International Virtual Conference - ICRTMS 2023
International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science started with the invocation followed by a welcome address by Dr Calitus Jude A L, Dean Faculty of Sciences. A brief overview of the conference was given by Conference Co-convenor Dr Shivaraj Maidur. Rev. Fr. Fr. Joshy Mathew, Director, Library and Information Centre, Director- HR Department, Head, Department of English in his inaugural address, highlighted the use of materials science in day-to-day life and its relevance in the development of new technologies, and also congratulated the department. The chief guest, Prof. Karuna Kar Nanda, Director, Institute of Physics(IOP), Bhubaneswar - 751005, India emphasized the relevance of research in materials science in the current scenario and the use of materials research in all the fields. The Conference abstract book was also released by the dignitaries.
One keynote session and three technical sessions were conducted. In the keynote session: Resource person Prof. Karuna Kar Nanda, Director, Institute of Physics(IOP), Bhubaneswar - 751005, who spoke on the topic of “Breathing of Nanostructured Materials” where he elaborated Adsorption of oxygen on materials surface is essential for a variety of applications including gas sensing, photodetection, pressure sensing, oxygen reduction reaction, oxidation and in monitoring several properties such as hydrophobicity, conductivity, nature of doping, work function and etc. He explained the key applications and properties of various carbon and oxide nanostructures associated with oxygen adsorption and provided a correlation among them.
In Technical session-1: Nonlinear Optical Applications of Novel Materials, by Prof. Reji Philip, Senior Professor, Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics (UNO) Lab, Light and Matter Physics (LAMP) Group, Raman Research Institute Bangalore – 560080, India emphasized the second and third order nonlinear optical effects, experimental techniques and the application of some novel material in optical limiting devices. He highlighted some of the materials such as carbon nanotubes Fullerene and organic dyes for optical limiting applications. It was surely a very informative session.
In Technical session-2: Modelling the Mechanical Behaviour of Shape Memory Helical Springs, Dr R. Santhanam, Senior Scientist, Aerospace Structures Division, Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Ministry of Defence, Hyderabad, India explained the behaviour of Shape Memory Helical Springs and described SMA springs can be used for high-performance soft actuation. Different characterizations of SMA springs were discussed. He presented a study on variation in coil diameter of SMA springs, the development of constitutive modes for SMA springs and the effect of geometric properties of bias springs actuation. The session was interactive and the speaker covered all key concepts.
Dr. Madan Kumar Shankar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden elaborated on the Time-resolved Serial Femtosecond Crystallography of Photoactive Protein in detail, briefing her research and experiences.
Paper Presentation sessions were chaired by Dr Basavaraj Angadi, Professor, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, and Dr E. Parasuraman, Assistant Professor, Indian Academy Degree College, Bangalore. The papers reflected current trends in materials science and condensed matter physics, Solar cells, Superconductors, Nanoscience, and catalysis to name a few.
The conference was attended by more than 162 participants (within and outside the Nation) and a total of 55 technical papers (including eight posters) on various topics in materials science were received and out of which 38 (including six posters) papers were presented by the authors. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the Chemical physics impact journal (SCOPUS Indexed) and UGC-indexed journals.
After the paper and poster presentation Dr. Nagaraju, Vice President, of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers South zone gave concluding remarks about the keynote sessions, technical sessions and oral and poster presentations. He also announced the best papers and poster awards. Prof. Somasekara, Former Principal and IAPT member and Dr Nagaraju, Vice President, of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers south zone presented the cash prizes with certificates to the winners.
Outcome: ICRTMS 2023 was a good platform to discuss the recent trends in materials science and shared the experiences, perspectives and responses to the challenges faced by the researchers, and to set new goals for the future. The conference provided the participants with an opportunity to expand their network and exchange knowledge and ideas among fellow researchers, academicians and technical experts from diverse areas towards the common goal of shaping the future of society through materials research.
National Conference On Recent Trends on Electronics, Mathematics & Statistics - NCRTEMS’23
Departmental Technical Sessions:
2.1 Electronics Technical Sessions:
The Electronics Department organized two distinct technical sessions that focused on different aspects of the field. The sessions aimed to cover a wide range of topics, including emerging technologies, circuit design, signal processing, and communication systems. Renowned experts in the field delivered insightful presentations, highlighting the recent developments and future prospects in electronics.
2.2 Mathematics Technical Sessions:
The Mathematics Department also conducted two technical sessions, each concentrating on diverse areas within mathematics. The sessions encompassed topics such as applied mathematics, mathematical modeling, optimization, and numerical analysis. Esteemed mathematicians and researchers shared their expertise, shedding light on the latest trends and methodologies in the field.
2.3 Statistics Technical Sessions:
The Statistics Department organized two technical sessions to explore various facets of statistics. The sessions covered areas such as data analysis, statistical modeling, machine learning, and statistical inference. Accomplished statisticians and data scientists presented their research findings, introducing novel techniques and approaches that are revolutionizing the field.
Following the technical sessions, the conference featured paper presentations, where participants had the opportunity to present their research work and findings. Authors submitted their papers in advance, which underwent a thorough review process by the conference committee. The selected papers were then categorized based on their relevance to electronics, mathematics, or statistics.
During the paper presentations, researchers presented their work in front of a knowledgeable audience comprising fellow researchers, faculty members, and industry experts. Each presenter had a designated time slot to deliver their presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session, which encouraged valuable discussions and exchanges of ideas.
Keynote Addresses and Panel Discussions:
In addition to the technical sessions and paper presentations, the conference also featured keynote addresses by eminent personalities from the fields of electronics, mathematics, and statistics. These distinguished speakers shared their insights on the current trends, challenges, and future directions of their respective disciplines. Furthermore, panel discussions were organized to provide a collaborative platform for experts and attendees to engage in thought-provoking conversations. These discussions revolved around specific themes and topics, allowing participants to delve deeper into the emerging trends and potential applications within electronics, mathematics, and statistics.