The research scholars from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with great support and supervision from the faculty have planned to conduct their second Research Scholar’s Talk Series MSV-II on 25 September 2021 at 02:30 pm. Mr D Lenin Babu will engage the participants from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with his enlightened talk on Photonic crystals-based DWDM devices for optical networking applications.

About the Speaker:
Mr D Lenin Babu is pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Dr Sreenivasulu (Department of ECE, SRM University-AP). He received his B Tech degree in ECE from JNTU Kakinada and received his MTech with specialization in Embedded systems from Vignan University in 2015. His research interests include integrated optical devices for optical communication systems. He is working towards his thesis titled “Photonic crystals based DWDM devices for optical networking applications”.

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The Department of Mathematics at SRM University-AP organises the first episode of the Distinguished Lecture Series on September 29, 2021, at 3:30 pm. Prof Vikraman Balaji, renowned Mathematician from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India will deliver a lecture on the topic “The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and some of its ramifications

Abstract of the talk:

The Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem is one of the spectacular theorems from India in the past 50 years or so. The theorem is more than a deep result but is in a way philosophy or correspondences and symmetries. The theorem has had an impact on several aspects of mathematics. The theorem has also led to developments along lines that are similar but by themselves are also deep and central. Since the talk is for a general audience, I plan to give an overview of the theorem, a few of its big impacts in topology and geometry and a few of its ramifications in terms of generalizations.

About the Speaker:
Prof Vikraman Balaji is a renowned Indian Mathematician and currently a professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute, India. He completed his doctorate in mathematics under the supervision of Prof C S Seshadri. His primary research area is algebraic geometry. He has made outstanding contributions to moduli problems over algebraic varieties. In particular, his work on ‘compactification of moduli of principal G-bundles over algebraic surfaces and his joint work with C.S Seshadri on ‘Parahoric torsors’ are very significant among his many other notable works. In 2006, he received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences and was awarded the J.C Bose fellowship in 2009. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy Of Sciences in 2007 and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in 2015. He is presently an elected member of the National Academy Of Sciences, India (NASI).

Join this lecture on September 29, 2021, at 3.30 pm to understand the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem and its impact on Mathematics.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SRM University – AP organises the third episode of the Distinguished Lecture Series on the topic “Light-weighting through Composite Materials & Design Concepts”. Dr K. Sriram, Principal Scientist, GE Global Research Centre will engage the online session on September 18, 2021, Saturday, at 4:00 pm.

Light weighting of engineering products is traditionally performed to improve performance with the same or higher cost. The concept of light-weighting is changing the paradigm of many industries now with a big focus on affordability and sustainability along with improved performance/value. The future of light-weighting is tending towards solving the problem with systems and life cycle thinking by combining bio-inspired structures with multi-functional materials manufactured through the additive process that enable value, affordability and sustainability.

About the Speaker:
Sriram K is a Principal Scientist in Structural Materials organization located at GE Global Research Center in Bangalore, India. In this role, Sriram provides technical leadership in developing Composite materials for GE products by working closely with design, manufacturing, inspection and testing teams across businesses. Sriram joined GE in 2006, starting in GE Plastics as a researcher. In GE Plastics, he worked on product development for automotive and electronic applications. He successfully developed and commercialized HMD Cycoloy for BMW fenders and Bio-Lexan for mobile phone and laptop cases. Sriram moved to GRC in 2010 as part of the Manufacturing & Materials Organization as a composites researcher. His key contributions include GE9X Fan Blade with carbon-glass compliant trailing edge, High-temperature cracks growth behaviour in CMC’s for LEAP and GE9X, low-cost material selection for wind blade skin structures and All-Composite operator cab design, materials development and manufacturing for GLW locomotives market. His areas of expertise include composite materials & manufacturing, materials behaviour and deriving allowable. Sriram has a PhD in “Manufacturing and Durability of Composite materials” from Cranfield University, UK and a master’s from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Join this engaging webinar on September 18, 2021, Saturday, at 4:00 pm to know more about the light-weighting of engineering products through affordable and sustainable bio-inspired structures.

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The third session of the distinguished lecture series organised by the Department of Civil Engineering is scheduled to be held on September 18, 2021, Saturday, from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Dr Ganesh Kumar S, Scientist, Geotechnical Eng. Division, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee will deliver a talk on the topic “Liquefaction and reliquefaction studies and their mitigation techniques”.

During an earthquake, liquefaction is one of the processes that occur in the saturated loose sand layer. It occurs when the pore water pressure reaches a certain level, which is near to the soil’s total stress. Structures built on top of or within the liquefied ground may fail to owe to ground settlement, which is one of the possible effects. The lecture aims to elaborate on the experimental studies on the liquefaction and reliquefaction potential of saturated ground and the use of ground improvement techniques for its improvement.

About the Speaker:
Dr S Ganesh Kumar is currently working as a scientist in Geotechnical Engineering Division at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee. He completed BE in Civil Engineering from Anna University and ME Geotechnical Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. After his ME, he joined IIT Madras for his PhD. He completed PhD in the year 2014, working in the area of soft clay improvement using combined vacuum consolidation and geosynthetic encased stone columns. He has one year of academic experience and six years of research experience. He has published 7 papers in SCI and Scopus indexed journals and presented 18 papers in International and national conferences. His areas of interest include ground improvement techniques for soft clay improvement, ground improvement measures against liquefaction and reliquefaction hazards, and landslide control measures.

Join this engaging session on September 18, 2021, at 9:30 am to know more about liquefaction and reliquefaction studies and their mitigation techniques!

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering is organising a session on “CST Studio Suite for Antenna/Array Simulation” on September 13, 2021, at 09:00 am. Mr Sumith Pillai from VIAS India private limited will deliver the keynote address and enlighten the students on-

  • Reconfigurable antenna using Varactor
  • Antenna array design and simulation methods
  • Conformal antenna design and simulation

About the Speaker:
Mr Sumith Pillai is working as an EMAG Solution Engineer at VIAS3D India. He has more than 10 years of experience in the RF & Microwave domain. He is responsible for managing support and technical activities for various Industries and Academic Institutions across India and the USA. Mr Pillai has expertise in the Design and Analysis of Antenna, Array and Radome. He is further experienced in Antenna placement, RCS optimisation and EMI-EMC.

No wonder this will be a fascinating session for ECE students to be able to communicate with a person experienced in real-life industry applications of RF and Microwave. For further details, please get in touch with Dr Divya Chaturvedi and Dr Goutam Rana, Assistant Professors at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Be a part of the exciting session on September 13, 2021, at 09:00 am.

The fourth edition of the ongoing Workshop series “Learn & Earn: Hands-On Science & Technology (HOST)” organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at SRM University-AP is scheduled to be held on September 11, 2021, at 11.00 am. The workshop series-IV titled “Introduction to Geophysical Data Processing” will be engaged by Dr Karthikeyan Elumalai, Assistant Professor in the department.

Between measuring geophysical data and charting it, there is a stage called data processing. Some measurement inaccuracies can be addressed during this process. Various aspects of the data can also be extracted. In a geophysical map, for example, large or small patterns might be emphasised, and anomalies that extend in one direction can be enhanced or muted. The workshop aims to learn and explore the latest techniques in the field of Geophysical Data Processing.

About the Speaker:
Dr Karthikeyan Elumalai received his BE and ME degrees from Anna University, Chennai in 2007 and 2009 respectively. He completed his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) in 2018. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, SRM University-AP. He has also received a research grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India. His research interests include seismic signal processing, seismic modelling and inversion, and machine learning.

Join this informative session on September 11, 2021, at 11.00 am to know more about Geophysical Data Processing and its thrust areas.

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The Department of Mathematics at SRM University-AP is organising a webinar session on the topic “On non-vanishing of modular L-functions inside the critical strip” on September 08, 2021, at 3:30 pm. Mr E. M Sandeep, a senior researcher from the Kerala School of Mathematics will be the guest speaker at the event. All interested students and faculty are invited to join the session and gain insightful thoughts from the expert scholar.

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The second episode of the lecture series organised by the Department of Economics, SRM University-AP, will be held on September 07, 2021, at 04.00 pm. The lecture titled “Secession with natural resources” will be delivered by Prof Pramila Krishnan from the Oxford Department of International Development.

The lecture will look at the formation of new Indian states in 2001 to uncover the effects of political secession on the comparative economic performance of natural resource-rich and natural resource-poor areas. Resource-rich constituencies fared comparatively worse within new states that inherited a relatively larger proportion of natural resources. The study argues that these patterns reflect how political reorganization affected the quality of state governance of natural resources. Results describe a model of collusion between state politicians and resource rent recipients that can account for the relationships we see in the data between natural resource abundance and post-break-up local outcomes.

About the Speaker:
Pramila Krishnan is a Professor of Development Economics at Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford and a Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. She began her academic life as an econometrician working on models of self-selection before seeing the light and moving on to work in development economics.
Her research has concentrated on applied microeconomics and she has worked on topics ranging from household portfolios of poor households to risk-sharing, intra-household allocation and informal insurance, social networks, non-cognitive skills and whether migrants might be both rich and happy. Pramila Krishnan teaches on the MSc in Economics for Development, offering a module on education.

Join this intriguing online lecture on September 07, 2021, at 04.00 pm and enrich your knowledge through the scholarly voice of Prof Pramila Krishnan!

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Chemistry Departmental Lecture Series brings another captivating webinar on “Organocatalysis Using N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs)”. Dr A T Biju, Associate Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, will deliver the keynote address on Saturday, September 04, 2021, at 11 am.


Catalysis is a fundamentally sustainable process, which can be used to produce a wide range of chemicals and their intermediates. Among the various catalytic methods, N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalyzed umpolung of aldehydes is widely used for unconventional access to target molecules. Moreover, NHC-catalysis is known for umpolung of Michael acceptors, but imine umpolung was unknown in this realm of catalysis. In this context, Dr Biju and his team have demonstrated, for the first time, the NHC-catalyzed umpolung of imines for the synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted indoles, functionalized quinolines and dihydroquinoxalines. In addition, NHC-catalysis is widely used for the generation of α,β-unsaturated acylazoliums, followed by their interception with various nucleophiles, the formal [3+3] annulation reactions. In this area, recently Dr Biju and his team have reported the enantioselective NHC-catalyzed annulation reactions for the synthesis of dihydropyranones, dihydropyridinones, cyclopentenes, pyrazoles, spirocyclohexadienones, tricyclic δ-lactones, tetracyclic indoles etc., where NHC-bound α,β-unsaturated acylazoliums are the key intermediates. Very recently, Dr Biju employed the umpolung of aldehydes for the synthesis of axially chiral C-N bond-containing molecules. The keynote address will shed further light on this.

About the speaker

Dr A T Biju received his M Sc from Sacred Heart College Thevara (affiliated to MG University, Kerala, India) and PhD from CSIR-NIIST (Formerly RRL), Trivandrum, India. After that, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Tien-Yau Luh at the National Taiwan University, Taipei. He has also worked as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow with Prof. Frank Glorius at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. In June 2011, he began his independent research career at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He became an Associate Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, in June 2017. His research focuses on the development of transition-metal-free carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond-forming reactions using aryne chemistry and N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) organocatalysis and their application in organic synthesis.

Chemistry enthusiasts are welcomed to avail the opportunity to listen to him on Saturday, September 04, 2021, at 11 am. Register now.

School of Entrepreneurship and Management Studies, SRM University-AP is organising an interactive session by the faculty with prospective students of the MBA program. Prof R S Desikan and Dr A V S Kamesh will elaborate on the latest trends in management education on September 08, 2021, at 04.00 pm.

The Department of Management has a team of outstanding faculty with extensive experience in their respective fields of expertise. General MBA, MBA (Data Science) Business Analytics, and MBA in Banking and Financial Services courses provide outcome-based education with contemporary curricula designed by reputed academicians and industry experts. The department aims to nurture entrepreneurs and game-changers who create a competitive advantage for new-age businesses and governance. Graduates from the department are placed in top companies throughout India.

The speakers will enlighten the audience in detail about the MBA Programs offered by the university and focus on potential career opportunities for the graduates who study the MBA (General/BFS/Data Science) specialisations at SRM University-AP.

Join this engaging webinar on September 08, 2021, at 04.00 pm to know how MBA at SRM University-AP can shape your career in the ever-changing business environment.

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