- 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.
- Roll of Honour
Dr. D. Mangalaraj
Professor and Head
Period of Service:2008-2015