CHANDIGARH,APRIL 22 : The three day International Conference on Green Chemistry / Engineering and Technology (GCET 2017) was concluded today at Department of Chemistry and Centre of Advance Studies Panjab University (India) with the collaboration with Florida Polytechnic University (USA). The successful outcome of the conference was witnessed with a highlighted event featured “panel discussion “on Indo-US partnership to develop an international graduate program on Applied Sciences and Green Technologies. The panel discussed and strongly recommend the importance of industry-academia partnership to create an interdisciplinary and international curriculum for the learners of 21st century. The panel further discussed the complex nature of the Food- Energy- Water (FEW Nexus) and the innovations pertinent to Renewable energy and Sustainability development which demands the multi-disciplinary multi-institutional and international collaborative efforts.
The panel discussion concluded with an action plan to design and develop a curriculum designs and develop a curriculum that is state of the art so the students from both the PU and FPU can obtain their graduate degree in Applied Sciences and Green Technologies.Jaspreet Singh and Sesha Srinivasan (FPU), Nosa O. Egiebor (University of Mississippi, USA), Sanjeev Puri and G.R. Chaudhary (PU), Gyanendra Kumar Sharma (Alternative Innovations (AIL) Pvt ltd.) and Sandeep Bhaskar (Trident Ltd.) were the panellists.
The highlight of today’s technical session were Prof. Ashok K. Ganguli (Director, Institute of Nano Science & Technology) delivered a keynote Design of nanostructures for energy and environmental applications and devices and Prof.Balaji R. Jagirdar (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore) discussed about Materials for Hydrogen Generation and Storage. Six students were awarded with best poster (out of 120 posters) during the valedictory function.