Applied Engineering Materials


Dr Dojalisa Sahu


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Course Name : Applied Engineering Materials

Code(Credit) : CUTM1009(2-0-1)

Course Objectives

To give an introduction to materials, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials in the context of a molecular level understanding and their application in various field

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course students will able to

  • Understand the physical/chemical behaviors of materials.
  • Select materials, based on their properties and behaviors, for a given application.
  •  Understand how molecular interactions to the behavior of material give rise to microscopic properties.

Course Syllabus

Module I: New Materials/Nanomaterials (5hrs)

 Nanostructures and nanomaterials: classification (dimensionality, Morphology/ shape/structure of nano-entities, new effect/ phenomena). hybrid nanomaterials. effect of size, structure, mechanism, and property on material performance. applications of nanomaterials in catalysis, telecommunication and medicine.

Project 1

Synthesis of TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles by sol gel ,sonication and precipitation method and study their application .

 Module II: Carbon Nanomaterials (5hrs)

Carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), crystalline diamond, and diamond-like carbon , properties and application of fullerenes,

Project 2

Synthesis and fabrication of graphene and graphene oxide by sol-gel techniques

 Module III: Polymer (5hrs)

Mechanism of polymerization and synthesis of polymers, copolymerization, viscoelasticity ,elastomers-structure, conducting polymers and applications, fabrication and moulding of polymers, synthesis, properties and uses PMMA, formaldehyde resins, melamine-formaldehyde-urea resins

Project 3

Preparation of polystyrene by anionic/cationic/emulsion polymerization method

 Module  IV: Composites (5hrs)

Composites: characteristics, types and applications, nanocomposites , polymer/ Metal oxide nanocomposites and its application

Project 4

 Fabrication of ceramic matrix particulate composite by powder metallurgy route.

Module V: Adhesives Lubricants   (4hrs)

Adhesives, adhesive mechanism and applications, lubricants-physical and chemical properties, types and mechanism of lubrication, Additives of lubricants and freezing points of lubricants

Module VI:  Energy Storages material-I (4Hrs )

Fundamental aspects related to energy storage and conversion, lithium ion batteries, lead acid batteries; nickel cadmium batteries; advanced batteries

 Module VII:  Energy Storages material-II(4Hrs.)

Super capacitors, fuel cells and photovoltaic, future of battery technology

 Project 5

Fabrication of fuel cell and its application

 Text Books:

1.A Textbook of Engineering Chemistry, by Shashi Chawla

2.Engineering Chemistry, by P. C Jain and M. Jain

3.Advanced Polymer Chemistry, by M. Chanda

Reference Books:

  1. Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solution, by K. Holmberg, B. Jonsson, B.Kronberg and B. Lindman
  1. Energy Scenario beyond 2100, by S. Muthukrishna Iyer

Session 4(Project 1)

Session 7 (Project 2)

Synthesis and Fabrication of Graphene and Graphene Oxide by sol-gel techniques

Session 13  (Project 3)

Preparation of polystyrene by anionic/cationic/emulsion polymerization method

Session 15

Session 19(Project 4)

Fabrication of Ceramic matrix particulate composite by powder metallurgy route

Session 20

Fundamental aspects related to energy storage and conversion, lithium ion batteries

Session 23 (Project 5)

Fabrication of Fuel cell and its application

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    Dr Dojalisa Sahu

    Associate Professor ,Department of Chemistry,School of Applied Sciences

    Dr. Dojalisa Sahu completed her M.Sc. and M. Phil. degrees from Sambalpur University and joined CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar thereafter as a research assistant to peruse a career in research. She got her Ph.D. Degree awarded from Sambalpur University in 2014 and joined Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM) as an Assistant Professor in the School […]