Two Days Workshop on Nanotechnology

A two days workshop was organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication on 30th and 31st of January, 2019 under TEQIP-III. Experienced persons on this field were invited to deliver lectures on their respective nanotechnology domain. Students and faculties from different Institute such as NIELIT Imphal, Manipur Institute of Technology attended the workshop. 


Nanotechnology is defined as the study and use of structures between 1 nanometer and 100 nanometers in size. The size would take eight hundred 100 nanometer particles side by side to match the width of human hair. The concepts that seeded nanotechnology were first discussed in 1959 by renowned physicist Richard Feynman in his talk There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom, in which he described the possibility of synthesis via direct manipulation of atoms. The term “nano-technology” was first used by Norio Taniguchi in 1974, though it was not widely known. Inspired by Feynman’s concepts, K. Eric Drexler used the term “nanotechnology” in his 1986 book Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, which proposed the idea of a nanoscale “assembler” which would be able to build a copy of itself and of other items of arbitrary complexity with atomic control.

Nanotechnology, as defined by size, is naturally very broad, including fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, energy storage,  microfabrication, molecular engineering, etc. The associated research and applications are equally diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale.

Aim and Objective

To enhance the knowledge of nanotechnology and its importance.

Resource Persons

1. Dr. N. Basanta Singh
Associate Professor
Dept. of ECE, MIT Manipur

2. Dr. Ashish Ranjan
Assistant Professor
Dept. of ECE, NIT Manipur

3. Dr. Gaurav Saxena
Assistant Professor
Dept. of ECE, IIIT Manipur

4. Dr. Biraj Shougaijam
Assistant Professor and Head
Dept. of ECE, MTU Manipur

Workshop Coordinator

Rajkumari Chanu
Assistant Professor
Dept. of ECE, MTU Manipur

Workshop Schedule
Day 1 [30th January 2019]
9.30 am Welcome Speech by Th. Rajkmari Chanu
9.45 am Lecture by Dr. N. Basanta Singh, Associate Professor, MIT Manipur
12.00 pm Lunch Break
1.00 pm Lecture by Dr. Biraj Shougaijam, Assistant Professor, MTU
3.00 pm Tea Break
3:15 pm Interaction programme with the participants


Day 2 [31st January 2019]
9:30 am Lecture by Dr. Gaurav Saxena, Assistant Professor, IIIT Manipur
11:30 am Interaction programme with the participants
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1.00 pm Dr. Ashish Ranjan, Assistant Professor, NIT Manipur
3.00 pm Tea Break
3:15 pm Felicitation Programme





The workshop was concluded with the notion that the participants have understood the idea of nanotechnology and served its main aim and objectives.

The participants were able

  • To understand the basic idea of nanotechnology.
  • To the technology behind the nanoscale devices like MOSFET, CMOS, etc.
  • To understand the idea of manufacturing methodology of nanoscale devices.
  • To understand the needs of nanotechnology in the market.


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