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  • List of candidates selected for Post-Doctoral Fellowship, August 2015 Session(Click Here)
INST News & Events
  • INST pays tribute to eminent scientist and former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam (Click Here)
  • Advertisement for the post of Project Fellow at INST

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  • INST organized "1st CRIKC Nanoscience Day"- the first annual meeting of Nanoscience Group under CRIKC initiative, on 21st July, 2015 (Download Photos) (Watch Lecture Videos- Part 1 & Part 2))
  • List of candidates selected for Post-Doctoral Fellowship, August 2015 Session (Click Here)
  • 1st In-House Outreach Workshop was held at INST on Date: 26-05-15
  • Prof. Ashok K. Ganguli, Director, INST, has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London
  • INST has successfully completed its first major Outreach program- 80 lecture series (2014 - 2015) : Targetting rural schools

  • Prof A K Ganguli (Director INST) is conferred with the National Research Award of DST at Nano India 2015 conference

  • INST has been awarded with the Best Exhibitor award-2014 in the category of Content & Information at 7th Bangalore INDIA NANO conference.

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
  • Nano-Manufacturing Makes Steel 10 Times Stronger

    An inexpensive new process can increase the strength of metals such as steel by as much as 10 times, and make them much more resistant to corrosion.

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  • Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

    Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.


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  • The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

     Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time


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  • Self-assembled nanotextures create anti-reflective surface on silicon solar cells


    Nanostructured surface textures - with shapes inspired by the structure of moths' eyes - prevent the reflection of light off silicon, improving conversion of sunlight to electricity.


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  • Scientists devise breakthrough technique for mapping temperature in tiny electronic devices Overheating is a major problem for the microprocessors that run our smartphones and computers.


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