ICFNN 2016 - Inaugurated by Prof. A.K.Raychaudhuri

ICFNN'16, the first of the series of conferences planned over the year, on commemoration of the centenary year of the Founder Shri.Ramachandra Iyer,  is an exceptionally high quality networking event for expert academicians and industrial people across the world. It aims to enable participants to develop professional contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities, in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, a field that is constantly innovating and evolving.

ICFNN'16 was inaugrated by Dr. Raychaudhuri,Professor emeritus and JC Bose fellow, former Director of S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, by lighting of the traditional Kuthu vilakku followed by release of the first copy of conference proceedings. The gathering was welcomed by Dr.S.Swaminathan, Director, CeNTAB. Dr.K.Sridharan, Dean SCBT honored the cheif guest, Dr.A.K.Raychaudari with a memento.

The plenary,Dr.A.K.Raychaudhuri, was welcomed by Dr.S.Swaminathan to deliver the keynote lecture on his experiments with Single nanowires. So far nanomaterials used by scientists were ensembles or simply put collections of several nano-sized basic units. The inherent trouble of using such ensembles are uniform deposition and a requirement for averaging results. The idea of using a single unit of nanomaterial to carry out experiments is very novel, enabling scientists to obtain data in a different dimension, but is highly challenging. Dr. A.K.Raychaudhuri and his team pioneered this interesting area of research. Interesting results showing a ssix fold increase in photorespose while reducing the ssize of the nanosensing elements by using nanowires replacing an ensemble, was exhilarating. He concluded the session with an inspirational note that many experiments may be failing and frustrating but perseverance and correct learning from failures could be ground breaking making the impossible, possible and there lies the fun and beauty of scientific research lies.

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