6th MRS Trilateral Symposium at Knowledge City Inaugurated

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NewZNew (S A S Nagar) : The prestigious trilateral annual meeting of India, China and Singapore started today at Mohali.

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Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Vice Chancellor & Chairman of Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC) Prof Arun Kumar Grover, Director IISER Mohali, Professor N Sathyamurthy, Director, Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, Prof. AK Ganguli and Executive Director, National University Singapore (NUS), – India Research Initiatives, Singapore and President of the Material Research Society of Singapore Prof. BVR Chowdari inaugurated the 6th MRSI trilateral symposium being organized by INST at IISER Mohali.

In his welcome note, PU VC Prof Grover emphasized on the importance of meetings like these which cut across institutions in the CRIKC domain and the Knowledge City.

There were eleven invited talks from the eminent scientists across India, China and Singapore, energizing on the applications of variously modified nanostructures and their applications in energy, health and environment.
The first invited talk by Prof. B.V.R. Chowdari talked about his research on the novel functional materials for the development of cheaper, better and non toxic Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs). Batteries have omnipresence in our lives. They find their use in many things ranging from a child’s toy to a pacemaker implanted in the human heart. LIBs are
heavily used in recent times in portable electronic devices and high-power applications like back-up power supplies and electric/hybrid electric vehicles.

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In his talk Prof. Chowdari talked about different materials used for the battery materials for performance enhancement. He also emphasized the increasing demand of the Li-ion battery and its impact on the market. An interactive poster session with 50 posters by young researchers from these three countries was another attraction of the first day.

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