Namaste, and welcome to the website of KaSAM-2018!
Rajesh Pandit (Ph.D.) Sharmila Pradhan (Ph.D.)
Convener, KaSAM-2018 Convener, KaSAM-2018
Chair, Nepal Polymer Institute Vice-Chair, Nepal Polymer Institute
Dept. of Chemistry, Tri-Chandra Campus Dept. of Chemistry, Amrit Science Campus
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials (KaSAM), a biennial conference series, is an initiative of the Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) undertaken to strengthen networking of materials scientists from Nepal and the South Asian Countries to the rest of the world and has the motto: Cross-Linking Science and Virtues.
The main objectives of this conference is to provide a global platform for rigorous discussion on recent advances, challenges and solution paths in various areas of materials science and engineering (MSE). Polymeric materials is an integral part of KaSAM endeavours. Previous editions of KaSAM: first (2012, Kathmandu), second (2014, Kathmandu) and third (2016, Pokhara) were highly successful in attracting eminent scientists, young researchers, and students from more than 25 countries across the globe.
The 4th Edition of KaSAM is being organized by the Nepal Polymer Instiute (NPI) in association with the Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST)-Tribhuvan University (Kirtipur, Nepal), Kathmandu University (Kavre, Nepal), Pokhara University (Kaski, Nepal), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) (Lalitpur, Nepal) and Institute for Polymer Materials (Merseburg, Germany), with support from the Onyx Inc., Nuriset (Rouen, France) and University Grants Commission (Bhaktapur, Nepal) during Oct. 26-29, 2018 in Kathmandu. The KaSAM-2018 will be accompanied by one-day pre-conference short course (Oct. 26, 2018) on ‘Recent Developments and Research Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of New Materials’, targeted to newcomers, including students, early-career researchers, among others.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to participate and contribute to both the KASChem-2018 and KaSAM-2018. We hope that the conference and the accompanying "3rd Kathmandu Autumn School on Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (KASChem-2018): Current Trends in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of New Materials" will be of help in promoting education and researches in material science, chemistry, and related biomedical sciences in Nepal. Please plan to join us at KaSAM-2018 and explore the natural beauty and cultural heritages of Kathmandu, and Nepal.
We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you all at the KaSAM-2018 in Kathmandu.
Drs. Rajesh Pandit & Sharmila Pradhan (On behalf of the Organizing Committee)