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Forging the way forward

The Institutions of Eminence scheme has been launched by the Government of India to empower Higher Educational Institutions and help them become world class teaching and research institutions. Ten public and ten private institutions have presently been identified as Institutes of Eminence.

IIT Madras is proud to have been selected as one of the select Institutes of Excellence. As part of our commitment to the cause of fostering world class research, IIT Madras has set up a number of Research Initiatives in diverse fields of contemporary relevance. Many of these initiatives will go on to becoming Centres of Excellence within the IIT Madras system.

A total of 68 research initiatives belonging to 21 identified technology clusters are presently under way. Here is an overview of the various clusters and initiatives.

Our Emerging Research Initiatives

Advanced
Manufacturing

The Centres in this cluster will work to build new technologies catering to advanced laser applications and nano-manufacturing technologies, develop...

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Advanced
Materials

The focus areas of the Centres will be to provide strong and meaningful contributions to various aspects of diagnosis and treatment of diseases, interdisciplinary...

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AI and
Data Sciences

The Centres will work in the areas of accurate and safe Data modelling, deployable AI, scientific research in sports data-driven disease and clinical research.

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Autonomous
Systems

The centres will focus on developing state-of-the-art systems and technologies for autonomous operation of engineering systems and research in automation...

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Big Network

Big
Networks

The Centres will work towards developing and implementing connected and integrated mobility solutions for highly heterogeneous traffic and transit...

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Chemistry

One of the centres will mimic the Biosystems using chemical systems and use the confined space to study chemical reactivity and the other will develop...

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Circular
Economy

The Centres will work on the development and implementation of ideas on low-carbon, lean construction technologies and exploration of fundamental...

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COMPLEX
SYSTEMS

The focus of the Centres is to leverage the recent developments in data science to build mathematical models for large ordered complex systems...

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Earth
Sciences

The Centres will independently cater to the need of world class research in atmospheric and climate sciences, bridge the gap between fundamental...

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Energy, Propulsion,
Renewable EnergY

The Centres under this cluster will work towards achieving the goals of sustainable gas turbine technology, Carbon Capture, Utilization...

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Humanities/Business

Exploring the relationship between memory, cognition, corporeality, and representation using a combination of AR/VR technology and Cognitive...

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Mathematics and
Cybersecurity

The focus will be on broader understanding of algebraic varieties, constructing reliable and powerful methods to secure digital information...

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Medical
Technology

The focus areas will be consulting, advanced training and research in the areas of medical device regulations, standards and calibration, Non-invasive...

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Medicine &
Biology

The areas of research include genomic analysis of pancreatic cancers, multiscale digital neuroanatomy with an engineering research and development...

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Microscopy

The areas of focus include studying materials with advanced microscopy tools and Defect Engineered Materials Design for developing...

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Microelectronics and
Integrated Circuits

The focus areas include developing next-generation high-speed, non-volatile memory and computing technologies, reliable technologies for fabrication...

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Ocean
Technology

The research will focus on assessing the physical processes occuring in the Ocean through hybrid computational schemes and technological...

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Physics

The focus of the Centres will be on making world-leading measurements in experimental particle physics and investigations in classical general...

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Quantum Science and
Technology

Some of the focus areas will be on developing energy efficient quantum electronic devices from large area CVD 2D layered materials, exploring...

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Safety Science & Systems

Safety Science &
SYSTEMS

The focus areas of the Centres will be on Road Safety, Patient Safety, Industrial Safety and Standards through data-driven policy-making, Human Factor...

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Sensing and
Vision

Some of the focus areas of the Centres will be - a holistic approach to removing bottlenecks in accurate and precise sensing/imaging in...

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