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  • First DST Inspire Internship program, inaugurated by Prof. A. K Ganguli and Prof. A. K. Grover at Panjab University, Chandigarh
INST News & Events
  • Special seminar at INST on "Excitation energy transfer in nanoscopic systems: From Conjugated Polymers to Metal Nanoparticles to Proteins" Speaker: Prof. Biman Bagchi, Date: 26 th March, 2015
  • Click here for the video clip of Prof.Ganguli's talk at Inauguration Function of DST INSPIRE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM at Punjab University
  • An interactive session with Dr. G. V. Ramaraju, Former Director of DeitY, was held at INST on 18/03/15. Topic: Nanotechnology development in India
  • Special Lecture by Prof.Suresh Bhargava, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, CAMIC,RMIT University Title: Building with Bubbles: Is it the start of New Generation of Catalysis Date: 13-03-15
  • Special Lecture by Prof.Dr. Dhananjai Pandey, School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Title: Complementary Role of X-ray, Electron and Neutron Diffraction Techniques in the Study Ferroic and Multiferroic Oxides Date: 13-03-15
  • Dr. Kaushik Ghosh delivered a plenary lecture on “Nanostructure: From Device to Interconnect” at Panjab University in 9th Chandigarh Science Congress

  • Congratulation Ms. Neha Sardana, Scientist-B, INST, for receiving Best poster presentation award at ICLA-2015, Bangaluru

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

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  • 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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  • Presentation of Bharat Ratna to Prof. CNR Rao (Chairman, BoG INST) ...


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