Assam Don Bosco University and Stanford Medical School are planning to work together in the area of Nanotechnology applications in medical diagnostics and drug delivery. This was decided in a meeting between Prof. Aynur Unal of Stanford University, Fr. Dr. Stephen Mavely, Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Sunandan Baruah, Director, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CoEN), Assam Don Bosco University. Prof. Unal said that the collaboration will start in the areas of nanofiber extraction from natural cellulose and their use in the development of smart medical patches that will interact with nanobots placed within the human body.
Prof. Unal also interacted with the Nanotechnology group at Assam Don Bosco University led by Prof. Sunandan Baruah. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and Christ University, Bangaluru will also be involved in this project. In a meeting with Fr. Joseph Nellanatt, Pro-Vice Chancellor, ADBU, Prof. Manoranjan Kalita, Director, School of Technology, Prof. Sunandan Baruah, Director, CoEN and others from the School of Technology, Prof. Unal said that she is impressed with the quality of research at the CoEN and the concept of Poor Man’s Nanotechnology.