Islamabad—The 8th Chemistry Conference on “Chemistry in Engineering and Life Sciences”, 28-30 November 2016 concluded here in Islamabad.
The Conference was arranged by Chemistry Division, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH) in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science (PIEAS) and other projects of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). The three days conference was attended by more than 220 participants from all over the country including 26 universities and 48 multi-disciplinary R&D organization and institutes of the country.
The conference was concluded by Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken. He stressed the need of collaboration between research institutes and universities to apply the different ideas of research in areas of life sciences and engineering. The participants including professors, students, research professionals and collaborators expressed their views about the proceedings of the conference during the concluding session.
The 8th Chemistry Conference brings into sharp focus the overlap and synergistic relationship between different branches of science and engineering. Chemistry contributes to many advances by increasing our understanding of processes at the molecular level, and provides many of the methods and techniques used in engineering and biotechnology.
The conference programme was designed over three days. The speakers and presenters gave talks on recent advances in chemical sciences and their application in engineering and life sciences. Poster session was also conducted in which quality posters about the subject were displayed.
The conference was inaugurated on Monday 28th November 2016 by Dr. S.M. Javed Akhter, Member Science, PAEC. In his inaugural speech he appreciated the efforts for providing a common platform for PAEC establishments, Nationwide Research institutions and Academia to showcase their work.
The Conference programme covered a large scope of varied Chemistry topics related to Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Adsorption & Separation Studies, Bio Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.