Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) will be hosting a three-day International Conference on Advanced Materials and Technology (ICMAT-16), on the occasion of the birth centenary of Shivarathri Rajendra Swami, from Thursday to Saturday. The conference is being organised with the support of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) II.
The interdisciplinary conference will focus on advanced structural and functional materials as well as the technology that will be useful for researchers working in the field of materials (viz. ceramics, metals, polymers and their composites), the organisers said.
More than 300 papers will be deliberated upon by experts and delegates during the course of the conference.
Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao, honorary president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, will inaugurate the conference at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday in the presence of Shivarathri Deshikendra Swami of Suttur Mutt.
Prof. Joong Hee Lee of Chonbuk National University, South Korea, will be the guest of honour. Minister for Higher Education and Law T.B. Jayachandra will preside.
Signing of MoU
At the inaugural function, SJCE will sign a memorandum of understanding with Chonbuk National University.
The conference will have 35 technical sessions spread over three days. There will be one keynote lecture, eight plenary talks, 60 invited talks and 240 oral and poster presentations by researchers from India and abroad, a press release said.
Prof. Kunigal Shivakumar, director, Centre for Composite Materials Research, North Carolina, A and T State University, United States, will deliver valedictory address on Saturday.