History and Organization
In appreciation of R & D contributions based on research publication in SCORPUS database, University of Kerala was selected as one of performing university by Government of India and provided substantive research grant under PURSE Scheme by Department of Science & Technology during 2011-2016. Realising that scientific instruments with cutting-edge technology are vital for pursuing research in many areas of modern science and technology, University of Kerala under Plan funds constructed a two storied building to house the procured sophisticated equipments under one roof. The Sophisticated Instrumentation and Computation Centre (SICC) at Kariavattom campus is a new and exciting initiative with broad range of state of-the-art analytical instruments purchased under PURSE Scheme and various other sources. The centre represents one of the largest commitments for research in the history of the university and will carry forward decades of research into new realms of application and discovery.
- To strengthen technological infrastructure to carry out advanced research in various science disciplines under one roof and make their services available to academic schools and departments.
- To provide guidance for analysis of data and train personnel in operation and maintenance of Sophisticated Instruments.
- To organize short-term courses/workshops on the use and application of various spectroscopic and analytical techniques for students, teachers and technical personnel from our University, affiliated institutions, universities and industry in the region.
- High Performance Computing Facility
- Scanning Probe Microscope with Peak Force Tapping Package(SPM/AFM)
- iCAP Qc Series ICP-MS with New Wave NWR 213
- X-Ray Diffractometer(XRD)
- Spectral Confocal Microscope(SCM)
- UV-Visible-Near Infrared Spectrophotometer(UV-VIS-NIR)
- Carl Zeiss EVO 18 Secondary Electron Microscope with EDS(SEM)
- Thermo Fisher Scientific iS50 FT-IR Spectrophotometer
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy(NMR)
- CHN(S) Analyser
- Simultaneous Thermal Analyser TGDTA/DSC
- DNA Sequencer
- Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) Generator
- X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
- High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)
- Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS)