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Congratulations to Dr. Abir De Sarkar
Research paper authored by Dr. Abir De Sarkar, entitled "Strain-induced stabilization of Al functionalization in graphene oxide nanosheet for enhanced NH3 storage" has been identified as a Key Scientific Article and will be featured in the next edition of Advances in Engineering Series.





Chemist of the Month,  Prof. Ashok K Ganguli
Director, INST
Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar publishes a "Student wall Magazine on monthly basis,  since start of PG program at this institute in the year 2006-2007.
The magazine committee have chosen Prof. Ganguli , Chemist of the Month


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Congratulations to Bhanu Prakash

Bhanu Prakash received Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (Year 2014) for "Microfluidic Immunosensor"at the third national innovation competition organized by Society for Research Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) awarded by National Research Professor and President of Global Research Alliance, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar.






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Aptasensors Help Detection of Cancer Protein Marker

Researchers succeeded in the production of a highly sensitive and simple electrochemical aptasensor to detect protein marker of breast and uterus cancer


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Scientists discover potential way to make graphene superconducting

Scientists have discovered a potential way to make graphene – a single layer of carbon atoms with great promise for future electronics


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Nanopores underlie our ability to tune in to a single voice..



Presentation of Bharat Ratna to Prof. CNR Rao (Chairman, BoG INST) .... Click here to see the Video




Researchers Build a Working Carbon Nanotube Computer


A group of Stanford researchers has moved a step closer to answering the question of what happens when silicon, the standard material in today’s microelectronic circuits, reaches its fundamental limits for use in increasingly small transistors.


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Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans

Rice-led collaboration finds element shines as contrast agent for tracking stem cells  - Scientists have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X-ray tracking.


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Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

Researchers have found a way to make dye-sensitized solar cells more energy-efficient and longer-lasting.


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About Institute of Nano Science and Technology ‎‎‎‎‎‎(INST)‎‎‎‎‎‎

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.

INST established by Department of Science and Technology ‎(DST)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Under the broad objectives of Nano-Mission of Government of India to promote basic research by establishing centres of excellence in specialized areas, the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) has been set up at Mohali (Punjab) as an autonomous institution under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The institute aims to carry out research in all areas of nanoscience and technology with emphasis in the following areas : agricultural nanotechnology, biosensors, drug delivery, microfluidic chips, photovoltaics and photocatalysis, water purification etc. The institute is a part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) family of scientific research institutions.

Land for INST, has been allotted by Punjab Government adjacent to Indian Institute of Science and Education (IISER) in Sector 81, Mohali. The institute has started its activities from – Habitat Centre in Sector – 64, Phase - 10, Mohali and will move to its own building at the allotted land after construction of state of the art laboratory by 3 years time.

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