5th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 2013

March 14-17, 2013
Pragati Resorts Hyderabad

The Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposia (INDOGFOE) are a series of interdisciplinary, binational conferences which are co-organized by the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Foreign Office. The activity brings together outstanding, early-career German and Indian engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to the development of cooperative networks of young engineers from both countries. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will support such collaborations between German and Indian participants with its special follow-up program "CONNECT" which allocates residence allowances for working visits in their partner country for up to 30 days.

Conferences will be held annually, typically alternating between Germany and India, with about 30 engineers from each country participating. An organizing committee comprised of German and Indian engineers develops the program for the event. Co-chairs for the 2013 and 2014 INDOGFOE meetings are G. Padmanabham, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, and Jörg Schulze, Institute of Semiconductor Engineering, University of Stuttgart. The areas that will be covered at the 2013 INDOGFOE symposium are “Clean Water”, “Engineering for Natural Disaster and Hazard Management”, “Organic-inorganic Hybrid Materials and Nanocomposites”, and “Power Electronics”.

Participation by invitation only.