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Talwar Speaks in India and Taiwan about Physics Faculty Research

From December 2010 to January 2011, Dr. Devki Talwar, Department of Physics, attended three international conferences in India and also presented at invited talks.

He attended the third Science Conclave with Nobel Laureates at IIIT–Allahabad; the International Conference in Geophysical Sciences at Varanasi; and the International Conference on Novel Materials at IIT–Kharagpur.

During his trip, he also visited the National University of Taiwan, Taipei, and gave four seminars at the Institute of Photonics, Department of Electrical Engineering. The purpose was to explore possibilities of future research collaborations with faculty members at the Institute of Photonics and Electrical Engineering Department.

Below are exerpts from numerous newspapers that featured Dr. Talwar's seminars during his month-long trip.

“Research Works Discussed at IIIT–A Science Conclave”

Allahabad: Scientific experts discussed different topics in order to apprise ongoing research works in their respective fields.

Professor D. N. Talwar, Department of Physics, IUP, spoke on “Nanotechnology: Making Efficient Solar Cells for Clean Energy.” He said that our lifestyle is changing very fast and our energy needs are rising very rapidly with every passing moment.

In his inspiring lecture, he talked on the current burning subject “Top 10 Global Issues,” stating about the technological solutions of acute energy needs and climate change in India.

—The Pioneer News Service, Dec. 14, 2010

“Solar Power Can Fulfill Energy Needs of World”

Allahabad: On the sixth day of science conclave organized at Indian Institute of Information Technology here on Monday, experts held discussions on various topics and the ongoing research works.

D. N. Talwar, Department of Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, spoke on “Nanotechnology for Solar Cells to meet the Global Growing Energy Needs.” He said that population has grown from 1.7 billion in 1909 to 6.8 billion in 2009 and is still growing. Talwar also spoke on the technological aspects of the solar energy, its harnessing and the chemical compositions of solar cells, focusing on multi-junction and nano-solar cells.

—Times of India, Dec. 14, 2010

“US Researchers Developing Cheap Photovoltaic Cells”

HT Correspondent

Varanasi: Chairman of the Physics Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, attending three-day International Conference on Geophysical Sciences–Energy ICON GSECES–2010 said that plastic-based nano-solar cells are easy to produce; the plastic based cells are not only cheaper, to make with efficiency comparable to Silicon-based photovoltaic cells, they can also be used in wide range of applications.

—Hindustan Times, Dec. 22, 2010

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