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Asssistant Professor, India

Job title: Asssistant Professor
Job location: sangrur,Punjab
Vacancies: 2
company:Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology (DEEMED UNIVERSITY) LONGOWAL (DISTT. SANGRUR)
Benefits:Making contractual appointments for 02 posts of Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering on a consolidated salary of Rs 35,000/- per month.

Requirements:
  • BE/B.Tech and ME/M.Tech in relevant subject with First Class or equivalent either in BE/B.Tech or ME/Tech
  • They should bring complete bio-data and the original certificates along with a set of photocopies of all documents in support of their educational/professional qualifications
 NOTE:-
1. No TA will be given for appearing in the interview.
2. The selected candidates shall be required to join the Institute immediately.
3. The NOC is required from the employer, in case; candidate is holding regular position in any organization/Institute

walk-in-interview :
Committee Room, Administrative Block, SLIET, Longowal
at 09:00 A.M on 01.08.2012.









BIOMIMICRY

BIOMIMICRY:

Credit: wikipedia

Biomimicry is a field in which scientists, engineers, and even architects study models and concepts found in nature, and try to use them to design new technologies. It as a design principle that seeks sustainable solutions to human problems by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. Nature fits form to function, rewards cooperation, and banks on diversity. For instance, the Eastgate Building in Harare, Zimbabwe, is the country's largest commercial and shopping complex, and yet it uses less than 10 percent of the energy consumed by a conventional building of its size, because there is no central air conditioning and only a minimal heating system. The design follows the cooling and heating principles used in the region's termite mounds.

Robots that walk on water

Earlier a   robot made of ultralight carbon-fiber can stand or slowly walk on water. The principle it uses is borrowed from insects -- surface tension tends to prevent the water's surface from breaking, and the robot's legs from sinking in.

 Recently  the first bio-inspired microbot is capable of not just walking on water but jumping up and down on the water's surface like the insect, a study shows.

Qinmin Pan and colleagues from Harbin Institute of Technology and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, reported a number of advances toward tiny robots that can walk on water.

However, even the most advanced designs, including one from Pan's team last year - can only walk on water. Pan noted that real water striders actually leap, the journal Applied Materials & Interfaces reported.

Pan's group looked for novel mechanisms and materials to build a true water-striding robot, according to a Harbin Institute statement. The weight of the microrobot is equal to that of about 390 water striders, one might expect that it will sink quickly when placed on the water surface," the report noted. Instead, the mechanical creature stands effortlessly on water surfaces and also walks and turns freely
Making a jumping robot is difficult because the downward force needed to propel it into the air usually pushes the legs through the water's surface.

Using porous, super water-repellant nickel foam to fabricate the three supporting and two jumping legs, the group made a robot that could leap more than 5.5 inches, despite weighing as much as 1,100 water striders.

In experiments, the robot could jump nearly 14 inches forward -- more than twice its own length -- leaving the water at about 3.6 miles per hour.

The study authors report that the ability to leap will make the bio-inspired microrobot more agile and better able to avoid obstacles it encounters on the water's surface

Credit:American chemical society NEWS

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