Pics of the students of the University of Engineering & Management (UEM), JAIPUR attending the lecture by Noble Laureate, Knight Sir Novoselov (for discovery of Graphene) on 14th October, 2022, on the occasion of National Innovation Day.
Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice nanostructure. The name is derived from “graphite” and the suffix -ene, reflecting the fact that the graphite allotrope of carbon contains numerous double bonds. In 2004, graphene was rediscovered, isolated and investigated at the University of Manchester, by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov. In 2010, Geim and Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their “groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. High-quality graphene proved to be surprisingly easy to isolate.
Sir Novoselov informed that Graphene has become a valuable and useful nanomaterial due to its exceptionally high tensile strength, electrical conductivity, transparency, and being the thinnest two-dimensional material in the world it has most of the demand in research and development of semiconductors, electronics, electric batteries and composites.
More than 600 students attended the lecture of Nobel Laureate Knight Sir Novoselov with great enthusiasm and asked questions related to his work and efforts towards getting such a breakthrough. All teachers and staff members of UEM Jaipur were also present in the session.
University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata in association with Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, has successfully organized The 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON 2016) at Columbia University, New York, USA from 20th to 22nd October, 2016