The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh, today organised one-day workshop on “Development of Product & Process from Eco-Friendly Material” under Mission LiFE- Lifestyle For Environment (A Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Initiative). The workshop was sponsored by the Punjab State Council for Science & Technology. Prof. Baldev Setia, Director of PEC, was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Inderdeep Singh and Dr. Sonal Atreya, IIT Roorkee, were the expert speakers for the day. The event started with lighting the ceremonial lamp, followed by a formal welcome by Dr. Perminderjit Singh, Mechanical Dept.
Dr. Sarabjit Singh, Convenor, started the session with a brief introduction about the one-day workshop for the students, research scholars and faculty members of PEC. The session aims to enhance understanding of the current research status in product and process design concerning sustainability. He mentioned that considering sustainability at all levels of the product life cycle is the need of the hour and the leading companies are also acknowledging their environmental responsibility. He stated that the one-day workshop covers the following topics:
- Need of sustainable manufacturing
- Tools and methods for sustainable process and product design
- Development of composites from Environment-friendly materials
- Role of Ergonomics in the development of a product from green materials
- Behaviour of Green fibre and Matrix for Sustainable products
Prof. Baldev Setia, Director PEC, complimented the organising team for their efforts to create a perfect blend of theoretical as well as practical knowledge through expert lectures, hands-on practice and a poster-making competition. He mentioned that the one-day workshop will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to implement sustainable manufacturing practices and contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment. He encouraged the students to actively participate and learn from the experts during the workshop and wished them luck.
The inaugural ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Head of the Mechanical Department.