The National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad, Pakistan and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy are jointly organizing the International School on Physics & Allied Disciplines (ISPAD) in Islamabad, Pakistan from March 09 - 11, 2021. Due to pandemic of COVID-19, the ISPAD-2021 will be held virtually.


The idea of holding the ISPAD at NCP is to provide a platform for the local and the foreign participants to exchange scientific knowledge and to generate enthusiasm for science and innovation. Around 250 young Pakistani M.Phil./Ph.D. students, researchers, university faculty and many foreign invited speakers and participants will take part in the deliberations of ISPAD-2021.


Each year, the topics (technical activities) of School are chosen keeping in view the present and future research interests of NCP, universities and national R&D institutions. Due to pandemic of COVID-19, the presentations/lectures will be delivered online.

Topics and Coordinators

  • Plasma Physics: Theory and Applications (PP)
    Basic Plasma Physics, Coherent Nonlinear Phenomena, Quantum Plasmas, Computational Plasma Physics, Experimental Techniques, Fusion Plasma Physics
    Coordinators: Mohsin Siddiq (NCP), Waqas Masood (CIIT), Shabbir Ahmed Khan (NCP)
  • Radiation – Matter Interaction (RMI)
    Computer Simulation of Radiation Interactions, Radiation Induced effects in Solids, High Harmonics Generation (HHG), Ion Implantation, Medical Radioisotopes Production with Ion Beams, Radiation Protection & Safety. Advanced Materials Analysis using Ion-Beam, Lasers (LIBS, laser based mass spectroscopy etc), Gamma-rays, X-rays, Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation Techniques etc.
    Coordinators: M. Aslam Baig (NCP), Turab Ali (NCP), Muhammad Shahid (PNRA)


Hafeez R. Hoorani (NCP, Pakistan) Joseph Niemela (ICTP, Italy)

International Advisory Committee

Atsushi Fukuyama (Japan) Dimitri Batani (France) Ioannis Kourakis (UAE)
Jose Tito Mendonca (Portugal) Luca Volpe (Spain) Michael Bonitz (Germany)
Naeem A. Tahir (Germany)

Key Speakers

Plasma Physics
Atsushi Fukuyama (Japan) Bengt Eliasson (UK) Dimitri Batani (France)
Gert Brodin (Sweden) Ioannis Kourakis (UAE) Jose Tito Mendonca (Portugal)
Luca Volpe (Spain) Michael Bonitz (Germany) Naeem A. Tahir (Germany)
Tobias Dorheim (Germany) Zhandos Moldabekov (Germany)
Radiation-Matter Interaction
Ahmad Haziq Aiman (Malaysia) Christophe Finot (France) Haibo Peng (China)
HongJoo Kim (S. Korea) John M. Dudley (France) Kyunghwan Oh (South Korea)
Liming Zhang (China) Mahmoud Izerrouken (Algeria) Natko Skukan (Austria)
Parviz Elahi (Turkey) Raphael Mmaduka Obodo (Nigeria) Sorokin Mikhail (Russia)
Shan Jiang (China) Saqib Ali khan (S. Korea) Sulaiman Wadi Harun (Malaysia)
Samson Olatubosun Aisida (Nigeria) Wang Tieshan (China) Vincenzo Palleschi (Italy)
Walid Tawfik (Egypt)    

Local Organizers

Rizwan Ahmed (NCP) Turab Ali (NCP) Shabbir Ahmed (NCP)

Scientific Secretary

Mohsin Siddiq

Venue and Date

09 - 11 March, 2021.
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Fresh graduate & post graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists who have also published research work in recognized international journals during the last three years are encouraged to participate (oral or poster presentation)

How to Apply

Online application form can be accessed here. The Application Form should be submitted by February 25, 2021 by foreign and local participants. Selection will be made by the Technical Committee of ISPAD-2021. There is no registration fee for participation in the ISPAD-2021.

Conference Poster

To download the poster, click here.

Technical Programs

  • For Radiation-Matter Interaction activity. Click here.
  • For Plasma Physics: Theory and Applications activity. Click here.

Poster Session

  • For Radiation-Matter Interaction Poster Session. Click here.
  • For Plasma Physics: Theory and Applications Poster Session. Click here.

Book of Abstracts

  • For Book of Abstracts. Click here.


  • The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy
  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), Islamabad, Pakistan

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077332 (for IT/Registration related queries)
Tel: +92-51-2077363
Fax: +92-51-2077395