Dr Mahendra Shirsath, the head of the Physics Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu), has received a research project of Rs 51.29 lakh from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Dr Shirsath presented a research proposal titled 'Heavy Metal Ions Sensor: Chelating Ligand Modified Carbon Nanotubes Conducting Polymer Composite Structure' before the Science and Engineering Research Board of the DST.
Rs 51.29 lakh have been sanctioned for this project to be completed in four years. Of them, Rs 34 lakh will be used to buy atomic force microscope. The project will benefit students of the Physics and Master of Vocational Science Students.
Dr Shirsath has already been working on four different research projects of around Rs 1.50 crore for many years. Dr Mahendra Shirsath