International workshop begins at Shoolini

The three-day International workshop on Advanced Characterization Techniques for Materials (ACTM-2021) was inaugurated on Tuesday.

The objective of the workshop, being organized by the School of Physics and Materials Science, is to explore the latest research in designing of smart materials and possibilities of applying various instrumental techniques and innovations in materials science. It provided a forum to the research scholars and faculty to interact with leading experts in these areas and disseminate relevant information on various aspects of characterization techniques, current trends in nano-materials for understanding futuristic scenario in nanotechnology. 

The welcome address was given by Prof Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Dean Sciences, who welcomed the key speaker from South Korea, Prof Dae-Yong Jeong.

Shoolini University Chancellor Prof PK Khosla and Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla have always played a monumental role in ensuring that Shoolini University remained the Fountain of Knowledge, he said, adding that all participants were elated at their presence during the workshop.

Pro Chancellor Mr Vishal Anand shared the Shoolini ethos. He said Shoolini University has achieved accolades in all dimensions in a very short span of time and each Shoolinian should feel proud of this. The coordinator of the event, Dr Pooja Dhiman, hosted the workshop and stated that 100 participants from all over the country had registered for the workshop.

The main highlight of the Day-1 was the session by Prof Dae-Yong Jeong of Inha University, Korea. His current research interests include the ferroelectric materials for optical and energy application, nano-engineering for materials development, high energy density capacitor, and piezoelectric devices. The title of his talk was “Electric Energy Harvesting from Stray Magnetic Field using Cantilever Piezoelectric Harvester”. He explained his dream was to fabricate an MME generator for sensor operation. He explained the simulation and experimental results in detail. 

The second session was delivered by Prof RP Dwivedi, Director International Affairs, Shoolini University, on “Micro/Nano Photonic Devices based on Plasmonic Waveguides”. He explained why plasmonics were currently so popular in the scientific community. In addition, he discussed the challenges remaining in this sector, which gave new ideas and proposals to students interested in research and development. There were a lot of interesting questions from the audience. 

The vote of thanks was given by Dr Anirban Saha and Dr Mamta Shandilya. Prof Rajesh Kumar Sharma gave the concluding remarks by repeating the lines of Prof Dae-Yong Jeong, “to learn, we have to be curious enough to ask questions at every step of research”.

 

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