NEW LABS @ THE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED SCIENCES (SAS)
On 27/09/23, 2 news labs belonging to the School of Advanced Sciences (SAS) were inaugurated (one each at PRP & MG Block) by our Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan in the august presence of Vice-Presidents Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, Dr. G.V. Selvam, Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr. Partha Sharathi Mallick, Registrar Dr. T. Jayabarathi, Dean of the School Dr. Arunai Nambiraj and various other teaching & non-teaching staff members
The common research lab at Pearl Research Park (PRP 321) is allotted to the departments of Chemistry and Physics. These labs have the facility to synthesize the materials and to characterize with some basic instrumentation facilities. The lab space has been allotted to 6 chemistry and 6 physics faculty members. Lab also has the seating arrangement to accommodate 40 research scholars to analyze the results.
The new lab in PRP will be used for the synthesis of transition metal oxides, sulphides, carbides, nitrides, selenides, etc. and their composites with carbon materials such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, etc. These materials will be used primarily as electro catalysts and photo catalysts for hydrogen production and degrading environmentally harmful dyes and pollutants. The lab is equipped with instruments for the synthesis and studies of these catalysts including fume hoods, furnaces, ovens, sonicators, photo-reactor chamber, etc.
The lab also consists of hot pressing which is mainly used to fabricate hard and brittle materials. Spin coating is used to deposit thin films of optical materials onto glass or other transparent substrates. These films can have specific optical properties, such as anti-reflective coatings, dielectric mirrors, or waveguides, which can be used as gas sensor, solar cell and self-cleaning smart windows. Hot air ovens find applications in research settings, particularly in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and material science. Metal polishing is a finishing method that uses an abrasive material to smooth surfaces. When polished, the surfaces of metallic objects are defect free and become more reflective and shinier, enhancing their properties. The lab is also equipped with Metal Polisher, Belt Grinder, Two Zone Tubular Furnace, Photo Catalytic Reactor, pH Meter and Source Meter.
The Mathematics lab at Gandhi Block-502 (Pi-Square) is a fusion of a research lab and a discussion hall. This consists of 20 computers of high configuration and two sophisticated workstations, loaded with the latest version of the MATLAB software. The discussion space is meant for short seminars, weekly seminars and research discussions. The sole objective of this research lab is to produce high quality research articles in top rated journals in the areas of Mathematics.
The School of Advanced Sciences offers Bachelors in Mathematics & Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Masters programmes in Chemistry, Physics, Data Sciences besides offering Integrated programmes in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. The school also offers Research programmes in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.