Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) visited Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida Campus, for delivering an oration on the topic, "Energy Management - Indian Perspective”. As an esteemed expert with years of experience in the development of electrode materials, including lithium and beyond lithium batteries, supercapacitors, and electrolytes for energy storage and electrocatalytic applications, Dr. Kalaiselvi has consistently demonstrated her commitment towards promoting renewable energy sources, advocating for energy efficiency, and developing environmentally responsible practices. Her dedication to fostering a sustainable future for the country has earned her recognition and accolades from both national and international energy communities.
Presenting her Oration on the theme, "Energy Management - Indian Perspective", Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, said, “I’m extremely thrilled and excited to be present amongst such luminaries at Amity, created by Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, an exemplary institution which embodies passion, learning and knowledge. In the next 6-7 years, India will become a developed country and the day is not far when the whole world will be astounded by India’s scientific and economic development by achieving efficiency in food security, water security, energy security, healthcare security and strategic security.”
The presentation encompassed a comprehensive information of CSIR technology spectrum which ignited the spirit of innovating for the country in the young participants. With her profound knowledge and insightful research, she shed light on various key fellowship schemes and initiatives by CSIR for school students, titled “JIGYASA” and other initiatives for the University, doctoral as well as post-doctoral scientists. Her passion for driving positive change in the energy sector was evident throughout her oration, captivating the audience and igniting a sense of urgency to address the energy challenges and the importance of clean, green and sustainable energy to all. It also provided an opportunity for the attendees to engage in discussions related to the future of energy management through Lithium ion and Sodium ion batteries.
Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education and Research Establishments, appreciated the inspiring talk by Dr. N. Kalaiselvi and declared her oration as the “lecture of the decade.” He also stated that Amity along with CSIR will lead the “Crusade in the area of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)”.
Dr. Atul Chauhan, President RBEF and Chancellor Amity University Uttar Pradesh, applauded the lecture and stated, “Dr. Kalaiselvi is the “Master of Energy” to all which will keep Amity scientists and students motivated to work towards becoming the largest contributor of Science and Technology.” He emphasized that the 21st century belongs to India and its scientists and announced that Amity University will establish the “Centre of Research for Sodium Batteries” very soon to combat the challenge of energy scarcity in future.
Welcoming Dr. Kalaiselvi to Amity University, Dr. W Selvamurthy, President Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF) said, “Dr. Kalaiselvi is an inspiration for all the researchers of the country. Her esteemed presence at Amity will invigorate the young brilliant minds of Amity and inspire them to make their mark in the world through research, science and technology. Amity and CSIR will continue research and innovation in areas of joint interest.”
During her visit, Dr. Kalaiselvi also interacted with the students of Amity International Schools, wherein a student asked her a question about her inspiration, to which she responded that she draws inspiration from nature and the support of her teachers in school helped her achieve her goals. When asked about her role model, she said that former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has been a source of great inspiration for her since he was the man who won laurels for the country and brought world recognition to India in the field of Science and Technology.
The event was also graced by the presence of Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh and Dr. Gurinder Singh, Group Vice Chancellor, Amity Universities. The event concluded with a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Kalaiselvi's exceptional contribution to the field and a round of the Amity Campus. The event was organized by Amity Science, Technology, and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF) and witnessed a gathering of the HOIs of Amity, distinguished experts, scientists, and scholars from the energy sector, academics, and government organizations.