Our team of researchers aims to facilitate scientific breakthroughs and maintain DST/Mintek NIC competitiveness in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
To become a vital centre with world-class infrastructure for synthesis, characterisation, modelling and device fabrication.
To strengthen and support the NIC Health and Water platforms, through fundamental nanoscience research.
To ensure that nanotechnology research leads to the responsible development of beneficial applications by harnessing the mineral wealth and by giving priority to research on societal implications, human health, and environmental issues related to nanotechnology.
Used to simulate a digital representation of a system using computers and computer programs.
Synthesis of a variety of different nanomaterials for application in health and water.
The Unit houses a HRSEM, TEM and AFM for the detailed characterisation of nanomaterials.
Various equipment and infrastructure available for production and testing.
Meet the Nanominerals Team headed by Dr. Gebhu Ndlovu.