Centre for Research in Functional Materials (CRFM)


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Prof. Mahaveer Kurkuri
Associate Director

Centre for Research in Functional Materials (CRFM)
JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)

Welcome to the webpage of the Centre for Research in Functional Materials, where we are dedicated to advancing knowledge and finding innovative solutions to complex problems across various fields. Our diverse team of experts is committed to conducting high-quality research, collaborating with partners from academia, industry, and government, and translating our findings into practical applications that benefit society.

At our center, our primary focus is on developing advanced functional materials to address the scientific challenges faced by all life forms and the environment today. We have fostered a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and intellectual rigor, aiming to train the next generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We firmly believe that diverse perspectives and thoughts are crucial in generating novel ideas, fostering innovation, and driving scientific progress. In addition to fundamental research, we actively seek opportunities for industrial partnerships and collaborations, as we believe these partnerships can lead to the creation of cutting-edge products.

To support the growth and success of start-ups, our center provides a wide range of resources. We strive to facilitate the transition of new technologies from the laboratory to the market, particularly in areas where imports are intensive. By doing so, we aim to create new industries and job opportunities.

We cordially invite you to explore our website to gain further insights into our research areas, publications, and related activities. If you have any inquiries or are interested in collaborating with us, please feel free to contact us. We eagerly await your feedback and the opportunity to work together.


  • March 6, 2023
New faculty - Dr. Vishwanath R. S

Vishwanath joined CRFM as an assistant professor; before this position, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemical Sciences, Ariel University, Israel. Vishwanath did his Ph.D. in Chemical Science at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, and secondment at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.

  • March 6, 2023
New faculty - Dr.ShambhulingaAralekallu

Dr.ShambhulingaAralekallu joined CRFM as an assistant professor in March 2023. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea.

  • January 31, 2023
Doctoral position (at Chonnam National University) - Mr. Vinayak Hegde

We congratulate Mr. Vinayak Hegde (Project fellow at CRFM), who has secured a doctoral position at the Department of Convergence Biosystems Engineering, Chonnam National University, South Korea. Mr. Vinayak has also been awarded the prestigious global scholarship for the first semester.

  • January 11, 2023
Ph. D Award - Dr. Richelle Mahima Rego

We congratulate Dr. Richelle Mahima Rego (Research Associate at CRFM), who has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nanotechnology, Department of Nanotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, for her thesis titled “Metal Organic Frameworks and their Composites for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants” -under the guidance of Dr. Madhuprasad and Co-guide Prof. Mahaveer D. Kurkuri.