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Asian Institute of Technology - Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology
AIT has taken a leadership role in promoting technological change and its management for sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region through high level education, research and outreach activities that integrate technology, planning, and management. AIT fosters the exchange, dissemination and learning of advanced technological knowledge and expertise to meet the need for well-trained personnel in the Sub-Mekong region. With the current political urge for nanotechnology in the region, AIT is well placed to contribute to the development of human resources and programmes for the development of nanotechnology based applications in the region.
AIT has thus set-up a Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology for application of nanoparticles, which is suitable for addressing developmental issues utilising this burgeoning field of knowledge. Nanotechnology in the Asian Institute of Technology is new but has a broad significance and potential to contribute to the regions needs and focus to develop this field of expertise jointly with the National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand of the NSTDA. AIT's interdisciplinary offerings are indeed tailor-made opportunity to develop competence in nanotechnology in the region. Current activities at AIT include, but not exclusively, work on nanoparticles, nanomaterials,
devices and sensors in the School of Engineering & Technology since 2003. Extensive collaborations in nanotechnology applicationals have been built up with several European and North American Universities and other top Universities and research institutes in Asia Pacific region has also been established since 2003. There are also activities in the use of nanotechnology to solve air pollution in urban areas by incorporating Geographical Information Systems and other activities in relevant urban environmental management and urban environmental management awareness (Urban Environmental Management). Activities in water resources management for the utilizing nanoparticles as markers are carried out in the Environmental Engineering and Management department. Applications of nanotechnology in agriculture and paper-making enterprise are also being carried out at AIT.
The management School is interested to look at the effects of Nanotechnology production methods to the fabrication of materials and products for Thailand.
School of Engineering and Technology, P.O Box No. 4
KhlongLuang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand