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Computational Nanophotonics -How It Can Used To Design Novel Solar Cells With High Light Absorption-Electron Generation Efficiency

The adverse effects that fossil fuels have on the environment are now clearly being observed, for example, with melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, record breaking atmospheric temperatures across the globe, terrible cyclones, massive forest fires and other natural disasters due to the effects of climate change. The amount of fossil fuels on Earth is limited and is continuously depleting. Additionally, the supply of fossil fuels to the global market is vulnerable to different geo-political events like the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Hence, there is an urgent need to find alternative sources of energy that are environmentally friendly, renewable and economically feasible. While a handful of such alternatives have been developed over the last few decades, none is as promising as solar energy. To that end, solar/photovoltaic cells have been developed to harness energy from the immense energy source that is the Sun. However, till date, solar cell efficiencies have been relatively poor that is preventing their widespread adoption as commercial alternatives to fossil fuels. To increase their efficiencies, solar cell efficiency must be improved in terms of optical (light) absorption and electron-hole (current) generation. One approach can alter the solar cell structures at the nanoscale-level to increase its efficiency. The goal of this presentation is to discuss how electromagnetic-field based computational techniques can be used to analyze light interactions with solar cells coupled to various metallic nanostructures and other novel nanomaterials that can improve their efficiencies. Additionally, the role of artificial intelligence/machine learning techniques to aid the electromagnetic computational techniques to optimize the physical parameters of the solar cells and nanostructures/nanomaterials will be discussed. It is hoped that this discussion will introduce the audience to the exciting new opportunities of merging different computational techniques with artificial intelligence/machine learning in order to design the new devices and technologies of the future that can create the “green” and “sustainable” energy to sustain life on Earth.

Realizing the Potential of Ai and Automation: Exemplary Instances of Effective Implementations

The event, "Realizing the Potential of AI and Automation: Exemplary Instances of Effective Implementations," has successfully concluded, showcasing a range of remarkable case studies that demonstrated the power of AI and automation. Attendees were immersed in a dynamic environment where experts, thought leaders, and industry pioneers shared their experiences and insights on leveraging intelligent technologies. Through engaging panel discussions, keynote speeches, and interactive sessions, participants gained valuable knowledge and practical insights into how organizations across diverse sectors have harnessed AI and automation to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and achieve remarkable efficiency gains. The event also provided a platform for networking and collaboration, enabling attendees to connect with industry leaders, experts, and peers to exchange ideas and explore potential partnerships. Overall, the event highlighted the transformative impact of AI and automation, inspiring attendees to embrace these technologies in their own organizations and seize the opportunities they offer for driving positive change.

Webinar & Panel Discussion on “Opportunity for Women In Future” Season 2.0.

IEEE Women in Engineering IUB Student Branch Affinity Group is organizing a Webinar and Panel Discussion on "Opportunity For Women In Future" season 2.0.   In Collaboration with IEEE IUB Student Branch,  IEEE Electron Devices Society SEC Student Branch Chapter, IEEE PES Kenyatta University Student Branch, and IEEE Sri Sairam Engineering College, IEEE Women in Engineering SEC Student Branch Chapter, IEEE CU ISLAMABAD, IEEE Women In Engineering COMSATS ISLAMABAD, IEEE Women In Engineering Stamford University Bangladesh SB AG, IEEE NSU WIE Affinity Group.IEEE NSU Student Branch,     Our technical partners are IEEE Computer Society Bangladesh Chapter, IEEE Photonic Society Bangladesh Chapter and IEEE Power & Energy Society Kenya Chapter,IEEE WIE Bangladesh Section, IEEE Bangladesh Section     Opportunities for women are predicted to increase and broaden in the future in a variety of contexts. More opportunities are becoming available for women to seek careers, leadership positions, and entrepreneurial endeavors as society continues to value their valuable contributions. More and more women are pursing. STEM education and training are advancing in politics and business, two fields that have historically been controlled On March 25 at 8 p.m. (BD local time), two sessions were held on the topic of what opportunities will be available for women in the future. There were 62 participants, from them 56 were IEEE members. The Keynote-speaker was Celia Shahnaz, Professor EEE, BUET,2023-24 Chair of IEEE WIE She told us about the IEEE Women’s in Engineering. The Panel-speakers was Esmat Ara Sarkar, Technology Financial Management (Deputy Director), Technology Financial Management,Technology,Banlalink and Farha Tanjeem,General Manager,senior HR Business Partner Grameenphone LTD,Vice-Chair IEEE WIE Affinity group (IEEE Bangladesh Section),Ms. Ashfia Binte Habib,Senior Lecturer,ECE Department,Assistant Proctor North South university,Secretary,IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group Bangladesh Section,Branch Counselor (IEEE NSU STUDENT BRANCH).The Panel-Speakers share about the workplace,internship,job sectors for the engineers. From this session, the participants got a clear picture of the job sector, which will help them set their goals. These session were very informative and inspirational.