Centre for NanoBiotechnology (CNBT)

The Centre for NanoBiotechnology was established (CNBT) in 2009 to carry out interdisciplinary research in nanobiotechnology domain. The leading area of the centre includes nanotoxicology, nanomedicine, nanosensors, nanoaquaculture, nanobiosynthesis, environmental nanobiotechnology and many other related research areas. In addition, the centre conducts various national and international level workshops and other training programmes for the students and faculties. The centre undertakes research and development projects from various agencies and offers consultancy services to industries and research organizations in India and abroad. CNBT has six core faculties and more than 40 research scholars and project associates. In addition, the centre is equipped with state-of-the-art facility for the toxicological evaluation of a variety of nanomaterials and their environmental risk assessment. It houses various characterization facilities which are highly useful for the nanomaterials synthesis and applications.

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To be a global Centre of Excellence for interdisciplinary research in the frontier areas of Nanobioscience and Technology.

Translating acquired knowledge into technology providing cost-effective & customized solutions to real-world problems.


  • Bimetallic Plasmonic Nanoparticles based Ultrasensitive Fiber-Optic Immunosensor for Chlamydia Trachomatis Detection.
  • Biocatalytically Triggered Plasmonic Nanoparticle Etching based Fiber Optic Immunosensor for Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Disease Biomarker.


  • Number of Publications = 516
  • Number of Book Chapters = 72
  • Total Impact Factor = 1955.7
  • Total Citations = 11741
  • h-index = 55


Process of synthesing nano zero valent iron-calcium alginate beads for removal of dye from effluent.

  • Number of Granted Patents = 13
  • Number of Filed/Published Patents = 18



Instrumental facility

  • Raman Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • HPLC
  • AAS
  • Best Faculty Award from Cognizant in the years 2017 & 2019
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI Prize) - 2016
  • Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) - 2016
  • Fellow Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) – 2016
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Cidade Universitária, Sorocaba, Brazil
  • Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai.
  • Dept of Materials Engineering, IISc, Bangalore

Micro plastics - an invisible danger to human health

The Centre for NanoBioTechnology (CNBT) at VIT, Vellore facilitates cutting edge research of global standards through our dedicated faculty and students, and applies the acquired scientific knowledge towards overall improvement of human life.

Dr. Chandrasekaran N, Director of Centre for Nanobiotechnology (CNBT), opines in Hindustan Times


  • Summer program for Research in Nanobiotechnology (SPRiNT 2017) from 12 June–8 July, 2017
  • Workshop on “Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization and Applications” from 29–30 July 2016

Centre for Nanobiotechnology

203-CBMR Building
Vellore Institute of Technology
Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India - Pin-632014


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