COMSTECH International Workshop on “Nanosciences: Education and its Industrial Applications”

December 13-15, 2016

Venue: COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2016

Nanotechnology, with its wide applications in many areas of science, industry and society, such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, defense, energy, food, agriculture, oil, and gas etc., is one of the fast developing technologies.  Use of nanoscale (sizes of atoms & molecules) materials greatly enhances the performance and efficiency of industrial products. Since, properly trained human resource is the backbone of economic growth, the OIC member countries need to pay particular attention to nanotechnology in order to improve the performance of its industrial sector.

There is a dire need to train and develop human resource in the field of nanotechnology for getting maximum benefit from the opportunities offered by this recently emerged field of science & technology. COMSTECH is offering a three-day international workshop on “Nanosciences: Education and its Industrial Applications” to provide a platform for scientists, industrialists and policy makers to deliberate on the importance of education in nanosciences and the applications of nanotechnology in various fields.

Targeted Participants:

  • Researchers
  • Industrial Professionals
  • Policy Makers

Objectives of the Workshop:

  • Overview of Recent Developments in Nanotechnology and their Applications including Challenges and Opportunities for Deployments
  • Improving Education and Safety Guidelines for Nanosciences
  • Enhancing Collaboration within OIC Industrialists and with Research and Technology Centres Outside the OIC

Workshop Contents:

  1. Increasing Awareness of Nanoeducation at School and College Levels

  2. Interdisciplinary Education and Research in Nanosciences at University Level

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructures

  4. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Health Sectors – Potentials and Risks

  5. Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology

Focal Person of the Workshop:

Dr. N.M. Butt, S. I.
Chairman, Preston Institute of Nano Science & Technology (PINSAT),
Preston University, Islamabad

Resource Persons of the Workshop:

  1. Prof. Dr. Salim H. Al Harthi
    Department of Physics,
    Sultan Qaboos University,
    Muscat, Oman

  2. Prof. Dr. Ali Beitollahi
    Director of International Collaboration and Nanostandardization Committee,
    Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC),
    School of Metallurgy and Materials,
    Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

  3. Prof. Dr. Feng Qibo
    Dean of School of Science,
    Beijing Jiaotong University,
    Beijing, People's Republic of China

  4. Prof. Dr. Ding Kejian
    Vice Dean of School of Science,
    Director of BJTU-UW NMT Jiont-Program,
    Chair of Department of Physics,
    Beijing Jiaotong University,
    Beijing, People's Republic of China

  5. Prof. Dr. Saeed Sarkar
    Secretary General,
    Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council,
    Tehran, Iran

  6. Dr. Metin OZGUL
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
    Afyon Kocatepe University,;

  7. Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid
    Vice Chancellor
    University of Engineering and Technology (UET),
    Lahore, Pakistan

  8. Prof. Dr. S. Khurshid Hasanain
    COMSTECH Secretariat,
    Islamabad, Pakistan

  9. Dr. Shahzad Alam
    Pakistan Council for Industrial Research (PCSIR),
    Islamabad, Pakistan

  10. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam,
    Vice Chancellor,
    University of Health Sciences,
    Lahore, Pakistan
  11. Prof. Dr. Tanveer Hussain
    Acting Vice Chancellor,
    National Textile University,
    Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  12. Prof. Dr. Irshad Hussain
    Department of Chemistry
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS),
    Lahore, Pakistan
  13. Dr. Mazhar Mahmood
    Director Materials Division,
    Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS),
    Islamabad, Pakistan

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee for foreign participants from OIC Member States.  Registration fee for local participants is Pak rupees 2,500. Full time students can avail 60% discount.

Local Hospitality:

COMSTECH will provide free board and lodging to participants from the OIC countries. Travel grants are not available. Airport pick-and-drop service on arrival and departure will be provided to all participants.

Workshop Coordinator:

Mrs. Hanifa Beg, Programme Manager, COMSTECH, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9220681-3
Fax: +92-51-9205264, +92-51-9220265

Registration Process:            

Step 1: Download application form from here

Step 2: Read instructions in the application form carefully and submit properly filled form to Foreign participants must submit a scanned copy of first three pages of their passport along with the application form.

Step 3: Selected participants will be notified by email. Therefore, candidates are required to regularly check their emails.

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