The School of Chemical Engineering and Physical Sciences at Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized the 3rd edition of two-day online International Conference Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied SciencesRAFAS 2021. Scientists and technologists from 12 nations including UK, China, Poland, Thailand, Hungary and more interacted with LPU Students and staff members during this annual conference, held regardless of the fierce COVID 19 pandemic. More than 100 oral and 300+ poster presentations were made by the international and national participants.

During different sessions of the conference, massive discussions and deliberations were made upon the going on research, innovations and investigations across the planet. For this common remedies to various prevalent problems were also churned out.

Keynote speakers lamented in common: “We are living in extremely trying and testing times. Undoubtedly, fast paced innovations and advances in science and technology are consistently uplifting the living standards of the global society and creating new knowledge. Still human civilization is facing big challenges like the current COVID-19 pandemic. In an unwanted way, it has been engulfing the whole of the globe for the last one and a half years. In addition, the world is also facing problems in the form of poverty, water scarcity, pollution and more.”

Congratulating the organizers and the participants, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal stressed the need to completely uproot the COVID-19 pandemic from the globe, so that the world remains as lively as it used to be prior to it. He further exhorted all the scientists and engineers to develop technologies in collaboration that make the life of the people comfortable. Mr Mittal shared: “Scientists & technologists from across the globe should join hands for making a better, healthier, and sustainable world”.

Keynote speakers from India and abroad included Prof. Dino A. Jaroszynski from the United Kingdom (UK); Prof Dieter H. H. Hoffmann from China; Prof Ing Habil Patrick J. Masset and  Prof Michal Piasecki both from Poland; Dr Wutiphol Sintunavarat from Thailand; Dr Margit Fabian from Hungary, Prof Arun Kumar Singh from Mumbai; and many others. All of them illuminated the conference with their path breaking talks touching various aspects of science and technology.

In fact, the conference covered global aspects of applied sciences from the fundamentals to practical applications. It accorded excellent opportunities for interactions with world-renowned experts and developing collaborative research partnerships. HoS Prof Dr Kailash Chandra Juglan and Prof Dr Harmanjit Singh Dosanjh convened the conference. Conveners informed that selected scholarly articles from the conference will be published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series (IOP Science- Scopus indexed).