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Translational Engineering is a new discipline which handles issues arising while translating academic research into field applications

Published: 12th March 2016 04:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2016 04:41 AM   |  A+A-

An International Colloquium on Translational Engineering and Research will be held in the city during March 13-15 in which over 25 experts, both from India and abroad, will participate. Titled ‘ICTER 2016’, the colloquium will be organised by Government Engineering College, Barton Hill at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn.

Translational Engineering is a new discipline which handles issues arising while translating academic research into field applications. The main theme of ICTER 2016 is ‘Innovate, Integrate, Translate’. The topics to be discussed include sustainable development, responsible engineering, engineering ethics, project management, professional leadership, frugal innovation, social cost of engineering projects, affordable habitat and human factors in engineering design.

The colloquium will be inaugurated at 9.30 am on March 14. Dr Kuncheria P Isaac, vice-chancellor, A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, K M Abraham, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education Department and General Chair ICTER, will preside over the function. The keynote address will be delivered by motivational speaker Shiv Khera. John Joike, director, special programmes, Columbia University, New York,  Chem Nayar, Curtin University, Australia, Dr Prahlad Vaddakkeppad, National University of Singapore, Dr G Madhavan Nair, former chairman, ISRO, R V G Menon, Achuth Sankar S Nair, Architect G Shankar are among the participatnts. N Bharathi, MD, Growmore Industries, Syed Ibrahim, director, Goethe Zentrum, P Ganesh, former chairman, CII, Kerala, Ajayaghosh, scientist, NIIST and distict collector Biju Prabhakara will also present papers at the colloquium. A pre-colloquium workshop on Translational Engineering will be conducted on March 13 by Prof. John Joike, Director, special programmes, Columbia University. The recent flood in Chennai would be discussed as case study during the workshop. A total of 150 delegates from various academic and research institutions will participate. Details are available in www.gecbh.ac.in Phone: 7736236262.



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