Bhubaneswar: A delegation of four academicians from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China have visited Indian Institute of Technology (Bhubaneswar) from 04 April 2017 for four days to take part in a Joint workshop on “Current Trends in Solidification Processing and Technology” to deliberate on the recent developments in the field of solidification science and processing and technical challenges faced by the community in the 21st century. This workshop is attended by researchers from several reputed academic Institutions of the country. Also in continuation IIT Bhubaneswar exchanged a MoU with SJTU on 04 April 2017, to further expand the domain of cooperation between them.
Earlier, School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (SMMME), IIT Bhubaneswar and Engineering Center of Materials Manufacturing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China signed MoU on 26th May 2016. The MoU was signed by Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar, Director of IIT Bhubaneswar and Prof. Mingxu Xia, SJTU in the presence of the President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee, during his state visit to China in May 2016.
In the absence of Director, Prof RV Raja Kumar, Prof RK Panda, the acting Director and Dean (R&D) presided over and welcomed the delegation from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. The delegation included Prof. Jianguo Li, Prof. Mingxu Xia, Prof. Qiaodan Hu and Dr. Wenquan Lu. Thereafter, Prof. B.K. Dhindaw, briefed the members present about the ongoing major activities at the School of MMME and future roadmap to achieve greater heights in teaching and research through effective collaboration between the two premier academic Institutions.