As part of the ‘Golden Jubilee’ celebrations of Chemical Engineering Department of NIT-T, the event ICACSE’18 had really brought an immense opportunity for interaction among young scholars and scientific delegates to utilize the expertise and technical knowledge to bring a new era for innovations in the field of Chemical engineering, Energy and Environmental engineering for sustainable ecosystem. The conference had plenary talks from eminent scientists from India and abroad including Padma shri Prof. G.D. Yadav, Prof. Srinivasan
Rajagopalan of IIT-Madras, Prof. Navid mostoufi from University of Tehran, Iran, Prof. Agamuthu from (University of Malaya) Malaysia and Prof. Praveen LINGA from (NUS) Singapore and shared their research
expertise on the theme of the conference, ‘Sustainable Ecosystem’.
The valedictory function of the DST SERB-TEQIP III sponsored International Conference on Advances and Challenges for Sustainable Ecosysem (ICACSE-2018), 6th-8th December, organized by Department of
Chemical Engineering, NIT-Trichy was held on 8th December 2018. The overall coordinator Dr.P.Sivashanmugam welcomed the gathering and presented the report of the conference. Dr. Agamuthu Periathamby, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia graced the valedictory function as the Chief Guest and Dr. Mini Saji Thomas, director NIT-T presided the function. In the presidential
address, director of NIT-T urged the research community to focus on green environment and clean energy production by inventing newer technologies, which will be cost effective and eco-friendly in nature.
She reminded the words from inaugural address by Prof Yadav, “manufacturing through green routes and achieving sustainable goals of UNESCO”. “Hope that delegates had a great chance to interact and made
new friendships which would initiate commendable research output”, she added and requested every department of the institute to conduct such international gatherings that may bring many international delegates
for mutual research collaborations.
Dr. P. Agamuthu has pointed out the importance of sustainable measures to be taken up by industries and academia through cost effective ways. He also insisted the waste management measures to have safe and clean environment which assures the healthier future generation. Commenting about the conference “Properly planned and a dedicated event to realize a sustainable ecosystem”. He also appreciated the idea of
felicitating the alumni of individual department, seeded by the Chemical department of NIT-T.
The conference had around 150 participants from all over the country. There were 143 oral and 16 poster presentations and the best presentation award had been awarded to 16 speakers of different
sessions. Dr.Meera Sheriffa Begum, Head of Chemical Engineering Department presented the list of Life Time Achievement Awardees while Dr.N. Anantharaman, senior professor of the Department elaborated on
the citation. The distinguished alumni of the department Mr. Chandrasekaran, former director CPCL Chennai and Mr. BV Ramanan of Liviya Polymer Pvt. Ltd have been bestowed “Lifetime achievement award” by the director of the institute Prof. Mini Shaji Thomas and former Head of Chemical engineering, Prof. S.Sundaram have also been awarded “lifetime achievement” award along with his students.
Prof. Mini Shaji Thomas,Director,NIT-T presented Life Time Achievement Awards to Alumnus of Chemical Engineering Dept to Mr. Chandrasekaran, former director CPCL Chennai, Mr. BV Ramanan of Liviya Polymer Pvt. and Retired Prof.S.Sundaram,Former Head,Dept of Chemical Engineering.
Dr. Arunagiri, Associate professor of the department delivered the vote of thanks and all the proceedings of the conference has finally reached a memorable end.