The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, has approved a new research center at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee). The facility will be known as ‘DRDO Industry Academia-Centre of Excellence’ (DIA-CoE) at IIT Roorkee.
With the establishment of the Research Centre, IIT Roorkee will have enhanced prospects and avenues to address the critical and futuristic defense technology requirements of the armed forces. The facility will receive financial assistance from DRDO, Government of India.
The IITR DIA-CoE will facilitate and conduct multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in research verticals mutually identified by DRDO and IITR. The Center of Excellence (CoE) will also collaborate with academic researchers and faculties of IIT Roorkee, startups, industries and other institutes in the country to facilitate and advance advanced research in defense technology.
The center’s key research areas include smart infrastructure and hardened structures for defense applications, energy storage devices, studies of landslides, snow and avalanches, pulsed laser and special fiber, shock and detonics. thermal management