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#IP 1178 27 Mar - 2 Apr 2017

INCCOM-15 Inaugural Function

The ISAMPE National Conference on Composites (INCCOM-15) was organized by ISAMPE Bangalore Chapter on 2-3 March 2017 as part of CSIR Platinum Jubilee celebration year. The theme of the conference was “Emerging Trends in Design and Development of Composite Materials and Structures”  

The Inaugural Function of INCCOM-12 was held at HAL Management Academy auditorium, Suranjan Das Road, Bangalore on March 2-3, 2017 between 0915 to 1100 hrs. The function was anchored by Ms. Chandreyi Ghosh. The proceedings started with an invocation by Mr. Gunakara. Thereafter, Sri Sadagopan, President, ISAMPE and CEO, Helicopter Division HAL, extended a warm welcome to the audience while Mr. D Saji, Chairman, ISAMPE Bangalore Chapter & Organizing Committee INCCOM15 gave a brief overview of the conference. He also introduced Sri.Jayapal, Chief Executive of CEMILAC, DRDO,Bangalore, who was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Then, Sri Jayapal delivered his inaugural address before formally releasing the Proceedings of the conference. The function was presided over by Sri Jitendra J Jadhav, Director, CSIR- NAL, Bangalore, who also released the Souvenir commemorating the event. Thereafter, the Keynote Lecture on the topic “Engineering at the Nanoscale: A Strategy for Developing High Performance Functional Materials” was delivered by Prof. Sabu Thomas, Director , Institute of Nano science & Nano Tech(INSNT),Mahatma Ghandhi University , Kottayam. Then a formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Shylaja Srihari, convener of INCCOM15. The function finally concluded with the inauguration of the INCCOM-15 Exhibition by   the chief guest Dr. Jayapal along with the other dignitaries. The two days of the conference covered many parallel technical sessions from various organizations like ADE, ADA, HAL, NAL, VSSC,IIT’s and other academic institutions.INCCOM15 for the first time had one session exclusively for students where a good number of students presented their papers. BEST Paper presentation awards were given to students based on the peers judgement. There were presentations by some of the exhibitors too.  

#IP 1177 20 - 26 Mar 2017

International Women's Day 2017

#IP 1176 13 -19 Mar 2017


#IP 1175 6 - 12 Mar 2017

MIDHANI to Manufacture Shape Memory Alloy Products with CSIR-NAL Technology: A Make in India Initiative

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore, an R&D organization under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, has signed Transfer of Technology (ToT) agreement with Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU), based in Hyderabad for manufacturing of Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Products. The agreement was signed on 4th March 2017 by Mr.Jitendra Jadhav, Director of CSIR-NAL and Dr. DineshKumar Likhi,Chairman & Managing Director, MIDHANI in presence of senior officers of both the organizations. This will enable MIDHANI to manufacture and market NiTi-SMA for engineering and biomedical applications using the CSIR-NAL technology.

The technology is a result of a decade’s R&D work carried out at the Materials Science Division of CSIR-NAL under the leadership of Dr. S.K. Bhaumik and the commercialization of the same by MIDHANI is a significant step towards Make in India initiative. 

Today, about 65% of the worldwide market share for NiTi-SMA comes from biomedical applications. Currently, NiTi-SMA products are not commercially available in India and imported from abroad at an exorbitant cost. The indigenous manufacturing of NiTi SMA by MIDHANI would be a boon to the engineering and biomedical industries in the country. It would facilitate affordable health care to a wide section of the society.

The Special Materials Section of MIDHANI is geared up to manufacture varieties of NiTi-SMA products with the CSIR-NAL technology. It is expected that the engineering products will be available in a year’s time and the material for biomedical applications will follow in another six months’ time.

Click here for Press clippings of MIDHANI, NAL INK TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY PACT

ACD receives ‘7th National award for technology innovation in petrochemicals and downstream plastic processing industry’

Advanced Composites Division was awarded the ‘7th National award for technology innovation in petrochemicals and downstream plastic processing industry’, 2016-17 for Research in the field of Polymer Science and Technology by the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers, Govt of India. The award was given for the Development of co-infused and cocured fully integral wing interspar box using the VERITy process.

Award was received by Dr. Ramesh Sundaram, on behalf of the division, from Union minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri AnanthKumar, Hon'ble Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India.

It is to be acknowledged that the award is the result of excellent contributions of a large group from the areas of design and analysis, tool design, processing, NDE, testing, QA and flow monitoring.

#IP 1174 27 Feb - 5 Mar 2017

Best student paper award

Ms Sudha S, M Tech student (Guide: Dr. Balamati Choudhury) has received best student paper award (first prize) for the paper entitled "Artificially engineered Materials for Invisibility Cloaking" presented in the conference INCCOM-15 held at HAL Bangalore during 2nd and 3rd March 2017.


TEAM NAL wishes our colleague a very happy, healthy and productive life after superannuation on 28 February 2017.

Ms Sudhalakshmi K P, IC


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