Wednesday, February 14, 2007

An Interview with Dr. Singh, Director of Nanotechnology

Currently, scientists in India are making enormous strides in their work on synthesis and characterization of various nanomaterials like carbon nanotubes, nano oxide, and phospors for industrial applications. It sounds exotic, but it simply means improvements in the quality of paints, pigments, and textiles, to name a few everyday things.
Perhaps even more important than the betterment of consumer products, nanotechnology also has great potential in health care. In fact, many of India’s 25 R&D labs are focusing specifically on developing drug delivery systems that will rely on nanotechnology to reduce a number of health-related issues.

Amity Institute of Nano-Technology in Uttar Pradesh is dedicated to keeping nanotechnology in India’s future. In fact, it is the only university in India that is undertaking a teaching program in nanoscience and nanotechnology at the post-graduate levels. In an interview with the University's Director of Nanotechnology, Dr. R.P. Sing, he explaines that "At the present time, Indian initiatives are aimed more towards research, but industries here are expected to pick up on nanotechnology soon. After all, there is a big scope of opportunity in the market for nano products in India and elsewhere in the world. " Dr. Singh emphasizes that ultimately, his objective is to promote a program that will generate skilled manpower so as to meet the growing in-house requirements and also to "exploit the potentials of nanotechnology."

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