International conference on “Advanced Energy Storage Materials” organized by Department of Physics, Punjab University (PU) at Al Raazi Hall Lahore
VC Punjab University Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar addressing the inauguration has advised the need for closer relationship between science and engineering departments of all universities in order to counter challenges faced by the country in the fields of science and technology.
He informed PU would initiate Centre for Advanced Materials to overcome gap between departments of science and engineering of all universities.
He further said, “Nobody can work in isolation and we must prepare to cope with the challenges being faced by the world.”
He urged organizing such conferences were indicators of the volume of research and provided an opportunity to network researchers in their relevant fields as well as interaction with each other.
Chairman Department of Physics, PU Dr Mahmood-ul-Hassan said that the conferences had been organized on advances in various topics of theoretical and applied physics.
He said that it would also cover topics on electrode materials for batteries and super capacitors and focus on the computational materials for energy storage. He informed that the symposium had served as platform for students to exchange knowledge and experiences with each other.
Dr Tim Patrick Fellinger from Germany, Dean Faculty of Science Dr Muhammad Sharif, Prof Dr Mahmood-ul-Hassan, faculty members, research scholars and a large number of students were present in international conference.
Dr Tim Patrick Fellinger addressing the conference, said that there was no doubt that the humanity was benefiting from various materials, however, the materials were contaminating environment too.
He said Pakistan had abundance of sunlight and there was need to have good storage devices to capture solar energy in Pakistan.
He said, “We want generate energy through cheap means without risking environment of our planet.”