Department of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is the design, fabrication and exploitation of materials and structures by controlling shape and size at the nanometer range; a tiny scale - larger than the level of atoms and molecules, but within the range of 1-100 nanometres. in this scale because an increase in surface area and appearance of quantum effects, the materials show a drastic change in physical and chemical properties compared to the bulk materials enabling unique applications. Hence, in recent years nanotechnology has become one of the most important and exciting forefront fields in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Biology to improve existing processes, materials and applications by scaling down into the nano realm. Nanotechnology has a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials, solar cells, sporting goods, lasers, displays, aerospace, nano-foods, textiles, cosmetics, energy production and the others. The applications potential of nanostructured materials is certainly a cause of the intense interest in the subject. However the interdisciplinary nature of this field makes it somewhat difficult for researchers in one special field to understand and draw on developments in another area. Department of nanotechnology in new technologies faculty of Iran University of Science and Technology has been founded in 2013 in order to instruct the nanotechnology engineers with adequate expert to synthesis, production and application of nanostructured materials and systems. Currently this department has 6 full-time faculty members which conduct researches in some aspects of nanotechnology such as nanomaterials, nanobiotechnology, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), nanocoating, nanocomposites, nanocatalysts and energy storage systems.