Third International Conference


KaSAM - 2016

October 17-20, 2016, 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), Merseburg, Germany

KaSAM-2016 TECHNICAL PROGRAMME (PDF version of KaSAM-2016 Final Programme can be downloaded here)

VENUE:  Pokhara University // Mount Kailash Resort, Lake Side, Pokhara                                                           REGISTRATION: 7:30 – 8:30 (everyday) and during breaks

Oral PresentersPlease provide a soft copy of your final presentation to the organizer at least 2 hours prior to your presentation schedule, in allocated desk inside the conference venue.  


Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem)- 2016 Part I: Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanomaterials     (Short Course for young scientists and students) 

Venue: Pokhara University, Lekhnath, Pokhara, Nepal 

Chairpersons: Dr. Rameshwar Adhikari (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu), Dr. Khem Raj Joshi (Pokhara University, Pokhara), Dr. Bhim Kafle (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel)

0830- 0840

Welcome and Introduction



Do We Need Sciences?

Prof. Jean Marc Saiter, Onyx Development , Groupe Nutriset, FRANCE

0920- 0950


Basics of Nanomaterials Synthesis

Dr. Netra Lal Bhandari, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

0950- 1020

Tea/Coffee Break



Atomic Force Microscopy for the Nanoscale Characterization of Polymers - Morphology, Mechanical Properties and Beyond

Prof. Holger Schönherr, University of Siegen, Siegen, GERMANY

1110- 1140


Depth-sensing Indentation Techniques for Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites

Dr. Ralf Lach, Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Merseburg/Saale, GERMANY

1140- 1300

Lunch Break

1300- 1340


Nanostructuring by Block Copolymers

Prof. Shigeru Okamoto, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, JAPAN

1340- 1420


Magnetic Magic: Molecules, Materials and Objects as Viewed by Atomic Nuclei

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

1420- 1450

Tea/Coffee Break

1450- 1530


Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Dr. Jakub Sirc, IMC, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZECH REPUBLIC

1530- 1600


Let’s Walk Around Food Technology and its Evolution in Nepal

Ms. Rekha Lecomte, Onyx Development , Groupe Nutriset, FRANCE



1630- 1730

Opening Ceremony followed by Dinner

Venue: Mount Kailash Resort, Lake Side, Pokhara


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM): Changing the World One Bit at a Time

Gwendolyn Bluemich , Strategic Education & Workforce Development Initiatives, GLOBAL FOUNDRIES, USA

TL = Tutorial Lecture, SL = Special Lecture for Young Scientists


Keynote Lectures  

0900- 0930

Bernhard Bluemich, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, GERMANY

Compact NMR for Nondestructive Materials Testing, Benchtop Chemical Analysis, and Potentially Point-of-Care Medical Diagnostics

0930 - 1000

Amit Das, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung, Dresden, GERMANY

Smart Rubbers: Some Recent Development

1000 - 1030

Tea/Coffee Break

Symposium:  Structure-Properties Correlations  I

1030- 1055

Vimal Katiyar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, INDIA

Stereocomplex Polylactic Acid (sc-PLA) Based Bionanocomposites

1055- 1120

Ralf Lach, Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Merseburg, GERMANY

Advanced Short-Term Approaches to Estimate the Long-Term Mechanical Behaviour of Polymers at Static Loading Conditions

1120- 1135

Biraj Dhungana, Kongju National University, South KOREA

Electrical Conductivity, Flow-ability, Mechanical Strength and Water Absorption of PC/Expandable Graphite Composites for Bipolar Plates of PEMFC

1135- 1150

Rahul Patwa, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, INDIA

Study on Hydrolytic Degradation Behaviour of PLA and PLA–Silk Nanocomposites

1150- 1215

C. K. Das, P .G Department of Applied Physics & Ballistics, Odisha, INDIA

Transition Metal Compound Containing Hybrid Nano Composites for Supercapacitor Applications

1215 - 1340

Lunch Break

Symposium:  Structure-Properties Correlations II

1340- 1405

Narayan Adhikari, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

First-Principles Study of a Molecular Adsorption of Aater onMoS 2 /Graphene Heterostructures


Jagadeesh Bhattarai, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Tailoring of Green Corrosion Inhibitors in Nepal – An Overview


S. R. Bhandari, Condensed Matter Physics Research Center, Lumbini, NEPAL

Magnetic Phase Transition with Stable Half-metallic State in Sr2-xLaxCoO4


Koudai Suzuki, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, JAPAN

A Structural Study of OBDD and OBDG in a Blend System by SAXS Analysis Based on Paracrystal Theory with Distortion


Narendra  S. Patil, Bhusawal Arts Science, Jalagaon INDIA 

Kinetic and Thermodynamic Study of Mixed Crystals of Cadmium-Barium Levo-Tartrate Dehydrate Grown in Silica Gel 


Prakash Bhattarai, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Detail Study of the Ionospheric Total Electron Content (TEC) and Electron Density Variations

1530 - 1600

Tea/Coffee Break

Symposium:  Structure-Properties Correlations  III


Jean Marc Saiter, Université de Normandie, Mont Saint Aignan Cedex, Rouen, FRANCE

Is it Possible to Get an Identity Card for Very Soft Materials by Means of Indentation Measurements


Bhanu Bhakta Neupane, Amrit Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Tracking the Movement of a Nanocar on Flat Surfaces with the Help of Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy


Shila Maskey, Tribhuvan University, NEPAL

Development of a Method for the Characterization of PM2.5 Produced from Burning Biomass Fuels


Jan Nisar, University of Peshawar, PAKISTAN

Use of Cobalt Doped Molecular Sieve LZ-52 as Catalyst for the Conversion of Polypropylene Waste into Valuable Products

1740- 1800

M. C. Adhikary, FM University Balasore, Odisha, INDIA

Effects of 1D and 2D C- Nanofiller as Compatibilisers to Develop Flexible Thermoplastics Nano Composites

End of Technical Sessions (Day II)


Keynote Lectures  

0830- 0900

Ashutosh Tiwari, Linköping University, Linköping, SWEDEN

Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, IFM, Linköping University, Linköping, SWEDEN Digital Health Care – Perceptions of Living Laboratory

0900- 0930

Shinichi Sakurai, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, JAPAN

Grain Growth for Spherical Microdomains in Block Copolymer Thin Films Where The (110) Planes of The BCC Lattice Are Spontaneously Oriented Parallel to The Surface

0930 - 1000

Hirokazu Hasegawa, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, JAPAN

2D-Network Structures in Block Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends

1000 - 1030

Tea/Coffee Break

Symposium:  Science, Technology & Innovations for Nepal

1030- 1055

Dinesh Raj Bhuju, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur, NEPAL

STI for Nepal to Catch-up with the World

1055- 1120

Rabindra Prasad Dhakal, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Lalitpur, NEPAL

Scope and Challenges of Materials Processing Technologies for Energy and Materials Generation from Waste Management of the Country

1120- 1135

Ajaya Bhattarai. M. M. A. M. C, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, NEPAL

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Detecting Heavy Metals in Environmental Samples

1135- 1150

Netra Lal Bhandari. Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Compatibilizer Effect on Morphology, Thermal, Mechanical and Water Absorption Behavior of Natural Fiber Based Polymer Composites


Jarina Joshi, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Ethanol Production by Electrochemical Redox Combination of Yeast Cells

1205 -1220

Bhim P. Kafle, Kathmandu University, Dhulikel, Kavre, NEPAL

Effect of Calcination Environments and Plasma Treatment on Optical and Electrical Behaviors of Fluorine Doped Tin Oxide (FTO) Transparent Thin Films

1220 - 1340

Lunch Break

Symposium : Biomaterials + Synthesis and Application of New Materials I

1340- 1405

Valerio Causin, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, ITALY

Thermo- and pH-Responsive Hydrogels Based on Electrospun Fibres: Preparation and Characterization


Lenka Poláková, IMC, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZECH REPUBLIC

Synthetic Hydrogels for Wound Healing


Ummul Khair Fatema, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Nanocomposites of Polyaniline with Silver Nanoparticles Prepared using Water in Oil Microemulsions as Antibacterial Agents


Sujit Kumar Shah, M. M. A. M. C, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, NEPAL

Effect of Methanol on Surface Properties of Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide(CTAB) at Different Temperatures


K. M. Sachin, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, INDIA

Micellisation of Cationic- and Anionic-rich Mixed Surfactants at T = 293.15, 298.15 and 303.15 K


N. S. Jayakumar, R.K.M. Vivekananda College, Chennai, INDIA

New Materials in Nanofluids


Tea/Coffee Break  & POSTER  SESSION 

End of Technical Sessions (Day III)


Keynote Lectures  

0830- 0900

Jakub Sirc, IMC, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZECH REPUBLIC

Electrospun Micro/Nanofibrous Carriers for Local Drug Delivery

0900- 0930

Holger Schönherr, University of Siegen, Siegen, GERMANY

New Approaches to Detect Bacterial Infections with Advanced Polymers

0930 - 1000

Shigeru Okamoto, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, JAPAN

Singular-Value-Decomposition Analysis of SAXS in Order-Order Transition Between Ordered Bi-continuous Network Structures of Double Diamond and Double Gyroid Does an Intermediate Structure Exist?

1000 - 1030

Tea/Coffee Break

Symposium : Synthesis and Application of New Materials II

1030- 1055

Susanta Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  INDIA

Designing Cardo Polymers and Membranes Thereof for Efficient Gas Separation

1055- 1120

Dayaghan Rane, Dadasaheb D. N. Bhole College, Maharashtra, INDIA

Synthesis, Optical and Electrical Characterization of Spray Pyrolized CdSxSe1-x Thin Films

1120- 1145

David E. Motaung. DST/CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, SOUTH AFRICA

Fabrication of Chemiresistive Sensors Based on CeO2 Mixed and Doped Metal Oxide Composite Nanostructures: Their Role in Photovoltaic and Magnetic Properties

1145- 1210

Andreas Leuteritz, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden, GERMANY

LDH – Additive for Sophisticated Nanocomposite Materials


Peter R. Makgwane, DST/CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured Materials, SOUTH AFRICA

Ruthenium Nanocomposites on Metal Oxide, Carbon and Polymer Supports for Redox-Catalyzed Oxidation and Hydrogenation Reactions

1235 - 1340

Lunch Break

Symposium : Natural Products and Pharmaceuticals for Nepal

1340- 1405

Niranjan Koirala, Nobel College, Pokhara University, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Bioconversion of cholesterol using glucosyltransferase and methyltransferase isolated from Streptomyces: Genome mining, cloning, bioconversion, GC-MS characterization and hypothesis on evolution of sterol tailoring enzymes in Streptomyces


Bishnu Prasad Pandey, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, NEPAL

Characterization and Identification of the Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils and Methanol Extract of Artemisia vulgaris and Gaultheria fragrantissima by GC-MS and HPLC


Lok Nath Neupane, Inha University, South KOREA

Diols-Responsive Disassembly and Assembly of Nanoparticles of Peptides for Ratiometric Fluorescence Sensing of Diols Including Monosaccharides in Aqueous Buffered Solution


Dinesh Chaudhary, Pokhara University, Pokhara, NEPAL

In vitro Study on Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization by Methanolic Leaf Extract of Murraya koenigii


Paras Nath Yadav, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Innovation of Anticancer Activity of Novel Thiosemicarbazones

1530 - 1600

Tea/Coffee Break


Closing and Prize Distribution Ceremony, Farewell

                                                                                                                                                                                                        End of Technical Sessions (Day III)  

End of KaSAM-2016

LIST of POSTERS                 (Poster Presentation: Oct 19, 2016, 1530-1730)

Poster Number

Tile of Poster and Author(s) 


Synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles and study their composite with biodegradable polymer and epoxy resin

Dipak Baram, Dhanikala Thapa, Gokarna Pandey, Rameshwar Adhikari


The conductivity study of cetrimide in absence and presence of NaNO3, Na2SO4 and Na3PO3 salts at different temperatures

Nabin Basnet, Pratiksha Neupane, Pratima Karki, Pranita Rai, Ajaya Bhattarai


Sodium dodecyl sulfate/1-butanol/cyclohexane/water microemulsions: Percolation phenomena and microstructural phase transition

Ferdousi Begum, M. Yousuf A. Mollah, M. Muhibur Rahman, Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan


Status of use of ethno-medicines in dog and snake bite at Attariya-12, Kailali, Nepal

Dinesh Chaudhary, Manoj Pandit, Suman Giri, Khem Raj Joshi


In vitro study on inhibition of calcium oxalate crystallization by methanolic leaf extract of Murraya koenigii

Dinesh Chaudhary, Ram Milan Rana, Sanjita Paudel, Sangita Timsina, Bishnu Prasad Neupane, Komal Prasad Malla


Structural and antibacterial properties of some heavy metals containing Ayurvedic drugs

Prasamsha Panta, Tika Ram Bhandari, Bidit Lamsal, Bhanu Bhakta Neupane, Bidur Rijal, Antonella Esposito, Rameshwar Adhikari


Extraction of microcrystalline cellulose and comparing its effects with commercial microcrystalline cellulose on biodegradable polymer composites

Jyoti Giri, Hai Hong Le, Ralf Lach, Wolfgang Grellmann, Hans-Joachim Radusch, Rameshwar Adhikari, Goerg Hannes Michler, Jean Marc Saiter, Sven Henning


Electricity generation from Bagmati waste water through microbial fuel cells: An experimental and statistical analysis

Purak Adhikari, Raman Ghimire , Bimala Dhakal, Jarina Joshi


Isolation and characterization of chitosan from shell of fresh water prawn

Binod Kumar Dulal, Ram Prasad Baral, Shanta Pokhrel, Rameshwar Adhikari


Comparative study of physical properties of polycrystalline and nanocrystalline Y2Ir2O7

Vinod Kumar Dwivedi, Soumik Mukhopadhyay


Role of polymer chain architecture in dispersion of functionalized clay nanosheets

Supriya Gupta, Paresh Chokshi


Anti-diabetic Stevia medicinal plant embedded with nanoparticles

S. Jayakumar, N. S. Subashree, Preetha Mary George, P. Divya, M. Muthukumaran, Dharani


Effect of flourine concentration, film thickness, calculation environment and plasma treatment on structural, optical and electrical properties of fluorine-doped tin oxide thin films

Madhav Kafle, Ramesh Bhatta, Bhim Prasad Kafle, Lila Pradhan Joshi, Deepak Prasad Subedi, Armila Rajbhandari


Structural, morphological and optical properties of nanocrystalline CdS1–xSex thin films grown by thermal evaporation techniques

Milind Kale, Deelip Bhavsar


Organohypervalent iodine: Promising reagents in current organic synthesis

Raj Kamal


Preventive role of fish oil on chemotherapy-induced off-target toxicity

Sunil Kandel, Ankit Pandeya, Pradeep Subedi


Immortalization of bone marrow and placental mesenchymal stem cells by transfection

Udhab Karki, Tilak R. Shrestha, Shashi Singh


Conversion of waste plastics into fuels and chemicals

Anjali Karn, Parash Acharya, Rabindra Prasad Dhakal


Preparation of wheat stalk dust/polyaniline composites for removing arsenic (V)

Indu Khadka, Santosh Khanal, Rameshwar Adhikari


Antimicrobial and cytotoxicity of rhizome extract of Acorus calamus in combination with different antimicrobial agents: A synergistic effect

Hemanta Khanal


Determination of point of zero charge of charcoals of Shorea robusta and Pinus roxburghii

Manoj Khanal, Ajaya Bhattarai


Detection of oral cancer by native fluorescence spectroscopy using human tissue and saliva as a diagnostic medium

Pavan Kumar, Ashutosh Singh, Surendra Kanaujia, Asima Pradhan


First-principles study of adsorption of halogen molecules on graphene–MoS2 bilayer hetero-system

Saran Lamichhane, Pravin Lage, Gyan Bahadur Khatri, Nurapati Pantha, Narayan Prasad Adhikari


Multiferroic HoCrO3: A temperature-dependent survey

Ashish Kumar Mall, Rajeev Gupta, Ashish Garg


Thermal and electrochemical stability study of benignly synthesized N-doped graphene oxide composite

Shantilal Mehetre, Man Singh


Biodegradable polymer composites using urban carpentry wastes

Rom Nath Baral, Santosh Khanal, André Wutzler, Ralf Lach, Wolfgang Grellmann, Werner Lebek, Rameshwar Adhikari


Corrosion behavior of metallic materials used as automobile machinery by fossil fuels and biofuels

Uttam Nepal, Keshav Raj Gaire, Jagadeesh Bhattarai


Comparison of PPY and PPY–PVA composite as humidity sensors

Ravindra Kumar, B. C. Yadav


Micellization behavior of sodiumdodecyl sulphate in presence and absence of NaCl, KCl, KBr and NaBr in pure water and in methanol–water-mixed solvent media by conductometry at different temperatures

Tulasi Prasad Niraula, Sujeet Kumar Chatterjee, Ajaya Bhattarai


Preparation and characterization of ionophore-based lead (II) ion sensor

H. B. Oli, A. P. Yadav


Functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for efficient anticancer drug binding and release processes

Shivani R. Pandya, Man Singh


Bioplastics from natural resources – Challenges and opportunities

Khim Prasad Panthi, Rameshwar Adhikari


Study of chlorine and chloride content in drinking water supply for Kathmandu valley

Manita K.C., Jyoti Giri


Study on hydrolytic degradation behaviour of PLA and PLA–silk nanocomposites

Rahul Patwa, Kartik Sharma, Shivkumar Venkatachalam, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar


Transfer and location of thymidine between solvent phase and micellar phase: Studies on model system

Indu M. Paudel, Ajaya Bhattarai


Comparison of PPY and PPY-PVA Composite as Humidity Sensors

Ravindra Kumar, Utkarsh Kumar, Anamika D. Katheria, B.C. Yadav


Fabrication and characterization of completely biodegradable PBAT/chitosan blends: Morphology, thermal and biodegradation properties

S. Pokhrel, R. Lach, H. H. Le, W. Grellmann, H. J. Radusch, P. N. Yadav, R. Adhikari


Hydrolytic stability of polyurethanes tested in physiologically simulated conditions

Rafal Poreba, Magdalena Serkis, Jiří Hodan, Jana Kredatusová, Dana Kubies, Milena Spírková


Extraction of starch from non-edible Taro tuber and its performance evaluation in poly(e-caprolactone) nanocomposites

Kiran K. Gali, Aswathy R., Purabi Bhagabati, Siddharth M. Bhasney, Melakuu Tesfaye, Vimal Katiyar


Phytochemical and biological studies of some Nepalese medicinal plants and isolation and identification of phytoconstituents from the root of Clerodendrum serratum (L.) moon

Keshav Ranabhat, Niranjan Parajuli


Serotyping and antibiotic ausceptibility patterns of Vibrio and Shigella isolates from HIV positive children patients visiting Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku

Binod Rayamajhee, Laxman Ghimire, Jyoti Aacharya, Sarita Manandhar


Phytochemical and biological studies of some Nepalese medicinal plants and isolation and identification of phytoconstituents from vine of Ampelosissus tomentosa (B. Heyne and Roth) planch

Kamal Prasad Regmi, Niranjan Parajuli


Study of in vitro interaction of sildenafil citrate with bovine serum albumin by fluorescence spectroscopy

Md. Rokonujjaman, Md. Abdus Salam, A. K. M. Nur Alam Siddiki, Md. Farhadur Rahman, Md. Zakir Sultan


Micellisation of cationic- and anionic-rich mixed surfactants at T = 293.15, 298.15 and 303.15 K

K. M. Sachin, Sameer Karpe, Ajaya Bhattarai, Man Singh


Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of oxovanadium (IV) complexes with macrocyclic ligands

M. K. Sahani, S. K. Sengupta, O. P. Pandey


Extraction of essential oils from various aromatic plants sources and their analysis

Ram Prasad Baral, V. D. Valerierievich, Rameshwar Adhikari


Green synthesis of silver nanoparticle using fruits extract and its antibacterial activity

Biswash Sapkota, Grinsun Sharma, Mahendra Adhikari, Gopal Lamichhane


X dependence of energy bands and thermoelectricity of Ce-filled skutterudites

Amit Shankar, R. K. Thapa, P. K. Mandal


Experimental vindication of multiferroicity in a half-doped manganite and its connection with Zener polaron ordering

Vinay Kumar Shukla, Soumik Mukhopadhyay


Calorimetric analysis of uncompatibilized polypropylene/polystyrene blend using DSC

Md. Amir Sohel, Arunava Mandal, Sandip Pan, Achintya K.Saha, Asmita Sen Gupta


A study on the dye-surfactant interaction by conductivity method

Netra Prasad Subedi, Ajaya Bhattarai


High MDR and ESBL producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae from different clinical samples and optimize PCR to find its genetic diversity with change in AST pattern

Surya Subedi, Bidya Shrestha, Jyoti Maharjan


Extraction of cellulose from Allo fibers and preparation of their composites with urea–formaldehyde resin

Sumita Subedi, Netra Lal Bhandari, Rameshwar Adhikari


Fabrication of nanostructured carbon nanotube based thin film and its application for the detection of CO2 gas

Utkarsh Kumar, Ravindra Kumar, B.C. Yadav


Functionalization of nanocarbons of different dimensionalities

Sonam Tamang, André Wutzler, Ralf Lach, Wolfgang Grellmann, Rameshwar Adhikari, Sabita Shrestha


Catalysing effect of rhodamine B on interaction behaviour of lanthanide nitrates with dendrimer

Nidhi Vashistha, Man Singh


Cetylpyridinium chloride interaction with methyl red in methanol–water-mixed solvent media

Shiva Kumar Yadav, Ashok Kumar Das, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Ajaya Bhattarai


Investigations on the medicinal attributes of pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines

Umesh Yadava


Tuning morphology and mechanical properties of block copolymer-modified nanostructured epoxy resin

S. P. Khatiwada, R. Pandit, S. Chandran C., S. Thomas, J. M. Saiter, R. Lach, W. Grellmann, G. Heinrich, R. Adhikari


Acid-functionalized g-Fe2O3: An efficient protocol towards multicomponent synthesis of imidazole derivatives

Manisha Bora, Pravin Adhav, Kakasaheb Mohite, Sunita Salunkhe, Vasant V. Chabukswar


Biodegradable conducting polymer nanocomposites using multiwalled carbon nanotubes

K. N. Dhakal, S. Khanal, R. Lach, W. Grellmann, G. Heinrich, R. Adhikari


Biodiesel production from the Jatropha curcas (L.) oil by optimized transesterification process

J. R. Ghimire, K. Shrestha, M. B Gewali


Kinetics study of photocatalytic degradation of tartaric acid in UV-Visible light at various parameters by the Cobalt Nickel doped Titania (Co0.05:Ni0.10:TiO2)

Azad Kumar, Gajanan Pandey


Pyrolysis of waste low-density polyethylene into fuels and chemicals

Kanchan Pathak, Rabindra Prasad Dhakal


Co-ordination chemistry: Current changes and future challenges (Specially cobalt, nickel, copper and zinc complexes of biologically active Schiff bases)

Kiran Singh


Synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles and study their composite with biodegradable polymer

Dhanikala Thapa, Dipak Baram, Gokarna Pandey, Rameshwar Adhikari


Polythiophene as ammonia sensor and effect of temperature on its sensitivity

Ashish B. Chourasia, Vasnat V Chabukswar


Study of anti-diabetic properties of Solanum anguivi and assessment of Cantharanthus roseus for its antioxidant activity

Prameela Khadka, Bimala Subba


Synthesis and characterization of magnetite nanoparticles and their nanocomposites with epoxy resin

Devendra Adhikari, Sushant Ghimire, Rameshwar Adhikari


Traditionally using medicinal plants in Kaski district, Nepal

Mahendra Adhikari, Gopal Lamichhane, Biswash Sapkota, Grinsun Sharma


Molecular environment of ternary mixtures of imidazolium-based ionic liquid with molecular solvents

Momana Afrose, Omar Ahmed, Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan


Wound healing effect of Calotropis procera plant embedded with nanoparticles

S. Jayakumar, Anees Ahmed, G. M. Rajesh, M. Muthukumaran


Protic ionic liquids and their binary systems for Michael addition reaction of acetylacetone and cyclohexanone

Gulshan Ara, Md. Mominul Islam, Md. Yousuf Ali Mollah, Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan


Synthesis and characterization of glycidyl azide polymer containing bisphenol as initiating unit

 Ajay D. Kshirsagar, Dilip D. Hundiwale, Pramod P. Mahulikar


Synthesis and characterization of hydroxyapatite from bone, egg shell and fish scales and their resorcinol-farmaldehyde resin nanocomposite 

Arun Acharya, Chet Raj Bhatta, Kiran Bhattarai, Rajesh Pandit, Rameshwar Adhikari


Tomato quality from organic and conventional production in the selected of areas of Dhankuta and Sunsari, Nepal

Pramod Kumar Yadav, Chandradip Kumar Yadav, Ajaya Bhattarai

Guidelines for Poster preparation : 

(A) Poster Size : 80 cm (width) and 110 cm (height) 

(B) Only Print on One-Side

(C) Sections : A poster should contain: Title; Author(s) (mention author name as First name followed by Surname; please underline the name of presenter, if there are more than one authors, and mark asterisk (*) on corresponding author); Affiliation(s) of the authors (department/college/university/institution including city and country). The main body (or text) should include: Abstract (not more than 300 words including key words and spaces); Introduction (background information including objectives, justification/ rationale); Experimental design (materials and methodology); Results (findings of your study; relevant photographs, chart, data which supports your findings); Discussion & Conclusion; Acknowledgements (if any). 

(D) Format: Use appropriate grammar and spelling. Avoid background graphics that make the text difficult to read. Use large enough graphs, charts to be read easily from a distance of at least 5 feet.  Do not use ALL CAPS. Use Arial Font for heading/title & Time New Roman font for body text. All types should be a minimum font size of 18, preferably bigger.

KaSAM Poster Awards:

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

Continuation of KASChem-2016 with Expert Outreach Program

October 21, 2016    Departure to Chitwan, visit to Chitwan National Park, accommodation in the Park, Cultural program

October 22, 2016      

            9:00                         Departure to Bharatpur Campus (in coordination with Campus authority  and colleagues)

            10:00 – 17:00      KASChem-2016 Part II (similar to Pokhara Program) in Chitwan: Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization  and Applications of Nanomaterials

October 23, 2016    Lumbini Visit (optional) and departure to Biratnagar, stay at Biratnagar

October 24, 2016    KASChem-2016 Part III (similar to Pokhara Program) in Biratnagar: Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization  & Applications of Nanomaterials

Updated on October 14, 2016                                                                                                    © 2016 |Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI),Kathmandu | Rameshwar Adhikari