Print Edition - 2014-08-22 | Nation
Kathmandu to host int’l science meet
Aug 21, 2014-
An international conference on material science and engineering is being held in Kathmandu from September 7-10. The Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials-2014, the second international conference focusing on Nanostructured and Bio-related Materials, is being organised by Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) in association with Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Université de Rouen in France and Humboldt Club Nepal.
The technical programme of the conference will comprise lectures and poster sessions providing a survey of recent developments in the field, according to a statement issued by the organisers.
Professor Rameshwar Adhikari, NPI president and convener of the event, said about 160 participants have already registered for the conference. More than 100 of the participants are distinguished delegates representing over 11 countries.
“A pre-conference school--Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem)--will be attended by 35 PhD students, young researchers and newcomers in the field of material science. KASChem will give an overview of recent developments and research trends in synthesis, characterisation and applications of new materials,” Prof Adhikari said. The school is the first programme of this kind in South Asia.
He said the school will be inaugurated by Bharat Ratna laureate Professor CNR Rao of India.
Santosh Thapa, an organiser and student at US-based University of North Texas, said speakers in the meet include Professor Leiv K Sydnes of University of Bergen in Norway, Professor Goerg H Michler of Martin Luther University in Germany, Professor Jean Marc Saiter of Université de Rouen, Professor Ram P Singh of Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Professor Natalie Stingelin of Imperial College in London and Professor Christopher K Ober of Cornell University in the US.
Published: 22-08-2014 09:01