Research and Consultancy
Research at Chandigarh University is nurtured through various academic programmes run by the departments and through sponsored programmes funded by national organizations and the industries. CU offers a plethora of opportunities for research funding in vibrant multidisciplinary environment. To support and cultivate a culture of excellence, Chandigarh University has established University Centre for Research & Development (UCRD). The UCRD facilitates and coordinates in a variety of research programmes, initiatives and activities that are available locally and internationally.
- 1200+Research papers published in National & International Journals
- 200+ Research papers presented in National & International Conferences/Symposium
- 50+ Departmental Research groups
- 25+ Patents field in short span of two years
At Chandigarh University, research is at the core of our approach to teaching and learning, and keeps our courses contemporary, relevant and cutting edge. The University Center for Research and Development (UCRD) is fully devoted to coordinating and encouraging research and consultancy activities among undergraduate students.
UCRD has established more than 50 research groups in various departments to promote andintegrate research in learning process. A research mentoring framework has been developed to ensure all research-active students have access to mentors. This gives students a confidential and supportive channel through which to discuss issues related to their research, professional and personal development.
UCRD has attracted increased funding and grants from national and international bodies, which is further being used to ensure students engage enthusiastically in chosen projects. Each year large numbers of our students work alongside academic staff on research projects that have won national and international competitions conducted by prestigious institutes/agencies.
Some of the major patents:
- Correcting the Bone Deformalities : Children born with deformed bones in the feet have to go through multiple painful sittings with an orthopedic where the foot is corrected through some given angle and then hard plastered. Then after the bone has set to this new orientation the plaster is removed and the repeated again correcting a little of the deformity at a time. The child is under pain during this process of plastering and through the bone setting process. This new three dimensional Orthosis for clubfoot takes care of the correcting the bone deformity without pain. The orthosis device is reusable, it has to be strapped to the feet of the child and then it is set into correcting position a bit by bit by setting screws every day. The orthosis is made of composite material and layered with bio- compatible material for comfortable use.
- Upgrading Public Sanitation: Public toilets are seldom clean. This device uses sensors to inform the cleaning crew that the toilet needs cleaning. This way the toilet can be maintain properly.
- Curing the Asthmatic Allergies : Noval Thiopene Antiasthmatic Compunds, Antiasthamatic medicines work in one of two ways, they are either anti-inflammatory or anti-allergic. This new novel composition is both anti- inflammatory and anti-allergic. This works better than the previous compounds.
- Monitoring Milk : Pure milk is one of the most nutritive food for humans. We get milk from various sources. One of the methods of milk procurement is through milk man who brings it to us every day. The measurement is done through a measuring cylinder and for each measurement there is a different cylinder. This device alleviates the need of carrying different cylinders for each measure. It is a portable device which can be used by milkmen to dispense correctly measured volume of milk from their barrels and it also keeps a track of the quantity of milk being dispensed.
- Improved Oral Drug Absorption Study Cell
- Hybrid Cooling Pad For Evaporative Cooler
- Ergonomically Designed Bicycle
& Many More
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development
FOSTERING INNOVATION & ENTREPRENUERSHIP
Chandigarh University focuses and promotes the culture of 'Creating Jobs', it stimulates and nurtures
inquisitive minds to shape their ideas in actual businesses. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Development Cell and Technology Business Incubator have created a unique platform which offer
students with an opportunity to get exposed to the process of entrepreneurship, through workshops,
live projects and knowledge-sharing with successful entrepreneurs.
At the University you will have constant support of industry trained faculty which will guide you through critical know-how and application of your ideas. We provide a platform where you can launch your business in real world.
A) CU -INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL (IEDC)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell at Chandigarh University is a mechanism to help build up and ramp- up entrepreneurship programs and help create a constant flow of high impact world class activities designed to facilitate success in the real world. The IEDC of the University provides a platform for the students and faculty members with innovative ideas for the betterment of the society by providing them with infrastructure to transform their ideas into products and services. IEDC at the University is committed to the cause of nurturing the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills in the students.
- CU-IEDC has successfully created 5 prototypes in short span of 1 year, these include e- security applications for mobile, carb bench, green sync and more.
- Seed money of Rs.1 lakh being offered for every selected idea to product creation.
- Advice from faculty and subject experts on technology issues.
- Regular Interaction with successful entrepreneurs.
- Discussions on problem-solving to maintain high motivational levels.
- Critical knowledge of the market and developing skills to observe and articulate business propositions
B) CU -TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR (CU-TBI)
Technology Business Incubator (TBI) is an initiative of Chandigarh University to provide business services among its faculty, alumni and students. CUTBI aims at nurturing entrepreneurship skills, create self-employment, product development and manufacturing in line with the social objectives of Government of India. It is an innovative setup which will empower people of the region to start their own ventures. Our focus will be to energize entrepreneurship in academia through innovation.
- 5 companies established in only 9 months
- Program and curriculum designed specifically to focus on the practical aspects of entrepreneurship which assists from idea incubation to logical conclusion
- First-hand experience with Entrepreneurs and industry Experts for mentoring and execution.
- Assistance in Business Plans pitching to investors for further investments and capital growth.
- TBI operates on a much lower fee structure as compared to most similar institutions and create a life-time network for participants.
START-UPS AT CU
BOOK LAE INDIA
An Online portal where students can exchange and sell books, this unique concept will facilitate students Pan- India
Market Research and Consultancy Company, have been working closely with National Pest Control and other organization for market surveys and product solutions.
7 DAY STUDIO
Animation and production studio working on pre-production, production and concept creation for local businesses
National Exposure through Talent Evaluation Program
ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Our students learn from the best – illustrious faculty with passion for their expert areas which furthers the
research, academic excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation.
CU researchers are working in some of the thrust areas like advanced materials, biomedical engineering, clean energy and environment, computational biology, intelligent systems, micro-nanotechnology, wireless and broadband communication to name a few. The University has collaborated with leading universities and renowned institutes across the world. Students will be involved in exciting and interesting projects at the very edge of our current knowledge in these areas. CU offers a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment to both students and staff, which includes:
Department: Electronics & Communication Engineering
- VLSI: Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip. As microprocessors become more complex due to technology scaling, microprocessor designers have encountered several challenges which force them to think beyond the design plane
- Fiber Optics: A fiber optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. Because of much greater bandwidth than metal cables, Fiber optic cables have attracted immense research in the recent years.
- Image Processing: In imaging science, image processing is processing of images using mathematical operations by using any form of signal processing for which the input is an image, a series of images, or a video, such as a photograph or video frame; the output of image processing may be either an image or a set of characteristics or parameters related to the image. Image processing has also gained much broader scopes due to the ever growing importance of scientific visualization (of often large-scale complex scientific/experimental data)
- Signal Processing: Signal processing is an enabling technology that encompasses the fundamental theory, applications, algorithms, and implementations of processing or transferring information contained in many different physical, symbolic, or abstract formats broadly designated as signals. Signal processing uses mathematical, statistical, computational, heuristic, and linguistic representations, formalisms, and techniques for representation, modeling, analysis, synthesis, discovery, recovery, sensing, acquisition, extraction, learning, security, or forensics.
- Soft Computing & Antenna: The ability of soft computing techniques to tackle computationally intensive nonlinear problems finds a niche in the field of antenna engineering. The advances in wireless and mobile communication, for example, have resulted in a demand for high-performance, compact, lightweight, and reconfigurable real-time antenna designs. Such optimized design objectives in practice can be readily addressed by various soft computing techniques.
Department: Computer Science & Engineering
- Digital Image Processing and Applications: Digital image processing is the use of computer algorithms to perform image processing on digital images. As a subcategory or field of digital signal processing, digital image processing has many advantages over analog image processing. It allows a much wider range of algorithms (Neural Networks, Fuzzy logic, Genetic Algorithms, Biometrics) to be applied to the input data and can avoid problems such as the build-up of noise and signal distortion during processing.
- Networking & Wireless Communications: Wireless networking is a method by which homes, telecommunications networks and enterprise (business) installations avoid the costly process of introducing cables into a building, or as a connection between various equipment locations. Wireless telecommunications networks are generally implemented and administered by Optimizing Routing protocols, Clustering Techniques, MANETS, VANETS using radio communication.
- Software Engineering: Software engineering is an engineering branch associated with development of software product using well-defined scientific principles, methods and procedures via means of Component Based Software Engineering, Software Prototyping, Optimization. The outcome of software engineering is an efficient and reliable software product.
- Renewable Energy: Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In contrast, the many types of renewable energy resources-such as wind and solar energy-are constantly replenished and will never run out. Particularly, domains of renewable energy like Solar thermal technologies and solar photovoltaic systems; Design of solar hot water systems, Dryers, space heating / cooling system have attracted immense research in the recent years.
- Power System Stability Analysis: Power system engineering is mainly concerned with the production of electrical power and its transmission from the sending end to the receiving end as per consumer requirements, incurring minimum amount of losses. The power at the consumer end is often subjected to changes due to the variation of load or due to disturbances induced within the length of transmission line. For this reason the term power system stability in terms of Steady State; Transient; Dynamic Stability is of utmost importance in this field, and is used to define the ability of the of the system to bring back its operation to steady state condition within minimum possible time after having undergone some sort of transience or disturbance in the line.
- Thermal: Thermal engineering involves heating or cooling of processes, equipment, or enclosed environments are within the purview of thermal engineering. The research areas including Micro Fluidics, Micro-Scale Heat Transfer, Magneto- rheological Fluids have attracted immense recently in the Thermal engineering.
- Design: The Design faculty and students are involved in a range of research topics such as Robotics, CFD that integrate basic studies leading to a fundamental understanding of mechanical systems and the design process, including the development of applications meeting industrial needs.
- Manufacturing: The Manufacturing group focuses concurrently on fundamental research NTM (EDM), Bio- Mechanics and the commercially feasible development of manufacturing processes and systems that enable the high-value products of tomorrow.
- Materials: Materials are crucial to the performance and reliability of virtually every technology and the vitality and health of any living organism. The central theme of materials science and engineering is that the process by which a material comes into being determines its structure, which in turn controls its properties and ultimately its functional performance. Particularly, Composites materials are of particular interest to science community due to extraordinary properties.
- Highway Engineering: Highway engineering is an engineering discipline branching from civil engineering that involves the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, bridges, and tunnels to ensure safe and effective transportation of people and goods. A highway pavement is a structure consisting of superimposed layers of processed materials above the natural soil sub-grade, whose primary function is to distribute the applied vehicle loads to the sub-grade and because of its high importance in Civil engineering, it is attracting of immense research currently.
- Structural Engineering (Structural Analysis & Design of Buildings): Structural analysis and design are grounded in fundamental principles of solid mechanics, which form an essential component of a structural engineer's education and research. Here, modern analytical techniques (e.g., finite elements) are used to predict behavior of new structures and to analyze failures in existing structures like buildings, bridges, and other structures constructed from various materials (concrete, steel, timber, masonry, and reinforced plastics).
- Environmental Engineering: Solid waste was already a problem long before water and air pollution issues attracted public attention. Due to the invention of new products, technologies and services the quantity and quality of the waste have changed over the years. Waste characteristics not only depend on income, culture and geography but also on a society's economy and, situations like disasters that affect that economy.
- Catalyst Development: Research is focused on developing chemical catalysis platform technologies with the aim of engineering perfected processes. The team focuses on selective catalysis and stability to create a catalytic toolbox.
- Polymer Science & Technology: Polymers, giant molecules comprised of tens to thousands of chemical repeating units, constitute one of the largest segments of the chemical and materials industries. Linear and branched macromolecules are synthesized using a variety of polymerization techniques leading to well-defined molecular structures. These architectures provide access to physical properties ranging from viscoelastic fluids to soft and stiff gels, glassy and semi-crystalline solids, and a host of solution states. Applications for such contemporary materials span drug delivery to bio-renewable elastomers to nanostructured products for use in water purification, semiconductor manufacturing, ion bearing membranes and tough commodity plastics. The polymer program provides a comprehensive approach to solving fundamental polymer-based problems through the design and characterization of model materials, especially self-assembling block polymers, blends, composites and solutions, augmented by theory and simulation.
- Environment Engineering: Research is focused on the development of alternative sustainable technologies focusing on water and wastewater treatment and reuse; treatment, reuse and disposal of waste; pollution prevention; sustainability and environmental safety; recent developments on green chemistry; alternative methods of remediation of environmental accidents including but not limited to oil spills in water bodies and nuclear accidents.
- Adsorption Studies: Research concerns the study of the molecular mechanisms that control adsorption processes in porous materials and the design of new porous systems based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with an aim to exploit the new opportunities these materials can offer compared with classical ones.
- Chemical Process Optimization: Optimization is a central theme that impacts most areas of process systems engineering including process design, process control, process operations and scheduling, and parameter estimation. The primary goals of this course are to provide an overview of state-of-the-art optimization algorithms, the theoretical principles that underpin them, and their use for solving several types of practically relevant optimization problems arising in process systems engineering.
- Biodiesel: Biomass is plant material—fast-growing trees and grasses, grains, corn, sugar cane, wood scrap, even woody leaves and stalks and garbage. It is a sun-dependent renewable feedstock that can be used to produce biofuel. Biodiesel is also inherently cleaner than fossil-fuel diesel is source of attraction to researchers.
- Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium Studies and Extraction: Because of the prediction of vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) may serve as a cheap alternative method to the experimental measurements of VLE which is especially true for high pressure where it requires expensive equipment to measure VLE as compared with the low pressure experiments, it is important area of research in petroleum engineering.
- Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Research focuses on development of a set of techniques used to improve the recovery of hydrocarbons from oil and gas fields. There are three main techniques used to enhance recovery: miscible flooding, chemical flooding and thermal recovery. Depending the field, enhanced recovery techniques can significantly extend the commercial life of the field and the amount of oil or gas recovered. Hole Cleaning and Stuck Pipe Prevention: Research is to emphasize the value of good observation of the well bore behaviour, and investigate the various sticking mechanisms and root causes for Stuck Pipe Prevention and Hole Cleaning.
- Gas Hydrates: Gas hydrates are a naturally occurring, solid form of methane gas combined with water. They sequester large amounts of methane, making them a potentially significant source for natural gas around the world. Current research is focused towards gas hydrate exploration and production.
- Catalytic Refining: Petroleum refining research is primarily focused on development of novel catalysts and improved processes for production of transportation fuels and value-added products with particular attention to their synthesis, characterization and evaluation.
- Geochemistry: Research focus is to apply and provide cutting-edge research on processes related to petroleum (oil, gas, and asphalt) generation, migration, and entrapment, and the consequences of these processes on petroleum type, quantity, quality, and location. The objective is to strengthen the scientific credibility of realizing and assessing undiscovered conventional and unconventional petroleum resources at a national and global level, and to formulate a better understanding and strategic use of petroleum resources.
- Food Biotech: The research focuses on research and development of food, with a special emphasis on using biotechnology to improve food quality to increase the value of commercial products as well as to make process improvements with an aim to be a solution provider to the food industry.
- Bioremediation: Bioremediation is broadly defined as using biology to clean up or remove contaminants from the environment. Since microbes catalyze so many geochemical reactions, bioremediation potential is most often dictated by the physiological requirements of microbial growth and metabolism. During natural attenuation, contamination is left in the environment to be degraded without interference. Through bio-stimulation, humans may also accelerate microbial contaminant removal by adding nutrients or other growth substrates such as oxygen. The research objective is to investigate microbial ecology (the abundance, distribution, diversity of microbes present) in order to enhance the ability to clean up or remediate.
- Cognitive Disorders: Cognitive disorders are a category of mental health disorders that primarily affect learning, memory, perception, and problem solving, and include amnesia, dementia, and delirium. Formulation Development: Our research efforts are focused towards the development of Pharmaceuticals ranging from immediate release formulations for oral administration to alternative dosage designs and controlled release formulations, aided by state-of-he-art technology and equipment, keeping in mind the risk assessments and subsequent statistically designed experimentation for understanding the parameters and quality attributes that impact the clinical performance and safety of formulations, manufacturability of dosage forms, and stability in primary packaging.
- Nutraceuticals: The focus of the Nutraceuticals Research is currently on edible fats and oils, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules and their effects on intermediary metabolism to delineate the role of these factors in chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, mental health, respiratory diseases and other inflammatory conditions.
- Nano Material: Research efforts are focused towards applications of nanomaterial as Sensors and Semi-conductors in order to explore them in context of advanced applications.
- Crystal Growth: Crystal growth involves a variety of research fields ranging from surface physics, crystallography, and material sciences to condenser mater physics. Though it has been studied extensively more than 100 years, and because of an important role of crystal growth, both theoretical and experimental aspects are attracting immense research.
- Nuclear science: Research focus is related to nuclear technologies (reactors and accelerator-driven systems), reliability and risk assessment, and advanced modeling techniques for reactor simulation and energy systems.
- Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Synthesis of antibiotics & drugs): As chemical synthesis enabled the development of the first antibacterial substances, organo arsenicals and sulfa drugs, but these were soon outshone by a host of more powerful and vastly more complex antibiotics from nature: penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline, and erythromycin, among others. Therefore, our research efforts are focused towards synthesis of advanced antibiotics as well as drugs through chemical synthesis.
- Inorganic Chemistry (Organo-metalics; Coordination complexes): This research area focus on the research of Bioinorganic chemistry, design of antitumor drugs, modeling of active sites of metalloenzymes, design of catalysts for hydrocarbon oxidation, studies on intermediates in non-heme oxygenase chemistry, design of NO-donors for photodynamic therapy.
- Materials Chemistry: Current efforts include the development of Bio-based polymer composites as well as Flame retardant composites via fundamental understanding of chemistry of the materials.
- Organic Chemistry (Green Synthesis; Testing of Biological Activities): The Organic and Organometallic Chemistry research group researches new synthetic methods, reagents and catalysts, and develops reactive intermediates aimed at the sustainable use of chemicals. The mechanistic understanding of reactions and catalytic processes is pursued experimentally and computationally. The fundamental research focuses on:
- Fixed Point Theory: The research focuses on research of fixed point theory. The theory of fixed points has been revealed as a major, powerful and important tool in the study of nonlinear phenomena. Fixed point theory has been applied in such diverse fields as Differential Equations, Topology, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Game Theory, Physics, Dynamics, Optimal Control, and Functional Analysis. Recent rapid development of efficient techniques for computing fixed points has enormously increased the usefulness of the theory of fixed points for applications.
- Fuzzy Set System: In mathematics fuzzy sets have triggered new research topics in connection with category theory, topology, algebra, analysis. Fuzzy sets are also part of a recent trend in the study of generalized measures and integrals, and are combined with statistical methods.
- Android: Our research has particular focus on Mobile App Development and optimizing its performance and compatibility.
- Web Development: A small selection of web design, usability, and accessibility related results of research, most of them derived from Human Factors. In the domain of web development, we focus on the hot research topics like Web Development and Services as well as Cloud Computing.
- Hospitality and Tourism (Hotel Management; Airlines and Tourism Management): This research aims not only to help reduce the negative impacts and enhance the positive impacts of the visitor economy, but also to critically engage with existing theory, research and practice.
- Business Analytics: Our research expertise include the quantitative modeling, analysis and testing of various problems and issues arising in the contexts of finance, business, economics and the social sciences.
- Banking and Financial Engineering: Our research efforts are focused towards use of mathematics and the practice of programming and financial theory with particular focus on the topics including Tally, Finacle and Shares and stock Trading.
- Human Resource Management: Our research includes using cloud technology, knowledge management, personalized approach through social media, employee behavior analysis for topics including Leadership, Motivation, Team Building, Stress/Time Management.
- Marketing: Marketing research has come to the fore, as organizations are tapping into customer data and insights not only to better connect with target audiences, but also to develop winning business strategies. We focus on the topics like Sales and Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Market Research/Surveys
Department: Electrical Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Department: Civil Engineering
Department: Chemical Engineering
Department: Petroleum Engineering
Department: Applied Science - Physics Group
Centre of Research in Material Science and Nano Technology
Department: Applied Science - Chemistry Group
Department: Applied Science - Mathematics
>Department: Hotel Management, Airlines and Tourism Management
Department: Business Management
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT CELL (IPRC)
Intellectual property (IP) contributes enormously to our national and state economies. Dozens of industries across our economy rely on the adequate enforcement of their patents, trademarks, and copyrights, while consumers use IP to ensure they are purchasing safe, guaranteed products. Keeping the present scenario in mind where intellectual property rights is being increasingly linked to innovation and creativity, the University has established exclusive cell to encourage the spirit of innovation amongst its staff and students. The cell covers industrial property viz. patents, designs, copyright, trademarks, besides, addressing issues relating to sponsored projects/ setting up of ventures by staff and students.
IDEA TO ENTERPRISE!
Idea to enterprise is an initiative by Intellectual Property Rights Cell of Chandigarh University, under which students have registered more than 1300 ideas in one year. Students will be further guided for execution and implementation of these ideas to transform into a business venture or patents.
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Chandigarh University offers effective consultancy service which enables the University to share its knowledge with industry, public sector and government which further makes a direct impact on Society. Our academic experts can help you identify new ways of working, diagnose and solve your technical issues and use cutting edge technologies to improve your existing products and provide intelligent analysis of your data and information to meet your business needs.
We provide flexible solutions with our diverse range of skills, our academics – available as individual subject specialists and multi-disciplinary teams - can cover everything from business strategy development to complex technical issues over the short or long term.
- Technical and creative solutions to specific business problems
- Develop new ideas, products or processes or Validate existing products or processes
- Expert advice by area experts
- Managed access to University technical facilities
- Development of bespoke customized training programs
- Brand & Marketing Solutions, Strategic planning
With over 1000 academic experts undertaking research in a wide range of disciplines, the Chandigarh University (CU) academic expertise is sourced and valued by organizations around the world, ranging from SMEs to multinational organizations and from governments to international development agencies. These world class academic consultants can provide a short-term, flexible, high-value resource offering their expertise, knowledge and opinion to help solve the intellectual and practical challenges posed by industry and governments.
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