Expert Lecture on Nanophotonics

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) & Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) student branches of Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University) Chandigarh organised an enlightening lecture on 20th September 2018 by Dr. Simranjeet Singh Saini from University of Waterloo, Canada. The subject of the talk was ‘Nanophotonics’, a study of behaviour of light in the field of optical and electrical engineering. Dr. Saini who is an associate chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada plays a proactive role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to revolutionize low cost sensing. He is the co-founder of Nanolytix Inc, Inometric & Savormetrics. During the lecture, Dr. Saini emphasized the pivotal role of low cost sensing in enhancing the health ecosystem of India by preventing diseases & deaths caused by unhygienic, poisonous & expired food products. The lecture was attended by over 80 students and gave them a highly appreciated insight into the fascinating field of nanophotonics. He emphasized the blind spots in current research on the subject and encouraged the students to take up research work on different relevant problems in science and technology.

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