Sophisticated instrumentation centre (SIC) was established in September 2011 with institute funding to expedite the research program at IIT Indore. The SIC mission is to support and foster research enterprise in the Schools of Basic Science and Engineering, by providing state-of-the-art instrumentation and ancillary equipment, and expertise in its use and application. The SIC in the School of Basic Science at IIT Indore is equipped with the following facilities: Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Elemental Analysis, Single Molecule Imaging and other Spectroscopic, under one roof to provide the very highest quality of data analysis to academics and industries.
SIC has now emerged as one of the first such centre in the country providing extensive support to the users across the country. It has become a self sustained centre by generating funds from external users.
A major advantage of SIC is its accessibility to the students within the institute, a very healthy ratio of students to the time availability on instruments.
The SIC instruments are mainly focus for the following research areas:
- Fundamental Research in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry,
- Various aspects of Material Science,
- Bio Science and Engineering, including work on biosensors,
- Surface Science and Engineering, and
- Condensed Matter Physics