I am working on self-healing polymers and hydrogels. My work involves fabricating hydrogel samples and testing their mechanical properties. The ultimate aim of my project is to come up with hydrogels with high healing efficiency and superior mechanical properties.
Mahima worked on plasmonic photocatalysis, wherein visible light excitation of metal, especially gold and silver nanoparticles, was used to induce chemical reactions like carbon dioxide reduction and ethylene oxidation. It involved synthesis of the catalyst followed by monitoring the efficiency of the photocatalysis reaction. The methods of study used were gas chromatography, UV-Vis spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy. The broad area of work is solar energy harvesting.
Yashovardhan’s proj is called et name is “Dynamic Searchable Encryption via Blind Storage”. He will be working on implementing and improving a solution developed by his professor to the problem of “Symmetric Searchable Encryption. He will be considering various security, efficiency and usability aspects of this construction.