NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat praises tech R&D activities of ARCI, Hyderabad

New Delhi: Member, NITI Aayog, Vijay Kumar Saraswat appreciated development-oriented activities which translated research into technology being carried out at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad during his visit to the centre. 

Saraswat said that several of ARCI programs are aligned towards national missions like Make in India, Electric Mobility, Alternative Energy and so on.

Saraswat was received on 3 February by G Padmanabham, Director, ARCI and Associate Directors, Tata Narasinga Rao and Roy Johnson at the Centre which is an autonomous research and development centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Saraswat during his visit to various Centres of Excellence at ARCI in the field of Nanomaterials, Laser Processing of Materials, Engineered Coatings, Ceramic Processing and Solar Energy Materials, was shown various technologies and products developed and transferred to industries for commercialization.  He also witnessed live demonstrations of advanced processes such as additive manufacturing, cold spray coating, supercapacitor fabrication, and synthesis of Li-ion battery materials.   

“It is amazing to witness high technology user-driven R&D being done in a DST Lab. New technologies like additive manufacturing, coatings, powder metallurgy products, fuel cell, reformers, Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors are big achievements. The lab is able to translate the technology to incubator and industry effectively ensuring commercialization. I feel this model can be used by many R&D labs in the country,” he remarked.

Saraswat also congratulated the team for their outstanding work and wished them all the best in future endeavours. He said that advanced materials are the most important element in innovation in any industrial sector and ARCI’s efforts will have a substantial impact in the years to come.

This information was provided by the Communications Team at the Dept. of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology.

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