Miranda House has setup a Multidisciplinary Research Centre, which acts as an ecosystem that promotes growth through research, innovation, product development and application of science and technology, while also providing a mechanism for technology transfer and patents. Multidisciplinary Research Centre (MRC) under interdisciplinary research initiatives have demonstrated academic support in all departments and have approval of the college’s Research policy. MRC research priorities and strategies of the individual departments by tackling cross-disciplinary challenges and creating a shared cross-departmental vision in key thematic areas with the following laboratories:
Faculty members from the science, social science and languagedepartments have been given formal recognition by the DU Board of Research Studies for independent supervision of Ph.D. students. The first independently guided Ph.D. thesis was submitted in 2015. At present more than 10 research scholars are working towards their Ph.D. thesis work in MRC.
Research groups at MRC have published more than 350 research papers in journals of high repute. Faculty from the Physics Department have published 01 USA Patent (Granted), 03 Indian Patent (published) and 03 Indian Patent (applied).
Research groups at MRC are working on the development of functional materials for various electronic devices including acoustic sensors, biosensors, gas sensors, and UV-photo detectors. They are also fabricating multiferroics and piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting besides development of surface acoustic wave devices and MEMS based micro-heaters. They have published They have successfully developed table top Surface Plasmon Resonance set up to study the optical properties of various materials and detection of bio-molecules, chemical species, and gases besides the realization of temperature and magnetic field sensors.
One of the main objectives of MRC is collaborations with the industry which will act as an ecosystem that shall promote growth through scientific research, innovation, product development and application of technology, while also providing a mechanism for technology transfer and patents. MRC aims to expand its existing collaboration with R&D organizations such as DRDO, ISRO, STARC, SCL, GAIL etc.
MRC primarily focuses on nano-technology, fabrication of sensors, transducers, MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical systems) devices, AI driven start-ups, green energy technologies, energy harvesting solutions etc. which need support for commercialization and further proliferation. These can act as a growth driver in the low-end spectrum of the incubation eco-system.
It also aims to develop its own entrepreneurship cum skill development cell where hands on experience through short term certification programs will be given to students of undergraduation and postgraduation.
|Processing equipment||Electrical characterization||Other characterization|
|RF & DC sputtering with Balanced & unbalanced magnetron||Keithley High Precession DMM||Ultra violet detector spectral response|
|Vacuum Thermal evaporation||Keysight, Picometer||Visible light detector spectral response|
|Sol-gel processing facility||Keithley Electrometers, Microvoltmeters||Surface plasmon resonance setup|
|Target and ceramic processing facility||Impedance Analyzer (C-V characteristics (20MHz))||Thermoelectric Set up|
|Electrophoretic film growth setup||Analog & digital storage oscilloscope||Chemical & Gas sensor test rig|
|Temp. controlled Furnaces 1400oC||Lock-in-amplifier||Electro-optic set up|
|Controlled Si etching setup for system||HP Pulse generator||Pump and Probe set up|
|Ultrasonic & plasma glow cleaning||Sun Simulator||Optical Power meter (pW-mW)|
|Optical microscope (1000 X)||Low frequency LCR meter (10mHz-100KHz)||UV, VIS, and IR filters|
|Evaporation furnace for nanostructures||Keithley source-measure unit||Processor control XYZ rotation|
|Spin Coater Units||Nanovoltmeter Keithley||Perkin-Elmer UV-Visible spectrophotometer|
|Spray Pyrolysis set up||Hall measurement set up||Optical Benches and Matrix board|