International Conference on Advances & Challenges in Energy Research (ICACER- 2019) organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur has been inaugurated. The conference is organised in association with CSIR-NEERI, Institution of Engineers (India) as knowledge partners.
ICACER-2019 has been inaugurated on 15 th March 2019 at Chitnavis Centre, Civil lines, Nagpur at the hands of Chief guest Shri. Prafulla Pathak, Chairman, Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), New Delhi. Dr. Shripal Singh, Scientist & Officer Incharge CIMFR was guest of honor. Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCOEM presided over the function, Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Shri Rajendra Purohit, Secretary, RCOEM, Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal and General Chair, Dr. K.N. Agrawal, Convener and Dr. M. M. Gupta Co-Convener were prominently present.
At the outset ICACER-2019 has been inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp. The founder chairman of RCOEM and Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, his Excellency Shri Banwarilal Purohit expressed his best wishes to the conference through his message, that was read by Dr. R.S. Pande, Principal of RCOEM, Nagpur.
Dr. K. N. Agrawal, Convener, ICACER-19, in his introductory remarks highlighted the various sessions, plenary talks and deliberations to be held during the two days of conference. The conference delegates are from research organizations, academic institutions in India and abroad and industry personnel. A total of 54 research papers will be presented in the two days of conference. All registered and presented papers are likely to be published in online special conference issue of IJMPERD, a Scopus indexed journal.
In his presidential address Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar spoke about the direct relationship of electricity generation & development of the nation. He urged delegates and researchers to work for society and to use their research work for the benefit of common man. The knowledge partners & Sponsors R.C. Plasto Tanks & Pipes Pvt. Ltd, Moil Ltd & Manmohan Minerals & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. Were felicitated by the hands of President of the function Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar.
The abstract book was released by the hands of all digniteries.
Dr. M.M. Gupta, CO-Convener & HOD Mechanical proposed the formal vote of thanks. The inaugural function was compered by Dr. P.S. Deole & Prof. R. A. Agrawal.
Keynote: In his keynote address Shri. Prafulla Pathak, Chairman, Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), New Delhi, said about advances & research going on in energy sector. He also pointed about cost of generation of power for conventional & unconventional methods of power generation like Solar & Wind energy. He brifed about the progress of unconventional energy generation & utilization after independence. He also highlighted about the e-mobility & large capacity solar power plants.
Plenary Talk 1: Dr. Lalit Kumar Sahoo, Principal Scientist CSIR-CIMFR Nagpur spoke on Energy efficiency Benchmarking. In his talk he highlighted the reduction in losses during energy conversion. He briefed about the energy conservation techniques for various household & commercial applications.
The day was followed by the sessions of industry experts on industrial case studies & technical paper presentation sessions by the participants. Conference Organising Secretary Dr. V.V. Shukla & Dr. S.S. Joshi, along with all the faculty members of Mechanical Department put consistent efforts for the success of the conference.
The day two of the conference would witness the technical paper presentation sessions, poster presentation competition & plenary talks.
On day Three the industrial visit for the participants to the nearby industries is planned.