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    Published On : Fri, Oct 16th, 2015
    College Round-up | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    LIT organizes expert lecture of LCI Director Prof Hiroshi Yokoyama

    Nagpur: Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT), run by RashtrasantTukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, recently organized an expert lecture delivered by Prof. Hiroshi Yokoyama, Director and Research Scholar of Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI), acting Director and Professor of Kent State University, Ohio, USA. Prof Yokoyama is working for over 35 years on nano science and technology of soft matter.

    The Liquid Crystal Institute is the world’s first research center dedicated to liquid crystal science and technology, established by G.H. Blown in 1965, and played a major role in bringing the LCD industry to today’s status of a major electronics industry comparable with the semiconductor industry.

    Prof Hiroshi Yokoyama presented a lecture on the topic “Liquid Crystal Display”. He started with the history of LCD and how they replaced the Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT). He stated that how this technology is very much efficient in comparison to the other available technologies. LCD, nowadays, is a part of daily life. It has a wide of range of applications, right from LCD calculator which was the first LCD product invented in 1970 to LCD digital watch and now LCD television.

    Prof Yokoyama also enlightened the students of LIT about the various possible applications of liquid crystal other than in displays. He briefly described the upcoming technology of Google Glasses and how LCD is playing a major role. He further explained the role of chemical engineers in LCD industry and how chemical engineers contribute in the manufacture process and applications. The lecture ended with a question-answer session in which Prof Yokoyama cleared all the queries of the students.

    On the occasion, Dr. M G Bhotmange, In-charge Director, briefed about LIT. Dr. M K N Yenkie, former Pro Vice Chancellor RTM Nagpur University, explained about the research initiatives undertaken at LIT.

    Dr R P Ugwekar Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, coordinated the function and proposed the vote of thanks.

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