An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
INST Highlights
  • Applications invited for Post Doc positions at INST for August 2017 session (Click Here) Applications invited for PhD positions at INST (Click here) New JRF, SRF Positions open at INST (Click Here) Applications open for the post of 2- Scientist F and 2- Scientist E at INST Mohali (Click Here) Applications open for the post of 1- SPO at INST Mohali (Click Here) New Publication Nano-curcumin influences blue light photodynamic therapy for restraining glioblastoma stem cells growth RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 95165-95168.
INST News & Events
  • 2nd Har Gobind  Khorana  Lecture by Padma Shri Prof .G. S. Khush on 27th March at 11am in LH, IISER Mohali (more here)

  • Road Show for all at Sector 17 Plaza, on 31st March 11am -5pm
  • Dr. Priyanka's innovation story in Vaahini, a network for professional women (more here)
  • Applications invited for Post Doc positions at INST for August 2017 session (Click Here)
  • PhD student Admission to August 2017 session open (Click here for more details)
  • INST Celebrated Womens Day on 8th March 2017 (Click here for photos)
  • INST celebrated 4th Foundation day on 2nd March, 2017 (click here for photos)
  • NST celebrated ‘National Science Day’ on 28 February 2017
  • Dr. Sharmistha received SERB women excellence award 2017
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
  • Cage-like compounds called clathrates could be used for harvesting waste heat and turning it into electricity.

    A clathrate is basically a cage of atoms with another atom trapped inside, said Kirill Kovnir, assistant professor of chemistry at UC Davis, who led the work, published recently in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Because the cage is relatively large compared to the atom, the trapped atom can rattle around inside, and that means that clathrates conduct heat very poorly, he said. Read more click here.

  • Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently

    A single cell can contain a wealth of information about the health of an individual. Now, a new method developed at MIT and National Chiao Tung University could make it possible to capture and analyze individual cells from a small sample of blood, potentially leading to very low-cost diagnostic systems that could be used almost anywhere. Read more click here.

  • Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design

    The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and confirmed by researchers at the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that some of nature's most complicated structures can be deliberately assembled if researchers can control the shapes of the particles and the way they connect. Read more click here.

  • Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens

    Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor - meaning that it can be made to carry an electrical current with zero resistance. The finding, reported in Nature Communications, further enhances the potential of graphene, which is already widely seen as a material that could revolutionise industries such as healthcare and electronics. Read more click here.

  • New method to diagnose cancer

    An international group of scientists has created a new approach to the diagnostics of breast cancer with the help of nanoparticles of porous silicone. A relatively new term for modern science, nanoteranostics is a conjunction of nanoscale diagnostics and therapeutic methods. One of the prospective methods of nanoteranostics is using nanoparticles of porous silicone for the detection of damaged cells. Read more click here.