Manikanda Mane from
“Best Use of Resources Prize 2015"
of Plymouth University,UK.
Chennai:Mr Manikanda Mane from Saveetha University,won a prestigious“Best Use of Resources Prize 2015" of Plymouth University,UK. This was based on the assessment by experts during the Project open day held at Plymouth.The award carries a cash prize of Rs.10,000 and citation.
Prof.Dr.David Jenkins,School of Computing, from Plymouth University,UK.
presented the award to Mr Manikanda Mane a ceremony at Hotel Le Royal Meridian,Chennai
on Saturday.Saveetha University Chancellor Dr.N M Veeraiyan presided over the function.
Prof.Dr.Atul Misra from Plymouth Business school, Saveetha University Director of Academics Dr.Deepak Nallaswamy,Saveetha Medical College Director-Dr.Saveetha Rajesh,Saveetha Engineering College Director Dr.S.Rajesh,were present.Saveetha School of Engineering Principal Dr.P.Sankar welcomed the gathering and Saveetha School of Engineering Director Dr.Ramya Deepak proposed a vote of thanks.
Final Year ECE student of Saveetha School of Engineering Manikanda have got an opportunity to pursue the final Semester at Plymouth,UK.He got a lot of exposure through this one “Semester Abroad Program (SAP).Manikanda done initial stage of bench work in Saveetha School of Engineering where he devolved the Graphene Films and to take it a further collaboration have done more thinner Graphene Films in Plymouth University which can be used in “Intra Ocular Pressure Sensors”.
Saveetha inks pact with UK-based Plymouth University
Novel research brings ‘vision’ engineering in focus
Chennai: In what can be seen as giving a boost to research efforts, a student from Saveetha School of Engineering has developed micro-thin grapheme films in collaboration with the UK-based Plymouth University that can be used in ‘Intra Ocular Pressure Sensors. ‘For Saveetha School of Engineering student Manikanda Mane, qualifying for the ‘Semester Abroad Program’ was a dream come true. It was a perfect platform for the student, who is pursuing Electronics and Communication at Saveetha. In his final semester, his research effort won him accolades from the collaborator Plymouth University, with whom Saveetha has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Guided by Prof A Deepak of Saveetha and Dr P Shankar, Saveetha’s College of Engineering Principal, Manikanda had earlier produced a thicker version of the grapheme film that is capable of wider applications, especially in the field of bio medical engineering. A visit by Plymouth University’s Dr David Jenkins in 2012 was the starting point of the Indo-UK collaboration. Seeing the potential in the research efforts of Manikanda, Dr Jenkins felt the need to facilitate an opportunity to partner in research and work together. Pursuing research in right earnest and spurred by the vision of the chancellor, Dr N M Veeraiyan to position Saveetha as a flagship brand on a global platform, Manikanda said he had been interested in using grapheme and CNT-based sensor films while at the university.
“The reason for choosing this project is due to the wide range of applications that is possible with Graphene. The staff and students in Plymouth University were encouraging and the excellent lab facilities enabled me to complete my research with a positive outcome,” he said on Saturday, when Saveetha University’s tie-up with Plymouth University was announced in Chennai.
One of the key objectives of the collaboration is to use the advanced research characterization facilities in Plymouth to enhance the efficiency of the nano-composite sensors used for intra-ocular pressure measurements and for many other bio-medical sensor applications. The latest MoU with Plymouth will strengthen the cutting-edge research initiatives of the Chennai-based institution, which has forged several collaborative tie-ups with other global universities of repute. As many as 7 students from the School of Engineering qualified for research programs at many premier universities overseas between January and May this year.
‘This is great day in my life where have got an opportunity to show my success and shared my feelings with the media’
- Mr Manikanda Mane
(Mr Manikanda Mane ,Best use of Research Prize winner of Plymouth University,UK and Final Year ECE student of Saveetha School of Engineering)
“I take immense pleasure in expressing my gratitude to our honorable chancellor, Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan for such a great event. The Press meet held on 20th June at “Le Royal Meridian” where have been awarded with “Best Use of Resources” at Plymouth University. As an Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) student in Saveetha School of Engineering I have got an opportunity to pursue my final Semester at Plymouth. Where have got a lot of exposure through this one “Semester Abroad Program (SAP)”. The Curriculum which was being practiced in Saveetha University helped me a lot where we got to do the projects right from the first year. This helped me build my practical Knowledge and interested me to do this project from 3rd year onwards. A great support and encouragement from my Prof. A. Deepak and my Principal Sir Dr. P. Shankar throughout my project. We have done initial stage of bench work in Saveetha School of Engineering where we devolved the Graphene Films and to take it a further collaboration have done more thinner Graphene Films in Plymouth University which can be used in “Intra Ocular Pressure Sensors”.
“The reason have chosen this project is because as there are wide range of applications with the Graphene which interested me a lot. The staff and students in Plymouth University are warm welcoming and very friendly. Have never got any problem throughout stay in Plymouth. There are excellent lab facilities and staff. My project guide in Plymouth University Prof. Dr. David Jenkins who is great source of encouragement and I should be thankful for this motivation, guidance and valuable suggestions to carry out project so successfully. This led me to win an award in Plymouth University competing all the Students of Plymouth.”
“This is great day in my life where have got an opportunity to show my success and shared my feelings with the media. Have spoken to my media people personally as well. Have answered many Questions and cleared their doubts. A great speech by all eminent speakers on the stage especially Dr. N. Deepak sir who is always a source of inspiration to us”
“ And of course a great dinner party followed where everyone enjoyed it. A special thanks to all Press and media who made this meet a grand success. I express my special thanks to my Principal sir Dr. P. Shankar and Dr. David Jenkins. With profound gratitude, respect and pride, I express my sincere thanks to our Director Mrs. Ramya Deepak, for providing constant support.”