October 8, 2014, by Graham Kendall
UNMC PhD Student Won Presentation Award in Portugal
This post was contributed by SivakumarManickam
UNMC’s third year PhD student, Ms. Renu Geetha Bai from Chemical and Environmental Engineering participated in the Ultrasonic International Conference held from 15-17th September 2014 at Caparcia, Lisbon, Portugal. The conference organized by REQUIMTE, New University of Lisbon and chaired by pioneers from the Ultrasonics field received attendance from close to 200 researchers from 31 nations. The conference themed, “Ultrasonic-based applications: from analysis to synthesis”, focus on researches related to the fundamental theory of sonochemsitry and its applications in material synthesis, food chemistry, biomedical and environmental.
Ms Renu participitated in the poster and Short-gun presentation of her research entitled, “Development of Stable Aqueous Graphene Dispersion by Ultrasonic Cavitation”, where she won the Best Short-gun Presenter. Currently, Ms Renu has submitted a technical paper on this research. Asked about the experience presenting in an international conference, she commented, “it was an amazing experience. I received many constructive feedbacks and also managed to widen my research network, besides broadening my knowledge and technical skills”. Ms Renu thanked UNMC for giving her this valuable opportunity and is motivated to take her research to higher global standards.
Ms. Renu is pursuing her research under the guidance of Prof. Sivakumar Manickam and Asst. Prof Kasturi Muthoosamy from the Manufacturing and Industrial Process Research Division. Her research involves the development of graphene nanodispersion for diverse bio applications such as biosensor for early detection of cancer and anticancer drug delivery applications. She has also received the Graduate School Travel prize from University of Nottingham UK campus to participate in this ULTRASONICS-2014 conference.