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Shivaji varsity part of Indo-Australian research project

Kolhapur, Dec 27: Kolhapur’s Shivaji University (SU) has become part  of  a recently launched Indo-Australian collaborative research project.  Under  the plan, 11 scientists, including six from the Australian National  University, two from the University of Hyderabad and one each from  Raman Research Institute, IIT Madras and SU, are developing a high-  energy hybrid material for use in information technology (IT).

From SU, the associate professor of chemistry department, Sanjay  Chavan  is participating in the project, named hybrid organometallics  coordination  complex material for non-linear optics. Chavan said the  project is part of the Indo-Australian strategic research programme and the scientists will work from their respective centres and also make exchange visits.

It was in March that Chavan had won the Australian Government’s Ministry of Tertiary Education Skills Jobs and Workplace Relations’ Endeavour Research Fellowship. The Indian government has sanctioned Rs58 lakh for Indian researchers, while the Australian government has sanctioned $2.99 lakh for Australian researchers.

The funds have to be utilised for purchasing equipment and chemicals. The SU is delighted with the project as it will get an opportunity to work with the Australian National University whose faculty includes Nobel Prize winning professors. (DNA)

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