Central Research Facility

The Central Research Facility (CRF) was established in the year 2015 and provides a scientific platform for research due to the provision of state-of-the -art equipment supported by cutting edge technologies at a single location.


  • To provide scope for advanced research in science & technology under one umbrella.
  • To promote inter-disciplinary research.
  • To provide consultancy service to other academic institutions and industries.

Coordinator :

Prof. Saroj Kumar Sarangi
Professor, Mechanical Engineering ,


  1. Dr. A. K. Panda, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
  2. Dr. R. R. Dash, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
  3. Dr. P. Dash, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  4. Dr. S. K. Badjena, Professor, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  5. Dr. A. K. Pattanaik, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
  6. Dr. T. R. Mahapatra, Associate Professor, Department of Production Engineering

The CRF consists of HITACHI make SU3500 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) used for surface characterization of all kind of solid samples. The equipment consists of both secondary electron (SE) and back scattered electron (BSE) detectors and enables observing surface morphology in micron/nano level.

The SEM is integrated with an Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) system of Oxford INCA x-act model and is used for elemental analysis, line scanning and mapping of the present elements in the sample.

SEM with EDS

The CRF is also equipped with a X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Machine of Bruker Make (Model- D8-ADVANCE) for structural analysis of materials. There is provision to extracting structural information from X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) including Rietveld (TOPAS) analysis, "total" scattering (PDF analysis), and Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS).

X-ray Diffraction Machine