Recent Developments in Electronic Materials and Devices

A National Seminar on “Recent Developments in Electronic Materials and Devices” was held on 10th and 11th November 2017. It was organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology and was sponsored by Society for Microelectronics and VLSI, IEEE-EDS Delhi Chapter and Defence Research and Development Organisation.
The Seminar commenced with the welcome address by the Director and Head of Department, Electronics and Communication, Prof. Neelam Sharma. She welcomed the Founder and Chief Advisor Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, Chairperson of Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society Sh. Prem Sagar Goyal, all the members of the management of Maharaja Agrasen Technical Education Society, Sponsors, Director General M.L. Goyal, Prof R.S. Gupta, faculty members and students. Prof. R S Gupta, Convener of the seminar addressed the audience on the occasion and briefed about the speakers and the sponsors of the event. Chairman, MATES, Sh. Prem Sagar Goyal, in his address inspired the students to benefit from the Seminar. Founder and Chief Advisor, MATES, Dr. Nand Kishore Garg, a guiding personality for all advised the students to learn from the eminent speakers for their future endeavors. Director General MAIT, Dr. M.L. Goyal in his address explained the importance of keeping abreast with the latest technologies and trends in electronics to be competitive. Dr. Sunil Mathur delivered the vote of thanks.

The two day schedule of the seminar was as follows:
Day 1 Session I:
Name of the Speaker: Prof. Vijay Arora
Topic: Graphene Nanotechnology–Past, Present and Future

Prof. Vijay Arora from Wilkes University, USA, explained the history and basics of Graphene technology in his talk. He spoke about the various properties and uses of the material. He also discussed about the possible applications of Graphene and updated the students with the ongoing research in this area. 

Day 1 Session II:
Name of the Speaker: Prof. S. S. Islam
Topic: Multi-sensory Microsystem for Early Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Prof S.S. Islam, Director, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, of Jamia Milia Islamia University discussed in his talk about how electronics can help in targeted delivery of drugs and how electronics was helping in effective analysis of COPD.

Day 1 Session III:
Name of the Speaker: Dr. Seema Vinayak
Topic: Overview of GaN Technology

Dr. Seema Vinayak from SSPL, DRDO explained in her lecture the properties of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Technology and the ways it was useful in the defence sector. She explained about the potential uses of GaN in High power and High Frequency Applications.

Day 1 Session IV:
Name of the Speaker: Dr. Ramachandran Raman
Topic: The Role of Characterization to Semiconductor Material Research

Dr. Ramachandran Raman from SSPL, DRDO explained in his talk the various techniques which were used to make as well as study the properties of semiconductors such as Raman spectroscopy, electron microscope and X-ray techniques. He also explained the various ways in which semiconductors can be made.

Day 2 Session I:
Name of the Speaker: Prof. Mridula Gupta
Topic: Wireless and Mobile Communication 1G to 5G

Prof Mridula Gupta in her lecture discussed the development of the various generations (1G to 5G) of mobile wireless technology along with their significance and advantages of one over the other. 


Day 2 Session II:
Name of the Speaker: Dr. Yogesh Pratap
Topic: Impact of Material Engineering in FET based Devices

Dr. Yogesh Pratap is Assistant Professor of  Department of Instrumentation at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, University Of Delhi. Dr. Yogesh Pratap discussed in his presentation the Principles and Applications of Nanowire Field Effect Transistors with gate Material and Advance Channel engineering.  

The seminar was informative and helped the students get up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the Industry. It inspired the students to work hard and pursue research is an option.