Alliance University Hosts a Five-Days Online International Faculty Development Program on Recent Trends in Composites (FDP RTC 2023)
07 January, 2023
A Five-Days Online International Faculty Development Program on Recent Trends in Composites (FDP RTC 2023) was organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Alliance University, Bengaluru. The program started with an inaugural speech by the program coordinators. The program's inauguration was done by Dr. Reeba Korah, Professor and Interim-Dean, Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Alliance University. Dr. B.M. Girish, Professor and Head - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alliance College of Engineering and Design welcomed the participants. Further, a brief overview of the department and objectives of the FDP were presented.
On Day One, Mr. Abhas Choudhary, from SAM|XL, Deflt, Netherlands, delivered a lecture on CFRP Structures: The Future of Sustainable Aviation. Participants got in-depth knowledge of light composite materials explicitly developed for aircraft applications. Day Two had an informative lecture on Recent Trends in Waste Utilization: Thriving towards Waste to Material Approach in Polymer Composite Industry by Dr. S. Indran, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand and it was presented how the waste can be utilized for novel materials as structural applications.
Dr. Sabarish Radoor, Jeonbuk National University, South Korea, presented a lecture on Polymer nanocomposites for wastewater treatment with the new trends materials by reducing the energy consumption, cope in optimizing the utilization of materials was brushed to participants on Day Three. Whereas, Dr. Akarsh Verma, Osaka University, Japan, delivered an informative lecture on molecular dynamics simulations: Applications in 2D nanomaterials and nanocrystalline alloys on Day Four. He explained how molecular dynamics simulation and computational mechanics support the development of composites by improving their mechanical and thermal properties.
On Day Five, Dr. Reda Felfel from the University of Strathclyde presented a lecture on Polymer composites for biomedical applications, where the response of bio-based materials in different perspectives of biomedical application was briefed.
Feedback for the program was taken after the completion of every session from the participants in which various parameters were considered. The program received an overwhelmingly positive response and appreciation from all participants for the FDP, the way it was managed, and the quality of the lectures delivered by expert speakers. The FDP RTC 2023 came to a successful close with a vote of thanks by the program coordinators.