NAEK, Korea

Second INAE-NAEK Workshop on ‘High Temperature Materials’

INAE has various collaborative activities with other Member Academies of CAETS. One of the collaborative activities with and National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) was undertaken on ‘High Temperature Materials’. The first joint workshop on High Temperature Materials’ between INAE and NAEK was held on March 16-17, 2017 at IISc Bangalore, India.

As a follow up of the first workshop, it is planned to hold second INAE-NAEK workshop on ‘High Temperature Materials’ on May 14-15, 2018 at Changwon, Korea. Prof. Indranil Manna, Vice-President, INAE and a domain expert in the field was nominated as the Coordinator of the Workshop. Indian Keynote Speakers from Academia, R&D and Industry representing the organizations viz. CSIR, ISRO, DRDO, DAE, IIT, IISc, TATA Steel etc. participated in the event.

The deliberations held in the workshops helped the participating scientists and technologists from either side to converge on suitable approaches for future development and trouble-shooting and probable scope for future scientific cooperation and engineering collaboration. It was deliberated that the future interaction between NAEK and INAE should expand the focus to go beyond material engineering embrace expertise from Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Civil and Industrial Engineering. The focus should be on system engineering and not just designing or developing a few key components.