Organised by Department of Physics & Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Date: January 28 -30, 2019
The 5th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICONN-2019 commenced on 28th January at 10.00 AM
Prof. Muthamizhchelvan, Director (Engg &Tech), SRM Institute of Science and Technology welcomed the delegates and participants.
Prof. John Thiruvadigal, Dean Sciences, convener- ICONN 2019 briefed about the conference
Dr. T .P. Ganesan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Development) delivered the Presidential Address.
Prof. Richard W. Siegel, Founding Director, US National Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructure, delivered a special address.
The inaugural address was delivered by Padma Shri Prof. Ajay K. Sood
Member, Science Technology Innovation Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Chairman, Nanoscience Advisory Group of DST, Govt. of India
To honor the senior and young researchers, Prof. Yasuhiro Hayakawa, Shizuoka University, Japan, was conferred the “Life Time achievement award for Research Promotion ” and ICONN-2019-Young Researcher Award to Dr. K. D. Mallikarjuna Rao, IACS, Kolkatta and ICONN-2019 Outstanding Women Researcher Award to “ Dr.C. Nithya, NIT, Tiruchirapalli
All the abstracts of the conference were compiled and released as conference proceedings. The same has been given in the USB chip attached with ID card to all the delegates and participants.
All the Keynote, Plenary and Invited speakers were honored on the stage during the inaugural function.
Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Professor and Controller of Examinations proposed vote of thanks.
The ICONN-2019 dealt with 12 themes
Nanostructured Materials and Thin Films
Nanoelectronics Nanosensors and NEMS
Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
Nanomagnetism and Spintronics
Nanotechnology for Harnessing Energy, Transport and Storage
Nanotoxicology, Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine
Nanocatalysts and Nanocomposites
Green Nanotechnology, including
Nanotechnology for air and Water Purification, Nanotribology
Industrial Nanotechnology: Products and Commercialization
The ICONN2019 comprised of 5 parallel sessions totaling 40 individual sessions.
1 keynote lecture, 13 Plenary lectures, 76 invited lectures were delivered by leading experts from 19 countries around the world.
In addition, 152 contributory Lectures and 1543 posters presentations were made. All the technical sessions were ably chaired by the invitees of ICONN 2019.
Expert Panels of ICONN-2019 selected 10 best Posters and 3 best oral presentations. In addition, Nature Nano Springer selected 3 best Posters and 3 Posters from Computational Nanotechnology selected for Prof. Kawazoe award.
The Conference provided a platform to discuss and interact with young and dynamic researchers sharing their experience, innovative ideas and the challenges in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
It also provided the experts and young researchers an opportunity to explore collaborative opportunities.
In addition to regular scientific sessions, to promote collaboration, interaction meetings were arranged on Sensors, 2D Layered materials, Photonics, Batteries and Computational Nanotechnology during the conference.