Pune Chapter Event 21st Jan
The IITB AA- Pune chapter organised a function on the 21st Jan at Hotel Pride. There were 2 talks on Energy by Girish Sant & Dr Rahul Walawalkar. Girish talked on energy security- The social, environmental and equity issues. A lot of alumni evinced interest in his work & were seeking ways to work with him.
Rahul talked on the challenges of creating a smart grid. The unpredictability of output of renewable energy sources such as wind & solar need sophisticated load mangement techniques.
Deepankar of IIT Bombay introduced TreeLabs an 'inventions factory' (www.treelabs.org). He wowed the audience with his demos of a arc welding machine & a low energy lamp.
Shirish Potnis gave a brief report on the activities of the alumni association.
There were about 90 attendees of which about 15 were alumni from other IIT's.