Message from the Chair

Dr. S. K. Mahopatra

I am pleased to see that our Department of Mechanical Engineering is going to organize 2nd International Conference: Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2016) during December 1 to 3, 2016 in Jaipur (Rajasthan), India. This conference follows up a successful inaugural PGBSIA 2013 conference than was held in November 2013 at Patiala. The conference will focus on the fundamentals and applications of various aspects of particle science and engineering, such as particle processing technologies, characterization and measurement techniques, as well as modelling and simulation of particulate systems. Our department has achieved significant growth in research in different areas of Science and Technology (including Power Technology) through several sponsored research projects, consultancy assignments, doctorate and post-graduate thesis and laboratory development. The conference will provide a common forum to the academic and industry communities to address the challenges and latest developments in different areas of particle technology for mutual progress and growth.

I take this opportunity to invite you to attend the conference. I am sure PGBSIA 2016 will be a success and you will have a lot to take back.

Prof. S.K.Mohapatra
Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thapar University