26 - 27 January, 2021


The Nanosciences and Technology Department (NS&TD) at National Centre for Physics (NCP) is organizing its second annual ‘International Workshop on Progress in Nanosciences and Technology (IWPNT-2021), from January 26-27, 2021. The two days’ online activity will consist of invited lectures from renowned experts of various areas of nanosciences and technology. 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)

Prof. Alain Dufresne (Grenoble, France) Prof. Husnu Emrah Unalan (Ankara, Turkey) Prof. Alberto Tagliaferro (Turin, Italy)
Dr. Luca Zoia (Milan, Italy) Dr. Zafer Say (Ankara, Turkey) Dr. Saifullah Awan (NCP, Islamabad)
Dr. Fakhar ud Din (QAU Islamabad) Dr. Ghulam Ali (NUST, Islamabad)

Management Committee

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

Technical Committee

Muhammad Sultan Muhammad Irfan Haq Nawaz
M. Imran Shahzad

Technical Organizers

Haris Bin Nazar Hafeezullah Jan Muhammad Asjad

Workshop Secretary

Dr. Sara Qaisar
Nanoscience & Technology Department,
National Centre for Physics (NCP)
Islamabad, Pakistan

Technical Coordinator

M. Imran Shahzad

Venue and Date

26 - 27 January, 2021.
National Centre for Physics,
Islamabad, Pakistan.


Research students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty members and scientists/engineers actively involved in nanoscience and technology research are encouraged to apply. A list of shortlisted participants will be available on the NCP website by January 22, 2021.

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this event as the event will be arranged online.

How to Apply

Online application form can be accessed here. The Application Form should be submitted by January 20, 2021.


To download the 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: +92-51-2077363
Fax: +92-51-2077342
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk