Bhubaneswar: A high-end workshop on “Powder metallurgy based Research for Advancements In Science and Engineering (PRAISE)”-2024, commenced on Monday at SS Bhatnagar Hall, CSIR-IMMT Bhubaneswar. The workshop sponsored by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of department of Science and technology under government India is scheduled to run until January 27, 2024.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Chief Guest Prof. PV Satyam from the School of Basic Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, along with Shri H.K. Tripathy, Chief Scientist, MPD, CSIR-IMMT, Dr. R. Sakthivel, Chief Scientist & Head, AMT, CSIR-IMMT, and Dr. Ajit Panigrahi, Convenor of PRAISE-2024.
The workshop aims to educate science and engineering PhD and PG students on the fundamentals of powder synthesis, powder characterization, and various sintering techniques for consolidating powder.
It will feature lectures from experienced faculty and scientists, focusing on the basics of phase evolution, microstructure, and mechanical properties during powder metallurgy processing of diverse alloys.
Further it will enhance the understanding of PhD and PG students regarding the practical aspects of material synthesis, offering hands-on experience with processing equipment such as ball milling, various furnaces, compaction techniques, conventional sintering, microwave sintering, hot pressing, etc.
Additionally, students will gain exposure to characterization techniques such as Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-ray Diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermo gravimetric Analysis, RF sputtering unit, etc.
It will also address copyright and plagiarism issues in scientific publishing. Discussion sessions will foster a conducive environment for brainstorming and creative thinking among students and scientists, encouraging them to apply their newfound knowledge in their respective scientific domains.
Given its emphasis on powder metallurgy processing and characterization for various technological applications, this workshop aligns seamlessly with the aims, objectives, and core research capabilities of CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar. Participants include faculty members and students from various institutes, and the workshop will run until January 27, 2024.