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Rohan D Umak|Mar 29, 2023
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur and Material Research Society of India collaborate to hold the international union of materials research society – international conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA-2022) from December 19 to 23, 2022. Around 900 participants are expected to attend the conference.
Participants from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Sciences, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) will be participating in the five-day event. The platform aims to exchange ideas and scientific research by researchers from academic and the industry.
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The topics of the event include emerging and cutting edge resource and development (R&D) materials, devices, and related applications with various functional materials for semiconductors, energy, organic and flexible, 2D, graphene and beyond graphene, computational, optoelectronic, biodegradables, biomaterials, soft, nature inspired, neuro-inspired, quantum computing, sensing, emerging memory, biomedical, hybrid and biomass, advanced structural; and related processing strategies, advanced fabrication and characterization, and other materials-related interdisciplinary areas.
Some of the speakers attending the IUMRS-ICA 2022 conference include Indian Academy of Sciences, president, Umesh V Waghmare; Australian Academy of Science president, Chennupati Jagadish, President; Materials Research Society of India, president, S B Krupanidhi and IUMRS and European Academy of Science, president, Rodrigo Ferrão De Paiva Martins among others.
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Highlighting the need and significance of material research, IIT Jodhpur, director, Santanu Chaudhury, said: “Material science provides significant scientific implementation not only in industry but also in our day-to-day life. IIT Jodhpur has a very vibrant material research group consisting of multidisciplinary researchers who aim to solve real-life problems for future applications. IUMRS-ICA 2022 will motivate researchers across the globe to initiate and implement ideas in materials science research areas.”
Addressing the academicians and researchers during IUMRS-ICA 2022, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), president, SB Krupanidhi, said: “Material science is a community where all other scientific fields like physics, chemistry, and biology are contributing together for the development of society. As a researcher, instead of working for publications, one should be more concerned about societal growth, where material science works as connecting bridge to achieve all these aspects.”
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