Smart Materials and Devices (SMAD)

The proposed Smart Materials and Device division aims to conduct cutting-edge research in various areas, including smart nano-materials, targeted drug delivery, bio-imaging, biosensing platforms, organic materials of medicinal interest, and sustainable energy solutions. It also focuses on tissue engineering, stem cell research, and marine nano-biomaterials for therapeutics. The vision is to develop affordable personalized medicine and diagnostics while addressing sustainable energy challenges. Objectives include translating scientific knowledge into real-world solutions, designing new materials of biological importance, collaborating with technology transfer experts, and establishing an internationally acclaimed research unit with funding from national and international agencies. Expected outcomes involve multidisciplinary research to solve clinical problems, improve human health, and address global energy needs.

In summary, the Smart Materials and Device division aims to be a pioneering research unit, combining diverse expertise to create innovative solutions for personalized medicine, diagnostics, and sustainable energy. The division’s progress demonstrates its dedication to impactful research and potential for future collaborations and achievements.

Thrust Areas

  • Functional organic nanomaterials
  • Nanobiosensors/Catalysis
  • Functional Polymeric nanomaterials, Biomacromolecules
  • Tissue Engineering/Biomaterials
  • Nanomedicine and Drug delivery
  • Biomedical applications of nanomaterials