Nanoscience and Technology

Nanoscience and Technology is a fascinating and rapidly advancing field that delves into the properties, manipulation, and utilization of materials and structures at the nanoscale. It interconnects various scientific disciplines and technological breakthroughs, aiming to exploit the extraordinary characteristics exhibited by matter at the nanometer level.

Our department significantly focused on thin films and the development of micro-nano structures using that. Thin films are vital in diverse technological applications such as electronics, optoelectronics, and coatings. Using micro-nano fabrication techniques, our team can precisely control and manipulate materials at the micro and nanoscale, allowing for the creation of intricate structures with tailored properties.

Our expertise in preparing different nanomaterials, including nanofibers, nanocomposites, and nanophotonics, exhibits exceptional properties and behaviors at the nanoscale, offering significant opportunities for developing advanced materials with enhanced functionality and performance. For instance, nanofibers possess remarkable strength and a high surface area-to-volume ratio, rendering them invaluable in filtration, tissue engineering, and energy storage. Our dedicated team is exploring Nanophotonic, the interaction of light with nanostructures, leading to advancements in optics and sensing.

At the nanoscale, self-assembly is critical as it entails the spontaneous organization of components into ordered structures under intermolecular forces. This phenomenon enables the creation of intricate nanostructures and devices. Our team is focused on understanding self-assembly and utilizing it to develop new functional materials of exceptional quality. Smart materials, capable of responding to environmental changes, exhibit unique properties and behaviors. Examples include shape-memory alloys, piezoelectric materials, and hydrogels, which find applications in robotics, sensing, and biomedical engineering and are also one of the focused areas in the department. Our dedicated team conducts cutting-edge research in semiconductors that play a fundamental role in modern electronics and information technology, making them indispensable for developing transistors, integrated circuits, and other electronic devices.

 

Our expertise in radioisotope tracing in multiphase flow lures industries to conduct research in that area. Our team can track the movement and interaction of fluids in multiphase environments, providing insights into processes such as fluid flow in porous media. Understanding and controlling Fluid-structure interactions are crucial in various fields, including aerospace engineering, biomechanics, and renewable energy. The fundamentals of fluid-solid interaction pave the way to understanding chemical vapor deposition (CVD). This technique deposits thin films of materials onto surfaces by introducing precursor gases that react and form solid materials.

 

Group Leaders:

Dr. Abir Ghosh, Dr. Ankur Verma, Dr. Bhawna Verma, Dr. Debdip Bhandary, Dr. Dinesh B., Dr. Hiralal Pramanik, Dr. Manoj K Mondal, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Nitai C. Maji, Dr. Rajesh Upadhyay, Dr. Ravi P. Jaiswal, Dr. Satya Vir Singh, Dr. Udita U. Ghosh