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  • JRF position available in a UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research funded project in the Department of Chemistry

    JRF position available in a UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research funded project in the Department of Chemistry

    Applications are invited for a JRF position in the Department of Chemistry at BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, Goa for a University Grant Commission- Dept. of Atomic Energy Consortium for Scientific Research Funded Project entitled “Investigation on microstructures of hard-soft ferrite nanocomposites and influence of microstructure on their properties”.

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Narendra Nath Ghosh

    Broad area of research:  Nanostructuted materials.

    Position Available: 1 JRF

    Last date of application: 20th March 2015.

    Address to Apply: Interested candidates should apply directly to the PI (Dr. Narendra Nath Ghosh) with copy of their C.V. and research experience of the project by email: naren70@yahoo.com

    For JRF@14000/- + HRA: Possessing MSc Chemistry/ Physics, BE/ Me (Chemical, Materials Science or related area) or equivalent degree with minimum 60% marks.

    Selected candidate will get a chance to apply for PhD degree at BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus (rules of PhD program for BITS Pilani are applicable).

    About Principal Investigator: Dr. Narendra Nath Ghosh, Associate Professor of Chemistry at BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus, has received his MSc (1994) and PhD (1999) in Chemistry from IIT Kharagpur. He is former Post doctoral fellow of Univ. of Delaware (USA), Univ. of Tennessee- Knoxville (USA), University of Kentucky- Lexington (USA) and Visiting Research Professor of Drexel University (USA). His area of research interests are (i) Synthesis of nanostructured materials, (ii) advanced catalysis, (iii) polymer- ceramic nanocomposites. As of 2014 Dr. Ghosh and his colleagues have published more than 80 research papers in international journals, book chapters and international conference proceedings. He is associate editor of two International journals and reviewer of more than 30 international journals. Under his guidance 3 students have received PhD degree and two are pursuing their PhD program. Dr Ghosh is Principal investigator of number of sponsored research projects sponsored by DRDO, DST, BRNS, DST-UKIERI (Indo UK project), Royal Academy of Engineering, UK etc. He collaborates with the scientists from various reputed national universities and research organizations as well as international universities. For details please visit: http://universe.bits-pilani.ac.in/goa/nghosh/profile

  • BITS Goa Alumnus’ paper reveals a new technique to bring proteins into focus

    BITS Goa Alumnus’ paper reveals a new technique to bring proteins into focus

    BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus alumnus and present MIT graduate student - Ashok Ajoy, along with others at MIT, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Harvard University developed a new technique that shows great promise for producing highly detailed images of individual proteins, no matter how complicated their structure, without the need for crystallization.

    The findings are described in the journal Physical Review X. The technique makes use of microscopic defects within the crystal structure of diamond to place a biological molecule on top of it and try to determine its structure. With proteins, the structure and function are closely related, so being able to map out that structure precisely could help in understanding both how some basic biological processes work, and how new drugs might be developed to interact with specific molecular targets.

     

    The work so far is theoretical; the next step, which the team has already begun, is to produce actual images based on this technique. “We started building this setup a year ago, and we have preliminary experiments,” Ajoy says. Actual images of molecules are probably still a few years away, he says.

    The work was supported by the U.S. Army Research Office and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

     

  • Distinguished Alumnus Awards – 2015

    Distinguished Alumnus Awards – 2015

    Nominations call for Distinguished Alumnus Awards – 2015 

    Alumni Affairs Division of BITS Pilani solicits nominations for the “Distinguished Alumnus Awards – 2015” to recognize and honor those alumni who have brought laurels to their alma mater by making significant and outstanding contributions to their profession, their businesses, and/or to the society.

    Any living BITS alumnus who has completed a degree programme from any of the campuses of BITS and has made significant and outstanding contribution to one or more of the following fields (or categories) would be considered for the award:

    ·         >> Professional management of businesses

    ·         >> Entrepreneurship

    ·         >> Academic teaching and/or research

    ·         >> Public life or social entrepreneurship and

            >> Philanthropy

    Any member of the General Body of BITS, the Board of Governors of BITS, BITS’ Senate, BITS’ administration or faculty, or of BITS Alumni Association may nominate an alumnus.

    The details of the award, eligibility criteria and nomination form can be requested from the Alumni Affairs Office via mail (bitsaadiv@gmail.com / bitsaadiv@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in).

    The deadline for submission of nomination is 30th of APRIL, 2015.

    Completed nomination forms may be submitted via post or e-mail to:

    Alumni Affairs Division,
    BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus,
    NH17B, Zuarinagar,

    GOA – 403726. INDIA
    E-mail: bitsaadiv@gmail.com / bitsaadiv@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

     

    The Distinguished Alumnus Award will be presented in the form of a plaque, a certificate and a citation.

    For any queries, please get in touch with - veeky@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in, bitsaadiv@gmail.com / bitsaadiv@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

     

  • JRF position available in a DST sponsored project in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

    JRF position available in a DST sponsored project in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

    Applications are invited for one (1) post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST sponsored project entitled "Addressing Challenges in Application Development for Heterogeneous Computing Platform for Speedup and Efficiency"
     
    DST Sanction No: SB/S3/EECE/0170/2014
     
    Nature of work:
    a) Conducting experiments on parallel computing platforms to understand and model application characteristics
    b) Building tools for analyzing and refactoring programs for parallel platforms
    c) Building assistance mechanism for programmers to build optimal parallel programs. Will include building plugins
    d) Manage and maintain the HPC cluster- includes OS configuration and tuning
    f) Publication to a reputed journal or a conference is a strong component of the work and a mandatory expectation.
     
    Expected Output:
    a) Prototypes
    b) Experimental results, and the model
    c) Publications
     
    Essential Qualification(s): M.E. or M.Tech. in Computer Science/Engineering with two years of relevant experience. Minimum 60% marks or equivalent in post-graduate examination. The candidate should have the following background:
    1. Strong multi-threaded programming in C/C++
    2. Good background in compiler
    3. Strong background in algorithms and knowledge in Parallel Algorithms
    4. Course/Project in Computer Architecture
    5. Strong knowledge in Linux at a system level
     
    Desirable qualification:
    1. Research credentials: As submission/acceptance of research papers, accepted papers will be considered favorably.
    2. Practical knowledge in building applications using CUDA/MPI/OpenCL
    3. Knowledge of design assistant tools like Eclipse and writing Eclipse extensions (plugins)
     
    Desirable: publication in relevant field, NET/GATE qualification.
     
    Emoluments: As per present in the DST guidelines (visit http://serb.gov.in)
     
    How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply in plain paper with a brief write-up on ‘what interests the candidate on this project’ within 250 words along with copies of curriculum vitae, certificates (SSLC onwards) and other relevant information to Dr. Santonu Sarkar, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar 403726, Goa.
     
    Applications may also be sent to e-mail addressee santonus@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in or biju@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in
     
    Note:
           1. Only short-listed candidates will be called for an interview.
           2. Selection will be fully on merit as judged by the members of the selection committee.
           3. Canvassing in any form will automatically lead to rejection of the candidature.

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