European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Award to Dr Jagannath Biswakarma
Dr. Jagannath Biswakarma, an alumnus of Nowgong College (Autonomous) has been awarded generous beamtime at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).
NAGAON: Dr. Jagannath Biswakarma, an alumnus of Nowgong College (Autonomous) has been awarded generous beamtime at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).
ESRF is a world-class joint research facility situated in Grenoble, France, which is supported by 22 countries. This is for the first time from the University of Bristol, UK, that someone has received an opportunity to conduct research at the XMaS, ESRF. In ESRF, Jagannath and his research team aim to use X-rays to investigate how critical metals can be extracted from iron nanoparticles. ESRF calls for research proposals every year.
Among thousands applications, only a few applications obtain beamtime to conduct cutting-edge, highly challenging, and novel research in ESRF. Every hour of such research experiments at any synchrotron facility costs thousands of euros. Jagannath is awarded 144 hours for his research which will cost several thousands of euros. The results of these experiments will help develop new nanomaterials that can extract critical metals used in renewable technologies.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jagannath has been also nominated as a director on the board of the prestigious Geochemical Society of USA. In this position, he will help further strengthen society's research vision in the field of Geochemistry and its application in the world.