One Day Workshop on Functional Composite Materials: Scope and Challenges

Objective of the Program:

With technological enhancement in various disciplines, the demand for the new sustainable material is booming which can replace the conventional materials. Fiber reinforced composite research are in roar nowadays due to its significant characteristics like less weight to strength ratio, cost, and sustainable properties. Innovative research in material, processes and product design which is vital for meeting the needs of cost efficient manufacturing for being competitive in the global environment. Thus the main objective of this workshop is to bridge the gap between the academic knowledge and ongoing technological advancement for the functional composite materials in terms of its scope and challenges. The expert sessions from both industry and academics helps the researchers to understand the key issues related to the composite manufacturing, machining and sustainability for various applications.

Contents of the Program:

  • Inside Advanced composites – A look into raw materials that make composites.
  • Machining of Polymer Matrix Composites.
  • Advance Composite Materials: Scope and Challenges.
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • Practical Experience on Composite Manufacturing Processes

Resource Persons:

Session 1: Dr. Piyush Gohil

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Dy. Director, Research and Consultancy Cell, Professor (I/c)Training & Placement, Faculty of Technology & Engineering, CTO, 1-Gujarat Compo Technical Regiment, Vadodara NCC Unit. Faculty of Technology & Engineering, Kalabhavan, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

Session 2: Mr. Archal Shah

Bronze Medallist MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Entrepreneur & Freelance writer, Composite Tomorrow Somasundarapalya, Vadodara, Worked as Head – Project Management, Advanced Composites, Defence & Aerospace BU, L&T

Session 3: Dr. Anand Joshi

Professor, Mechatronics Engineering Department, G.H. Patel College of Engineering, V V Nagar. PhD from IIT Roorkee. Research areas include Areas of vibration, nano biosensors, nanomechanics, fracture mechanics, computational mechanics, functionally graded material, carbon nanotubes, Optimization, Finite Element Analysis etc. He has to his credit more than 50 publications in various Journals and conferences of high repute. His overseas presence includes (i) Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of food and Biosystems Engineering, ISSN: 2408-0675, Supported by Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, The Technological Research Center of Thessally and the Laboratory of the Food and Biosystems Engineering of TEI of Thessaly, Greece. (ii) International Technical Programme Committee member for the Second International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Actuators, Metering and Sensing, ALLSENSORS 2017 March 19 – 23, 2017.

Session 4: Dr. Vijay Chaudhary

Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, C. S. Patel Institute of Technology – CHARUSAT, Changa. Research Area is Composite Manufacturing, Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials. He has to his credit more than 30 publications in various Journals and conferences of high repute

Session 5: Practical Experience on Composite Manufacturing Processes

Registration Fee Structure

Registration fees: 100 Rs.

  1. Registration kit, refreshment and lunch will be provided to all the participants.
  2. All other expenses are to be borne by the participants.
  3. Registration charges are non-refundable.
  4. Participants are required to make their own arrangements for travelling.

Who Would Benefit:

Interested Industry person, Faculty members from Engineering colleges, Polytechnic colleges, Research Scholars and PG / Degree/Diploma students.

Important Dates

Last date of receiving a registration
15th March, 2020

Notification of confirmation
16th March, 2020 (By Email)

Contact Detail:

Dr. Hiral Parikh (9712131087)

Mr. Viren Parikh (9638503377)