National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


Belarusian and Indian scientists discuss outlook research in nanomaterials

On 25 September, the Belarusian-Indian seminar “Nanomaterials and advanced materials” started its work at the O.V. Roman Powder Metallurgy Institute. Leading scientists and experts of the two countries take part in the seminar.

In his welcoming address, the Director of the O.V. Roman Powder Metallurgy Institute, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Alexander Ilyushchenko pointed out that the scientific organization highly appreciates decades of cooperation with Indian organizations started more than 40 years ago by Oleg Roman.

The Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, corresponding member of the NAS of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich emphasized the historically high level of international relations with India in the political field and a high degree of mutual understanding between the Belarusian and Indian peoples. He also commended the technology development and production in India at the present time.

Before the opening of the seminar, Mikhail Myasnikovich has visited the Museum of the Institute, as well as has seen cutting-edge solutions in 3d printing and making high temperatures resistant materials, etc.

The main objective of the seminar is to discuss outlook research areas in nanomaterials, nanotechnology and advanced materials, to establish and develop mutually beneficial cooperation, to develop and strengthen ties between scientific and educational organizations of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of India in science and technology. The seminar discussion covers the next subjects: additive technologies; nanostructured materials; powders and powder materials; functional coatings and thin films; structural ceramics.

A delegation of scientists representing Indian leading scientific organizations arrived in Belarus to participate in the seminar: International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy, Hyderabad; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur; Hyderabad University, Hyderabad; Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Panchawati, Pune; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai; CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi; PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Indian participants are scheduled to visit the scientific organizations of the NAS of Belarus and the Ministry of Education on 26 September. A roundtable discussion to summarize seminar results will be held on 27 September.

In pursuance of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on cooperation in the field of science and technology of 14 May 1993, bilateral Belarusian-Indian scientific events are organized and held alternately in India and Belarus. The agreement defines 12 main areas of scientific cooperation, including cooperation in the field of advanced materials.

Seminar program