Hindustan University




06/04/2017 & 07/04/2017

The Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Hindustan University, organized a two day International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Energy (ICSEE'17) on 6th and 7th of April 2017 at Hindustan University. The inaugural function on 6.4.2017 was presided over by Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University and gave a talk on the importance of Sustainable Environment through her presidential address Dr.G.Illavazhagan, Director Research welcomed the gathering. Dr.Jessy Rooby, Convener of the conference presented the conference overview. Dr. Valerie Keller, Senior Scientist, University of Strasbourg, France was the Chief Guest and she gave a thought provoking presentation on Hydrogen production from water using Solar Energy which is a global challenge. Dr. Ajayan Vinu, Professor on Nanomaterials, University of South Australia, Adelaide was the guest of honour. He gave an inspirational talk on Fabrication of functional Nano porous Materials for Energy and Environment .

The conference had four plenary talks by renowned experts in the area of Sustainable Environment, Nanoporous materials and Renewable Energy. Dr.R.N.Das , GM, BHEL delivered a key note speech on Thermal Energy storage, which is very useful for a sustainable environment. Mr.K.Saravanan, Vice President, Eversendai Construction PvtLtd, delivered the second key note speech on the construction techniques of Capital Gate, Abudhabi. Dr.B.Viswanathan, Professor Emeritus, IIT Madras was the chief guest for the valedictory function and he has delivered the lecture on energy production and storage. 260 delegates have registered for this conference, out of which 150 participants from India and abroad presented the paper in the Conference. The conference had three technical sessions with five parallel technical paper presentation in each in the areas of Structural/ Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrogen Production & Storage and Renewable Energy. The Conference was conducted in association with IEEE (PES), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (SERB).

Sustainable development can only be achieved through widespread and long-term participation in all levels of strategic development, decision-making and implementation. Hence, every individual should be committed to improve and strengthen the interrelated and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development. The convenor Dr. Jessy Rooby, HOD, Civil, expressed her gratitude to the participants’ timely contribution of technical papers from various academic institutions, research and development organizations and industries covering the detailed aspects of the conference. She also expressd her gratitude to the Department of Science & Technology (DST-SERB) for supporting the conference and thanked the members of the Advisory Committee for their valuable suggestions. The committee acknowledged the institutional facilities and support extended by the Chancellor, Pro Chancellor and Directors of Hindustan Group of Institutions and finally concluded her speech expressing gratitude to Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Director Research and Deans for their valuable guidance rendered for the conduct of this conference and sincerely acknowledged the help of all staff, faculty members and students of the institute for their whole hearted cooperation during the conference.

Inauguration of ICSEE2017Presidential Address by Chancellor, Dr.Elizabeth Verghese
Release of Book of Abstracts- ICSEE2017Address by Guest of Honour, Dr.Ajayan Vinu, Australia
Address by Chief Guest , Dr.Valeri Keller,FranceInternational delegates
Valedictory function- ICSEE 2017Paper Presentation