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Archived Research Highlights

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Western Ghats Region at Risk from Rapid Soil Erosion

The first-of-a-kind study has used remote sensing data to quantify long-term soil losses across the entire Western Ghats region.

The Western Ghats Region (WGR) is a unique landscape found in India along the western part of the Indian subcontinent, right from the south of Gujarat in the north to Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the south. It is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents one of the Earth’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. However, given the pressures of unsustainable and unplanned activities, the region is facing numerous challenges.

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Indian Flavours of Attosecond Physics

Contributions of IIT Bombay researcher to the field that won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Breaking ground in wastewater disease surveillance

A new portable DNA sensor to detect viral and bacterial pathogens in sewers and water bodies

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IIT Bombay’s Marigold-like nanostructured material demonstrates the highest solar heat absorption

The material converts over 87% of light falling on it into usable heat energy.

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Shifting Towards Scaled Decentralisation: The Future of Urban Water Infrastructure

The new study suggests that a paradigm shift towards scaled decentralised systems is necessarytoachievesustainability and resiliencein urban waterinfrastructure.

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A Mathematical Technique to Fix Shaky Videos

A new algorithm removes effects of unintended motion from videos shot with small robots or drones

Test setup using a spherical robot (diameter 20 cm.) with camera (front view). Image Courtesy: Prof. Leena Vacchani

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Prof. Debabrata Maiti of IIT Bombay awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2022

The SSB Prize 2022 to Prof. Debabrata Maiti of IIT Bombay is in recognition of his work on valorisation.

Prof. Debabrata Maiti, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Programme in Climate Studies (IDPCS), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2022 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This award recognises his significant contributions applying the concept of valorisation. 

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A counterintuitive chemical reaction to simplify the production of biologically important compounds

The reaction simplifies the production of pharmaceutically important molecules called lactones and other complex compounds.

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A Breakthrough in Solar Cell Technology from IIT Bombay; Measures one of the Highest Efficiency for a Perovskite-based Solar Device

First experimental demonstration of a 4T- silicon-perovskite tandem solar cell from India, with efficiency greater than 26%.

A team at the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has fabricated a novel semi-transparent perovskite solar cell (PSC) and, by combining it with a silicon-based solar cell, has demonstrated an efficiency of more than 26% for such a cell. 

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Scientists at IIT Bombay develop new technique that offers insights into interfacial reactions

Researchers have come up with an innovative approach for measuring the coating performance.

How often have we not encountered corrosion in some of our devices? Although there would be some coating to prevent them, the performance of the coated material deteriorates over time. These can affect the overall performance of the device itself. 

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