Material Science research has emerged as a major component of research: Prof. K.S. Rangappa

Mysuru, May 12, 2022: The JSS College of Arts, Commerce, and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru had organized a KSTA-sponsored two-day National Symposium on ‘Material Science.’ Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore Prof. K.S. Rangappa inaugurated the program.

In his inaugural address, he said that Material Science is a multidisciplinary component of the current thrust area of scientific research, and it will emerge as a major and significant contributor to society. He also spoke about the role of metals, ceramics, and polymers in the overall development of fundamental research for the benefit of society. He highlighted ceramists, who make ceramic products and silicone breast implants made out of polymers. As a Chemist and Chemical Biologist, Prof. K.S. Rangappa highlighted the outcome of research in recent green nanotechnology. Besides, he stressed the opportunities and scope of research in the field of Nanomaterial Science.

Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, presided over the function. In his presidential remarks, he reminded Applied Physics and Chemistry are the two principal and dominant domains in the field of Material Science research. He expressed the process involved in the fabrication of nanomaterials through a greener approach. He highlighted the outcome of lithium-ion batteries. He also spoke about the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing in material science for the discovery of new materials.

Earlier, the program commenced with an invocation by Ms. Sannidhi and the team. Prof. M. P. Vijayendra Kumar, Principal of the College welcomed, and Dr. N. Vijendra Kumar mastered the program. Dr. Mallesha L., Convener and Dr. N. Rajendraprasad, IQAC Coordinator were present. Dr. M. Mahadevaswamy proposed a vote of thanks.

Faculty members and researchers from different parts of the state and more than 120 students of the college and other institutions participated.