2-day national workshop on “Modern tools and techniques in chemical sciences” at IUST


Awanipora: A two-day national workshop on “Modern Tools and Techniques in Chemical Sciences” organized by the Department of Chemistry kicked off on Friday at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST). Over 170 participants from different universities in India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have registered for the workshop, during which in-depth sessions on research advancements in the discipline of chemical sciences will be facilitated by academics from various renowned Indian institutions, a statement said.

During the inaugural session, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, who was the guest of honor, congratulated the department for organizing this relevant workshop, which will help researchers in this field to conceptualize new research findings and to create opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches. “It is important to know how to use modern tools and analyzes in different fields of chemistry and allied sciences and how they are used to solve societal problems,” he added. Professor Romshoo added that the Covid-19 made us understand the importance of research during difficult times, especially in the fields of pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, etc.

Earlier, Professor GM of the Dean’s Faculty of Science spoke about the achievements of the Chemistry Department and in particular the promotion of entrepreneurship among its students which was recently featured through “Sehar Perfumes” – the internal product of the university. Meanwhile, the Head of the Workshop and the Department of Chemistry at HoD, Dr Aabid H. Shalla, spoke about various topics to be covered during the workshop and how this will help participants gain knowledge in using the latest tools and techniques, especially in the scientific field.

During this session, the keynote speaker, Professor Tokeer Ahmad of Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi (JMI New Delhi) addressed the participants and deliberated on the theory and techniques used in the field of ‘ray defraction X (DRX). The lectures on the first day included “Basic Concepts of Fluorescence, Spectroscopy and Application” given by Dr E. Siva Subramaniam Iyer (Institute of Nanosciences, Goa) and “Cyclic Voltammetry” presented by Dr Mustafa Mohammad (IISER Pune). Also present at the inauguration were deans from various schools, the media advisor from HVC, faculty members from the chemistry department and participants from IUST and various institutes. The inauguration acts were led by Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dr Manzoor Ahmad Dar.


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