THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A one-day national conference on ‘Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology’ concluded on Saturday at Trinity Engineering College here.
Inaugurating the event, Achuthsankar S Nair, Head, Department of Computational Biology and Bio-Informatics, named LED lighting revolution the most promising technology to influence everyday life and economy of the state. He said developments in biology may bring up even better solutions like trees and animals genetically modified to emit light like fire-flies. Interdisciplinary outlook needs to be encouraged in engineering institutions to develop such technologies, he added.
In his keynote address, I Jacob Rag Lend, Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics, Noorul Islam University said that innovative ideas regarding renewable energy can be a substitute for the conventional systems and the interdisciplinary research from Electronics and Communication and Electrical students can enhance the applications for the same.
The one-day conference was co-sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment. Arun Surendran, strategic director, Trinity College of Engineering, presided over. Twenty-four papers on topics like Image Processing, Embedded Systems, Opt-Electronics and Robotics, Power System and Drives and Nanotechnology were presented in this one-day national conference. Among the papers, the best paper award was won by Tina Rita N George, an MTech Computer Science student of Marian Engineering College at Kazhakkootam here. U S Balakrishnan, academic coordinator and head of the Department of Electronics and communication and Dr A G Ankara, principal, Trinity College of Engineering, also spoke.