Centre for CLEAN ENERGY & NANO CONVERGENCE (CENCON) was inaugurated by His Excellency,
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, 6th January 2011 is an initiate of HITS, keeping in pursuit of its vision to be at the cutting edge of Technologies. The CENCON Centre will combine different Research Activities that are being pursued at HITS in the Area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology with focused funding.
CENCON is established in collaboration with Quantum-Functional Research Centre of Dongguk University, Korea with an objective to promote Basic and Applied Research, develop products and provide consultancy to the industry in different areas, such as, Clean Energy, Nano-Composites, Non-Volatile Memories, LED, UID exploring the concept of Nano Convergence,
Nano Convergence refers to the unification of most branches of Science and Technology, based on the unity of nature at the nanoscale. Nanoscale is the region where many technologies meet, combine, and creatively generate a world of possibilities. Convergence of technologies will be based on material unity at the Nanoscale and on technology integration from that scale. The building blocks of matter that are fundamental to all Sciences originate at the nanoscale that is, the scale at which complex inorganic materials take on the Characteristic Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Properties they exhibit at larger scales.
The focus of the Centre will be to develop Nanoscale Electronics, Optoelectronic, and Magnetic Devices by combining cutting edge Nanotechnology with the knowledge from the Engineering disciplines. Nanotechnology can help to fabricate structures substantially smaller, better and cheaper than the current technologies permit.
Through CENCON, HITS will be joining an International Consortium on Nanotechnology Convergence consisting of Dongguk University, California Nano Systems Institute (University of California Los Angeles, USA), Institute of Microelectronics Technology (Russia), Anna University, and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. As a partner of the International Consortium, CENCON will have access to cutting edge Technology which is developed by the International Consortium.
In order to help propel CENCON through its visionary path, various committees are formed at different organizational levels:
- An International Advisory Committee consisting of Eminent Scientists from around the World including India will set the vision and develop a strategy for steering CENCON into a Centre of Excellence.
- A Core Committee consisting of scientific experts in the country in the area of Basic and Applied Sciences will oversee the development of CENCON in the light of the vision and the directions set.
- An organizing committee consisting of scientists from HITS and allied Institutions will be responsible to implement the strategies and for the day-to-day running of CENCON.
Prof. Borje Johansson
Dr. Borje Johansson is a Professor at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He has held visiting appointments at different prestigious academic institutions both in Europe and USA. Dr. Johansson has been invited to join various scientific panels and commissions and has been consultant to internationally reputed research laboratories. He has also been invited to guide a number of science policy missions. Dr. Johansson is the recipient of a number of National and International Awards for his leadership and contributions to Research. He has over 800 research publications in International journals and has been invited to speak in about 200 conferences. His works are cited widely in research publications. Dr. Johansson has been a member of the Nobel Prize Committee for physics from the year 2004.
Prof. Rajeev Ahuja
Dr. Rajeev Ahuja is a Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden in the Department of Physics. He received many distinctions and awards, including the prize of elder Lilly and Sren Thoreaus for excellent research on the Electronics Structure of Condensed Matter in 2005. He was also nominated from Uppsala University for “Goran Gusta fsson Prize” in Physics in 2009 & 2010. Under his guidance 14 members already received their Doctorate Degrees. His research paper in Nano-letters in the year of 2007 was selected as research highlights in Nature Nano technology. He is serving as a reviewer of many international funding agencies. He is on the Editorial Board of many International Journals and he has over 450 publications in International journals.
Dr. Tae Won Kang
Dr. Tae Won Kang is the Director of Quantum Functional Semiconductor Research Center (QRSC), Dongguk University, Korea. Dr. Kang has organized several International Symposia in Physics related to Semiconductors and Applications. Dr. Kang has acted as a Consultant to industries and is also an active member in different academic bodies of Science and Technology. He has earned numerous accolades and academic achievements. Dr. kang has published nearly 600 papers in Korean and International Journals and has several patents to his credit.
Dr. Ganapathy Subramaniam
Dr. Ganapathy Subramaniam has obtained his Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics in 2003 and is attached to Quantum-Functional Semiconductor Research Center, Dongguk University, Korea. He has nearly 10 years of research and teaching experience. He is actively pursuing research in the areas of nonvolatile memory, solid state lights and related areas. He has guided many Ph.D. Scholars and has published about 15 papers in International Journals. He has several patents to his credit.
Dr. R. Devanathan
Dr. R. Devanathan received his Ph.D. and M. Sc (Engg) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and his B.E and M.E degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He worked in Electronics Commission, Government of India. Dr. Devanathan on the faculty of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore over two decades. Currently he is serving as Principal and Dean (Academic) in HITS, Chennai.
Dr. R. Devanathan has published over 120 papers in International and National Conference proceedings and Journals. He has received awards from IEEE Education Society and NTU. He has chaired and co-chaired International Conferences organized under IEEE and NTU.