Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR)

"Printed and Flexible Devices for Energy, Sensors and Health care"

The Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR) at VIT, Vellore was established in June 2008 to support Academic and Research Programs in Nanotechnology. The centre is operating at the forefront of nanotechnology with a strong focus on “Printed and Flexible Electronic devices for Energy, Sensors and Health care” to provide solutions to various global issues. The centre has a unique operating model combining expertise from different branches of science and engineering to work on a common theme of Nanotechnology enabled Printed and Flexible devices.
The centre has a strong relationship with the leading nanotechnology experts both from the national and international level. The successful evolution of nanotechnology has centered on a unique cohesiveness to provide a nourishing atmosphere for students, researchers and the society. The major focus of the centre is on printed and flexible devices towards research areas of national priorities such as energy, sensors and healthcare. The centre is equipped with the state of the art research equipment in nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and simulation tools. CNR undertakes consultancy on nanomaterials characterization and provides a requisite technical support to Academic Institutes and Industry.
CNR ensures excellence in basic and applied research, provides a strong research culture and maintains gender equality. CNR also nurtures the highly cross-disciplinary team members exploiting nanotechnology on the convergence of various scientific domains leading to a significant scientific breakthrough and addressing key societal challenges.

Vision

“To lead as a Centre of Excellence - Integrate, and deliver interdisciplinary research and provide solutions in Printed and Flexible devices for energy, sensors and healthcare”

Mission

  • Enable interdisciplinary collaboration leading to a strong outcome in flexible devices using nanotechnology approach
  • Establish the state of the art facilities in Printed and Flexible Devices
  • Accelerate research and innovation in Printed and Flexible Devices for Energy, Sensors and Health care
  • Connecting academia and industries by commercializing cutting edge technology in flexible devices

Goals

  • Develop and sustain educational resources, skilled workforce, and state of the art infrastructure in Printed and Flexible Devices.
  • Perform fundamental R&D research and advanced scientific studies in Printed and Flexible devices.
  • Design and fabrication of Printed and Flexible Devices towards addressing the niche and areas of national importance like Energy, sensors and health care by providing nanotechnology approaches at the atomic level that eventually lead to the manufacturing of devices.
  • Educate this niche area through world class academic and research programmes towards industrial and societal benefits.
  • Facilitate collaboration with leading experts nationally and Internationally to solve the scientific challenges in Nanotechnology enabled Printed and Flexible devices; Foster the transfer of technologies into products.
  • Establish start-ups in Printed and Flexible devices for product development.

Research

The Centre for Nanotechnology Research is established with the support of both VIT and government funds. The funds were utilized to create state-of-the-art facilities for Nanotechnology enabled flexible and printed devices which include synthesis facilities, characterization facilities like Advanced Optical Microscope, Atomic Force (AFM) Microscope, Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM), Electrochemical Workstation etc. and computation facilities. The scientific experts of the centre have...

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Centre regularly contribute to the scientific world through significant publications as Books, Research articles with reputed publishers.

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The Centre for Nanotechnology Research has partnered with leading experts across the globe to work on niche areas of Nanotechnology based on our research area.

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The research experts at CNR are working on the forefront of Nanotechnology towards Printed and Flexible Devices for Energy, Sensors and Health care

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The Centre for Nanotechnology Research is established with the support of both VIT and government funds. The experimentation lab has Class 1000 / Class 100 clean room equipped with the state of the art tools catering to nanomaterial synthesis, characterization and fabrication. The centre is equipped with modern tools like Advanced Optical Microscope, Advanced Atomic Force (AFM) Microscope, Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM), Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM), Raman spectrophotometer,...

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Insights

CNR Research Scholars

The M. Tech. Nanotechnology with special emphasis on Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics is offered by School of Electronics Engineering at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.

Alumni of M. Tech Nanotechnology and Doctoral studies at CNR have secured various position in Industries and prestigious institutions. Here is a partial list of hand-picked alumni in various profiles.

Services

The following instruments from the Centre for Nanotechnology Research (CNR) are being extended for testing on pay per use basis internal (within VIT), external (outside VIT) researchers, as well as industries.

Training & Events

CNR - Events & Trainings

The Director

Centre for Nanotechnology Research,

Room No 102, Technology Tower,
Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore - 632014

Phone

0416- 2240995, 0416- 2202462, 0416- 2202461(Secretary)

Email

director.cnr@vit.ac.in