Dr. Jitendra Sharma, Faculty, School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra, delivered a lecture at the prestigious “The Pittsburgh Conference & Exposition” aka “PITTCON 2020” held at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA from 1st to 5th of March 2020. In a lecture titled “Rare Earth Ions Doped Phosphor-Polymer Nanocomposites”, he presented results from the on-going research on phosphor-polymer nanocomposites in the laboratory at SMVDU.
The Pittcon, an annual international conference and exposition on laboratory science, attracts participants from world’s leading industry, academia, government institutions and research laboratories from over 90 countries. The multifaceted event serves a very diverse constituency comprising of life sciences, industrial manufacturing, cannabis, environmental, forensic, art preservation, and food sciences besides dealing with the fundamental aspects of spectroscopic investigations in chemistry and physics.
The conference offered an opportunity for Dr. Sharma to meet and interact with various research groups working in the field and also get the know-how of the new analytical tools and instruments offered by various industries active in the field.
Dr Sharma’s visit was funded by Professional Development Assistance (PDA) grant of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (Katra), Jammu & Kashmir, India.