Name: Ms.Rini Paulose
Student ID: 2016PHET002
School: School of Engineering and Technology
Number of Publications: 8
PhD. Thesis Title: Studies on Carbon nanotubes and Metal Oxide based Hybrid Nanocomposite as an Electrode Material for Energy Storage Applications
1.Aricle Title: An Efficient Electrochemical Performance of Fe2O3/CNT Nanocomposite Coated Dried Lagenariasiceraria shell Electrode for Electrochemical Capacitor
Journal: Ceramics International (IF 3.057)
Abstract:α-Fe2O3/CNT nanocomposite was successfully synthesised via in-situ co-precipitation method. The structural properties were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The nanocomposite was uniformly coated on dried shell of Lagenariasiceraria (LS) and directly used as the working electrode for electrochemical investigation. It was found that the as-prepared Fe2O3/CNT-LS electrode exhibited high capacity, better cycling stability and rate capability. This improved performance was attributed to the spongy, fibrous and networking structure of Lagenariasiceraria dried shell, which allowed fast diffusion of electrolyte ions and structural stability. This Fe2O3/CNT-LS electrode can be promising candidate for energy storage applications.
Keywords: Fe2O3/CNT; Lagenariasiceraria; XRD; TEM; XPS; Electrochemical testing;
2. Article title:Hybrid MnO2/CNT nanocomposite sheet with enhanced electrochemical performance via surfactant-free wet chemical route
Journal: Ionics (IF 2.347)
Abstract: In this work, manganese dioxide (MnO2) were grown onto the surface of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) forming nanocomposite binder-free sheet, employing wet chemical synthesis method. The structural analysis and morphology of as-synthesised MnO2/CNT-NS (nanocomposite sheet) was characterised using X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy techniques. Moreover, the electrochemical behaviour of nanocomposite sheet was investigated and it showed high specific capacity of 910.2 F/g and high cyclic stability which was ascribed to its hybrid structure which have benefits of both the high capacity of MnO2 and high conductivity of CNT. This nanocomposite sheet can be a promising electrode material for energy storage devices.
Keywords: MnO2/CNT; Nanocomposite; XRD; XPS; TEM; Electrochemical behaviour
Name: Katyayani Singh
Student ID: 20113 PHPS001
School: School of Humanities
Number of Publications: 5
PhD. Thesis Title: Nonkilling and Global Peace: A Study of Emerging Paradigms and Prospects
1.Paper: A Global Nonkilling Index as a Critical Measure of Human Development and Progress
Journal: International Journal on World Peace, Volume XXXV, September 2018
Abstract:The paper fosters a “nonkilling” world view in contrast to “nonviolence” as a path to universal peace. Nonkilling as infinite reverence to life is measurable and achievable and can be targeted to measure human development and progress. The present paper is an approach to developing an index based on critical elements, scientific rationale, and dispassionate analysis of country specific characteristics such as homicide, suicide, battle related deaths, internal armed conflict deaths and also capital punishment. The data is obtained from reliable sources that are transparent and verifiable. It is recommended by the authors that a Global Nonkilling Index to promote Affirmative Nonkilling can be an important measure for human progress and development.
Keywords:Nonkilling, Peace, Index.
2.Paper: A Reflection on “The Prince” by Machiavelli: The Role of the Classic in Relation to Human Dignity
ASIA PACIFIC PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (APPRA) CONFERENCE 2017
Abstract: Political philosophies tend to influence not just the leaders but the followers as well. Those philosophies which infringe upon the dignity and rights of people need to be depreciated so that they do not provide a justification for inhumane practices that violates the dignity of individuals. An effort has been made in this paper to explore the political ideas of the realists by means of uncovering the ideas of Machiavelli in his famous work “The Prince”. Its practical application in the contemporary society and its effects have been observed by various nation states that are highly appreciative of the realist attitude in solving political problems. This is a qualitative paper which tends to highlight, that political philosophies may not guide the ruler or governments as such but they do provide a justification for the attitude adopted by the ruler or government. With the changing times where it has become a principle and precept to respect all human beings, literatures, texts and philosophy that glorifies inhumane practices should be depreciated and criticized as being the philosophy of an uncivilized bygone period.
Keywords: : Machiavelli, Power, Human Dignity.
Name: ANKIT SINGH
1.Book titled “Corporate Espionage and Trade Secret Theft in Modern Times” published by Scholars’ Press, Germany [ISBN: 978-3-659-84262-7];
Abstract: This book conducts a thorough study of various jurisdictions pertaining to theft of trade secrets and their protection as a valuable asset.
2.Book titled “Prohibition of Manual Scavenging in India: Issues and Challenges” published by Scholars’ Press, Germany [ISBN: 978-3-659-84262-7];
Abstract:This book studies various facets of manual scavenging in India and related issues and challenges.
3.Chapter titled “The Growth of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry under the Current Patent Regime of India” published in the book “Working of Patents: Law and Pharmaceutical Implications” [ISBN: 978-93-85212-23-9];
Abstract:This chapter focuses on the various stages of development of Indian pharmaceutical industry and the implication of Indian patent regime.
4.Research paper titled “Changing Scenario of Benami Transactions in India: A Critical Analysis” published in Bharati Law Review [Vol. VI, Issue I; ISSN: 2278-6996]
Abstract:Benami transaction is a widely known concept in India. When understood in the context of transfer of property, Benami essentially means property without a name. In this kind of transaction the person who pays for the property does not buy it under his/her own name. The person on whose name the property has been purchased is called the benamidar and the property so purchased is called the benami property. The person who finances the deal is the real owner.
There was very little done to combat such illegal transactions because policy-makers found it difficult to analyse the nature of such transactions as the perpetrators were quick and wise. The first attempt came back in 1988 in the form of Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988, but it didn’t prove successful. Since then, quite a few attempts were made to revamp the law relating to benami transactions but none of them succeeded. The recently passed Law poses to be an effective mechanism to keep check on exponentially growing rates of benami transactions in the country.
This paper attempts to thoroughly analyse the features of the new Act with special reference to its criminological aspect. It will also conduct a comparative analysis of the old and the new law. Though the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 is very new, a careful study would most likely reveal its true nature and efficacy.
Keywords:Benami transactions, Benamidar, Property, Illegal transaction, Unaccounted income, Ostensible owner, Property.
5.Research paper titled “Green Taxation Policy in India: A Critical Study” published in the International Journal of Enviro-Legal Research [Vol. II, Issue I; ISSN: 2453-6401];
Abstract:Abstract: Preservation of environment and sustainable development is a prime global concern in contemporary times. India has been proactive in framing policies for the advancement of sustainable development. Careful study of the nexus between monetary policy and environmental protection is the need of the hour. This paper attempts to analyze the efficacy of the green taxation policy introduced by the Government of various States of India.
6.Research paper titled “Corporate Environmental Responsibility: An Emerging Dimension of CSR in India” published in Law and Society: A New Challenge (International Journal of Law and Social Science) [Vol. VI; ISSN: 2348-4861] – awarded the best paper;
Abstract:The Companies Act, 2013 has made CSR mandatory. It is interesting to observe how big corporate houses are strategizing to meet this newly imposed mandate. A keen study of the concept of CSR reveals many facets and dimensions in which an organization can engage. This paper attempts to critically study the changing paradigm of CSR in the Indian corporate sector with a special focus om environmental responsibility. The chief objective of this paper is to analyze the recent trends in the Indian business community pertaining to environmental protection and sustainable development.
7. Research paper titled “Cross-Border E-Commerce and Consumer Protection: Indian Perspective” published in Law and Society: A New Challenge (International Journal of Law and Social Science) [Vol. VII; ISSN: 2348-4861]
Abstract:India is engaged in e-commerce on a large scale. Over the last two decades, rising internet and mobilr penetration has changed the way we communicate and do business. E-commerce is relatively a novel concept. It is, at present, heavily leaning on the internet and smartphone revolution, to fundamentally alter the way businesses reaches their customers. The e-commerce market in India has significant potential but it gets limited by low urbanization, internet penetration and income levels. This paper attempts to focus on various issues related to e-commerce and protection of rights of consumers. The main objective of the paper is to suggest effective solutions to establish a harmony between cross-border e-commerce and interests of e-consumers.
8.Research paper titled “Cyberspace and the advent of Net Neutrality: Indian Perspective” published in Jagran International Journal of Contemporary Research;
Abstract:The concept of net neutrality has been around for well over a decade. Net neutrality is aimed at averting blocking, throttling or prioritization of traffic to provide broadband providers from disadvantaging consumers by controlling access to select services and to avoid discrimination with smaller online service providers. The underlying idea is that an open internet fosters innovation and allows customers to have access to all services. This paper attempts to examine the concept of net neutrality and its implications with respect to Indian market. This paper tries to analyze the current scenario pertaining to net neutrality debate and
consumer welfare in India. The main objective of this study is to offer a keen perspective on the social and commercial relevance of net neutrality keeping in mind the interests of vast base of Indian internet consumers.
9. Research paper titled “Promoting Life Skills Education in India through a Sui Generis Legal Framework” published in the Journal of Contemporary Legal Affairs [ISSN: 2518-8798]
Abstract:We can’t afford to overlook the importance of life-skills in the development of one’s personality. This paper conducts an analysis of the Indian legal system and the possibility of a sui generis legislation to promote life skills education. The paper also studies the role of various organizations working in the field of life skills education.
10.Research paper titled “Revisiting the Law of Sedition in India: A Critical Study in the light of the JNU Fiasco” published in RMLNLU Journal [Vol. VII; ISSN: 0975-9549]
Abstract:The law of sedition in India is an old one. But, its landscape has changes in current times. This paper attempts to analyze the current situation of the law in light of the JNU controversy including statements made by the student body.