Russian and Japanese scientists open nano-tech centre in Delhi

30 November 2016 TASS
A Centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies has been opened at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi by Vladimir Shur from the Ural Federal University and Professor Sumio Iijima, the legendary Japanese physicist and pioneer in carbon nanotubes.
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A centre was opened at the Jamia Millia Islamia University. Source:Yevgeny Kurskov/TASS

Vladimir Shur, Director of Modern Nanotechnologies at the Ural Federal University, along with a Japanese Professor Sumio Iijima have opened a Centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi.

The Ural University press service said, "Vladimir Shur, together with Professor Sumio Iijima from Japan, the legendary physicist who was the first in the world to observe the carbon nanotubes, opened the Nanoscience and nanotechnology Centre at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. The Centre is supposed to be used for carrying out fundamental and applied research on the fabrication of nanodevices, nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanobiotechnology," said the press statement.

Shur was quoted in the press statement as saying, “Joint research with colleagues from India and China has already been scheduled. We have applied for a grant from the BRICS, Jamia Millia Islamia University and the University of Xi'an in China," Shur said.

Cooperation with the BRICS

Scientists from the Urals and the Ural Federal University actively collaborate with their colleagues from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) in various fields.

A meeting of astronomers was held in Yekaterinburg in September at the site of UrFU, one of the outcomes of which was a decision to hold an annual scientific event in a workshop format. These will serve as a platform for discussion of issues related to research, development and introduction of new technologies, as well as of finding ways to promote collaboration among the BRICS countries in the field of astronomy.

Earlier this year, on April 7, the headquarters of the University Network of the BRICS opened at the Ural Federal University. It is an educational project focused on the formation of a new generation of highly skilled professionals with critical thinking skills and the ability to accept and work on innovative solutions on economic and social issues.

First published by TASS.

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