A Centre of
Excellence in Nanotechnology
(CoEN) is hereby proposed to be started at Assam down town University to initiate research and
promotion activities in Nantechnology. Apart from research in Applied Nanotechnology, the CoEN
will also concentrate in knowledge dissemination through workshops and training programs and the
development of Nanotechnology based products. The CoEN will also put in efforts to incubate
start-ups with low-cost Nanotechnology based products. The CoEN will operate on a unique concept
which can be termed as POMEGRENATE or Poor Men’s Green Nanotechnology.
Considering the future prospects of nanotechnology, countries across the world are investing heavily into this sector. Assam down town University plans to be among the top research organizations undertaking research in nanotechnology in the north eastern part of India. The Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CoEN) is started in the Panikheiti Campus of the Assam down town University as a part of this plan.
The vision of the CoEN at AdtU is to uplift Nanotechnology research and innovation in the North East and the entire country.
To conduct, encourage and support Nanoscience and Nanotechnology awareness, education, research and development, nanotechnology-based product design; assist in the transfer of technology to the industrial sector in order to improve the quality of life and the environment.
Research in Nano-sciences and Nanotechnology
leading to industry-ready technology/products and
Development of human resources for implementing nanotechnology through interdisciplinary research
Strong interactions leading to collaborations with leading academic institutions and industry for collaborative innovations
Setting up of a state-of-the-art nanotechnology characterization lab with facilities like Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, X-ray diffraction spectroscope, Photoluminescence Spectroscope, Raman Spectroscope, Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscope, Gas chromatograph, etc.
Design and fabrication of basic instruments for nano fabrication and characterization. The CoEN will advocate the concept of Poor Man’s Nanotechnology and assist other institutions in setting up basic Nanotechnology research labs.
Set up a library (both printed and electronic) of books and research publications.
Organize International and National
Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops, etc.
Support researchers in submitting research projects to funding agencies
To design and develop a Nanotechnology Park for public awareness, understanding and appreciation