Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials - 2012

(KaSAM 2012)

 

May 9-12, 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Organized by

Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI), Kathmandu in association with

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu; Kathmandu University, Kavre and Universitι de Rouen, Rouen

Venue: Park Village Resort & Hotel, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

 

IUPAC Sponsored Conference

Welcome

Committees

Registration

Abstract Submission

Program

Accommodation

Excursions

Confirmed Speakers

Deadlines

Publications

For Foreigners

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

Wednesday,   May 9, 2012                           0800 – 1400

Thursday,       May 10, 2012                         0800 – 0830 (and during the breaks)

Friday,            May 11, 2012                        During the breaks

 

NOTICE

There are two Poster Sessions arranged on May 10 and May 11  afternoon. The size of the poster boards is 90 cm (width) and 110 cm (height). Please prepare your posters accordingly.

Poster Board Size: 90 cm (width) x 110 cm (height)

 

Please refer to 'Confirmed Speakers' in the index on the left for List of Posters.

 

  PROGRAM

  Wednesday, May 9: Hall A

Time

               Tutorial: Recent Trends in Materials Science

0830 – 0840

 

Welcome

 

0840 – 0920

TL

Polymer Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications: Preparation and Applications

Stoyko Fakirov

University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

0920 – 1000

TL

Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials and their Application to Sense Toxic Gases

Jatinder V. Yakhmi

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

1000 – 1040

TL

Basis of Structural Analyses on Fiber or Polymer Films by X-Ray Scattering

Shinichi Sakurai

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan

1040 – 1110                                                    

 

Tea Break

 

1110 – 1150

TL

Structural Characterization of Nanomaterials

Surendra Gautam

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

1150 – 1230

TL

Characterization of Polymers by Vibrational Spectroscopy

Heinz W. Siesler

University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

1230 – 1330                                                    

 

Lunch Break

 

1330 – 1410

TL

Nanostructuring and Microstructuring

Martin Steinhart

University of Osnabrόck, Osnabrόck, Germany

1410 – 1450

TL

Green Material and Materials for Future

Jean Marc Saiter

University of Rouen, Rouen, France

1450 – 1530

TL

Health and Environmental Implications of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

Suresh Valiyaveettil

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

  TL: Tutorial Lecture

 

 

1600 - 1630

                                                   Inauguration

1700 – 2000

                                                   Reception

 

    Thursday, May 10: Hall A

Time

Thursday, May 10: Hall A

0840 – 0900

SL1

IUPAC: What it is exactly, and which interest for chemistry and chemists all over the world?

Nicole Moreau

0900 – 0930

KL1

Role of electron microscopy in developing advanced materials

Goerg H. Michler

0930 – 1000

KL2

Application of block copolymer thin films to nanotechnology

Hirokazu Hasegawa

1000 – 1030                                                    

 

Tea Break

                                                                                Symposium: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering I

1030 – 1050

OP1

Nanomedicine: A new and improved technology or a double edge sword

Bikash Medhi, Ajay Prakash

1050 – 1110

OP2

Engineering Polymeric Nano-Micelles for Controlled Drug Delivery

Dhanjay Jhurry, Archana Bhaw-Luximon, Roubeena Jeetah, Anisha Veeren, Yeshma Jugdawa, Nowsheen Goonoo

1110 – 1125

OP3

The influence of temperature on the photosensitizing activity of amphiphilic polymer-porphyrin systems

Nadya A. Aksenova, Solovieva A.B.

1125 – 1140

OP4

Polymer-modified paclitaxel an example of engineering bioactive materials

Jeong-Sun Sohn, Michael Hess, Byung-Wook Jo

1140 – 1155

OP5

Tissue engineering: integration of animal tissue culture and nanotechnology

Prashanta Kumar Pal

1155 – 1210

OP6

Joshi B D spectroscopic and quantum chemical study of ondansetron hydrochloride

Bhawani Datt Joshi, Poonam Tandon, Alejandro Pedro Ayala

1210 -1300                                                    

 

Lunch Break

                                                                               Symposium: Structure-Property Relationship I

1300 – 1320

OP 7

Soft matter poses hard questions: how can we untangle messy materials?

Jeffery L. White

1320 – 1340

OP 8

Crystallization  of polymer blends and composites

A. K. Gupta

1340 – 1355

OP 9

Thermal relaxation of optical texture in side-chain type liquid crystalline polymer

Yutaka Tanaka , Yosuke Yukimoto

1355 – 1410

OP 10

Vibrational spectra of biomolecular systems in aqueous media by the method of molecular dynamics simulation.

Vineet Gupta, Poonam Tandon, Birendra P. Asthana

1410 – 1425

OP 11

Aerobic oxidation of methanol to formic acid on gold clusters : A DFT study on the reaction mechanism

Sangita Karanjit, Karan Bobuatong, Ryoichi Fukuda, Masahiro Ehara, Hidehiro Sakurai

1425 – 1440

OP 12

Study of polymorphism in anti cancerous imatinib mesylate: a quantum chemical approach using electronic and vibrational spectra

Anubha Srivastava, B. D. Joshi, Poonam Tandon, A. P. Ayala, A. K. Bansal

1440 – 1600                             

 

 

Poster Session II + Tea Break

 

 

Synthesis & Application of New Materials I

1600 – 1620

OP13

C3 Symmetric Buckybowls, Sumanenes

Suhei Higashibayeshi

1620 – 1640

OP14

SiC nanofibres produced by the combustion synthesis as the nanocomposites fillers

Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Andrzej Huczko

1640 – 1655

OP15

Simultaneous preconcentration and determination of nickel and cobalt using functionalized nanosized silica particles by ICP-OES

M. Rasul Jan, Maria Sadia

1655 – 1710

OP16

Analysis on ZnO nanorod based dye-sensitized solar cells with organic natural dyes

Indra Bahadur Karki, Jeevan Jyoti Nakarmi, Pradip Kumar Mandal, Suman Chatterjee

1710 – 1725

OP17

Preparation and characterization of ionic liquid/sulphonated poly (ether) ketone based composite polymer electrolyte membranes

for the non-humidified fuel cell

Rajender Singh Malik, Veena Choudhary

1725 – 1740

OP18

In-situ synthesis and characterization of Fe3+ doped polyaniline/MWCNTs nanocomposite electrode for supercapacitor application

Debasis Ghosh, Soumen Giri, C. K. Das

1740 – 1800

OP19

Synthesis of  ZnO nanoparticles by using BioPolymer material and application as alcohol vapor sensor

Vasant V. Chabukswar, Nishigandh S. Pande, Sanjay Bhavsar, Amit Horne, K. Handore

Time

                  Friday, May 11: Hall A

0830 – 0900

KL3

Functional materials for water purification

Suresh Valiyaveettil

0900 – 0930

KL4

Semi-crystalline supramolecular polymers and their use in the design of hot-melt adhesives and smart coatings

Franηois Tournilhac, France Chabert and Ludwik Leibler

0930 – 1000

KL5

Nondestructive testing of polymer morphology by NMR

Bernhard Blόmich

1000- 1030                                                    

 

Tea Break

                                                                                Symposium: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering II

1030 – 1050

OP20

Characterization of morphological, thermal & mechanical properties of biopolymer blends

Heinz W. Siesler

1050 – 1110

OP21

Supercritical Fluids: New approach to advanced biomaterial processing and modification

Vladimir K. Popov

1110 – 1125

OP22

Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable functional polymeric material for lubricating oil

Pranab Ghosh

1125 – 1140

OP23

12-Tungsosilicic acid anchored to SBA-15: Synthesis, characterization and application for Biodiesel production by esterification of free fatty acids and transesterification of riglycerides.

Anjali Patel

1140 – 1155

OP24

Synthesis & Characterization of Hydrogels based on Acrylic Acid Acrylamide Network. Effect of Reaction Parameters

Ramesh Dogra, Seema Gautam

1155 – 1210

OP25

Viscosity of sodium polystyrenesulfonate in presence of cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide in methanol-water mixed solvent media

Ajaya Bhattarai , Bijan Das

1210 – 1300                                                     

 

Lunch Break

                                                                               Symposium: Synthesis & Application of New Materials II

1300 – 1320

OP26

Molecular materials for electronic devices

Jatinder V. Yakhmi

1320 – 1340

OP27

Precise heterogeneous sulfonation of polystyrene for polymer electrolyte membrane with supramolecular Structure

Sunit Henderana

1340 – 1355

OP28

Cyclodextrins functionalization: simple routes to amphiphilic and nanoscopic polymer networks

Gaumani Gyanwali, Mathis Hodge, Jeffery L White

1355 – 1410

OP29

Functionalization of sumanene by electrophilic aromatic substitution

Binod Babu Shrestha, Sangita Karanjit, Shuhei Higashibayashi , Hidehiro Sakurai

1410 – 1425

OP30

Tailoring the microstructure of Al2O3- SiO2 wet foams for porous ceramics

Ashish Pokhrel, Jung Gyu Park, Ik Jin Kim

1425 – 1440

OP31

Supramolecular host-guest complex of amphiphilic species in aqueous solution

Chanchal Kumar Roy, Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan

1440 – 1455

OP32

Sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) based hybrid membranes for fuel cell applications

Deeksha Gupta, Veena Choudhary

1455 – 1600                             

 

Poster Session II + Tea Break

                                                                                Symposium: Synthesis & Application of New Materials III

1600 – 1620

OP33

Studies on poly(methyl methacrylate)/graphene nanocomposites

Sandeep Nath Tripathi, Veena Choudhary

1620 – 1640

OP34

Development of microwave absorbing materials based on dbsa-doped polyaniline/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 nanocomposites

Chapal K. Das

1640 – 1655

OP35

Dielectric properties and surface morphology of carbon ions beam irradiated polycarbonate/polystyrene composite films 

Bhupendra Singh Rathore, Mulayam Singh Gaur, Kripa Shanker Singh

1655 – 1710

OP36

A modified polymerization technique for electrical conductive poly (methyl methacrylate)/ multi-wall carbon nanotube nanocomposites with minimum possible MWCNT loading

Nilesh K. Shrivastava, B. B. Khatua

1710 – 1725

OP37

Preparation and characterization of Zr doped polyaniline for supercapacitor application

Soumen Giri, Debasis Ghosh, Avinandal Mandal, Chapal K. Das

1725 – 1740

OP38

Electrical and magnetic conduction properties of polythiophene doped with FeCl3

Deepali S. Kelkar,  Ashish B. Chourasia

1740 – 1755

OP39

Calculation of scattering patterns of OBDD and OBDG

Shigeru Okamoto, Kengo Nomura, Yukihiro Nishikawa

Hideaki Takagi, Katsuhiro Yamamoto

Time

                  Friday, May 11: Hall B ((Parallel Sessions))

                                                                               Symposium: Structure-Property Relationship II

1030 – 1050

OP40

Study of thermal degradation using TGA/DTA-FT IR and theoretical interpretation of vibrational spectra of biodegradable polymers

Poonam Tandon

1050 – 1110

OP41

Effect of photo-oxidation on morphology, mechanical and physical properties of nano CaCO3-silicone rubber composites

Navinchandra G. Shimpi, Satyendra Mishra, Ananda D. Mali

1110 – 1125

OP42

Polymer modification supercritical carbon dioxide medium

Peter S Timashev

1125 – 1140

OP43

Structural and vibrational spectroscopic investigation of N-(phenyl) 2, 2-dichloroacetamide and its mono-chloro derivatives with quantum chemical calculations

Archana Gupta, Neetu Choudhary, Poonam Tandon

1140 – 1155

OP44

Surface modification of polymers by uniform atmospheric pressure argon glow plasma

Raju Bhai Tyata,  C S Wong,  Rajendra Shrestha, Deepak Prasad Subedi

1155 – 1210

OP45

Laboratory scale synthesis of geopolymer from various construction wastes

Arvind Pathak, Vinay Kumar Jha

1210 –1300                                                  

 

Lunch Break

                                                                               Symposium: Reuse, Recycling & Sustainability of Materials

1300 – 1320

OP46

Biochar derived from dead dairy cattle as a resource of phosphorus

Teruo Matsunaka , Karen Mari Ikemori

1320 – 1340

OP47

Wear behaviour of glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites filled with pine bark dust

Amar Patnaik, Sandhyarani Biswas, Alok Satapathy

1340 – 1355

OP48

Higher-order crystalline structures of poly(d,l lactic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol) blends

ND Tien, Yukihiro Nishikawa, TP Hoa, Masatsugu Mochizuki, Masatoshi Tosaka,

Sono Sasaki, Shinichi Sakurai

1355 – 1410

OP49

Natural polymer present in exhausted tea leaves - as an adsorbent for heavy metals

Bindra Shrestha, Pushpa L. Homagai, Megh R. Pokhrel, Kedar N. Ghimire

1410 – 1425

OP50

Heavy metals extractable forms in sludge from waste water treatment plant

Sadhana Pradhanang

1425 – 1440

OP51

Preparation and utilization of bio-polymer for the removal of metal ions from waste water

Jagjit Kour, Puspa Lal Homagai, Megh Raj Pokhrel, Kedar Nath Ghimire

1440 – 1455

OP52

Preparation and application of electrochemical sensor for the monitoring of Pb (II)

Krishna Badan Nakarmi, Krishan Ojha, Amar Prasad Yadav

1455 – 1600                             

 

 

Poster Session II + Tea Break

                                                                                Symposium: Bio/Nano-Materials

1600 – 1620

OP53

Polymer solar cells : An overview

Ram P. Singh

1620 – 1640

OP54

Nano-modification of hard coatings synthesized by PVD and IBAD

Branko Skoric, Damir Kakas, Andrej Plecenik, Peter Kus, Aleksandar Miletic, Milan Arsenovic

1640 – 1655

OP55

Novel strategy for the fabrication of spider-wave-like nano-nets in electrospun nylon-6 mat

Hem Raj Pant, Cheo, Sang Kim

1655 – 1710

OP56

Interfacial treatment of dye-sensitized solar cell using in-situ photo-polymerized iodine doped polythiophene

Iseul Lim, Nabeen K. Shrestha, Sung-Hwan Han

1710 – 1725

OP57

Synthesis and characterization of a novel analogue of amodiaquine: 5-(7-Chloroquinolin-4-ylamino)-2-hexamethyleneimin-1-ylmethylphenol

Shanta Pokhrel Bhattarai, Paras N. Yadav

1725 – 1740

OP58

Microwave-assisted green synthesis and anti-microbial activities of some isoxazolyl  -4-thioxo- 1,3,5-triazin-2-ones

Akkal Deo Mishra

1740 – 1800

OP59

Synthesis & characterization of (N)4-substituted 2-pyridineformamide thiosemicarbazones

Bhushan Shakya, Paras Nath Yadav

 

 

   Saturday, May 12: Hall A

 

Time

                 Saturday, May 12: Hall A

0830 – 0900

KL6

Green composites using bamboo fibers

Toru Fujii, Kazuya Okubo

0900 – 0930

KL7

Design of soft matter nanorod arrays in self-ordered nanoporous alumina hard templates

Martin Steinhart

0930 – 1000

KL8

From polymer blends to nanofibrillar polymer-polymer and single polymer composites

S. Fakirov, D. Bhattacharyya

1000 –1030    

 

Tea Break

                                                                               Symposium: Structure-Property Relationship III

1030 – 1050

OP60

Dynamics of polymers on silica nanoparticles

Frank D. Blum

1050 – 1110

OP61

Spontaneous orientation of the bcc lattice for spherical microdomains formed in a block copolymer thin film

Shinichi Sakurai, Konomi Honda, Tsukasa Miyazaki, Hiroki Ogawa, Sono Sasaki

1110 – 1125

OP62

Preparation and characterization of PVDF-SiO2 nanocomposites with high thermal stability

Ajay Pal Indolia,   M.S. Gaur

1125 – 1140

OP63

Improvement of fatigue property of carbon fiber reinforced plastics

enhanced with nano-sized synthetic polymer fibers

Emi Kawai, Kazuya Okubo, Toru Fujii

1140 – 1155

OP64

Heat capacity measurements of poly(methyl methacrylate) adsorbed on silica nanoparticles

Bal Kumari Khatiwada, Frank Blum

1155 – 1300 

 

Lunch Break

                                                                               Workshop: All About Bamboo

1300 – 1320

WP1

Natural and synthetic polymer composites reinforced by bamboo

Jean M. Saiter, A. Esposito, L. Dobircau, J. Tuner, R. Adhikari

1320 – 1340

WP2

Commercial bamboo fibres – their structure and properties

Dorota Wojciechowska, Barbara Lipp-Symonowicz

1340 – 1355

WP3

Mechanical behaviour of short bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composites filled with alumina particulate

Sandhyarani Biswas, Kishore Debnath, Amar Patnaik

1355 – 1410

WP4

Comparative study of mechanical, morphological and thermal behaviour of bamboo flour reinforced biodegradable polymer

Netra Lal Bhandari, Rameshwar Adhikari

1410 – 1425

WP5

New materials in fine arts

Marianna Payovitch, Larissa Dobircau, Jean Marc Saiter

1425 – 1440

WP6

A multidisciplinary approach on the development of a new economic activity focused on 100% biocomposites reinforced by bamboo fibers in Upper Normandy (France)

Jean-Marc Llorens, Larisa Dobircau, Jean-Marc Saiter

1440 – 1455

WP7

Bamboo Society Presentation

1455 – 1525                              

 

Tea Break

1525 – 1625                             

 

Closing Ceremony and Farewell

 

SL: Special Lecture, KL: Keynote Lecture, OP: Oral Presentation, WP: Workshop Presentation

 

 

 

                                                                                Sunday, May 13: Excursion

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Sponsors

   

                         PSS

©    R. Adhikari