Rama Krishna Sangem
Nano sciences and advanced materials can make India a super power on the global stage in the coming days. This is said by major speakers at an international conference on ultrasonics and material science for advanced technology (ICUMSAT-2022) held by Telangana University (TU) at Nizamabad on August 1, Monday. Advanced materials will play a key role in several emerging fields of science and technology, they said.
Around 20 international and 280 delegates from all over the country attended the three day conference organised by TU – telanganauniversity.ac.in and Ultrasonics Society of India. University Vice-Chancellor Prof D Ravinder Gupta in his inaugural address said that this is the first time TU was holding this prestigious conference in Telangana.
“Deliberations on the subjects of ultrasonics, nano sciences and advanced material will help our country update knowledge on their applications. In the coming days, major inventions on developing clean energy and medical and health sectors will coming these areas. India’s quest for clean energy will get a boost from the more efficient batteries, many times long lasting,” he said.
Ultrasonics Society of India president Dr Raja Ram Yadav in his key note speech said the topics of the conference are important in finding solutions to many of current needs of the society, related to environment, energy, health and space sectors. “I appreciate the varsities and other higher ups to promote research in nano science area so that the students, mostly youth will develop interest for developing village based society in India,” he said.
Nizamabad mayor Neetu Kiran expressed her happiness over a major international conference on nano science was being held in in the city. “This conference, attended many acclaimed delegates from all over, will surely inspire the students from TU and other areas,” said she. University Registrar Prof K Shiva Shankar said that conference would throw light on various key aspects of science, concerning our society.
Conference convener Dr Chandra Sekhar Vasam, co-convener Dr Yudhister Kumar Yadav and TU principal Prof CH Arathi, were among those who spoke. Many technical sessions are planned over August 2 and 3. As many as 148 invited lectures, abstract papers and oral presentations are mentioned in the souvenir.
In a souvenir brought out on the occasion contained best wishes messages from ministers Sabita Reddy, Vemula Prashant Reddy and TS higher education council chairman Prof R Limbadri, MLAs Bigala Ganesh Gupta (Nizamabad urban), Bajireddy Goverdhan (Nizamabad rural), TU’s dean, sciences and computer science Prof M Aruna, among others.