Thursday, 24 October 2019

Prof. G.U.Kulkarni, Director, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, has been awarded Dr. Raja Ramanna State Award in Science Education field.

Prof. G.U.Kulkarni, Director, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, has been awarded Dr. Raja Ramanna State Award in Science Education field.

Ms. Ramya Prabhu B. secured 2nd place in oral presentation at the International Conference on Recent Advances in Applied Sciences (ICRAAS-2019) organized by School of Applied Sciences, REVA University on 17-18, October 2019

Ms. Ramya Prabhu B. secured 2nd place in the oral presentation for her research paper titled ‘Sea urchin-MoO3 nanostructures as an efficient substrate for SERS detection of dyes’.

CeNS-HHV at IESA Spacetronics and Deftronics -2019

CeNS along with its industry partner, HHV participated in the 2nd edition of IESA Spacetronics and Deftronics -2019. The event hosted by the premier industry body, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), in collaboration with ISRO was held during Sept 19-20, 2019 at Vivanta Taj Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru. Dr. Ashutosh K Singh from CeNS and Dr. M. G. Sreenivasan (HHV) exhibited the products “Hybrid Transparent Conducting electrodes based on (ITO/Al-mesh) and Al-Mesh”, “Transparent Heaters” and “Transparent EMI shielding”, developed through the collaborative project between CeNS and HHV.

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‘Greenhouse’ the Technology Business Incubator Project, Arkavathi Campus, Shivanapura

The Centre launched its Technology Laboratory, part of the Technology Business Incubator project “Greenhouse” at its news campus “Arkavathi” located at Shivanapura, Bengaluru North, on 17 August 2019. This unique project funded by the Nano Mission, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, was inaugurated by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary to Government of India, DST, in the esteemed presence of Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao, FRS. Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT-Delhi and the Chairman of the governing council of CeNS, himself a pioneer in translating lab level research to technology, appreciated the move to have incubator which will bridge the gap between the research institutions and industry. The governing council members and several eminent scientists from premier research institutes such as IISc, JNCASR, IACS, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay participated in the event. Prof. G.U. Kulkarni, Director, CeNS, welcomed the gathering and took the dignitaries around for a guided tour of the Greenhouse.

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Launch of new Materials and Technology Laboratories at CeNS

The state-of-the-art Materials Laboratory was inaugurated by Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao, FRS at the pristine campus ‘Arkavathi’ of the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) located in Shivanapura, Bengaluru North. Prof. Rao in his address as the guest of honor emphasized the importance of the city as the science capital of the country and urged the researchers especially the young to deviate from the well-trodden path and accept challenges to work on problems of societal relevance and concentrate on, for example, health and energy sectors. On this occasion, the Centre was proud to launch its Technology Laboratory, part of the Technology Business Incubator project “Greenhouse”. This unique project funded by the Nano Mission, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, was launched by the chief guest Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary to Government of India, DST. Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT-Delhi and the Chairman of the governing council of CeNS, himself a pioneer in translating lab level research to technology, appreciated the move to have incubator which will bridge the gap between the research institutions and industry, much needed for India. Several luminaries in the arena of Science and Technology from premier institutes like IISc, JNCASR, IACS, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Bombay etc. participated in the event. The Director, Prof. G.U. Kulkarni welcomed the gathering and took the dignitaries around for a guided tour of the laboratories.

 

CeNS prototype stall at “Tata Steel Collaboratory 2019” as part of the Tata Steel Annual Business Plan meeting

CeNS being a collaborator with Tata Steel Ltd. had received invitation to represent the stall to demonstrate the prototypes developed by CeNS during an Expo, “Tata Steel Collaboratory2019” as part of the Tata Steel Annual Business Plan meeting at JW Marriott Hotel, Kolkata on 18 May 2019. The following three prototypes were demonstrated:

1. Smart Window
2. EMI shielding
3. Photo – Detector

Senior management of Tata Steel Limited as well as participants of the ABPvisited the stall and appreciated the efforts. The interaction was fruitful leading to collaborative pathways.

Mr. Anand Sen (President, TQM and SB) and Mr. Uttam Singh from Tata Steel Limited visiting CeNS Stall and Prof. Kulkarni explaining the prototype. Dr. Ashutosh was also present.

Prof. Kulkarni in conversation with Mr. T. V. Narendran (CEO & MD), Mr. Peeyush Gupta (Vice President Steel Marketing and Sales)& Mr. Animesh Roy (Head Innovent) from Tata Steel Ltd. regarding a Prototype.

Dr. C. V. Yelamaggad received FRSC award.

Dr. C. V. Yelamaggad has been awarded the prestigious "FRSC" (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry), Royal Society of Chemistry, London, in view of his outstanding contribution in chemical sciences, especially efforts put in field of liquid crystal chemistry.

Ms. Brindhu Malani S awarded the "Best Poster Award" in Topical Meeting on Advances in Photonics (TMAP, 2019) conducted at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneshwar from 29-30, March 2019.

Ms. Brindhu Malani S has been awarded the "Best Poster Prize" for her poster entitled "Optical studies on graded gold nanostructure arrays on glass substrate" at NISER, Bhubaneshwar

Mr. Suman Kundu awarded the "Best Poster Prize"at International Conference on 'Frontiers in Materials from Basic Science to Real-time Applications' at CNMS, JAIN University

 Mr. Suman Kundu has been awarded the 'Best Poster Prize' for his poster entitled Ultrafast Humidity Sensing by Supramolecular Nanofibre for Real-time Breath and Hydration Observation using Smart-Phone or PC” at CNMS, JAIN University, Bengaluru.

SASTRA-CNR Rao Award for Excellence in Chemistry & Materials Sciences - Professor G. U. Kulkarni

On occasion of National Science day, Prof. G. U. Kulkarni received the "SASTRA-CNR Rao Award for Excellence in Chemistry & Materials Sciences" in recognition to his contributions in the development of new strategies for nanodevice fabrication including molecular systems, at SASTRA University, Thanjavur on 28 February 2019.

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Prof. G. U. Kulkarni received the MRSI-Distinguished Lectureship Award (2019-20)

Prof. G. U. Kulkarni received the MRSI-Distinguished Lectureship Award (2019-20), at the 30th Annual General Meeting of MRSI and the First Indian Materials Conclave held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India during February 12-15, 2019.