IIT-Guwahati’s ‘Centre Of Excellence’ Provides Boost To Nanotech & Healthcare Sectors 

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The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati, in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, successfully achieved the goals set for the Centre for Excellence (CoE) in Research and Development of Nanoelectronic and Theranostic Devices established in 2014.

Lauding the success of the Centre for Excellence, the Director of IIT-Guwahati – Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam shared, “The faculty members working at IIT-Guwahati’s Centre for Nanotechnology in collaboration with MeitY have worked tirelessly towards the success of establishing this pioneering Centre for Excellence.”

This support by the MeitY has been instrumental in expanding the base of nanoelectronics inventions and innovations in the country, in line with the twin missions of GoI – Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India.

Since its inception, IIT Guwahati and MeitY collectively planned and envisioned this Centre for Excellence with long-term objectives.

The CoE has surpassed these objectives, including the establishment of a brand-new Centre for Nanotechnology building of 10,000 sq. m. area equipped with ISO 5 and 6 clean rooms and 23 state-of-art laboratories – Lithography, CVD and PVD reactors, oxidation and diffusion furnaces, and printers, characterization – confocal and electron microscopes, UV-Vis spectroscopy, and AFM-Raman-TERS and testing – IV-CV analyzer, AC/DC/RF probe stations, network analyzer facilities, for the first time in North-East India.

The other feature also includes the development of an array of healthcare devices to detect liver/kidney/pancreatic health, detect pathogens and cancer markers with immense commercial potential.

It incorporates seven transfer-of-technologies, over 280 publications in high-impact international journals, more than 40 Patents, 30 prototypes, 50 Ph.D. students, and manpower training.

The former Director of IIT Delhi – Prof. Ramgopal Rao, noted “Establishment of the Centre for Excellence is an epoch-making event in Northeast, as the youth can now utilize these facilities at their doorstep to pursue their lofty scientific and technological dreams.”

The Nano Centre has already started delivering an array of technologies that will cater to the needs of society.

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