Two days National Conference on Innovative Research in Science & Technology was successfully organized at Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati under theco-sponsorship of Council of Scientific & IndustrialResearch (CSIR), New Delhi, Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) & Amravati University Chemistry Teacher’s Association (AUCTA) in collaboration with International Journal of Emerging Technology & Innovative Research (JETIR).
The spectrum of delegates covers the regions of Kashmir, Gujarat, Andra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & other states of country. Total 249 delegates &86 researchers participated in conference.Conference covered six invited talks of eminent resource persons & 15 oral presentations.
There was overwhelming response for poster presentation. In all 67 posters were presented in three categories’ as life science, physical science & chemical science. Apart from that 139 selected research papers is published in the International Journal of Emerging Technology & Innovative Research (JETIR) The students have benefited in many ways from this conference. More than 100 scientific papers were presented by authors.The Invited talks and Keynote Speakers from different states addressed to audience and shared knowledge and rich experience in Science & Technology.
The two days conference canbe summarized as -
The Inaugural session was chaired by Hon’ble Chairperson Shri Harshwardhanji Deshmukh, President, Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati. The inaugurator of conference was Hon’ble Dr. Shripal Singh Regional Director, C.S.I.R.-CIMFR, Bilaspur. Dr. Ramanuj Narayan, Scientist IICT., Hyderabad & Dr. Hitendra M. Patel ,S.P. University Gujrat were Guests of Honour. Dignitaries on dais were Hon’ble Advocate AshokraoThuse, Executive Member of Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati & Hon’ble Shri Sheshraoji Khade, Secretary of Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati. Soenior comprising of research papers was released on the occasion. Dr. Ramanuj Narayan was delivered keynote address on the topic entitled “Applying Chemistry for Sustainable Solutions:A comparative case of Polymers, Coatings, Solar Cells. He mainly focused on the development of technologies for polymers,coatings and solar cells through the applications of innovative, advanced and smartchemistry and chemical concepts. The discharge of chemicalsin to the environment and an excessive consumption of natural resources contributed toseveral global challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution, health risksand pollution. In fact, the chemical industry is responsible for the discharge of 98% of CO2into the atmosphere and consumption of 78% of energy for the production of 80,000different chemicals per year.
In the first session on 17th Dec. 2019 was chaired by Prof. Dr. V.S.Jamode, Ex-Pro-vice chancellor of S.G.B.A.U., Amravati, The first talk was delivered by Dr. Dinesh Nanaji Sawant, Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune on the topic entitled “ BRIDGING BOUNDARIES WITH CATALYSIS”. He maily focused on developed catalytic methods for synthesis of amides, nitriles and various heterocycles by C-H activation ofamides. Besides, the successfully applied heterogeneous organometallic catalysts for utilization ofcarbon monoxide (CO) into valuable chemicals such as amides and heterocycles. We also address theessential aspects of cross-coupling reactions such as the development of heterogeneous catalysts forhydroamination reactions and homogenous recyclable catalyst for Heck coupling reactions.
He explored the synthesis and application of a new class of Bedford type of palladium catalyst for application inaqueous cross-coupling reactions. Our recent effort was focused on the development of organocatalyst forpeptide synthesis. With overall experience in Homogenous catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis,Nanocatalysis and Organocatalysis, we extended our expertise for biocatalysis by the development ofartificial metalloenzymes or bio-organometallics. The research aimed to advance the biochemistry field bydeveloping new biocatalysts via incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids with the ability to coordinatemetals into protein framework to introduce catalytically active transition metal complexes. Therefore, theprotein becomes highly enantioselective with the advantages of organometallic catalysts and enzymes.
Dr. Hitendra M. Patel & Dr. Sunil Bawane from Amoli Organics, Vadodara were esteemed invited speakers. The technical sessions were chaired Dr. B. N. Berad & Principal Dr. P. R. Rajput. After technical sessions, 08 oral presentations by researchers were organized. The juries for oral presentations were Dr. P.W. Deotare& Dr. P. B. Raghuwanshi. It was followed by eyecatching cultural progamme. The delegates were happy to have dinner with research fertinity. The first day schedule was successfully completed.
Dr. Hitendra. M. Patel, Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar-388 120, Gujarat, India delivered his talk on Green approach towards the assorted Heterocyclic Scaffolds and their Biological importance. His talk was based on a greener approach towards the development of assorted heterocyclic scaffolds are the countlesstask with multicomponent reactions (MCRs) protocol. Herein, we discover the noteworthymethodology for the progression of one-pot reactions for the library of 1,4-DHP’S/ Pyridone / quinazolinone and pyrimidinetrione derivatives using green concept. These title derivativescapable over the construction of new C-C bonds, one C-N bond, which sources cyclization in thefinal theme. The recent practices is carried out efficiently, without affecting sensitivefunctionality in the reactants, simple operational procedure, provide excellent reaction yield inshort time, use of recyclable catalyst etc. The growing interest for synthesized scaffolds has ledto increase their courtesy towards the biological and medicinal interest.
Dr. Sunil Bawane has delivered his invited talk on “ PHARMA INDUSTRY – ROLE OF ORGANIC CHEMIST” in order to developinnovative processes for sustainable growth of the industry. Efficient processes can lead to affordable andcost effective medicine to patients and can also contribute towards environmental protection by reducing theeffluent load. Organic chemists have very crucial role to play in pharma industry which can not only helpR&D but also manufacturing, marketing and all other cross functional teams to perform better bydeveloping efficient technologies and processes. Many new technologies are developed by Chemical engineers in collaboration with Organic Chemist’s in pharma industry which has led to cost effectivemedicine for patients.Research institute can contribute more by understanding the need of the industries from businesspoint of view and focus on innovative research to create win situation for Researchers as well asindustry. Industry and academic research institute collaboration is very important for nation’s progress and this is only possible if the research is based on the need of the industry which can help to create moreintellectual property for research institute along with sustainable growth of the industry.
In the second day (18th Dec. 2019) morning, the conference started with the poster presentations. The juries for poster presentations were Dr. S. D. Patil, Dr. R.M. Kedar, & Dr. S. D. Thakur, Dr. W.S. Barde, Dr. Hitendra Patel and Dr. Muley.The juries had submitted the results of three best poster presentations from each category. The first session was started at 11.30 a.m. and chaired by Dr. J.M. Gajbhiye, Organic Laboratory, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. In this session, invited talkwas delivered by Dr Arul Kashmir Arulraj, Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET), Government of India, Panchwati, Off Pashan road, Pune on the topic entitled “Bioelectronic Devices to Monitor the Mental and Physical Health: Approach Through Lewis acid-base concept and Ohms Law”. His talk was based on Real-time Biomedical diagnosing technology provided a tremendous breakthroughin modern era because they can recognize biosignals instantaneously from physiological/biologicalactions into readable electric signals during the diagnosis. Especially, the routine monitoring of theheart rate, blood pressure, perspiration rate, and human body functions has been employed toprovide the status of self-health which ameliorates the early-stage disease warning. However, conventionally available real-time monitoring biomedical devices have its own demerits such asrigid device module, requirement of high power input, space and lack of multi-functionality. Anattractive approach is to develop the wearable and flexible biomedical sensor that providesultrasensitive properties with an imperceptible link between the human body and the devices thatenables the real-time diagnosis. These wearable polymer electronic devices can be installed or woreon human skin to acquire the biological information from sweat and physical movement to diagnosethe individual’s mental and physical health activity. This, in turn, can monitor the complicatedbiological processes continuously without disrupting the user’s regular activity. In this talk, he would presenting well-known concepts like Lewis base-acid concept and Ohms law to develop thewearable biomedical devices for Human health monitoring.
Dr. N.G. Shimpi, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai delivered his invited talk on “PAN: ZnO NANOFIBERS USING ELECTROSPINNING TECHNIQUE AND ITSPHOTOCATALYTIC INVESTIGATION”.
Polymeric nano fibers have gained lot of research interest in the field of nanotechnology especially in the field of composite science due to enhanced properties as compared to micron size fibers. Their inherent properties such as high aspect ratio, porosity, stability and permeability makes them an advanced materialswith potential application in energy storage devices such as fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, sensors, filters, tissue engineering and drug delivery. The fabrication of nanofibers using electrospinning technique waswidely acknowledged due to its easiness of drawing in nano form with desired properties. An optimizedprocess of electrospinning technique was used for the fabrication of ZnO nanorods (NRs) impregnated PANnanofibers. During the process, ZnO NRs were dispersed in dimethyl formamide (DMF) under controlledultrasound cavitation. Further PAN was added into the above solution of variable ratio and allowed forstirring and shift the viscous solution for electrospinning so as to draw the ZnO NRs impregnated PANnanofibers. The as-synthesized fibers were subjected to various characterizations such was X-raydiffraction, SEM, IR, TGA and DSC to understand its size, shape, presence of functional groups and thermal stability. Further the mechanical properties of nanofibers of variable ratio were studied and found to beimproved up to 40 mg loading of ZnO NRs into PAN nanofibers. The improvement was found to beimpressive as compared to pristine PAN fibers, which may be due to impregnation of ZnO NRs inside thePAN nanofibers which was porous in nature with uniformity in the distribution of NRs inside the fiberstructure.
Dr. Asar Ahmed delivered his invited talk on “SYNTHESIS & CHARACTERIZATION OF CUPROUS OXIDENANOCOMPOSITE & ITS APPLICATION IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT”.A simple one-pot synthesis of Cu2O nanorods from cupric acetatemonohydrate precursor along with polymer surfactants Tween 80 and SDS is reported. Cu2O octahedrawere synthesized via one pot method using D-glucose and hydrazine as reducing agent at room temperature.A simple methodology has been demonstrated to synthesize various nanocrystalline Cu2O materialsassisted by composite polymer surfactant system, SDS and Tween 80 using the polyol method. The relativeratio of the two polymer surfactants was manipulated to achieve different morphologies. Spectroscopic andelectronic structure studies i.e. fluorescence spectroscopy and UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopyof Cu2O nanocomposites have been carried out to study their band gap energy and intra-band excitations.Photocatalytic activity of the various Cu2O nanocomposites were examined on rhodamine B, methylorange, methylene blue and phenol in the presence of UV-visible and visible light. The photocatalyticactivity of these Cu2O nanocomposites was found to be promising in general. The photodegradationreaction rate followed first order kinetics in all the cases of degradation. These Cu2O nanocomposites mighthave potential application at industrial level in degradation of organic pollutants by UV or UV-visible lightdriven photocatalysis. Cu2O nanocomposites doped with Fe, Co, Ni and Mn ions were found to exhibit ferromagnetic behavior. However, the undoped Cu2O samples displayed only diamagnetic nature. It was suggested that ferromagnetic behavior might have originated from defects created as cation vacancies in thematerial, existence of whose was endorsed byphotoluminescence and EPR spectra.
The lecture of
Dr. Vishwas Chavan,School of Inspirational Living, Pune,Indiaignited the spark among the minds of young researchers with the words of wisdom.Science and Spirituality are two sides of the same coin called truth. Where science is a quest ofobject-oriented exploration or research of truth; spirituality is a quest to know truthfully who you are?Where in science is directed to outwardly understanding of the living world, spirituality is an inwardlookingprocess to understand who you truly are? Therefore, more you are grounded within yourself, greateris the potential to flourish as the most influential innovator or researcher. On 18th December 2019 ,Valedictory function was arranged. The function was chaired by Dr.Principal Dr. V. G. Thakare. Dr. F.C. Raghuwanshi, Dean,Faculty of Science was guest of honor.Dr. Vishwas Chavan was Chief Guest for the function. On the occasion, fruitful feedback was given by delegates& researchers.The ceremony was accompanied with prize distribution & certificate distribution.
Outcome of Conference “NCIRST-2019”:
Our aim is to provide quality education, equip our students with analytical insights, intellectual maturity, strength of purpose and willingness to work hard conforming to ethical values. To attract and develop talented and committed human resource and provide an environment conducive to innovation, creativity, team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership for the overall growth of the Country.
NCIRST-2019 was an endeavour to blend the basic science & technology. The deliberations occurred in the conference have created a new platform to do an interdisciplinary work in basic sciences.
This notifies success of conference and fulfilled the objective of conference.
|Dr. A.S. Burghate
Dept. of Chemistry
Organizing Secretary, “NCIRST-2019”
Dr. G. N. Chaudhari
Professor & Head,
Dept. of Chemistry
|Dr. V.G. Thakare
Chairman & Principal
Shri Shivaji Science College,