Centre for Nanotechnology

The Centre for Nanotechnology was established in January 2011 with the main focus to promote research in Engineering science & technology of our institution. Some of the focused areas of research are,

  • Nanostructured materials
  • Nanomagnetism
  • Advanced drug synthesis, drug delivery and its controlled release
  • Nanomaterials for sensor applications
  • Environmental nanotechnology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Carbon nanotechnology (Nanotubes)
  • Strengthening of Engineering Materials


Educational Excellence in social and industrial transformation through nanoscale research.


To achieve recognition by strenuous efforts and dedication in the field of Nanoscience and Technology.


  • To disseminate knowledge among students, faculty and practicing engineers
  • To organize special lectures, staff development programmes and seminars to facilitate exchange of knowledge and latest developments
  • To identify and introduce courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels in the specialized area
  • To identify the research requirement and take up research projects with external funding agencies
  • To take up collaborative programmes with other institutions at national and international level

Programmes Offered

  • National Seminars
  • Guest lectures
  • Workshops
  • Project work at UG and PG level
  • Quiz Competitions
  • Research Paper Publications


Workshop on Nanoscience and Technology on 22.02.2018

The programme under the caption workshop on Nanoscience and Technology was held on 22.02.2018 under the auspicious of Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, SPIHER.

The programme started special address by Dr. D.S. Ramachandra Murthy, Director R&D. Dr. Sayeeda Sultana, convenor introduced the chief guest Dr. R. Jayavel, Prof. & Director (Research)Anna University, Chennai to the audience.

Dr. S. Gunasekaran, Dean R&D gave a vivid account of Nanoscience and technology consisting of facts and figures relating to its research in the globe. His speech was found raise the spirit of the students and created awareness to take up Nanoscience projects.

Dr. R. Jayavel spoke about the importance of Nano materials, its advancement and applications specifically in the field of electronics, construction of devices and semiconductor industries. His speech has been enlightening and was totally useful for the students inclusive of research scholars.

There after Dr. A. Thangaraja, AP, Department of Bio-Technology, Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts college, Chennai presented facts related to Nanoscience and its association with biology and biotechnology.

Dr. S. Gunasekaran spoke on the spectroscopical techniques employed in the screening of cellulose nanomaterials which finds enormous applications in this field. His talk comprised of simplest methodology to highly sophisticated techniques in the education of Nano materials for young budding scientists.

Similarly Ms. A. Vanitha, AP, Department of Bio-Medical Engineering, SPIHER delivered the talk about Nanomaterial fabrication and its applications. Finally the programme came to end after the distribution of certificates. The workshop was attended by 135 participants.

Seminar on recent trends in Nanotechnology on 23rd March 2015

Seminar on Recent Trends in Nanotechnology was organized by the Centre for Nanotechnology, St. Peter’s University, Chennai, on 23rd March 2015 at 10.30 A.M. The objective of this seminar is to provide a scientific platform for the young budding scientists to showcase their project works and to motivate them towards this relatively new area of technology.

The programme started with invocation. Dr. Sayeeda Sultana, Convenor of the seminar, welcomed the gathering. Dr. D. S. Ramachandra Murthy, Vice Chancellor spoke on the importance of Nanotechnology in applied sciences and Engineering, which was absorbing and encouraging to students.

Dr. L. Mahesh Kumar, Director (Academic) told about the application of Nanotechnology in various fields. Special Lecture was given by Dr. A. Thangaraja, Associate Professor, Department of Bio-Technology. He gave a talk on the Nanomachines. His presentation was informative for the students. Totally 38 persons attended this seminar.

Certificates were presented to the prize winners and all the participants.