Underscoring the potential of nanotechnology and nano-biotechnology in nuclear science, agriculture, food security, medicine and environment, experts at a two-day symposium stressed the need for more vigorous research activities and innovative initiatives in these relevant fields, in addition to ensuring capacity building.
The symposium titled “Nanotechnology and
About 65 participants from scientific and academic circles, as well as officials from public and private sectors of
The local science and technology institutions represented in the symposium included,
Around 30 subject experts from
The event was officially inaugurated on
The chairperson of the symposium, Prof. Dr. Evvy Kartini and Dr.
In his message, Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi, conveyed his felicitations and good wishes to the organizers and participants.
It was informed that as a part of such capacity building activities, COMSATS co-organized four events on various aspects of nanotechnology during the past two years.
While noting the growing population, rapid industrialization, and increased demand of energy and food, Prof. Wisnubroto underscored the potential of nanotechnology in nuclear science, agriculture, food security, and environment. He also appreciated the marathon efforts of COMSATS and
Some of the key topics covered during the symposium included Nanotechnology for Energy Efficiency; Roadmap of R&D of National Electric Vehicle; and Development of Advanced Nuclear Power Plant and its Influence to Green Economy.
Technical talks during the parallel sessions focused on green energy and the various applications of nanotechnology and nano-biotechnology.
Topics covered under these themes included, boost performance of microbial fuel cells in nanoscales; innovative nano material for solar energy harvesting; nano materials for environment and energy applications.
The technical proceedings of the event concluded with a roundtable session where senior scientists discussed the present state of R&D in nanotechnology and shared their recommendations to chalk out a road map for future undertakings.
Dr. Kartini summed up the proceedings of the event in her concluding remarks prior to the certificate distribution ceremony which was followed by a tour of the nuclear reactor based at BATAN’s facilities in Serpong, as well as a visit to the
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