Srinagar: Two PhD scholars of Department of Physics from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar have been selected for a prestigious internship at the University of Free State (UFS), South Africa for the period of 1 year.
Research Scholars including Irfan Ayoub and Umer Mushtaq have been selected for the position of Research Assistant at the University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa, a statement of the NIT Sunday.
They will work with Prof. Hendrik C. Swart who holds the Research Chair in Solid State Luminescent and Advanced Materials. He is an National Research Foundation (NRF) B1-rated researcher and is an internationally acclaimed researcher.
Prof. Swart’s group’s ongoing activities are closely related to their Ph.D. thesis. They will work on the synthesis and spectroscopic investigations of rare-earth, transitional metal ions doped nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and hybrid materials to achieve color-tunable emission in solid-state lighting and white light LEDs.
Director NIT, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal complimented both students and their mentor Dr. Vijay Kumar for bagging a prestigious internship in one of leading institutes in South Africa and hoped that they would justify the fellowship with a quality research outcome.
“It is a proud movement for the entire Institute. Research is important and vital for any engineering institution. Without research and investigation, there will be no progress and we cannot stay relevant in a competitive market,” he said.
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