ISLAMABAD -- A five-day 16th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM)-2019 began here on Monday to provide a learning platform to the material engineers and scientists about the new analytical and computational techniques in this field.
The symposium is being organized by Pakistan Advance Materials Forum (PAMF).
This biennial event has become one of the prime international platforms at which materials engineers and scientists keep themselves up-to-date with recent technologies and new developments.
During the symposium, 300 papers will be presented by foreign and local researchers.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Jawed Saleem Qureshi highlighted the scope of materials technology as unlimited which has led to a significant increase in the range and depth of research and development in the industrially advanced world.
He said, 'Material development today is now much closer to engineering science than in the past. The engineer's ability to translate that science into application is now approaching the level of atomic and molecular design.
The availability of new analytical and computational techniques has enabled engineers to take the study of material properties to new heights, and holds tremendous potential for the future'.
He said Pakistan is a developing country, and is rich in material resources. We also have some of the best manpower but unfortunately our resources remain untapped and our expertise finds few avenues to flourish because we utterly lack the infrastructure and the sophisticated technology of minerals processing, alloy development, melting and zone refining, fabrication and forming techniques etc.
Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the Symposium, Tahir Ikram emphasized the role of advanced materials saying that 'Advanced materials for...