Dr. Amitha’s research focuses on a holistic approach to abate corrosion. To achieve this the group focuses on fabrication of smart anti-corrosion coatings for defence application with emphasis on aerospace. These studies are being further understood by adaptation of first-principles calculations to enable retailoring of corrosion coatings and synthesis of new corrosion inhibitors. In addition, fluorescence based non-destructive method is also being explored for corrosion detection.
Her group’s main forte’ is the fabrication of polyelectrolyte based multifunctional coatings exhibiting corrosion protection and self- healing properties. The smart coatings are fabricated by doping the sol-gel /polymer matrix with customized nano-containers doped with inhibitors for need based release of inhibitor for effective corrosion protection.
Research Interests :
Non-destructive quick detection methods for corrosion sensing and corrosion modelling.
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