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Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), Bhopal was instituted in May 1981 as 'Regional Research Laboratory' (RRL) and officially started functioning from CSIR, New Delhi.
The institute carried out projects on the synthesis and characterization of aluminum-graphite metal matrix composites and natural fibres. Gradually the scope of R&D broadened to include waste to wealth (building materials and wood substitute), mineral processing, environmental impact assessment, water resource modelling and problems related to agricultural, mining, sugar mill and thermal power plant machinery components. Health assessment, improvement and failure analysis of engineering components/systems and development of lightweight materials/components/products and processes for the automobile sector constituted other activities of significance.
R&D programmes in lightweight materials such as Al and Mg alloys, metallic and polymer based composites, foams, and functional materials; nano-materials; new materials based on industrial wastes such as fly ash and red mud; and CSIR-800 projects of societal relevance have been undertaken. These programmes have a industry/user link from inception stage. A state of the art processing and characterization facility and simulation modelling capabilities are being set up to trigger new materials development, innovations and improvements.