Central Research Facility (CRF) – IIT Delhi launches online platform for researchers to boost research ecosystem
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) has launched a new platform for researchers across India. With this step, researchers can create a user account, log in to the Central Research Facility (CRF), and book an instrument online (crf.iitd.ac.in) for their research work. As a result, all facilities of the Central Research Facility (CRF) on the Institute’s main campus in New Delhi as well as in the Sonipat campus in Haryana are now available across the country.
Central Research Facility (CRF) was established in 2011, where all the central facilities were brought under a single umbrella. Since 2017, the CRF facilities have been significantly augmented with several state-of-the-art high-end experimental facilities. The CRF caters to the needs of researchers within the Institute as well as outside; both academic and industrial users enjoy the benefits of the sophisticated facilities housed here. Such a facility represents a key commitment for preserving and raising the efficiency of research to the international standards.
In 2017, envisaging the growth of CRF, a new building was constructed at IIT Delhi’s extension campus in Sonipat.
Launching the platform, Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “Rs 500 crores have been spent by IIT Delhi to establish various high-end facilities at the CRF. The main sources of funding include the IoE grant, special MoE grant, IIT Delhi grant through Industrial Research and Development, DST’s Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes (SATHI) project, HEFA loan etc.”
He further added that IIT Delhi has over 50 different facilities, owned and adopted by the CRF, which are already available to the users, and that the number is likely to get doubled in the next two years.
Central Research Facility has the most modern equipment like Physical Property Measurement System, X-Ray Photoemission Spectrometer, High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Universal Testing Machine, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Atomic Force Microscope, Gas chromatography and others.
For more information: https://crf.iitd.ac.in/