IIT-Bhubaneswar Students Clinch 1st Prize At Hackathon On Smart Innovation

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Bhubaneswar: In a major achievement for IIT Bhubaneswar, the third-year students of School of Mineral, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering have won the first prize at the smart hackathon at IIITDM Kancheepuram.

The focus of the three-day workshop was battery technology for e-vehicles, smart innovative glove box design and recycling techniques for lithium-ion batteries. The event was supported by Department of Science and Technology – Science and Engineering Research Board.

The winning team comprised Gurudev Singh, Sarthak Patnaik, Vinay Ahir and Yogesh Sarma Sedai. The project guide was Assistant Professor of the School of Minerals, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Soobhankar Pati.

“The strategic initiatives taken by IIT Bhubaneswar in recent times have not only fostered the development of the institute but also resulted in a significant rise in Institute’s ranking performance on all national and international frameworks, indicating that our plans are right and we are on the right track,” said the institute Director Prof R V Raja Kumar in his congratulatory message.

“We have been marching ahead and constantly striving to raise the standards of the operations of the Institute on all fronts such as quality of education including teaching, learning, research and faculty and scaling up the current infrastructure in this endeavour,” he added.

According to an institute release, the project by the students was based on lithium-ion batteries recycling. It was a process of direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries which caters to the needs of the e-vehicles, helping to minimise the harmful impact on the environment.

The effect of this solution on the energy, electric vehicle transportation system, and utilities sector will be significant. The team at IIT Bhubaneswar would like to see that this process gets implemented in the future to serve the energy needs of the country, the statement added.

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