SAIS Symposium 2020

SAIS Symposium 2020

Will be held on December 4-5, 2020 (tentatively) as webinars

All registration remains valid for the rescheduled Symposium. Those willing to cancel the registration are requested to contact SAIS office (Email: for further detail and refund of the registration fee

Organized by: School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences

Venue: C. V. Raman Hall, IACS

Date: March 13-14, 2020 (deferred due to Pandemic)

About the Symposium

Founded in May 2018, School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SAIS) at IACS is now running in its’ second successful year. Research activities at SAIS span over wide-ranging advanced interdisciplinary topics including Soft Matter, Polymer and Supramolecular Science, Colloidal Science, Electronics and Photonics, Liquid Crystals, Drug Delivery, Chemical Biology, Energy Harvesting, Hybrid Functional Nanostructures etc. With a vision to encourage academic and research discussion that cross-fertilizes ideas and techniques transcending the traditional sciences-engineering-medicine barrier, SAIS is organizing the second annual symposium focusing on the interdisciplinary topics ranging from soft matter, medical biology, materials science to energy applications. The Symposium aims to provide a common platform for the exchange of knowledge among eminent scientists and young researchers from India and abroad, who are working in the emerging areas of interdisciplinary and applied science.

Focus Areas

·       Applied Nano- and Low Dimension Materials

·       Biomaterials and Biomedicine

·       Supramolecular and Macromolecular Architectures

·       Energy Harvesting

·       Materials, Electronics and Photonics

Invited Participants

1. Bart Jan Ravoo, University of Münster, Germany

2. Safakath Karuthedath, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

3. Chilla Malla Reddy, IISER Kolkata

4. Sayan Bhattacharya, IISER Kolkata

5. Nirmalya Ballav, IISER Pune

6. Nandita Madhavan, IIT Bombay

7. Suvarn Kulkarni, IIT Bombay

8. Subi George, JNCASR

9. Priyadarsi De, IISER Kolkata

10. Raja Shunmugam, IISER Kolkata

11. Md. Ehesan Ali, INST Mohali

12. Ankona Datta, TIFR Mumbai

13. Rajadurai Chandrashekar, University of Hyderabad

14. Nagendra K. Sharma, NISER

15. Sebastian C. Peter, JNCASR

16. Pinaki Talukdar, IISER Pune

17. Raghavan B. Sunoj, IIT Bombay

18. Chanchal Chakraborty, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad

Poster (Sponsored by the ACS)

The symposium aims to have a vibrant poster presentation session. Students, research associates and scientists interested to present research posters may upload their abstract through the registration link. 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. A graphic may be included.

The last date of abstract submission is January 31, 2020.  February 10, 2020. 

Registration and Abstract submission link:

* All the abstracts submitted for poster presentation have been accepted. No further notification regarding the acceptance 

will be made. 

Program Outline

***Updated Program *** 


Registration fee:  Rs. 2000/- for all the student and research associate attendees and other participants.

 Rs. 4000/- for all the faculty attendees, contributed and invited participants.


Registration includes registration kit, lunch and banquet dinner. 

Guest house accommodation is included with the registration for the invited participants only. 



Payment should be made either through online transfer to the following bank account or by an account payee cheque to the SAIS-IACS office. The payment cheque must be drawn in favour of “SAIS Symposium”. Registration with due payment must be completed by January 31, 2020. February 10, 2020.


* The registration fee payment receipt will be handed over at the registration desk during the symposium. However, if required earlier, please contact and collect the receipt from SAIS, IACS office during the office hours. 


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 January 31, 2020 February 10, 2020.


** We welcome sponsorship from vendors, industries and other private organizations for the symposium.  

   Sponsorship of Rs. 1.0 Lakh or more: Presentation slot for 20 min. and full page advertisement in the abstract book. 

   Sponsorship of Rs. 50,000/-: Full page advertisement in the abstract book. 

   Sponsorship of Rs. 25,000/-: Half-a- page advertisement in the abstract book. 
   Sponsorship of less than Rs. 25,000/-: Quarter page advertisement in the abstract book. 

   Interested sponsors may contact for further discussion. Payment of sponsorship amount should    be made by online bank transfer to the above mentioned bank account or by paying an A/C payee cheque to the          SAIS office as soon as possible and no later than 15-February-2020.  


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