An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
INST Highlights
  • List of Shortlisted candidates for Interview to PhD admission (Aug. 2017 session) (Click here) New Publication: "Nano-structured hybrid Molybdenum Carbides / Nitrides generated in-situ for HER Applications" Journal of Materials Chemistry A New Publication:"Compressive strain induced enhancement in thermoelectric-power-factor in monolayer MoS2 nanosheet", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter New Publication: "Strain Induced Optimization of Nanoelectromechanical Energy Harvesting and Nanopiezotronic Response in MoS2 Monolayer Nanosheet", Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
INST News & Events
  • List of Shortlisted candidates for Interview to PhD admission (Aug. 2017 session) (Click here)

  • Visit of Prof. A.K. Sood to INST on 10th Apr. 2017 (photos here)

  • 2nd Har Gobind  Khorana  Lecture was given by Padma Shri Prof. G. S. Khush on 27th March (click here for photos) (Lecture Part 1 , Lecture Part 2)

  • Road Show (for all) was held at Sector 17 Plaza, on 31st March 2017 (click here for photos)
  • Dr. Priyanka's innovation story in Vaahini, a network for professional women (more here)
  • 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)
  • INST 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
  • Neuron-reading nanowires could accelerate development of drugs for neurological diseases

    A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The new nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen drugs for neurological diseases and could enable researchers to better understand how single cells communicate in large neuronal networks. Read more click here.

  • Graphene coating that changes color when deformed or cracked

    (—A team of researchers at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research in Germany has developed a graphene coating that changes color when deformed or cracked. In their paper published in the journal Material Horizons, the group describes how the coating is made and suggest that it might prove useful in commercial applications. Read more click here.

  • Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold promise of evolution of traditional processors

    Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although - or often more precisely because - they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms. Graphene is the best-known 2D material. Molybdenum disulphide (a layer consisting of molybdenum and sulphur atoms that is three-atoms thick) also falls in this category, although, unlike graphene, it has semiconductor properties. With his team, Dr Thomas Mueller from the Photonics Institute at TU Wien is conducting research into 2D materials, viewing them as a promising alternative for the future production of microprocessors and other integrated circuits. Read more click here.

  • Quantum dots that emit infrared light open new window for biological imaging

    For certain frequencies of short-wave infrared light, most biological tissues are nearly as transparent as glass. Now, researchers have made tiny particles that can be injected into the body, where they emit those penetrating frequencies. The advance may provide a new way of making detailed images of internal body structures such as fine networks of blood vessels. Read more click here.

  • Tailoring nanoparticles to evade immune cells and prevent inflammatory response

    A Houston Methodist-led research team showed that the systemic administration of nanoparticles triggers an inflammatory response because of blood components accumulating on their surface. This finding may help researchers create more effective ways to avoid activating the immune system and more precisely direct therapies in patients. Read more click here.