03 - 05 October , 2022


A three-day “International workshop on Ion Beam Applications” is being organized at National Centre for Physics (NCP) from October 03-05, 2022, and is being supported by NCGSA, IST, Pakistan, (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy and IAEA, Vienna. The workshop is planned around the Pelletron Tandem Accelerator facility and implanter being installed at NCP, which offer research opportunities in vast scientific areas, such as material science; gemstone industry, solar cells, environmental and biological sciences, nano-technology, material modification, dopant implantation, defects engineering etc. In the same context, national and international users’ workshops were successfully organized in previous years as well. The present event is the continuation in this series.

International and national experts on Ion Beam Applications will deliver series of lectures and hands-on training to raise awareness among young scientists, researchers and engineers, both from academia and industry. In-addition, this platform will also enhance the ability and expertise of respective users starting from data acquisition and its refinement along with operational hardware related to Ion sources (SNICS & Alphatross) & Operation/Control of Tandem Accelerator. Moreover, this platform will also enhance the ability and expertise of the attendees in using ion beams instead of radiations to navigate through their specific scientific problems.


  • Materials` analysis by particle based characterization techniques
  • Ion beam induced defects in nanostructure materials and bulk materials
  • Detection and monitoring of major or trace elements in sample matrix like Pollution in workplace, enviromentalheavy or toxic elements in blood, soils and plants, ore using PIXE technique(GUPIX)
  • Analysis of light elements at the verge of detection limit (PIGE)
  • Solar cells, including perovskite; Thickness, depth profilinig, interface diffusion, homogeneity of thin and multilayer films (RBS); (XRUMP & SIMNRA)
  • Ion beam modification and analysis of nanomaterials and thin films for various technological applications
  • Charged particle activation (CPA) and nuclear reaction study
  • Low/High energy ion implantation/irradiation


Ishaq Ahmad (Pakistan) Mohsin Siddiq (Pakistan)


Tieshan Wang (China) L. Popa-Simil (USA) Karen Cloete (South Africa)
Muhammad Usman (Pakistan) Muhammad Shahid (Pakistan) Javed Hussain (Pakistan)
Mazhar Hussain (Pakistan)

Technical Committee

Mohsin Siddiq (Pakistan) Skukan Natko (IAEA) Peng Lv (China)
Nouman Amjad (Pak) Ghulam Murtaza (GCUL, Pak) Sobia A. R. (IST, Pak)
Abdul Faheem (IST, Pak) M. Shahid (PNRA, Pak)

Management/Organizing Committee

Ms. Rabia Rasheed (NCP) Javed Hussain (NCP) Ms. Zainab Zafar

Scientific Secretary

Turab Ali
Ph: +92 51 9006225


Research students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty members, scientists and engineers are encouraged to apply for participation. The travel expenses of the participants shall be borne by the parent institutes.

Registration Fee

  • Local Students: Pak Rs. 2000/-
  • Outstation Students: Pak Rs. 3000/-
  • Employees: Pak Rs. 5000/-

How to Apply

Application form can be accessed here. Application deadline is 16 September, 2022.

Workshop Brochure

To download the workshop brochure, click here.


  • The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy

For Further Queries, Please Contact:

Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92 51 2077350
Fax: +92 51 2077342, +92 51 2077395
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk