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Kumar S.,Central Institute of Technology | Kumar S.,Jadavpur University | Mitra A.,Sree Chaitanya College | Halder D.,Jadavpur University
LWT - Food Science and Technology | Year: 2017

Gelatin based nanocomposite film has been developed with incorporation of silver nanocolloid as the filler. The nanocolloid has been synthesized using aqueous leaf extract of Centella asiatica, an abundantly available medicinal plant in North-East, India. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images show that as-synthesized nanoparticles are almost spherical having average diameter of about 15 nm. Thermo-gravimetric and textural analysis indicates that increase in concentration of silver nanocolloid in the composite film increases thermal stability and decreases tensile strength of the film, respectively. Presence of elemental silver in the film was confirmed through x-ray diffraction (XRD) study. Whereas, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) results indicate the uniform texture profile of the composite film upto 2 mM AgNC concentration. The fabricated nanocomposite film shows good antimicrobial activity even up to 90-days. This nanocomposite film is thus expected to find potential applications in packaging industries. © 2016


News Article | December 7, 2016
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TUCSON, AZ, December 07, 2016-- Dr. Vivienne C. Meanger, Healthcare Consultant, formerly employed with the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Vivienne C. Meanger, PhD, MHS, OTR/L was recently featured in an October 2015 edition Women of Distinction Magazine.Formerly employed with the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, the largest rehabilitation hospital in the Middle East, as a Healthcare Consultant, Dr. Vivienne C. Meanger has enjoyed a wonderful career in the healthcare field, beginning as an occupational therapist. Since that time, she has travelled the world working in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the United States in various healthcare settings gaining knowledge and expertise in her specialty. Seeking new learning experiences and opportunities to excel, she continues to enjoy her work today."Being intentional in relationships by creating a work environment that embraces an ambiance of caring, authentic listening; is motivational and inspirational, enables me the opportunity to become a positive change agent, while improving the quality of life for others and enhancing business units, programs, and service provision, are some of the aspects I enjoy," Meanger said.In Dr. Meanger's former role, she was responsible for enhancing and redesigning the hospital's overall strategic plan, improving efficiency and quality of service and business provision; fiscal planning, administrative services, communication between departments, human resource operations, policy administration, and project management, as well as negotiating with stakeholders.Boasting extensive experience in management and leadership, mentoring and coaching, as well providing clients with the utmost satisfaction, Dr. Meanger's experience includes conflict management, transformational leadership, regulatory compliance management, and business development. She brings a lot to the table with a strong work ethic and passion for task/project completion. Over the course of her 25-plus year career, she has worked in healthcare hospital settings and in a variety of leadership roles, including CEO. She's learned the value of mentorship and paying it forward and takes great pride in being a role model to others to enhance their ability to develop, lead, and thoroughly enjoy their work just as much as she does. As someone in management, Dr. Meanger knows firsthand the significance of what it means to influence others in a positive way and in teaching the younger generation the value of a career in the healthcare field."Leadership is not associated with a job title, it's a journey, a series of opportune moments, combined with adversity and success," Meanger noted. Learning how to manage oneself under pressure and difficult circumstances and teach others how to do the same is very valuable."Meanger appreciates the coaching and mentorship of others in the past and now it is time to pay it forward.In 2014, Meanger earned her PhD with Honors in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University. She also holds a Master of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis, an Advanced Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Central Institute of Technology, and is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist in both New Zealand and the United States. Recognized with a Pi Alpha Alpha Award for Public Policy, she also earned a Golden Key International Honors Award for Public Policy and was awarded a Culinary Institute of America Fellow. Active in her community, Dr. Meanger is proud to be affiliated with Compassion International and Watson Caring Science Institute, and is a member of her church in Tucson, Arizona.Looking to the future, Dr, Meanger sees herself excelling in a senior executive position and resuming academic teaching.About Women of Distinction Magazine:Women of Distinction Magazine strives to continually bring the very best out in each article published and highlight Women of Distinction. Women of Distinction Magazine's mission is to have a platform where women can grow, inspire, empower, educate and encourage professionals from any industry by sharing stories of courage and success.Contact:Women of Distinction Magazine, Melville, NY631-465-9024 pressreleases@womenofdistinction.net


Deka A.,Central Institute of Technology
Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering | Year: 2016

The pile group foundation is a geotechnical composite construction, consisting of the three elements-piles, pile cap and the soil, which is applied for the foundation of tall buildings in an increasing number. The behavior of the foundation system is determined by complex interaction effects between the elements and an understanding of these effects is essential for a reliable design. This study presents the three dimensional finite element analysis of pile group foundation under lateral load by using ANSYS software. The soil is modeled to be pure clay and is assumed as homogeneous and isotropic in the analysis. Elasto-Plastic behavior of the soil is numerically modeled to follow Drucker-Prager Yield criterion. The study does not take into account the development of pore water pressure in the soil since the load applied is instantaneous. A parametric study was conducted to study the behavior of pile groups under lateral load with various configurations. The effect of pile length, pile diameter and configuration of piles in the group were studied. In this study, the spacing of piles and length to diameter (L/D) ratio were altered. © 2016 ejge.


Chandrakar A.,Central Institute of Technology | Sarkar R.,Central Institute of Technology
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2014

We are here to introduce the different approach that prevents security threat in MANET routing protocol. In recent year, secure routing protocol has been extensively studied. A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an infrastructure-less network where each node acts as an administrator for establishing end-to-end connection and a host for the source or destination. Security in MANET routing protocol is a mechanism to transfer data packet safely. Mostly, the routing protocols are based on cryptography scheme, security association, key distribution, authentication, and so on. The security research area is still open as many of the provided solutions are designed keeping a limited size scenario and limited kind of attacks and vulnerabilities. MANET is the future network because it is practically versatile, easy to use, inexpensive and can instantly update and reconfigure itself. In this paper, we have highlighted some of the typical vulnerabilities that are caused by characteristics of mobile ad hoc networks such as dynamic topology, limited resources (e.g., bandwidth, power), and lack of central management’s points. © Springer India 2014.


Goswami S.R.,Haldia Institute of Technology | Sahareen T.,Haldia Institute of Technology | Singh M.,Haldia Institute of Technology | Kumar S.,Central Institute of Technology
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry | Year: 2015

Silver nanoparticles were synthesized using tea extract. The antibacterial activity of the nanoparticles against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli was demonstrated. Eradication of bacterial biofilm was observed on the silicon tubes and polystyrene coverslips in a dose dependent manner. Release of cellular contents was noted from bacterial cells as a consequence of nanoparticle treatment, which confirmed the impairment of bacterial cell-cell adhesion. Stability of nanoparticles at different environments showed its utility in varied conditions. Hence, synthesized nanoparticles can be thought of as therapeutic compounds against microbial infection and can be used as a coating material in multitude of medical applications. © 2014 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.


Mandal S.,North - Eastern Hill University | Das G.,Central Institute of Technology
Journal of Structural Chemistry | Year: 2015

Selenium containing amino acids are known to play numerous key biological roles in various lifesupporting processes. In the current theoretical investigation DFT(B3LYP) and MP2 methods are used to study the gas phase conformers of the selenomethionine molecule in view of their relative stabilities, theoretically predicted harmonic frequencies, HOMO-LUMO energy gaps, rotational constants, and dipole moments. The number and type of intramolecular H-bond interactions existing in the selenomethionine conformers, which play key roles in determining the energy of the conformers, are also analyzed. The predicted geometries as well as the relative stabilities of the conformers suggest that the structural aspects and energies of the conformers may depend on the level of theory and the size of the basis set used. A comparison of the vibrational frequencies furnished in this study with the previous experimental and theoretical results obtained at MP2/6-31++G(d,p) and B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) levels promotes the interpretation of the vibrational spectroscopy data on biologically relevant molecules. © 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.


Tripathy B.C.,Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology | Ray G.C.,Central Institute of Technology
Soft Computing | Year: 2012

In this paper, we introduce a new type of mixed fuzzy topological space. We define countability on mixed fuzzy topological spaces. We investigate its different quasi type properties. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.


Evans D.J.,Central Institute of Technology | Whipp P.,University of Western Australia | Lay B.S.,University of Western Australia
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport | Year: 2012

This study investigated knowledge representation and pattern of play recognition skills of elite adult and youth soccer players, while participating in conditioned phases of play. Players (n = 16) participated in their own expertise group and verbal reports were transcribed and coded into concepts (Goals, Conditions, Actions) based on a modified model of protocol structure used for tennis by (McPherson andKernodle 2007). A Mann Whitney test was used to analyse the mean scores of the participants for knowledge representation and a Chi Square test was performed using percentage scores to identify differences in the players' ability to recognise patterns of play. The study showed that adult experts (n = 8) were able to generate more content and details, when verbalising their cognitive thought processes in game situations than youth (n = 8) elite players. The findings support previous research in that more experienced adult players are able to consistently call upon more developed long term memory whilst processing information with the existence of action plans and current event profiles. Differences were recorded in the percentage scores for players' ability to recognise patterns of play, which provide evidence that elite youth players' game-reading skills (pattern recognition) are as well developed as elite adults.


Tripathy B.C.,Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology | Ray G.C.,Central Institute of Technology
Acta Scientiarum - Technology | Year: 2014

The notions of continuity was generalized in the fuzzy setting by Chang (1968). Later on Azad (1981) introduced some weaker form of fuzzy continuity like fuzzy almost continuity, fuzzy semi-continuity and fuzzy weak continuity. These are natural generalization of the corresponding weaker forms of continuity in topological spaces. Recently Arya and Singal (2001a and b) introduce another weaker form of fuzzy continuity, namely fuzzy subweakly continuity as a natural generalization of subweak continuity introduced by Rose (1984). In this paper we introduce fuzzy weak continuity in mixed fuzzy topological space.


Senapati A.,Central Institute of Technology | Garain U.,Indian Statistical Institute
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2015

Reduplication is an important phenomenon in language studies especially in Indian languages. The definition of reduplication is the repetition of the smallest linguistic unit partially or completely i.e. repetition of phoneme, morpheme, word, phrase, clause or the utterance as a whole and it gives different meaning in syntax as well as semantic level. The reduplicated words has important role in many natural language processing (NLP) applications, namely in machine translation (MT), text summarization, identification of multiword expressions, etc. This article focuses on an algorithm for identifying the reduplicated words from a text corpus and computing statistics (descriptive statistics) of reduplicated words frequently used in Bengali. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

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