Programme of StudyThe Center will eventually offer special topic courses in the area of Nanoscience. A Ph.D. program is envisaged in future.
Special Centre for Nanoscience
There are several groups in School of Physical Sciences, Centre for Biotechnology, School of Environmental Sciences and School of Life Sciences that are actively pursuing research work that touches many aspects of nanoscience and technology. However, the synergy is clearly missing though collaborations limited to personal levels exist. Since, JNU has the advantage of having the culture of interdisciplinary research ingrained into its ethos; it is natural that a discipline like nano-science and technology gets inroad into the academic program before it is too late. In this spirit, an Advisory Committee comprising of six scientists was set up in 2006 (under the Chairmanship of Prof. H. B. Bohidar) to explore the possibility of starting such an activity in JNU. The Advisory Committee Report submitted to the University where it was categorically recommended that a nanoscience centre be created in JNU immediately.
Physical and Fluorescence characteristics of non-functionalized carbon nanoparticles from candle soot, P. Kumar and H. B. Bohidar, (2012).
Universal correlation between solvent polarity, fluorescence lifetime and macroscopic viscosity of alcohol solutions, P. Kumar and H. B. Bohidar, J. Fluorescence, (2012), 22, 865-870.
“Un-functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles having Fluorescence Characteristics, Method of Preparation Thereof, and their Use as Bioimaging and Solvent Sensing Agents”. Indian Patent appl. No. 2184/DEL/2010 and PCT/IN-2011-00610 (H. B. BOHIDAR and Pradip KUMAR)