Project Sphere - Socio-environmental design research
Project Sphere focused on Bangalore-centric approaches to solve challenges around the resource areas of air, energy, food, waste and water.
Highly sensitive biomonitor for IMO D2

Highly sensitive biomonitor for IMO D2

Client: Martek Marine

Domain: Water,

Contribution: Design, Experiments,

Arena: Startup

Technology Readiness Level: 3

Status: Abandoned

Patent: false

July 2013 - April 2014

Fluorometry + neural networks to detect microbial contamination at extremely low concentrations (IMO D2).
Smart pots for urban gardening

Smart pots for urban gardening

Client: Greenopia

Domain: Water, Food, Air,

Contribution: Design, Experiments,

Arena: Startup

Technology Readiness Level: 9

Status: Released

Patent: false

January 2016 -

Smart combination of growing medium, moisture absorbing cartridges and electronics to simplify urban gardening for non-gardeners
Microwave drier for recycled paper products
Novel low cost microwave tunnel design using consumer magnetrons to rapidly dry recycled paper products
Miniature antenna for moisture sensing

Miniature antenna for moisture sensing

Client: Tovalia, France

Domain: Water, Electronics,

Contribution: Design, Development,

Arena: Startup

Technology Readiness Level: 9

Status: Released

Patent: false

October 2016 - October 2016

Printed high gain Yagi array to enable detection of small signals in a miniature moisture sensing application
Microwave assisted flood remediation
Safe and rapid drying of flood affected properties using combination of microwave and traditional techniques.
Microwave drying of slurries

Microwave drying of slurries

Client: PPMIPS (EU FP7)

Domain: Energy, Water,

Contribution: Design, Development, Experiments,

Arena: Corporate

Technology Readiness Level: 4

Status: Proof of Concept

Patent: false

October 2012 - December 2012

Designed a system to efficiently and progressively dry slurry on conveyor belts without it clumping up.
Efficient, sensor-controlled ballast water treatment
Highly efficient, bio-monitor controlled ballast water treatment.
Microwave assisted attachment of biocides to polymer filters
Polymer filters for ballast water treatment with biocides attached to the surface using microwave chemistry.
Accelerated drying of wood with microwaves
Sensor enabled microwave chamber for safely drying fresh cut timber in 10% of usual drying time.