Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Third International  Conference on

Nanotechnology for Better Living

Theme: Nano-Materials  for Electronics, Energy, Environment and Structure

Venue: National Institute of Technology Srinagar, INDIA
May 25-29, 2016

National Institute of Srinagar

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Nanotechnology for Better Living

Welcome to Paradise

Everything on Earth is made up of atoms:- the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the buildings and houses we live in and our bodies too. Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular/atomic level and involves the ability to see and to control individual atoms and molecules. The discovery of these small materials (nanomaterials) is widely acknowledged as a major triumph of human ingenuity in modern times. This discovery has led to the emerging field of nanotechnologies, which is paving the way for a new technological revolution. Such developments may usher in new industrial revolutions, capable of radically transform almost all industrial sectors in the coming years. The social sciences and humanities have significant roles to play in nanotechnology beyond addressing the issues of public perception and media coverage.

Today's scientists and engineers are finding a wide variety of ways to deliberately make materials at the nanoscale to take advantage of their enhanced properties such as higher strength, lighter weight, increased control of light spectrum, and greater chemical reactivity than their larger-scale counterparts. Some of these areas are as medicine (researchers are developing customized nanoparticles, the size of molecules that can deliver drugs directly to diseased cells in human body.  When it's perfected, this method should greatly reduce the damage treatment such as chemotherapy does to a patient's healthy cells), electronics and IT (it holds some answers for how we might increase the capabilities of electronics devices while we reduce their weight and power consumption), food (having an impact on several aspects of food science, from how food is grown to how it is packaged. Companies are developing nanomaterials that will make a difference not only in the taste of food, but also in food safety, and the health benefits that food delivers), fuel cells (it is being used to reduce the cost of catalysts used in fuel cells to produce hydrogen ions from fuel such as methanol and to improve the efficiency of membranes used in fuel cells to separate hydrogen ions from other gases such as oxygen), solar cells (companies have developed nanotech solar cells that can be manufactured at significantly lower cost than conventional solar cells), batteries (companies are currently developing batteries using nanomaterials. One such battery will be a good as new after sitting on the shelf for decades. Another battery can be recharged significantly faster than conventional batteries), space (it may hold the key to making space-flight more practical. Advancements in nanomaterials make lightweight spacecraft and a cable for the space elevator possible. By significantly reducing the amount of rocket fuel required, these advances could lower the cost of reaching orbit and traveling in space.), fuels (it can address the shortage of fossil fuels such as diesel and gasoline by making the production of fuels from low grade raw materials economical, increasing the mileage of engines, and making the production of fuels from normal raw materials more efficient.), better air quality (it can improve the performance of catalysts used to transform vapors escaping from cars or industrial plants into harmless gasses. The larger surface area allows more chemicals to interact with the catalyst simultaneously, which makes the catalyst more effective), cleaner water (it is being used to develop solutions to three very different problems in water quality, chemical sensors (nanotechnology can enable sensors to detect very small amounts of chemical vapors. Various types of detecting elements, such as carbon nanotubes, zinc oxide nanowires or palladium nanoparticles can be used in nanotechnology-based sensors. Because of the small size, a few gas molecules are sufficient to change the electrical properties of the sensing elements. This allows the detection of a very low concentration of chemical vapors.), fabric (making composite fabric with nano-sized particles or fibers allows improvement of fabric properties without a significant increase in weight, thickness, or stiffness as might have been the case with previously-used  techniques), etc. construction (This technology can be used in many different areas of design and construction processes since, nanotechnology generated products have many unique characteristics. These characteristics can, again, significantly fix current construction problems, and may change the requirement and organization of the construction process). Tremendous progress has been made in the area related to research, design, development, testing and commercialization of some of these materials all over the world. However, significant challenges still remain to further develop and improve the properties of these materials for maximum utility and widespread use. This is the main driving force for holding Nanotechnology for Better Living international conference with a theme of Nano-Materials  for Electronics, Energy and Environment around the globe and bringing together academicians and researchers to shear knowledge and exchange their views on

     -Nanotechnology for space

     -Nanotechnology for defense

     -Nanotechnology for health care

     -Nanotechnology for energy and environment


     -Commercialization of nanotechnology

      -Nanostructured carbon

       -Advanced materials

Contact Address


International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living, 2016

Prof. Kamal K. Kar

Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, (UP) India
Email: kamalkk @ or
icnbl2016 @

Phone :+91-512-2597687 (O),+91-512-2598703(R), 09415081153, 08005059301
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International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living, 2016

Prof. Ashraf Shah

Special Centre for Nanoscience

Department of Physics

National Institute of Technology Srinagar-190006, (JK) India
shah @ or icnbl2016 @

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