Specialization: Nonmaterials and Environmental Chemistry

Nanomaterials are chemical substances or materials that are manufactured and used at a very small scale. Nanomaterials are developed to exhibit novel characteristics compared to the same material without nanoscale features, such as increased strength, chemical reactivity or conductivity. Nanomaterials are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics and other areas. Their physical and chemical properties often differ from those of bulk materials, so they call for specialised risk assessment.

The department works in development of nonmaterials for:

  • Simple and photo catalysis,
  • Biosorptive remediation,
  • Separation of radioactive materials from spent fuels,
  • Enzyme Technology,
  • Environmental Chemistry,
  • Supramolecular & Co-Ordination Chemistry,
  • Bio-fuel productions,
  • Tribological applications, etc.
  • Electrochemical applications