Fuelling Innovation and Unlocking the Future: IIT Bombay Launches the INOX Cryogenics Lab

IIT Bombay is committed to pioneering research and took a significant stride forward in the field of cryogenics with the inauguration of the INOX Cryogenics Research Lab on campus. The collaborative effort between the Institute and the INOX Group laid the groundwork for a cutting-edge research environment in the realm of cryogenics.

This event was graced by:

–  Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay
–  Prof. Milind Atrey, INOX Chair Professor of Cryogenics
–  Mr. Siddharth Jain, Director of INOX Group
–  Mr. Parag Kulkarni, Executive Director of INOXCVA
–  And other dignitaries.

Addressing attendees at the event, Mr. Siddharth Jain said, “With the inauguration of the INOX Cryogenics Lab at IIT Bombay, we are excited about being part of a journey towards the advancement of research in the Cryogenics space, which would not only aid innovation in various manufacturing sector industries but would also open up new research domains in the field of healthcare, space, and green energy transition.”

Prof. Atrey added to the above and said, “It is heartening to see industries like INOX come forward to support research in an academic institute and this will go a long way in encouraging the community to take up more applied and challenging projects in this area.”

Prof. Chaudhuri’s speech addressed how the Lab came to be and IIT Bombay’s relentless pursuit of research and scholarship in innovative and emerging areas of technology.

Fostering a Future of Exploration and Innovation

The ceremonial inauguration of the INOX Cryogenics Research Lab echoed a resounding message of promise and progress. Serving as a nurturing ground for exploration and innovation, the Lab will provide students with a state-of-the-art facility to conduct experiments and gain hands-on experience. IIT Bombay’s collaboration with the INOX Group is a testimony to its commitment to nurturing research excellence and cultivating a generation of skilled professionals equipped to tackle the intricate challenges of the cryogenics industry.

Pioneering the Frontiers of Cryogenics

The event highlighted the crucial role of cryogenics, focusing on the complexities of ultra-low temperatures and its diverse applications across scientific and industrial domains. IIT Bombay’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has spearheaded comprehensive research initiatives, led by distinguished faculty members, exploring various aspects of cryogenics. Under the guidance of Prof. Milind Atrey, the Chair Professor of Cryogenics, the Institute has fostered an educational approach, enabling students to delve deep into the nuances of cryogenic technology.

Embracing Industry-Academia Synergy

The inauguration of the Lab also marked a significant milestone in IIT Bombay’s endeavour to seamlessly integrate academia and industry. The collaboration with the INOX Group, a leading player in cryogenic equipment manufacturing, reflects the Institute’s commitment to providing students with hands-on learning experiences that bridge the gap between theory and practical applications. This collaboration not only fuels innovative research but also fosters a culture of practical learning and empowering students to excel in the dynamic field of cryogenics.

The launch of the INOX Cryogenics Research Lab serves as a reminder of the transformative power of academic-industry partnerships. The setting up of the Lab underscores IIT Bombay’s visionary approach and commitment to fostering research and academic excellence. With the support of the INOX Group, the Institute continues to push the frontiers of human knowledge and innovation in the realm of cryogenics.