IITs & The Promise of Nanotechnology (E)
India is ranked high in nanoscience research and is using its knowledge to make devices. Nanotechnology has opened a whole new way of studying and using materials from making an artificial nose to sniff explosives to cardiac devices. Nanotech indeed offers a lot of promise! Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi is a highly acclaimed nano scientist with patents and devices to his credit. In this dicussion with the director of IIT Delhi, we discuss regulatory and safety issues related to nano technology. Also, we discuss how students and faculty have coped with COVID-19 and online teaching. IIT Delhi has also blossomed many so called 'Unicorns' who went on to make first rate start- up companies.