Global Alliances & Strategic Partnerships

The Center has worked to establish technical & scientific collaborations with a number of national and international institutional and industrial collaborations. Access to heavy infrastructure is an important precondition for research in the field of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at the highest level, and demand for such equipment is sign of quality. Despite the requirement for such quality equipments at the center, certain types of laboratory & instrumentation are so resource intensive that it is not practical for them to be established and operated by single laboratory or even within the country. This makes it essential for the center to establish both national and international collaborations and partnerships to improve infrastructure accessibility, technology transfer and to promote joint research.

The details of the technical collaborations established by the team at the Nanotechnology Research Center are given below.

Scope of Collaborations

Sample Exchange and Joint Publications

Some of the facilities available at the collaborator's lab such as the TEM, the XPS, the UHV STM and other optical characterizations are made use of. Similiarly facilities such as the FESEM, Nanotlithography, Nanomanipulators and E beam lithography are state-of-the-art facilities commonly required by research centers around the world. The publications arising out of these work, would come out as joint publications between both collaborators.

Exchange of Students and Faculty

Another collaborative venture, which the center focuses on, is the exchange of students and faculty. Few of the important thrust areas of research at the Nanotechnology Research Center, SRM University include fabrication of ordered magnetic nanostructures, fabrication of sensors based on inorganic thin films, fabrication of photovoltaics based on CdSe, InP3 etc. Once, suitable topics are identified for collaborative research, students and faculty exchange is planned towards collaborative research.

Joint Project Submissions

Another important venture which is crucial for the development of the strategic partnerships is the submission of joint research grant to international funding agencies such as the World Bank and NSF-DST funding scheme.

National Collaborators in Academia

  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  • IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • BITS Pilani, Goa
  • Bharatidasan University, Trichy

National Collaborators in the Industry

  • GLR Labs, Chennai
  • Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

International Collaborators in Academia

  • Toyo University, Japan
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • BESSY Synchrotron Facility, Berlin, Germany
  • Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, USA