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Department of Nano Science & Technology Bharathiar University
Department of Nano Science & Technology Bharathiar University
Department of Nano Science & Technology Bharathiar University
Department of Nano Science & Technology Bharathiar University
Department of Nano Science & Technology Bharathiar University
Department of Nano Science & Technology Bharathiar University
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Department of Nanoscience and Technology

The department of Nanoscience and Technology came into existence in the academic year 2007-2008 as one of the core Science branches. Since then, there has been consistent development in all spheres including infrastructure facilities, staff development and student development.
Scientific research & education on the characteristics, behaviour, design and production of different materials for a better world.
NST-BU provides a solid Nanoscience and Technology background to future materials scientists. The department offers a master of Nanoscience and Technology and research programmes. .
At the Departement of Nanoscience and Technology we develop and study new materials and processes to shape these materials. Changing the size and microstructure of a material allows developing materials with new characteristics, which leads to new applications.
Given our expertise and unique infrastructure, NST-BU  also offers services to third parties.

Salient Features

The Department of Nanoscience and Technology was founded in 2007 with a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in physical, chemical and biological sciences. The department has started with a vision to be recognized as strong department of international repute with interdisciplinary teaching and research having multiple collaborations with other departments within the institute as well as other local and international institutes. The department also received significant funding from various agencies of Government of India includes UGC – Special Assistance Program, DST - FIST, DBT which has helped to set up a contemporary cutting-edge facility for material science research.Our research publications in various peer reviewed journals in the past years has significant impact in receiving various funded projects. Being an interdisciplinary department, the faculty and their research team working on diversified fields which falls into one or more of the following categories: Biosensors, energy storage and conversion devices, magnetic storage, environmental remediation and monitoring, photo catalytic activities, thin films, solar cells, water purification technology,biopolymers and biomaterials materials, cancer research etc. The research activity in the department is well recognized by UGC, DST, DRDO, ICMR, DAE, ICMR, TNSTC, TANSCHE etc. and a number of research projects funded by these agencies are always in progress in the department.
The department has 7 faculty members, 1 UGC BSR Fellow and 1 RamalingaswamyReentry Faculty Fellow with different discipline of specialization includes Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The courses offered in the department are M.Sc., / M.Phil.,/ Ph.D in regular mode. The M.Sc program running with CBCS pattern having elective papers with credits. Students are encouraged to register for MOOC platform based online course every year and given with 2 credits. 

Thrust Areas


Everything we use is made of some material or combination of materials. When we reduce the size of these materials to naomater scale to improve their functional propeorties. These nanoscale materials are involved with all the processes that turn natural resources into useful products that impact all facets of our economy such as electronics, transportation, energy, communication, construction, recreation, entertainment and environment.


Materials processing
Advanced materials characterization
Materials for energy application
Materials for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Biomedical applications of nanomaterials


Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

Energy conversion and storage devices
Chemical and biosensors
Organic solar cells
Materials for advanced drug delivery
Structural analysis of nanomaterials
Self-healing metals and advanced metal-matrix composites



• Established in 2007 with the support of State Government of Tamil Nadu.
2007 - Post Gradiate Programme
2008 - Research Programme
2010 - New Building
2014 - DST-FIST Support
2016 -  UGC-SAP



Roll of Honour

Dr. D. Mangalaraj

Professor and Head
Period of Service:2008-2015