31 May - 04 June, 2010


In the last few years a modernization effort has brought nanotechnology research in Pakistan from non-existence to a level which is now interesting for researchers. The workshop aims at expanding the fledgling network of collaborations by bringing together more foreign and Pakistani researchers with complementary expertise. Researchers would benefit from the workshop by interacting with renowned researchers of the field and be exposed to cutting-edge research and expand their network of contacts.

The workshop will be hosted by Quaid-i-Azam University and the National Center for Physics (NCP) in Islamabad and it will focus on materials aspects of nanotechnology. The workshop will be held between May 31-June 4, 2010

Workshop Theme

The workshop lectures will cover a broad range of interests in the general area of the developing field of nanotechnology and its industrial, technological and environmental applications. Relationship of the fundamental research to various applications will be explored. One of the main goals of the workshop will be to foster collaborations and scientific exchanges between Pakistani and US scientists working in the various fields of nanoscience and technology


Dr. Massimo Bertino Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA.
Prof. S. K. Hasanain Magnetic Nanostructures Group, Department of Physics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.

Technical Committee

Dr. Arif Mumtaz Department of Physics (QAU)
Dr. Mazhar Mehmood National Centre for Nanotechnology (PIEAS)
Dr. Sadia Manzoor Department of Physics (COMSATS)
Dr. Tajammul Hussain Nano Catalysis Department (NCP)

Key Speakers

Speakers include eminent US researchers in various areas of Nanoscience and its applications. They will include physicists, chemists and materials experts. The list of US speakers and their lecture titles are as follows:

Talk Title
Prof. Laura Shirtcliff Oklahoma State University A Modular Approach of Self Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Electron Donors and Acceptors for Thin Film Organic Photovoltaics
Prof. Massimo Bertino Virginia Commonwealth University Caveats, Blasphemies and Opportunities of Nanotechnology
Size effects in Nano: What is new, what is not
Prof. Everett Carpenter Virginia Commonwealth University Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
Introduction to Nanomagnetism
Prof. Nicholas Leventis Missouri-University of Science and Technology Magnetohydrodynamic and paramagnetic phenomena in electrochemistry with diamagnetic and ferromagnetic millielectrodes
Mechanically Strong Sol-gel Materials
Daniel Hudgins Virginia Commonwealth University One-Pot Aqueous Synthesis of Fe and Ag Core/Shell Nanoparticles
Prof. Donald Vander Veer Clemson University Determining the Structures from Single Crystals using X-ray Diffraction
Prof. Dexian Ye Virginia Commonwealth University
Prof. Frank Blum Oklahoma State University One-Step Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites
Dynamics of Polymers at Interfaces
Prof. Nicolas Materer Oklahoma State University

Organizing Committee

Aasim Fasih Khan (NCP) Tajammul Husssain (NCP) Muhammad Ansar-ul-Haq (NCP)
Muhammad Asif (NCP) Zeeshan Ahmad Siddiqui (NCP) Mohammad Usman (QAU)
Khan Alam (QAU)

Event Coordinators

Mohammad Waqas Shabbir (QAU) Gul Zaman (NCP)

How to Apply

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Workshop Poster

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For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077348
Fax: +92-51-2077342
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk