The Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN)

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


The Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) focuses on research and education in the areas of nano-scale electronics, devices, technologies, materials, micro and nanoelectromechanical systems, bio-electronic interfaces, and integrated small-scale systems. The Center runs a multidisciplinary research program involving more than 40 faculty members from various departments of engineering and basic science. The CEN is funded by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India, under a collaborative project between IISc and IIT Bombay. The Center is currently building a state-of-the art nanofabrication facility with a clean room spanning 1400 square meters. In addition, there are several planned characterization labs that will cater to material, electronic, mechanical and chemical characterization. The nanofab facility and the associated characterization labs will be centrally located in a new building (under construction). Currently, research projects under CEN utilize fabrication and characterization facilities scattered over the IISc campus in various participating departments and centers. Apart from carrying out frontier research in the areas mentioned above, the center aims at creating technologies that can be commercially exploited by industries. The Center is also engaged in an ambitious plan for generating high caliber manpower and entrepreneurs in the field of nanoelectronics and nanoengineering. It offers an interdisciplinary PhD program named “Nanoengineering for Integrated Systems” for students aspiring to work in any of the research areas mentioned above.

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