Internationally Reputed Scientific Conference to be Held for the First Time in Pokhara

Third International Conference


KaSAM – 2016 accompanying KASChem – 2016

October 17-24, 2016, Pokhara, Nepal

Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials (KaSAM) is an initiative of Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) undertaken to strengthen networking of materials scientists from South Asian Countries with those from the rest of the world and has the motto: Cross-Linking Science and Virtues. The main objective of the biannual series of International Conferences is to provide rigorous discussion forum for the materials scientists on recent advances, challenges and solution paths in different areas of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). The First and Second KaSAM held in Kathmandu in 2012 and 2014 were highly successful, attracting eminent scientists, young researchers, and students from over 20 countries across the globe.

The third International Conference KaSAM-2016, which is being organized by Nepal Polymer Institute for the first time in the beautiful city of Pokhara at the lap of Mt. Machhapucchre, in cooperation with Pokhara University (Pokhara) and Institut für Polymerwerkstoffe (Merseburg, Germany), will focus on Nanostructured and Biorelated Materials. The technical programme will comprise invited lectures as well as oral and poster sessions. We invite you to participate in and contribute to the symposia. The conference and accompanying Autumn School are hoped to be milestone in promoting education and researches in the field of advanced materials, chemistry and chemical technologies in Nepal.


The KaSAM – 2016 congress will be accompanied by Second Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem-2016) in Pokhara, Chitwan and Biratnagar. The courses are targeted to the students and young researchers giving an overview of Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanomaterials. Please visit: for detailed program.

KaSAM Symposia Topics

  1. Structure-Property Relationships in Materials, B. Synthesis & Application of New Materials,
  2. Biomedical Materials & Tissue Engineering, D. Recycling, Reuse and Sustainability, E. BioNanoMaterials, F. Science, Technology & Innovations for Nepal

Special Symposium: Natural Products and Pharmaceuticals for Nepal


Oct. 17 : KASChem-2016) : Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanomaterials. The school will continue after the conference in Chitwan (Oct. 22) and and Biratnagar (Oct. 24).

Oct.18-20:  Topical symposia in Pokhara. 

Registration Fees

Participants                           SAARC participants            Non-SAARC Countries

Student                                                      NR   6400                                      Euro 200

Regular                                                      NR   9600                                      Euro 300

Young Scientist (<32 yrs)                      NR   8000                                      Euro 250

Exhibitor                                                   NR 64000                                      Euro 700

Accompanying Person                           NR   4000                                       Euro 200


A book of abstract will be distributed to the conference participants. Selected Papers presented in KaSAM – 2016 will be published in Macromolecular Symposia after peer review.


Abstract submission                August 30, 2016     Abstract acceptance        Sept 5, 2016

Registration fee payment        Sept. 15, 2016         Full paper submission    Nov. 20, 2016

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Achyut Adhikari, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Prof. Susanta Banerjee, IIT Kharagpur, Materials Science Center, Kharagpur, India

Dr. Netra lal Bhandari, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prof. Bernhard Blümich, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Miss Gwendolyn L. Bluemich, Strategic Education & Workforce Development Initiatives, USA

Prof. Valerio Causin, Padova University, Italy

Dr. Amit Das, Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, Germany

Prof. C. K. Das, FM University, Odisha, India

Dr. Tanya Das, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Suresh Kumar Dhungel, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur, Nepal

Dr. Surendra Kumar Gautam, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Sven Henning, Fraunhofer IMWS, Halle/Saale, Germany

Prof.  Michael Hess, University of Siegen, Germany

Prof. Mushahid Husain, Vice Chancellor, M. J. P. Rohilkhand University, Bareily, UP, India

Dr. Bhim Kafle, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal

Dr. Niranjan Koirala, Nobel College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Ralf Lach, Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Germany

Dr. Andreas Leuteritz,Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, Germany

Dr. Sheila Maskey, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prof. Abdullah Mimaroglu, University of Sakarya, Turkey

Prof. Goerg H. Michler, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenbberg, Halle, Germany

Dr. Bhanu Bhakta Neupane, Kathmandu Institute for Applied Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prof. Shigeru Okamoto, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Dayaghan S. Rane, Dadasaheb D. N. Bhole College, Maharashtra, India

Prof. Sinichi Sakurai, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Suprakas Sinha Ray, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, S. Africa

Prof. Jean Marc Saiter, University of Rouen, Rouen, France

Prof. Ajaya Kumar Singh, Govt. V. Y. T. PG. Autonomous College Durg, India

Prof. Holger Schönherr, University of Siegen, Germany

Dr. Jakub Širc, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, IMC, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Tomasz Sterzinsky, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Abu Bin Hasan Susan, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari (Linkoping University, Sweden)


Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI), P. O. Box 24411, Kathmandu, Nepal

E-mail: “[email protected]” (NPI) and “[email protected] (Ram Adhikari).

Tel. ++9779841 442230 (Dr. Rajesh Pandit) and ++9779841 852679 (Dr. Sharmila Pradhan)

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