July 15, 2016
Deekshith N. Pinto and Swarnika Sharma of the School of Ecology and Environment Studies, presented papers at The National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology (NSEST)-2016 organized by the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry in association with the Electrochemical Society of India. The symposium was held at the IISC, Bengaluru on July 15 and 16, 2016.
The two papers presented by the students titled “The Bhopal Waste Story” and “Ocean Acidification: Evil Twin of Global Warming” were a part of their ongoing research on Industrial Safety and Environment as well as Climate Change and Biodiversity. The first paper “Bhopal Waste Story” tries to highlight, using the case study of the Bhopal gas tragedy waste materials, how we tend to forget the root-cause behind any environmental crisis while continuing our political battle and tries to explain the necessary alternatives including the necessity to have legally binding post-disaster plans. The second paper on Ocean Acidification tries to highlight the current researched level, research gap and puts the understanding about ocean acidification into intense scientific scrutiny.
The two-day symposium aimed to motivate the scientific community working towards electro-chemistry and environment to share their research works and spark new ideas. The workshop also featured the 13th Prof. S M Mayanna Endowment Lecture by Dr. Girija Suresh of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakam and the 27th Prof. T L Rama Char Memorial Lecture by Prof. Vijayamohanan from CSIR, Karaikudi. The participants included eminent scholars and representatives from various organizations and institutes working on the Electrochemistry and the Environment. Distinguished scholars of both academic and industrial background namely Dr M.A.R. Iyengar (former BARC Scientist, Bengaluru), Dr J.R. Mudakavi (Dept. of Chem. Eng., IISC), Dr Rajeev Deekshit (Proprietor & Director, Pyro Technologies), Prof. E.S. Dwaraka Das (President, ECSI), and Mr. Sameer Kongovi (Director, Kongovi Electronics) presented their views and shared their research works.
The participants appreciated and gave feedbacks on the presentations by Nalanda Students, who were also invited to be a part of ECSI in future. The papers are under review for publication in Journal of the Electrochemical Society of India, (JECSI) which is completing 60 years of continuous publication.
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