Tagged: IIT Kharagpur

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The power of small

Hype or no, Nanotechnology is here to stay, Prof. Chacko Jacob explained at the recently held Science Communication Conclave at IIT Kharagpur An innocuous looking pouch. But as you open it and place it on top of your knee that has been bothering you no end, a warmth emanates and...

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A changing world

A joint study by the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management and the University of Leeds is trying to look into how Covid-19 might change social activities and travel patterns A national lockdown for 21 days. Work from home. Classes on Zoom. Shopping for essentials only...

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Bringing cheer

A team of three students from the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning of the Institute has clinched the first prize at the ‘National Competition for Students 2019 for the Best Innovative Use of Steel in Architecture’. The competition was organised by Institute for Steel Development & Growth. INSDAG, an...

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Public health concerns

‘Herd immunity’, a much discussed issue now the world over, and ‘R-naught’ (R0) – both the terms came up during a discussion on public health by Prof. Sangeeta Bhattacharya of the School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Bhattacharya, a double board certified physician in the US and...

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BES is the best

An Indo-Belgium SPARC workshop at IIT Kharagpur brought to the fore world-wide efforts to improve bioelectrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and bioenergy recovery In a remote boarding school in Kisoro, Uganda – the Seseme Girls’ School – lighted toilets had changed the way the girls lived. Around 86% of the...

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IITKGP researcher wins DAAD PRIME fellowship

Congratulations to Sumana Ghosh, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University Munich, for winning the DAAD PRIME fellowship! Sumana completed her PhD from IIT Kharagpur from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2019 and is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history...

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Bridging the divide

A novel Science Communication Conclave at IIT Kharagpur tries to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the media to pave the way for better news dissemination February 28 was the day C.V. Raman went to the media to disclose to the world his discovery of the ‘Raman effect’. What...

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The evolving grammar of healthcare

The Clinical Biomarkers Discovery Laboratory at IIT Kharagpur is actively involved in using the newly emerged field of metabolomics, which is capable of providing biological end-point markers of the cellular processes that occur as a result of disease. The lab focuses on the use of metabolomics for comprehensive identification of...

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Celebrating the ‘Macromolecule’

It was in 1920 that Hermann Staudinger, the legendary German organic chemist, proposed the concept of ‘macromolecules’. Since then macromolecules have revolutionized the materials sciences and biosciences and supported the rapid growth of the plastics industry. It is not without surprise that the Rubber Technology Centre of IIT Kharagpur, which...

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Outlining a heritagescape

  A joint workshop at IIT Kharagpur tries to take heritage conservation from yearnings for the past to a vision for a resilient future The Baluchari sari has long been accepted as a reflection of Bengal’s rich artistic heritage. Does this idea of heritage also stretch to lives of the...