32nd Edition of

Annual Students' Symposium

Department of Materials Engineering, IISc Bengaluru

10th & 11th January, 2019

Preamble

The First edition of the Annual Students' Symposium was held in the academic year 1987-88. The novel initiative was formulated by Gouthama, presently a faculty member at IIT Kanpur. Traditionally the aim, with which this event was envisaged, was to create a platform for the students of this department to interact by presenting and sharing their research amongst themselves. With time, and with the induction of undergraduates, this event has broadened to include the new members of this department, as well as try to familiarise its students with the research done elsewhere. This year, we take pride in ourselves by maintaining the legacy of this Annual Students' Symposium for 31 years.

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Message from Faculty Coordinators and Conveners

Times of festivity are times to be relished. For a person married to the technical way of life, there can be nothing more joyful than the moment when he can speak about his work to an appreciative audience. This is the moment for which he waits patiently, just like one waits for the arrival of a festive season. One such moment, for which the students of this department wait every year, is the Annual Students' Symposium. Happening for the last 31 years, the aim of this symposium has been to present a platform for the research students of this department to interact, by presenting their ideas, amongst themselves. It also doubles up its responsibilities and enlightens the students about research taking place elsewhere through talks by dignitaries invited from various academies and industries. The 32nd Annual Students' Symposium will be held on 10th and 11th January, 2019. It gives us immense pleasure to be a part of the organising team of the students' symposium. We hope the effort that we put in bears fruit through a successful conduction of the symposium, and may this symposium be a pleasurable moment for the students of the department as well.


Conveners

Abhinav Arya, Ujjval Bansal

Faculty Coordinator

Prof. Kaushik Chatterjee