Avisek Maity, SRF, Dept. of CMP& MS (working under supervision of Dr. Barnali Ghosh Saha) has been selected among 170 applicants (among them 55 were selected) of 55 countries around the globe for a workshop fully funded by Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Germany. The 21st JCNS workshop (4-15 September, 2017) on Neutron scattering held at Juelich and Garching, Germany. Training in the workshop was both theoretical and hands on. This workshop is considered as one of the very well known and prestigious workshops in the area of neutron scattering in the world.
Development and Optimization of a Non-contact Optical Device for Online Monitoring Neonatal and Maternal Jaundice: The global statistics of child-death under 5 years of age is very alarming. Twenty children per minute die, mostly from preventive causes, almost all in underdeveloped/developing world. While neonatal death (first day death) itself accounts 1/3rd of the global child-death, neonatal jaundice (higher bilirubin level at birth) is significantly responsible for neonatal death or otherwise results in kernicterus causing irreversible brain damage. A large portion of neonatal deaths depends on maternal health during pregnancy.
Silk protein for making biophotonic devices: This novel material has the potential to spawn prototype textile-based smart electronic devices for soldiers and biomedical applications.Researchers have synthesized a silk-protein-based hybrid material whose sensitivity to optical signals, makes it potentially useful for making biophotonic devices. It is hybridized by depositing zinc oxide nanorods on a nanocomposite film made of silk protein fibroin and gold nanoparticles.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) Conclave 2017: The Centre hosted DST Conclave 2017 during 2-3 May where the Hon'ble Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Directors of DST Institutes and other dignitaries were present. The achievements of the Autonomous Bodies and various R&D promotional programmes of DST were presented in the Conclave. The Hon'ble Union Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a state-of-the-art Clean Room with nanofabrication facilities in the SN Bose Centre on the concluding day.
Dr. Manik Pradhan, Associate Professor at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata has been selected for the prestigious Innovation award-2017 by the World Indian Diabetes Foundation (WIDF) for his innovative scientific accomplishments towards the development of novel biomarkers for diabetes mellitus
National Symposium on Ultrasonics Nov 08 -10 , 2016, XXI - National Symposium on Ultrasonics (NSU - 2016) 21st National Symposium of Ultrasonics Society of India(USI) was organized by the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, S.N.Bose national Centre for Basic Sciences from 8th to 10th November, 2016. The symposium covered all aspects of ultrasonics and related areas including their applications in medical imaging and materials testing.