INAE Annual Convention 2015

INAE Annual Convention 2015

The Annual Convention of the Indian National Academy of Engineering was held on Dec 10-11, 2015, at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune. The Inaugural Address was delivered by the Chief Guest Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Steel. Dr Surendra Pal, Vice- Chancellor, DIAT, Pune delivered the Welcome Remarks. Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE also delivered his Address during the Inaugural Session. The e-version of book titled “Mind of an Engineer” being published by M/s Springer which contains articles written by INAE Fellows on their personal experiences and career paths leading to their success as eminent engineers of the country; was released by the Chief Guest, Mr Sajjan Jindal. The website of the INAE Research Journal being brought out shortly titled “INAE Letters” developed by M/s Springer was also launched during the Inaugural Session of the Annual Convention. The Inaugural session also featured Award Lectures by Dr LK Singhal and Prof Sankar K Pal, Professor Jai Krishna Memorial and Professor SN Mitra Memorial Awardees 2015 respectively. Brig Rajan Minocha, Executive Director, INAE proposed the Vote of Thanks.

The major scientific and engineering highlights of the Convention were the presentations by newly elected Fellows and Young Engineer Awardees. The presentations were held in two Parallel Sessions on Dec 10-11, 2015. The list of the technical presentations by Fellows and Young Engineers are given below.

Presentations by Newly Elected Fellows on Dec 10-11, 2015

Prof. Avinash K Agarwal Use of Lasers and Optical Diagnostics for Next Generation IC Engine Development
Mr. Rajeev M Pandia Engineering and Economics : Creation of Synergy
Dr. SK Biswal Technological Challenges on Low Grade Iron Ore Beneficiation
Dr BK Panigrahi Advanced Signal Processing and AI techniques for Power Quality Assessment
Dr. Kalyanasundaram Subramanian A Virtual Liver to Predict Liver Toxicity
Dr. DR Prasada Raju Technological Solutions for Addressing Water Challenges in Rural Areas
Dr. Lalit Kumar Modern Microwave Tubes & Power Modules-Indigenous Technology Development
Prof. Krishna Moorthy Sivalingam Hybrid Optical-Packet Switching Architectures for Data Center Networks
Dr. Manish Gupta My Journey in High Performance Computing
Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay Evolution of Pinch Analysis
Mr. VN Heggade Sustainability Options for Design & Construction Practices in India
Dr. P Sivakumar Development of Main Battle Tank Arjun and its Technologies
Dr. Rajendra N. Basu Key materials issues to develop planar solid oxide fuel cell technology
Prof. HB Hablani Applied Research and Teaching Contributions in Space Flight Vehicles Guidance, Navigation and Control at IITs
Mr. Arun Ramchandani New Product Development for Indian Defence
Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman The Energy-Transportation Nexus
Dr. Pushpak Bhattacharyya The Importance of Language Technology in our Life
Mr. Narasimhan Venkatesh Multiprotocol Wireless in the Internet of Things
Prof. Amrutur Bharadwaj On-chip Clock Delay Measurement and Applications
Mr. SK Chande Generic Lessons from the Accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Dr. Amit Konar Brain-Computer Interfacing For Perceptual And Rehabilitative Applications
Prof SN Singh Adaptive Wavelet Neural Network Based Long-term Wind Power Forecasting
Prof. Bikramjit Basu Additive Manufacturing of three Dimensional Porous Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications
Prof. Indradev Samajdar Excitements in Microstructural Engineering
Dr. V Narayanan Cryogenic Propulsion Systems Development in ISRO
Prof. Amit Agrawal Blood plasma separation in a Microdevice
Prof. Naresh Tandon/td> Vibration and Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Ball Bearings
Prof. Anindya Deb CAE-Driven Vehicle Crashworthiness and Occupant Safety Design
Dr. Rajiv Tayal Journey of a Different Kind
Dr. R Kothari Dimensionality Reduction
Prof. Debabrata Das Biohythane process for the maximization of the gaseous energy recovery
Prof. SA Soman Synchrophasor Analytics for Smart Electrical Transmission Systems
Prof Mukesh Sharma Developing National Air Quality Index

Presentations by INAE Young Engineer Awardees on Dec 10-11, 2015

Dr. K V Mani Krishna Phase Transformation and Deformation Studies in Zr Based Alloys : Basic knowledge to Product development
Dr Gurunath Gurrala Overview of Research Contributions in Power System Stability and Control
Dr. Deepak Padmanabhan Fast, Accurate and Flexible Similarity Search
Dr. Arindrajit Chowdhury Excitements in Microstructural Engineering
Dr. Arvind Pattamatta Energy Transport in micro and nano scales for microelectronic cooling application
Dr V. V. Raghavendra Sai Optical Chemical and Biosensors for Clinical Diagnosis and Environmental Monitoring
Mr Jasbir Singh Low Cost High Performance GNSS receiver
Dr. Abhishek Kumar Understanding the Role of Earthquake Source, Propagation Path and Local Site Effect in Controlling the Induced Effects of Earthquakes

Award Function on Dec 10, 2015

The Grand Award Ceremony was held on the evening of December 10, 2015. Five theses at Doctoral level, Five Theses at Master’s Level and 8 Projects at Bachelor’s Level were conferred the Innovative Student Projects Award. Ten candidates were conferred the INAE Young Engineer Award 2015.

Dr Jagadish Vengala being conferred the Innovative Student Projects Award 2015 at Doctoral level by Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE


Dr VV Raghavendra Sai being conferred the INAE Young Engineer Award 2015 by Dr BN Suresh President, INAE

Prof Kripa Shanker, Emeritus Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Prof Dipak Mazumdar, Ministry of Steel Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur were conferred the INAE Outstanding Teachers Award.

Prof Kripa Shanker receiving the Outstanding Teachers Award 2015 from Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE


Prof Dipak Mazumdar receiving the Outstanding Teachers Award 2015 from Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE

Dr LK Singhal, Director, JSL Ltd, Hisar and Prof Sankar K Pal, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow, Distinguished Scientist and Former Director, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata were conferred the Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award and prof SN Mitra Memorial Award 2015 respectively.

Dr LK Singhal receiving the Prof Jai Krishna Memorial Award 2015 from Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE


Prof Sankar K Pal receiving the Prof SN Mitra Memorial Award 2015 from Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE

Prof BL Deekshatulu, Formerly Director, National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad and Prof DV Singh, Former Director, IIT Roorkee and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Roorkee were  conferred the Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2015.

Prof BL Deekshatulu receiving the Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2015 from Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE


Prof DV Singh receiving the Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2015 from Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE

Annual General Meeting of Fellows on Dec 11, 2015

The 27th Annual General Meeting of Fellows was held on Dec 11, 2015. During the Induction Ceremony, the following were formally admitted into the Academy by the President, INAE and signed the Admission Register.

Mr. VN Heggade, Prof. Mukesh Sharma, Prof. Krishna Moorthy Sivalingam, Dr. Manish Gupta, Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Dr. Amit Konar, Dr. Ravi Kothari, Prof. Avinash K Agarwal, Dr. P Sivakumar, Mr. Arun Ramchandani, Prof. Amit Agrawal, Prof. Anindya Deb, Prof. Naresh Tandon, Prof. VK Jain, Mr. Rajeev M Pandia, Dr. CV Rode, Prof. SN Singh, Prof. SA Soman, Dr. BK Panigrahi, Dr. Lalit Kumar, Mr. Narasimhan Venkatesh, Prof. Amrutur Bharadwaj, Prof. HB Hablani, Dr. V Narayanan, Dr. SK Biswal, Dr. Rajendra N. Basu, Prof. Bikramjit Basu, Prof. Indradev Samajdar, Prof. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Mr. SK Chande, Prof. Debabrata Das, Dr. Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, Dr. DR Prasada Raju, Dr. Rajiv Tayal and Dr. S. Venkata Mohan.

During the Brainstorming session, Dr BN Suresh, President, INAE requested the Fellows to give their suggestions.  A number of valuable suggestions were received on ways to enhance the visibility of the Academy in the industry and policy domains.

Sidelines Meeting held on Dec 10, 2015

A meeting of selected INAE Fellows chaired by Dr Anil Kakodkar, was held on Dec 10, 2015 on sidelines of the INAE Annual Convention to discuss and suggest recommendations on the ways to enhance the Academy and Industry Interactions and also to increase the outreach of INAE with policy makers and stakeholders. During the deliberations, a number of valuable suggestions have been received which will be progressed actively.

Plenary Session on Dec 11, 2015

A Plenary Session was held on Dec 11, 2015  during which the Plenary Lecture on “India’s Nuclear Strategy: Meeting Challenges from the Neighbourhood” was delivered by Dr Manpreet Sethi, Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. The Award lectures by Prof Dipak Mazumdar and Prof Kripa Shanker, the Outstanding Teacher Awardees 2015 were also held during the Plenary session.