20 - 22 January, 2020


The Nanosciences and Technology Department (NS&TD) at National Centre for Physics (NCP) is organizing its first annual ‘Workshop on Progress in Nanosciences and Technology (IWPNT-2020)’ from January 20-22, 2020. The workshop aims to bring together experts in the field of energy, environmental pollution, smart materials, nanobiotechnology etc. The three days’ activity will consist of invited and contributed lectures, poster sessions and lab demonstrations leaving ample time for discussions. In general, IWPNT will cover the following topics:

  • Rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors
  • Smart materials for energy harvesting and conservation
  • Advanced topics in Photovoltaics
  • Nanomaterials for environmental challenges
  • Water splitting and hydrogen generation
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Advanced characterization techniques in nanoscience
  • Challenges in synthesis of nanostructured materials


Hafeez R. Hoorani (NCP, Pakistan) Sara Qaisar (NCP, Pakistan)

Key Speakers (Tentative)

Mazhar Mehmood (PIEAS, Islamabad) Ghulam Ali (NUST, Islamabad) Abdullah Khan (QAU, Islamabad)
Mureed Hussain (COMSATS, Lahore) Muhammad Irfan (NCP, Islamabad) Saqlain Abbas Shah (FCCU, Lahore)
Habib Nasir (NUST, Islamabad) Muhammad Noman (UET, Peshwar) Humaira Safdar Bhatti (NCP, Islamabad)
Micaela Castellino (Italy) Diego Pugliese (Italy) Min Gyu Kim (Korea)
Asad Mehmood (Korea) Akrajas Ali Umar (Malaysia) Alie Dang (China)
Shujiang Ding (China) Husnu Emrah Unalan (Turkey)

Management Committee

Rizwan Ali Khan (Pakistan) Abdul Hamid (Pakistan) Muneeb Asim (Pakistan)

Technical Committee

Muhammad Sultan Muhammad Arshad Yaqoob Khan
Shahzad Abubakar Naila Jabeen

Local Organizers

Hafeezullah Jan Tanzeel Murtaza Gul Zaman
Raja M. Jehangir Sadia Khalid

Workshop Secretary

Dr. Sara Qaisar
Nanoscience & Technology Department,
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad

Technical Coordinator

M. Imran Shahzad

Venue and Date

20 - 22 January, 2020.
National Centre for Physics,
Islamabad, Pakistan.


Research students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty members and scientists/engineers actively involved in research in nanoscience and technology are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to participants desirous of giving Oral/Poster presentation. No travel reimbursement will be paid to the participants.

Registration Fee

  • Local Students:             Pak Rs. 1500/-
  • Outstation Students:      Pak Rs. 3000/-

How to Apply

Online application form can be accessed here. The Application Form should be submitted by December 27,2019.


To download the brochure. Click here.


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For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077363
Fax: +92-51-2077342
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk