Research at SiliconTech

A mix of experienced faculty members, young researchers, and students at SiliconTech collaborate actively with researchers from across the globe and diverse disciplines to address fundamental questions and a range of problems in science and technology.

An in-house research proposal scheme promotes scientific investigations in any area of science or engineering. Funding, as seed money, is given to faculty members to start projects and promote industry-academia collaborations.

189

SCI/Scopus Indexed journals placed

95

Journals with high impact factor

111

Conference proceedings

37

Books/book chapters

Research Domains

The Research Center has strong groups in the domains of data science, optical sensors, power electronics and systems, signal processing, VLSI and wireless sensor networks.

Data Science

The research focus in Data Science is on extracting actionable information from varied forms of data and presenting solutions to many real-world problems. The efforts include research on applying scientific methods mostly from machine learning, empirical sciences, statistics, data mining, and big data analytics on varied application domains. READ MORE

Optical Sensors

Research in the Optical Sensor facility works on various fields of optical sensors, including fiber optics sensors, forward-looking infrared imaging, and distributed sensing. The research team focuses on developing fiber optics sensors for civil applications, high-temperature monitoring, biomedical engineering, and security applications. SiliconTech is constantly exploring new avenues in the field of high-precision optical sensors, like Fiber-Bragg grating sensors. READ MORE

Power Electronics and Systems

The research thrust in the Power Systems and Electronics domain is on processing and conversion of electrical energy. The research team focuses on solutions for the reliable and efficient operation of interconnected power systems with large-scale integration of renewable energy. We work to modernize the electric grid to a Smart grid with bidirectional communication, catering to both the customer and grid operator requirements. READ MORE

Signal Processing

The Signal Processing research group primarily aims to design and develop efficient algorithms to resolve real-time and offline issues related to single and multi-dimensional signals/systems. The focus is on data integration, techniques, and tools for efficient knowledge discovery to aid decision-making processes in association with information extraction and computational intelligence. The work is in diverse areas such as speech, audio and image processing, computer vision, and video processing, etc. READ MORE

VLSI

The VLSI group focuses on research in the area of CMOS integrated circuits and electronic system design. It aims to contribute to making India technologically independent in the semiconductor industry. Some of the research includes developing microcontrollers for use in low-power IoT-based applications, analog IP blocks for an ultra-efficient neuromorphic processor, and a power management solution for the LED lighting industry, etc. READ MORE

Wireless Sensor Networks

The research in the Wireless Sensor Networks domain is on the design and development of new environment friendly products and solutions to enhance the quality of life of individuals. It focuses on prototyping and developing sensor related technologies for wireless networks to serve diverse real life applications. These include research on a smart IoT model for acute stroke avoidance, an IoT-based detection model for the level of autism, an IoT-based system for patient monitoring, etc. READ MORE

Research Collaborations

Successful collaborations with academia, industry and governmental organizations are fundamental to SiliconTech’s research enterprise. Active partnerships with researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds aid critical research in new directions and deepen existing scholarship to advance knowledge and innovations in science and technology.

Collaborations provide access to resources, expertise, and global networks that increase funding opportunities and support strategic and capacity-building efforts of the research community at SiliconTech. Students get a chance to work with experts and advance their scientific careers.

SL.NO Research Focus Partner Organization DOMAIN RESEARCH LEAD DURATION
01. Developing hardware and software solutions in the IoT domain, new technologies and marketable products in IoT and Industry 4.0. Phoenix Robotix Pvt. Ltd. IoT Dr. Ambarish G. Mohapatra, Senior Assistant Professor Sep 2020 – 2025
02. Developing standard mixed-signal IP blocks such as voltage references and regulators. Boston Microtechnology LLC VLSI Dr. Saroj Rout, Adjunct Professor Jun 2020 – 2023
03. Cost minimization based multi-stage PMU installation strategy considering energy industry perspective NIT Durgapur Power System Monitoring Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji, Assistant Professor Dec 2020 – 2023
04. Design and development of Fibre Bragg Grating Based Cardiac Probe for MRI Environment Indian Institute of Technology, Patna Fiber Optics Sensor Dr. Ambarish G. Mohapatra, Senior Assistant Professor Nov 2019 - 2021

DEPARTMENT, PARTNER ORGANIZATION

SRPS Funded Projects

Design and development of a metal-packaged FBG sensor for the monitoring of cracks in civil engineering applications.
FIBRE OPTICS SENSORS

The objective of this research is to design and develop a metallic FBG sensor element which can be fitted to any flat civil construction. The sensor calibration and study of sensor characteristics such as sensitivity, accuracy, hysteresis, resolution and reproducibility are also planned to be carried out in the project.

Budget Allocated: ₹40,000

Duration: December 2020 to June 2021

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ambarish Gajendra Mohapatra , Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr.Kamalakanta Satpathy, Assistant Professor, BSH

Studies on the convective heat transfer in Nanofluids
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS

Investigator: Dr. Kamalakanta Satpathy

The Brownian motion of the nanoparticles in nanofluid is one of the potential contributors to enhance effective thermal conductivity. The mechanisms that might contribute to this enhancement are the subject of considerable discussion and debate. Towards this, the mixing as well as other hydrodynamics and thermal effects associated with the Brownian motion in the nanofluid will be numerically studied.

Numerical Approach:

  • CAD design of the numerical model has been completed.
  • The study of heat transfer analysis is under investigation.
Real-time Dark Image Enhancement in the Presence of High Intensity Optical Sources for Better Night Driving Performance, 01 Jan – Present, 2021
IMAGE PROCESSING

The project aims to develop an algorithm which can not only enhance the dark regions of an image but at the same time effectively manipulate the local contrast of the bright regions for proper overall enhancement of an image without any significant loss of original information.

Budget Allocated: ₹48,600

Duration: January - June 2021

Principal Investigator: Dr. Aditya Acharya, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: Mr. Nihar Ranjan Panda, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Design and development of a metal-packaged FBG sensor for the monitoring of cracks in civil engineering applications
FIBRE OPTICS SENSORS

To study the characteristics of PDMS polymer embedded FBG sensor elements and develop a LabVIEW Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the acquisition/processing of real-time signals.

Budget Allocated: ₹50,000

Duration: October 2019 to November 2020 (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ambarish Gajendra Mohapatra , Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: NIL

Design of Grid-Connected Inverter
POWER ELECTRONICS CONVERTER DESIGN POWER SYSTEM ENGINEERING

Grid connected inverters are the necessities of the present power system as the integration of renewable energy is increasing. Grid connected inverters will provide a mechanism to integrate the DC power produced by wind, solar and various other resources, which can be connected with storage like batteries, into the AC power system.

Budget Allocated: ₹38,000

Duration: June - December 2021

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rajan Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: Mr. Jagadish Patra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering & Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Energy Monitoring System of Silicon
POWER SYSTEM ENGINEERING

Scheduling of power for different sources is vital for the economic operation of the grid. This project aims to provide an effective means to monitor the load consumption pattern of any system online from any location. Objective of the project is to create a smart energy meter with internet connectivity for real-time monitoring.
Budget Allocated: ₹21,000

Duration: October 2019 to February 2021(Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rajan Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramaprasad Panda, Additional Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering & Dr. Tapas Kumar Maji, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Characterization of FBG sensor and preliminary interrogation technique.
FIBRE OPTICS SENSORS

The proposed work has two objectives. The first objective is to design and develop a suspension bridge model. The second objective is to develop a GUI based approach to visualize the strain and deformation profile of the suspension bridge using FBG sensor data.

Budget Allocated: ₹50,000

Duration: September 2018 to March 2019 (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ambarish Gajendra Mohapatra, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: Mr. Tarini Ch. Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

‘SAYAS’ – A Real Time Cloud-Based Bus Management System Using IoT
INTERNET OF THINGS

This project aims to help our students and staffs to get the location of another college bus which passes through the nearby area, they will be able to get the real-time location of the bus and also the expected time of arrival along with notifications of bus arrival and notification to the parents about their child leaving and entering in any of these buses.

Budget Allocated: ₹40,000

Duration: July 2017 to December 2018 (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Samaleswari Prasad Nayak, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: NIL

WSN Design for Precision Agriculture
PRECISION AGRICULTURE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

The overall goal of the research and development work is to develop WSN nodes for the acquisition of real-time agriculture parameters. The WSN nodes are developed and deployed in the test field and different agriculture parameters are acquired to develop a Site and Crop Specific Irrigation Scheduling Decision Support System (DSS) model.

Budget Allocated: ₹50,000

Duration: May - November 2015 (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ambarish Gajendra Mohapatra, Sr. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: NIL

Smart Eye for Monitoring and Control of Plant Conditions
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

The primary objective of the proposed project is to develop an embedded platform which can be used to monitor plant health using a real-time image processing approach. A prototype system was developed to test plant health for the prediction of crop yield.

Budget Allocated: ₹50,000

Duration: May - November 2015 (Completed)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ambarish Gajendra Mohapatra, Sr. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator: NIL

Ph.D. Opportunities

SiliconTech, Bhubaneswar, is a Nodal Center for research under the state technical university, Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha. More than 55% of our faculty have a Ph.D. with extensive research experience. Interested students can register for Ph.D. at BPUT and do their course and thesis work under faculty guidance in Silicon Tech.

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Write to Dr.Jayashree Das

Dean Research,

for further enquiries on research at Silicon.

research@silicon.ac.in

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