Combustion is still the world's most important and most widely used energy conversion technology. Potential environmental damage and limited resources of fossil fuels require more intensive efforts to better understand the underlying combustion processes. The fundamental knowledge of combustion is expected to improve the design of the industrial combustion systems by enhancing the flame stability, improving the combustion efficiency, and reduction in pollutant formation. The short course is expected to cover fundamental understanding of this multi-scale, multi-physics problem, i.e. combustion and their potential applications and challenges in the development of modern combustor systems for the transportation, power-generation and other industrial applications.
Faculty members working in the areas of control/autonomous systems at IIT Kanpur propose to organize the "National Workshop on Control Techniques and Applications" at IIT Kanpur during 19 - 23 September, 2016. Various control techniques are widely used in aerospace systems, robotics, and process automation. With the recent focus being on developing autonomous vehicles for carrying out sophisticated tasks, understanding system identification, state estimation and control techniques has gained importance. The proposed workshop will aim at introducing the participants to advance control techniques, system identification methods, and their applications to aerospace systems like quadrotors, fixed-wing vehicles, and helicopters. The workshop is expected to have participants who are working or willing to work in control theoretic applications from electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering.Workshop Videos
Centre for Mechatronics, IIT Kanpur is organizing a National Workshop on "Advanced Sensors and Actuators" at IIT Kanpur during 28-31 August, 2016
Sensors and actuators are the key components of any automation system. The idea of this workshop is to make teachers aware of the theoretical and practical aspects of sensors and actuators together with the associated technologies in practice. The workshop will comprise of the essential theory with hands on experiments ( through daily lab session) by the experts from academic institutions and industries. Eminent researchers in the areas of Aeronautical, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, Physics, and Medical Sciences, etc. from across the country and overseas will deliver the lectures.
Almost each industry sector, such as: aeronautical, automobile, electronics, medical sciences, food sciences, transportation, and many other, will require (at some stage) the usage of sensors and actuators to automate, manage and/or regulate the process in hand. Automation certainly enhances the quality, quantity and throughput of the product and hence augments the nation's economic growth. Thus knowledge and use of sensors and actuators, play a major role in making the "Digital India" mission successful.
The workshop will improve the quality of the teaching which in-turn will motivate the students to take up the challenges involved in various industries for its implementation. Extensive laboratory experiments including various kinds of advanced sensors and actuators will be covered. This will help teachers also to build their own automated, experimental setups for research, thesis, projects etc.Workshop Videos
Machine tool performance and utilization is often limited by machining process induced vibrations. Given that machine tools play a vital role in the development of nations, it is necessary for fast industrializing nations as ours to push the barriers limiting machine tool performance by relying on technology driven solutions. This workshop is geared towards introducing those technologies that make possible higher utilization of machine tools.
The workshop will introduce the essential theory to model machining processes, machine tool dynamics and models to characterize process-machine interactions to predict and avoid unstable chatter vibrations. Hands-on experimental testing of machine dynamics, cutting force characterization and chatter detection and avoidance will enable the participants to improve their understanding of this highly technical and non-intuitive field.
Engineering faculty, students, researchers in R&D labs along with personnel working in machine tool/cutting tool developer and user industries are the target audience. Learnings from this workshop will help faculty to motivate students to address challenges faced by the manufacturing enterprise. Learnings will also motivate practical solutions for some industrial problems.Workshop Videos
Miniaturization drive has resulted from the increased needs of the industry to produce devices that occupy very less size and are time and energy efficient. Today we have a bundle of such products in almost all walks of life like aerospace, defence, microelectronics, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, communication systems, machining technologies etc. The advanced micro/ nano technologies offer aplatform for providing hardware in realizing miniaturised products like sensors, actuating devices, optical devices, fluidic devices etc.Further, there are two important components in the platform which serve as enablers to realize thesedevices. The first component is to be able to realize the length scale for elements which would provide the primary mode of functionality for the device and the second aspect lies in the integration and packaging which would allow the successful deployment of such devices in field. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has many such aligned areas of research in its current research mandate to the topic of the proposed workshop where there is a need for specialized training. Through the proposed course spanning around 05 days (including laboratory visits) we plan to enable information flow necessary for sustenance of the existing research ecosystem in this area.Workshop Videos
The influence of robotic technologies on society and human beings has been strong. The number of applications of robots is increasing, and the robotics research field is expanding. The applications of robotics range from space exploration to underwater exploration. Scientists and researchers are engaged in advanced robotic research topics to address these challenging problems. Engineering faculty and students as well as industry personnel working in the area of robotics are the target audience as participants.
The idea of this workshop is to make the participants aware of these advancements. The workshop will comprise of the essential theory with hands on experiments by the experts from academic institutions to improve the understanding of this highly technical field. This will in turn improve the quality of the teaching which will motivate the students to take up the challenges in this interdisciplinary field. Open discussions will be encouraged on the subject matter. Plenary talks by the eminent researchers in the area from across the country will also be the part of the workshop.Workshop Videos
The broad objective of this course is to make individuals who are launching their research careers understand the philosophy of research and introduce them to various tools that can help improve their research and problem solving skills. This course can be broadly divided into five modules. The first module of the course would introduce young scientists and engineers to the notion of research, various tools for thinking with creativity and innovation which are critical for undertaking research. Second module of this course would make the individuals familiar with technical reading and writing. Third module of this course will touch upon the idea of presenting data in a meaningful and comprehensive form. It will also introduce the concept of “Design of Experiments” so as to optimize the number of real experiments. Fourth module deals with statistical analysis of data. This module will bring forth the concepts of mean, standard deviation, precision, accuracy and their implication to experimental data. Fifth module of this short course will enable researchers to process the data obtained from various experiments so that it can be analysed and interpreted in a cogent manner in order to draw logical inferences. It will introduce the concepts of regression, curve fitting and error estimation, linear and nonlinear models, hypothesis testing. The course will conclude with a short module on “Ethics in Research”, scientific method, types of misconduct in academic settings, etc.Workshop Videos
Pravartana 2016: A TEQIP symposium on Mechanics which is sort of the annual symposium of the Mechanics and Applied Mathematics group here at IIT Kanpur. This event will be held between 12th to 14th February 2016 at Outreach Auditorium IIT Kanpur. The group has decided to dedicate this event in honour of Profs. Venkatesan, Yadav, Dixit and Kishore, all of whom have made significant contributions to the development of Mechanics research at IIT Kanpur and are super-annuating in this academic year of 2015-16. Accordingly, we have decided to keep the focus of this workshop to the broad areas of vibrations, plasticity and non-destructive testing.Workshop Videos
Structural characterization of materials is a routine yet an important step in preparation of materials. Typically X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction in a transmission electron microscope are carried out in most laboratories while sophisticated diffraction techniques such as synchrotron and neutron diffraction employed rather exclusively to investigate the finer details. In addition to providing information about the structure of materials, lab-scale X-ray diffraction can also provide information about preferred orientation of crystallites or texture, types of phases present, as well as determination of the lattice parameter, micro-strain, residual stresses and dislocation density in the bulk samples. In addition, different X-ray techniques can provide a wealth of information for thin films e.g. crystallinity, epitaxiality, layer thickness, orientation relationship between substrate and thin film as well as size, shape and distribution of zero dimensional quantum dots and other nano structures. The present workshop aims to cover the broad area of X-ray diffraction with special emphasis on High Resolution X-ray diffraction encompassing Rocking Curve, Reflectivity, Reciprocal Space Mapping, X-ray Diffraction Line Profile Analysis, crystallographic texture and structure refinement using Rietveld refinement. In addition X-ray scattering techniques such as small angle X-ray scattering will also be covered to provide a complete spectrum of X-ray characterization tools. A brief overview of electron diffraction in a transmission electron microscope and more recent electron back scatter diffraction in a scanning electron microscope will be covered for a general audience.
The workshop aims to provide in-depth theoretical knowledge about the principles of the advanced diffraction techniques and provide information about the state of the art equipment available at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Advanced Centre for Materials Science of IIT Kanpur. The workshop will include classroom sessionsfrom eminent experts as well as tutorial sessions and hands-on training on data analysis along with visit to the facilities at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering acquired under the FIST grant. The workshop also aims to attract the faculty members and graduate students in TEQIP affiliated institutes engaged in research in the broad areas of material science with special interest in using high-resolution diffraction as an effective characterization tool.Workshop Videos
The Winter Internship and Visiting Researcher program is a step towards encouraging collaborations of researchers and students. Through this program, TEQIP aims to create opportunities for students and faculty members of QC institutes to learn new ideas and gain new interests in their field. This can also help in laying strong foundation of a very productive academic culture which can be beneficial for all.
We are pleased to announce a TEQIP workshop to discuss Materials and Metallurgy curriculum. This workshop will be held at NIT Srinagar (J&K) during 8-9 October 2015.
In this workshop, we plan to engage with the selected faculty members of selected IITs, NITs, IISc Bangalore and a few other TEQIP affiliated instituted providing undergraduate degrees in Metallurgy or Materials Engineering. Hence, we request you to nominate the one or two faculty members from your institute for the aforementioned workshop.
The need for organizing such a workshop arises from the changing face of Metallurgy and Materials Science all over the world and India is not a isolated case either. To prepare the students for national needs in industry, research as well as academia, the curriculum must evolve in such a fashion that departments are able to engage the students both depth as well breadth wise whilst not sacrificing on the core concepts.
The microstructure of a material determines an important set of properties like hardness, yield strength, ductility and fracture strength. Heat treatments offer an handle to engineer the microstructure and hence tailor the material for a specific set of properties, without changing the bulk composition. The workshop aims at introducing the concept of microstructure starting with basic concepts of crystal structure and phase transformation. Bulk and surface heat treatments will be covered in detail. Characterization of the microstructures obtained will taught using microscopy techniques and hardness tests.
Concurrently with the theory classes, lab sessions will be organized to keep in view the practical aspects of characterization and heat treatment.
Scholars from academia, industry and research organizations are expected to benefit equally from the workshop.
Nowadays, meso (1-10 mm) and micro (1-1000 µm) manufacturing are emerging as an important technology specially in the areas where miniaturization yields economic and technical benefits, m=namely, aerospace, automotive, optical, biomedical and similar other areas. With the advent of numerical control (NC) in machine tools, accuracy, uniformity and manufacturing has gained the flexibility. With time, the miniaturization of the machines and devices is leading to the demand of parts with dimensions of the order of a few micrometers to a few hundred micrometers. Scientists and researchers are engaged in developing even the nano featured products such as NEMS (Namo Electro Mechanical System ). It is quite safe to say that there is need to have the manufacturing processes which are capable of dealing with atomic and molecular dimensions. Hence, such processes come under the category of µ manufacturing.
The demand of industries for µ-manufacturing of various types of materials (mtallic, ceramics and plastics) is increasingly day by day. Miniature parts have applicaionts in various industries like electroincs, medicine, communication, avionics and others. Some of the examples of the products that require µ-manufacturing are micro holes in fiber optics micro nozzles for high temperature jets, micro molds etc. Conventional methods (turning, drilling, etc ) with modified versions have been employed for µ-machining of various types of materials.
In case of advanced machining processes, material is removed at micro level either by mechanical means (USM, AJM, MAF ) thermal erosion (EBM, LBM) anodic dissolution (ECM), chemical reaction or combination of two or more than two processes, called hybrid machining. µ-machining can be placed in the group of precision machining can be placed in the group of precision machining and ultraprecision macnining. µ-macnining can be divided into two categories like bulk µ-machining where comparatively large amount of material is removed when compared with surface µ-machining where the objective is mainly to improve surface finish in the sub-micron range.
The surface roughness values obtained by these processes have been reported as low as the size of an atom or even a fraction of the size of an atom. Now, the natural question arises, how to measure such surface roughness or which equipment should be used to measure such low values of surface roughness ? Atomic force microscope is one of the latest equipment used to measure such a low value of surface roughness.
The basic objective of the present course is to acquaint the participants with the principles, basic machine tools, developments in the µ-manufacturing processes, micro and nano metrology and research trends in the area of µ-manufacturing processes. Thus, this short term course will deal with various areas of micromanufacturing icluding measurement techniques.
The objective of EdRP components is to provide software components, for use in academic institutes in India. This workshop is being conducted to provide exposure to effective use of the Brihaspati EdRP products (Brihaspati-3 LMS, BGAS, PayrollSystem, PICO). There will be presentations by the IITK Kanpur development team along with the discussion sessions. There will also be hands on session to make the participants comfortable with the EdRP products, and to enable them to effectively use these products in their institutions.
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Physics as taught in engineering colleges in India has vast and varied contents. It is covered in a one semester in majority of institutions. A few institutions offer physics for two semesters. In almost all cases, Physics department seems to function as a service department to the main stream engineering and technology departments. In this context, it is a big challenge to keep the right motivation for learning (and teaching) physics as a subject with its own individual identity. It is necessary to identify the most essential basic topics of the physics syllabus and over, at least, those with the right approach and spirit.
Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetic Theory (EMT) are among the most basic building blocks of Physics curricula. We have addressed the first two in TEQIP workshop on "Mechanics in Physics" last year. As a sequel, a workshop with an emphasis on EMT, is being organized. This workshop aims to cover a coherent group of topics: EMT, optics and lasers. EMT finds no place in many engineering physics curricula, optics a casual mention and lasers a cursory treatment. In a few engineering branches EMT is given as a full course in the second/third year.
This workshop proposes to discuss the contemporary aspects of teaching EMT in a physics course at the technical colleges. There will be model lectures, tutorial-sessions and discussions and homework/exam problems. In addition to understanding and appreciating the contemporary aspects of traditional EMT, lectures by experts will attempt to present the seamless transition from EMT to optics and lasers. One of the expected outcomes is to commend the contents covered in the workshop to form part of the engineering physics curriculum.
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The school on mechanics will offer short refreshers in:
Availability of clean and sustainable energy is of fundamental importance in all applications of energy, power, mobility and propulsion. This workshop will bring together renowned experts from around the globe to share the latest fundamental and applied research innovations on clean energy utilization for a wide range of devices extending from micro scale energy conversion to hypersonic propulsion using fossil and biofuels. The specific applications will include the research areas of: hypersonic propulsion, combustion of fossil and biofuels, clean energy and power for various stationary applications, gas turbines, IC engines and transport applications, biofuels and value added products, thermal management, emission control and environmental issues from energy conversion. It is envisaged that the world renowned scientists and engineers will share their latest research and development activities in the above areas for clean and efficient energy use with due considerations to energy sustainability. A round-table discussion will also be held to identify key areas of common interest and to develop a strategy to promote collaborative research on those focussed areas. The international collaborations will help identify key novel technologies that show promise for viable options for improved, efficient and sustainable utilization of fossil fuels and biofuels during energy conversion for power and propulsion applications.
Through international partnership the workshop will bring together experts in selected fields spanning from fuels, biofuels, their cleaner utilization in current and future platforms of power, mobility and propulsion. It will bring the awareness to young scientists so that they know the topics of significant importance to work on in their professional careers. The workshop will also bring networking opportunities in common areas of interest.
The planned workshop will have several tailored technical tracks with presentations form world renowned technical experts in the field on current and future activities. Some of the planned activities include dedicated sessions on Biofuels and value added products, Cleaner chemical to thermal energy conversion, Advanced combustion technologies (including micro combustion, low temperature combustion and distributed combustion, ultra-lean combustion, partially premixed combustion), Internal combustion engines and conventional fuels, Combustion of renewable fuels, New engine technologies, Spray combustion, Solid fuel combustion and gasification, Fuel reforming, Supersonic combustion, Detonation, Hypersonics, Combustion instability and control, Thermal management, and Combustion diagnostics. The energy use, fuel flexibility, high efficiency and performance continue to remain of pinnacle importance to all sectors of energy and transport use. Although significant advances have been achieved in all these fields in recent times, sustainability is still a major issue both due to dwindling fossil fuel reserves and harmful effects of combustion generated pollutants on the environment and the subsequent greenhouse gases effects. Since hydrocarbons fuel use is expected to be the major source of energy in all sectors of power, transportation and propulsion for the foreseeable future, focussed research and development efforts are needed to develop and deploy energy conversion technologies. The energy and environment sustainability would require a multi-pronged approach involving development and utilization of new and renewable fuels, design of fuel-flexible combustion systems that can be easily operated with the new fuels, and develop novel and environmentally friendly technologies for improved utilization of fuels.
The Indian Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES) provides a platform for such scientific exchange of information amongst scientists from the international scientific community worldwide. A three-day workshop, will be held at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, Indiathat will attract researchers and engineers from academia, industries and research organizationsfrom worldwide location to discuss major technological advances for sustainable in power, energy, transport and propulsion developments for diverse applications. Special focus will be on high speed propulsion, micro-scale power generation and novel combustion concepts using fossil fuels, biofuels and their mixtures. Of great importance is the production of value added products from bio-resources. Assessment of recent developments will reveal fundamental pathways and opportunities for future international collaborations.
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The course is designed to demonstrate the relevance and importance of key materials characterization method to the teachers and industrial participants and to familiarize them with the technical advances that have taken over the years. The course will focus on the structure-property correlations and how these could be unraveled by the use of simple characterization methods such as optical and scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. In this course, we will provide a brief introduction to the structure of materials and its relevance to the properties and hence applications followed by a short description of diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy principles. Then, we will discuss various characterization techniques including optical and scanning electron microscopy with elemental analysis, scanning probe microscopy, X-ray and electron diffraction, Raman and Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. It will also explore techniques for quantifying microstructures (using image processing and stereology) observed using various microscopy methods.
The course will not only provide a theoretical background but will also provide a hands-on experience to data collection and data analysis, complemented by lectures and lab sessions.
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Knowledge Incubation for TEQIP, IIT Kanpur is pleased to announce Winter Internship and Visiting Researcher program 2014. This program is for PG students and faculty members of all TEQIP colleges under KIT, IIT Kanpur quality circle. This is a step towards encouraging research collaborations and student exchange with the colleges in Quality Circle assigned to IIT Kanpur.
The course will seek to highlight the most important concepts of digital communications and networks, specially from the perspective of UG teaching. The focus will be on basics, and ideas that constitute the bedrock of modern communication systems. Although the final schedule will be announced later, the topics planned to be covered, along with the overall time that will be spent on each area, is as follows:
Organising workshops and courses comes with its share of logistical problems. Leave and travel arrangements for the participants are major stumbling blocks. Hence, we wanted a locally manageable interactive e-learning platform. Prof. Prabhakar and his team from CSE created such a platform, which was used to offer the first computing course, as a summer course at IIT Kanpur. A first MOOC course "Architecting Software for the Cloud" was launched on 25th August. Almost 2000 students from across all TEQIP institutions and other interested institutions enrolled for this course. This course was planned to address the challenges posed by contemporary application scenarios, an engineer today should know how to build applications using cloud platforms. A set of short lecture videos in the form of learning objects to students were given. This course had assessment components in the form of quizzes. It also offered opportunities to discuss online with fellow students and instructors. Students were given a certificate of accomplishment after successfully completing the course.
This workshop consists of a school followed by a symposium in the broad fields of mechanics and applied mathematics. This constitutes another step towards expanding the scope IIT Kanpur's engagement with TEQIP institutes in both research and pedagogy.
School: The school on mechanics and applied mathematics aims will offer short refreshers in (a) Engineering Mathematics, (b) Dynamics (c) Fluid mechanics, and (d) Solid mechanics. This will be a forum for educators who wish to discuss teaching methodologies and/or expand their pedagogical goals to meet the ever increasing demands of technical education. It will also help students who intend to participate in the symposium to follow and/or pursue higher studies in mechanics.
Symposium: The symposium collects some of the best researchers from India and abroad in the broad fields of dynamics and continuum (fluid and solid) mechanics. It also serves as a platform where researchers from TEQIP institutes can engage and present their own work.
You may have felt that your students may not be learning the computer science subjects as well as you intend. While interviewing the students who apply for Masters and Doctoral programme at IIT-Kanpur, we notice that the applicants lack the depth of understanding of even the basic courses. Often their inability to prove a simple mathematical claim or to prove the correctness of an algorithm or to state a concept formally or to apply a concept/result to a new situation becomes a hurdle in achieving higher education. The proposed TEQIP workshop is to understand the reasons behind these shortcomings and discuss possible ways to deal with them.
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Dynamics and vibration are an essential part of the curriculum of engineering department like Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Chemical etc. These provide critical design and performance condition in many engineering operations, machine components, vehicles, buildings, bridges, tower and various other situations of engineering importance. It is taught at the undergraduate and post graduate levels in most engineering institutes.
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Physics syllabus in engineering colleges in India is vast. It looks even vaster when one aims to cover it in just two semesters. In such a scenario, keeping the right motivation of learning physics as a subject, that has its own phenomenal individual identity, becomes quite difficult. Amid all the chaos, it is necessary to identify and separate the most essential topics of the physics syllabus and cover, at least, those with the right spirit and philosophy.
In the proposed workshop Mechanics in Physics, we identify one such group of topics: Mechanics. Broadly, it covers Newtonian, quantum and relativistic mechanics. It is well-acknowledged that these topics are very subtle and constitute the very basic building blocks of any other topic in physics.
The workshop will present us with the opportunity to discuss the contemporary aspects of teaching mechanics in a physics course. We shall try to see through model lectures by experts on how to squeeze maximum juice out of a topic that may look dry outwardly. There will model tutorial-sessions and discussions on model homework/exam problems that can be used to propel the course in a uniform pace without sacrificing lecture-hours. In addition to understanding what is the contemporary take on centuries-old Newtonian mechanics, one of the key highlights of the workshop will be seminars by experienced experts on how to do the difficult job of making transition from Newtonian mechanics to quantum mechanics and relativistic mechanics in a classroom.
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In order to encourage research collaborations and student exchange with the colleges in Quality Circle assigned to IIT Kanpur, Knowledge Incubation for TEQIP is starting a Summer Internship and Visiting Researcher program for students and faculty members of these colleges. This program is being offered in the department of Mechanical engineering, Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Chemical engineering, Material sciences/Metallurgy and Computer Science and engineering at IIT Kanpur. For summer internship 10 students will be selected and 10 faculty members will be invited for the visiting researcher program for a period of 6 to 8 weeks (tentatively from 15th May to 15th July) at IIT Kanpur. Selected faculty members and students will receive honorarium. Travel, food and lodging expenses will be covered by TEQIP.
There is a dire need for improving the technical manpower in several fields, including industry, government, teaching and research. Though its mandate the technical education quality improvement program (TEQIP) aspires to help create a vibrant enviornment for improving the dissemination of knowledge to the primary carriers of technical education, the teachers and students. It desires to build proper teaching tools and aids for effective teaching, and to form a platform for interaction, sharing of resources, intellectual discussions, continued learning, and knowledge improvement. Additional information about this endeavour for the IIT Kanpur Incubation Centre is available at http://iitk.ac.in/tkic/teqip.htm
The Knowledge Incubation for TEQIP at IIT Kanpur recognizes the need for such an effort in the Materials and Chemical Sciences. This effort is meant to address the Chemical and Materials Engineering Programs at several Universities and Institutes in India. The present TEQIP workshop is aimed at discussing and suggesting curricula and directions for Chemical and Materials Engineering Programs.
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IIT Kanpur has been envolved in the TEQIP initiative on improving quality of technical education. IIT Gandhinagar has also undertaken the task of acting as a model center for quality improvement of technical institutes in Gujrat. Academic and administrative autonomy Plays a crucial part in improvement of standards in an educational institutios, IIT Gandhinagar requested us to host chosen administrators from these institutions, so that they can inbibe the administrative and academic culture of IIT Kanpur, which is considered as a model autonomous institution. On the request of IIT Gandhinagar, IIT kanpur TEQIP has conducted a three days workshop on Leadership Exposure for Directors, Principals and administration of their TEQIP quality circle, The schedule covers different aspects of governance of IIT Kanpur in administrative as well as academic aspects. Speakers have been drawn from academics, administration and students of the institute. The workshop schedule was designed to give a complete working knowledge of the various aspects of IIT Kanpur functioning and help prepare the administration for an autonomous conduct of their own business.
With depleting hydrocarbon fuel reserves, it is important to develop new technologies to reduce energy cost and to improve efficiency of existing systems. Keeping these goals in mind, an International workshop is to be held at IIT Kanpur, India, between 2nd and 4th January to bring experts in Combustion Science and Technology from around the world on a single platform. The experts will present their ongoing research on “Novel Combustion Concepts for Sustainable Energy Development” followed by the panel discussion to identify few promising technologies and to develop a strategy to promote collaborative research on those technologies in order to offer few viable novel technologies for improved, efficient and sustainable utilization of combustion based energy production using fossil/bio fuels. As part of this activity special emphasis will be placed on micro-scale combustion systems that offer new challenges and opportunities. Apart from the inaugural session and the panel discussion, the workshop will be divided into eight technical sessions in which 3-4 leading experts on the topic will present their work. These include dedicated sessions on Micro-combustion, low temperature combustion in IC engines, Ultra lean combustion, partially premixed combustion, combustion on renewable fuels, Distributed combustion, supersonic combustion, Combustion instability and control, and Noise. These topics are of significant importance for sustainable use of fossil fuels due to their lower fuel consumption rates and enhanced performance including efficiency, pollutants emission levels, lower thermal signatures, and enhanced life of the engine.
System engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful system. It focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with desing synthesis and systems validation while considering the complete problem including operations, performance, test, manufacturing, cost and schedule . This workshop emphasizes the links of system engineering to fundamentals of decision theory and statistics.
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