International School on Physics & Allied Disciplines (ISPAD) - 2022 (Virtual)

14 - 18 March, 2022

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 14 - 18, 2022. Due to pandemic of COVID-19, the ISPAD-2022 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-2022.


Each year, the topics (technical activities) of the school are chosen keeping in view the present and future research interests of NCP, universities and national R&D institutions. The School will consists of plenary, parallel and poster sessions as well as tutorials and structured discussions relevant to various technical activities in the chosen topics. The plenary lectures contain mostly overviews of advances in the chosen areas for general audience while the lectures/talks in parallel sessions cover the recent research on the specific topics.

Topics and Coordinators

  • Nano Sciences & Technology
    Synthesis of nanostructured materials; Advance characterization techniques; Multifunctional materials; Nanotechnology for clean energy and environment; Nanofabrication and lithography; Printed electronics; Biomaterials and nano-biotechnology; Nanomedicine; Energy Storage and conversion devices; Carbon Nanomaterials, MXenes and related materials:
    Coordinators: Sara Qaisar (NCP), Imran Shahzad (NCP)
  • High Energy Physics & Cosmology
    Physics potential of the high-luminosity phase of the LHC, Perspectives for a possible future high-energy LHC, Standard model and beyond searches, Properties of Higgs Boson, Flavor physics, Neutrino physics, Silicon and gaseous detectors in HEP, Statistical concepts in HEP.
    Coordinators: Wajid Ali Khan (NCP)


Mansoor Hameed Inayat (NCP, Pakistan) Joseph Niemela (ICTP, Italy)

International Advisory Committee

Alain Dufresne (France) Alberto Tagliaferro (Italy)
Albert De Roeck (Belgium) Jonathan R. Ellis (UK)
Paris Spicas (Switzerland) Thomas Muller (Germany)

Key Speakers

Nano Sciences & Technology
David Lewis (UK) Elena Tresso (Italy)
Kamran Amin (China) Luca Zoia, (Italy)
Zhixiang Wei (China) Zhao Tingkai (China)
High Energy Physics & Cosmology
Yifang Wang (China) Thomas Muller (Germany)
Albert De Roeck (Belgium) Paris Spicas (Switzerland)
Frank Hartmann (Germany) Roger Barlow (UK)
Nausheen R. Shah (US) Ahmad Ali (Germany)
Antoine Kouchner (France) Andrea Rizzi (Italy)
Ashfaq Ahmad (Pakistan) Chen Shaomin (China)
Yahya Tayalati (Morocco) Waqas Ahmad (China)
Faisal Akram (Pakistan) Rizwan Khalid (Pakistan)
Mansoor ur Rehman (Pakistan) Jamil Aslam (Pakistan)
Shakeel Ahmad (Pakistan) Saleh Muhammad (Pakistan)
Irfan Asghar (Pakistan) Imran Malik Awan (Pakistan)

Local Organizers

Wajid Ali Khan (NCP) Imran Malik Awan (NCP)
M. Usman Ashraf (NCP) Anila Iqbal (NCP)
Haris Bin Nazar (NCP) Muhammad Asjad (NCP)
Rabia Rasheed (NCP) Sadia Khalid (NCP)

Scientific Secretary

Ashfaq Ahmad          Email:


Active graduate & postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and research scientists are encouraged to participate (oral or poster presentation).

How to Apply

For registration, click here. The application form should be submitted by Dec 15, 2021 by foreign participants and February 20, 2022 by local participants. Selection will be made by the Technical Committee of ISPAD-2022.


To download the brochure. Click here.

Technical Programs

  • For Plenary Session program . Click here.
  • For Nano Sciences & Technology activity. Click here.
  • For High Energy Physics & Cosmology activity. Click here.

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: +92-51-2077348
Fax: +92-51-2077342

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