Dr. Rochish Thaokar from the Department Of Chemical Engineering I.I.T. Powai, Mumbai delivered the expert lecture on the topic “ The Wonderful World of Electrohydrodynamics: Challenges to Chemical Engineers”, under the aegis of Smt. Bahinabai Laxminarayan Lecture series conducted in Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur on 29 March 2014.
It was very enriching experience to hear from him different applications of electrohydrodynamics. He explained in detail how petrol can be obtained in purest form, from crude petroleum refinery. Application of electric field to the crude separates water and petrol by forming uniform suspension. One more important application is, whenever electric field is applied to thick oil then water molecules in oil breaks due to field effect and is separated efficiently. Electric field also sometimes makes water molecules in oil to collide and settle down. This way it was very full of knowledge experience to know in detail from Dr.Thaokar about elctrohydrodynamics and its wide applications.
Dr.Rochish has informed the students and faculty about the latest research conducted in I.I.T., Mumbai. He made students aware about various opportunities of post graduation and Ph.D, in India. He answered various queries of the students.
Prof. T.B. Chahande Director In-charge L.I.T. and Dr. Pradeep Kundal Director BCUD Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University were prominently present on the Dias. Mr. Anantrao Kamthikar has graced the occasion by remaining present. His lecture was attended by students in a large number along with faculty members of L.I.T.
Dr. Pradeep Kundal in his presidential speech appreciated the efforts of institute for arranging the lecture of this kind which definitely help students to think about future research options. He has given best wishes to the students.
Mrudul Kulkarni anchored the program very effectively. Student volunteers Chinmay Choudhary, Arjun Ghisad,Anvay Joshi, Prashant Bhosale, Neha Saraf, Pooja Pradhan, Pooja Chavhan have taken great efforts for the success of the programme. The authorities of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University have extended the great support for organizing this lecture.