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Centralised Instrumentation Facility

NIT, Rourkela (NITR) – is a premiere institute of higher learning under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), GOI and is recognized as Institute of National Importance. Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a deemed university under the name of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. NITR strives for creating an environment where hundreds of faculties and their thousands of students are in a teaching learning process and carry out research on subjects for wealth and well being of society.


NITR has created a massive infrastructure for R & D in most branches of engineering and science utilizing various funding sources. At NITR, no matter which agency has provided the funds, the equipment and software are available for use by the entire research community. In order to maximize the utilization of all the high end equipments and their better management, these equipments are brought under one umbrella “Centralized Equipment Facility” vide resolution of 54th Board of Governors meeting in May 2017. [Read more...]


Our Instruments

Gradient PCR

Make & Model: Bio-Rad/My CyclerTM
Location: MN-348
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Surajit Das
In-charge Email Id: surajit@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: 96 x 0.2 ml tubes, 0.2 ml tube strips, or 1 x 96-well plate

Principle: PCR is a chain reaction, a small fragment of the DNA section of interest needs to be identified which serves as the template for producing the primers that initiate the reaction. One DNA molecule is used to produce two copies, then four, then eight and so forth.

Application: Amplification of DNA fragments


Spinning drop tension meter

Make & Model: Kruss, Site 100
Location: Interfaces and Nanomaterials Lab
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Santanu Paria
In-charge Email Id: sparia@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Less than 1 mN/m surface tension

Principle: Imaging

Application: Interfacial tension


Muffle furnace

Make & Model: Rani lab, 2012
Location: BMBT-418 ( Dept. of chemistry)
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Priyabrat Dash
In-charge Email Id: dashp@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: temp. - 350 degree C

Principle: to heat the air inside its chamber using the basic fundamentals of thermal convection and thermal radiation.

Application: A muffle furnace is a furnace in which the subject material is isolated from the fuel and all of the products of combustion.


Diffential Scanning Calorimetry

Make & Model: Netzsch, Germany, STA449C/4/MFC/G
Location: MC Lab
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Bibhuti Bhusan Nayak
In-charge Email Id: bbnayak@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Non-Functional

Specification: Specification/features • WorkingTemperature upto 1500oC • Controlled atmosphere

Principle: Thermal analysis: Simultaneous DSC and TG

Application: Applications • Determination of phase transition temperature • Heat of crystallization • Weight loss in materials on heating • Specific heat measurement • Study of reaction kinetics


Programmable Controlled Rate Freezer

Make & Model: Planar Kryo-560-16 & 360-1.7 programmable control rate freezer cooling down to -180oC.
Location: Tissue Engineering Lab-II (stem cell culture)
Instrument Incharge: Prof.(Ms.) Krishna Pramanik
In-charge Email Id: kpr@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Freezing of live biological samples in bags, ampoules and straws, Forced laminar flow for efficient and even cooling, Lower temperature limit: -180oC, Cooling rates: 0.01 to 50oC/min

Principle: The controlled rate freezer allows, implementation of any desired temperature vs time protocol. It can be used both for linear and nonlinear cooling profiles as per requirement. When precisely monitored, the controlled rate freezer offers the advantage of preventing rapid cellular dehydration and ice-crystal formation, leading to high cell viability compared to conventional techniques. Biological materials, both live and non-living may be stored over long perions by cooling close to -200oC, the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Unfortunately cells may die during the freezing process. Cell damage during freezing may be avoided by adding cryoprotective chemicals to the medium and cooling under specific temperature-time profile

Application: Preservation of cells & tissues, Preservation of biological implants & tissue constructs, Preservation of sperms, ova and embryos. Preservation of plant gsmplasm and other live biological materials,



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