The International Conference on Electronics, Photonics and Smart Technologies (ICePhaST-2020) was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering through virtual platform.
The event was inaugurated by honourable chief guest Padmashri Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, former director of Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre, (ISAC), Vice President-Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chairman-National Design and Research Forum, India, who delivered a technical talk on “Smart technologies in emerging space programme.” The talk completely motivated young and budding researchers in the field of photonics and optical based satellites. Faculty members, researchers and students of SRM IST were very proud, content and excited to have the chief guest on the virtual conference.
The three foreign delegates, professor Hiroshi Inokawa, Shizuoka University, Japan, professor Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University, Australia and professor Stephen CR and University of Michigan, USA, provided the guest of honour address during the inauguration. Professor Hiroshi Inokawa expressed the contentment the long term technical relationship with SRM IST and elaborated the importance of organising conferences under the photonics banner. Professor Chennupati Jagadish and professor Stephen CR and showed the interest of long term research collaborations with the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRMIST.
The presidential address was delivered by Dr Sandeep Sancheti, vice chancellor, SRMIST, conveyed that several programmes of this dimensions are conducted by the department of ECE, SRMIST, Kattankulathur. The ICePhaST-2020 conference proceedings were released by Dr C Muthamizhchelvan, ProVC, Engineering and Technology, SRMIST and congratulated the team for meticulous planning and execution. The gathering was felicitated by Dr TV Gopal, Dean, College of Engineering and Technology, SRMIST.