Summary of e-STC "Recent Trends in Advanced Materials and Devices Organized by Dept. of Physics, NITJ
On Department of s NITJ Successfully organised TEQIP-III sponsored one week Online Short-Term Course on "Recent Trends in Advanced Materials and Devices" from 21-25 September 2020. This e-course was inaugurated by Dr. L. K. Awasthi, Director, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. He encouraged the participants and the organizers for attending and conducting the workshop. The participants were welcomed by Dr. Harleen Dahiya, Head, Department of Physics. Dr. Praveen Malik and Dr. HM Mittal were also present to co-ordinate the session.
The keynote speaker Dr. K K Raina ( VC, DIT University Dehradun) delivered an impressive lecture on “ Materials for New Millennium: Technological Developments” and graced the occasion. The others two talks were addressed by Prof. Ramesh Chandra (Head IIC, IIT Roorkee ) on “Manipulation of materials at nanoscale for smart applications” and Dr. Shantanu Pal (Associate Professor, IISER Mohali) talked about “Discotic self-assembled materials”.
Day 2 started with a very important lecture by Prof. Shantanu Bhowmik (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore) on “Recycling of Plastic Waste to Plastic composite Products: Waste to Wealth”. The talk was very impressive and highly appreciated and acknowledged by the audience. Prof. Beer Pal Singh (Physics Department, CCS University Meerut) also enlightened the audience with a lecture on “Synthesis, characterization and state-of-arts applications of metal oxide nanomaterials”. Dr Gurumurty Hegde (Prof. CNR Rao Chair Professor, BSN Centre for Nano-Materials & Days BMS CE, Basavanagudi Bangalore) spoke on “Nanoscale alignment of shape anisotropic molecules using light as a tool for new generation: flexible displays” .Prof. Puneet Sharma, (SPMS Thapar University Patiala) delivered a final talk of the day on “Processing and Properties of highly oriented barium hexaferrite thick Films for microwave applications”.
In the first session of day 3 Prof. P K Bajpai (Physics Department, Central University Bilaspur CG) delivered a lecture on “Recent advances, challenges and road ahead in the development of Multiferroics “. Prof. Pawan Kumar (NIT Rourkela) gave a talk on “Microwave Assisted High Energy Ball Milling Synthesis of Functional Material”. In the second half of the day Prof. Pankaj Kumar (Chitkara University, Punjab) addressed the audience on the topic “Physical interactions of nanoparticles with liquid crystals for the advancement in display technology”, Dr. Akash Deep (Sr. Scientist, CSIO, CSIR Chandigarh) gave a very motivating talk on “Metal Organic frameworks and derived structures for super-capacitor applications”.
Prof. S. Bhowmik (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore) gave a very important lecture on High Performance Hybrid Composite for Aviation, Space and Defense for Self Reliance India. The talk was very impressive and highly appreciated and acknowledged by the audience. Prof. Lokendra Kumar (Allahabad University) gave a lecture on Emerging Hybrid perovskite materials for next generation photovoltaics. The day 3 ended with a final talk by Dr. Gargi Khanna( NIT Hamirpur) on the topic “MEMS”.
The final day of STC started with the first session by Dr. K. L. Bashnab (NIT Silchar) on “Materials for Solar Cell Design”. Dr. Balwinder Raj (NITTR, Chandigarh) delivered the second lecture on “Semiconductor Materials and Multi-Gate Devices”. The final talk of this knowledge enhancing Short Term Course was presented by Dr. Santosh (NIT Allahabad) on the topic “Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices”.
This STC included the superlative participation of more than 600 registered participants throught the country. The participants enjoyed this STC and appreciated the department in term of feedback for successfully organising this course with a hope that such course will be organised by the department in future.