Dr. Vijay K. Arora
Professor Dr. Vijay K. Arora, Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics, and designated IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) had an alternative Christmas break in giving distinguished lectures at IEEE-EDS Chapters in India. IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with Electron Devices Society (EDS) as a component. The mission of the IEEE-EDS is “To foster professional growth of its members by satisfying their needs for easy access to and exchange of technical information, publishing, education, and technical recognition and enhancing public visibility in the field of Electron Devices.” DL Program is designed to enhance the professional growth through voluntary participation. EDS is, truly, an international society with 190 chapters worldwide, setting the foundation of the past to meet the challenges of the future.
Professor Arora gave an invited talk entitled “Carbon: The Soul of Future Nanoelectronics” on December 15, 2015 at the ICRTMD2015: The International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials and Devices (http://www.amity.edu/icrtmd2015/speakers.aspx ). The paper is scheduled to be published in Springer series of conference proceedings as a book chapter. Carbon has caught the attention of the international community as an alternative to silicon to capture the power to produce nano-bio-electronics with sensors and actuators on a biochip to be implanted in human beings. Nano-bio area is a thrust area of the recent 3-million-dollar Pennsylvania grant in developing converging technologies of nanotechnology, bioengineering, and additive manufacturing. Dr. A. K. Chauhan, Founder-President of Amity University and AKC Group of Companies held a dialogue on December 15 evening on transfer of technology to marketplace and took input from all foreign delegates to affect change. In a special session on photovoltaics on December 16, the discussion was held on how solar energy can be captured and contribute to clean energy production followed by a cultural program and conference banquet.
A short course on Quantum Transport on Carbon-Based Devices was given at Department of Electronic Sciences on January 8, 2016 that was organized by IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter. In a graduation ceremony, Professor Arora gave certificates to all course organizers as well as to all those attending the short course.
Professor Arora travelled to Hyderabad, one of the two silicon valleys of India, from December 19-21, 2015 to give a series of lectures there while enjoying the magnificent hospitality of the IEEE-EDS Hyderabad Chapter. The lectures/workshops included:
December 19, 2015: “Quantum Nanoengineering: Nonequilibrium High-Electric-Field Transport for Signal Propagation,” ECE Department, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad. (see attached DL-Nanoengineering).
Dec. 20, 2015: “One day workshop on Carbon: The Soul of Future Nanoelectronics,” Hotel Kamat Lingapur, Begampet, Hyderabad
Dec. 21, 2015: “Nanoengineering Overview,” Aurora's Scientific, Technological and Research Academy, Bandlaguda, Hyderabad-05.
ICRTMD2015 invited DL was made possible by the FDC Type II grant. Supplemental funding for travel from Delhi to Hyderabad was provided by the IEEE-EDS HQ in Piscataway, New Jersey. Delhi and Hyderabad chapters provided the magnificent hospitality. Professor Arora expresses its gratitude to all those who made this venture possible. All talks initiated with vision, mission, and values of IEEE-EDS and its continued volunteer services to humanity. Professor Arora is Vice-Chair of Region 1-7 comprising all chapters in the United States and Canada. Region 10 in Asia is the focus of his DL volunteerism. Volunteerism is in compliance with Song 36 (http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/summery-song-36-from-gitanjali-by-rabindranath-270151) of Nobel Laureate Tagor’s Gitanjli (poetical offerings):
Service to others
We need to remember that all our lives are intertwined with those of others. We are all in this together and that we should help each other along the way by giving our service to others when they need it.
Preserve our dignity
Human dignity is important. Having the strength to never disown the underprivileged means that we show everyone respect regardless of who they
are. Treat others as I would like to be treated.
Stop living in a bubble
Instead of only focusing on our own day-to-day lives, we should have the clarity to be aware of more important issues that could be resolved with our help. By contributing to society and not only focusing on our own lives, we can help to build a more progressive nation, where everyone helps each other. Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams advocates coming out of the cubicle to make progress
The questions on the topics presented can be directed to Professor Arora at email@example.com.
Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak
Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Dr. Roman Bielski, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences organized a symposium entitled; “Strategies for Coupling and Decoupling Diverse Molecular Units in Glycoscience” during the international Pacifichem 2015 meeting of Pacific Basin chemical societies in Honolulu, Hawaii. Symposium speakers, which took place on December 16 and 17, represented such countries as Japan, New Zealand. Australia,Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom, India, Russia and the United States. International corporations, including TCI America, Circa Pty. LTD, Glycosyn Inc., and Springer Verlag Publisher sponsored the symposium. Its proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag International in 2016.