national seminar on advanced materials (NSAM-2010) was held in the Department
of Physics of Shivaji University Kolhapur during March, 19-20, 2010. The
seminar received an overwhelming response for NSAM-2010, by receiving 110
abstracts. Around 160 delegates registered for the conference. Nanotechnology
based on so-called advanced materials has been the subject of much hype over
the past few years, and today we see bigger picture of science and technology
based on such materials: Any given search engine will produce around 2 million
hits. Nanotechnology is on the way to becoming the FIRST trillion dollar
market. It influences almost every facet of everyday life from security to
medicine. At the nanometer scale, properties become size dependent. New
properties enable new applications. Nevertheless, diminishing dimensions of
the advanced materials pose new challenges. The objective of the NSAM 2010 was
to provide a forum to bring together a cluster of renowned scientists and
major research groups working in the field of advanced materials and
applications to cross-fertilize ideas, knowledge and experience on the theme,
which encompasses the areas of Nanomaterials, Catalytic materials, Materials
for Nanosensors, Solar cell materials, Photonic materials, Advanced
semiconducting materials, Nanocomposites, Advanced functional materials,
Materials for space applications, Carbon nanotubes, etc. It provided an
excellent opportunity for the scientists and delegates as well as
professionals of related disciplines to meet and exchange experiences. The
seminar provided an excellent platform for the participants to know, interact
& exchange ideas mutually to discuss new trends and determine challenges ahead
in the field of advanced materials.
Inaugural function was held on 19th March, 2010 at 10.30 a.m. Dr. D.P.
Amalnerkar, Executive director of C-MET, Pune was the Chief Guest and Prof.
A.V. Rao, Professor and Head, Department of Physics, presided over the
function.Two day’s technical program was splited in to 5 sessions. There were
8 ITs by: Dr. D.P. Amalner, CMET, Pune, Dr. B.B. Kale, CMET, Pune,Dr. C.A.
Betty, BARC, Mumbai Dr. P.A. Hassan, BARC, Mumbai,Dr. P.K. Khanna, CMET,
Pune,Prof. C.H. Bhosale, Shivaji University,Dr. S.D. Dhole, Pune
University,Prof. C.D. Lokhande, Shivaji University.
the poster session the NSAM 2010, held during 04.30 pm to 06.30 pm on 20 March
2010, in all 40 posters were displayed. Poster session was inaugurated at the
hands of Dr. C.A. Betty. The best three posters were judged for the prizes by
the Expert Committee comprising of Prof. V.R Puri, Prof. C.H. Bhosale, Prof.
C.D. Lokhande, Dr. C.A. Betty and Dr. P.A. Hassan.
Following delegates received the best poster presentation awards"
FIRST: P-41, K.R. Jagdeo
SECOND: P-83, P.A. Shaikh
THIRD: P-19, V. J. Pissurlekar
Finally, Dr. K.Y. Rajpure, convener took overview of the NSAM 2010 and
proposed the vote of thanks.