MGU researchers secure patent on innovative EMI shielding composition

MG University researchers have been granted an Indian patent  for a novel EMI shielding  composition based on soft elastomers with extremely low hybrid nanofiller content. This research was conducted as part of the doctoral research of  Dr. Avinash R. Pai, under the aegis of  the Visvesvaraya Ph.D scheme of the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), New Delhi.
The project was completed under the direction of Prof. Sabu Thomas, former Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Nandalumar Kalarikkal, former Director of IIUCNN. EM pollution is a formidable global concern since it has a negative impact on human health and is thought to be a leading cause of a spectrum of  ailments such as memory loss, fatigue,
and headache. This concept has great commercialisation potential as EMI shielding gaskets  can absorb excess EM radiations emitted by electronic
equipment such as mobile phones, WiFi, Bluetooth, and microwave ovens, thereby reducing electromagnetic pollution. Discussions are currently underway with several companies regarding the expansion of this technology to a commercial level.