Dr. Shivajirao Kadam
I as the Vice Chancellor of this University offer a very cordial welcome to the distinguished Scholars participating in this 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology - Applications Advances and Innovations" entitled "Nanocon 016 being organized by our College of Engineering in Pune on 18-19th October, 2016. I am immensely impressed by the splendid achievement of the College of getting the collaboration and cooperation from several overseas globally recognized academic Institutions like North Carolina A & T State University (NCAT), Greensboro, USA, the Tuskegee University, Alabama, USA, the University of Tokushima, Japan for organizing this Conference. I greatly appreciate the initiative taken by Prin. Dr. Anand Bhalerao and his colleagues.
The coming decade shall witness a surge in the development of smart materials and applications in Nanotechnology encompassing all areas of cross disciplinary science and technology sector. In fact, it is the Nanotechnological knowledge and its constant upgradation that will play an important role in moulding the future of our country. The Conference will focus on Innovative Materials, Processes, Products and Applications and also on a broad spectrum of related issues. It will play a pivotal role by providing an intellectually provocative forum for expression of new ideas and also for sharing views among the participants, who include renowned Academicians, R & D Executives, Scientists, Engineers and Industrialists from the national and international fraternity. All of them are actively involved in the field of Nano technology. The outcome of the Conference will be useful in various ways and will provide necessary impetus for the future research and development.
Our University has a distinct record of achievements in the field of teaching,training and research. It has always been active in establishing collaborative linkages with reputed Industries, international academic institutions and national R & D organizations for achieving excellence in all the academic activities including teaching and research.
I very sincerely appreciate the initiative and efforts taken by Principal Dr. Anand Bhalerao, his colleagues in organizing this important conference. I gratefully acknowledge the valuable support, co-operation and guidance given by various participating industries and institutions in the gigantic task of organising this Conference
I wish a grand success to this conference and a rewarding experience to all the participants of 'Nanocon 016'.