Journey towards Nano excellence: ICN 2024 started at MGU

Vice Chancellor Dr. C.T Aravindakumar inaugurated the three-day Nanoscience International Conference held at Mahatma Gandhi University. The event, jointly organised by the University’s International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nano Technology (IIUCNN) and School of Energy Materials brings together scientists, researchers, and industrialists from across the globe, featuring intense discussions, panel sessions, and presentations addressing pressing issues in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The opening ceremony set the tone for the event, with the distinguished speaker P.K. Mohammed , the Chief Advisor, Apollo Tyres Research and Development Department, delivering the keynote address. Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal, the Syndicate member, Prof.Sabu Thomas, the Director, School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Dr. M.S Sreekala , the Joint Director and others participated.

Professor Sabu Thomas emphasised that the conference provides a vital platform for sharing the latest research discoveries, groundbreaking technologies, and upcoming trends in nanoscience and technology. These encompass a wide array of fields including nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, and nanophononics. He stressed the urgency of harnessing novel concepts, research outcomes, and capabilities in a manner that is environmentally sustainable. The conference will conclude on May 12, which will examine the possibilities of collaboration between academia and industry in these areas.

Attendees will have ample opportunities for networking through dedicated sessions, engaging poster presentations, and interactive forums. These platforms will facilitate the establishment of new connections, the exchange of ideas, and the initiation of collaborative research endeavours. As the global community directs its gaze towards the future, the international conference will serve as a powerful testament to the transformative impact of nanotechnology, highlighting its potential to reshape the world for generations to come.