Sunday, March 20, 2005

Mumbai nano center will be fab

IIT Mumbai plans nano R&D centre (Press Trust of India)

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, will set up a world-class nano research and development centre to promote nanotechnology in the country.

    "The IIT nano cente will have a fabrication facility in addition to scientific and structural characterisation facilities," R&D dean Professor Kartik Khilar said today.

    IIT currently has 50 faculty members working on various areas of nanotechnology like nano electronics, nano materials, nano biotechnology , micro electromechanic system and nano electromechanic system, he said.

    The details of the centre is being worked out and is expected to be ready in a couple of years, Khilar added. More here

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