I attended the 2nd International Conference on Microwave and Photonics (ICMAP) at Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, India with the help of the CIAN International Travel grant. Since I am from India, I was very happy to hear that I was going to attend a conference in my country, in fact I felt emotional.
ISM Dhanbad organized the conference successfully. The conference was co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE-AP Society, IEEE-Photonics Society and URSI. Papers presented in the conference were also hosted in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. It was a 3 day event in which people from different parts of the globe took part and shared their knowledge on Microwave and Photonics. There were all together about 80 presentations.
I gave my presentation on “Tunable MSM Photodetectors” on the 2nd day of the event, it was well received and appreciated. Also they were surprised to know about the cleanroom fabrication done at our university. Most of the students who attended the conference are from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) which includes some of the most prestigious universities of India.
It was a great experience for me to visit my home country after 2 years and communicate with the people in my regional language about my research work. I appreciated the other attendees’ insights on the subject from all different levels of work.
I am truly thankful to CIAN for giving me this opportunity and supporting my research work and dissemination.
Pallav is a graduate student studying for his Ph.D. out of Norfolk State University under Dr.Demetris Geddis.