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Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR)

CNR | Achievements


  • The Nanotechnology lab has procured new facilities such as Raman Spectrophotometer, Solar simulator, Spray pyrolysis, Hot press, Nano fluid Interferometer, Thermal conductivity Analyser, Ball Milling, Viscometer, Gas sensor setup, Naio AFM with advanced imaging techniques such as MFM, EFM and lithography under VIT and DST Nan omission PG program.


  • Four students of M. Tech. Nanotechnology Batch 2011-13 were selected for Doctoral programs at premier institutes in India and abroad.
  • Outstanding student achievement of MAREPALLY BHANUCHANDRA (2011-13 Batch) being one among NINE students selected worldwide for the Ph.D. ERASMUS-MUNDUS Fellowship for SINCHEM for the year 2013-14. He was the only candidate selected from India. He also received the honour of being elected as Program representative of SINCHEM.
  • Dr. A. Nirmala Grace was invited as a Postdoctoral/Senior researcher at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daejeon, South Korea in 2013. She was invited as a panel member for evaluating Indo-Russia projects 2014 & 2018 from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. She was also invited as a technical committee member in the International Conference on Materials at Guilin, China, 2015. She is the Associate Editor of IET Nano biotechnology and is in the Editorial board of few journals like Current Nanomaterials, Graphene, Frontiers in Polymer Chemistry, Advances in Nanoparticles, World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering, Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry. She is a reviewer of many journals like Scientific Reports – Nature, Applied Surface Science-Elsevier, Analytica Chimica Acta-Elsevier, Electrochimica Acta-Elsevier, Fuel-Elsevier, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing-Elsevier, Material Chemistry and Physics-Elsevier, Journal of Alloys and Compounds-Elsevier, Journal of Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers-Elsevier, Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers-Elsevier, SpectrochimicaActa Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy-Elsevier, Separation and Purification Technology – Elsevier, Powder Technology-Elsevier, Material Letters-Elsevier, Materials Science and Engineering B-Elsevier, Colloids and Surfaces B: Bio interfaces-Elsevier, Biofouling-Elsevier, The Journal of supercritical Fluids-Elsevier, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (ACS), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS), RSC Advances, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology-Wiley, Chem Electro Chem-Wiley, Electro analysis-Wiley, IET Nano biotechnology, Micro and Nano Letters, Bulletin of material science- Springer, Silicon- Springer, Journal of Nanoparticle Research- Springer, Polymer Composites Journal, High Performance Polymers, Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society.

  • Prof. V. Velmurugan, Dr. N. K. Sahu and Prof. George Jacob involve in reviewing peer journal papers from publishers like Elsevier, American Institute of Physics, Springer, etc.