International Online Conference starts on Sustainable Research Technology

Chandigarh, September 24, 2020: Dr. SSBUICET, Panjab University, Chandigarh, in collaboration with DUIET, Assam is organizing a two day International Online Conference on Sustainable Research Technology and Development (IOCSRT-2020) on September 24- 25,2020 under the aegis of TEQIP-III, a World Bank project offered by MHRD, GOI.
The inaugural session today included briefing about the Conference, TEQIP-III project, Dr. SSBUICET and DUIET.
The Conference was formally inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Raj Kumar, who opined that Science plays a crucial role for sustainable development and is key to answering many of the questions facing countries across the world today –food security and water management, ocean sustainability, eradicating poverty, ensuring health, and forging new paths to inclusive, sustainable development.
Building a sustainable world requires overcoming disciplinary boundaries.
Interdisciplinary cooperation, on the basis of disciplinary excellence, can contribute to developing an integrated scientific approach aimed at supporting sustainable development.
It should be based on a broad understanding of science, covering the whole range of disciplines from natural sciences to engineering to social sciences and the humanities, and address the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
Panjab University recognizes that research, especially cross-disciplinary research, is the key success factor to the achievement of a sustainable future for society and communities.
Research can help to make ongoing improvements in sustainability measures, products and policies.
It can also help to encourage and induce societal efforts and opportunities in bringing about sustainability changes to our natural and human systems.
Such research inevitably crosses the traditional divide between the sciences and engineering, humanities and law, and education, to produce new and refreshing possibilities in research and its outcomes.
The divisions into traditional disciplines as well as the distinct separation of science from society have to be overcome.
Also, global scientific cooperation – on a level playing field – needs to be increased.
That is why PU has created various verticals for interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to societal problems.
All seminars and workshops are designed by involving multiple Departments and Centres, he added.
The Vice Chancellor, BHU Varanasi, Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, in his address congratulated on the theme of the conference.
In the message sent from BHU, he emphasized on the need of sustainable technologies in the present scenario.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof. G.D. Yadav, Emeritus Professor of Eminence and Excellence, former Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai.
He clearly mentioned the energy intensive issues raised by the present Industry.
Citing a large number of applications, he talked about the alternatives which are actually sustainable and offer a cyclical phenomenon of life and death.
Over a span of two days, the conference will include a number of plenary lectures, invited talks and oral/poster presentations in various parallel sessions.
The thrust areas of the event include Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Green and Sustainable energy, Waste Management, Biochemical Engineering, Process Modeling, Simulation & Optimization and Advanced Separation Technologies, Catalysis & Reaction Engineering, Process Intensification, Food & Nutrition, Polymers & Composites, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Process Engineering Control & Automation. The plenary speakers include Prof. Vijay K. Thakur, SRUC, UK, Prof. Meyya Meyyapan, Chief Editor, Mat Res Exp, NASA Ames lab and Prof. Anantha Ramakrishna, Director, CSIO, Chandigarh and Prof. Sarit K. Das, Director IIT Ropar.. The main topics of talks include Sustainable Materials Research From Past To Future: The Way Forward, Design ,synthesis and application of Faceted Titania, Nanostructured Metal Oxides based Hybrid Supercapacitors, Plasmonics and Nanotechnology and many more.
About 100 participants are part of the event.

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