HBTI, Kanpur April 08, 2008
CENTRE FOR NANOMATERIALS SCIENCE AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
Nanoscale Science and Technology
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) would be devoted to nurturing nanoscale science and technology, which centers on the science and engineering of functional structures having dimensions between one and 100 nanometers.
Research areas to be included are Nanomaterials Characterization Science and Processing Technology
The investigations on Nanomaterials Characterization Science and Processing Technology would engage a cluster of research faculty in independent and collaborative research investigations to advance the chemical knowledge base underpinning the unequivocal comprehensive determination of the chemical status of nanomaterials. This research would generate chemical information that would provide the intellectual foundation for verification of the directed synthesis, and fabrication of nanomaterials. The development of methods for processing new nanomaterials with clearly definable chemical identities and technologically useful properties also depends on characterization research. Predictably, the placement of the nanosciences and engineering on a platform for practical exploitation and impact on the economy strongly depends on the advancement of the state of the frontiers of characterization science.