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Posted: April 20, 2008
New Indian nanotechnology center set up in collaboration with University of Arkansas
(Nanowerk News) The Sathyabama Deemed University is setting up an advance centre for nanotechnology, with an investment of Rs 35 crore (about $8.8 million), in collaboration with the University of Arkansas, USA.
"The nanotechnology lab will invent medical devices such as a chip, which could be attached to one’s vest, to make you feel cool even in hot summer," Sathyabama University chancellor Jeppiaar said on Saturday.
Addressing over 2,200 graduates during their convocation ceremony, he said the university would also collaborate with the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, ISRO and Defence Research and Development Organisation in the field of nano science. IGCAR director Baldev Raj, who delivered the convocation address, said engineers along with social scientists must work towards developing the nation. He presented honorary doctorates to Sister Nirmala, superior general of the Missionaries of Charities, folk singer Pushpavanam Kuppusamy and vocalist Nithyashree Mahadevan on the occasion.