International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials organised by RGUKT concludes

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L to R - Mr. S. Ranadheer, Associate Dean of Academics, Mr. T.N. Venkata Swamy, Administrative Officer, Dr. A. Ashok, VC of RGUKT, Basar and Dr. Ravi Varala, Convenor, ICAFM 2017.

Hyderabad, December 20, 2017: The three-day International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials organised by Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar, in Adilabad District, 200 kms away from State Capital of Telangana, Hyderabad concluded.
Addressing the gathering, VC of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies Dr A. Ashok, IAS, said, today’s discussions are tomorrow’s discoveries. The deliberations held at the International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials, set the tone and tenor for the future advancement of Advanced Functional Materials. About 200 delegates deliberated at the meet and predicted future course of the Functional Materials, said Dr. A. Ashok.
As planned, aim of the conference is met. All the thrust areas — Catalysis, Green Chemistry, Natural Products, Nano Materials, Semi Conducting Materials, Sensors, Biomaterials, etc. and other proposed were discussed extensively covering basics to applications. Very interesting topics like TriboElectricity, RRAM Devices, Metal Nanoparticles were discussed. The deliberations of conference will see immediate social applications, Dr. Ashok said
The Convenor of the meet Dr. Ravi Varala gave concluding remarks. The technical program was divided into 11 sessions. It contained 1 keynote address, 4 Plenary talks and 15 invited lectures.
The even saw a total of 200 participants many were from USA, UK, South Africa and many parts of India. Off which 30 made oral presentations of their research work, while 50 made poster presentations
Madhuri from S.V. University, Tirupati; G. Krishna Chaitanya from SRTM University, Nanded; Yedu Kondalu and Dr. Vittal, Faculty of RGUKT bagged awards for best Oral Presentations.
G. Lalitha from RGUKT, Nuziveedu; Veeraswamy, Osmania University, Hyderabad; V. Jeevan from RGUKT, Basar and N. Venkatesh Bharath from NIT Warangal won prizes for Poster Presentations.
Prof. A. P. Pathak from University of Hyderabad spoke on the importance of Nano Science and Nanotechnology using energetic ion beams/gamma radiations or lasers.
Dr. Adarsh Kaniyoor from University of Cambridge, UK gave the talk on developments and challenges in the design and of directly spinning carbon nanotube givers. He outlined the unique methods developed by his team at the Cambridge University.
Dr. Koya Prabhakar Rao from Vignan University, Guntur spoke about Self Cleaning Clothing with Hydrophobic technology coming soon.
Imagine your favourite shirt that will stay clean for a long time... clothing which cleans itself and which can practically stay clean and dry is going to be a reality soon said Dr. Koya Prabhakar Rao
Dr. Apparao M. Rao from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA in his keynote address spoke about how alternative to Petrol is coming up and how Supercapacitors might help to replace use of petrol one day.

Prof. Apparao M. Rao, Indian born American Nano Material Expert asked his audience to imagine charging their mobile phone in just a few seconds or electric car in just few minutes. Electric buses were once science fiction is now a reality. These and many interesting subjects came up during his key note address at the International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials 2017 held at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technology(RGUKT), Basar in Adilabad district.

Supercapacitors might help to replace use of petrol one day. Ground-breaking research has resulted in the development of technology that could revolutionize the capabilities which until recently was not possible, he told the gathering

The three-day, first of its kind of an international conference came to conclusion by setting the tone and tenor for the future advancement of Functional materials.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017