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Recent Trends in Nanotechnology
National Level workshop report on
“Recent Trends in Nanotechnology”
held 18th & 19th Jan 2016
- Chief guest of the inaugural function: Dr. Dinesh Rangappa
- President of the inaugural function: Dr. Peter Fernandes
- Vote of thanks of the inaugural function : Dr. Raghavendra Rao
- Introduction of Chief Guest: Prof. K. V. Suresh
- Coordinator :- Prof .Kiran H
In his chief guest’s speech, Dr. Dinesh Rangappa stressed on interdisciplinary team work. He also advised the society to change its attitude in the field of research. He insisted colleges to come up with more and more research programmes get acquainted with the government funded projects and build teams of research fellows of interdisciplinary areas. He was also more concerned about the issues with the basic sciences. He emphasised on the importance of working on basic sciences rather than mere concentrating on the technology side. During his speech, he also quoted that ”our success will be measured by others but our satisfaction should be measured by ourselves”. So, he insisted on striving for the satisfaction rather than success.
Dr. Peter Fernandes, president of the inaugural function
President of the inaugural function, Dr. Peter Fernandes, in this presidential speech, insisted on conducting these kinds of workshops at least for one week so that more amount of knowledge can be shared in the respective areas. He also advised faculties to replenish themselves and upgrade their knowledge by attending these kinds of workshops.
1st guest lecture of morning session: Dr. Dinesh Rangappa, Centre for Nanotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengalure Region Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur
The topic of the talk was “Nanotechnology and Its applications in Energy Storage”.
In the first of his talk, he initially introduced nanotechnology to the audience and threw some light on the history of nanotechnology. He then spoke about the need of nanoscale and elaborately explained about the synthesis and fabrication of nanoscale materials. He also briefed about the characterisation techniques and applications of nanotechnology.
In the second part of his talk, he spoke about energy storage devices, nanomaterials for energy storage and different methods of energy storage. He concluded his talk by addressing some future scope of nanomaterials for different applications.
1st guest lecture of afternoon session:
Dr. Bhupendra K. Sharma, INSPIRE FACULTY, Centre for Nano Science & Engineering(CeNSE), IISc., Bangalore.
The topic of the lecture was “Semiconductor Oxides and 2-D Materials based Electronic Applications: Compatibility in Flexible, Stretchable and Printed Format”.
He spoke about smart electronics and flexible electronics. He concentrated his talk more on Graphene which happens to be the best material for flexible electronics; its synthesis and applications. He shared some of his doctoral work on growth of nanostructures with necessary photographs and graphical representations. He concluded his talk by explaining the applications of nanomaterials in Smart TVs and inkjet printing.
Afternoon Session, 2nd guest lecture:
Dr. Kuldeep Singh Rana, Scientific Officer, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore.
The session was on “Carbon Based Nanomaterials for Energy Storage”.
During the first half of the session, he briefed about the nanotechnology and nanomaterials. In the latter half, he spoke about the carbon based nanomaterials, materials for energy storage devices such as cathode materials and anode materials, their preparation and synthesis. He also elaborately explained about the characterisation of carbon nanotubes, their synthesis and applications. He concluded his talk by showing avenues of future projects on “Materials and Battery Fabrication”.
1st guest lecture of morning session:
Dr. M. R. Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.
The session was on “Nanomaterials’ Characterisation”.
During the first half of the session, he discussed in brief about different types of characterisation techniques and instruments used for these characterisation.
During the second half, he discussed about four specific characterisation techniques in detail i.e. Atomic Force Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Small Angle X-Ray Scattering with necessary graphs, images and equations.
2nd guest lecture of morning session:
Dr. Siddharth Joshi, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.
The topic of the session was “Thin Films & their Structural Importance for Device Applications”.
During the session, he spoke about thin films, their applications and properties. He also discussed elaborately about how thin films can be made, their behaviour with respect to temperature and differences between thick and thin films in terms of their performance.
He concluded his talk by stressing on the dependence of structure on the molecular weight and significance of amorphous part for controlling charge carrying mobility
Afternoon Session, 1st guest lecture:
Dr. Ravikumar Kudoli, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.
The topic of the session was “Computational Methods to Understanding Nanoscale Phenomenon”.
During the session, he emphasised more on different methods of computer simulations namely Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. He discussed about developing algorithms, considering proper boundary conditions during simulations and basic programming for simulation codes.
Chief Guest of the valedictory function: Dr. Ravikiran Kadoli Vote of thanks: Prof. Kiran C. H., Workshop Coordinator