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



Namaste !

Rameshwar Adhikari

Convener, KaSAM-2016 &  President, Nepal Polymer Institute 

Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, 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 to the rest of the world and has the motto: Cross-Linking Science and Virtues. The main objectives of this International Conference Series, organized every two years, is to provide a rigorous discussion forum for the materials scientists on recent advances, challenges and solution paths in different areas of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Polymeric Materials will form integral part of KaSAM endeavours. The First and Second KaSAM held in Kathmandu in 2012 and 2014 were highly successful in attracting eminent scientists, young researchers, and students from more than 20 countries across the globe.


The third International Conference- KaSAM-2016 is organized for the first time in Pokhara, a beautiful city in western Nepal situated in the lap of Mt. Machhapucchre, by Nepal Polymer Institute (Kathmandu, Nepal) in association with Pokhara University (Pokhara, Nepal), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (Lalitpur, Nepal) and Institut für Polymerwerkstoffe (Merseburg, Germany). This conference is focused on Nanostructured and Bio-related Materials, thus providing a platform for presentation of innovations in MSE from both the academia and industries. Technical program of the conference comprises invited lectures, oral and poster sessions, providing a survey of recent developments in MSE.


KaSAM-2016 is accompanied by the Second Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem-2016) hosted in three different cities: Pokhara (Oct 17), Chitwan (Oct 22) and Biratnagar (Oct 24).  Details about the Autumn School is also mentioned in the program page of this website. These short courses are targeted to undergraduate students, graduate students, young researchers, newcomers and any interested individuals , and will provide an overview of Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of New Materials

I, on behalf of the organizing Committee, would like to invite you to participate and contribute both in the symposia and the autumn school. The conference and the accompanying school are hoped to be a milestone in promoting education and researches in the field of advanced materials, chemistry and chemical technologies, and related biomedical sciences in Nepal. Please plan to join us at KaSAM-2016 and also explore the natural beauty of Pokhara city !

We are eagerly looking forward to welcome you at KaSAM-2016 in Pokhara !

Thank you. 


Updated on October 8, 2016                                                                                                 © 2016 |Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI),Kathmandu | Rameshwar Adhikari