A scientific research paper has been published by Dr Lakhveer Singh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, SRM University-AP.

“The Role of Conductive Nanoparticles in Anaerobic Digestion: Mechanism, Current Status, and Future Perspectives”, published in the Chemosphere Journal, discusses in detail the application of conductive nanoparticles to enhance the AD process efficiency and the interaction between microbes in anaerobic conditions for electron transfer with the help of CNPs. Application of a variety of conductive nanomaterials as an additive is discussed with their potential biogas production and treatment enhancement in the anaerobic digestion process. The Impact factor of the journal is 5.77.

Dr Singh is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery – Springer (I.F. 2.60) and a Guest Editor for Bioresource Technology Reports- Elsevier. His future research targets to reduce the component costs and test the proposed design using real waste streams, as well as continue to increase the reactor volume.

Read the full paper here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130601

Physics student files patent

Ms Sreelekha Bhuvaneswari, a BSc physics final year student, in SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh, filed a patent for her work titled “A fibre material with moisture retention capacity with thermal tolerance and a method for manufacture” under the guidance of Dr Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, SRM University-AP.

The project, with the patent application number 202141023375, develops a methodology to design a fabric cloth that would replace the use of air conditioners. This cloth design is inspired by Saharan silver ants which regulate their body temperatures in the scorching desert heat and also from the cooling properties of clay. This research would significantly scale down the usage of AC and other cooling devices in warm places, thus reducing the use of electricity and emission of greenhouse gases to the environment. As this cloth would be environment friendly with long durability and cost-efficiency, Sreelekha hopes that this research would bridge the socioeconomic divide of haves and have-nots between communities.

“I am grateful to Dr Sabyasachi sir for his constant help and guidance along the way. There were several failed models, but he believed in the concept and that inspired me to go forward with the project,” said Ms Bhuvaneswari. “The facilities at the University made the process seamless; once the proposal was made, the procedure was automated. I thank the officials of SRM University-AP for believing in my proposal and helping me get through the procedures smoothly. If it were not for the facilities available at my university, I could not have finished the design,” She added.

An invited lecture, “Technologies for Connected Vehicles”, will be organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, on June 19, 2021, at 11.00 am. In this online session, Dr Ramani Kalpathi, guest faculty at BITS Pilani, will give an introduction to intravehicle networks with a focus on CAN, LIN, Flexray, MOST, Ethernet, and Bluetooth networks introducing the frame formats, sample hardware implementation, and SAE formats.

Dr Ramani Kalpathi is the founder of Powersoft Systems and The ARM Academy. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA, and M.S in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras. The use of Wifi and IoT technologies and their presence for ubiquitous networks with typical samples of synchronous messages will be presented for connected technologies during the lecture. Implementation of Electic vehicles and the need for continuous data monitoring for autonomous vehicles may also be discussed for the purpose of diagnostics and reliability.

All interested B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD students from any university are welcome to join the lecture upon registration.

Registration Link: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bbU84N2NT7mVx7qRK0DbFw

Know more about Prof Jena: https://physics.vcu.edu/jenasgroup/


Are you constantly flooded with persuasive messages?
Do you find it difficult because you are spoilt for choice?
Would you like to know more about behavioural economics – an emerging field?

Understanding digital nudges can help you become a better decision-maker!

The Department of Psychology, SRM University – AP, organizes a Psychology for All: Lecture Series to introduce us to the nuances of human psychology. The first of this online lecture series will be hosted on the theme Digital Nudges, on June 18, 2021, at 4.00 pm. Cognitive Scientist and Decision Researcher, Dr Sumitava Mukherjee, from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, will be the guest speaker of the lecture.

Digital technologies are being largely used in our private and professional lives and we are forced to make decisions based on the choices available on our screens. Digital nudging is defined as the use of user-interface design elements to guide people’s behaviour in digital choice environments. Dr Mukherjee studies cognition with a major focus on human judgment and decision making. His current work focuses on how humans perceive, judge, and decide within the realms of interactions with digital technology and algorithms. He also attends to consulting and collaborative queries related to consumer research on (digital) technology interactions, usage and adoption.

All are invited to this awareness-building lecture that would help in making informed and rational decisions in digital choice environments.

Register here: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TBH6CEAsScas-bUWw9UeGw

An invited lecture, “Technologies for Connected Vehicles”, will be organised by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, on June 19, 2021, at 11.00 am. In this online session, Dr Ramani Kalpathi, guest faculty at BITS Pilani, will give an introduction to intravehicle networks with a focus on CAN, LIN, Flexray, MOST, Ethernet, and Bluetooth networks introducing the frame formats, sample hardware implementation, and SAE formats.

Dr Ramani Kalpathi is also the founder of Powersoft Systems and The ARM Academy. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA, and M.S in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras. The use of Wifi and IoT technologies and their presence for ubiquitous networks with typical samples of synchronous messages will be presented for connected technologies, during the lecture. Implementation of Electric vehicles and the need for continuous data monitoring for autonomous vehicles may also be discussed for the purpose of diagnostics and reliability.

All interested B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD students from any university are welcome to join the lecture upon registration.

Link for Registration: https://srmap.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bbU84N2NT7mVx7qRK0DbFw

Vasika Venugopal and Gadupudi Gowtham, 3rd-year BSc Biology students have achieved the extraordinary by securing admissions to prominent global universities. The Department of Student Affairs, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh invites them to “Newsmakers” on June 16, 2021, at 5.00 pm to have a conversation apropos of their journey to world-renowned universities.

Ms Vasika Venugopal has been admitted to more than eight prestigious higher education institutions both within and outside India. She has decided to accept the admission offer from the University of Bordeaux in France for the Bordeaux International Masters in Neuroscience Program. According to her, this master’s programme offers a unique multidisciplinary and integrated training approach that encompasses all the main areas of brain research, from normal brain processes to brain diseases.

Another inspiring student from the same department is Gowtham Gadupudi who has recently enrolled in The Life Science and Health-International Track master’s program at the University of Paris-Saclay in France. This research-driven multidisciplinary course nurtures research interests and can help in developing an individual’s research trajectory.

SRM University-AP offers globally recognized research-oriented education which equips students to fly higher. To know more about the experience of studying at SRM University-AP and the pathway it leads to global exposure, join our students on June 16, 2021, at 5.00 pm.

The School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies (SEAMS), SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, introduces a series of academic webinars exclusively for its students of BBA and MBA. The first among the series, organised on the theme AI/ML in Healthcare, will be held on June 19, 2021, at 4.00 pm. Dr Shibasish Dasgupta, Associate Director – Statistics, Pfizer Health India Pvt. Ltd, will be the guest speaker of the webinar.

Dr Dasgupta earned his PhD in Statistics from the University of Florida and is currently an adjunct professor of Data Science at Chennai Mathematical Institute. Speakers from industry and academia will be invited for every session of the webinar series to throw light on diverse topics. The webinar series aims at giving perspectives to students about the latest best practices in the field of Management.

Join this enlightening session on June 19, 2021, at 4.00 pm to know various aspects of data science used in the healthcare sector.

Dreams do come true when you grab the opportunities that come by. Srikanth Somarouthu, a BTech final year student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, gets placed as a software engineer with Infoedge. This extreme moment of happiness with a prestigious company offering an incredible CTC is the result of the persistent mentoring he received during his studies at university.

Srikant has been preparing for a year to perfectly fit the company’s recruitment process. He underwent rigorous training programmes conducted by the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services. Mock tests were conducted at regular intervals with industry experts to polish his coding and aptitude skills. In addition to this, separate sessions by Career Development Centre (CDC) were carried out to develop his soft skills to qualify for the final interview rounds.

“I sincerely express my gratitude towards the Department of CR and CS, SRM-AP, for conducting a well-planned training programme both on theoretical and practical levels,” said Srikant. “The University played a major role in providing me with opportunities to participate in competitive programmes and offered a global standard curriculum that has shaped my career. SRM University-AP has prepared me with practical knowledge right from the inception of the UG course. I am thankful to the faculty members of my department who guided and encouraged me to embark into the field. The nurture and guidance that I received from the University have given me ample confidence to be competitive enough and grab the Super dream offer”, he added.

Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations and Career Services, said, “We always looked for the best opportunities for our students. The talent exhibited by the CSE students during the internships, projects, curriculum and extra-curriculum activities naturally drew the best recruiters to SRM University-AP.”

SRM University-AP gives prime importance to raise career-ready graduates. To introduce emerging technologies and burgeoning fields of innovation, the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services (CR&CS) has been organising a series of industry readiness webinars from time to time. The eighteenth session of this webinar series, titled “The Future of Technologies” will be held on June 19, 2021, Saturday, at 5:30 pm. Experienced HR recruiter Mr Joshua David, who is currently associated with Mphasis, Chennai, will educate and groom the job aspiring students on this topic.

Mr Joshua David had earlier been associated with top multi-national organizations like HCL Technologies, Kingfisher Airlines, Wipro Technologies, Satyam Computers (now Tech Mahindra), Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Hexaware Technologies. As industry employers seek skilled and competent workers, this interactive session with the field expert will assuredly benefit the students during the campus placement drive.

All students are welcome to participate in this enlightening session on June 19, 2021, at 5:30 pm.

SVS Sri Harsha, a final-year BSc Computer Science student at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, receives admission offers from India’s top business schools. As an extremely meritorious student, he has qualified CAT, XAT, NMAT and SNAP. He scored a percentile of 98.9 in CAT and has got the opportunity to study MBA at any one of the IIMs in Shillong, Kozhikode, Raipur, and Bodh Gaya. In addition to these apex management institutes, he has also received offers from XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur; Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad; NMIMS, Mumbai; Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune; and International Management Institute, Delhi. He hails from Vijayawada and completed his schooling in Delhi.

“I started my preparation for CAT from the end of March 2020 and successfully achieved the percentile. I am extremely happy that I got calls from reputed institutes in the country as it was my dream to pursue an MBA from any one of these institutes after completing my bachelor studies”, said Harsha. “I would like to express my gratitude to the computer science head of the department, Dr T Ragunathan, and the faculty members for their unwavering support throughout my academic journey at SRM University-AP” he added.