SCE, KIIT DU organizes Technical Talk on “Awakening Giant: Nanotechnology for the Masses”

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A Technical Talk on “Awakening Giant: Nanotechnology for the Masses” was organized by the School of Civil Engineering, KIIT Deemed to be University under ICE Student Chapter on 3rd August, 2019.

The event started with the felicitation of the Guest Speaker Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah from North Dakota University, USA by senior Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Rath. Prof. (Dr.) B.G. Mohapatra, Dean SCE, KIIT DU asked Dr. Achintya to share his rich experience to students who are keen to pursue Higher Studies as well as give their contribution in research field. He informed the guest about the noble cause carried out by KISS that was initiated by Founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta two and half decades ago.

Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah  commenced his talk on complex technology like Nanotechnology in such a simple way that it engaged students deep into the topic. He explained that Nanotechnology is not something new, rather it has been prevailing  since the Ayurvedic Age. According to him, the next revolution would be based on Nano- Technology. He shared his ongoing projects and emphasized that the aim is to attain sustainability and they are targeting relevant innovation.

He further said that, 1/5th of India is being affected by Arsenic Problem and they are developing a product to remove arsenic from drinking water and are working to implement it on a large scale. Their objective is to make a filter with at least a lifespan of 1 year. His insightful talk enlightened and added values to the participants.

Eventually, the event concluded with Vote of Thanks by Dr. K.P. Samal, faculty in- charge of KSCE.