An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
INST Highlights
  • New Publication: Inhalable microspheres with hierarchical pore size for tuning the release of biotherapeutics in lungs in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (Elsevier) Comparative Study of TiO2/CuS Core/Shell and Composite Nanostructures for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis in ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
INST News & Events
  • INST organized 2nd CRIKC Nanoscience day on 8th Aug. 2016 (Photos here)
  • INST celebrated Independence day Nanoscience day 2016 (Photos here)
  • Interview of Prof. Ganguli at All India Radio Station, Chandigarh on the topic "Nano Prodyogiki-Naye Kadam" (Click Here)
Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale to create materials with remarkably varied and new properties, is a rapidly expanding area of research with huge potential to revolutionize our lives and to provide technological solutions to our problems in agriculture, energy, the environment and medicine. In order to fully realize this potential, we need to be able to control the synthesis of nanoparticles, the construction of nano-devices, and the characterization of materials on the nanoscale and to understand the effects of these things on environment and health. INST will bring together chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the forefront of the science of making and characterizing materials at the nanoscale, with biologists and biochemists applying these discoveries in the agricultural, medical, biological sphere. It brings together research-active basic and applied scientists from different backgrounds in an intimate atmosphere to learn about the needs and scientific advances in their respective fields and to build interactions and collaborations.
Nano News
  • Nanobowls offer a way to magnetically deliver drugs in the body

    Imagine a device that could transport drugs to any diseased site in the body with the help of a small magnet. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have taken a step toward that goal by developing nano-sized vessels, called nanobowls, that could be filled with drug molecules and controlled with magnets for guided delivery to specific tissues and organs, including cancer tissue, small organs such as the pancreas and hard to access areas like the brain. Read more click here.

  • Tailored AFM probes created via 3-D direct laser writing

    a group of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) researchers report that they have developed a method to tailor tips for specific applications via 3-D direct laser writing based on two-photon polymerization that will be appearing on the cover this week in Applied Physics Letters Read more click here.

  • Self-assembling nano inks form conductive and transparent grids during imprint

    Transparent electronics devices are present in today’s thin film displays, solar cells, and touchscreens. The future will bring flexible versions of such devices. Their production requires printable materials that are transparent and remain highly conductive even when deformed. Researchers have combined a new self-assembling nano ink with an imprint process to create flexible conductive grids with a resolution below one micrometer. Read more click here.

  • Engineers discover highly conductive materials for more efficient electronics

    Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient laptops, electric cars and home appliances that also don't need cumbersome power supplies. Read more click here.

  • Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water

    Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quickly and efficiently. Now, a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer. Read more click here.