Dr. K. C. Patel Research and Development Centre
The Research and Development Centre was established in January 2007 to undertake R&D work in the emerging areas of Science and Technology like Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, ICT, Soft Computing and others. It is named after late Dr. K C Patel, former Vice Chancellor of Sardar Patel University and a Nuclear Scientist of repute. He was also the President of Shri Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal.
The Guiding Principles
To become an internationally acclaimed research centre
To undertake socially relevant research in emerging areas of Science and Technology
Human resources at KRADLE consist of core faculty, supporting staff and Ph.D. students. Dr. T K Chaudhuri is leading the centre as the Head.
Dr. Kinnari Parekh, Dr. Anjana Kothari and Dr. Sachin Joshi are working as scientists. Dr. Jaymin Ray has joined KRADLE as a Research Associate.
The research scholars Mr. Prashant Ghadiya, Mr. Mitesh Patel, Mr. Jaykumar Patel, Ms. Nidhi Parikh Ms. Vamangi Pandya and Mr. Dhaval Vankhede are working under various project grants for their doctoral thesis.
Current Research Areas
The scientists’ and research students of KRADLE working on specific topics of different research areas are as follow:
Research staff of KRADLE has earned several research grants from various Government funding agencies.
Centre is working on seven on-going research projects of cost Rs. 475 lakh. Moreover, scientists’ have submitted various research projects of total cost Rs. 375 lakh to the funding agencies such as Solar Mission, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology. Few of these proposed projects are presented during the year 2013 – 2014.
On-going: (Rs. 430 lakhs)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|Inkjet printing of Inorganic thin films for Solar Photovoltaics (T K Chaudhuri, Anjana Kothari )||Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI), DST, GoI||73|
|Up-scaling of tailor made magnetic fluids and its characterization for different applications: Coolant, Damper, Seal, etc. (Kinnari Parekh, R V Upadhyay, Rucha Desai )||Technology Development Programme, DST, GoI||283|
|100kW Roof-top Grid-tied Solar Power System for CHARUSAT Campus|
(T K Chaudhuri)
|Solution grown Cu2SnS3 thin films for solar cells, (T K Chaudhuri, T Shripathy)||UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore||6|
|Supramolecular hydrogels an efficient carrier for sustained/targeted delivery of biomedicinal polyoxometalates (Sachin Joshi )||Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme, DST, GoI||23|
|Thermal conductivity of nanofluids: Potential application in heat transfer devices (Kinnari Parekh, Sachin Joshi)||Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Gujarat||3.75|
Under active-consideration: (Rs. 142 lakhs)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|Studies on light harvesting properties of solution processed ZnO nanostructures (Anjana Kothari, T K Chaudhuri)||Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI), DST, GoI||70|
|Development of solution-based nanostructured PbS/ZnO composite gas sensors (Anjana Kothari)||Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme, DST, GoI||28|
|Screening of ten local sawdust as an absorbent for the removal of waste water and its use as fuel (Sachin Joshi, Bragdish Iyer)||Department of Biotechnology, GoI||33|
|Flash evaporated kesterite CZTS thin films for solar cells (Dr. Jaymin Ray)||Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme, DST, GoI||11|
For details, consultancy, projects and collaboration, contact: Dr. T K Chaudhuri
Landline: 02697 248285