Sunday, 12 February 2017

SRM University is organizing an International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Chemistry (ICRAMC - 2017)

The Department of chemistry, SRM University is organizing an International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Chemistry (ICRAMC - 2017) during 15-17, February 2017 in association with IRD INDIA. This conference is sponsored by DST-SERB, Government of India  and Indian National Science academy, New Delhi.

Advances in material Chemistry is a multifaceted topic dealing with the discovery and designing of new materials. Many of the most pressing scientific problems humans currently face are due to limitations of materials and hence a breakthrough in material science has a significant impact on future of technology. The program of action includes eleven technical sessions. International speakers include Dr. Yun Suk Huh, INHA University, Korea, Dr. Hyunwoong Park, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, Prof.  Masakazu Anpo, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, Rajesh Madhu, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan, Dr. Muruganantham Rethinasabapathy, INHA University, Korea, Go-Woon Lee, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea and National  speakers include Prof. M.A.Quraishi, IIT (BHU), Prof.  R. Murugavel, IIT Bombay, Prof. V. Narayanan, University of Madras, Prof.M. Eswaramoorthy, JNCASR and  Prof.R. Jayavel, Anna University, Chennai.
His Excellency the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi greeted the conference with their messages for its success.250 research papers are to be presented in the conference. The delegates from various countries have contributed papers for this conference which include, UK, Canada, USA, Japan, South Korea, etc.,
The journal partners of this conference are Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier), International Journal of Nanoscience, International journal of Pharma and Biosciences (IJPBS), International Journal of Advanced Chemical Science and Applications (IJACSA).
The best paper awards will be presented to an oral and a poster presentation.  
The inaugural function is to be held on 15th Feb 2017 at T P Ganesan Auditorium, SRM University, Kattankulathur. The Chief Guest Dr. K. Baskar , Vice-Chancellor,  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli will inaugurate the Conference and release the proceedings. Dr. R. Balasubramanian, Director(S&H), SRMU will preside over the function. 
More details visit 
Conference Secretariat
Department of Chemistry
SRM University,
Kattankulathtur-603 203, India
Mobile No. : +919444455865/ +919994228483 / +91-9788207564

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Indian ISRO workhorse PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series to launch 104 satellites

Satellite launch: ISRO to earn half the cost from foreign parties
SRO will recover half of the total cost incurred for next week's launch of 104 satellites from the foreign capsules mounted on its workhorse rocket PSLV-C37.Of the104 satellites to be launched on February 15, only three are Indian.PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission is scheduled to be launched on February 15, 2017 at 9.28 hours IST from SDSC SHAR Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.”
"We want to make optimum use of our capacity. We are launching our three satellites. One is of 730 kgs while other two are 19 kgs each. We had additional space of 600 kgs. So we decided to accommodate 101 satellites," ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar said. "Roughly half of our cost will be covered by the foreign satellites we are launching," he said, without revealing the exact amount ISRO will earn from foreign customers.
The space agency has earned more than $100 millions by launching foreign satellites. It also has achieved mastery on launching smaller satellites.
ISRO will launch a record 104 satellites through its workhorse rocket PSLV-C37 on February 15 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
These 101 satellites are nano-satellites and belong to foreign nations, including the US and Germany.
The Indian satellites are from the Cartosat series.
Last year, ISRO launched record 20 satellites at one go. The highest number of satellites launched in a single mission is 37, a record that Russia set in 2014. The US space agency NASA launched 29.
Kumar said ISRO is at present doing tests on its lander for Chandrayaan 2 at its facility in Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu and Challakere in Karnataka.
"It is an indigenous development and tests are on. It's a control descend. So it has engines that allow a control descend," Kumar said.
Chandryaan 2mission seeks to make a landing on the moon.
The ISRO said that all SAARC countries, except Pakistan, have given their consent for the South Asian satellites project envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "India's gift to its neighbours".
Kumar said that the manned mission project is "not a top priority" for the ISRO, as he emphasised on enhancing space infrastructure.