Jamshedpur, Jan. 20: Tata Steel President TQM & Steel Business, Anand Sen stressed on innovation for increasing productivity and improving the output of your business.
Addressing the valedictory function of the 32nd National Convention cum Seminar on “Advances in Engineering Materials for Sustainable Development (AEMSD 2019)” organised by The Institution of Engineers (India), Jamshedpur Local Centre in association with Tata Steel and CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory at CSIR-NML Auditorium on Saturday, the Chief Guest, Anand Sen, said, “Use of innovative technologies and optimization of process routes for increasing productivity and efficiency of the operating steel plants have become relevant than ever.
AEMSD-2019 has provided a platform to learn from the collective wisdom, to translate them into innovative ideas and provide workable solutions. He expressed his recent most concern regarding the consumers’ care and how to make available their required materials at door step. Presently there are explosion of products / materials. There are also certain hidden problems as everyday new products are launched in the market with certain newly added features. This makes the earlier one “obsolete”. In India, we do not have any organised system for withdrawing the “obsolete” one and these are increasingly creating storage problem and environmental issues. These are needed to be urgently addressed”, he added.
Earlier, Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director, CSIR-NML, while giving his opening remark, said, “The one and half day convention and the seminar went on very productive way. Many of issues relating to material industries were addressed by the experts and researchers which will go a long way to help our industries in near future”.
Dr. A. Mitra, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML gave a brief account of the technical proceedings of the seminar to gathering. There were four technical areas covered, namely – (1) New age materials & devices, (2) Advanced manufacturing technologies, (3) Advancement in metallic materials, and (4) Materials evaluation techniques. He said around 100 delegates from IITs, NITs, Engineering colleges/ R&D institutes and several Indian industries across the country participated. There were 5 keynote addresses and 5 invited lectures from the reputed Technocrats / Academicians and 37 research papers were presented in the four parallel sessions. Three best paper, Two First prize and Two Second prize were awarded amongst the participants of the four technical sessions.
Best Paper award was presented to R. Suryanarayan and team, School of Mechanical & Building Sciences, VIT, Tamil Nadu, Dilipsinh, M. Zala and team, MS University, Baroda, Vadodara and L. Natrayan and team, School of Mechanical & Building Sciences, VIT, Tamil Nadu.
First Prize was bagged by Dr. Sanjay Prasad and team, CSIR-NML Jamshedpur and Viranshu Kumar and team, NIFFT Ranchi.
The second prize was won by Rahul Singh and team, MNIT Allahabad, Priyaush Tripathi and team, NIT Jamshedpur.