International Conference on Nano Science and Technology

March 5-7, 2020
under the aegis of DST Nanomission, Govt. of India
Venue: Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, Kolkata


ICONSAT (International Conference on Nano Science and Technology) is the series of biennial international conference held in India under the aegis of Nano Mission, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, that provides a global platform of interactions among eminent scientists to bring to fore the recent advances in the area of nanoscience and technology. This conferences series have earlier been hosted by premier national institutes like CeNS Bengaluru (2018), IISER-Pune (2016), INST Mohali (2014), ARCI Hyderabad (2012), IIT Bombay (2010), IIT Madras (2008), IIT Delhi (2006) and SINP Kolkata (2003). The Nano Mission, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has approved the organization of ICONSAT–2020 by the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata for the year 2020.

Themes of the Conference

The Conference proposes to host several speakers from the academia, industrial sectors and young entrepreneurs from all over the world as delegates. It also aims to provide a potential platform for the young researchers and students from within the country and abroad to keep pace with the latest development in the emerging areas of Nano Science and Technology. An industrial session is proposed to be held for the entrepreneurs and start-up companies for enhanced industry academia interactions.

The following broad areas will be covered in the conference:

  1. Emerging materials for nanoscience and nanotechnology
  2. Quantum Materials
  3. Energy materials
  4. Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics
  5. Synthesis, Properties and Application of Nanomaterials
    • Thermoelectric
    • Nanomagnetism
    • Plasmonics
  6. Theory and simulation of nanomaterials
  7. Nanotechnology for agriculture, biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell technology, etc.
  8. Industrial nanomaterials

Important dates

  • October 01 - November 15, 2019 December 15, 2019 (Extended) : Online abstract submission
  • November 30, 2019 January 3, 2020 (Extended): Announcement of accepted abstracts
  • January 5 - February 15, 2020 February 18, 2020 : Online registration (accepted abstracts)
  • March 5 - 7, 2020: Conference

Technical Sessions

The conference will cover a variety of technical sessions : The plenary and keynote lectures will be delivered by the eminent senior scientist in the respective fields around the world. Invited talks will be delivered by scientists of high caliber of international repute who render commendable recent advancement in modern nanoscience and nanotechnology. Selected young researchers will be entitled for contributed oral talks. All other (including the students) will be encouraged to participate through poster presentation.


Confirmed Plenary Speaker

  • C. N.R.Rao, JNCASR Bangalore
  • W. Parak, University of Hamburg, Centre for Hybrid Nanostructures(CHyN), Germany
  • Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE, Spain
  • Manish Chhowalla, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Ajay Sood, IISc Bangalore
  • Oliver Schmidt, IFW Dresden, Germany
  • Mark Reed, Yale University, USA
  • Sunil Sinha, UCSD, USA

Confirmed Invited Speaker

  • Amit Agarwal, IIT Kanpur
  • Rajjev Ahuja, Uppsala University
  • Anirban Bandyopadhyay, NIMS, Japan
  • Madhu Bhaskaran, RMIT University, Australia
  • Aveek Bid, IISc, Bangalore
  • Tanusri Saha Dasgupta, SNBNCBS, Kolkata
  • Joydeep Datta, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Mandar M. Deshmukh, TIFR, Mumbai.
  • Sandeep Dhara, IGCAR, India
  • Ashok K. Ganguli, IITD, New Delhi
  • Arindam Ghosh, IISc, Bangalore
  • Jonathan P Hill, NIMS, Japan
  • Justin D. Holmes, University College Cork, Ireland
  • G.U. Kulkarni, JNCASR/CENS, Bangalore
  • G. V. Pavan Kumar, IISER Pune
  • Girish Lakhwani, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Seong Chu Lim, SKKU, Korea
  • Saurabh Lodha, IIT Bombay
  • Kausik Majumder, IISc, Bangalore
  • Indranil Manna, IIT Kharagpur
  • Sushanta Mitra, Waterloo Inst. of Nanotechnology, Canada
  • Rahul Raveendran Nair, The University of Machester, UK
  • Shobhana Narasimhan, JNCASR/CENS, Bangalore
  • Satish Ogale, IISER, Pune
  • Thalappil Pradeep, IITM, Chennai
  • Narayan Pradhan, IACS, Kolkata
  • Anushree Roy, IIT Kharagpur
  • Saibal Roy, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
  • Milan Kumar Sanyal, SNBNCBS & SINP, Kolkata
  • Sameer Sapra, IIT Delhi
  • D.D. Sarma, IISc, Bangalore
  • M.M. Shaijumon, IISER Trivandrum
  • Lok Kumar Shrestha, NIMS Japan
  • Sumanta Tewari, Clemson University, USA
  • Neus Feliu Torres University of Hamburg, Germany

* more invited speakers to be updated...



  • Bharat Ratna C. N. R. Rao, FRS, JNCASR, Bengaluru

Program Advisory Committee

  • Ajay. K. Sood, FRS, IISc, Bengaluru (Chair)
  • P. M. Ajayan, Rice University, USA
  • Katsuhiko  Ariga, NIMS, Japan
  • Klaus Ensslin, ETH Zurich
  • Krishna N. Ganesh, IISER Tirupati
  • Ashok K. Ganguli, IIT Delhi
  • Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University
  • G. U. Kulkarni, CeNS Bengaluru
  • V. Ramgopal Rao, IIT Delhi
  • D. D. Sarma, IISc, Bengaluru
  • Oliver G. Schmidt, IFW Dresden
  • Sandeep Verma, SERB, New Delhi
  • Umesh Waghmare, JNCASR, Bengaluru
  • Andrew Wee, NUS Singapore
  • Sir Mark Edward Welland, FRS, Cambridge University
  • Sourav Pal,IISER Kolkata
  • Samit K. Ray, SNBNCBS, Kolkata (Convener)
  • Milind Kulkarni, Nano Mission, DST

Organizing Committee

  • Samit K. Ray, SNBNCBS (Chair)
  • Anjan Barman, SNBNCBS (Jt. Convenor)
  • Samir Kumar Pal, SNBNCBS (Jt. Convenor)
  • Milan K. Sanyal, SNBNCBS & SINP
  • Tanusri Saha Dasgupta, SNBNCBS
  • Kalyan Mandal, SNBNCBS
  • Priya Mahadevan, SNBNCBS
  • Narayan Pradhan, IACS
  • Krishnakumar Menon, SINP
  • Mrinal Pal, CSIR-CGCRI
  • Rajib Kumar Mitra, SNBNCBS
  • Achintya Sinha, Bose Institute
  • Manik Pradhan, SNBNCBS
  • Barnali Ghosh (Saha), SNBNCBS
  • Atindra Nath Pal, SNBNCBS
  • T. Setti, SNBNCBS
  • Suman Chakrabarty, SNBNCBS

Registration Fees

Registration fee
Indian Student
Indian Academician including Postdoctoral Fellow
International Students
US $300
International Academician
US $600
Industry Participant


Preparation of Abstracts

One page abstract should be prepared following the instruction given in the abstract template. The template can be downloaded from the following link:

Abstract template

Electronic submission

Abstracts must be submitted electronically. Deadline for Abstract Submission & Pre-registration closes 15 November, 2019.

Abstract can be submitted electronically through the online portal.

All delegates are requested to 'Sign In' to the Online Abstract Submission Portal using an active email address before submission of the abstract.

Abstract Submission & Pre-registration starts

Abstract Submission & Pre-registration closes

01 October, 2019

15 November, 2019

  • All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee according to the standard review procedures. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail by 3rd January, 2020

  • Registration fee payment (for accepted abstracts only) starts from 5th January to 15th February, 202018th February, 2020

Registration fee includes a copy of Conference Proceedings, Lunch and Dinner on Conference days and Invitation to Cultural Programme and Banquet.


The technical sessions of ICONSAT 2020 will be held in the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town Kolkata. This is an exquisite and modern convention centre with excellent lecture halls, and presentation and refreshment area. The venue is located very close the Kolkata airport and has great ambience with many star quality hotels around. It is conveniently located with other parts of Kolkata allowing for convenient sight-seeing in leisure time. It is also located very close to the campus of S. N. Bose Centre and other premiere institutes/university allowing for convenient logistics and usage of those institutes’ guest house for accommodation.


Accommodation for Delegates

Official Accommodation Partners of ICONSAT- 2020: The hotel” Zone by the Park Hotel, Kolkata” and The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat in the vicinity of the Conference Venue. A special room tariff has been negotiated with the above hotels for the delegates. ICONSAT- 2020 delegates, who are interested to book their accommodation in Zone by the Park Hotel, Kolkata and The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat can use the following link to get the special conference rates.

The hotel Zone by the Park Hotel, Kolkata

Plot NO.DG/02/1, Premises No.39-1111,
Action Area-I, New Town, Kolkata, India-700 156,
Mobile : 8336049465, Phone :033 2324 6300 , 1800-200-8006
Room category : Zone Deluxe

Room rate in single occupancy: Rs.3500 plus 12% taxes per room per night
Room rate in double occupancy: Rs.4250 plus 12% taxes per room per night

** For room reservation kindly send mail to resv.kol@zonebythepark.com with a cc to sales.kol@zonebythepark.com and nirmalya.choudhury@zonebythepark.com

**This special offered rate is valid for ICONSAT 2020 only

** Mode of Payment: Direct by the guest

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

Plot No. CBD/2, Action Area- II,
New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata -700156 India,
T + 91 33 40371234 F + 91 33 40371235 M +91 9073360928
Room category :

Single Occupancy : INR 5500 plus 12% GST
Double Occupancy : INR 6000 plus 12% GST

** For room reservation kindly send mail to Shirsha.Chowdhury@westin.com

**This special offered rate is valid for ICONSAT 2020 only

** Mode of Payment: Direct by the guest

In addition, we have various hotels in the vicinity of the Conference Venues such as Novotel Kolkata Hotel And Residences, ibis Kolkata Rajarhat Hotel, Pride Hotel, Lemon Tree Premier, Kolkata, Hotel Swissôtel Kolkata, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, Howard Johnson Kolkata, etc. You can book your accommodation directly with the respective hotels.

Accommodation for student participants

  • Shared Standard Accommodation (Dormitory): Rs.1500 for each person for 04 days during the Conference (from 04-03-20 to 07-03-20)
  • Shared Double Bedded Accommodation (Non-attached bathroom): Rs.2000 for each person for 04 days during the Conference (from 04-03-20 to 07-03-20)
  • Shared Deluxe Double Bedded Accommodation (Attached bathroom ) : Rs.3000 for each person for 04 days during the Conference (from 04-03-20 to 07-03-20)

**To and fro transport arrangements will be made to the Conference Venue.

**Accommodation fees are accepted strictly through online mode only. Delegates  are requested to pay the accommodation fees by Online Portal only, ICONSAT2020.

Contact Us


  • chairman.iconsat2020@bose.res.in


  • convenor.iconsat2020@bose.res.in