CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi is the National Measurement Institute (NMI) of India. CSIR-NPL organised a two days International Workshop on Advanced Materials Challenges and Standardization need for Net Zero Technologies from 9th – 10th October, 2023. Climate change is a critical concern globally and to mitigate its catastrophic impacts on the Earth’s livelihood, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recommended the global greenhouse emissions to be declined to net zero by 2050. This workshop aims to bring national and international experts and researchers together on the same platform to discuss about the advanced materials, technologies and standards being developed globally to achieve the net zero target and the challenges therein to combat with the global climate change. The eminent scientists and researchers across the globe participated in this workshop and shared their research expertise in the areas of energy generation, materials for energy storage, materials for energy efficient technologies and materials for circular economy for sustainable development.
The program began with the welcome address by Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta, Director CSIR-NPL. Prof. Fernando Castro, VAMAS Chair, NPL-UK addressed the participants and mentioned about the conceptualization of the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) and its role in standardization of advanced materials and support to the world trade. The chief guest of the function Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Secretary DSIR and Director General CSIR, addressed the gathering and mentioned about the need of advanced materials for net zero technologies.