Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale to create new materials of any size that have new properties and functions.
Careers in nanoscience
A career in nanoscience and nanotechnology puts you at the cutting edge of scientific discovery and at the forefront of technological developments which hold the potential to change the world we live in.
Nanotechnology and energy
Nanotechnology, and in particular, nanofabrication, offers a variety of tools to contribute to solving the energy crisis, since creating materials and devices smaller than 100 nanometers (nm) offers new ways to capture, store, and transfer energy.
Nanotechnology and water
Nanotechnology offers an opportunity to refine and optimise current techniques to purify water, and to provide new and novel methods of purifying water. The unique and novel properties of nanoparticles make them well suited for treating water.
Nanotechnology and health
Nanotechnology is being used to develop nanodevices and nanostructures to prevent, treat and monitor disease.
Applications of nanotechnology are delivering solutions to the challenges that are facing society. Nanotechnologists are finding applications in traditional energy sources and are greatly enhancing alternative energy approaches to help meet increasing energy demands.
Nanotechnology research, development and application are relevant and potentially beneficial to almost every facet of our lives. Many benefits of nanotechnology rely on the possibility to alter the structures of materials at extremely small scales to achieve specific properties which improve the materials’ capabilities.
Greater Solar Energy Harvesting with Nano Electronics
A variety of sources are available for energy collection in natural world. One of the available renewable energy resources is solar energy, which is by far the most abundant. More energy is provided to the Earth by sunlight radiation within one hour than is consumed yearly by the entire human civilisation across the world.
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale, to create new materials of any size that have new properties and functions. The Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme (NPEP) disseminates information to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of nanotechnology.
The Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme (NPEP) is an initiative funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and implemented by SAASTA, a business unit of the National Research Foundation (NRF).