Jamshedpur, Jan 17: Jamshedpur is the hub of metallurgical activities due to the presence of institutions like CSIR-NML, Tata Steel and NIT. Keeping this in view, The Institution of Engineers (India) awarded the 32nd National Convention of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers to the IEI Jamshedpur Local Centre. The Tata Steel and CSIR-NML agreed to jointly support the programme along with the MECON Ranchi.
National Seminar on “Advances in Engineering Materials for Sustainable Development” (AEMSD 2019) will be held January 18-19, 2019.
The topic chosen to deliberate on advancement in engineering materials without which improvement of all sophisticated products such as computers, automobiles, aircraft and biomedical devices would be severely hampered, said Avneesh Gupta, Vice President, Shared Services, Tata Steel and chairman of the organizing committee.
Addressing a press conference at Institution of Engineers in Sakchi on Thursday, Gupta informed, T.V. Narendran, Global CEO &MD, Tata Steel will be the Chief Guest during Inaugural function to be held at CSIR-NML Auditorium on 18th January. He will felicitate the Eminent Engineers and young Engineers during the program.
Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, Director, CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur, K.K. Mehrotra, Chairman, MMDB of IEI, Dr. Vinay Mahashadbe, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Steel, Dr. S. Tarafder, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NML, and Dr. P.N. Chaudhary, former Chief Scientist & organising Secretary, AEMSD will be present during the inaugural function.
“The objective of this convention cum seminar will provide a forum for closer interaction amongst personnel from industries, experts from research organizations & academic institutions to address issues pertaining to advancement required in engineering materials in order to face the global challenges in the areas of metals and materials”, Gupta added.
The inaugural programme will be followed by the V. Subramony Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Prof. Amol. A Gokhale, Indian institute of Technology, Mumbai and Ex Director, DMRL, Hyderabad.
An exhibition on the theme has also been arranged where participants will showcase their products, services and activities. Each technical session will feature one Keynote address and one invited lecture by eminent figures in the relevant field. In addition, there will also be 7-8 presentations in the areas of-New age materials and devices, advanced manufacturing technologies, advancement in metallic materials and materials evaluation techniques.
A visit to Tata Steel has been organized on 19th January to expose the participants to the latest developments in technologies taking place in steel industries.
About 100 delegates are expected to participate in the seminar from industries, academic institutions and research laboratories, informed an organising committee member.
Delegates from C-MET, Hyderabad, JSW, Tata Steel, Bharat Forge Ltd., Pune, CSIR-NML Jamshedpur, RDCIS, SAIL, Ranchi, OP Jindal University, Raigarh, IICT Hyderabad, Presidency University, Bangalore, Amity University, Kolkata, MS University, Baroda, IIT Madras, IIT Chennai, IIT Bhubaneswar, KITS, Warangal, NIT Jamshedpur, NIT Rourkela, NIT Tricharapalli, VIT, Chennai, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, IIEST, Shibpur, NIFFT Ranchi, MECON Ltd., Ranchi, Usha Martin Ltd., Jamshedpur will attend the seminar.