In this symposium, various biocomposites based on natural fibres and/or resin including those easily available in India and the UK, methods of manufacturing of such biocomposites, their mechanical characterization in terms of attributes such as strength, energy absorption, resistance to damage and corrosion, hardness, etc., and their applications to various domains including automotive, aerospace and biomedical engineering will be discussed. Novel and relatively unexplored opportunities offered by biocomposites particularly in making products more sustainable and ecofriendly will be dealt with. Attention will also be paid to the challenges to be overcome towards realization of large-scale applications of biocomposites in design. It is hoped that the symposium will be a springboard for future collaborative research between Indian and UK investigators in the truly exciting and promising area of biocomposites.
The present symposium is sponsored by the Royal Society, UK and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.
ABOUT THE SPONSORS:
The Royal Society, UK
The Royal Society, UK is the world's most eminent scientific academy in continuous existence. The main aim of Royal Society is to expand the frontiers of knowledge by championing the development and use of science and engineering for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet. The society grants priorities to investing in future scientific leaders and innovation, influencing policymaking with the best scientific advice and increasing access to the best science internationally.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), India
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of science and technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting science and technology activities in India.