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                  Nepal Polymer Institute

                                A Foundation for Science,Technology and Innovation Promotion




The Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) is a national, nonprofit, professional organization registered under the Kathmandu District Administration Office of the Nepal Government. The institute was founded in 2010 by a team of enthusiastic chemists and physical scientists working at different academic institutions and government bodies under the leadership of Dr. Rameshwar Adhikari, Professor of Chemistry at Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

The NPI has been striving to develop as a research institute devoted to promote science, technology and innovation in Nepal, particularly focusing on advanced materials synthesis and applications. The institute carries the name of the versatile material of life, the polymer, but manifests its mission in wide areas of chemical, physical and biological sciences as well as engineering. Currently, about 40 scientists are directly linked to the institute, with broad outreach to the national chemistry community.

In February 2013, Nepal Polymer Institute joined International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and became the Union's 61st National Adhering Organization (NAO). NPI has thus become the first professional organization in Nepal to expose the nationís chemistry community to the international arena. Since then several IUPAC sponsored activities have been organized in Nepal and the Nepalese chemists have represented in many international IUPAC organized forums.

The NPI has a dream of establishing an international advanced materials center utilizing nationís local resources through participation of young scientists.

Recently, the NPI has taken initiatives to strengthen networking of materials scientists from Nepal with South Asian Countries and with those from the rest of the world with the motto Cross-Linking Science and Virtues. Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials (KaSAM), a biannual series of conferences, have been serving this mission.


Objectives of NPI

The Nepal Polymer Institute is striving to accomplish the following objectives:

v     serve the nation as a nonprofit organization working for the overall welfare of society

v     establish and enhance education and research activities in chemistry, chemical technologies, and interdisciplinary areas of science and technology

v     foster research in cutting-edge areas of materials science and engineering, with a particular focus on polymers, the environment, plastics based on renewable resources, and nanotechnology

v     establish research initiatives and forums in the field of biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, tissue engineering, and nanomedicine

v     catalyze cooperation and coordination among different sectors (academia, industry, and the private sectors) in Nepal to promote †† research and education in science and engineering

v     encourage young scientists and students in related research fields by organizing workshops, congresses, and symposia; establishing funds for research laboratories, and for scholarships for researchers

v     disseminate the scientific information among members and other audience through publication of newsletters, bulletins, and journals


7-26-12-DJSpider-SilkNetworking and Youth Awareness

NPI has scientific contacts with the researchers and educationists in the related field across the globe in more than 50 countries through POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Materials, the IUPAC and the alumni of the institute. Dozens of young materials scientists and students have enjoyed research stays in foreign laboratories through the recommendation of the NPI.

 Youth involvement is the core of the NPI. In patronage of senior members, young NPI members and affiliates have established following landmarks in Nepal which is continuing to grow.

v     POLYCHAR congress organization in 2011 with participation of more than 4 hundred scientists from 46 countries

v     Organization of three biannual Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials (KaSAM) international conferences (mid October in even years) and two triannual International Conference 

         on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine (ICIDN) (Dec. 15-18)

v     Organization of young scientists targeted annual Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem)

v     Organization of annual Microsymposium on Applied Sciences; there have been already Five such symposia organized in the past

v     The 1st Young Scientist Summit (YSS) was recently organized; this activity will be carried out annually

v     The Chemistry Olympiad is the initiative, the NPI is initiating in near future.


Research Promotion Activities

In collaboration with different educational and research institutes in Nepal and abroad, NPI has been strongly involved in promotion of research and innovation in the country.

Current focus of the research of the NPI associates lies in the areas of nanotechnology and biomaterials as well as environmentally benign materials. The following divisions are emerging as future research priorities of the institute.

v     Natural fiber composite and nanocomposites

v     Nanostructured resins using polymeric templates

v     Hybrid nanomaterials synthesis and applications

v     Biomaterials, biomedical materials and tissue engineering

v     Green chemistry and environmental chemistry

v     Photochemistry and nanomedicine

v     Traditional and indigenous technologies

v     Science diplomacy and Youthís participations



Nepal Polymer Institute

P O B 24411

Kathmandu, Nepal

Wbpage: www. nepalpolymer.org

E-mail: nepalpolymer@gmail.com

Next Events: 3rd International Conference - Kathmandu Symposium on Advanced Materials -2016 (KaSAM- 2016), Oct. 17- 20, 2016, Pokhara, Nepal

2nd Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem), Pokhara, Chitwan & Biratnagar (Oct 17-24, 2016)


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