LAHORE – Lahore College for Women University on Thursday held a one-day workshop on nanotechnology where experts discussed their views about the technological advancement.

They said that nanotechnology was no more a far-off, fuzzy, futuristic technology but it has already established a beachhead in the economy. The clothing industry is starting to feel the effects of nanotech.

Eddie Bauer, for example, is currently using embedded nano particles to create stain-repellent khakis. This seemingly simple innovation will impact not only khaki-wearers, but dry cleaners, who will find their business declining; detergent makers, who will find less of their product moving off the shelf; and stain-removal makers, who will experience a sharp decrease in customers. This modest, fairly low-tech application of nanotechnology is just the small tip of a vast iceberg that threatens to sink even the ‘unsinkable’ companies opined the speakers.

GCU Vice Chancellor Dr. Khaliq-ur-Rehman was the chief guest. He said that nanotech was the key branch of Physics which was being used in many ways for the betterment of human.

LCWU acting VC Dr. Kousar Jamal Cheema and Dean of Engineering and IT Dr. Farhat Saleemi were also present on the occasion. Dr. Kousar Jamal Cheema said that LCWU had competent faculty for science and was providing updated syllabus in science.

The workshop was organised by LCWU Physics Society, and attended by delegates from numerous universities and affiliated colleges.