Research Highlights

Superhydrophobic Fabric

Faculty:Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal
Details: Flyash is a waste produced by burning of coal, which also possess a serious environmental concern. We have modified flyash to make it superhydrophobic and have used the same to impart water repellency to a fabric.
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Hierarchical Amphiphilic Fibrous Composites for Scaffolds

Faculty:Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal
Details: Recycled polystyrene non-woven microfibrous fabric has been composited with nanofibrous bacterial cellulose. The morphology resembles extracellulose matrix and amphiphility allows transport of media as well as attachment of cells.
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Herbal Antifungal Essential Oils Double Barrier Release

Faculty:Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal
Details: Three antifungal essential oils have been co-encapsulated in microcapsules and embedded in a nanofibrous matrix. This enables a slow and controlled release of oils for prolonged activity, while protecting the oils from denaturation.
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Antimicrobial Food Packaging

Faculty:Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal
Details: We created an antimicrobial food packaging by preparing a nanofibrous composite containing silver nanoparticles which showed a sustained activity. The tomatoes were preserved for over 30 day in normal room conditions.
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Carbon Nanofibres Anodes for Energy Storage

Faculty:Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal
Details: Cellulose nanofibers are pyrolzed to obtained carbon nanofibers. The in situ modification of cellulose nanofibers allows tunability of the electrochemical performance of carbon nanofibers as anodes for batteries.
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