11 - 13 September, 2023


A three-day "International Workshop on Ion Beam Applications (IBA)" is scheduled to take place at the National Centre for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad from 11-13 September, 2023. The workshop is being organized with the support of (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy and has been successfully conducted in previous years. This upcoming event marks the continuation of this series. Ion beams of various energies are widely used as a standard research tool in numerous scientific fields, ranging from basic physics to space science and technology, device fabrication, materials science, environmental science, medicine and medical sciences, cultural heritage, industrial applications to probing the Big Bang. They are advanced and versatile tools that consistently uncover new applications across a wide range of disciplines. In order to keep national and international users updated, the NCP regularly organizes IBA workshops. These workshops aim to provide a platform for international and national experts in Ion Beam Applications to deliver a series of lectures, hands-on training and offer a comprehensive view of the latest developments in this field. The objective is to raise awareness among young scientists, researchers, and engineers.


The workshop will primarily focus on the applications of accelerators science and technology, which is a multidisciplinary area encompassing various branches. The scope of this workshop includes following areas:

  • Ion beam techniques for material analysis
  • Ion beam modification of bulk materials/nanomaterials
  • Irradiation related to biology, and
  • Industrial applications
  • Applications of the radioactive ion beams
  • Ion Implantation
  • Focused ion beam applications
  • X-rays and Gamma ray’s production cross section study using heavy ions


Ishaq Ahmad (Pakistan) Mohsin Siddiq (Pakistan)

Invited Speakers

L. D. Yu (Thailand) Karen Cloete (South Africa) Mahmoud Izerrouken (Algeria)
Ikhioya I. Lucky (Nigeria) Abdoulaye Diallo (South Africa) Nouman Amjad (Pakistan)
Naveed Afzal (Pakistan) Ghulam Murtaza (Pakistan) Tran Dai Lam (Vietnam)
Muhammad shahid (Pakistan) Mohsin Rafique (Pakistan)

Technical Committee

Javed Hussain (Pakistan) Kashif Shahzad (Pakistan) Ali Awais (Pakistan)
M. Shahid (PNRA, Pakistan) Ghulam Murtaza (GCUL, Pakistan) Ikhioya I. Lucky (Nigeria)

Organizing Committee

Muhammad Usman (NCP) Rabia Rasheed (Pakistan)

Scientific Secretary

Turab Ali


Faculty members, scientists and engineers, Graduate and post-doctoral researchers are encouraged to apply for participation.

Registration Fee

  • Local Students: Pak Rs. 1500/-
  • Outstation Students: Pak Rs. 2000/-
  • Employees: Pak Rs. 5000/-

How to Apply

Application form can be accessed here. Application deadline is 20 August, 2023.

Workshop Poster

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 2077348, +92 51 9006216, +92 51 2077348
Fax: +92 51 2077342, +92 51 2077395
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk