented to him at the 27th /28th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry.


DST-CeNS develops a comfortable face mask which allows breathability

DST-CeNS develops a comfortable face mask which allows breathability Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

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CeNS transfers a face mask design to Camellia Clothing Ltd. for mass production

With the increase of active COVID cases in India and other countries, it is strongly recommended to have face masks advised for the general public. While the healthcare professionals can use the special and high technical quality medical masks, for the general public, a mask with moderate filtering efficiency should suffice, provided one need not compromise comfort particularly during wearing for long hours.

A team of researchers at Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), Bangalore, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology, have developed a cup-shaped design (patent filed) of the mask, that helps to create enough space in front of the mouth while speaking. This snug fit mask causes no speech distortion, no fogging on glasses, and indeed,packs well all around leaving practically no room for leakage while breathing. Another important advantage is its high breathability allowing one to wear without any discomfort. Further, the researchers have chosen thefabric layers such that there is a possibility of deactivating pathogens sheerly by the electric charges that may prevail under mild friction due to triboelectric nature of the fabric. These advanced level tests are being carried out.

CeNS has transferred this technology to Camellia Clothing Ltd., a Bangalore based garment company, established a couple of decades ago. The company wishes to produce and sell around one lakh mask per day through different distribution channels throughout India.

CeNS transfers a face mask

CeNS received "Best Exhibitor Award for the year 2020"at Bangalore India Nano

CeNS stall bagged “Best Exhibitor Award for the Year 2020” in the category of Interactive and Best Managed Stall


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Mr Ramesh Chandra Sahoo received Best poster award at Bangalore India Nano

Mr. Ramesh Chandra Sahoo has been awarded the “Best Poster Presentation Award” for his poster entitled "Role of Transition Metals in Layered Double Hydroxides for Differentiating the Oxygen Evolution and Nonenzymatic Glucose Sensing" at 11th Bangalore India Nano


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Mr Indrajit Mondal awarded the "Best poster award" at Bangalore India Nano

Mr. Indrajit Mondal has been awarded the “Best Poster Presentation Award” for his poster entitled "SnO2 coated large area Aluminum micromesh aslow-cost transparent conducting electrode for liquid crystal-based smartwindow" at 11th Bangalore India Nano.



Dr. C. V. Yelamaggad elected as a Executive Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry - London

Dr. C. V. Yelamaggad elected as a Executive Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry - London, India (Deccan Local Section) on 1st February 2020.


CeNS at IISF-2019

This year Dr. Sanjay K Varshney, Dr. B. N. Veerabhadraswamy, and Mr. Alex C. represented CeNS participation at the prestigious 5th International India Science Festival (IISF-2019) that was held at Kolkata during 5-8 Nov 2019. At the “Mega Science, Technology and Industrial Expo,” the team headed by Dr. Sanjay put up a stall and exhibited three prototypes, namely, Luminescence - based light Sensor, Invisible EMI shield and Hydrogen generator, all developed by CeNS researchers based on their lab-level findings. The team also put up posters that highlighted the outcome of the latest research programs as well as the Centre’s outreach activities. Industry personnel, research scholars, school students, and the general public visited the stall and actively interacted with the CeNS team. The visitors were very appreciative of the Centre’s efforts to transform laboratory research into the technologically important devices.


Dr. Pralay Santra becomes a member of Inaugural Early Career Advisory Board of ChemNanoMat

Dr. Pralay Santra has been inducted into the Inaugural Early Career Advisory Board of ChemNanoMat from 2020 onwards following an invitation from the chairs of the Editorial Board of the journal. ChemNanoMat publishes primary research papers and review articles on all aspects of the chemistry of nanomaterials and their interdisciplinary applications. It is published on behalf of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society. The current impact factor is 3.4

The list of the board members can be found here