INAE Monthly E-News Letter Vol. VIII, Issue 11, November 1, 2017


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From the Editor’s Desk

Season’s greetings.

Fellows of the INAE are the leaders and think tanks for the nation’s development. The Fellowship of the Academy has important implications and responsibilities. It is necessary that this fact is recognized by the nation, and more import Read more...

Purnendu Ghosh
Chief Editor of Publications

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Dr Purnendu Ghosh

Dr Baldev Raj

Dr K V Raghavan

Dr Sanak Mishra

Prof. Indranil Manna

Prof BS Murty

Prof Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Prof Pradip Dutta

Prof Manoj K Tiwari

Prof Sanjay Mittal

Prof Prasun K Roy

Brig Rajan Minocha

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From the Editor’s Desk

Season’s greetings.

Fellows of the INAE are the leaders and think tanks for the nation’s development. The Fellowship of the Academy has important implications and responsibilities. It is necessary that this fact is recognized by the nation, and more importantly, by the Fellows of the Academy.

As you would know the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) has launched INAE Letters, a quarterly journal, to provide a medium for rapid publication of new research, and invited review articles across different domains of Engineering and Technology. It is managed by a group of distinguished editors from various engineering disciplines. It is now in operation for the past two years. We look forward to your support in this important endeavour of INAE.

We are so involved with our daily routine that we often find little or no time for many other things. We don’t mind giving them a miss, thinking them to be of not much use, and therefore, not worth taking the trouble. Perhaps, these ‘other things’ can make a big difference to our everyday life.

We look forward to your suggestions and support in the continuation and conduct of various activities of INAE.

 

ACADEMY ACTIVITIES

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

INAE and DST have taken an initiative to institute “Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowships” to outstanding engineers to recognize, encourage and support translational research by individuals to achieve excellence in engineering, innovation and technology development. All areas of engineering, innovation and technology are covered by this fellowship. A Maximum of 10 Fellowships will be awarded per year. A meeting of the search -cum-Selection Expert Committee was held on Sept 25, 2017 at INAE Office, Gurgaon to select the first cut of nominations received for the subject Fellowship. The names of the awardees of the subject fellowship will be announced shortly during a function being organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

The launch of the Fellowship was covered by Rajya Sabha TV in the Science Monitor and Gyan Vigyan programmes during which Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE and Prof Indranil Manna, Vice-President, INAE were interviewed. The Science Monitor and Gyan Vigyan programmes may be viewed at the links given below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1pAjyDPiGg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A71IdDBB6c0

INAE Annual Convention 2017

The Annual Convention of the Academy will be held on December 15-16, 2017 at TCS, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Chennai, followed by a local excursion to Mahabalipuram on December 17, 2017 for all interested INAE Fellows.  In addition, a Cultural Programme followed by the Annual Fellows Dinner will be organized on December 15, 2017.

The highlights of the Annual Convention are as under.

  1. Inauguration by Mr. N Chandrasekaran, FNAE, Chairman, Tata Sons.
  2. Two Plenary Talks by eminent personalities.
  3. Industry Session in which the winners of the INAE Innovator Entrepreneur Award 2017 will make a presentation on the innovations for which they have been awarded.
  4. Technical Sessions in which newly elected Fellows (whose Fellowship is effective from Nov 1, 2017) and INAE Young Engineer Awardees 2017 will be making presentations relating to their own significant engineering contributions.
  5. The Grand Awards Function in the afternoon of December 15, 2017 wherein Innovative Student Projects Awards, Innovator Entrepreneur Award, Young Engineer Awards, Prof. Jai Krishna and Prof. SN Mitra Memorial Awards, Outstanding Teachers Awards and the Life Time Contribution Awards in Engineering will be presented by the President, INAE.
  6. The Annual General Meeting of Fellows of the Academy in the morning of Dec 16, 2017 including Induction Ceremony.
  7. Meetings of INAE Forums on the sidelines of the Annual Convention.

All INAE Fellows and Young Associates have been invited to participate in the Annual Convention. An invite has also been sent by TCS to the Fellows for attending the event. The participation of maximum INAE Fellows and Young Associates in the Annual Convention is looked forward to.

Annals of INAE

The soft copy of the Annals of the INAE Volume XIV, April 2017 containing the text of the lectures delivered by Life Time Contribution Awardees; newly elected Fellows of the Academy and INAE Young Engineer Awardees 2016 has been uploaded on INAE website under the Publications sub-head. The same can be downloaded from the link given below

http://inae.in/ebook/inae-annals-2017/

INAE on Facebook and Twitter

INAE has created a Facebook and twitter Account to post the news of recent INAE activities in the Social Media. The same can be viewed at the link below.
(a) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Indian-National-Academy-of-Engineering/714509531987607?ref=hl
(b) Twitter handle link https://twitter.com/inaehq1

All INAE Fellows are requested to visit and follow the above to increase the visibility of INAE in Social media.

Important Meetings held during October 2017

  • Meeting of Experts Chaired by Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE to discuss Recommendations of INAE to be submitted to the Committee constituted by the Govt. of India for drafting National Education Policy 2017 held on Oct 4, 2017 at INAE Office, Gurgaon
  • Meeting to present the recommendations from INAE to the Committee constituted by the Govt. of India for drafting National Education Policy with Dr K Kasturirangan, FNAE, as Chairman, held on Oct 7, 2017 at Bangalore
  • Apex Committee Meeting Chaired by Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE  held on Oct 11, 2017 at INAE Office, Gurgaon


International Conferences/Seminars being organized by IITs/other Institutions To view a list of International Conferences/Seminars being held in the month of November 2017click here

 

 

Honours and Awards 

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Prof Prem Vrat, FNAE, Pro-Chancellor; Professor of Eminence and Chief Mentor, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon and Formerly: Director, IIT Roorkee; Director In-charge, IIT Delhi; Vice Chancellor, UPTU, Lucknow and  Vice Chancellor, ITM University, Gurgaon was conferred the Life Time Achievement Award of the Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) at the 59th National Convention of IIIE held at Aurangabad (Maharashtra) on the 14th September, 2017.

 

News of Fellows

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Dr S Venkata Mohan, FNAE, Principal Scientist, Bioengineering and Environmental Sciences Lab, EEFF Department, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad and his team have recently commissioned and successfully operated a biohydrogen pilot plant at CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad integrated with waste biorefinery facility. The Biohydrogen Pilot Plant video may be viewed at the link given below

https://youtu.be/Eve2ddj9PCY

2

Dr Purnendu Ghosh, Executive Director, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur and Vice-President and Chief Editor of Publications, INAE has authored a new book on “Engineering of Life and Life Technologies”, published by IK International, in October 2017. The book is about the implications of biological engineering in the making of a better world. It contains the following chapters: 1. Science and the Life, 2. Engineering Vision and Challenges, 3. Engineering of Life, 4. Life Technologies, 5. Biomedicine, 6. Food Biotechnology and the Battle of the Bulge, 7. Neurobiotech and Healthy Ageing, and 8. The Future.

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