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Faculty Development Program on Recent Advances in Chemistry (RAC-2019)

14 Feb 2019

School of Engineering and Technology, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized faculty development program on Recent Advances in Chemistry (RAC-2019) from 21 to 25 January 2019. The key note speaker of the session was Prof. Siddaramaiah, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering SJCE, Mysuru.

The objective of this program was to explore the bridge between the industry, research organization and academic institutions to update their knowledge. To impart the basic concepts and techniques to the budding technical teachers of all the engineering colleges in India. The FDP was attended by 30 participants from faculty members of Chemistry, Food Technology, Physics department and PG students.

This FDP was the multidisciplinary gathering and different sessions covers diverse topics such as Nano Materials, Catalysis, Green Synthesis and Designing, Analytical Methodologies, Nanotechnology, Organo-catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry, Renewable energy and many more. It served as an excellent training for upgrading the knowledge and triggering the research enthusiasm in participants and faculty members.

Day 1 Session I:
Dr. Siddaramaiah delivered keynote address on “Nanotechnology – A Scientific Marvel of the present Century”. In this session participants learned the application of nanomaterials, preparation of nanoparticle with minimum cost of materials and also to enhance the conversion efficiency of Nanocomposite.

Day 1 Session II:
Dr. S.B. Benaka Prasad delivered a lecture on Synthesis, structural exploration, spectral and combinatorial analysis of imida-zolidine derivatives: Comparison between experimental and DFT calculations. He gave brief explanation on the molecular geometry optimization parameters and compared with the experimental XRD results.

Day 2 Session III:
Dr. A.V. Raghu Professor, SET-JU delivered a lecture on Energy Conservation and Environmental Projection. The main objective of the topic is to apply energy efficiency concept in day to day life in order to save Money and Energy and thereby protect the Environment. Energy is a vital component of modern society. Much of the general population believes that the energy sources we depend on are perpetual. Need to aware of the methods and principles by which energy conversion devices operate.

Day 2 Session IV:
Dr. K. Yogesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, SET-JU delivered a lecture on Ruthenium oxide nanostring clusters anchored Graphene oxide nanocomposites for high-performance supercapacitors application. He emphasized on the hydrothermal method for the preparation of Graphene oxide (GO) is embellished with nanostring clusters of ruthenium oxide (GO-RuO2). The structure of the nanocomposite material was also discussed.

Day 3 Session V
Dr. M. Veerabhadra Swamy, PES University, delivered lecture on Green Chemistry and Green Engineering- A path way for Sustainable Development. In this session he discussed the concepts of four areas of green chemistry research — catalysis, solvents, alternative energy sources for reactions, and continuous

Day 3 Session VI
Dr. D. Pandiarajan, Assistant Professor, SET-JU delivered a lecture on Ruthenium (ii) arene thioamide complexes for catalytic application. He gave a brief explanation on a Novel family of cationic half-sandwich complexes.

Day 4 Session VII
Prof. Archana, Assistant Professor, SET-JU delivered lecture on Graphene-based materials for environmental applications. He gave a brief explanation on how Graphene-based nanomaterials are gaining attention as novel materials for environmental applications.

Day 4 Session VIII
Dr. C.S. Ananda Kumar, MES, University of Mysore delivered lecture on Medicinal Chemistry: Drug Discovery and Development. He said that Medicinal chemistry is a chemistry-based discipline, involving aspects of biological, medical and pharmaceutical sciences. It is concerned with the invention, discovery, design, identification and preparation of biologically active compounds, the study of their metabolism, the interpretation of their mode of action at the molecular level and the construction of structure-activity relationships (SARs).