iNano research and its technology pathway – Opportunities and challenges


  • Gil Nonato C. Santos ⋅ PH Physics Department, De La Salle University, Manila


Innovations in nanotechnology are making a revolution in manufacturing and production, creating new materials and products through novel processes for commercial applications. New products based on nanotechnology with novel characteristics are continuing to grow and benefit the society. Nanotechnology is expected to support all research fields, but some fields like medicine, energy, environmental remediation, robotics, manufacturing, commerce, and space exploration are expected to undergo rapid developments. In this presentation, we will focus on the iNano research, benefits, and constraints. Based on the product outcomes, we have developed nanotechnology products/services commercialization models and discuss the opportunities for nanotechnology commercialization.

About the Speaker

Gil Nonato C. Santos, Physics Department, De La Salle University, Manila

Gil Nonato Santos is a Full Professor 10 from DLSU Manila and former Vice Chancellor of the DLSU Laguna Campus where he developed the Campus as a KIST (Knowledge Innovation and Science and Technology) Hub of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Physics at De La Salle University and University of the Philippines, and a Doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Fukui, Visiting Professor in Osaka University Quantum Engineering Laboratory, and Howard University's Atmospheric Science Research Laboratory. He is the Research Head of the Solid-State Physics Laboratory and i-Nanolab Research facility, and has published local and international papers, patent works in Nanomaterials and textbooks for STEM Basic Education. He is the Convenor of Philippine Association of Physics and Science Instructors and was awarded Most Outstanding Service in Physics in 2010 by the Philippine Physics Society. He received local and international research grants from CHED, DOST, US-AID, e-Asia, MECO-TECO, SEA-EU developing nanocomposite materials for Human Wellness, Environment, Energy, and Food applications. In January 2023 he was awarded the St. Jean Baptiste De La Salle Pillar of Lasallian Excellence Award for Research, Teaching, and Community Outreach and last March 2024, the Gawad Lasalyano for University Commendation and Service Award.



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GNC Santos, iNano research and its technology pathway – Opportunities and challenges, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 42, SPP-2024-INV-2G-03 (2024). URL: