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Two PhD Scholars From NIT Srinagar Get Prestigious Internship At UFS, South Africa

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SRINAGAR: Two PhD scholars of the Department of Physics from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar have been selected for a prestigious internship at the University of Free State (UFS), South Africa for the period of one year.

Research Scholars, Irfan Ayoub and Umer Mushtaq have been selected for the position of Research Assistant at the University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa.

The scholars will get to work with Prof Hendrik C Swart who holds a Research Chair in Solid State Luminescent and Advanced Materials. He is an NRF B1-rated researcher and is an internationally acclaimed researcher.

The scholars will work on the synthesis and spectroscopic investigations of rare-earth, transitional metal ions doped nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and hybrid materials to achieve color-tunable emission in solid-state lighting and white light LEDs.

Director NIT, Prof Rakesh Sehgal complimented both students and their mentor Dr Vijay Kumar for bagging the prestigious internship in one of the leading institutes in South Africa and hoped that they would justify the fellowship with a quality research outcome.

“It is a proud movement for the entire Institute. Research is important and vital for any engineering institution. Without research and investigation, there will be no progress and we cannot stay relevant in a competitive market,” he said.

Registrar NIT, Prof Syed Kaiser Bukhari extended his greetings to the PhD scholars. He said this prestigious internship will provide them with exposure and would fulfill their professional aspirations.

Head Department of Physics, Dr M.A. Shah also congratulated both PhD Scholars for bagging the prestigious fellowship andf said that the opportunity will help the scholars learn new techniques for the characterization of nano phosphor materials for various applications.

Both the selected scholars at present are pursuing PhD on “Improving luminescent materials for use in flat panel displays, solar cells, solid-state lighting, dosimetry, and thermometry under the supervision of Dr. Vijay Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, NIT Srinagar.

 

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( With inputs from : kashmirlife.net )

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