With the main objective to exchange ideas on the frontline of research on smart/ exotic and advanced functional materials and their device applications, Sharda University brought material scientist from different parts of the world and various Indian Universities on a single platform.
PK Gupta, Chancellor of the Sharda University and Founder Chairman of the Sharda Group of Institutions, said: “Our constant endeavors in the field of science and research, is to ensure that we try to address challenges and bring out the best possible output on the subject matter, relevant to current scenario.” In future also, we are determined to hold/ organize such discussions that are of importance to society and the nation, he further added.
There were 24 technical sessions on Solar cells, Nanomaterials, Materials for Renewable Energy, Memory Devices, Biomaterials and other topics which were further categorised with Oral Presentation and Poster Presentations by the scientist from India and Abroad.
Dr Bhaskar Bhattyacharya, Professor and Controller of Examination (COE), School of Engineering & Technology, Sharda University said: “There was an insightful discussion that took place as the prominent speakers emphasised on collaborative research for sustained development of the materials and gave an overview of smart and advanced materials”. “There was a meticulous dialogue on how the material development progressed with the present day requirement and demand from the industries, he further added”.
The 3 day-long conference was attended by 56 scientists from overseas and 156 participants from the country. Members from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Malaysia Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, UK and others were present along with Indian Dignitaries from institutes including IIT-Bombay, NIIT, Pune and Allahabad University.
Materials science is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering.