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Biodegradation of plastic waste

Apr 24, 2021

Objectives of Seminar:

  • To develop an insight of the Chemical nature of Plastic products and plastic waste.
  • To create awareness among students about the importance of microbial and biotechnological approaches for management of plastic waste in a sustainable way.
  • To create research interest among students to solve real world problems through microbiology and biotechnology.

Inaugural Session:

The event started on time that is; at 2 PM. The Guest and audience were welcomed by Ms. Neha Chaudhary, B Sc VI Sem Biotechnology. She briefed the audience about the vision of

RNB Global University and about the objective of the Webinar. Then Ms Ayushi Rajvanshi from BSc IV Sem Biotech introduced our Resource person very nicely.

Lecture by Resource Person:

Prof. MGH Zaidi delivered the lecture entitled “Green Material Science: Perspectives of Processing, Fabrication &Waste Management”.

Lecture Summary:

Materials have been the need of society since inception of civilizations. Since cave, human has availed expertise in isolation of materials from natural resources and their fabrications into articles for desired applications. Societies has been divided into a series of ages ranging from stone to metals, alloys, ceramics, plastics and advanced materials. Origin of alloys, synthetic materials, plastics has although intensified the social skill of fabrication of materials for domestic and industrial applications, has imposed the accelerated hazards over ecosystem. This has bound the scientists and technocrats to develop the greener processes that may deliver the

materials with stringent control over environmental hazards. In coherence, pollutions through disposal of waste materials by society and industries have imposed the need of their strategic waste management. The present webinar demonstrates the historical development of material science & its impact on environment. Emphasis will be made on greener methods in fabrication & characterization of materials for potential applications in structural engineering, defense, aerospace, dying, foaming, particle sizing, nanobiotechnology, antimicrobial coatings, sustained delivery, bio-sensing, energy storage, impact on agricultural crops, viral persistence, strategic waste management into value added products and their biodegradation. Collaborative approach and joint ventures among the experts of physical, biological, agricultural sciences, engineering and biotechnology will be emphasized to harness the potential of material science in development of healthy and prosperous society of nation.

Valedictory Session:

Students asked their queries to the speaker, which he answered well and satisfied the students. After the interactive session, Ms. Kanika Gupta from BSc Biotech IV Sem gave a valedictory speech, in which she expressed extreme satisfaction and joy of attending this Seminar. The ended with the vote of thanks from Dr. Dipali Gupta.

Resource Person:

Dr.M.G.H.Zaidi hails from Lucknow, U.P., India. He is the physical chemist, educator, inventor and academic administrator. He has conferred his B.Sc. (1985), M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. (1992) in Chemistry from Lucknow University, U.P., India. His title of doctorate thesis was Synthesis of Some Newer High Temperature Resistant Polymers. He has been involved in academics since 1987 at various Indian Universities in different capacities. He has been serving Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Uttarakhand, India since 1998,

with great distinctions & dedications. Dr.Zaidi has availed funding from Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO), Air Force Research Development Board, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology, University Grants Commission and private organizations for execution and dissemination of R & D in polymer science & technology. His areas of interest involve synthesis and processing of polymer materials in traditional media and supercritical fluids for structural, biomedical, biotechnological, electrical, electro analytical applications and in electrochemical energy storage. His area of interest is onward extended to disposal of polymeric, industrial and agricultural waste through microbial degradation, their utilization into value added products, and their impact on ecosystem. His academic contributions are cited in reputed scientific journals across the world. He is reviewer & member of editorial board of various international journals and has associations with professional scientific societies. He has been actively involved as member of organizing committee, session chair, technical program committees, plenary, keynote speaker at national  and Int’l conferences, symposia and training programs. His contributions to R & D are collaborative with reputed national Universities & laboratories. He holds six patents, advised around thirty students for post graduate research, authored more than hundred research publications, reviews, monographs and book chapters in refereed international journals and scientific magazines.

 

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