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Nano electronics and nano sensors Dr Shehan de Silva

Nanotechnology and advanced material – Breakout

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Nano electronics and nano sensors Dr Shehan de Silva

  1. 1. Relevance and strength Dr. Shehan de Silva Senior Scientist/ Head – Strategic Planning National Consultative Workshop on Emerging technologies 2015
  2. 2. Why and how do we select a project? Company Confidential2 Macro Trends Delivery Technology Local Strengths National level support is best utilized in developing unique platform technologies. The platform technology in turn can be commercialized in various forms through private enterprise
  3. 3. Possible area Electro active Porous materials Fundamental mechanisms: Piezo electric, adsorption, etc • New class of device • Sensor • Actuator • Electronic storage/sensing mechanism for atoms! – 10 - 1um electro spun fibres – 1um – 10nm carbon/ ceramic / latex composite – <10nm synthetic chemistry, biology Company Confidential3
  4. 4. Application areas • Hydrogen Storage and recovery • Controlled Breathable garments • Breathable built environment ( controllable roofing tiles) • Water filtration • Nitrogen sensing, other crop specific sensors (reversible) • Electronic drug delivery Company Confidential4
  5. 5. Company Confidential5 Electro active porous materials Global Grand Challenge Example Roadmap for Nano materials Today Fixed future date GROW WHAT YOU NEED Food Water Medicine