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The lecture workshop on Smart Materials was successfully organized and conducted by Department of Chemistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, as a part of vidyut duringJanuary 29 – 30, 2020. The workshop was attended by 61 delegates and had participation of PG students, research scholars and faculties from colleges like Marthoma College, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Catholicate college etc. The workshop on “SMART MATERIALS” aimed to introduce the recent developments and challenges on the various aspects of smart materials. The workshop was conducted with the help the following resource persons

  • Dr. Gijo Raj (Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology)
  • Dr. Renjith S. (Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology)
  • Dr. Zeena S. Pillai (Department of Chemistry, ASAS, Amritapuri)
  • Dr. Saritha A. (Department of Chemistry, ASAS, Amritapuri)
  • Dr. Sandhya Sadanandan (Department of Chemistry, ASAS, Amritapuri)
Day 1: January 29, 2020

The first day started with an inaugural address by Dr. Mangalam Ramanadhan, Head of the department of chemistry, ASAS, Amritapuri campus and presidential address by Dr. V. M. Nandakumaran, Principal, ASAS, Amritapuri campus.

The First technical session was handled by Dr. Gijo Raj, Scientist at Sree Chitra Tirunal institute for medical science and technology. He gave an idea about basic principles in chemistry and physics and how this can be viewed at real-life situations. He even showed different working models based on these principles.

This was followed by the talk of Dr Renjith S, scientists BWT wing, SCTIMST and he enlightened the audience with his talk onccSmart materials- An intoduction and its classifications”. The tea break was followed by a talk by   Dr. Saritha A. on “Different types of smart materials and applications.” After the lunch break there was a lecture on Lecture on photochromic and Thermochromic materials by Dr. Zeena S Pillai. This wsa followed by a hands on session in the lab on the preparation of thermochromic photochromic and smart nanaomaterials.

Day 2: January 30, 2020

The second day’s session started with a lecture on “Shape Memory Polymers” by Dr. Daritha A., followed by a session on “Supramolecular Switches” by Dr. Zeena S. Pillai. Tea break was followed by a session by Dr. Sandhya Sadananthan on “Biosensors”. The afternoon session started with a quiz program and all the delegates participated enthusiastically in it. This session was followed by a hands on session on “Fabrication of quantum clusters, shape memory polymers and biosensors”.

The participants interacted with the speakers enjoyed the hands on sessions. During the valedictory session, feedback of the participants was collected which was followed by the prize distribution for the Quiz competition.

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