Srinagar: Five more Scientific Sessions were held on the second day of the International Conference on Nanotechnology for Better Living (NBL-2021) at the National Institute of Technology Srinagar.
The 7th edition of biennial International conference is held under the aegis of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) in association with Higher Education (J&K), SKIMS, SKUAST-K, SSM, Anna University, IIT Madras, NIT Mizoram, Sathyabama, M G University, and NRF, IIT Delhi from 07-11th September.
Director NIT Srinagar, Prof Rakesh Sehgal said the conference is bridging the gap between young scientists and eminent speakers from across the country.
Registrar NIT Srinagar Prof. Kaiser Bukhari said the conference is enhancing the role of the institution. In future, it will play a prominent role for the young researchers in the scientific fraternity.
In the five days, program includes 35 Keynote lectures by a group of world leaders in advanced materials, who are addressing topics dealing with new methods of fabrications, nano-medicine for improved diagnostics, nano pesticides used in agriculture and climate change.
Dr. Shah said in addition to keynote speeches, 50 invited talks by eminent scientists, 200 presentations, 100 for oral and 100 for poster are planned as an integral part of a conference program.
Convener of Conference and HOD Physics, Dr. MA Shah informed that sessions started with the Memorial Lecture on Prof K L Chopra which was delivered by Prof D Pandya from IIT Jammu, for whom standing Ovation and rich tributes were paid before starting the lecture.
It was followed by another Memorial Lecture on Prof G M Bhat by Prof Sajad A Lone of Jamia Millia Islamia. There were 8 delegates who delivered invited talks on different topics, which was followed by Oral Presentations.
The oral and Poster Session-6a and b was chaired jointly chaired by Dr Barkat Hussia, Dr. Traiq Maqbool, Dr Khalid Sultan and Dr Tariq Ahmad Sofi of SKUAST-K and the best presenters were later awarded accordingly.
Amatul Mubee from Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Srinagar bagged Ist position in Presentation. The second position was shared by Jehangir Ahmad War, Department of Chemistry NIT Srinagar and Siva Ram Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad. Soliya Showkat, from the Department of Electronics and Communication, MIET Jammu bagged the third position.
In Poster Presentation Session, Zubaid-ul-Khazer Rather from the Department of Chemistry, NIT Srinagar topped the Poster Presentation.
The second position was bagged by Shohaib Abass, Department of Physics, Central University of Kashmir. The third position was shared jointly by Aimen Zehra from the Department of Food Science and Technology, SKAUST and Divya Chauhan Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Division CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow.
Director SKIMS, Prof A G Ahangar, Vice Chancellor Cluster University Kashmir Prof Qayyom Hussian and Vice-Chancellor Cluster University Jammu delivered Key Note Addresses. Lovers of Nanotechnology including Shri V K Singh across the valley joined the off-line deliberations of NBL 2021, having hot question-answer sessions.
The Online event proceedings which were attended by more than 300 participants were hosted by Nikhilesh Kumar Dilwaliya, Surbhi Rajpoot, Durakhshan Ashraf Qadri, and Nikita Gill and were chaired by Dr Kisar Bhat of NTU Singapore. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak the Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia delivered Plenary Lecture on Justice and Trust in Medicine, which was attended by a huge gathering.