Location: IISc, Faculty Hall (Main Building
Indian National Science Academy
In collaboration with
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal Lecture
Title : NANO-ENGINEERED MATERIALS
Speaker : Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan
Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA 77005
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.