Prof. Maanak Gupta, SMIEEE, Tennessee Technological University, TN, USA

Title : Accelerating Technology Convergence for Sustainable Societies

Abstract: “Today’s grand challenges — protecting human health and equity; poverty elevation; global food security; clean energy; climate resiliency, among many cannot be solved by a single discipline alone. They require convergence: the merging of ideas, approaches and technologies from widely diverse fields of knowledge to stimulate innovation and discovery. These out-of-the-box multi-disciplinary ideas are driven by specific and compelling problem, arsing either from deep scientific questions, or pressing societal needs. As experts from different disciplines pursue a common research challenge, their knowledge, science, methods, data and research communities increasingly intermingle. However, siloed approach and technological barriers often slow progress aggravated by outdated educational approaches and rigid organizational structures. This talk will highlight the need to accelerate convergence research to develop tangible solutions for societal sustainability, discuss novel scientific interventions globally, and elaborated new challenges as our society embraces to more digital and connected world.”

Prof. Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava,
IIT Kanpur, India

Title: Full Duplex Antenna for fast communication

Abstract: To cater the demanding data rate and better utilization of the frequency bands full-duplex is one of the growing techniques. In the conventional communication system, the signal can be either transmitted or received on the same channel at different time instant, whereas in an in-band full-duplex (IBFD) antenna, transmitting and receiving of the signal takes place simultaneously at a single frequency. Hence IBFD doubles the spectrum efficiency, and it also solves the hidden terminal problem. But in a full-duplex antenna, suppression of self-interference (interference caused by own transmitter) is the most challenging part. This talk will discuss about the designs and challenges related with full duplex antenna and some state-of-the art solutions to meet out those challenges.

Mr. Puneet Mishra, ISRO, Bangaluru, India

Title : Role of Space Technology in achieving sustainable development goals

Abstract: In this talk role of space technology, specially satellites in achieving sustainable development goals will be discussed. Several example of Indian Satellites and technologies used will be shared. Also how satellites will play a meaningful role in achieving the SDG goals by 2030 will be discussed.

Prof. Deepak L. Waikar, Managing Partner, EduEnery Consultants LLP, Singapore

Ex-Chair, IEEE Power & Energy Society Chapter, Singapore

Title: Synergising Innovations in Clean Energy and Green Transportation Technologies for the Sustainable Future

Abstract: Sustainable development of cities and towns is expected to be considerably dependent on the use of clean energy and green transportation system with objectives for reducing pollution, minimizing congestion, improving efficiency, reliability, and quality. Innovations in energy conservation, energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy, and hydrogen technologies along with smart grid, micro grid, smart meters, and the use of artificial intelligence have been reported worldwide. Autonomous electric vehicles and zero-emission green vehicles have started making inroads in metro and megacities. Therefore, synergizing innovations in clean energy and green transportation technologies have a crucial role in transforming the sustainable connectivity of the future. Such synergy can substantially improve air quality, environment, connectivity, and efficiency. This presentation highlights innovations in clean energy and green transportation technologies, policies, and practices for such transformation. Current trends, potential research & development projects, technology policy and governance issues which various stakeholders can collaborate on and how youths can be engaged in inspiring and enriching such programmes will, also, be discussed.

Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore, IEEE Fellow, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Title : Hydrogen Energy Technology: Opportunities and Challenges in India

Abstract: India is the second largest population of the world and shares 296 Million out of 1.4 Billion vehicles in the world as of 2019. The coal-based generation shares 75% of the total electricity generation of India. Hydrogen fuel cell based electric vehicles and battery-based e-mobility have been applauded by the Government. With the progress and recent growth on the electrification of the transportation/vehicles, battery charging, and hydrogen production infrastructure and supply chain will be of major concern to meet the usual energy demand plus the recharging/refilling. It, in other ways, will push for sustainable generation. This keynote will discuss the global trends and developments, key challenges, and future scopes of e-mobility in India along with the future scope of the development of advanced power electronics technologies for hydrogen energy based applications.

Prof. Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

Title: Smart Applications for Community: A Way forward