about Saif

Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF), formerly known as the Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF), was established at the CSIR-Central Electrochemical research Institute, Karaikudi, in the year 2004. SAIF, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi houses a variety of major analytical instruments which are operated and maintained by a dedicated and qualified group of Scientists and Engineers. It is an integral part of CSIR-CECRI, and operates with an "open access policy". The result of this policy is that all can benefit from the services of SAIF.

Instrumental methods of analyses form an indispensable aspect of any R & D program. Keeping in view the inability of small educational institution and industries to procure and maintain sophisticated analytical instruments, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), set up Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facilities (SAIF) in different parts of the country.

The main objectives of SAIF facilities are :
To provide guidance for acquisition of data using Sophisticated Instruments.
To organize workshops on the use and application of various spectroscopic and analytical techniques for students, teachers and personnel from other Laboratories, Universities and Industries. .
To provide facilities of sophisticated analytical instruments to scientists and other users from academic institutes, R&D laboratories and industries to enable them to carry out measurements for R&D work.

SAIF Services

Analysis of Samples: These analytical facilities are being extended to other academic institutions and industries on payment basis.

Training Programme: On specific request CIF conducts training programmes on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” for the benefit of R & D personnel, teaching faculties in colleges and engineers employed in industries.

Refresher Course on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” for academicians and industries. Scope of the course: Chemical and physical property analysis of bulk and Surfaces, to facilitate reinforcing basic understanding of the theory and practice of analysis. Lab visit is included.

Certificate Course: Skill development in the operation & maintenance of sophisticated Analytical instruments. This program helps to gain exposure in the operation and maintenance of analytical instruments like x-ray techniques, imaging techniques, spectroscopic techniques and thermal techniques. It is targeted towards educated youth seeking career in industrial sector.

Tailor Made Program: Depending on the type of industry a combination of analytical techniques will be covered for solving specific problems of analysis faced by industries.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure and education services in support of advanced chemical and material science.