ICONSAT

2020

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

About

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. Synthesis, Properties and Application of Nanomaterials
    • Quantum Materials
    • Thermoelectric
    • Nanomagnetism
    • Energy materials
    • Photonics and Plasmonics
    • Nanoelectronics
  3. Theory and simulation of nanomaterials
  4. Nanotechnology for agriculture, biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell technology, etc.
  5. Industrial nanomaterials

Important dates

  • August 1 - October 31, 2019: Online abstract submission
  • November 30, 2019: Announcement of accepted abstracts
  • January 1 - February 15, 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.

Registration fees:

Category
Registration fee ()
Student
5,000/-
Postdoctoral fellow
7,500/-
Academician
10,000/-
Industry participant
20,000/-

Venue

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

Committees

Patron

  • 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
  • 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 Sahadasgupta, IACS
  • Kalyan Mandal, SNBNCBS
  • Priya Mahadevan, SNBNCBS
  • Narayan Pradhan, IACS
  • Krishnakumar Menon, SINP
  • 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