Atul Krishna|Nov 11, 2023
University of Hyderabad, DRDO join to facilitate research in high energy materials
The term of the agreement is for 25 years and it will be reviewed after every three years.
NEW DELHI: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has signed with the ministry of defence’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) at DRDO Industry Academic -- Centre of Excellence, University of Hyderabad (DIA-CoE UoH) Hyderabad.
The term of the agreement is for 25 years and it will be reviewed after every three years. The objective of the agreement is the DIA-CoE UoH will facilitate and undertake multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the research verticals-Design and development of high energy materials.
The Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM) was established in 2005. It is totally supported by DRDO since then. The name of the centre was changed to DRDO- Industry Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE, UoH).
The centre, as per a University of Hyderabad statement, will work on the following Research Verticals:
1. High Energy Materials
2. Energetic Polymers and Nanomaterials
3. Laser based technologies for detection and discrimination and initiation of HEMs and Chemicals
During the signing of the agreement, Dr V Kameswara Rao, Director, DIA-CoE, UoH siad that in the third phase between December 2016 and February 2023), several products were developed at the centre and demonstrated at DRDO Laboratories, some of them are being used by DRDO in its projects.
He also said that the centre has good infrastructure for doing Research & Development in the area of High Energy Materials (HEMs). These facilities were used by UoH and other academic institutions like TIFR and also by DRDO Laboratories.
The university is confident of contributing towards building of aatmanirbhar Bharat through its research and development capabilities, it added.
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