SMVDU Katra: School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University inaugurated TEQIP-III and J&K Bank sponsored two-days National Conference on Emerging Trends in Materials Science, NCETMS-2018. Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Conference Chair and Head, School of Physics, welcomed all the dignitaries. Chief Guest Prof. Jagdish P. Singh, who is an Emeritus Professor at Energy Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, addressed the audience and emphasized how has nanotechnology evolved over time and has influenced the modern society. Prof. Singh is also the fellow of Optical Society of America, USA, and Laser and Spectroscopy Society of India. This was followed by the address from Guest of Honor Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean Faculty of Sciences. Dr. Kamni delivered vote of thanks.
The prime objective of this conference is to exchange scientific knowledge among the researchers and to disseminate information about recent emerging trends in Materials Science. It also provides an opportunity and motivation to young scientists, researchers, students and entrepreneurs in these fields to enrich their knowledge by interacting with their peers in respective areas. The conference has been attended by research students, academics personals and delegates from Industry. Conference includes 2 plenary lectures, 7 Invited talks, 2 Oral Presentations and more than 60 Poster presentations. The various topics broadly pertain to material science and allied fields will be discussed in technical sessions of the conference. The conference was chaired by Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Head School of Physics and convened by Dr. Kamni, under the co-convener-ship of Dr. Jitendra Sharma and Dr. Vivek Kumar Singh. Dr. Ram Praksh and Mr. Pankaj Biswas are the Organizing Secretary and Joint Secretary, respectively.