Anna University being the leading technical university in
India, harnesses research talents in various
domains like information science & technology, computational materials science,
technology, energy storage materials, biotechnology, etc. Therefore, it is envisaged to
competences of these experts together to achieve major advances in materials research
relevant to the
field of renewable energy, environmental protection, healthcare and medical applications
etc. by implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques
in Computational Condensed Matter Physics.
The Centre of Materials Informatics (C-MaIn) is a confluence of faculties and
researchers from the Department of Physics, Department of
Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Energy Studies, Department of
Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering working towards inventing new materials
for latest technologies using Artificial Intelligence. It shall spread its wings to
domains as it expands in the future.
The C-MaIn aims to be a Centre of Excellence for performing cutting-edge research activities by combining the modern field of informatics with the well-established field of materials science and technology. It envisages to become a truly-interdisciplinary research hub where materials and their properties are predicted by AI and verified by various computational and experimental methods. C-MaIn shall provide high-quality consultancy, training, and teaching services to the industries, student and research centres in the emerging field of Materials Informatics.
3-Days Workshop on "Radiation and it's Application"
jointly organized by
the CmAIn, Science
City-Department of Higher Education and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research(IGCAR)
from 04.10.2023 to 06.10.2023.
(InSuMMER-2023) International summer School om Materials Informatics and
for Medical and Energy Research
Mr. Loknath Patra, a Postdoctoral researcher from the University of
California Santa Barbara,
USA gave the guest lecture on "Stability and Mechanical response on 2D Materials" on 5th
March 2023, conducted by the Centre for Materials Informatics.
Scholars from C-MaIn recieved best presentation award at International Conference
Multifunctional Materials and Radiation Measurements (ICMMRM - 2023)
Dr. Vidya Ravindran had started her research career at University of
Oslo, Norway in 2000. Her
core expertise is Modelling of Materials using Density-Functional Theory (DFT) based
computations. She has acquired her Ph.D degree with Honors (Known as Doctorum
– Dr. Scient.) in December 2005 from University of Oslo, Norway. Her Ph.D thesis
charge and orbital ordering in mixed-valent transition-metal oxides (especially
included 25 research articles; she was the first author in 15 of them. She was
developing tools for visualizing charge and orbital ordering in manganites, which
related to the high-Tc superconducting cuprates. She has been focussing on the
characteristics of materials such as: magneto-optical, magneto-electrical,
From 2005 till 2014, she worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Materials Science & Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway and worked on defect energetics in semiconductors also.
She has been carrying out teaching as well as research activities at Anna University since 2014. Currently her group works on a wide variety of materials relevant for renewable energy, oxides with magnetic characters, materials for bio-medical applications, radiation dosimeters, drug- delivery systems, and photocatalysts for dissociation of pollutant gases. They provide a thorough understanding on the fundamental properties of materials, so that their application domain is expanded. They have started utilizing the latest developments in the field of Informatics, viz Machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms for their Materials research. With the founding of Centre for Materials Informatics – this cross-disciplinary endeavor shall flourish further.
Associated Faculty Members