National Conference on Materials and Devices at Faculty of Engineering

Teerthanker Mahaveer University’s Department of Physics organised the third edition of the National Conference on Materials and Devices (3rd NCMD-2022) on November 10-11, 2022 in both virtual and physical mode. The national conference aims to encourage research communities and allow professors, scientists, students, and corporate delegates to meet and discuss topics with experts in the field of materials and devices.

The use of materials in the form of gadgets has advanced economic and social conditions. The conference was organised to share knowledge and to provide a platform for new researchers in their respective areas of interest. Prominent personalities graced the conference and discussed the recent developments in materials and devices. The conference includes keynote presentations, invited talks, and poster presentations.

On Day 1, the conference was inaugurated by Prof. Raghuvir Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Teerthanker Mahaveer University. At first, Chief Guest Prof. Vikram Kumar of IIT-Delhi and Ex-Director, SSPL (DRDO) delivered his keynote speech with a detailed history of materials from the era of iron age to the present age of smart and exotic materials. Later, three conference sessions were conducted and graced by renowned speakers from Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj and Sharda University.

Apart from the physical mode, a parallel session of virtual mode was also conducted on Day-1. The virtual sessions were chaired by Dr. Sanjay Panwar, Dr. Vishnu Prasad Srivastava, and Dr. Varun Kumar Singh. Virtual sessions were summarized with two invited talks and 17 oral talks. Nine research students from different parts of the country also participated and presented their research contributions.

On Day 2, the conference started with an inaugural speech by Dr. Manjula Jain, Associate Dean (Academics), TMU. The chief guest Prof. Mukul Kishor, Head of the Department of Physics, Hindu College, Moradabad talks about connecting spirituality with physics and explains the natural phenomenon of materials. This session was chaired by Prof. Sanjeeta Rani of the University of Delhi. Later, Dr. Rajeev Sehrawat from Maharishi Markandeshwar University explained the electrode materials, their synthesis and the characteristics of battery application.

The parallel session for virtual mode on Day 2 was chaired by Dr. Vishnu Prasad Srivastava. The chief guest for the valedictory session was Prof. R.K. Dwivedi, Director of the Faculty of Engineering, TMU. A total of 79 researchers presented their research reports at the two days national conference. The participants are from 9 states of India i.e., U.P, Haryana, New Delhi, Panjab, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Two participants from Japan and Ethiopia also presented their research work at the conference.

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