Humanities and Social Sciences
Focused Research Group in Human Factors (FRGHF) of IIT Indore has decoded the mystery of distracted driving. Distracted driving is a major concern regarding safety issues behind the wheel all over the world. From the last one and half decades, the problem of distracted driving has worsened as more information and entertainment based technologies have found their way in the vehicles. According to the reports from Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (Government of India) the total number of persons killed in road accidents increased by 4.6 per cent from 1,39,671 in 2014 to 1,46,133 in 2015.
Discipline of Chemistry
Metallogel interface boosts the sensing activity as it opens more opportunity to develop chemosensors through metal ligand interactions. A cobalt metallogel composed by a carboxamide-nitrile based gelator molecules has been found to be very effective in sensing L-tryptophan among other essential amino acids through quenching of aggregate induced enhanced emission (AIEE) property. Also, the gel has been found to be effective in sensing Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) protein in nano-molar level which contains L-tryptophan residue.