Lecture Held On Nanotechnology
The Centre of Excellence in Materials Science (Nanomaterial), Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University organized an extension lecture on “Nanotechnology for Mankind”.
The lecture was delivered by noted Microbiologist, Dr. Absar Ahmad, a senior Principal Scientists in CSIR-NCL, Pune, who laid a special focus on the Nanotechnology's expected evolution and discoveries, which according to him, will yield personalized Nano-medicines, targeted drug delivery systems, bio-friendly sensor systems, tailored material for all devices and technologies and energy which will be cheaper and free from any dangerous toxic wastes.
Dr. Ahmad said that this technology will help arrest the further environmental degradation, pollution, depletion and contamination of our habitat and shall enable us to save and preserve our earth.
He urged the University authorities to collaborate with NCL, Pune to introduce these valuable nanoproducts, processes and services.
In his presidential remarks, AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah said “we cannot afford to miss the nanotechnology as we missed earlier the industrial revolution”. He said that he is committed to provide all help to Nanotechnology programme at AMU.
Earlier welcoming the guests, Prof. Alim Husain Naqvi, Principal Coordinator of the Programme, highlighted the course of development of nanotechnology programme in AMU and informed that the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology is already supporting an M. Tech. programme in this field, while the Council of Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh has facilitated the establishment of Centre for Excellence in Material Science (Nanomaterial).
Introducing the guest speaker, Dr. S. S. Z. Ashraf said that Dr. Absar Ahmad is a well known nanotechnologist, who has made pioneering contributions in the field of nano bioscience and biotechnology. Having obtained his PhD degree from Lucknow University, Dr. Ahmad is serving as the senior Principal Scientist in the Biochemical Sciences Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.
Prof. Nazim Ali, Coordinator, University Extension Lecture, proposed a vote of thanks.