The Department of Chemistry, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) is organising the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Chemistry (ICRAMC- 2018) during February 14-16, 2018 at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology in association with Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France and IRD India, said a press statement.

The theme of the conference is to discuss about the recent research advancements in the field of materials chemistry and the new strategies for the development of novel materials for the global requirement.

The inaugural function was held on Feb. 14, 2018 at Dr. T.P. Ganesan Auditorium, SRMIST, Kattankulathur. The Chief Guest Prof. Virander Singh Chauhan, Chairman, NAAC Executive Committee, inaugurated the conference. Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, Founder Chancellor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology presided over the function. Dr. D. John Thiruvadigal, Dean of Sciences introduced the chief guest. Dr. M. Arthanareeswari, Convenor ICRAMC 2018 welcomed the delegates. Dr. K. Ananathanarayanan, Coordinator ICRAMC 2018 delivered the vote of thanks.

The chief guest, Prof. Virander Singh Chauhan, inaugurated the conference along with a
magnificent presentation on translational research. He highlighted the importance of the inter-disciplinary research and conferences for having fantastic research discussion on science and exchanging thoughts for scientific advancements. He stressed students to ask fundamental questions and do research for societal cause.

Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar, Founder Chancellor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, gave the
presidential address. He mentioned the conference would provide the platform to share wonderful ideas and wished the conference a grand success. He suggested the chemistry department should conduct such conferences frequently to discuss and share the remarkable advancements in their field. He then mentioned the importance of chemistry saying that it plays a crucial role in our everyday life and even the Nobel Prize would not have originated without the
research on chemistry by Alfred Nobel. He then welcomed the invited speakers and gave the

The special address was given by the invited speakers, Prof.Dr.Ing. Jens Haueisen from, BMTI, Germany, Dr. Eric Doris from CEA, France and Prof. Chang Woo Lee from Kyung Hee University, South Korea.



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