Professor Suresh Bhargava, presented a lecture entitled “Nano innovation: from Mind to Marketplace: Creating Nano Engineered Surfaces for Mercury Sensing and other applications” in MERC
Professor Suresh Bhargava, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of Centre of Advanced Materials & Industrial Chemistry in RMIT University, Melbourne presented a lecture entitled “ Nano innovation: from Mind to Marketplace: Creating Nano Engineered Surfaces for Mercury Sensing and other applications”, on March 6, 2016 in MERC.
He said nowadays innovations play an important role in human’s life. So the scientists should do their best to apply innovation to their research.
The speech continued by mentioning that the toxicity of mercury, as a common environmental pollutant, remains a threat to the environment. Prof. Bhargava said that currently mercury sensor technologies employed by many industries are based on ultraviolet spectroscopy techniques. In his lecture he showed how the humble Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) can be combined with well formed gold nano-engineered surfaces to overcome these cross-sensitivity issues without compromising sensitivity by using specially developed nano-engineered surface which are formed by novel electrochemical protocols.
Afterward he had a meeting with Dr. Hadavi, President of MERC, and they discussed about implementing joint research projects in future. The meeting was followed by visiting some laboratories like: Electroceramics, Metallic Chemistry and Environment lab. After that, Prof. Bhargava had a meeting with students of MERC and many questions about the possibility of implementing joint research projects were answered.