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The SNF lab is equipped with multiple instruments to parallelly support a multitude of research projects in different areas of science and nanotechnology. The lab is equipped with instruments to facilitate and accelerate the synthesis as well as the characterization of materials. It is our motto to become self-sustained in the characterization of materials. In addition to the various instruments, the lab has full privileged access to the centralized materials facility (Materials Characterization Facility) which is situated next to the SNF Lab. MCF is equipped with the most modern and scientific instruments required for characterization of materials and is supported by very promising and dedicated staff which make this facility one of the best in nanomaterials and surface characterization

Fundamental Science:
  • Exploring the extraordinary chemistry of nanoceria
  • Structural evolution of one dimensional and polygonal ceria and titania nanostructures
  • Optical and electrical properties of nano-oxides at low temperature
  • Active element effect of rare earth in oxidation prevention at high temperature
  • Atomic scale property evaluation
  • Application-oriented characterization
  • Nanostructure characterization
  • Nano-bio Interface: Interaction for clinical applications and toxic potential of nanomaterials
  • Nano-additives: Energy, catalysis and heat transfer fluids
  • Nano MEMS integration: Chemical, gas and biological sensors
  • Coatings: Optical and corrosion prevention
Additional Projects:
  • Benefits of nanoceria in clinical applications
  • Toxicity potential of nanoceria
  • Quantum dots tagging of nanoceria for imaging applications in biology
  • One dimensional nanostructure synthesis of oxide materials
  • Nano aluminum and alumina-titania nano-composites for application in catalysis
  • Atomic-scale structure property evaluation of nanomaterials
  • Exploring the polycrystalline, polyhedral and one-dimensional chemistry of nanoceria
  • Room temperature synthesis methods for nanomaterials for various applications