Thursday, 23 November 2017

CeNS-INST Joint Symposium -2017

A Joint Symposium involving CeNS, Bengaluru and INST, Mohali, organized by CeNS, was held during 16-17 November 2017 at Hospet, Karnataka.

On the first day, Prof. G U Kulkarni, Director, CeNS and Prof. A.K. Ganguli, Director, INST, welcomed Bharat Ratna Professor C N R Rao, Chairman, Governing Council, CeNS and Chairman, Board of Governers, INST and researchers from CeNS and INST. Prof. Rao, in his opening remarks, mentioned about the importance of doing quality scientific research and not just the quantity, so that world sits up and takes notice of us through science. He also felt that the joint symposium between the two nano institutes should help exchange ideas and build collaborations to work in this direction.

During the two days, seventeen invited talks, eight short oral presentations, and twenty-four poster presentations saw an active participation both from the students and the faculty. The presentations covered a wide range of topics in soft matter, nano- and bio-sciences with an emphasis on nanoscience-related research and technology. Each scientific session was followed by a lively discussion which culminated in newer ideas. The participants were also treated to a Hindustani musical performance by the local artiste, Ms. Savitha Amaresh, and her group.

CeNS INST JS photo collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hydrogel Windows - Innovation from Prof. G.U. Kulkarni & Group

A science report published in the 11 Nov 2017 edition of The Hindu talks about Smart Windows developed by Prof. Kulkarni and group. For the full story click the following link:

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/forget-curtains-switch-to-smart-windows/article20218092.ece

Professor C.N.R. Rao, Chairman Governing Council, Receives Major International Honor

Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao, Chairman of the Governing Council is the recipient of the highly prestigious Von Hippel Award for materials research. This international award is the highest honor in materials research “recognizing those qualities most prized by materials sciences and engineers-brilliance and originally of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines”.

The citation reads “For his immense interdisciplinary contributions to the development of novel functional materials, including nanomaterials, grapheme, superconductivity, 2D materials and colossal magnetoresistance”.

The award will be presented in Boston on November 29, 2017 during the MRS meeting. The award includes a cash prize, trophy and a diploma. Professor Rao is the first Asian to receive the award.

Prof. G. U. Kulkarni received Prof. C.N.R. Rao Science award in 13th Kannada Science Conference on19 September 2017.

Workshop on "Advances in Nano and Soft Materials" between CeNS-Manipal University

A joint workshop on "Advances in Nano and Soft Materials" between CeNS-Manipal University was held at CeNS, Bengaluru June 27 - 28, 2017.

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Workshop on "Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology"

 A CeNS- DRDO-JNCASR workshop on "Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology" was held JNCASR, Bengaluru during July 4-5,2017

CeNS DRDO JNC workshop group

Bhoomi Pooja at New Campus.

Bhoomi Pooja for construction of Laboratories at new campus, Shivanapura by Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N. R. Rao, F.R.S on 19 May 2017.

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Tweet from Hon'ble Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences Dr.Harsh Vardhan

Honorable Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences Dr.Harsh Vardhan has posted the achievement of the Centre in his tweet dated 3 May 2017. Click here

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DST conclave on 2 & 3 May 2017

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An interaction meeting on 'Nanomaterials for Clean Energy and Environmental Sensors', IUSSTF, 11 & 13 March 2017

An interaction meeting on 'Nanomaterials for Clean Energy and Environmental Sensors', under an Indo-US R & D networked Joint Centre awarded by Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) took place on 11 & 13, March 2017. The meeting began with the inspiring opening remarks by Bharat Ratna Professor C. N. R. Rao. Scientists and students from the participating institutes, viz., CeNS, IISc and JNCASR from India and Purdue University, North-western University, University of Notre Dame and the University of Akron from the US presented their work at the meeting. The scientific content of the presentations covered a wide variety of topics such as perovskites, helical nanomaterials, block copolymers/nanoparticles assemblies, advanced electron microscopy, nanostructured GaN, quantum dots, thermal interfaces, transparent conducting electrodes, liquid crystal-nanoparticle hybrids, nanofabrication under the theme of clean energy and environmental sensors. In all there were 17 invited talks and 25 poster presentations. The sessions took place in three places, viz., CeNS, JNCASR and CeNSE-IISc with a view to include a wider student audience of the respective institutes.

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Interaction session with Prof. Prashant Kamat, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters, 12 March 2017

On Sunday, 12 March 2017, an interaction session between Prof. Prashant Kamat, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Energy Letters, and young researchers of CeNS, JNCASR and CeNSE-IISc was held at the Lecture Hall, CeNS. Prof. Kamat, a Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, USA, spoke to the researchers about the art of publishing scientific research. The interaction was filled with very useful tips from Prof. Kamat about different aspects of writing a good manuscript and to publish in reputed journals. The highlight of the programme was an hour long question and answer session found extremely fruitful by the research student community. After the session, the festival of colors, was played both by the students and professors alike with lot of fervour and gaiety.

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