Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering. The ideas and concepts behind nanoscience and nanotechnology started with a talk entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” by physicist Richard Feynman at an American Physical Society meeting at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) on December 29, 1959, long before the term nanotechnology was used. In his talk, Feynman described a process in which scientists would be able to manipulate and control individual atoms and molecules. In recent years, Department of Physics has pioneered Nanotechnology and related research receiving major funding in thrust area from various agencies like DST, UGC and DAE, Govt. of India.
Keeping in view of the importance of Nanotechnology, SMVDU has started Nanotechnology Cell with the aim to create an advance research atmosphere for facilitating the student and young researchers with interaction and synergies among the faculty of different Departments with varying expertise in the field of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.