Nanotechnology : Prospects in Bangladesh September 29, 2012Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, TECHNOLOGY.
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An workshop on ‘Nanotechnology and Its Prospect in Bangladesh’ was organized recently by Dhaka University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the program and expressed all out support for the progress of nanotechnology in Bangladesh.
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. The size of the materials is between 1 to 100 nano meters. The term was coined in 70s and the presence of new science could be felt in early 80s. The nanotech is gradually increasing its dimension in different field of sciences.
The prospect of nanotech is already felt by the big powers. USA has invested 3.7 billion dollars. The European Union has invested 1.2 billion and Japan 750 million dollars in development of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology have great ptospect in developing applications in many field of sciences such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials and energy production.
How can Bangladesh use this new science in its own advancement? One of the area that Bangladesh can afford is to introduce this new science in different universities. Bangladesh can also send our teachers and scientists to different leading universities and research organisations to get more knowledge and skills on the subject. If possible Bangladesh can also arrange joint research on the subject with foreign universities and organisations.
We should also try to use nano applications in its earliest opportunities.
An ordinary citizen