Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials - 2012

(KaSAM 2012)


May 9-12, 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal


Organized by

Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI), Kathmandu in association with

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu; Kathmandu University, Kavre and Université de Rouen, Rouen

Venue: Park Village Resort & Hotel, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu


IUPAC Sponsored Conference




Abstract Submission




Confirmed Speakers



For Foreigners


Welcome to KaSAM - 2012

Kathmandu Symposia on Advanced Materials (KaSAM) is an initiative of Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) under the auspices of POLYCHAR World Forum on Advanced Materials. POLYCHAR 19 International Conference, an event sponsored by International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) held in Kathmandu during March 20-24, 2011 was highly successful, with scientists and engineers from 46 countries represented. The KaSAM is aimed at strengthening networking of materials scientists from South Asian Countries with those from rest of the world; and has the motto: Cross-Linking Science and Virtues.  The objective of the KaSAM International Conference is to provide rigorous discussion forum for the materials scientists on recent advances, challenges and solution paths in different areas of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Polymeric Materials will form integral part of KaSAM endeavours. The conference is hoped to be a milestone also in promoting education and researches in the field of advanced materials in Nepal.

The KaSAM-2012 will focus on Nanostructured and Biorelated Materials providing a platform for presentation of innovations in MSE from academia and industries. The conference will be accompanied by a one day Short Course: Recent Trends in Materials Science and a one day special Workshop: All about Bamboo.

The Short Course is targeted to the students, young researchers and new comers in the field and will give an overview of recent developments and research trends in synthesis,  characterization and applications of new materials. The idea behind the Bamboo Workshop is to bring the experts involved in agriculture, environmental issues, economy and technological aspects of this nature’s wonder material together in a common platform in order to discuss the issues such as advancements in the bamboo science including potential utilization in fabrication of new materials, impacts on environment. We would like to invite you to participate and contribute in the symposia and workshop delivering a lecture, presenting a poster or both during KaSAM - 2012. we eagerly look forwards to welcoming you in Kathmandu in May.

Namaste !

Organizing Committee


Correspondance: Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI), P. O. Box 24411, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone:        ++977 9841 390 927 (RA), ++977 9841 502699 (NLB), Fax:   ++977 14 336151

E-mail:        nepalpolymer@gmail.com, kathsym2012@yahoo.com 





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