On the 7th of November 2020, the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) Center for Nanotechnology Research (CNR) has successfully organized its first webinar on “Photosensors for Emerging Nanotech Applications”. The virtual seminar was conducted using the Zoom online platform, and subsequently broadcasted live through the verified Facebook Page of AIUB.

The webinar began with a welcome address from Prof. Dr. S. Mosaddeq Ahmed, the Head of the Department of Chemistry at AIUB, who emphasized on the scope and prospects of research at CNR. Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at AIUB inaugurated the webinar with a brief about the recent research on nanotechnology and its importance in our world today. Dr. Wayesh Qarony, a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis, USA, who is also an AIUB Alumnus and a former faculty member in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, graced the occasion as the guest speaker for the event. He discussed the process of designing and fabricating photosensors with smart nanomaterials like perovskite materials in order to achieve improved sensing capabilities and multispectral images from the devices Dr. Mainul Hossain, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Dhaka, was also present in the event as a speaker, who elaborated on the applications of nanotechnology. Dr. Mohammad Mahbub Rabbani, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at AIUB chaired the webinar, highlighting the significance of pursuing research on nanotechnology to enable the next generation for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and beyond.

Mr. Md. Masud Parvez, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at AIUB also provided his insights on nanotech applications during the open discussion session. The program was attended by students, teachers, and researchers from various institutions, national and international. The program was brought to a close with concluding remarks and a vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. Md Abdur Rahman, the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at AIUB, who encouraged continued research on modern technologies to pave the way into the future.

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