Source: News Bharati English08 Nov 2015 15:21:00

New York, November 8: A puncture-proof tyre invented by Odisha researchers has won innovation award in ‘Create the Future Design Contest 2015’ on Friday which was conducted by NASA Tech Brief in New York. 

TycheeJuno the team formed by four research scholars from Odisha has bagged the coveted award from NASA. The team is led by Sameer Panda, a PhD scholar of VSSUT and comprises of Udit Bondia, Dr Kshama Nidhi Panda and Smitiparna Satpathy. 
Eight teams were shortlisted for awards where 32 inventions found place in NASA’s official publication in special issue of November. Contestants from over 60 countries participated in this international innovation competition organised by NASA Tech Brief, a collaboration of NASA and Society of Automobile Engineers, International.

Sameer Panda, a research scholar at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), and his team developed the multi-chambered tube and multi-chambered tubeless tyre filled with a liquid layer of sealants, rubber particles, which prevent leakage of air in case of puncture.  

All the existing tyres, including the run-flat technology, which allows tyres to run for some kilometer even after getting punctured and ordinary tyres can use this technology with minor changes to prevent punctures all together.

TycheeJuno (TJ) is now looking for investments to commercialize the product globally to save thousands of lives and decrease carbon foot print.