AICTE-ISTE sponsored one-week Faculty Development Programme on Thermoelectric Materials and Applications for Energy Harvesting and Power Generation has been inaugurated by President (ISTE), Prof. Pratap K Desai at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in which more than 80 faculty members have been registered from the leading Indian institutions.Prof. E Muthusamy, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, SMVDU, informed that 16 sessions during a weeklong FDP would be delivered by the eminent speakers from IIT Mandi, IIT Hyderabad, NPL Delhi, JNACSR Bengaluru, MNIT Jaipur, IIT Madras, CSIR Lab.
Prof. Desai stressed clean energy conversion technology to meet the national target, which is emission-free India in 2070. He emphasised that the advanced thermoelectric materials and fabrication of devices have emerged as promising alternative environmentally friendly applications for power generators. The young faculties should motivate the students and researchers to develop innovative products and patentable. Prof. Ramesh Chandra Mallik (IISc) delivered his guest of honour address on the newer development of advanced thermoelectric materials to enhance thermoelectric performance in energy conservation.Prof. Ashok Kumar Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, talked about the importance of carbon-free fuels compared to hydrocarbon fuels. Prof. R . K. Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU delivered the presidential address while focusing on the importance of continuous learning to solve problems with a scientific approach.Dr Sanjeev Ananad, School of Energy Management, SMVDU, delivered a formal vote of thanks.