March 10, 2023, Chennai: Manali Petrochemicals Limited (MPL) carried out the most recent version of ‘Chemiskillz 23’, an annual paper presentation contest for Chemistry college students. The competition — open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and PhD college students — is aimed toward discovering the brightest thoughts in Chemistry. DG Vaishnav College’s (Chennai) Santosh S was declared the winner of Chemiskillz 23.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ashwin Muthiah, Chairman – MPL and Founder Chairman of AM International, Singapore, and AM UK Holdings, London, mentioned, “At MPL, we imagine that we want to encourage science-driven innovation and curiosity for a greater tomorrow. The competition has showcased the subsequent era’s mind and talent. Through such initiatives, we goal to nurture their scientific capabilities to develop future prepared options and drive sustainable development in the science and tech industries.”
In the competition’s closing spherical, six individuals introduced papers spanning throughout three themes: ’inexperienced chemistry’, ’waste to wealth’, and ‘setting sustainability’. DG Vaishnav College’s (Chennai) Santosh S was declared the winner of Chemiskillz 23. Vishwadhara N from Anna Adarsh, Chennai received the second prize, and Keerthana Okay from WCC College, Chennai got here in third. Certificates of appreciation had been awarded to Darshini KS, M Kumari Diksha, A Aarthi and S Balaji.
Congratulating the individuals, Mr. Muthukrishnan Ravi, MD – MPL & CEO Petrochemicals, AMIH, Singapore mentioned, “Chemiskillz is our try to help and foster upcoming talent. Here, college students and professionals from educational and industrial backgrounds alternate concepts and brainstorm collectively, discussing finest practices and improvements. The college students’ enthusiasm, the sensible knowledge of the consultants, and the magic of science made this yr’s competition a grand success. We hope such endeavours generate curiosity amongst future generations in direction of scientific analysis. ”
An esteemed panel composed of main lecturers and trade consultants evaluated the individuals’ shows on parameters akin to high quality, supply, content material organisation, creativity, thought applicability, and time administration. The panel included Dr. Anbarasan – Professor IIT Madras, Department of Chemistry; Dr. G. Sekar – Professor IIT Madras, Department of Chemistry; Dr. Sathya Selva Bala Vasanthakumar – Head R&D, Scientist at Kothari Petrochemicals Ltd; Mr. T Thangasagaran – General Manager QA, Tech Services & Projects, MPL; and Mr. G. R. Sridhar – General Manager Operations, MPL.
Twenty-six papers had been submitted as a part of the competition’s preliminary spherical held in January 2023. The finalists had been picked by MPL’s R. Sivasankaran – DGM Projects; T. S. Shanmuganathan – Manager QA; and Dr. S. Narayanan Assistant Manager, R&D
The motto ‘Compete, Connect, Learn’ outlined the ethos of the occasion. Chemiskillz served as a platform for college students to current concepts and apply theoretical data to reply to trade calls for and implementations, as their crucial pondering was put to take a look at. They interacted with trade veterans and consultants, gaining beneficial real-world insights.
At the occasion, the exterior panellists got a glimpse of MPL’s manufacturing capability, together with its R&D and QA capabilities. They engaged in constructive discussions with the MLP staff as they exchanged notes on trade developments, area data, finest practices, and extra.