INSTITUTE OF NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
INST Highlights
  • Selected Ph.D. candidates for the session January 2017 (Click Here)Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships- February-2017 Session(Read More) New Publication: Inhalable microspheres with hierarchical pore size for tuning the release of biotherapeutics in lungs in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (Read More)
INST News & Events
  • Selected Ph.D. candidates for the session January 2017 (Click Here)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships- February-2017 Session(Read More)
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
  • Chemists create clusters of organelles by mimicking nature

    Scientists from the University of Basel have succeeded in organizing spherical compartments into clusters mimicking the way natural organelles would create complex structures. They managed to connect the synthetic compartments by creating bridges made of DNA between them. This represents an important step towards the realization of so-called molecular factories. The journal Nano Letters has published their results. Read more click here.

  • A tiny machine: Engineers design an infinitesimal computing device

    In the spirit of Feynman's insight, and in response to the challenges he issued as a way to inspire scientific and engineering creativity, electrical and computer engineers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a design for a functional nanoscale computing device. The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than 50 nanometers on any side. Read more click here.

  • Researchers use graphene templates to make new metal-oxide nanostructures

    Researchers from Brown University have found a new method for making ultrathin metal-oxide sheets containing intricate wrinkle and crumple patterns. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, the researchers show that the textured metal-oxide films have better performance when used as photocatalysts and as battery electrodes. Read more click here.

  • Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

    Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. 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.