Research from Center for Healthcare Science and Technology: “Microcarbon-based facial creams activate aerial oxygen under light to reactive oxygen species damaging cell” appeared in Applied Nanoscience (2017) DOI: 10.1007/s13204-017-0604-9 has been highlighted in Nature India as , “Microcarbon in face creams harmful” .
Nanosized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) is found in active microcarbon used in popular face cream from the manufacturers like Ponds, Nevia, and Garnier which, under visible light exposure, gets activated by aerial oxygen to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) harmful to skin.
Also this has been covered in many news papers like , “Some facial creams can cause death, scientists warn Published in The Statesman, 27th September, 2017
or in TV channel, “Here is how use of some facial creams can turn out to be fatal Published in India TV, 27th September, 2017
IIEST-Shibpur and Amer-Sil Ketex Private Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 12th , 2017 in relation to the industry-institute collaborative research project on development of fire-retardant jute nano-composites currently being undertaken at Dr. M. N. Dastur School of Materials Science and Engineering in IIEST, Shibpur. The Managing Director of Amer-sil Ketex, Mr. SK Roy handed over a cheque of INR 7,03,800/- to the project team from IIEST as first instalment. Amer-sil Ketex will act as an industrial partner by funding 30% (~24 Lakhs) of the total project cost to subsequent development and commercialization of the technology. Rest of the project cost will be funded by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. IIEST faculty members, Prof. S Chatterjee, and Dr. Prosenjit Saha are involved as investigators with this project along with Dr. BC Mitra as technical advisor.
Pure graphene oxide (GO) may deliver drug molecules inside human body including the crossing of blood brain barrier. Graphite with surface oxidation has potential use in industry and more so in space research. The present work describes a simple and elegant way to produce pure GO for its biomedical use and also this can lead to surface coating of graphite useful in space research. The known GO preparation using Hummers' method is hazardous and normally contaminated with metal impurities toxic to biomedical research and this can not be used as coat on the surface of graphite.
March 3, 2017: Amidst a changing society, one needs to continuously innovate to stay relevant, which in turn, delivers concepts and things of the future. In order to encourage the spirit of innovation amongst the students of IIEST, Shibpur the Class of B.E. 1990/B.Arch 1991 instituted the InnoVision Award. The award will acknowledge the idea/concept and the exploration/execution coalescing into an innovative and visionary work. Such a work should be exciting by showing glimpses of a game-changing notion and at the same time, useful and responsive to the society at large.
An MOU was signed between the batch representatives and Prof Santanu Kumar Karmakar , Dean of Alumni Affairs and External Relations. As per the MOU, the batch will initially donate about Rs 13 lakh for two such perpetual awards per year to both the undergraduate and postgraduate students of the institute for demonstrated excellence in innovation. More such awards may be added in future.
IIEST, Shibpur congratulates the esteemed alumni of the batch, who have earlier instituted two more awards for the students through the Global Alumni Association- Excellence Award and Social Leadership Award- both of which have been running successfully for the last few years.
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