How small can we go? Futuristic insight of nanotechnology

About the Webinar
A three-day webinar series was organized and accomplished on the 4 th , 5 th, and 6 th of October,2020 by the Ryan Publishers team. It was fortunate to have three different resource persons, Dr. Vinod Kumar V (Post Doctoral Associate @ Water Tech laboratory, The Water Research School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel), Dr.Madhurantakam Sasya (JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow @ Department of Molecular Physiology Niigata Medical University, Niigata, Japan) and Dr. Ganesh Kumar Mani (JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow @ Micro/Nano Technology Center, Tokai University, Japan), share their individual ideas on nanotechnology on a common platform. Each session carried the very essence of nanotechnology and its application in various fields. The participants had an effective and meaningful interaction with each resource person at the close of each session.

Key Points Discussed
“Innovation For Better Tomorrow” – held on 4th, October 2020)

o Ethanol production from Biomass
o Making alcohol for hand sanitizer from biomass using ozone technology
o UV LED technology for disinfection studies
o Photocatalytic membrane reactor design and demonstration for photocatalytic remediation
o Textile wastewater treatment (Indigo dye) using earth-abundant materials
o Aerogels to replace GAC for removing POPs from groundwater
o Eco-friendly MF/UF membrane with sustainability, reusability, and biodegradability
o SPB capsule
o Rapid visible light degradation of EE2 and its estrogenicity in hospital wastewater by
crystalline promoted g-C3N4
o XRD spectra
o Proposed process scheme
o Photocatalytic membrane reactor
o Types of Aerogel – Silica, Carbon, Metal oxide, Polymer, Cellulose
o Synthesis of Aeroge
o SOL-GEL processing
o Ethanol activated granular aerogel as an efficient adsorbent for persistent organic pollutants
o CDI as alternate to the R.O membrane

“Introduction To The World Of Nano And Its Applications In The Field Of Electrochemical Biosensors” – held on 5th, October 2020)

o How small is nano?
o Nanobiotechnology and Bionanotechnology
o Nanosize effect on properties –
 Physical – melting point
 Chemical – reactivity
 Electrical – conductivity
o Synthesis of nanoparticles –
 Top-down approach
 Bottom-up approach/self-assembly approach
o Methods of nanoparticle synthesis
o Nanoparticles based on the composition – inorganic, organic, carbon
o Nanoparticles based on the dimensions – 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D
o Physicochemical properties
o Applications of nanoparticles–
 Drug delivery
 Medical imaging
 Wearable sensors
 Implantable medical devices
 MRI contrast agent
 Lubricants etc
o Engineering of nanoparticles
o Properties of nanoparticles
o Applications of nanotechnology – biomedical, industrial, agriculture, environment
o Biosensors and its classification
o Choice of biomarkers

“Advanced On-Body Sensor Devices For Active Healthcare” – held on 6th, October 2020)
o Overview of healthcare
o Conventional testing procedure, Point of care devices, Time saved by POCT
o Medical tourism
o Target Analytes – Biomarkers
 Predisposition biomarker
 Screening biomarker
 Staging biomarker
 Prediction biomarker
 Prognostic biomarker
 Recurrence monitoring biomarker
o Painless Microneedle – Biomimicking
o Why microneedles?
o Types of microneedles
o Pain evaluation
o Salivary α amylase activity
o Micro needle-based POC devices
o Current status of microneedle sensors
o Microneedle based single-cell pH sensors and recent advances in single-cell pH sensors
o Sensing studies (in vitro studies)

o Electronic skin
o Sweat based diagnosis and sweat pH sensor based on nanosheets, mouthpiece pH
o Microfluidic devices
o Microfluidic device preparation
o pH sensing procedure
o Microfluidics based pH sensors for CTCs detection
o DIY ideas to create microfluidic devices
o Single microneedle
o Commercial multimeter

In thinking about nanotechnology today, what’s most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough.—K. Eric Drexle

Comments from participants :

  • The webinar was very good and.. suggestions 😊😊
  • Thank you for organizing this webinar from wonderful researchers and their excellent presentation . This 3 Days webinar helped me to know more about nanotechnology.
  • The webinar was very well presented. As a new comer to the field of Nanotechnology, the talks were really helpful for me to get an overview of the field. Please keep doing such webinars in future.
  • Your 3 day webinar on nanotechnology is very good and knowledgeable.. And it’s also interesting to know about recent updates.. As i’m interested to pursue my higher studies in nanotech.. this webinar seems to be very useful for me.. And the speakers were really good.. that is the way the explained about the things, were easy to capture… And finally i wish that you will conduct these type of webinar in future also.. Thank you
  • Satisfactory… looking forward for further projects like this.