|Focal Theme of 35th Kerala Science Congress: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human welfare|
The world witnessed a dramatic progress in various fields with the emergence of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Several years of research in this area have delivered both expected and unexpected benefits for our society. As knowledge in nanoscience enhances, nanotechnology helps to improve products across a range of areas, including food safety, medicine and health care, energy, transportation, communications, environmental protection and manufacturing. It is being used in the automotive, electronics and computing industries, and in household products, textiles, cosmetics, medicine, food safety information technology—the list goes on. Nanotechnology is helping significantly to improve or even revolutionize many technology and industry sectors as well. Already there are over 800 products on the market that are enhanced with nanotechnology.