IIT Guwahati

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati has established superior microelectronics and nano power amenities at its Centre for Nanotechnology.

The Centre is the first-of-its-kind within the Northeast.

The centre, aimed at meeting future challenges and augmenting academic partnerships with industry in nanotechnology, will carry out multidisciplinary translational research in the fields of healthcare, nano biomaterials, micro and nano electronics, nano-energy devices and sensors.

According to officials, the institute has been working within the area of nanotechnology since early 2000 and has a confirmed report in a number of areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the brand new constructing final month, the development of which was funded by the revenue generated by the prevailing work on nanotechnology on the institute.

“This centre has established state-of-the-art amenities for nanofabrication, with class 100 cleanroom amenities being one of many main attraction, and is poised to make main contributions within the areas of nanodevices growth for healthcare, renewable energy-photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, thin-film transistors, sensors, and different allied areas.
“The faculty and scholars at this centre have demonstrated translational research capability resulting in several technology transfers and establishing few centres for excellence as well,” said TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati.

The centre was funded by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

It will host 25 state-of-the-art laboratories that may deal with developments in disciplinary, scientific and translational analysis and is provided with cleanroom amenities built-in with state-of-art fabrication, characterisation, and testing laboratories.

“The centre aspires not only to become one of the major fountain heads of scientific and technological innovation of the country but also in the global scenario.

“The major targets in this regard would be to establish world-class facilities, publish high-impact research, patent translational research, transfer technology to the industry, and train highly-skilled research scholars who are ready to push the barriers of cutting-edge science and technology,” said Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Head, Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati.

Bandyopadhyay defined that the important thing outcomes anticipated from the Centre for Nanotechnology embrace nano-enabled healthcare, power harvesting and LED prototypes, units and applied sciences.

“The startup and incubation ecosystem plans to nurture at least 25 start-ups in the next three years,” he said.

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