Third International Conference


KaSAM - 2016

 Conference datesOctober 17-20, 2016                 Venue: Mount Kailash Resort, Lakeside-6, Pokhara, Nepal 


                      Organized by: Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) In Association with Pokhara University; Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and                                          Institut für Polymerwerkstoffe (IPW), Germany

 The four day KaSAM-2016 Program has successfully concluded in the afternoon of 20th October 2016 in Pokhara, Nepal. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the distinguished guests, advisors, speakers, presenters, participants, sponsors, journalists, and those who directly or indirectly helped us to make this event a great success. --KaSAM-2016 Organizing Committee

 KaSAM-2016 news coverage by national and international media is  also available in the media page of this website. 


Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials (KaSAM)-2016, third series of an international conference organized every two years in Nepalis a long term initiative of Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) to provide a global platform for presentation, and sharing of researches and/or innovations in the field of advanced materials and related disciplines. KaSAM is equally focused on networking of materials scientists from around the world, to promote science, technology and innovations in Nepal through collaborations. For details, click  here.

Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem) is an educational outreach program targeted to young researchers, students and newcomers in the field. This year KASChem-2016 will be held in three different cities: Pokhara (Oct 17), Chitwan (Oct 22) and Biratnagr (Oct 24). KASChem-2016 will provide an overview of Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of NanomaterialsFor details, click  here.

Namaste and a warm welcome,

On behalf of the organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate and contribute to both the KaSAM-2016 and KASChem-2016.  Read more here. 


Rameshwar Adhikari (Convener, KaSAM-2016)

The KaSAM Poster Awards will be distributed to three (3) best presenters selected from over 75 eligible posters. The winners receive complimentary registration to the Second Young Scientists Summit (YSS-2017)- Kathmandu scheduled for upcoming winter (Further information will be provided during KaSAM-2016). 

All participants including speakers are required to register to the program. Early registration deadline of September 15 is now over. For more details on registration fees, bank details, click here 

Abstract submission:     August 30, 2016 (Closed)

Abstract notification:      September 5, 2016

Registration (early):       September 15, 2016 (Closed)

Full paper submission:  November 20, 2016


For more information on each of the categories, visit the respective webpages. 

A. Structure-Property Relationships in Materials

B. Synthesis & Application of New Materials

C. 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.  

During KaSAM-2016, more than 140 research papers including about 65 lectures will be presented by scientists from over 15 countries representing all continents of the globe. 

For Programme details about KaSAM-2016 and KASChem-2016, Click here. 




Updated on October 21, 2016                                                                                                    © 2016 |Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI),Kathmandu | Rameshwar Adhikari