INSTITUTE OF NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
INST Highlights
  • Visit of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST to INST Mohali (Photos here) New Publication: Inhalable microspheres with hierarchical pore size for tuning the release of biotherapeutics in lungs in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (Read More) Comparative Study of TiO2/CuS Core/Shell and Composite Nanostructures for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis in ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
INST News & Events
  • Visit of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, DST, GOI to INST Mohali on 27th Sept. 2016 (Photos here)
  • Hindi Pakhwada closing ceremony 28th Sept. 2016 (Photos here)
  • नारनौल: प्रो.गांगुली ने दी विज्ञान की विस्तृत जानकारी (विस्तार सें)
  • Ashmeet Singh, PhD Student, bagged the best poster award in the 1st National Workshop on Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques, held at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 13th Aug. 2016
  • INST organized 2nd CRIKC Nanoscience day on 8th Aug. 2016 (Photos here)
  • INST celebrated Independence 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
  • Researchers design wearable microscope that can measure fluorescent dyes through skin

    UCLA researchers working with a team at Verily Life Sciences have designed a mobile microscope that can detect and monitor fluorescent biomarkers inside the skin with a high level of sensitivity, an important tool in tracking various biochemical reactions for medical diagnostics and therapy. Read more click here.

  • Researchers show that bending semiconductors generates electricity

    A research team from the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) in Barcelona reports in Nature that flexoelectric-like effects are more ubiquitous than previously thought. The ICN2 researchers report that semiconductors, which can be thought of as halfway between electrical insulators and actual metals, also generate electricity in response to bending. Read more click here.

  • Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer

    Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system's ability to destroy tumor cells. Read more click here.

  • New analysis finds way to safely conduct heat from graphene to biological tissues

    Engineers from MIT and Tsinghua University in Beijing have precisely simulated how electrical power may generate heat between a single layer of graphene and a simple cell membrane. While direct contact between the two layers inevitably overheats and kills the cell, the researchers found they could prevent this effect with a very thin, in-between layer of water. 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.