Prof Mike Anderson visit to JNCASR Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Prof Mike Anderson and Professor Chris Hardacre visit NCASR Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Prof Anderson and Prof Hardacre at the National Centre for Catalysis Research

In January Prof Mike Anderson visited, along with Professor Chris Hardacre from CEAS, JNCASR Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) as part of a UoM delegation to foster research links and build research partnerships with India. 

This was a follow up to the Catalysis Workshop held here in Manchester in July 2017 in which members of Chemistry took part.

The purpose of the visit in January was to discuss opportunities for collaborative research, potentially funded through future calls to the Newton-Bhabha Fund. Opportunities for PGR placement funded through Newton-Bhabha were also discussed. JNCASR is a particularly prestigious institution directed by Professor CNR Rao FRS with a world class institute on Materials Science. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between The University of Manchester and JNCASR was signed as part of the visit indicating their willingness to cooperate in collaborative projects.  Similarly at IITM, where the focus is on Catalysis, a MoU already exists. With funds available for India-UK relations through Newton-Bhabha, UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) now is a good time for staff to consider fostering links with these two institutions.

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