European Materials Research Society Award Won by Nandini Bhandaru from IIT-Kharagpur [ Current Affairs ]
The Young Scientist Award of the European Materials Research Society’s (E-MRS) has been won by Nandini Bhandaru, a PhD student of IIT-Kharagpur for her outstanding contribution to materials science and nanotechnology, particularly nano-patterning of soft films and surfaces.
- Ms. Bhandaru is working at the Instability and Soft Patterning Laboratory of the institute IIT-Kharagpur currently.
- She is doing her research on nano-fabrication, including soft-lithography, polymer blend films, thin film dewetting and self-assembly.
What is Nanofabrication?
- To manufacture nano-materials or pattern materials on a nanometer scale, Nano-fabrication and nano-patterning technology include developing methods.
- Nano-lithography is a common method used in nano-patterning specially for creating topographically patterned polymer films and surfaces essential in the organic electronics.
- Organic light-emitting diodes (oleds),
- Opto-electronic devices,
- Thin film transistors (tfts),
- Biological sensors microfluidics,
- Plastic solar cells
- Data storage media
- Smart and super adhesives
- Lab-on-a-chip devices
- Surfaces for nano-biotechnology applications such as patterned substrates for probing of cell behaviour, etc.
About Ms. Nandini Bhandaru innovative Research proposes:
- Possibility of fabricating nano-scale decorative surfaces at an extremely low cost and by using an integrally simple methodology.
- For many of the devices and applications these surfaces may act as the mother board.
- With minimal capital investment of the fabrication costs of these surfaces this technique can be commercialized.
- As current high end expensive photolithography or electron beam lithography based methods the fabrication costs can be reduced to one tenth.
- Published on: May 18, 2016