SAIS Symposium 2019

SAIS Symposium 2019

Organized by: School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Venue: C V Raman Hall, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Date: March 8-9, 2019

About the Symposium

School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SAIS) at IACS has been founded in May 2018 by reorganization of the erstwhile Polymer Science Unit, Center for Advanced Material, Director’s Research Unit and Organic Chemistry as part of the Academic Reform at IACS. Current research activities at SAIS span over wide-ranging emerging interdisciplinary topics of Science and Technology including Soft Matter, Polymer and Supramolecular Science, Colloidal Science, Electronics and Photonics, Liquid Crystals, Drug Delivery, Chemical Biology, Environmental Science and others. This symposium will highlight on the emerging topics in the Interdisciplinary Sciences. Specific focus of this meeting will be nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronics/ photonics and precision supramolecular and macromolecular architectures. The Symposium aims to provide a common platform for the exchange of knowledge among eminent scientists and young researchers from India and abroad, working in the area of Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences. It is our sincere hope that these discussions also result in future research collaborations.

Focus Areas

  • Nanomaterials

  • Biomaterials

  • Supramolecular and Macromolecular Architechtures

  • Electronics and Photonics


Invited Speakers

1. Prof. Gustavo Fernandez, Universitat Munster, Germany
2. Prof. Kanishka Biswas, JNCASR, Bangalore
3. Prof. Luis Sanchez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
4. Prof. Mahesh Hariharan, IISER-Thiruvananthapuram
5. Prof. Pritam Mukhopadhyay, Jawaharlal Nehru University
6. Prof. Priyadarshi De, IISER-Kolkata
7. Prof. Prosenjit Sen, IACS, Kolkata
8. Prof. Rahul Banerjee, IISER-Kolkata
9. Prof. Raja Shunmugam, IISER-Kolkata
10. Prof. Reji Varghese,IISER-Thiruvananthapuram
11. Prof. Roxanne Kieltyka, Leiden University, Netherlands
12. Prof. Samir K. Maji, IIT-Mumbai
13. Prof. Somdatta Ghosh Dey, IACS, Kolkata
14. Prof. Subi Jacob George, JNCASR, Bangalore
15. Prof. T. Govindaraju, JNCASR, Bangalore

Invited Short Lectures

1. Dr. Anindita Das, IACS, Kolkata
2. Dr. Anirban Pradhan, IACS, Kolkata
3. Dr. Anuja Datta, IACS, Kolkata
4. Dr. Devajyoti Mukherjee, IACS, Kolkata
5. Dr. K. D. M. Rao, IACS, Kolkata
6. Dr. Parikshit Moitra, IACS, Kolkata
7. Dr. Praveen Kumar, IACS, Kolkata

8. Dr. Shinto Varghese, IACS, Kolkata


The symposium aims to have a vibrant poster presentation session. Students, research associates or any other candidates interested in poster presentation may upload their abstract through the registration link provided below. The abstract should be written in Times New Roman, Font size 11 and spacing 1.5. The abstract should not exceed more than one page.

The last date of abstract submission is February 28, 2019.

Program Outline

SAIS Symposium 2019-Updated Program Schedule

Please find the detailed program schedule from the above link.


Registration fee is Rs. 2000/- for all the participants. It includes lunch on both the days and dinner on March 8, 2019 and a small registration kit. Payment may be made either through online transfer to the following bank account or by account payee check to the SAIS office. The check should be drawn in favor of “SAIS Symposium“. The payment gateway will remain active till February 28, 2019.

Bank Details:

Account Name: SAIS Symposium

Bank: HDFC

Branch: Jadavpur

Account Number: 50200036699103

IFSC Code: HDFC0001231

Interested participants are requested to register for the event latest by February 28, 2019 through the following link:


The organizers of this event may be contacted through the following email address.