To ensure that South Africa remains competitive with the international research community in this fast-developing field, the country's nanoscience and nanotechnology effort is being coordinated at national level by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) through its National Nanotechnology Strategy.
A major feature story in this week's The Economist magazine highlights the enormous promise of nanotechnology but also underscores the lack of research being done to determine how safe nanoscale materials are.
The ability to produce devices with such performance with an organic semiconductor represents another milestone toward practical applications for large area, low-cost electronic circuits on flexible organic substrates.
A Two-Day national conference on 'Emerging Trends in Biotechnology Engineering' was concluded today at the Department of Biotechnology, Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SUSCET).
Dr. Sumio Iijima was today awarded with the 2007 Balzan Prize for Nanoscience for his discovery of carbon nanotubes, and in particular the discovery of single walled carbon nanotubes and the study of their properties, by the International Balzan Prize Foundation.