Archive for the ‘CEERI’ Category
25 March 2012
Chemical engineers have been asked to come up with environment-friendly and sustainable products. The products must on the one hand have specific properties that the scientists look for and, on the other, be environmentally sound, said speakers at a conference on “Technological advancement in chemical and environmental engineering” held at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, over the weekend.
“The challenge is to find ways to preserve the planet and to clean up the environment,” said Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute Director Chandra Shekhar, the chief guest at the inaugural session. “Today knowledge is increasingly becoming interdisciplinary and solutions to the problems of the industry call for convergence of different branches of science, engineering, technology and computation,” he said……
22 March 2011
CHENNAI: Wirless sensor networks offered vast scope for research projects by engineering students and various research and development organisations were willing to fund such works, a senior scientist of Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) said today. Wireless and Sensor Networks was among the latest developing fields in communication arena and engineering students and research scholars should seize the opportunity, CEERI Chennai Centre Deputy Director Dr A Gopal said in his valedictory address at a two-day national level workshop on Wireless Communication and Radiating Systems. The workshop, sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CISR), an autonomous organisation under the Government of India, was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Sri Sairam Engineering College….
12 June 2010
NEW DELHI:Residents in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh are demanding the demolition of a mobile phone tower in the residential area, alleging that electromagnetic radiation from it poses a threat to their lives.
Shubash Kapoor, a resident of BC Block in Shalimar Bagh (East), told IANS that an Idea Cellular tower has been erected on the terrace of the third floor apartment where he lives as a tenant, with the permission of the landlord.
As telecom giants pay huge rents, house owners allow them to set up mobile phone towers. “Why can’t they look at other alternatives for revenue? Why are they playing with the lives of residents?” Kapoor asked.
Sudha Sharma, an angry resident, said: “Why don’t they (mobile network companies) understand residents’ problems? We have to suffer because of mobile towers.”
……….S. Raghunath, senior scientist in the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) at Pilani, however, said: “As a scientist, I cannot believe that mobile towers emit such radiation. Radiation from mobile phones used for long duration is higher than those from mobile towers.”
01 June 2010
NEW DELHI: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today constituted a group of scientists to verify claims of higher than prescribed levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) in the capital.
The move comes a day after the Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Government to constitute a committee of experts to examine potential health hazards posed by EMR from mobile phone towers.
“We have put together a team of experts under the leadership of Director, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani to look into increased levels of EMR in the capital,” Samir Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR said here.
He dismissed suggestions that radio frequency was harmful to humans. “There are more chances of getting burns injury on a sea beach than by any radio-frequency emitted by cellular phone tower,” Brahmachari said.
He said there were no instances of radiowaves causing any cell mutations in human beings.
Brahamachari said radio-frequency, used extensively in mobile communications, has the lowest energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.
He said microwaves come next and is used commonly in cooking gadgets. Gamma radiations, emitted by radioactive substances, have the highest level of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum, Brahmachari said.
The team of experts from CSIR is expected to begin analysing the level of EMR from mobile towers in the capital sometime next week.
24 December 2009
VARANASI: “The understanding of basic sciences is essential to excel in application sciences, whether it is electronics or photonics,” said Prof SK Kak, vice-chancellor, Choudhary Charan Singh Meerut University during the valedictory function of the three-day international conference on emerging trends in electronics and photonic devices and systems (Electro-2009) that concluded at Banaras Hindu University on Thursday.
As a chief guest of the function, Prof Kak stressed on the need for collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach in physical and basic sciences. While emphasising on stem cell revolution and use of nano technology, he said: “A number of emerging fields in science demand connectivity and integration of system, development biology and synergy of various streams of science can do wonders in this direction.”
Focussing on the fundamentals of basic sciences, scientist Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) Pilani (Rajasthan) Dr SN Joshi said the future of electronic and photonic devices lie in synergy of semi conductors and vacuum technology that demand strong knowledge of basic sciences…...Read complete article…….