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Shah-Schulman Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology

Shah-Schulman Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology was established in April 2008 under a unique model: a partnership between University, Government and the Industry.

The Shah-Schulman Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology (SSCSSN) is established in the Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University (DDU), Nadiad, Gujarat, India with initial funding from Industries & Mines Department, Government of Gujarat. Dharmsinh Desai University is one of the most reputed technology institutes in industrially affluent state of Gujarat in Western India. It has trained scientists and engineers to provide a leadership in academia and industry since 1968.

The SSCSSN is an R & D center that accommodates about 18 sophisticated instruments to carry out research and analysis in Surface Science and Nanotechnology. There are 3 core faculties and 5 associated faculties and 8 research scholars involved in the functioning of R&D activities of the Center. SSCSSN is established on a truly joint partnership of academia, industry and government. With inputs from industrial advisory board, comprising 25 industrial partners of diverse industrial background (See Annexure-I), in short span of 5 years since its establishment, Center has earned 4 Government sponsored research projects and 4 Industry funded projects. SSCSSN has 6 registered PhD students and in past 4 years published more than 20 research publications in international peer reviewed journals, having average impact factor more than 2.50.

SSCSSN has entered in to tri-partite agreement with University of Florida and Columbia University under the IUCRC program of National Science Foundation, USA. Dept. of Science & Technology-India will support this program in India. Under this program 25 companies have joined SSCSSN as Industry Advisory Board Members for Industry oriented research activities. SSCSSN-DDU is one of the first such partners from Gujarat to enter into this NSF sponsored International program.
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    Dr. Dinesh O. Shah, Director, along with colleagues.

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    Dr. Shah with Dr. H.M. Desai, Vice Chancellor

Shah-Schulman Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Efficiency through automation.
Dr. Dinesh O. Shah, Director