National Workshop on Modern Physical & Chemical Instrumentation
The National Workshop started with the inaugural function on 21st March 2012, 10 A.M at the Seminar hall, Mechanical Block. 65 participants from various states have registered for the workshop. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr.C.V.Vaidyanathan delivered Presidential address. He stated the importance of conducting workshop and particularly on the instrumentation techniques. The Chief Guest Prof. Dr. A. Varadarajulu, CSIR Emeritus Scientist, Dept. of Polymer Science & Technology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur (A.P) gave the inaugural address and he quoted about the sophistication and modernization of instruments used for various physical and analytical techniques.
Prof. Dr. A. Varadarajulu delivered a talk on “polymers – Their applications, environmental issues & possible solutions. He explained different polymers, their usage and also stressed the impact of polythene bags in the environmental health of the society and for other beings. He explained his various research activities and the output in bringing degradable bio polymers and their usage as degradable bags for the society. He stressed the audience to develop different work groups to bring out more research output in the specified area.
After the tea break, Shri G. Padmanaban, General Manager, Business Unit, Analyzing & Testing, NETZSCH Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, delivered a talk on “Thermal Characterization of materials by Thermal Analysis”. He explained different instruments and the corresponding methods available for thermal analysis.
Post Lunch session talk was delivered by Prof.K.C. Srinivas, Dean (Engineering & Technology) on Mass Spectrometry. He explained the different mass spectrometry instrumentation techniques with advantages and drawbacks.
On the same day training session of the various physical and chemical instrumentation techniques were conducted using the available instruments at Physics and Chemistry research laboratories by the resource persons from the Physics and Chemistry departments.
The Second day of the workshop started at 9.30 A.M. Prof. Dr. S. Gunasekaran, President, Indian Spectrophysics Association , Head, PG Dept. of Physics, Pachiyappa’s College for Men, Chennai, delivered a talk on “Spectrophysics – An Investigative tool in Physical Science”. He explained all the basic spectroscopic investigations and the applications of the tool in medical science.
Dr. Sivakumar, Sr.Asst. Professor of Chemistry, SCSVMV, delivered a talk on “Insilico Analysis of Proteins- Computational Chemistry”. He explained about the various web servers available for the protein structure analysis and the sequential methods. He gave on-line hands on training at the computer lab for the participants.
During Post lunch session, Dr. V.Mani, Scientist-E (Additional Director Grade), Head, Ultra High Pure Nano Electronic Materials &Systems Development Division, Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Hyderabad, delivered a talk on “ICP-MS/GD –MS/AFM/XRD/SEM techniques with main focus on class clean handling & packaging of nano pure Si GaAs /ZnO/Ge materials”. He gave exposure about the instrumentation techniques involved in the characterization of ultra high pure materials.
Prof.Dr.V.S. Vishnu Potty, Registrar, presided over the Valedictory function. Chief Guest Dr. V.N. Mani distributed certificates to the participants. Prof. Dr. K.C.Srinvias, Dean (Engg.& Technology) and Prof. Dr.K.P.V. Ramanakumar, Dean (Management Studies) felicitated the gathering. The program came to an end with the National Anthem.