Research at SCNN

At SCNN, we are committed to achieving excellence in nanoscience research and to ensuring that our research contributes to societal well-being.

We aim to foster a creative and supportive atmosphere conducive to idea generation and growth. Our diverse research spans physical, chemical, biological, and medical sciences, enabling us to contribute not only to fundamental research but also to develop affordable smart solutions for healthcare, energy, and environmental challenges. Beyond our in-house research, we have established a collaborative network of scientists, medical professionals, engineers, and entrepreneurs to address multidisciplinary challenges. Our goal is to create a global research and innovation network, taking a leadership role in the development of cost-effective smart technologies

Interdisciplinary Research

SCNN promotes interdisciplinary research fostering collaboration to address cross disciplinary challenges and cultivate a unified vision in material sciences, life science, and environmental science. Our research spans three major area

  • Renewable Energy
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Sustainable Environment


Renewable Energy

At SCNN, our principal focus centres on leveraging natural resources to substitute traditional chemical reagents in the realm of renewable energy generation. This initiative is propelled by the imperative to mitigate environmental toxicity and pollution, driving the creation of cost-effective and inventive devices with broad societal applicability. Concurrently, our commitment extends to actively contributing to national missions aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To realize these overarching objectives, SCNN has established an advanced functional nanomaterial synthesis laboratory. Here, sophisticated methodologies are employed to synthesize nanomaterials sourced from a diverse range of natural entities, including leaves, stems, bark, roots, flowers, fruits, and more. Noteworthy recent breakthroughs include the utilization of Ficus Benghalensis (Banyan) and Rubia Cordifolia (Manjishtha) in the development of a varied array of optoelectronic devices like solar cells and photodetectors. In addition to this, SCNN also initiated the next generation clean fuel i.e. Hydrogen generation using semiconductor photocatalysts.

In our relentless pursuit of efficiency optimization for these devices, quantum dots assume a pivotal role. Various quantum dots have been successfully synthesized using environmentally friendly, green route methods. Our dedicated research team is deeply immersed in pioneering innovations, exemplified by the conceptualization and development of the "Energy Tree" and "Energy Paint." These groundbreaking concepts harness the potential of novel polymeric nanocomposites, ushering in possibilities for flexible and wearable energy solutions that augur well for a sustainable future.

Healthcare Technologies

SCNN is dedicated to advancing foundational and applied research within the dynamic realms of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to meeting national and societal strategic imperatives.

A pivotal focus area for SCNN involves advancing medical diagnostics and monitoring devices, crucial tools for diagnosing and investigating the root causes of chronic diseases and hospital-acquired infections. Through close collaboration with industries, hospitals, and healthcare institutions, SCNN's researchers strive to engineer medical and diagnostic platforms that not only exhibit superior performance but also enhance accessibility through affordability. Currently, our research initiatives are concentrated on biomedical optics, with a special emphasis on early disease detection. This entails developing cutting-edge devices based on electrochemical platforms, surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), and fibre optic Raman probes, for the detection of multidrug-resistant pathogens and cancer. Our team is actively engaged in developing scaffolds for wound healing, wearable smart devices, and targeted drug delivery applications.

In partnership with affiliated entities such as the Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre (SUHRC), Symbiosis Medical College for Women (SMCW), and Symbiosis Health Science Technology Park (SHSTP), SCNN is deeply committed to leading breakthrough research initiatives. Our dedicated focus remains on advancing materials for drug delivery and creating cutting-edge biomedical diagnostic devices, among other significant endeavors.

Sustainable Environment

In our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the sustainable and resilient future of humanity and biodiversity, while also advancing the realization of the corresponding Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SCNN has placed a focus on pioneering novel nanobiocomposites for the identification and mitigation of environmental pollutants.

To realize this vision, our dedicated research team has made remarkable strides in developing metal NPs, Semiconductor NPs, nanocellulose paper-based colorimetric and electrochemical sensors. These sensors are engineered to offer highly selective and precise detection capabilities across a wide spectrum of heavy metal ions and other environmental pollutants. Furthermore, SCNN has harnessed the power of IoT-based technology to revolutionize surface water monitoring, enhancing our ability to safeguard these vital resources.

Our pursuit of innovation extends to the creation of portable prototypes designed for online radionuclide detection through the utilization of scintillating films and optical fibre-based technology. This pioneering work reinforces our commitment to real-time environmental monitoring.

In addition, our enterprising researchers are actively engaged in the development of cutting-edge drone technology tailored for the detection of airborne pollutants. This endeavor leverages the potential of advanced functional nanomaterials, promising a transformative approach to addressing air quality and environmental concerns. SCNN is dedicated to driving these technological advancements that will pave the way for a more sustainable and healthier world for all.

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We are always on the lookout for talented people to join our team. Please send us your CV to and we will get in touch with you.