To kick off the new semester, Material Advantage @IIT Kanpur organised an enthralling lecture as a part of our X-tended Class talk series on Atom Probe Tomography by Prof. Gouthama (Dept. of MSE, IIT Kanpur) which was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of students.
Material Advantage @IIT Kanpur organized an exciting 'member's exclusive' social event. The documentary 'Hunting The Elements' was screened and refreshments were served. It enlightened us on nature's building blocks (elements) and the hidden ingredients of everything in our world- from carbon in human bodies to metals in smartphones. The documentary was enjoyed by members of MA@IITK and our Professor Gouthama.
The newly appointed Core Team for the year 2022-23 took charge of the Material Advantage IITK chapter at a formal charge handover ceremony in IIT Kanpur in the presence of our Faculty Mentor, Professor Kantesh Balani. The work done by the outgoing team was appreciated and they were felicitated with certificates by Prof. Balani. Best wishes to the new core team to sustain and enhance the current standing of MA@IITK.
MA has organized a webinar on “Patent First, Publish Later” by Mr. Ravi Pandey an expert in managing IP & Technology Transfer at SIIC, IIT Kanpur, having over 9 years of experience in IP Management, Policy development, and Start-up Incubation. In this talk, the speaker disseminated the nuances of filing a Patent application at IIT Kanpur. The speakers take several case studies and provides wealth of knowledge on publishing patents and alongside with the advantages of patenting before publishing.
MA@IITK has celebrated India’s 73rd Republic Day on 26 January 2022 virtually with gaiety and fervor. Event was conducted in collaboration with the ASM International India chapter. On this day Prof. Rajesh Prasad (IITD) hoised the flag virtually and gave a talk on 15 vs. 21 vs. 45: A journey into the world of anisotropic elastic properties. The event drew 140+ participants from all over India from various departments and colleges.
MA has organized an interactive session with an alumnus of the department, Prof. Arvind Agarwal. Prof. Agarwal shared his experiences from the institute and interacted with students helping them with advice on selecting fields for research and higher studies abroad. The event lasted for 2 hrs. and has attracted over 30+ students.
MA@IITK organized an interaction session with Pradeep Goyal, an entrepreneur and a 78’ Alumnus and graduate from MIT. Mr. Goyal interacted with students and talked about his life at IIT Kanpur, how he decided to make his carrier in metallurgy, what motivates him to move to India from U.S. Around 30+ students have attended the session and the session lasted for more than an hour.
Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur has won the "Most Creative Recruitment Strategies prize for the Fall 2021 Membership Challenge" and has recievied US$500 as prize money.
On 15 of October, an inspirational and interactive session was organized by material advantage IIT Kanpur on title “Find a leader in you.” Dr. Kantesh Balani shared thoughts for the day, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. The talk highlighted the qualities one should possess or inculcate to become a leader. The speaker drew examples from prominent leaders such as Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, decoding the traits of a leader. Also, an interactive event was held with four volunteers to demonstrate that “To learn that two people are looking the something and see things differently.” More than 40 + participants have attended this life hacks session, and this session ended with answers to queries.
During the membership drive of Material Advantage @IIT Kanpur. To accommodate students with the structure and to break the phobia of writing in latex, Material Advantage @ IIT Kanpur initiated a workshop on LaTeX document writing on Oct. 12, 2021 by Rupesh Chafle (Research Scholar, Material Science and Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur). Both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students attended this workshop. 20+ participants have attended the event and it lasted for more than an hour.
As part of Fall Membership drive, Material Advantage at IIT Kanpur conducted an event named “Tell your untold stories of Resilience” from 04.10.21 to 8.10.21. Many students participated and shared their stories of resilience, motivation and inspiration and how they developed many creative ideas to face challenging times. All the stories posted on official Facebook group of MA@IITK Chapter. The winner announcement done on the basis of maximum number of likes, comments and share on Facebook page. Membership discount and Prize was given to the Winner.
On 4th October , Material Advantage IIT Kanpur chapter organized an outreach event in collaboration with Advanced center for Material sciences(ACMS) IIT Kanpur. The speaker Mr.Anup Raut is currently Technical Superindet of ACMS IIT Kanpur. Session was a virtual demonstration of various Mechanical tests that are performed in the Mechanical Testing laboratory. The virtual demonstration consisted of Tension/ compression , shear, fatigue, creep , charpy impact on different materials and sizes. Over 100+ participants from various departments and programs from colleges spread across India attended the event.
On 2nd October 2021, Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Vice-Chancellor of VIT Bhopal University, ASM Board of Trustee and formerly Distinguished Scientist, Chief Executive, and Chairman of Heavy Water Board, Mumbai delivered a special Lecture on “Urban Mining and Sustainability of metals” on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Towards the end the results for the “Two Minutes to Pitch-Lightning Talk” which was organized by MA@IITK in association with ASM International, India Chapter from 22nd to 28th September was declared. Over 60+ participants from various departments and programs from different engineering colleges of India have joined the session along with some board members of the ASM, India chapter.
Material advantage @ IIT Kanpur organized a National event named “Two-minute to Pitch-Lightning Talk” in collaboration with ASM International India chapter from 22 to 28 Sept 2021. The topic for the presentation was based on “Material Charkha“ which was symbolic to the upcoming Gandhi Jayanti. The entries were judged on its different categories of structure, processing, performance and properties. Freshmen and graduates were graded separately. This national event drew participants from various institutes around India where the participants shared their ideas by sending pre-recorded presentation videos that lasted for 2 min. The winners of the events were declared on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd of October by Dr. U Kamachi Mudali.
MA@IITK has conducted an online session on the basics of OOF2, from software installation to sample examples. The speaker Jitin Nair has prepared the recorded videos for the event, and registered participants on youtube accessed published material. The playlist comprised a series of videos describing the importance of the OOF2 tool in analyzing the microstructures for various properties such as thermal, mechanical, electrical, etc. The background for solving is using finite element modeling, where we share inputs of features in the micrograph with their bulk properties and solve. They attracted more than 60+ participants from various departments in IITK.
On the 20th of September, Material advantage has organized a workshop on Interview and Communication skills. We had an energetic speaker Ajay Prakash Mishra works at KOAK education and is commonly known as ‘COACH APM’. The speaker mentored students on acing the interviews and improve one communication skills. The event drew a lot of student participation not only from the material science departments but also from other departments of IITK. The event lasted for 2 hrs, with more than 100 attendees.
On 19th September 2021, Prof. Kantesh Balani, Faculty Advisor, MA@IITK unveiled Material Advantage Fall Membership drive 2021-22 and gave an introductory talk briefing about material advantage and the tremendous growth of MA@ IIT Kanpur chapter has been seeing at a global scale. Following the talk, the Core team members of MA@IITK introduced themselves and briefed their experience of being associated with it, and shared their vision for Material advantage. The audience were introdcued to the events that have been planned during the memebership drive by Ms. Shruti Dubey Chair MA@IITK.
MA @ IIT Kanpur conducted an interactive panel discussion and quiz for the MSME students of Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University Kanpur on August 28, 2021. The discussion topics such as “The Thermodynamics of pressure cooking” by Mr. Rupesh Chafle (PhD, MSE-IITK), “Functionally graded materials” by Ms. Shipra Bajpai (PhD, MSE-IITK), and “Introduction to X-Rays and X-Ray Diffraction” by Ms. Rubia Hassan (PhD, MSE-IITK). After the discussion session, MA @ IIT Kanpur organized an online quiz. The quiz had multiple choice questions from the discussion session. Around 32 students participated in the quiz. The quiz was evaluated by MA members and results were declared after the quiz was over. Top three positions were awarded based on the score in quiz. The winners were provided with discounted memberships for becoming members of the Material Advantage along with certificates of merit.
Thank you all for your participation in the Logo design competition. The results of the logo design competetion are as follows:
Thank you all for your participation in the "Revive Mother earth" competition organized by MA@IITK. Through this competition, I would like to acknowledge your contribution towards reviving mother nature. The results of the photography event are as follows:
Shruti Dubey has been selected as the ASM student board member for a 1-year tenure. She will be representing not only IIT Kanpur but, will also be a national representative for Material science student community to provide insights and ideas to the ASM board.
On 25th May 2021, a meeting was conducted to finalize the appointment with current core team members along with the Faculty Advisor, and on 1st June 2021, a charge handover ceremony was conducted with the appointed members so as to formally take up the positions in the executive team of MA@IITK 2021-22.
Shruti Dubey has been selected as a delegate of President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) for the term 2021-22. PCSA is the student-led committee of American Ceramic Society (ACerS) responsible for representing student interests to ACerS and its subsidiary committees, divisions, sections, and classes. The PCSA is the primary face of ACerS to ceramics and materials science students. This recognition of Ms. Shruti as PCSA, the student leadership council within The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), is rare honor to represent the subcontinent.
Material Advantage IITK organized a quiz on materials science named "MatAd Quiz" on April 10,2021. Each team were asked 10 multiple choice questions, which were prepared by participated oponent teams. A total of 21 teams registered for the same and as per the guidelines, maximum 3 students were permitted to participate in each team.