The Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) was established in 2010 to pursue interdisciplinary research across several disciplines with a focus on nanoscale systems. Current research topics include, but are not limited to nanoelectronics, MEMS/NEMS, nanomaterials and devices, photonics, nano-biotechnology, solar cells and computational nano-engineering.
Apart from the regular faculty members at CeNSE, almost 40 faculty members from different departments at IISc are associated in the academic and research activities at the centre. The centre offers PhD programs in a wide range of areas, and has close interactions with the industry. A state-of-the art nanofabrication facility with a clean room spanning 1400 square meters is located at the centre. In addition, there are several characterization labs that cater to material, electronic, mechanical, chemical and optical characterization.