The present Chemical Engineering faculty has research interests in the fields of Particle Formation for Drug Delivery, Biochemical Engineering, Systems Biology and Powder Technology. An area of 175 sq. m. has been provided for their research activities. A Particle Size Analyzer (Coulter Private Ltd) and an Optical Microscope with Camera facility (Nikon) have been procured to build a Particle Formation research facility. A Freeze dryer (Martin Christ), Zeta-sizer (PSS NICOMP) and Peristaltic Pumps (Watson Marlow) have also been procured. A particle size analyzer to characterize gaseous micro-bubbles and liquid drop suspensions and high pressure vessels for particle formation using high pressure CO2 have also been installed. A High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) system (Waters), a Gas Chromatography (GC) system (Perkin Elmer), Fermentor (Sartorious), Microplate Reader (TECAN), Polymerase Chain Reaction Thermocycler (Eppendorf), Deep Freezer (-86˚C) (Thermo Fisher Scientific) and other basic biology laboratory utilities have been procured for Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering research.
Similarly, for Powder Engineering, a V-blender (Prism Pharma) and Cone-mill (Prism Pharma) have been installed for powder mixing and nano-coating. Sophisticated equipments like Powder Rheometer (Freeman Technology) and Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer (CILAS) are available for characterization of powder. Also Digital Automatic Tap/Bulk density Apparatus (Veego) and Angle of Repose apparatus have been procured for bulk property characterization of powders. An Environmental Test Chamber (HMG India) has also been procured for subjecting the test powders at different humidity and temperature conditions. The Powder Engineering facility of Chemical Engineering Department is a typical Formulation and Pre-formulation labs of Pharmaceutical R&D.