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PMU, Taiwanese University to carry out research in energy, mechanics

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looking forward:Pao-Chi Chen, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, LUST, speaking at Periyar Maniammai University in Thanjavur on Monday. N.Ramachandran, right, Vice Chancellor, is in the picture.Photo: B.Velankanni Raj
looking forward:Pao-Chi Chen, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, LUST, speaking at Periyar Maniammai University in Thanjavur on Monday. N.Ramachandran, right, Vice Chancellor, is in the picture.Photo: B.Velankanni Raj

Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and Periyar Maniammai University (PMU) here have identified various areas for collaborative research in the field of energy and mechanics, said Pao-Chi Chen, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, LUST, here on Monday.

He was at the PMU along with other professors of his university on an exchange of visit by professors and staff under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the university and PMU last November for collaborative research and exchange programmes for students and staff .

“In Taiwan, 22 per cent of the energy comes from nuclear power plants. Another area of collaborative research with the PMU is nanotechnology,” Professor Chen said.

There are 164 Universities in Taiwan. Among the private universities in Taiwan, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology occupies the second position.

N.Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, Periyar Maniammai University, said that there are lot of apprehensions about nuclear power plants in India and other countries. But safely built nuclear reactors can help in getting energy which is environment friendly and less pollutant.

“I have appraised the visiting professors about the Clean Thanjavur project, solid waste management, villages covered under Periyar Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (Periyar PURA) scheme,” Mr. Ramachandran said.

Ms.Hsiu-Ling Hsu, Associate Professor, Department of Chemicals and Materials Engineering, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, said that the university has been carrying out students exchange programmes to countries like United States of America, Malaysia and India.

Students of PMU visit Taiwan and students from the university come to Thanjavur under joint masters degree programme in which they spend a year in each country.

Ms. Rosilda Selvin, former Associate Professor, Department of Chemicals and Materials Engineering, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, said that Periyar Technology Incubator has produced some products which were seen by the visiting professors.

Wu-Peng Yi, Associate Professor of Centre for General Education, Department of Chemicals and Materials, said that the research work carried out by PMU was very impressive.

Mrs.Huang Ching Feng, wife of Pao-Chi Chen accompanied the team.

Ayyavoo, Registrar of the University, Swaminathan, Assistant Registrar, took the team to Periyar TBI and showed the products.

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