About the Speaker
Dr. Dipankar Bandyopadhyay is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Head, Centre for Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati. He has also served as visiting faculty at Yeungnam Univerisity at South Korea under the WCU Program, and KTH Sweden under the Erasmus Mundus program.His research areas encompass Thin film Dynamics, Soft-matter Physics, Liquid Crystals and Smart Materials, Droplet and Digital Microfluidics, Health Care Point-of-Cater-Testing Devices, MEMS Theranostics, Microrheology, Clean energy, Harvesting, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Stability and Instability of Fluidic systems, Complex Fluids, Microrheology, among others. He is the recipient of NCL’s Prof. K Venkataraman CHEMCON Distinguished Speaker Award in CHEMCON 2016. He and his group at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is the recipients of Gandhian Young Technology award 2016 and BIRAC-SRISTI Appreciation Award 2017. He is a nominated member of American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Title of the Talk
"A Short Story on Some Strange Queries and Unexpected Solutions".
We started our journey of interrogations when our senses were born. Some claim that they were with us perhaps eternally! Yet, with time (?), we managed to answer some of them while most of them remain unanswered. With the ever increasing hullaballoos of life involving relatives-friends-foes, conferences-rallies, classes-exams-jobs-responsibilities-liabilities, successes-failures-deadlines, or ecstasies-disappointments, these queries became dormant if not shelved forever. One very interesting question can be the role of research in reincarnating them. In this talk, you may come-across some absurd examples, which may incinerate your inherent scientific-intuitive urges before harnessing the knowledge-information extracted from the same to address some of the burning issues of modern life. We shall start with a birds-eye view before delving into magnified details to connect the ends. In the joyride, we shall come across some silly details of mesoscale science and technology. Hope you will enjoy!