The Naval Research Board (NRB) is organising a seminar on Naval Materials--Present and Futuristic Trend at the Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), Ambernath, during 14-15 December 2000. The seminar will cover areas such as new frontiers in materials, processes and materials for sensors, structural materials, composites, materials for power sources, interaction of materials with sea environment, and speciality materials. The last date for submission of abstracts of the papers is 14 August 2000.

For further information please contact:
Commodore BB Das
Director of Naval R&D &
Member Secretary, NRB
Tele: 011-3Q12405, Fax: 011-3013567

Under the Indo-Japan Cooperative Science Programme, the Solidstate Physics Laboratory (sspl), Delhi, in association with the Delhi University and Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan is organising an Indo-Japanese Workshop on Micro System Technology, during 23-25 November 2000. The Workshop is being sponsored by the Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS), Bangalore; Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi; and Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences, Japan. The Workshop is co-sponsored by DRDO, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research ( CSIR) , Ministry of Information Technology, all at New Delhi; and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore. The topics being covered during the Workshop are: micro-electro mechanical system, micro-optical sensors and systems, semiconductor micromachining, smart
materials, design and modelling, and related instrumentation.

For details please contact:
Dr VKJain, Sci F
Solidstate Physics Laboratory (sspl)
Lucknow Road
Delhi-110 054 (India)
e-mail: vk jain/
Tele: 91-11-3953449
Fax: 91-11-3984285/3913609