Conference on ‘Recent Advances in Materials Science’ begins at SMVDU

Excelsior Correspondent

KATRA, Feb 15: A three day National Conference on “Recent Advances in Materials Science and Spectroscopy (NCRAMSS-2017)”,  organized by Department of Physics Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra in collaboration with Laser and Spectroscopy Society of India (LASSI),  began here today.
The conference was  inaugurated by distinguished Scientist, Dr Sudershan Kumar, Ex  Director General, DRDO while  Prof  Sanjeev Jain, VC , SMVDU also graced the occasion.   Prof  A  L Verma, Founder Member LASSI and Advisor S&T Research Amity University Noida and Prof  V  K Bhat,  Dean Faculty of Sciences, SMVDU, were also present on the occasion.
Dr  Sudershan Kumar deliberated on  the  importance of Materials in the real life. He enlighten the audience about different eras of development of the materials from stone age to Iron age, which represents the foundation of metallurgy in which alloys of copper and tin were discovered to produce superior tools.
In his inaugural address, Prof  Sanjeev Jain emphasized  that conference of such nature provides a great opportunity for the scientific community, not only to update knowledge and keep abreast with the latest developments in the field of materials science and spectroscopy, but also an occasion for the invited speakers, delegates and participants to exchange ideas and interact with each other.
Dr Yugal Khajuria, Convener and HoD Physics, SMVDU,  informed that about 150 participants from all over India are participating in this conference.  He apprised the audience that about 17 invited talks, 12 oral and 78 posters on various topics linked to materials science and spectroscopy are expected to be presented during this three day conference.
Prof  A  L  Verma, in his keynote lecture,  presented a wonderful insight on the ‘Recent developments in Raman Spectroscopy. Prof  V K Bhat, Dean Faculty of Science, said that useful discussions on recent advances in materials Science and Spectroscopy will provide the platform to build inter disciplinary research to solve various challenges in the world of Science and Technology. .
Dr  Kamni, Co-convener, conducted proceedings of the conference. Dr  Vinay Kumar as organizing secretary of the conference,  summarized the event and presented the vote of thanks.