Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal Lecture by Pulickel M. Ajayan

Location: IISc, Faculty Hall (Main Building

Indian National Science Academy
In collaboration with
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal Lecture


Speaker : Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan

Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA 77005
Email: ajayan@rice.edu

Abstract :

Recent developments in materials science have seen spectacular discoveries in nanotechnology. This talk will focus on some of these developments featuring the challenges and opportunities in designing and synthesizing nano-engineered materials. I will describe several examples to show the intrinsic and extrinsic challenges in the engineering of nanomaterials. These will include the exciting world of carbon nanotubes, graphene and related two-dimensional atomic layers, hybrid nanomaterials and nanocomposites. Several aspects including synthesis, characterization, manipulation and the emergence of novel properties in such materials will be discussed. The talk will present a perspective on the concept of nanoscale engineering and the resultant opportunities for nano-engineered materials.

Prof.  Ajay K Sood,  President, INSA  will preside.

Date : 19 July 2019, Friday, 4.00 p.m.
HIGH TEA : 5.00 p.m.