Centres of Excellence

Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN), Mumbai

The Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) is a collaborative project between IIT Bombay and IISc Bengaluru. CEN offers multidisciplinary research program involving faculty from various departments. The center focuses on the design, fabrication and characterization of traditional CMOS nanoelectronic devices, novel material based devices (III-V compound semiconductor, spintronics, opto-electronics), micromechanical systems, Bio-MEMS, solar photovoltaics and polymer based devices. CEN is a resource formed to serve academic, industrial and governmental researchers in the field of nanoelectronics from across the country. The center also offers support to perform on-site fabrication using its equipment. The center's objective is to create technically sophisticated manpower for nanoelectronics research, including inter-university network and developing technologies that can be commercially availed by the industries

Research Areas: Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Output & Achievements: 1. CAN strive to develop a point-of care system for cardiac diagnostics to cater to the needs of Indian population and support for cardiovascular diseases by monitoring molecular markers especially the incipient cardiac attacks that go undetected before major/fatal attacks occur 2. For it infarcSens or iSens biosensor array have been developed for sensing myocardial infarction and subsequent cardiac status prognosis using a suite of molecular markers such as myoglobin and troponin., 3. Recently a low cost polymeric cantilever technology has been developed for cardiac marker sensing. The sensing electronics is already in place while the associated data management software for tracking the markers with time is currently being developed 4. A cantilever based electronic nose for explosive detection, 5. Silicon Locket has been designed and developed for mobile monitoring of ECG using indigenously developed technology 6. Disposable organic sensors with on-chip electronics 7. Future generation charge trap flash memories for data storage and bottom-up approaches for CMOS Scaling for molecular electronics applications have been developed

Contact Name: Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay

Contact Address: IITB Nano Fabrication Facility, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Mumbai 400076

Contact Phone: 91 22 2576-4435; 91 22 2576-4472

Fax: 022-2572-3707


State: Maharashtra