Expert Lectures and workshops organized by Electronics and Communication Engineering department, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh during the Industry-Academic Expert Lecture week, 6th April to 10th April, 2015.

Expert  Lectures  and  workshops  organized  by  Electronics  and  Communication Engineering  department,  PEC  University  of  Technology,  Chandigarh  during  the Industry-Academic Expert Lecture week, 6th April to 10th April, 2015.


The  Electronics  and  Communication  Engineering  department,  PEC  University  of Technology, Chandigarh successfully  organised a series of  expert lectures and workshops on the emerging areas of Electronics and Communication  during the  Industry-Academic Expert Lecture  week  from  6th April  to  10th April,  2015.  A  total  of  04  expert’s  lectures  and  2 workshops  were  organised.  The  event  was  successfully  coordinated  by  Dr.  Arun  Kumar Singh,  Assistant  Professor  under  the  guidance  of  Prof.  Neena  Gupta,  Head,  Department  of Electronics and communication Engineering. The  expert  lectures  and  workshops  were  attended  by  a  large  number  of  undergraduate, postgraduate  and PhD  students,  and Faculty members.  The lectures were  highly enlightening particularly  for  the  younger  generation  of  engineers  /  researchers  to  understand  the technology innovations taking place in the field, around the world. The experts invited were Prof.  Hema Ramachandran,  Professor,  Raman Research  Institute, Bangalore,  Dr. Meena Mishra,  Scientist  ‘F’,  MMIC  Group,  SSPL,  DRDO,  New  Delhi,    Dr.  Manish  Hooda, Scientist  E  and  Mr  H  S  Jattana,  Scientist  E  from  Semi-Conductor  Laboratory  (SCL), Mohali The  Industry-Academic Expert Lecture week  was started  on  6th April, 2015 with an expert lecture  by  Prof.  Hema  Ramachandran  on  Brain  Computer  Interfaces  (BCI),  which  is  a communication  medium  between  the  brain  and  an  electronic  system  which  can  control actions  using  the  brainwaves  without  any  actual  movement.  She  also  explained  various designing techniques for invasive and non-invasive electrodes that are generally placed inside or outside the brain in addition to  the  Steady State Visually Evoked Potentials (SSVEP) and motor imagery a kind of signals to visualise  stimulation at specific frequencies. She  further demonstrated  few  videos  of  experiments  performed  on  monkeys  and  human  to  control  the robotic arms, computers etc. Dr.  Meena  Mishra,  Scientist  at  MMIC  group  explained  the  use  of  micro-and  nanotechnology in  the defence sector. She explained the operating principles of various types of Field effect transistors (FETs) such as MOSFET, CMOS, MESFET etc. The importance of selection of material for the fabrication of such devices was also highlighted. The fabrication procedures/steps  were  explained  showing  the  images  of  state-of-art  fabrication  tools.  The electrical characteristics (DC/RF) of transistors for various applications including switching, power amplification etc. were also been demonstrated to the students.Dr. Manish Hooda,  who is actively working on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) at  SCL,  Mohali,  gave  a  basic  idea  about  MEMS.  He  started  with  the  explanation  of  basic physical concepts behind such devices and their potential applications varying from mobile to medical to space applications. The fabrication process and characterisation techniques were explained  during  his  presentation.  He  further  demonstrated  various  fabrication  facilities available at SCL Mohali. Another scientist  from SCL, Mohali,  Mr. H. S. Jatana  delivered an expert talk on “Analog Design and MEMS”. He discussed the design aspects for designing analog VLSI circuits and applications of MEMS in day to day life. In addition to the above mentioned expert lectures, two workshops were also organized in the department during this week.  The students were also exposed to  the  Design of MOSFET in 2D and 3D with mixed mode simulation during the workshop on Visual TCAD conducted by Mr  Amit  Saini,  Technical  Director,  Cader  Design  Systems,  New  Delhi  followed  by  the hands on training on VISUAL TCAD tool. In another workshop, Mr Varun Bhadana, VLSI Application Engineer,  Entuple Technologies,  New Delhi  demonstrated the Custom IC design flow and ASIC design flow.  The participating students were encouraged to design such ICs during the workshop. The  series  of  expert  lectures  and  hands  on  experience  during  the  workshops  were  highly 
applauded by the students.