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School of Engineering at GD Goenka University organized a guest lecture by Prof. R. P. Tandon, Professor, Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, New Delhi on 3rd March, 2016 on “Nanotechnology: An Overview”. Prof. Tandon has specialization in synthesis & characterization of nanomaterials, organic solar cells, Quantum dots, ferroelectric materials etc.

Students of B.Tech 2nd semester and B.Sc. (H) Chemistry attended this invited talk. The main objective of the discussion was to make students acquainted about nanocrystalline materials, their unique properties and diverse applications from wide range of fields ranging from cosmetics to space technologies; there are also important contributions to diagnostics and therapeutic practices, especially treating cancer.

Prof. Tandon gave introduction to Nanotechnology and brief history of research in nanomaterials. He explained changes of physical and chemical properties at nanoscale. He also explained applications in the field of cosmetics, space technologies, diagnostics and therapeutic practices, especially treating cancer, gene therapy and in vitro diagnostics. He also discussed how nanoscale material has made a difference in many areas of engineering and technology, such as energy, environmental pollution control, textile, automobile and electronics.

The entire session was very interactive and students were allowed to ask their queries during the whole session.

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