Organized by SRM Research Institute, SRM University
Date: Sep 14, 2017 to Sep 16, 2017
The 3rd Asia - Oceania Sonochemical Society conference 2017 (AOSS-3) was held at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai during September 14-16, 2017. This conference was organised by SRM Research Institute, SRM University in association with Asia-Oceania Sonochemical Society, Australia. Dr. R. Brakaspathy, Scientific Advisor from SERB, Department of Science & Technology (DST) New Delhi was the chief guest of the inaugural function has shared recent research and their developments in India with the audience.
Prof. M. Ashokkumar, President, AOSS and Dean, International Relations, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia explained the importance and various applications of ultrasound and how to explore this area of research for the betterment of India. As reiterated by a scientist T.J. Mason “Aspirations for Sonochemical processing are those which all production would welcome: faster reactions, better conversions and improved and perhaps new products”, the response from scientific community across the globe from wider field of research was seen in the conference. Around 45 international researchers from 12 different countries (France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Israel, Brazil, Italy, Russia, UK, Malaysia) shared their research in Sonochemical and related areas in the conference.
The major objective of the conference was to bring academicians, students, researchers, and industries together to discuss the progress and advancements in sonochemistry, ultrasonics and hydrodynamic cavitation especially in nano-science and technology, food processing industry, polymerization, drilling and cutting, emulsification, food preservation, drug delivery, dairy industries, imaging and biomedical. The conference on these three days comprised of 2 plenary lectures, 4 keynote lectures, 17 oral presentations and 65 poster presentations. Prof. Jean Yuves Hihn from CNRS, France discussed about how the sound becomes chemistry and light in a way to optimize sonochemical and sonoelectrochemical reactions very detaily. SImilarly, Prof. A.B Pandit from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai gave a lecture on approach for industrial implementation of cavitational reactors presentations. Most deserving lectures delivered by young researchers were carefully evaluated for awards.
Several government funding agencies such as DST-SERB, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, encouraged the conference via its financial support. In addition, many private and public private sectors extended their strong support via sponsoring the conference. The conference has been concluded with fruitful scientific discussion, collaboration initiatives amongst the researchers and future opportunities for joint research proposals.