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
Biomolecular electronics
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
Fundamental properties and Nanoscience of quasicrystals. Quasicrystal surfaces as templates for aperiodic nanostructures, overlayers, and epilayers. Complex metallic alloys, In-situ studies of thin films using variable temperature STM
Evening Lecture
Prof. K. L. Chopra Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India Thin Film Overview
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
Physics of soft matter: Organic materials prepared either by vacuum or solution based technique
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 Thin film multilayer and superlattices
Dr. Harish Barshilia
(Invited speaker)
Chief Scientist and Head, Surface Engineering Division,
CSIR - National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
High-Temperature Spectrally Selective Coatings
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
Nanoparticles based Sensing and Switching Devices, Nanostructured Solar Cell, Resistive Memory and Thermoelectric Materials and Devices, Size-Selected Growth of Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Organic-Inorganic Semiconductor 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
Flexible Electronics
Prof. A. Subrahmanyam
(Invited speaker)
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Semiconducting thin films
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 Ferroelectric thin films, Electroluminescent Devices
Prof. P.S. Anilkumar
Invited speaker)
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012, India
Spintronics and Magentism
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
Nanostructured thin films 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   Thin films growth and characterization, alloys of immiscible metals, thermal stability of amorphous alloys, corrosion resistance of Al-based alloys, semiconductor / metallic nanoparticles in amorphous matrix, multilayers for X-ray reflection
Prof. B.N. Dev
(Invited speaker
Department of Material Science,
IACS, Kolkata, India
Surface and nanoscale science, diffusion across interfaces of thin films, defects and strain in epitaxial thin films, self assembled nanostructures, quantum structures, X-ray phenomena in ultrathin film structures and nanoscale magnetism
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 Sharma
(Invited speaker)
Deputy Director ISAC ISRO, Bangalore, India Thin Films for Thermal Control of Spacecraft
Dr. J. Bruncko
(Invited speaker)  
International Laser Centre,
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
Thin Films for silicon solar cells

Prof. Yukio Hasegawa
(Invited speaker)

Rm. A317, Division of Nanoscale Science,
Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581, Japan
Magnetic, superconducting and multiferroic thin film

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 

Thin Film Sensors & Detectors

Prof. Wilfrid Prellier
(Invited speaker)

Research Director, CRISMAT, CNRS, Caen, France
Thin film growth and materials physics of complex oxides, structure-property-processing inter relationships, functional oxide thin films by pulsed laser deposition, Oxide heterostructures and superlattices : design of novel properties, growth mechanisms, microstructure, magneto-transport properties in correlated systems

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)

IMRE, Singapore

Thin films for Optoelectronics, Nanoelectronics and Spintronics 

Prof. Phil Cohen
(Invited speaker)

University of Minnesota, USA

Microelectronics materials and structures

Prof. Matthias Batzill
(Invited speaker)

Professor, Department of Physics
University of South Florida, USA
Interface induced properties of MBE-grown monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides

Dr. Ashim Kr. Pramanik
(Invited speaker)

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

Thin film growth, Transport, magnetic and thermodynamic properties in correlated electron systems and novel materials

Dr. Mukul Gupta
(Invited speaker)

Scientist-F, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,
Khandwa Raoad, Indore-452001, Madhya Pradesh, India
Thin film growth and characterization, Neutron scattering

Dr. Sudipta Roy Barman
(Invited speaker)

Scientist-G, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,
Khandwa Raoad, Indore-452001, Madhya Pradesh, India
Surfaces and Interface Physics, Electronic structure of solids

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

Metal thin films , Structure and properties of Complex Metallic Alloys at atomic scale

Dr. Vincent Fournée
(Invited speaker)

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

Metal thin films , Structure and properties of Complex Metallic Alloys at atomic scale

Dr. P K Muduli
(Invited speaker)

Physics Department, IIT Delhi, India

Thin films for Optoelectronics, Nanoelectronics and Spintronics 

Dr. Niranjan Ramgir
(Invited speaker)

Scientific Officer, BARC, India

Thin Film: Sensors and Actuators

Dr. Syed Mohd. Amir
(Invited speaker)

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

Thin film study using neutron reflectivity

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

Nanostructured solar cells 

Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai
(Invited speaker)

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 composite, multi-component & architecturally designed coatings

Dr. Syed Arshad
(Invited speaker)

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

Thin film and Nanoscience: Organo-clay hybrid, FRET, Biosensor, Biomimetic Surfaces, Langmuir films

Dr. Aman Mahajan 
(Invited speaker)

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

Preparation and cheracterization of thin film,fabrication of multi-layered deposition for photovoltaicand light emitting devices, gas sensors

Dr. Ajay Singh
(Invited speaker)

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

Materials Physics, Materials Science, Solid State Physics

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     

Talk: Flexible sensors

Conducting polymer based Gas Sensors and Supercapacitors, Hybrid Solar Cells

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   

(i) Aryl diazonium as coupling agents of polymers and for surface initiated polymerization. (ii) Electrochemical sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymer thin films. (iii) Conductive polymer coatings for the development of flexible gas sensors. (iv) Films, powders, latex particles and nanocomposites of conductive polymers. (v) Clay/polymer and CNT/polymer nanocomposites.

Prof. Takaaki Manaka
(Invited speaker)

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

Characterization of organic thin-film-based devices using SHG technique

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  

Thin Film multilayers and superlattices: Amorphous/nanocrystalline silicon

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)

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

Molecular monolayers adsorbed at Si-Metal interfaces tune the space charge from accumulation to inversion: mechanism and recent insights

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
Topological Insulators, Weyl semimetals,
Superconductivity - special attention to Fe-based systems (pnictides, chalcogenides, etc),
Correlated Electron Systems - Magnetism and Kondo phenomena,
Properties at the surfaces and interfaces,
Electronic structure of thin films and multilayers,
Diluted magnetic semiconductors and nanomaterials

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)

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

New materials and the modification of interfacial energetics for optoelectronic applications

Prof. Dhanvir Singh Rana
(Invited speaker)

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

Thin film growth using PLD, structural characterization, electrical transport and magnetism, Terahertz spectroscopic applications in condensed matter

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)

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)

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

Atomic force microscopy for thin film nano- metrology

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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