Iftak Hussain

Iftak Hussain, a research scholar in the Department of Physics, Tezpur University, got selected in Smart Water Research Challenge category for GSTIC 2017 going to be held in Brussel, Belgium. This challenge offer winners free travel and accommodation to attend the conference and make their pitch.

Talking to Voice of Greater Assam, Hussain said, “I am selected in the “Research Challenge“ contest; And I am the only research student along with the other two students from Kenya and Belgium who are selected in this contest around the world.”

“I have won in the ‘Smart Water’ research category with my topic as –Water quality monitoring device for resource poor regions”. he said.

Research Challenge Winners:

1. Forward-thinking humanitarian response in urban contexts (refugee settlements) by Ang Jia Cong (UN-Habitat, Kenya)

2. Water quality monitoring device for resource poor regions by Iftak Hussain (Tezpur University, India)

3. Solar hydrogen production from air by Jan Rongé (KU Leuven, Belgium)

The global conference will be in Brussels Belgium from October 23 to 25, “Which can give me a platform for implementing SDG solutions around the world related to safe drinking water and sanitation” he added.

The   Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference, G-STIC 2017 aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 internationally agreed ambitious goals to move the world to a more sustainable future by 2030.

Focused on integrated technological solutions that are good for the planet, for the people and for the economy, G-STIC 2017 provides a unique chance to join the global technological innovation community that is single-mindedly devoted to enabling transitions to less carbon and resource-intensive economic development models.

This conference is a global conference partly organised by United Nations and VITO Belgium. It includes thematic talks from world leaders around the world working towards SDGs.

Currently, the Assam scholar is working on developing low cost optical platform for water quality monitoring with reference to resource poor regions. For this he already was awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award in March 05, 2017.

Hussain originally hails from Dergaon, Golaghat where he completed my B.Sc in Physics from Dergaon Kamal Dowerah College.


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