Dr. M.V. Nimkar Endowment Lecture
Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology, in association with Dr. M. V. Nimkar Foundation organized Dr. M. V. Nimkar Endowment lecture on 19th June, 2018 in the evening, at K. V. Auditorium, ICT, Mumbai.
To begin the event, Padmashri Prof. G. D. Yadav, Vice Chancellor of ICT, spoke about Dr. M.V. Nimkar Endowment 4th lecture. Then, he welcomed and introduced the speaker Padmashri Dr. S. Sivaram to the audience. D. Sivaram delivered the presentation on sustainable chemistry.
After Dr. S. Sivaram’s presentation, a launch of C.N. Sivaramakrishnan’s 3rd book “Textile Doctor: Comprehensive Solutions for Processing” was conducted.
‘Sustainable Chemistry – The only way forward’ – By Dr. S. Sivaram
Padmashri Dr. S. Sivaram, Prof. at Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune has 225 peer reviewed papers and chapters in books, patents (50 US and 52 Indian) and has trained 36 PhDs, 20 Masters and 15 postdoctoral fellows. He presented the lecture on ‘Sustainable Chemistry – The only way forward’.
Sivaram said that sustainability in global context involves Energy, Ecology, Environment and Equity. Besides responsibility, how we think and act, will decide the future of the planet earth. The challenges involved are population and earth carrying capacity, urban infrastructure, depletion of natural resources and access to affordable clean energy.
Negative impact of phthalimide, DDT, Love Canal tragedy, Bhopal disaster, etc., not only changed public perception of chemistry as harmful and damaging but also led to introspection and the beginning of a sustainable journey. Chemistry is the key to sustainability and how materials are transferred from nature to mankind and back, decides the ecosystem balance.
Dr. Sivaram also spoke on sustainable chemicals/ chemistry guidelines such as determining concentration of chemicals, transportation from point of origin and accumulation in food chain.
C.N. Sivaramakrishnan’s Book Launch
“Textile Doctor Comprehensive Solutions for Processing”
C.N. Sivaramakrishnan, alumnus of Department of Fibre Science, ventured to collate articles in his 3 books with focus on shop floor problems related to textile processing with viable solutions that have been published in COLOURAGE in the past 10 years. He has shared his knowledge, expertise and acumen on pre-treatment, dyeing, printing and finishing through the book.
N. K. Parekh, Vice Chairman, Pidilite Industries Limited, released the book, attended by academia, students and shop floor personnel. Parekh congratulated Sivaramakrishnan for writing a book that is informative, practical and easy to follow.
Sivaramakrishnan expressed his gratitude to those who inspired and guided him during stressful times and provided unstinting cooperation in writing the book. He dedicated the book to his late parents.
Dr. S. Sivaram