SPEAKERS

Name Address Tentative Title/Area of Talk
Key Note Speaker
Prof. David Cahen
(Key Note Speaker)
Dept. of Materials and Interfaces
Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Professor in Energy Research
Scientific Director, Weizmann Institute Alternative Sustainable Energy Research Initiative, Director,
Mary and Tom Beck-Canadian Centre for Alternative Energy Research Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel
Electron Transport across Proteins and Peptides @ Interfaces: Mostly Riddles, Some Insights
Plenary Speakers
Prof. Ivan Schuller
(Plenary Speaker)
Condensed Matter Physics Group,  University of California,
San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0319, USA
Neuromorphic Computing
Prof. S. B. Krupanidhi
(Plenary Speaker)
Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Bangalore - 560012, India
III nitrides, ferroelectrics, thin films
Prof. Dr. Norbert Koch
(Plenary Speaker)
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Supramolekulare Systeme (SMS)
Brook-Taylor-Straße 6
12489 Berlin, Germany
Understanding and tailoring interfacial energy levels in organic- and perovskite-based optoelectronic devices
Prof. Ronan McGrath
(Plenary Speaker)
Head of the School of Physical Sciences,
University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom

Ultra-thin films on complex metallic alloy surfaces: A perspective

Evening Lecture
Prof. K. L. Chopra Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India Evolution of Science & Technology of Thin Films (From 5th State to Nanostate of Matter)
Invites Speaker
Prof. Dr. Sumit Agarwal
(Invited speaker)
Chemical and Biological Engineering Department,
Colorado School of Mines,
1613 Illinois Street, 443 Alderson Hall, Golden, CO, 80401, USA
Surface Reactions Mechanisms During the Atomic Layer Deposition of SiNx Flims
Prof. Frank Schreiber
(Invited speaker)
Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Tuebingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 10, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
Growth of molecular thin films
Prof. Eva Majkova
(Invited speaker)
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Stefanikova 49, 814 38 Bratislava 1, Slovak Republic
Kinetics of thin films growth studied by time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering
Prof. Miha Cekada
(Invited speaker)
Asst. Prof.
Jozef Stefan Institute
Head of the Department of Thin Films and Surfaces
Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Growth defects in PVD hard coatings
Dr. N.K. Sahoo
(Invited speaker)
Associate Director: Technical Physics Group & Head Atomic & Moleacular Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India Evolutionary Design, Deposition and Characterization Techniques for Interference Optical Thin Film Multilayer Coatings and Devices
Dr. Harish Barshilia
(Invited speaker)
Chief Scientist and Head, Surface Engineering Division,
CSIR - National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
Highly Efficient Selective Absorber Coatings for Solar Thermal Power Generation Applications
Dr. Vijay Kumar Dixit
(Invited speaker)
Scientist (SO/F), Semiconductor Laser Section,
Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, India
Epitaxy of ultraclean and entangled
heterostructures for advanced applications
Prof. R.O. Dusane
(Invited speaker)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400076, Maharashtra, India
Amorphous semiconductor thin films & nanowires for Photovoltaics/ detectors
Prof. B.R. Mehta
(Invited speaker)
Physics Department
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India
KPFM based nanoscale mapping of junction and electronic properties of 2D-3D interfaces
Prof. M.D. Shrisat
(Invited speaker)

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University,
Near Soneri Mahal Jaisingpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

Functional Materials for Sensors and Optoelectronics Applications
Prof. Deepak Gupta
(Invited speaker)
Materials Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Novel methods to fabricate electrodes with nano-scale separation for nanoelectronics
Prof. A. Subrahmanyam
(Invited speaker)
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Studies on in-situ sulfurization of Copper Zinc Tin (CZT) thin films prepared by reactive DC Magnetron sputtering
Dr. S.N. Jha
(Invited speaker)
ARPES Beamline, Room No.-4 Indus-2
Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology (RRCAT),
Indore, India
Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy for thin film characterization
Prof. M.K. Jayaraj
(Invited speaker)
Department of physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India Fabrication of organic/silicon heterojunction hybrid solar cells
Prof. P.S. Anilkumar
Invited speaker)
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012, India
Strain induced modifications of the magnetic moment in epitaxial multiferroic BiFeO3 and enhanced magneto-electric coupling in SrRuO3/BiFeO3 heterostructures
Dr. Umesh R. Mahatre
(Invited speaker)
Managing Director, Surface Modification Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
9-10 Emrald Premises, Behind Modi Hyundai, Waliv Phata, Vasai Road (E), Palghar India
Industrial Thin Films / DLC Coatings on Surgical Instruments
Prof. Ramesh Chandra
(Invited speaker)
Institute Instrumentation Centre
Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkee-247667, India
Synthesis of Nanostructured Thin Films using Physical Vapour Deposition Methods for Gas Sensing and Energy Storage Applications
Dr. Jose Miguel García-Martín
(Invited speaker)
IMM-Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid (CNM-CSIC),
Isaac Newton 8, Tres Cantos 28760, Madrid, Spain
Nanostructured coatings made by oblique deposition with sputtering: fundamentals and application
Prof. Nikola Radic
(Invited speaker
Rudjer Boskovic Institute Div. Materials Physics, Zagreb, Croatia   Phase control in reactive magnetron deposited TaN and TaON thin films
Prof. B.N. Dev
(Invited speaker
Department of Material Science,
IACS, Kolkata, India
Superconductivity of cobalt in thin films
Prof. J.V. Yakhmi
(Invited speaker)
HBNI, Mumbai, India Promising Encounters of Thin Films of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines with Detection, Corrosion Inhibition and Catalysis
Prof. Gerald Gerlach
(Invited speaker)
TU Dresden, Solid State Electronics Laboratory,
01062 Dresden, Germany
Thin film devices for electrocaloric cooling
Prof. Corinne Dejous
(Invited speaker)  
Laboratoire de l’Intégration du Matériau au Système (IMS) CNRS UMR 5218, Bordeaux INP/ENSEIRB-MATMECA, Univ. Bordeaux Group : ONDES 351 Cours de la Libération,
F-33405 TALENCE Cedex, France
SAW Chemical Microsensors based on Nanostructured Carbon-based Thin Films
Dr. Anand K. Sharma
(Invited speaker)
Deputy Director ISAC ISRO, Bangalore, India Thin Films for Thermal Control of Spacecraft
Dr. J. Bruncko
(Invited speaker)  
International Laser Centre,
Slovakia
Pulsed Laser deposition of highly conductive ZnO films
Prof. Mohamed JouinI Pr.
(Invited speaker)
Equipe Transduction Moléculaire & Supramoléculaire (TMS)
Université Paris-Diderot, ITODYS UMR Paris Cedex 13, France
Photo and Electrochemical Deposition of Conducting Materials as Thin Films: Overview of Old and always Useful and Suited Techniques
Prof. Ralf Witte
(Invited speaker)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
Gebäude 64076344, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Tailoring epitaxial strain adaption in FeRh films: From nanotwins to magnetic nanostructures
Dr. R K Kotnala
(Invited speaker)
Chief Scientist,
CSIR- National Physical Laboratory 
Dr. K.S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi – 110012, India
Colossal Humidoresistance Inducement in Magnesium Ferrite Thin Film led to Green Energy Device Invention : Hydroelectric Cell
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Srivastava
(Invited speaker)
Senior Scientist, 
Inorganic PV Devices Group, Advanced Materials & Devices Division, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi, 110012, India
Nano-structured Black Silicon for Efficient Thin Silicon Solar Cells: Potential and Challenges

Prof. Samit K. Ray 
(Invited speaker)

Director, S. N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
Professor, Department of Physics
IIT Kharagpur 721 302, India 

Strained Ge Films and Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Devices

Prof. Wilfrid Prellier
(Invited speaker)

Research Director, CRISMAT, CNRS, Caen, France
Chemical strain engineering of magnetism in PrVO3 thin films

Prof. Amlan Biswas
(Invited speaker)

Department of Physics, University of Florida
Rooms NPB B32 and B25, Gainesville, FL 32611-8440, USA
Magnetic, superconducting and multiferroic thin films

Dr. Liu Hong Fei
(Invited speaker)

Senior Scientist-I
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE),
2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Thermal vapor sulfurization of semiconductor thin films for optoelectronic applications

Prof. Phil Cohen
(Invited speaker)

University of Minnesota, USA


Landau Level Engineering in Graphene

Prof. Matthias Batzill
(Invited speaker)

Professor, Department of Physics
University of South Florida, USA
Properties of single layer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) grown by molecular beam epitaxy

Dr. Ashim Kr. Pramanik
(Invited speaker)

School of Physical Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067, India

Magnetic and Electronic Properties in SrIrO3 Thin Film and Its Heterostructure

Dr. Mukul Gupta
(Invited speaker)

Scientist-F, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,
Khandwa Raoad, Indore-452001, Madhya Pradesh, India
Self-diffusion Measurements in Transition Metal Nitride Thin Films

Dr. Sudipta Roy Barman
(Invited speaker)

Scientist-G, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,
Khandwa Raoad, Indore-452001, Madhya Pradesh, India
Electronic structure of quasicrystals and adlayers

Dr. Rajendra Singh Dhaka
(Invited speaker)

Department of Physics,
IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India

Thin film growth, Electronic structure of surfaces using photoemission spectroscopy

Dr. Julian Ledieu
(Invited speaker)

Institut Jean Lamour
UMR 7198 CNRS - Université de Lorraine
Parc de Saurupt, CS 50840, F-54011 Nancy cedex, France


Towards the formation of the Al9Ir2 phase as surface compound

Dr. Vincent Fournée
(Invited speaker)

Institut Jean Lamour
UMR 7198 CNRS - Université de Lorraine
Parc de Saurupt, CS 50840, F-54011 Nancy cedex, France

Molecular Thin Films templated on Quasicrystalline Surfaces

Dr. P K Muduli
(Invited speaker)

Physics Department, IIT Delhi, India

Electrical and optical detection of spin currents in thin film heterostructures

Dr. Niranjan Ramgir
(Invited speaker)

Scientific Officer, BARC, India



Roadmap of a Thin Film H2S Sensor: From Lab to Market

Dr. Syed Mohd. Amir
(Invited speaker)

Julich Center for Neutron Scattering  at MLZ
Lichtenbergstr. 185748 Garching near Munich, Germany

Polarized neutron reflectivity of  thin films in ultra high vacuum using portable transfer chamber

Dr. Chris Palmstrom
(Invited speaker)

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560, USA

Thin films for Optoelectronics, Nanoelectronics and Spintronics

Dr. Atikur Rahman
(Invited speaker)

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Pune
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411008, India

Block copolymer based nanostructures for energy harvesting and self-cleaning applications

Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai
(Invited speaker)

Director,
CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute,
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Thin film for batteries

Prof. Srinivasan Anand 
(Invited speaker)

ISchool of Information and Communication Technology, 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Electrum 229, S-164 40 Kista, Sweden      
Nanostructured Optical Coatings and Films for light manipulation functions in solar cells and LEDs

Dr. Syed Arshad Hussain
(Invited speaker)

Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics,
Tripura University (A Central University), Tripura, India    

Langmuir – Blodgett (LB) technique is a unique tool towards Molecular Electronics

Dr. Aman Mahajan 
(Invited speaker)

Department of Physics Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar 143 005, Punjab

Substituted phthalocyanine and their nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes/graphene for chlorine sensing applications

Dr. Ajay Singh
(Invited speaker)

Scientific Officer 'F'
Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , Mumbai, India    

Flexo-green thermoelectric power generators for harvesting low temperature heat

Prof. Vikas Baburao Patil
(Invited speaker)

Professor & Head, Department of Physics (Materials Science)
Principal Investigator, DAE-BRNS,CSIR Project
Functional Materials Research Laboratory
School of Physical Sciences, Solapur University, Solapur-413255, Maharashtra, India     

Polyaniline Hybrid Flexible Gas Ammonia Sensors

Dr. Mohamed Mehdi Chehim
(Invited speaker)

Research Director, 1st class – CNRS,
Complex Polymer Systems" (SPC)

Institute of Chemistry and Materials Paris-EST, ICMPE-CNRS
2-8, rue Henri Dunant - 94320, THIAIS, FRANCE   

Nanocatalyst-decorated hybrid materials surfaces

Prof. Takaaki Manaka
(Invited speaker)

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering,
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan    

Visualization and analysis of carrier transport in organic semiconductor thin films

Prof. Devinder Kaur
(Invited speaker)

Department of Physics & Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee-247667, Uttarakhand, India     
Nanoscale Thin Films & Devices, Shape Memory Alloys,Multiferroic Heterostructures, Piezo MEMS Materials, Superhard Nanocomposites Electronic Materials, 2D thin film multilayers,Superconducting Resonators, Sensors, Memory Devices

Prof. Motofumi Suzuki
(Invited speaker)

Department of Micro Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University,
Kyoto daigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan  
Perfect Absorbers Structured by Glancing Angle Deposition - Applications to Sensing, Optical Elements, and Microfluidics

Dr. Sanjay Tiwari
(Invited speaker)

Professor & Head School of Studies in Electronics & Photonics,
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur (C.G.) 492010, India
Organic Optoelectronics, Computational Condensed Matter Physics

Prof. Udai P. Singh
(Invited speaker)

School of Electronics Engineering,
KIIT University, Campus-3, Patia
Bhubaneswar-751024, India

Polycrystalline thin film PV including CIGS, CZTS and CdTe

Prof. Pratima Agarwal
(Invited speaker)

Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati,
Guwahati - 781 039, India  

Opto-electronic properties of Nanocrystalline Silicon based superlattice structures

Prof. T.Som
(Invited speaker)

Institute of Physics
Sachivalya Marg, Bhubaneswar , Odisha, India 

Thin film growth and characterization, Ion-beam induced pattern formation, Recrystallization

Prof. Chandrabhas Narayana
(Invited speaker)

FRSC FNASc
Chairman and Professor
Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560064, India

Brillouin & Raman Scattering and Materials properties,
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: SERS of Biomolecules

Dr. Ayelet Vilan
(Invited speaker)

Department of Chemical Physics,
Weizmann Institute of Science,
P.O.B 26, Rehovot, Israel

The power of molecules: controlling rectification and type of carriers at metal / semiconductor interfaces by insertion of molecular monolayers

Prof. Kalobaran Maiti
(Invited speaker)

Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, 
Mumbai-400 005, India
Exoticity and hidden order in Fe-based superconductors

Prof. Igor Rahinov
(Invited speaker)

Head, Department of Natural and Life Sciences,
The Open University of Israel,
1 University Road, P.O. Box 808, Raanana 4353701, Israel  

Understanding the dynamics of molecule-surface interaction with lasers and molecular beams

Prof. Dr. Michael J. Schoening
(Invited speaker)

Director
Institute of Nano and Biotechnologies
Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 1, 52428 Jülich, Germany

Thin-film biosensors with field-effect devices

Prof. Oren Regev
(Invited speaker)

Department of Chemical Engineering Ben-Gurion
University of the Negev, 84105 Beer-Sheva, Israel

Surface and colloid chemistry. Surfactant self-assembly. Polymer-surfactant interaction. Silica-surfactant interaction and formation of mesoporous materials. Cryogenic-transmission elelctron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering techniques

Dr. Pabitra K. Nayak
(Invited speaker)

Clarendon Laboratory 
Department of Physics, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK, OX1 3PU UK

Mechanism for rapid growth of organic-inorganic halide perovskite crystals

Prof. Dhanvir Singh Rana
(Invited speaker)

Head of Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
Bhopal Bypass Road, Bhauri, Bhopal  

Terahertz spectroscopy of complex oxides thin films

Dr. Sanjay Singh
(Invited speaker)

Assistant Professor.
School of Materials Science and Technology,
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi-221005

Magnetic shape memory alloys, Magnetocaloric materials, Magneto-structural transitions, Aperiodic crystallography, X-ray and neutron diffraction, Magnetism, Spintronics, Multiferroic Device

Dr. Ram Janay Chaudhry
(Invited speaker)

Scientist-F,
UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Khandwa Raod, Indore-452001
Madhya Pradesh, India

Pulse laser deposition of multi-functional thin films and magnetism

Dr. Sarathi Kundu
(Invited speaker)

Soft Nano Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Vigyan Path, Paschim Boragaon, Garchuk, Guwahati, 781035, Assam, India

Structure, morphology and related properties of organic thin films

Prof. Dr. Norbert Esser
(Invited speaker)

Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V.
Schwarzschildstr. 8, 12489 Berlin, Germany

Surface Atomic Structure Analysis by Raman Spectroscopy

Dr. Christian Godet
(Invited speaker)

Laboratoire PALMS, Université Rennes 1,Campus de Beaulieu,
35000 RENNES Cedex, France

Photoelectron energy loss spectroscopy: a versatile tool for material science

Dr. Vijay Kumar Toutam
(Invited speaker)

Scientist,
CSIR- National Physical Laboratory
Dr. K.S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi -110012, India

Thin film Metrology using Atomic Force Microscope

Prof. Sujeet Chaudhary
(Invited speaker)

Thin Film Laboratory,
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016, India

Skyrmions and Antidamping in ultra thin films of Heusler alloy (Co2FeAl) and NiFe sandwiched in multilayers

Prof. Atul Khanna
(Invited speaker)

Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar 143 005, Punjab, India

Structure-property correlations in WO3, MoO3 and V2O5 coatings for optical and gas sensor applications

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