Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Prof. K.A. Suresh was the Chief Guest for the inauguration function of DST-INSPIRE Internship

Science Camp organized by the University College, Mangaluru during 24-28 November 2016. The Pilikula Regional Science Centre,Mangaluru was the venue of the camp in which about 300 students who scored marks in the top 1% bracket in their 10th board examination and now studying in 11th standard participated.Prof.Suresh delivered two talks titled "Pioneers in Science" and "Soft matter: Liquid crystals, gels and membranes".

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Monika M. awarded the "Best Paper Presentation Award" at SCICON '16, Coimbatore.

“Ms. Monika M. has been awarded the 'Best Paper Presentation Award' for her paper entitled “Hockey Stick-Shaped azo compounds: effect of linkage groups and their direction of linking on mesomorphic properties” at SCICON '16 International Conference on Advanced Materials organized by the Department of Sciences, AMRITA Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, during 19-21 December, 2016.

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Sachin A. Bhat awarded the "Best Poster Presentation Award" at NCLC-2016,Dhanbad.

“Mr. Sachin Ashok Bhat has been awarded the 'Best Poster Presentation Award' for his poster entitled “Nanoparticles Coated with Dimer-Like Mesogenic Ligands: Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid-Crystalline Nanoparticle (LC-NP) Composite” at NCLC-2016, Dhanbad.

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CeNS participated in IISF- 2016 at NPL,Delhi.

CeNS participated in the recently held IISF 2016 at NPL, Delhi from Dec 7-11, which saw India’s biggest science fest with participation from academia, industry and schools. Several programmes were arranged such as popular science talks on socially relevant themes and patenting, industry-academia interaction, international and national science films and competition for school students. CeNS showcased their research through posters and demonstrative models in the Mega Science Expo exhibited in a stall under DST pavilion. Several school students and other researchers appreciated our prototypes, Triboelectric generator and Transparent heater.

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Dr. Neena S. John Admitted as "Member of Royal Society of Chemistry"

Prototype Gallery @ CeNS

Tech Expo Gallery for displaying and conducting scientific demonstrations and showcasing its R&D activities, for the benefit of school/college students and for general public.

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Launch of Tata Steel Advanced Materials Research Centre.

October 3rd, 2016: Tata Steel signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Centre For Nano and Soft Matter (CeNS) Bengaluru to set up the Tata Steel Advanced Materials Research Center (TSAMRC) at CeNS.This initiative is in the light of Tata Steel being entrusted with the responsibility of developing a long-term strategic roadmap in the area of advanced materials.

Prof. G. U. Kulkarni, Director CeNS said that TSAMRC stands for growing relations of CeNS with Tata Steel and industries in general, which in the near future should pave the way to enhanced translational activities leading to nanotech products.

Mr. Anand Sen, President, Total Quality Management and Steel Business, Tata Steel Limited, recalled that Tata Steel has been collaborating with CeNS in recent past to develop anti-corrosion solutions using novel graphene technologies. The aim is to take this work beyond steel into smart substrates that can be integrated into automotive and construction solutions. The Centre will draw on the expertise and experience of the rich faculty at CeNS and its world class experimental facilities and will strive to create prototypes and pilots that can be taken up not only by Tata Steel but also by other companies in the Tata Group.” The occasion was also graced by Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer, Tata Sons. Dr. Katragadda remarked, “The Advanced Materials Research Center at CeNS would help shorten the lab to pilot phase of product development using nanomaterials including graphene for market applications. He was confident that the Tata – CeNS centre will attract the best of talent to work on cutting edge materials technologies.” Mr. Anand Sen, President, Total Quality Management and Steel Business, Tata Steel Limited; Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer, Tata Sons and Dr. G. U. Kulkarni, Director CeNS during “The Advanced Materials Research Center at CeNS would help shorten the lab to pilot phase of product development using nanomaterials including graphene for market applications. He was confident that the Tata – CeNS centre will attract the best of talent to work on cutting edge materials technologies.” Mr. Anand Sen, President, Total Quality Management and Steel Business, Tata Steel Limited; Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technology Officer, Tata Sons and Dr. G. U. Kulkarni, Director CeNS during inauguration of the Prototype Gallery hosted at CeNS.

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Mr. Sunil Walia shared the best poster presentation award at the Workshop on Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

Mr. Sunil Walia shared the best poster presentation award at the Workshop on Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Manipal University, 16-17 Aug 2016.

Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao lays the Foundation Stone of New Campus of CeNS.

The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) is setting up a new campus on about 14 acres of land, allotted by the Government of Karnataka, for the exclusive purpose of promoting Nano-Science and Technology and to create a Centre of Excellence.

The foundation stone for the new campus was laid by Bharat Ratna Professor C.N. R. Rao, FRS, Chairman, Governing Council, CeNS. In his address, Prof. Rao emphasised the importance of Nanoscience and Technology and its applicability in a wide range of areas, from drug delivery, engineering, agriculture and so on. He advised the Centre to take-up important projects and completes them on fast track mode so that innovations would help in the development in all spheres of life.

Professor G.U. Kulkarni, Director, CeNS, in his welcome speech, mentioned that the aim of the Centre will be to highlight the applications of Nanoscience and Technology in all walks of life and to translate the results of research into technology and to ensure that the innovations are applicable in the lives of common man particularly in Indian context. The facilities in the new campus will be designed to include regular interaction programmes with the students from schools and colleges, exhibitions and demonstrations of research work for developing a scientific temper among young students.

The campus will also house specialised laboratories and incubation centres for carrying out research and technology projects in collaboration with other scientific institutions as well as industries.

Mr. Subhod M. Gulvady, Administrative Officer, CeNS proposed the vote of thanks.

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, GOI interacting with Prof. G. U. Kulkarni of CeNS

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, GOI interacting with Prof. G. U. Kulkarni of CeNS during a Indo-German workshop on 15 March 2016 in New Delhi.

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Dr. Ashutosh K Singh and Indrajit Mondal have been collectively awarded the Best Poster Presentation Award for their poster presentation at Bangalore

Event: Bangalore India Nano-2016

Date: 4-March-2016

Venue: The Lalit Ashok Hotel