Objective of the Center
    The aim of the Center is to carry out basic and applied research in the interdisciplinary areas of Nanoscience and Technology. Its objective is to build a public technological platform and research base for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The Center is equipped with state- of- the- art laboratory equipment and caters to the needs of the local, national and international users. The Center has different laboratories to fabricate nanodevices, nanomaterials, nano-biosytems and different characterization tools.

Center for Nano-Science and Technology
    The focus of the Center is to achieve the following objectives:

  • To create a dynamic teaching and research atmosphere that will promote interaction and synergies among the different groups of scientists working in the field of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.
  • To attract researchers globally from diverse fields of research such as Physics, Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Engineering and Biology/Medicine.
  • To establish facilities that will provide researchers access to advanced scientific equipments for characterization and preparation of nanomaterials for Nanotechnology applications.
  • To provide service to both local and private/ public sector industries in India. The Center has a plan to introduce a M. Tech program in Nanotechnology. The Center will also have its own Ph.D. program in different fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The Center has international collaborations through Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) and collaborations with national research institutes of India
  • The vision of the Center is to groom students to be the next generation leaders working in hi-tech research institutes/universities and industries in India and abroad. Specifically, the Center aims at creating world class leaders in the areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • To create and provide opportunities for international exchange of scientists and students, and make collaborative arrangements within India, particularly for those who are deprived of such facilities.
  • To conduct seminars/workshops/conferences/extension lectures to promote Nanoscience & Nanotechnology in India.
  • The Centre will undertake summer school programs and internship programs for graduate and post- graduate students to create awareness about recent developments in nanotechnology.
  • The Center will establish joint collaborative programs with the up-coming industries in the field of Nanotechnology

The Center is focused on the following thrust areas of Nanomaterials research:
  • Semiconductor and metal nanostructures, nanowires and carbon nanotubes
  • Polymer Nanocomposites.
  • Catalysis Nanoscience.
  • Nanoelectronics.
  • Modeling and simulation.
  • Nano-sensors including biosensors, chemical sensors and temperature sensors.
  • Solar fuel cells.
  • Plasmonic solar cells and heterojunction solar cells,
  • Core/shell nanocomposites