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DST-CSIR Sensor Hub was established in 1st January, 2010. In recent times, sensors and actuators have woven themselves into the very fabric of modern technology, thanks to the quantum leap of smart materials and systems, MEMS and NEMS and the burgeoning terrorism across the globe. In addition to their niches in aerospace, defense, automobiles, structural health monitoring, agriculture, food and healthcare, industrial and environmental monitoring, sensors and actuators are the key components of advanced technologies like robotics and mechatronics. Also the breakthroughs in the synthesis and understanding of nano-materials and CNTs have led to the advancement of tailored sensors, e-noses and actuators and all these portend a phenomenal growth of sensors and actuators.

Incidentally, when CSIR-CGCRI has been celebrating its Diamond Jubilee year the DST-CSIR sponsored Sensor Hub, Kolkata started functioning, where along with CSIR-CGCRI, at present, Jadavpur University, Calcutta University, Bengal Engineering. & Science University and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Kolkata have joined hands to develop, fabricate and test electronic nose, biosensors and MEMS-based sensors for food, agriculture and environmental applications. Finally, it is expected that the technologies will be transferred to interested entrepreneurs. Hence, it is high time to bring researchers, academicians, entrepreneurs and students on the same platform for sharing their views, encouraging debate and propagating novel ideas so that through the synergy of science and technology, a tangible outcome fructifies at the end of the day.

The Sensor Hub was established at CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata with the grant from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Presently, the work plan primarily includes development of tea sensors and sensor arrays (electronic nose), gas sensing devices for methane and carbon monoxide; biosensors for detection of arsenic in water and polyphenols and caffeine in tea.

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