Structure & operation
Associated Faculty & Staff
of Excellence in Nanoelectronics
Centre for Research in
Nanotechnology & Science (CRNTS), IIT Bombay works closely with
industry and alumni to strengthen the Nanotechnology infrastructure at IIT
Bombay and help commercialize some of the technologies developed at IIT
Bombay. Currently, over 45 faculty members from 9 different
departments/schools are working together in the broad areas of
Nanotechnology, with support from various government agencies are private
The main objectives of CRNTS can be summarized as below:
Strengthen the Nanotechnology infrastructure and research activities at IIT
Bombay with state of the art facilities for Nanotechnology research.
Identify potential industry partners for commercialization of Nanotechnology
Facilitate construction of a
80,000 sq.ft Nanotechnology building with all the required amenities to
house the Nanotechnology centre facilities.
sophisticated manpower for Nanotechnology research, engineering and
Enabling a large
number of doctoral students to conduct their research work in the
Creating a suite of
courses for graduate level teaching of nanotechnology, and admitting
masters and doctoral students to this programme – one that would have
a strong experimental research component.
Setting up an
inter-university cooperative programme in which graduate students and
leading researchers from other universities can come and take courses
& do their research projects in the facility created.
courses in nanotechnology for university teachers and industry
Network with other
agencies, institutions, national labs and industry working in the area