Computational Research:
1. Micro/Nano Mechanics of Thin Films
2. Rheology of Viscoelastic Materials and Liquid Crystals
3. Intermolecular Forces, Colloids and Surface/Interfacial Science
4. Electrohydrodynamics, Magneto-hydrodynamics, Electro-kinetics, and Electrophoresis
5. Advanced Flow Continuous Microreactors
6. DFT Studies on Active Systems
Experimental Research:
1. MEMS/NEMS Devices for Point-Of Care Detection
2. Intelligent Artificial Micro or Nanobots

Nanorobotics is a fast emerging field with potential applications in early diagnosis and targeted drug-delivery for diseases, instrumentation, healing, sensing, and health care. The behaviors of programmed artificial nanobots as drug transporter, defect healer, destroyer, or distributed sensor are complex but interesting from both scientific and technological points of view. Further, to perform microscopic and macroscopic tasks a large number of nanorobots need to work together. Thus, the challenges are to develop multi-functional objects having autonomous motion in realistic environments and then to gain control over their singular and collective movements and activities. In this direction, we are planning to develop such micro/nanobots driven by internal (e.g. chemical potential) and external (electromagnetic field) field gradients. Presently, we are involved in in-vitro as well as in-vivo studies on the drug delivery applications employing these micro or nanobots.
3. Advanced Flow Reactors, µ-VLSI, and Energy Harvesting
4. Self–Healing, Self-motile, and Self-Organizing Liquid Crystals
Research Laboratories:
1. Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronic Theranostic Devices
2. Fabrication, Characterization and Testing Laboratories
3. Thin Film and Micro/Nano Fluidics Laboratory
4. Analytical laboratory for the DST FIST Instruments
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